Melbourne is the city in Australia where the trend towards gourmet, artisanal burgers started. There are many great burger places in Melbourne, but read on to discover the best burger joints.
The inspiration for Rockwell and Sons is cuisine from throughout the USA. This includes from America’s Southern states which are famous for their barbecue sauce and fried chicken as well as the coastal north-eastern suburbs where you can find excellent seafood. No one is going to argue that burgers are a modern, healthy super-food However, Rockwell and Sons takes a step forward in creating delicious burgers in a true American style that will excite your tastebuds, but might also stretch your waist-line.
Rockwell and Sons, 288 Smith St, Collingwood VIC, Australia, +61 3 8415 0700
There is a limited selection at Chew Burgers, but this is just another example of the long-standing rule of thumb ‘less is more’. Although there is a choice of only seven burgers, each one is an incredible combination of great, locally sourced ingredients. This burger joint is also a great choice for vegetarians, since almost half of their burgers are vegetarian. It’s hard to find a burger place where everything is authentically made on the premises. Here, even the pickles and sauces are made in-house, making it genuinely artisanal burgers.
Chew Burgers, 147 Plenty Rd, Preston VIC, Australia, +61 3 9484 9720
Fat Bob’s Bar and Grill is the home of classic handcrafted burgers in a vintage American diner setting. The idea for Fat Bob’s started during a trip to Cincinnati, where Bob, a lover of good burgers and ice cold beers, and a collector of vintage signs, decided to bring the three things together. With the help of his wife Deb, he created a robust restaurant serving great gourmet burgers. Since starting this adventure as a burger restaurateur, Fat Bob’s has been awarded with many accolades that attest to its excellence.
Fat Bob’s Bar and Grill, 80 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin VIC, Australia, +61 3 9555 0909
It’s a match made in heaven: Australian craft beers with specially crafted artisan burgers. Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew has just that. Arguably Melbourne’s best burger bar, Brother Burger provides a juicy and delicious burger experience, using only the best Australian 100 percent wagyu beef along with other unusual, palate-stimulating ingredients. These burgers are coupled, of course, with Australian craft beer or cider. Don’t worry if you’re not of the meat-eating persuasion, Brother Burger offer delicious vegetarian options as well.
Spotted Mallard is a three-in-one. It’s draught beer selection is constantly being updated with local and international beers. This makes it one of Brunswick’s top beer bars. It is also one of Brunswick’s premier performance venues for Melbourne’s music scene, with the stage being the main focal point among the cool, vintage decor. On top of that, Spotted Mallard offers a menu of classic bar snacks and larger meals, including their selection of burgers that show off seasonal flavors and the chefs’ artistic flair.
Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC, Australia, +61 3 9380 8818