Sticking two fingers to the Golden Arches is Red Hook, a homage to a NYC street food stall. House specialities include Red Hook’s pride and joy, the Grandmaster Flash Burger (a BLT all coated in smoky mayo) and the Brooklyn Cheeseburger dressed with red onions, dill and special sauce. All dishes are topped with an almost-floral arranged pickle.
Address: 3/88 Creek St, Brisbane QLD, Australia, +61 7 3220 0462
Newly expanded from Sydney, Chur Burger has brought its moreish burgers to Brisbane alongside a full menu of salads, tacos, milkshakes and desserts, and positioned them in a graffitied space below the TRYP Hotel. Another feature that has survived the transition is, of course, the signature pulled pork fiasco. A brioche bun containing Chur’s own BBQ sauce, red slaw and fennel mayonnaise. Go all in and make sure to add sweet potato fries with lime salt on the side.
Address: 20 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD, Australia,+61 7 3319 7890
A distinctly modern affair situated by the riverfront, Pony Dining takes full rein on the recent fish burger craze to offer their own take cooked in their trademark open coal pit. It’ll set you back some, but Pony Dining’s soft shell crab burger with wasabi mayo, pickled radish and betel leaves is simply a must-taste. The boutique wine list will help you find the perfect pairing to wash it down.
Address: 8/45 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD, Australia, +61 7 3181 3400