The Best Of Burgers In Wellington, New Zealand

Burger © Pixabay
Burger © Pixabay
Photo of Karmi Chan
31 October 2016

Wellington is New Zealand‘s dynamic and cultural center: a wondrous waterside city boasting a picturesque promenade, golden beaches, a working harbor and colorful, idyllic timber houses. This place serving up some of the most delicious, well-cooked and moreish burgers, too. So, if you’re in the mood for a cheeseburger and fries after a day exploring this sun-drenched gem, discover the top burger spots in Wellington, New Zealand.

Moonlight shadows in Wellington I | © Peter Kurdulija/FLickr

Burger Liquor

Bar, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Located in the heart of Wellington, Burger Liquor was the city’s first burger bar. Along with their fabulous hamburgers, all of which are juicy, delicious and set between two soft brioche buns, the joint serves up a variety of thick shakes, beers, bourbons and rums. It’s always buzzing here, a venue with the air of an American sports bar, and is a top setting in which to relax and enjoy a great burger and a pint of ice-cold beer.

Ekim Burgers

Food Truck, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
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Waiting for an Ekim burger
Waiting for an Ekim burger | © Yann/FLickr
Serving up tasty burgers straight from a bright orange caravan, Ekim Burgers is a local favorite in Wellington. Owner and burger master Mike Duffy has created a burger sensation with his quirky food truck, and it is well worth a visit. The 26 different burgers available at Ekim are fresh and delicious, and regularly bring the crowds in droves. Along with their burgers, Ekim serves french fries with their special homemade ketchup.

Grill Meats Beer

Restaurant, Pub Grub, $$$
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A fun grill and bar located on Upper Cuba Street, Grill Meats Beer, (GMB), focuses on serving up sweet and spicy grilled goods with their crafted boutique beer. Food is prepared in an open kitchen and GMB serves a range of dishes, from classic beef burgers to the delicious Devil’s Advocate option.

Ti Kouka Cafe

Cafe, Tea , European, $$$
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Ti Kouka Cafe is the brainchild of brothers Jesse Simpson and Shepard Elliott. A dynamic duo Jesse is in charge of making the amazing coffee while Shepard cooks up delicious food. Using only the freshest ingredients, Ti Kouka offers an extensive breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, with dishes such as crispy salads, well-cooked fish and of course, a very tasty burger.

Fork & Brewer

Bar, Bistro, Pub Grub, $$$
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A Tasty Drop
A Tasty Drop | © K. Graham / Flickr
Fork & Brewer matches their tasty food with a plethora of premium, ice-cold beers. Offering 40 beers on tap, this restaurant prides itself on providing the perfect ale to complement a meaty meal. Fork & Brewer offers set menus for a group gathering, and offers the option to choose sharing plates, burgers, sandwiches and more from their extensive menu. Their beef burger should not be missed, an option made from a prime New Zealand beef patty topped with mozzarella cheese, fresh greens, tomato, slaw, caramelized onions, bacon and aioli on a toasted bun. Fork & Brewer also serve a large selection of specialty fries to go with their burgers.

The Portlander

The Portlander serves up large portions of delicious food every single day, with an extensive menu offering everything from steak to seafood chowder as well as, of course, some of Wellington’s best burgers. Offering four different burgers on their lunch menu, customers can choose between the Lamborghini, the Reel Deal, the Jamaican Jerk Chicken and the Matador. All these burgers are cooked to perfection.
Address and Telephone number: Corner of Whitmore and Featherston Streets, Wellington, New Zealand, +64 4-498 3762

Duke Carvell’s

With quality food and great service, Duke Carvell’s is the place to go for a delicious hamburger served with a smile. Famous for their double cheeseburger, Duke Carvell’s makes a juicy burger full of flavor, with all options served on a steamed milk bun with a side of delicious hand-cut fries. As well as great burgers, the venue offers a variety of different small plates, large meals, dessert options and cheese platters.
Address & Telephone number: 3 Swan Lane, Te Aro, New Zealand, +64 4-385 2240

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