Sydney’s best Burgers
A good burger is one of life’s simple pleasures. There’s nothing quite like biting into the perfect burger. With its soft bun, juicy meat, gooey cheese and sweet sauce dripping down your hands (and probably your chin), life seems pretty much complete at that moment, right? Add in salty chips (crispy on the outside and soft in the middle thanks) and we’re as happy as a pig in mud and we hear they are pretty happy, just ask resident pig Kevin Bacon at The Grounds.
Whilst seemingly simple on the surface, a burger is one of those things that can be ‘oh so good’ or ‘oh so bad’. Over toasted or soggy bun. Dry meat. Limp lettuce. No thanks.
So get your hands on our top picks of the best buns in town. These buns should have your mouth watering in no time.
Check out our list of the Top 10 best burgers in Sydney (in no particular order):
Starting off in Newtown and recently opening a second location in the city, Mary’s burgers have gained a cult following. Serving up quality burgers. Note the city location is not licensed and has no bathrooms!
Burger of choice: The Mary’s burger (with Trash Can Bacon)
6 Mary Street, Newtown / 154 Castlereah Street, Sydney
- CHUR BURGER
Chur Burger has a passion for gourmet burgers. We’re fans. Whether you’re looking for beef, pork or a vegetarian option. They’ve got you covered.
Burger of choice: Pulled Pork Burger
48 Albion Street, Surry Hills
Chur Burger website
- FIVE POINT BURGERS
This burger joint has rapidly gained a loyal following. In fact it’s one of the few reasons we will jump on a train to North Sydney. It’s that good.
Burger of choice: Bronx Burger
124 Walker Street, North Sydney
- BURGER PROJECT
Following on from one of our most famous Australian chef exports Neil Perry’s uber successful burger at Rockpool Bar & Grill, Neil brings us his ‘burger joint’. The humble burger is pushed to new heights here.
Burger of choice: Cheeseburger
Level 1, 644 George Street (next to Din Tai Fung), Sydney
Burger Project website
- ROCKPOOK BAR & GRILL
Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill has been serving up a burger for years that has gained a huge reputation and has Sydney-siders coming back for more. No easy feat.
Burger of choice: Wagyu burger
66 Hunter Street, Sydney
Rockpool Bar & Grill website
- PANAMA HOUSE
Panama House are serving up an amazing meat burger that’s sure to impress the carnivores, but should you be a herbivore their vegetarian burger is epic!
Burger of choice: Panama burger or Veggie burger (depending which way you sway)
251 Bondi Road, Bondi
Panama House website
- THE POTTING SHED
We’re fans of this local, which also happens to serve up a pretty tasty burger. Win.
Burger of choice: David Blackmore full blooded Wagyu cheeseburger
2 Huntey Street, Alexandria
Read our review of The Potting Shed
We’re fans of Bill Granger’s no nonsense approach to food and his burger is no exception. Sometimes simple works best.
Burger of choice: Wagyu Burger
433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst / 359 Crown Street, Surry Hills / 79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Read our review of bills
- THE FISH SHOP
Once upon a time Dan Hong served up a Cheeseburger at the former Lotus Restaurant (which is now The Fish Shop). That burger lives on and maybe gives the Fish Burger a run for its money? Though that Fish Burger is pretty awesome. We can’t choose.
Burger of choice: Dan Hong’s Cheeseburger or The Fish Burger
22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
The Fish Shop website
- RABBIT HOLE BAR & DINING
Rabbit Hole is known for its molecular cocktails. Well worth experiencing. But did you know they were in the running for Top 5 Burgers in the World recently?
Burger of choice: Rabbit Hole Wagyu Beef Burger
82 Elizabeth Street (basement), Sydney
Read our review of Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining