SYDNEY, July 8, 2014 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the 10 best boutique burger restaurants in Australia, according to the reviews and opinions of millions of travellers. From a converted truck in Pokolbin to a hidden gem in Byron Bay, these outstanding burger joints provide beef that’s a cut above.
Top 10 Boutique Burger Joints in Australia
1. Burger Me Fresh, Coolangatta, QLD (4.5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 39 reviews)
Since opening almost a year ago, Burger Me Fresh has been impressing customers with its fresh, creative menu. Claiming the number one spot on TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Boutique Burgers list, Burger Me Fresh’s delicious burgers are served with your choice of a fresh juice or real fruit smoothie. “There's honestly nothing better than a delicious non-greasy burger ... and Burger Me Fresh just get it right, ” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.
2. Andrew's Hamburgers, Melbourne, VIC (4 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 41 reviews)
For over a decade Andrew’s Hamburgers have been dishing up the quintessential hamburger – classic, well-established recipes served with the promise of an unbelievably tasty burger experience. Credited with setting the standard of burger creation in Melbourne, TripAdvisor reviewers agree. One reviewer wrote, “I first visited 10 years ago and they were sensational then and nothing has changed.”
3. Planet Burgers, Exmouth, WA (4.5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 36 reviews)
This unconventional food truck has been impressing Exmouth locals and tourists for over 20 years, serving up its famous souvlaki, burgers and fries. With a menu unlike any other burger joint around, TripAdvisor reviewers are undoubtedly impressed and one wrote, “I had the hamburger and can honestly say is best one I've ever eaten.”
4. The Bottle of Milk, Lorne, VIC (4.5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 135 reviews)
Since 2008, The Bottle of Milk has been creating some of the country’s most loved burgers. Located on Victoria’s picturesque coast, the burgers at The Bottle of Milk are a delicious take on the beach-side classic ‘burgers and chips’. According to a TripAdvisor reviwers, “the moment we took a bite from our burgers we knew we would be going back again.”
5. Longboards Laidback Eatery, Surfers Paradise, QLD (4.5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 104 reviews)
Longboards Laidback Eatery creates a relaxing atmosphere where many visitors and locals go to enjoy live music and a super-sized, high-quality burger. Opening its doors at 7am, Longboards pays homage to the world’s top surfers and artists and servers the surfing community burgers until late every night. “Delicious burger BIG enough for two!” exclaimed a TripAdvisor reviewer.
6. Penguin Stop Café, Penneshaw, SA (4.5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 31 reviews)
Penguin Stop Café is known by the community for serving the best burgers on Kangaroo Island, and have famously friendly staff with consistently exceptional service. The Egg and Bacon Burger and Chicken Burger rate best amongst reviewers, who wrote, “friendly staff, easy location to access. The food was fresh and tasty.”
7. TUBE The Ultimate Burger Experience, Townsville, QLD (4 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 75 reviews)
TUBE is a locally owned small business owned by long-time friends who have a passion for quality food, dining and giving something back to the local community. The taste of the burger definitely lives up to its name with one TripAdvisor reviewer who praised, “the quality of the ingredients coupled with the great fresh flavours and the ingredients were fresh and the steak was of exceptional quality. Our new permanent burger spot.”
8. Beloporto, Byron Bay, NSW (4 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 37 reviews)
Beloporto is Byron Bay’s hidden gem when it comes to top burger restaurants. Specialising in Portuguese Chicken Burgers, travellers should look no further for great value. One TripAdvisor review agreed and said, “take the time to find this place, the other reviews are not exaggerating. These burgers are that good! Chips are yummy too.”
9. Missy Moo’s Burger Bar, South Freemantle, WA (4 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 34 reviews)
With an extensive range of burgers, Missy Moo’s Burger Bar is value for money and caters for all tastes and preferences - lamb, beef, fish and vegetarian. Known for their large portions, each burger is also named after a nursery rhyme, and served with a steak knife. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “really good food and cool atmosphere, I love going to this place! The staff are really friendly too!”
10. Tuk Tuk, Pokolbin, NSW (4 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor, 61 reviews)
Tuk Tuk is one of the busiest burger bars in the Hunter Valley. With exceptional service and an extensive menu, there is no doubt Tuk Tuk has something for every customer. The ‘Three Way Pork Burger’ and the ‘Rosemary Little Lamb Burger’ rate amongst reviewers favourites and one TripAdvisor reviewer who could not get of enough of the burgers wrote, “They are the best burgers I have ever had and I have eaten burgers all over the world.”
As the country’s boutique burger craze continues to dominate the gourmet fast-food industry, TripAdvisor reviewers prove to be experts when it comes to finding the hottest spots. Traditional burgers, seasonal menus and unexpected combinations have all made it to the list of the nation’s finest establishments and no matter what travellers are looking for, they will no doubt find something to satisfy their burger urge.
Note to editors: The TripAdvisor list of the 10 best burger joints in Australia is based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travellers, taking into account the quality, quantity and ratio of reviews mentioning burgers, as well as overall reviews for the establishment.