21 Best Burger Shops in Sydney

21 Best Burger Shops in Sydney
August 7, 2017 Man of Many

21 Best Burger Shops in Sydney

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As a world city, Sydney is known for having excellent representations of just about every type of international food. This goes for both the exotic and gourmet establishments—as well as those that make something as simple as a top-notch burger their signature dish. So for all the carnivores out there who jones a fine patty every once in a while, or even on a regular basis, knowing the best burger shops in the continent’s capitol is critical to keeping yourself satiated. Below is a list of the 20 best burger shops in Sydney so no matter what part of the city you find yourself in, you can get your burger on.


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The Hayberry

Nestled in a small bar with low light, loud music and boozy cocktails, The Hayberry is a perfect candidate for one of the best burger shops in Sydney at first glance. Once you actually have the cheesy bacon burger, which is as simple and delicious as it sounds, you’ll understand why it is and why it will always be on this illustrious list.

97 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest 2065

The Hayberry

 

Down N’ Out

As the name not-so-subtly suggests, Down n’ Out is the Aussie version of the famed In ‘N Out Burger that started in California and is regarded by many burger aficionados as one of the finest fast food burgers the world over. So does this take translate in the land down under? Almost identically making it one of the best burger shops in all of Sydney and maybe Australia in general—though there are more options than the American burger it homages, like bacon and a vegetarian patty option.

557 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Down N’ Out

 

Rockpool Bar & Grill

One of those finer restaurants that is actually a big city Australian chain, Rockpool Bar & Grill isn’t a place you might imagine making the cut on the best burger shops in Sydney list. But their Wagyu Burger is so delectable it would be a travesty to leave them off.

66 Hunter St, Sydney New South Wales 2000

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Mary’s Newtown

As arguably one of the coolest burger shops in all of Sydney with strong drinks, low light, great music, décor and local flavor, it is also one of the best. The Mary’s burgers have just the right amount of thickness and grease and… something else, making it one burger many consider the best in Sydney.

6 Mary St, Newtown New South Wales 2042

Mary’s

 

Jack’s Newtown

A humble protege to the aforementioned Mary’s Newtown with more of an American Shake Shack vibe, Jack’s is also considered by many to be the best burger shop in Sydney. While the debate rages and you compare and contrast Jack’s burgers with it’s mentor’s, have the cheeseburger with bacon. You may not think it’s the best, but it’s still damn good.

170 Missenden Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

Jack’s Newtown

 

Paul’s Famous Hamburgers

This classic burger joint makes the best burger shops in Sydney list not just because of it’s quality, but also because of it’s uniqueness. While there are a variety of excellent burgers to order, try the burger with the works for the true experience—a massive concoction of burger staples patty, lettuce, tomato and onion with extras like egg, bacon, cheese and pineapple.

12 Princes Hwy, Sylvania NSW 2444

Paul’s Famous Hamburgers

 

Five Points Burger

A New York City themed burger joint, Five Points is a newer addition to the Sydney burger scene and undoubtedly one of the best burger shops in the city. Push through the long lines and order the Bronx for the beefy experience, the Queens for the best chicken burger you have ever had and the original Staten Island for a portabello mushroom burger you’ll rave about, if that’s your thing. Also their excellent fries go a long way.

124 Walker St, North Sydney NSW 2060

Five Points Burgers

 

Grand National

Perhaps the only reasons to go to the Grand National Hotel is for their burger, because it’s inexpensive, excellent and comes with a drink. This type of deal in the unique location of Paddington lands it on the best burger shops in Sydney list.

161 Underwood St, Paddington NSW 2021

Grand National

 

The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish

With single, double and triple cheeseburger options that are efficiently sized but filling and delicious, The Milk Bar is a best burger shop in Sydney that needs to be tried at least once.

105 Regent St, Redfern NSW 2016

The Milk Bar by Café Ish

 

BL Burger’s Darlinghurst / Bar Luca

The ideal no frills late-night burger after a night out on Oxford Street, BL Burger’s is a gem, a best burger shop in Sydney that regularly delivers on flavour, also available at their original site Bar Luca, in the CBD.

1/151 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 or 52 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000

BL Burger’s

 

Surly’s

While the BBQ at Surly’s might be the star at first glance, opt for the burger and be happily surprised by it’s likeness to fine American restaurant burgers you may or may not have had in the past. This is a sleeper on the best burger shops in Sydney list.

182 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Surly’s

 

Bonditony’s Burger Joint

This Bondi Beach burger joint offers deliciously sloppy burgers in the beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian varieties, all of which are recommended. Add a trip to the beach beforehand and you’ll understand why this is one of the best burger shops in all of Sydney.

1/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Bonditony’s Burger Joint

 

Excelsior Jones

Considered by many to be one of the top ten burger shops in Sydney, Excelsior Jones is one of those fine dining establishments that also makes a mean pair of burgers on it’s menu – the standard cheeseburger of the ribwich burger. Try either you won’t be disappointed

139A Queen St, Ashfield NSW 2131

Excelsior Jones

 

Pub Life Kitchen

If you want to get experimental with your burgers, then Pub Life Kitchen is the best burger shop in Sydney you need to try. There’s a lamb burger with deep fried pineapple, cheese and peanut butter; or a deep fried piece of cheese, stuffed field mushroom, bloody mary sauce, tomato relish and coleslaw as a vegetarian burger. Now that’s a new burger experience.

265 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo NSW 2007

Pub Life Kitchen

 

Papi Chulo

A classic, char-grilled burger, Papi Chulo is one of the best burger shops in Sydney for playing by the rules with it’s burger—and regularly winning. It’s meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and a side of pickles. Nothing else is needed.

Manly Wharf, 22-23 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095

Papi Chulo

 

Mister Gee Burger Truck

This is a new burger truck that may be the best burger shop in all of Sydney roams the streets and if you’re lucky enough to find it, you can try it for yourself. Actually it’s easy to find, usually at the address below.

315 Parramatta Rd, Haberfield NSW 2045

Mister Gee Burger Truck

 

Burger Project

With multiple locations and excellent American style burgers, the Burger Project by Neil Perry is definitely one of the best burger shops in all of Sydney.

Gateway Centre, L106/1 Macquarie Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

Burger Project

 

Parlour Burger at The Morrison

With gourmet burgers that are as rich as any in Sydney, Parlour Burger at The Morrison lands on the list of best burger shops in Sydney for both taste and originality.

225 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Parlour Burger

 

Vic’s Meat Market

A good meat market should have a good burger and Vic’s has just that, making it one of the best burger shops in Sydney—as well as one of the best butchers.

50-60 Bank St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Vic’s Meat Market

 

Chur Burger

A burger with subtlety is something to highlight in a city that has all types of burgers and Chur Burger is just that—a great burger shop in Sydney that doesn’t overwhelm you, just fulfills you with every bite.

48 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Chur Burger

 

Burgers By Josh

While Josh Arthur’s eponymous burger concept has seen more locations than we’d care to list, he’s now set up shop in his new digs in Annandale, and burger fans everywhere couldn’t be happier to regularly get their fix of his super-stacked towers of saturated fat.

17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale NSW 2038

Chur Burger

Others: As Recommended by the Fatties Burger Society

So we posted this article up in what’s the most loyal and devoted burger community in Australia, Fatties, and they clearly schooled us on our burger knowledge. So we thought it only fair to include their recommendations below:

Chicken & Sons

Royal Stacks

Burger Head

Superior Burger

Orangeville Meat Co.

Fox Hat

Bare Grill

Brooklyn Depot

Bonarché

Beach Buns

Benfield on Botany

Goodtime

Archie’s Flame Grill

Milky Lane

 

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