Best Burgers in Melbourne: Where to Get Your Burger Fix
We’ve taste-tested the city’s best burgers, from hearty classics to gourmet twists
With new restaurants and ever-evolving trends popping up every month, Melburnians are spoilt for choice with an array of moreish eats. But when the cravings hit, sometimes a burger is the only thing to cut it.
So we took it upon ourselves to round up the best burgers in Melbourne – from succulent wagyu patties to towering Rueben sliders – eat your way through Melbourne’s finest. We'll see you in the queue.
A burger fave, Grill'd is all about variety. From juicy classics to healthy alternatives, there is much to love about this burger slinger. A new burger experience has landed so if you're ready to try something new, Grill'd have teamed up with mushroom-based meat brand, Fable, and renowned chef Heston Blumenthal has created the limited edition ‘Heston Fable Burger’ exclusively for Grill’d.
The ‘Heston Fable Burger’ is served with Heston’s signature gastronomic flair, delivered to the table under a smoke-filled cloche with silver service touches. For $35 per person, the limited-edition burger is served alongside Grill’d famous chips with a touch of white miso mayo and your choice of premium wine pairing (Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir or Wines or Merritt Chenin Blanc), local beer, or non-alcoholic beverage.
Limited to only 4,000 burgers available across Australia, bookings to experience the ‘Heston Fable Burger’ at select Grill’d restaurants are essential, with seatings to commence from Sunday 8 August - Sunday 22 August.
4 locations across Victoria
We'll give you one guess on what Frankie (ex 400 Gradi) is in the business of. The by-product of a two-year burger tour of North America, Meat Frankie is once again upping the steaks of Melbourne's championed burger scene. Flippin' custom blend beef patties that you can stack as high as you like between Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls, this 40-seater retro burger bar has a no-fuss approach to Australia's favourite comfort food. Be sure to customise your burger with your choice of lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, jalapenos, and grilled mushrooms that come at no extra cost.
93-97 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
This local fave has wasted no time making a name for itself on the Melbourne burger scene. As its playful name suggests, the meat patty is the showstopper here. Inside a toasted house-made brioche bun sits a free-range, grass-fed and organic beef patty that’s cooked to perfection to ensure ultimate juiciness. It’s accompanied by cheese, mustard, ketchup and McClure’s pickles, all for a tenner. Win!
Mentone and Toorak
Slinging burgers for over six years, these guys have earned themselves a cult following among burger lovers and renowned chefs alike. Their delicious burgers often sell out, so be sure to get in early. If you make it in time, you’ll get to dig into their signature Minor burger with a 100 per cent beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, American cheese and Tuck Shop Sauce. For something a little heartier, upgrade to their Major Burger, which doubles the patty and cheese quota. And take the Major to the next level with bacon and a free-range egg.
273 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North
The Noosa favourite has brought indulgent diner-style brioche burgers to Melbourne’s CBD. Its claim to fame is Betty’s Classic, based off the simple American-style cheeseburger but is anything but boring. It’s this simple and nostalgic take on fast food that has won the hearts and stomachs of burger-lovers nationwide.
97 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
What started out as a roaming burger truck has found a brick-and-mortar home in Brunswick – and thank goodness for that. Instead of tracking down the fleet in search of a good burger, pay this cosy plant-filled space a visit (it even has a table tennis table!) The vegan burger, the Veg Supreme, is a standout – the recipe took a year to perfect. Full of legumes and vegies, this burger will satisfy your cravings in the most wholesome and nourishing way possible.
692 Sydney Road, Brunswick
If burgers and video games sounds like your idea of a good time, then this Footscray outpost will be your new favourite hangout. All of the burgers are named after the team’s favourite video games, and you can even play them on games consoles and retro arcade machines while you wait for your order. The Zelda burger is an excellent meat-free creation, with a chickpea, corn and quinoa patty topped with beetroot relish and grilled haloumi. If you’re after more of an artery-clogger, opt for the Double Dragon with double beef, double cheese, double bacon, pickles and mustard.
8 Droop Street, Footscray
Having firmly established itself on Melbourne’s lunch scene, Le Bon Ton dishes up American soul food-style in a New Orleans-inspired space. Sit out in the sun-soaked courtyard and dig into the Le Bon Ton Cheeseburger. This quality offering features a 150g char-grilled wagyu patty, crispy bacon, onion and spicy ketchup and aioli. The Southern hospitality will keep you coming back time and time again.
51 Gipps Street, Collingwood
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