The Australian food scene is teeming with “heaps” – as Aussies would say – of meat dishes, especially steaks, burgers, lamb, and sausages. Aussies love throwing a couple of snags on the barbie, but pubs meals are just as intrinsic to their day-to-day life as a diners are to Americans. You’ll find a good sampling of Australian food on pubs menus across the country, especially in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Hobart.
Burgers started becoming super popular in cities like Sydney in early 2013. In addition to the classic pub burger, all sorts of burger joints popped up around the city.
Rockpool Bar & Grill’s famous waygu beef burger by Australia’s chef of chefs Neil Perry is a waygu beef patty topped with Gruyere cheese, bacon, tomato and chilli relish, and pickles. This is one of the city’s more upscale, gourmet burgers.
But Perry also participates in the world of takeaway burgers with his newest venue, The Burger Project, which opened in October of 2014, and sells the beloved Burger Project Cheesburger. The cheeseburger is made from fresh ingredients and quality meat, but what gives this burger its extra kick of flavor is its spicy sauce.
Another beloved burger joint in Sydney is Chur Burger, where former fine-dining chef Warren Turnbull turns out the Chur Beef burger – made of grilled beef, cheese, tomato jam, mustard mayo, pickle – to order.
Parlour Burger has earned fame in Sydney for The Original Morrison Burger, a ground beef patty served with tomato, lettuce, and chipotle mayo.
Last but not least is Good Time Burger in Bondi, the city’s most iconic beach come summer. Go for the Good Ol’ Time Burger, served with just enough red onions, tomato, and lettuce to give it a subtle flavor that doesn’t overpower the thick beef patty.