3 Great Burgers in Gauteng – Munch Your Way Through the Weekend – #HerSummer
A good burger is a balancing act. First, there’s the patty – the patty is the reason why burgers are a big deal. It must be heavy, juicy and quality grade. There’s also the bun, which essentially holds the whole creation together. A good bun is light and fluffy – or in the case of a prego, soft inside with a fresh crusty outside. Of course, no burger meal is complete without a good side.
The same balancing act tends to apply to all good weekends. A good weekend is made up of four key components: good food, good company, good conversation and plenty of relaxation time. After visiting the right burger spot, you can have all four! There’s nothing quite like a post-burger coma.
Craft in Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Disclosure: Craft is the best place to visit if you’re as interested in a sugar high as you are in a great patty. Their milkshakes are so good (think vanilla and marshmallow puff) your kids will never stop thanking you.
The burgers, as the restaurant’s name suggests, are handcrafted, not mass-produced, and made in the old-school way from fresh, local ingredients and handed-down family recipes. Craft is known for their delicious lamb burger which comes in a pita bread.
Address: 33 4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Lucky Rodrigo in Lynnwood, Pretoria
Lucky Rodrigo in Pretoria offers a selection of burgers for all tastes — beef, fried chicken, grilled chicken and vegetarian burgers are all on offer. The best part? You can choose a half and half side order featuring chips and onion rings.
The Lucky Rodrigo burger is tasty and filling even if it doesn’t have meat, which makes it the best place to try veggie burgers.
Address: Corner of The Hillside Street and Alpine Way, Pretoria
Dukes Burgers in Greenside, Johannesburg
The advantage of going to Dukes Burgers is that the word ‘burger’ is in the restaurant’s name. With the burger as their main business, you would be right to expect that they do it well. Think more-ish and gourmet versions.
If a delicious 200g beef patty with grilled pineapple, mushrooms, fried egg, crispy bacon, gherkins, onion rings and more sound good to you, you should try their flagship burger called The Dukes. They are so serious about making sure that you eat well that their side dishes includes potato wedges.
Address: 4 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg
What’s your favourite side to have with your burger?