If it feels like burger joints are taking over our fine city, it’s because they most definitely bloody are. But with great selection comes great responsibility – choose wisely, and bask in the warm glow of an afternoon food coma. Choose poorly and well… You won’t have to worry about that now because here’s 10 of the best compiled by @bestburgersofperth.
MEET & BUN, Perth + Fremantle
Drawing its inspiration from the iconic Shake Shack in New York City, Meet & Bun has made an incredible statement on the Perth burger scene since establishment in 2015. The perfectly cooked pink, juicy patties and homemade mayo, sauces and chipotles are just the beginning. After branching out into Fremantle the menu diversified with amazing homemade custards, milkshakes and an ever-growing list of burgers and sides. Made with
fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a lot of love we can’t help but put Meet & Bun at the top of the list.
RoyAl’s Chicken and Burgers is home to one of Perth’s most interesting and dynamic burger menus. From the simplest burgers, to burgers with four different cuts of meat, there is really something for everyone. It is the ability to fuse flavours together, provide awesome side dishes and still have the basics perfect that sets RoyAl’s aside from the rest. Hence placing it number two in our favourite burger restaurants of Perth.
SHORT ORDER BURGER CO., Fremantle + Perth
Short Order Burger Co. has become a household name in recent years, starting off in The Mantle in Freo, and more recently expanding to Hay Street in the CBD. We have been to Short Order more times than we can count, and can assure that we have not left disappointed once. Our favourite is the Double Short Order burger and their chips and sodas make the perfect sides.
3230 SMOKE & GRILL, Jandakot
3230 Smoke & Grill has really done well to bring a unique food offering to the area. Specialising in delicious smoked and grilled meats, there’s no question as to why 3230 are on this list. Offering brisket, beef and fried chicken in their burgers is just the beginning. Whipping up burger combinations such as fried chicken, mac and cheese, bacon and coleslaw brings the experience to a whole new level. It is simply a must try!
HOOD BURGER, Northbridge
Located nice and central in Northbridge, the masterminds behind Tiger Bao have reinvented their shop at Old Shanghai and opened a permanent version of their pop-up burger joint, Hoodburger. It’s been a long wait since the last Hoodburger, but we are over the moon now that it’s back. We recommend the ‘double supreme’ – which we’d describe as a Big Mac but a million times better!
JUICY BUNS, Various
Juicy Buns is Perth’s newest pop-up burger project. Their name says it all really; these would have to be the juiciest burgers we have had – the fried chicken comes out dripping in a sweet and sticky Asian sauce. Aside from this, Juicy Buns wants to help promote local Perth businesses through collaborations and pop-ups, with their niche being cafes and small bars. One day they hope to have their own store and food truck travelling around Perth, so stay
tuned for that! Juicy Buns also gets a special mention due to their vision of wanting to help the homeless by reaching them with the power of food, and ensuring that everyone can experience their offering.
Tbsp. is a cute café tucked away in Bayswater. Known for their exceptional coffee and brunch, their Kimcheese Burger and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burgers are two of the best you will try. The chicken and beef is always thick and juicy, exactly what you want in the centre of your burger. Their burgers have been so popular since opening their doors that Tbsp. just cannot take it off the menu, we hear some new burger combinations are in the works and we look forward to them shortly!
VARSITY BURGERS, Various
Varsity is an iconic venue in Perth when it comesfo to good alcohol and American food. The sports bar atmosphere combined with big delicious meals makes it the perfect place to meet up with friends after work or on the weekends. Their burger of the month, which started in the last year or so, has been a great success – we’ve seen combinations that imitate the big mac and the Nacho Cheeseburger.
East Village currently operate out of Hillarys and the CBD. Their huge menu is filled with American classics, such as Reuben sandwiches and pizzas, but most importantly, they make an awesome burger! From chicken to pork to beef to mushroom, there’s definitely a burger that will tick your box at East Village, with our favourite being the Dirty Burger (with extra bacon, obviously).
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