Canberra Lifestyle

5 of the best: The Canberra Burger

There’s no doubt that Canberra has some incredible food options and in that some of the best burgers around. Forget about the ‘summer salad’ as the weather warms up, and try for yourself what everyone is talking (or drooling) over.


Arguably one of the most notable places in Canberra, the refurbished mechanics garage now offers some tasty burgers (and now pizza!) and delicious fried chicken and jalapeno poppers. You can’t miss the classic ‘greasy’ burger, which now comes in a fully vegan option! And a special mention to the ‘dirty bird’ because who doesn’t love a good southern fried chicken burger. Make sure to order a side of their smokey maple BBQ sauce to dip your chips into.

Located: 19 Lonsdale St, Braddon |

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Brodburger is the veteran burger institution in Canberra. Dishing out burgers to locals for over a decade and taking up residence on the Kingston foreshore and inside Capital Brewing Co. You can’t go past their staple ‘brodburger’ and for fans of chicken burgers, the ‘piri piri’ is a saucy delight. You can even get the ‘brod salmon’ or ‘brod lamb’ if you feel like something a bit different. Vegans and vegetarians also have some tasty options.

Located: Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston | Capital Brewing Co. Dairy Rd, Fyshwick |


Offering an American-Japanese fusion is a food lovers’ dream – burgers, thick shakes, frozen custards and loaded fries – it’s like Canberra’s very own Shake Shack! Our pick try the pork belly burger or the shroom burger with its cheesy stuffed crumbed mushroom patty. Special mention also goes to their delightfully crispy, southern fried chicken burger.

Located: 4A/21 Genge St, Canberra |

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Burger Hero

Choose one of their ready-made menu items, create your own custom burger or if you’re feeling really adventurous get around one of their burgers like the Karaage Ramen with its ramen crumbed burger patty or the Double Barrel with its vanilla glazed donut buns. Make sure you get a side of waffle fries!

Located: 31 Mort St, Braddon |

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Bad Betti’s

Serving up Caribbean inspired burgers, Bad Betti’s is a staple on the Kingston Foreshore. Check out the Betti’s Got Beef or what can only be described as a Mexican party on a burger, the Nacho’s Anymore Burger. And if you’re feeling hungry, a side of their fried jerk chicken is always a good idea too.

Located: 6/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston | 

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