Where: 542 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm - late
Phone: (07) 3254 1655
The owners of Burger Urge give their customers a much needed message: 'warning - Burger Urge is addictive'.
Beginning as a humble store in Fortitude Valley several years ago, Burger Urge has now turned into something of a Brisbane burger empire, with stores in West End, St Lucia, QUT Gardens Point and QUT Kelvin Grove as well as the flagship Valley location. Their rapid growth can be attributed to the fact that their burgers are amazing, the chips are sensational, and their customers absolutely love them. But let’s go back to where it all began.
The New Farm Burger Urge underwent a makeover a couple of years ago, transforming an endearing but somewhat dingy space into a stylish melting pot of exposed brick, polished concrete and red accents. There is now a fairly large dining area both inside and outside the store, suitable for singles, couples and groups who choose to eat in.
The slick, stainless steel kitchen is manned by capable staff churning out favourites from the extensive gourmet burger menu, such as the Red Hot Chilli Pepper (a beef patty with cheese, salad and homemade chilli sauce), the Zorba The Greek (lamb patty, onion jam, haloumi cheese and salad), and the Bert & Berry (chicken breast, camembert cheese, salad and cranberry sauce). There are also three vegetarian options on offer, including the delicious Magic Mushroom (grilled mushroom, roasted capsicum, haloumi, pesto and salad) and buns are available in wholemeal and white options.
It is an absolute must to order a side of either thick cut potato or sweet potato chips to accompany your burger. These chips are the stuff deep-fried dreams are made of. Several dipping sauces are available; the wasabi lime mayonnaise in particular is a cracker. Complete your meal with a soft drink, milkshake or BYO beer.
By Meegan Waugh
Zorba The Greek
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