There’s something about warm, soft, juicy burger that makes life instantly better. The way it feels in your hands (put the knife and fork down you sociopath), the slightly drippy sauce, the delicate rise of the steam as you raise it towards your welcoming mouth…
If you’ve got a burger craving that needs satisfying, try these guys. Salivation guaranteed.
Got a burger craving you’re trying to kick? Look no further than Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co. Where juicy patties, perfectly melted cheese and tasty sauces reign supreme. An extraordinary simple menu, our pick is Betty’s Classic with a side of french fries and sriracha mayo. Oh, and if you were wondering what ‘concrete’ refers to, only a rich and creamy custard ice-cream that Betty likes to whip up in her spare time. We suggest the Cookie Butter – vanilla frozen custard, crumbed Biscoff cookies, cookie butter and cinnamon sugar. You can thank us later.
A combination of their Classic and Shroom burger, Betty’s brings you Angus beef and crispy fried mushroom patty with melted Gouda and Gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and never forget, Betty’s special sauce.
129-131 Chapel St, Windsor
They’re one of the originals and they own taste. They’ve been in the game for decades and their burgers are so meticulously refined, that once you’ve eaten one you’ll question how you missed out on such well crafted patty for so long. Huxtaburger have dropped the clutch on the flavour highway, leaving a pile of greasy napkins in their wake.
203 High Street, Prahran
Do’s – M.Y.O burger and choose from an intense selection of add-ons. These guys welcome serious DIYers. Order the fiery BBQ basted ribs and wings. Throw in some onion rings, mac ‘n’ cheese pucks and don’t forget the french fries with Rocomayo. Oh, and a chocolate thickshake to top it off, that’s a no-brainer.
Don’ts – Wear white. First date? This meal cannot be eaten gracefully (sauce will go everywhere).
156 Chapel Street, Windsor
American style burgers that are extraordinarily simple. The same combo is repeated with a few extras added for those who like their burgers with all the trimmings. Our pick? The Chicken Burger. Crispy fried chicken, slaw, pickles, tomato, cheese & chipotle. Throw some onion rings on the side for a little extra something something. The 4.2 star google rating ain’t wrong, Parlour Diner is damn satisfying.
64 Chapel Street, Windsor
South Yarra’s gourmet burger cafe is more than a local favourite, their burgers are a borderline obsession for the locals that frequent their golden yellow doors. Stop in for a Too Cheesy and see exactly how a cheese burger should be made.
760 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Fun, quirky and obviously a little social media obsessed, #burgerlove give a few burger joints a run for their cheddar! While the menu is packed burgs that sound down right delicious, we’re not too sure about the #DEATH BY CHOCOLATE. Beef patty, American cheddar, bacon, Heartstarter. XXX BBQ sauce and NUTELLA. Cray.
5a/321 Chapel Street, Prahran
If the burger game of Chapel Street wasn’t already fierce enough, Kung Fu Burger ups the ante! This killer burger joint fuses the holy burger with niche Asian flavours. The Oh Crab and Buddha Temple burgers look interesting, but it’s the Peking Pork Tacos that are top of our list!
355 Chapel Street, South Yarra
The story of California Burgers starts in 2002, when founder Theo Tzavaras ventured to Los Angeles for the first time. Theo experienced his first American burger at an iconic burger restaurant in LA, and from that moment on, he was hooked. Every beef patty is handmade and hand-smashed for each burger. It doesn’t get much better than this people.
42 Chapel Street, Windsor
This two story burger palace is the sister venue to the Peninsula’s Southside Social, so you know they’re serving up some of the best burgers around. There’s walls covered in the most amazing street art ever seen on the inside of Windsor brick and on top of slingin’ incredible patties, they’ve got an outdoor terrace and a top notch selection of cocktails. We warn you, the Harlem Burger (pictured above) is not for the faint hearted; Southern fried hot chicken, american cheddar, white bbq sauce & maple mayonnaise served in between two butter milk waffles dusted in powdered sugar. Good luck.
34 Chapel Street, Windsor
Gone are the days of greasy, fast food that makes you feel heavy and sluggish. Herbivore Eatery is tasty, convenient and you’ll get bang for your buck. If you believe plant based is the way of the future, then come and hang out with this crew, they’re all about it. Their focus is on lowering the carbon footprint and environmental impact the food industry can have on the planet. Oh, and did we mention their vegan burgers are incredible?
361 Chapel St, South Yarra
Who knew fish bars were a thing?! Tommy Ruff serves up seafood burger goodness to the people of Chapel Street and boy do we love him for it. Tommy Ruff is a commitment to unique flavours and affordable seafood experience from a family entrenched in a world of fishing. Try their Crab Claw Burger and we promise you’ll never turn back.
121 Chapel St, Windsor
Grill’d serves up tasty, healthy burgers that make it easy for you to be a better Motherlovin’ human. In other words, they tackle the guilt of chowing down a juicy burger on the regular. They keep it real by not adding nasties like preservatives, hormones or refined sugars to their recipes. They push to do better by the environment and respecting Mother Earth. Plus, they support local by giving back to grassroots causes, so everyone can taste the benefits of their insanely delicious burgers. These burgers really are from a better place.
157 Chapel St, Windsor
Launching at the beginning of the vegetarian fast food revolution, Lord of the Fries’ sole purpose was to deliver the best fries in the world to the people. Since 2005, these imitation meat masters have been providing delicious burger options that aren’t drowning in beef fat and juiced up with gluten. Head here to enjoy a chicken parm without the harm!
170 Chapel St, Windsor
We wanted to unearth the precinct’s most memorable and unique burgers for the ultimate Chapel Precinct burger crawl. Warning: salivation guaranteed.
Say ‘hello!’ to the new kids on the block. Here’s what’s new to the Chapel Street Precinct.
Looking to break free into the world of freelance, but worried about the cabin fever? Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered, well, Chapel Precinct does. Throw out that uncomfortable suit or the blister inflicting heels and slip into something comfy. A world where fast WIFI, pool tables and cool as hell creatives reign supreme…
Doors to the freshly refurbed Grill’d Windsor restaurant re-open on 14 May 2019 and there’s one very distinct difference. During its refurb downtime, Australian contemporary artist Anthony Lister came and went, leaving behind an exclusive artwork for burger eaters to enjoy.
“On a scale from Marie Kondo to Fyre Festival, how put together is your life right now?”
Had a big night? Mouth as dry as the Sahara desert and stomach shouting ‘f*ck you!’? It’s okay, we understand that on Chapel Street one wine can often turn into many and a couple…
The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.