Chapel Precinct is excited to announce the finalists in the Burger Joint Category for the inaugural Chapel Champion Awards. Cast your votes below by 12 noon Friday 7 June (you can only vote once per category, per single email address, so make those votes count).
Got a burger craving you’re trying to kick? Look no further than Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co. Since travelling South from the tropical temperatures of Queensland, Betty has opened her second Victoria 50’s style burger shack in Windsor! 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.
Bosozoku HQ takes on a rougher, edgier side of Japan with a street aesthetic. It’s new venue on Chapel Street is big, bold and gawd damn cool. Burgers, bright colours and a jumble of furniture that is meant to make you feel like you’re in a Tokyo back alley, sharing a sake with your local street gang. To celebrate the Chapel Champion Awards Boso created “Sonic – The Egg Hogg” [pictured above], this burger will challenge you on a new multi-level journey of deliciousness. So, take your controllers and begin the path to glory. Game on.
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.
M.Y.O [Make Your Own] 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. We also highly recommend you give their End Game burger a go, influenced by all your favourite superheroes, available for the duration of the award period
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.
Inside Promise Bar, Pablo’s Escoburgers is a pop-up burger joint that has sparked controversy by being named after the notorious Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Despite said controversy, their burgers are bloody tasty!
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!
All you need to know is Soda Rock Diner specialises in American style burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. There’s also spiders and ultimate sundaes, staff in roller skates and you can pick a song on the jukebox to enjoy while you eat your burger. Don’t forget to give Elvis a kiss on your way out.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Hoo haa provides a space where you can go and eat great food in a casual environment and end up kicking on ’til 2 am in the morning to DJ’s with your friends hidden away from the crowds and doors of Chapel Street’s main drag. They recently created a Game of Thrones “Winter is Coming’ Burger, available for a limited time only and with a booking. A winter must-try.
Leonard made a big call when they labelled their establishment a ‘house of love’. But dammit, whoever they are, they delivered. From the comfort food packed menu to the cosy atmosphere to the frankly awesome bar staff, Leonard’s brings the love in spades.
“The Metro Tunnel Project is proud to support this Chapel Street Precinct CHAPEL CHAMPIONS initiative, which is a great way to highlight the diverse range of businesses in the iconic area. With the construction of the future eastern tunnel entrance underway, our sizeable workforce in South Yarra already supports many of the local traders by eating, shopping and enjoying the entertainment and business services within the Chapel Street Precinct.” – Steve Villella, Metro Tunnel Rail Infrastructure Alliance
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Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Bright, bold & beautiful. A farm to fork mantra sets the tone for the brunch menu, which has everything from fruit filled bircher to scrambled eggs & seaweed.
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