#HLDiscovery: 6 of the Best Burgers Around SA
28 May is Burger Day. If you are looking for a great way to celebrate, here are our top spots for the best burgers in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban.
There is a reason most eateries have at least one burger on their menus: it is one of those dishes that is universally loved. So much so, in fact, that that there is a day entirely dedicated to acknowledging its popularity. The 28th of May is National Burger Day – and if you are looking for a great way to celebrate, this week's #HLDiscovery list looks at our pick of top spots for the best burgers in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Best Burgers in Joburg
This menu is limited in scope because the items on it are only the very best. Started by two Americans who wanted to share their passion for burgers in SA, BGR's focus is on perfecting burgers, with their handmade patties (that are never frozen), specially baked buns and high-quality toppings. The result is an insanely good burger that will keep you going back for more. There are also vegetarian options.
Corner Cafe, Craighall
There are only a handful of burgers on the Corner Cafe menu, but they are so good that they made our list. The secret is the toppings – the signature burger is topped with Batavia lettuce, hummus, balsamic onion and tomato relish. Plus, there is a diverse selection of sides, which includes cauliflower rice and roasted veg, so you can enjoy a deliciously different burger experience.
Best Burgers in Cape Town
Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs, V&A Waterfront
Definitely one of our best Cape Town options for the sheer range of 'best burgers' from which you can choose your favourite favourite, Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs offers a range of juicy monster burgers that will satisfy everyone's cravings. In addition to its famous beef burgers, Gibson’s also showcases a wide selection of chicken, pork and vegetarian burgers – all served on brioche buns – as well as salad, Banting and vegan burgers.
Burger and Lobster, CBD
Almost every element of Burger & Lobster's burger is made fresh on the premises. This includes brioche buns (freshly baked daily) and patties made from three different prime cuts of steak – and you can really taste that attention to detail. For National Burger Day, Burger & Lobster is running a special on its cheeseburger: these delectable burgers will be R99 (with a side of skinny fries) for the day. Happily, this pick on our best burgers list is very close to the HL office...
Best Burgers in Durban
D'urban Burger Co, Umhlanga Ridge
If you are looking for something a little different, check out D’urban Burger Co. It creates craft burgers that have a street-food vibe to match the restaurant's quirky interiors, which feature a mobile ‘tuk-tuk’ bar. This is strictly a burger joint: that means there are no starters or desserts – but after you've inhaled one of its delicious Moroccan burgers on a panini bun, you won't want anything else.
Not only does Republik have sensational burgers, it is also committed to being socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. So you know all its signature burgers are ethically made – plus the options range from beef to lamb and vegetarian. There is even a giant burger for the exceptionally hungry!