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      Chur Burger - One of Australia's Best Burger Joints


      Chur Burger is one of the best burger joints in Australia hands down. It's loud and it's gourmet. And it's affordable. You could be forgiven this is more like a nightclub than a burger joint with beats pumping. Chur Burger is unique among burger houses and we love it.


      Chur is the magic of fine chef Warren Turnbull who translated his dream for great burgers at affordable prices (all $10) and a killer ambience. Now there are several Chur Burger stores around Sydney, with Chur popular from day one. You still see line ups out the door and down the street (rain, hail or shine). When we visited on a Thursday night we took our chances and were relieved to only incur a 15-20 min wait.


      Chur Burger is eclectic and quirky. You notice the neon signage, the philosophy written on the wall, and the quirky furniture that is not standard throughout. Staff are also eclectic yet engaging, under constant pressure to deliver large orders to groups in a timely manner without making mistakes. Order from the counter and sit back - even in a packed restaurant you don't have to wait long for your food.

      The crowd was of the younger variety, and seemed to include a few first dates from we could summise. The hipster meter was in overdrive.


      All burgers are interesting and come with great buns. Our barometer for burgers is the beef burger. Chur delivers with Grilled beef, cheese, tomato jam, mustard mayo, pickle - a juicy tasty sensation. This is a large gourmet burger and we are perpetually amazed that it's only $10. The pickles were a highlight and particularly elongated.

      The popular Pulled pork, Chur BBQ sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo is also a hit, as an alternative to traditional burgers.

      Grab a Coopers beer, as we did, and imbibe.

      Or roll out the vegetarian Spiced chickpea fritter, grated beetroot, honey labne, and check out the Marinated grilled chicken, hot sauce mayo, minted slaw.

      Chur also delivers on sides with huge serves of fries - including Sweet potato fries, garlic, lime or Chips, chilli salt. A meal in themselves. Chunky as...

      The word "chur" means sensational in New Zealand speak. These burgers are chur! We agree!


      Image courtesy of Chur Facebook page. Big bad and juicy!

      Chur Burger also has a plethora of indulgent milkshakes including the delectable salted caramel.

      The history of Chur Burger is a story to follow. Says their website - 

      "A not so Chur fire destroyed our Chur little burger bar in March of last year - but never fear - Chur urger is back with vengeance! Bigger, beefier and better than ever. Taking over the former Albion Street Kitchen with not only Chur burgers, but now some chups and drunks as well as desserts. Chur Burger is back, open for business, for dinner too. Did we mention we have beer now? Burgers and beers? Now who doesn’t love that? 
      Chur burger was born from a simple vision… Warren Turnbull’s love for burgers. Nestled in the back streets of the bustling food-loving haven of Surry Hills, Chur Burger offers a great burger at a great price ($10 – Now that is Chuuuur). Using the tastiest of ingredients, keeping them simple, cooking each burger to order and served with a vanilla milkshake or boutique soft drink, this Chur Burger bar turned into a small frenzy. The locals loved it and it didn’t take long for the Sydney food critics and bloggers to locate the hidden burger joint and we were totally stoked to be named best burger in the Good Food section in the Sydney Morning Herald after trading for only 6 weeks - Chur SMH for the shout out! And now we are back. Designer (and fellow Kiwi bro) Scrap Wall, has created a very cool and laid back environment, as well as our switched on staff and some chill background beats, you can’t help but enjoy your experience at our bigger, better, beer filled Chur Burger bar."
      Yes we will continue to line up for Chur Burger and feel its worth it. Highly recommended.





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