So great to see a unique Fourways restaurant making the top 8 in Johannesburg!
Source: Eat Out
Beefcakes Burger Bar (Illovo)
When you want really great results, you have to go to a really great pub and burger bar. A favourite from this eatery (highly commended in the burger category for Gauteng at the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries) is the Wham-Bam burger (R95). It puts paid to the saying ‘less is more’, with bacon, avo and mozzarella creating the perfect chemistry. Thank you, ma’am!
Burger and cocktails at Beefcakes
For those who do really want less, Craft’s Less the Bread beef burger (R149) is recommended, made with a grilled cauliflower rösti, a 200g pure beef patty, avocado, spicy pineapple coulis, shallots and a courgette fritter. Sweet-potato fries come as a side, with aioli for dunking.
What would happen if a burger and a prego roll had a baby? Daleah’s beef slider answers this hypothetical with an emphatically exciting response in the form of its chicken prego slider, a chicken fillet with spicy tomato sauce inside two mini slider rolls, served with a side of fries or salad. R80 gets you your fix.
Duke’s Burgers (Greenside)
While Duke’s does serve the most sumptuous and finest-quality beef, lamb and chicken burgers, there is one that stands out as one of the best vegetarian burgers you’ll have in the city: The Cleopatra (R79), a Mediterranean-inspired flavour feast comprising a falafel patty, hummus, cherry tomato and red onion salsa, and tahini. You can opt for a vegan option and/or a wheat-free bun.
Great Burger Company (Illovo)
A seared ahi (yellowfin) tuna steak, basted with teriyaki, grilled pineapple, pickled ginger and wasabi mayo gives this burger a memorable kick, making all your senses hum with delight as you savour the flavours. (R90 for single; R140 for double.) Sides are served separately, with some low-GI and ciabatta buns available as options.
The Shadowboxer (Greenside)
Basil, king of herbs, finds its way into The Shadowboxer’s Basil Pesto burger, a flavour explosion of either a chicken or beef fillet with basil pesto mayo, crispy bacon, Danish feta, shakshuka sauce, caramelised onion, thyme and rocket. This is the no-holds-barred burger in the heavyweight category of the WBA (world burger association). It’s available at a knock-out price of R94.
It all comes down to the protein when judging the quality of a burger. Society raises the bar with the Wagyu burger, topped with garlic aioli, melted cheddar, tomato and red-onion salsa. It’ll set you back R110, but it’s worth every cent.
The Taphouse (Parkhurst)
Whatever people may say, pineapple absolutely belongs on a pizza – and it’s even better on a burger! The Prime Pine (R89), with a 200g beef patty, bacon, cheddar, mozzarella and masala-spiced grilled pineapple, is the stuff of exotic holiday-resort dreams.