G spots [ Burger kings]

We’re flip­ping out over these hot buns!

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THE WOLF­PACK 21 4th Ave, Parkhurst; 011 447 7705

This raw-brick eatery, with beau­ti­fully painted art­work and a cool rooftop ter­race, is one of the city’s hippest spots, with burg­ers to match. Try the sig­na­ture Big Bad Wolf (ched­dar-stuffed beef patty topped with wasabi onion rings, jalapeños, pineap­ple, pancetta, tomato and gar­lic aioli; R103). Out­stand­ing!

HUDSONS, THE BURGER JOINT Cnr 4th Ave and 14th St, Parkhurst; 011 268 0713

A hip vibe, lively wait­rons and plenty of veg­e­tar­ian op­tions are some of the at­trac­tions here. Go for The Boss (moz­zarella and ched­dar-stuffed beef patty topped with BBQ rib and pick­les; R76) fol­lowed by a lemon cheese­cake milk­shake (R38), or try a la­dy­like choice of slid­ers (three mini burg­ers; from R64).

BGR Joburg 172 Jan Smuts Ave, Rose­bank; 010 593 4545

De­signed for “the ad­ven­tur­ous burger lover”, BGR prides it­self on high-qual­ity in­gre­di­ents and of­fers its pa­trons a choice of counter or restau­rant seat­ing, as well as take­aways. We fell for the cheese burger (beef patty topped with ched­dar, let­tuce, tomato, onions, mush­rooms, pick­les and Pep­padews; R59).

Dur­ban REPUB­LIK Unit 8, Broad­way Shop­ping Cen­tre, Swapo rd, Dur­ban North; 031 573 1429

With amaz­ing burg­ers, like the Repub­lik 4.0 (beef patty topped with Camem­bert, deep-fried Parma ham, fig and rose­mary sauce; R95), live mu­sic evenings and laid­back decor, it’s no sur­prise that this spot is a lo­cal favourite! Feel­ing cre­ative? Build your own burger with an ex­ten­sive list of scrump­tious top­pings (from R65).

DIS­TILLERY 031 2nd Floor, The Foundry, 43 Sta­tion Drive, Berea; 087 941 4540

Dur­ban’s first craft dis­tillery has im­pres­sive ar­ti­sanal spir­its and gourmet street food. The Pro­hi­bi­tion Waf­fle (deep-fried chicken served with rel­ish and blue cheese dip; R80) is a tasty twist on the clas­sic chicken burger, and we loved the white miso ice cream (R20) as a sweet treat to end.

UNION SQUARE 59 Ade­laide Tambo Drive, Dur­ban North; 031 563 0923

The ‘burger bucket list’ at this fun spot ranges from in­ven­tive choices, like the Asian In­va­sion (chicken patty topped with co­rian­der, Thai green curry sauce and moz­zarella; R60) to the pop­u­lar Bant­ing op­tion (R59), although Bant­ing lovers be warned: the chips are pretty ir­re­sistible!

Cape Town DROPKICK MUR­PHY’S 8 Kloof Street, Gar­dens; 021 422 2251

This pop­u­lar Dur­ban restau­rant has set up a Cape Town branch – and we couldn’t be hap­pier, as the trendy decor, cool sta , fun set­ting and stel­lar menu add up to a great ex­pe­ri­ence. Our sug­ges­tion: start with the loaded potato skins (with ba­con, cheese, tomato salsa and sour cream; R45) then tackle one of the de­lec­ta­ble burg­ers. Our favourite: the La Paris (beef patty with ba­con, brie and caramelised onions; R82).

JERRY’S BURGER BAR 5 Park Rd, Gar­dens; 021 422 4415

Com­fort­able, re­laxed and sit­u­ated in a vi­brant, fash­ion­able area, Jerry’s Burger Bar cre­ates ex­cel­lent clas­sics, like the Cheap­skate (beef patty topped with pick­les; R65), but the part of the menu that re­ally got us ex­cited was their Burg­ers of the World sec­tion. Top of our list: the Ja­panese-in­spired ra­men-noo­dle burger, which in­volves a beef patty nes­tled on a bun made en­tirely of noo­dles (R79).

ENGRUNA EATERY 343 Main Rd, Sea Point; 021 433 0789

A wel­com­ing at­mos­phere and at­ten­tive ser­vice com­bined with a some­thing­for-ev­ery­one menu? Count us in! The tapas dishes in­clude oven-roasted black mush­rooms (R48), and there are fab­u­lous burger op­tions, like the chorizo burger (R82), as well as a wide range of de­li­cious sauces (we loved the basil and blue cheese mayo; R20). Don’t miss the truf­fle and Parme­san chips (R40). You won’t go home hun­gry!

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