Huxtaburger, Melbourne

by lex on February 13, 2014

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A few months had passed since our first visit to Huxtaburger and I was keen to head back and see what I thought second time around. So after an afternoon drinking session which rolled on into the evening we headed out for a late night burger.

Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq sauce, mustard, mayo, pickles ($12.50).

In true Lex style I ordered a burger sans all the sauces. No mustard, mayo or bbq sauce to interfere with my burger. Ordering late at night without much of a crowd I knew we were in for a perfectly prepared burger. And it was. This burger was so much better than the one I’d had in September. It still doesn’t compare to Shake Shack, but it is definitely one of Australia’s finest burgers.

Buns crisped up while retaining their soft centre. Piping hot burger with that delicious Wagyu beef patty I remembered from last time. The slightly melting cheddar cheese, fresh tomato and lettuce really make this burger the fine specimen that it is.

Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq sauce, mustard, mayo, pickles (sans sauce)

Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq sauce, mustard, mayo, pickles (sans sauce)

Dylan hadn’t been won over by the Denise last time so he decided he needed to pair the burger right back and order the Theo for himself. He enjoyed it more than the Denise he’d had first time around but felt the beef was overwhelmed by the number of condiments on the burger. We had a lengthy discussion about the components of the burger and what makes it so tasty.

Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq sauce, mustard, mayo, pickles (sans sauce)

Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq sauce, mustard, mayo, pickles (sans sauce)

Not convinced with the Denise or the Theo, on our next visit a few days later Dylan did something unheard of in Dylan-land. He decided to order the exact same burger as me for a direct comparison – a Huxtaburger with no sauces. He knew there was ketchup on the table that he could add if required but he really just wanted to strip the burger back to its core – the beef patty and bun.

He’ll admit it is one of the truly good burgers out there but he’s struggling to find a burger that compares with Shake Shack. He’d rather go all out and head back to Rockpool Bar & Grill for Neil Perry’s Wagyu burger. On the other hand I love the simplicity of the Huxtaburger and love it (and the Theo) for what it is.

Huxtaburger
Fulham Place, Shop 11, 357 Collins Street
(access from Fulham Place off Flinders Lane)
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9417 6328
Huxtaburger Website

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chocolatesuze June 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm

i liked huxtaburger but i LOVED the burger at rockwell and sons in collingwood!

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Lex June 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

chocolatesuze you might be on to something. I’ve heard the Rockwell & Sons burgers are epic. Dylan is in search of the best burger in Aus so we might just need to head back to Melbs to check it out!

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