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The 6 Best Burgers in Christchurch

The Hunt for the Best Burger in Town

Are these the best burgers in Christchurch? Our buddies at Neat Places reckon they’ve nailed the best places to get your burger fix.

Did your favourite joint make the cut? #ExploreCHC

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1. Black Burger

Born from a love of American icon like In-N-Out Burger, Black Burger launched post-lockdown and have been selling out every night. What makes them so good? 100% Black Origin Wagyu beef patties stacked on pillowy buns from Grizzly, paired with the freshest Canterbury ingredients. All burgers can be served on gluten free buns and the vegetarian/vegan patties from The Brothers Green pack a punch.

Good for:

  • Casual
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
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2. Bacon Bros

One of the Ōtautahi Christchurch’s most popular joints with a near-constant line of punters. Bacon Bros have more than 18 burgers, their massive menu caters for everyone. They’ve sourced coconut bacon so no one has to miss out, and it’s not just burgers. Their deep-fried cauliflower is famous in its own right, and their hand cut fries are a must-have side. Check out their second premises, Shaka Bros, at Riverside Market.

Good for:

  • Casual
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
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3. Burger Burger

Burger Burger is all about good times, good people and good food. Their burgers and sides are all made in-house from top quality produce. Wash it all down with a Duck Island ice cream milkshake, a Sawmill beer or a house-made cocktail. Be sure to check out their sundae bar for dessert. Catering for all dietary needs, Burger Burger takes pride in making everyone feel at home. In fact, the veggie burger is so gigantic (and tasty) that getting your mouth around it is a feat of its own.

Good for:

  • Courtyard
  • Casual
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Child friendly
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4. The Burger Joint

These guys earned their stripes flipping burgers in a caravan they bought off Trade Me – their slick new joint in New Brighton testament to their popularity. Roll up for hand-made Angus beef patties, or get involved with the vegan version. Kimchi loaded fries are the ultimate burger sidekick, alongside a Southpaw beer. You can still spot the beloved caravan at local events or at Common Ground on Fridays.

Good for:

  • Casual
  • Vegan / vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Bike friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Dog friendly
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5. OGB

OGB is a slice of vintage Christchurch right in the city centre. The Old Government Building (OGB) it calls home was built in the early 1900sand staff are dressed accordingly. Their burgers, however, are a modern gastronomic experience. The fried chicken burger is served with kimchi, provolone and fermented chilli mayo, and who could say no to a fried halloumi burger. Of course, all served with hand-cut fries.

Good for:

  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Gluten free friendly
  • Live music
  • Courtyard
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6. Smokey T's

Smokey T’s has earned a fast cult following for some of the juiciest slow-cooked meat you’ve ever tasted. We’re talking 10-hour brisket, pork belly, chicken, fried chicken…all of it. Throw in some milk buns with pickles and Smokey T’s original sauce and you have yourself a good time. Carefully selected meats are smothered with house-made sauces, rubs and glazes and left to simply do their thing. From start to finish this BBQ eatery is quality.

Good for:

  • Casual
  • Meat

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