Üburger – Equitable Place – CBD [Lunch Crawl]

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Üburger has been open for a barely a month and lunch crowds are already catching on to a good thing when they see one. By the time we arrived, all tables were taken and lines were stretched outside the curb. The owner is a hard working lady who controls the front of the house while the very capable kitchen staff churn out endless burgs to satiate Melbourne’s appetite. Üburger caters to all kinds of crowds, if you’re in a hurry and need something quick  – they have premade sandwiches/rolls/soups and salads. If you have time to wait for their burgers, you’re going to be in for a treat.

Luckily, Mr. Brunswick and I always have time.

Hey, what time is it? Burger time, amigo.

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Motherclucker w/ extra patty (korean style crumbed buttermilk chicken, butter lettuce, fresh tomato, caramelised onion, mayo) – $13.90 ($2 extra with chips combo)
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Classic w/ extra patty and bacon (beef patty, butter lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, red onion, pickles, ketchup, dijon mustard, mayo) – $16.90 ($2 extra with chips combo)

We live in an age where the traditional burger has been revamped to a different beast than what it was just a decade ago. Gone are the traditional burger buns that wrapped the $5 burger with the lot and gone are the paper bags that provided a encapsulating steam trap that are notorious for stealing 50% of the melted cheese. Brioche is now the bun of choice and who needs a plate when you have a fancy wooden chopping board?

Truly, this is the age of things being just a little bit fancy.

Highlights:

  • Service: As mentioned before, the owner has things in lock down. Efficient without being rude and knows how to control her business while coming across as being very likable. In other words, I love her.
  • The beef pattys here are thick, hearty and juicy – I’m pretty glad I got two patty’s and didn’t manage to get food coma (I lied, I died for 2 hours after). First bite and there were juices everywhere! Despite having two patty’s the brioche held up structurally. Recommended.
  • Mr. Brunswick reported the Motherclucker was good too. Not the best he’s ever had, but the chicken patty’s were flavourful as if they were marinated overnight and juicy all the way through. Recommended.
  • Not sure if the fries were beer battered or not but they were crispy as heck. The kitchen cooks a solid burger combo and very fast despite the crowds. Recommended.
  • Self-serve water fridge, very Korean. I like.

Not-quite-highlights:

  • Not sure if this a bad thing but there’s a lot of juice/fat that landed on the chopping board after I took one bite. If this isn’t your thing you’re gonna have a bad time. If you’re a pig like me, then it’s free dipping sauce for your chips.
  • You might have a hard time finding their listing on Zomato with their stylised Ü. Fret not, I’m here to make your life easier. Just click below.
  • There are only a few cosy tables and these will be full during the lunch time rush – either you come early or you’re gonna be camping for the first available seat like we did. You may curse diners for eating slow and taking their time in the process.

4 moustaches out of 5

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