Burger Wars

Sydney’s top chefs smash pans to create Sydney’s best burger

Time Out challenged six top Sydney chefs to make their best burger, to be tasted and rated by six Sydney experts. Each burger is available on the chefs' regular menus, so the winner is – you! 

Dan Hong - Burger

DAN HONG - LOTUS

"Bun, meat, onions, sauce, cheese, mayo and pickles - no fancy shit."

 

Colin Fassnidge - Burger

 

COLIN FASSNIDGE - FOUR IN HAND

"A great burger starts with the meat. Shit meat equals a shit burger."

 

Justin North - Burger

 

JUSTIN NORTH - CHARLIE & CO.

"The worst thing you can do is have a dry burger. That's why the quality of the fat is so important."

 

RJ Lines

 

RJ LINES - NEUTRAL BAY BAR & DINING

Oh boy, this burger is a cheesy, saucy number.

 

Neil Perry - Burger

 

NEIL PERRY - ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL

"A burger is meat, bun, cheese, sauce, pickle and at most - as we do - bacon. End of story."

 

Joe Pavlovich - Burger

 

JOE PAVLOVICH - GLASS

"It's about the meat and the burger bun you use. Without those quality items, you'll struggle."

 

Justin North (Becasse, Quarter 21); Dan Hong (Lotus, Ms Gs); Neil Perry (Rockpool; Rockpool Bar and Grill, Spice Temple); Colin Fassnidge (Four in Hand); Joe Pavlovich (Glass) and RJ Lines (Neutral Bay Bar and Dining) served six judges their best burgers in a blind taste test.

There was trash talkin'; jive talkin' and more than a little electricity in the air as each chef prepared their burger, to be tasted and rated. The results were surprising, and every chef who entered made an absolutely cracking burger. Dark horse Colin Fassnidge came in third (the man dressed and seasoned each goddamn lettuce leaf) while RJ Lines came in second. Taking home the glory of winning Burger Wars, however, was Neil Perry with the legendary Rockpool Bar and Grill burger.

Are these Sydney's best? You can taste them and rate them for yourselves or tell us below.

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First published on 12 May 2011. Updated on 17 Jun 2011.

By Myffy Rigby   |  
 

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