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BGR Burger Restaurant

BGR Burger Restaurant
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Cost
R60 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Quick meals
Food
Burgers, Food from the Americas
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
BYO, no charge

Critic's review

Sandiso Ngubane

Food
BGR’s burgers are juicy, full of flavour and generally satisfying, even though they look small. The menu is quite small, offering only beef and veg burger options. The beef comes either as a plain or cheese burger, while the veg option can be either a herb-loaded patty or a grilled cheese vegetable patty. Add-ons come free of charge, ranging from lettuce to tomatoes, grilled onions, pickles, raw onion, peppadews, and jalapeños. There’s no limit as to how many you’re allowed and you can pack on as much as you want – the burger still comes perfectly intact with a generous patty and fresh, perfectly sized buns. (For R20, you can add some crispy bacon.) Their French fries are always fresh and perfectly crispy but come at an additional cost to the burgers.

Drinks
Drinks options include root beer, purple cow or creamsicle floats, as well as cold drinks like Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta Orange and Sprite. There’s no bar or alcohol served at the venue, but patrons often bring their own, especially on busy nights, when queues can snake through the restaurant. A stand-out is their freshly squeezed lemonade, but they also offer fresh brewed ice teas. For dessert, try either their vanilla or chocolate shakes.

Service
Busy times, like the monthly First Thursdays event that happens in the area, can leave you with a less than favourable impression of the service, understandably, but come in at lunch or on any other less busy day and you’ll find that the staff at BGR are not only friendly, but are also always willing to tell you more about the menu and how the food is sourced. On my visit, the waiter very gladly allowed me to taste their freshly squeezed lemonade, which he proudly shared was squeezed by himself! The restaurant is always clean, which is something often lacking at self-service restaurants.

Ambience
Supremely casual. It can get busy and noisy sometimes, but that’s no reason to give it a skip.

Best for…
Lunchtime meetings, a casual first date or a quick bite.

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(August 2018)

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  • Marie-Lais Emond

    Food
    Among restaurant chefs, there is the adage that the shorter the menu at a restaurant, the better the food tastes there. This is true more often than not. It is equally true at this burger outlet that surpasses most others. There are but four main burgers from which to choose: a hamburger, a double hamburger, a cheeseburger and a double cheeseburger. The burgers are outstandingly juicy and delicious. Made from exceptionally good meat, ground perfectly, without any flavour-marring additives. The buns, too, are good and substantial. The fries are straight-cut and crispily good, though sadly made from imported potatoes.

    Some of the sauces are imported too but the mayonnaise is homemade, as is the deliciously savoury rather than sweet smoky BBQ sauce. There is no extra charge for any of the additions you may opt to add to your burger, except for the crisp American bacon. So, you can pile on raw or grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, pickles, peppadews, jalapeño chillis, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, BBQ sauce, BGR sauce, hot sauce or tomato ketchup.

    They also have ice cream available in the classic flavours.

    Drinks
    Milkshakes and real American lemonade are on offer.

    Service
    It’s pretty good and sunny for this style, which consists of ordering at a counter.

    Ambience
    The shop has a nice neat interior and the loaded cardboard trays can go straight onto one of the tables if you want to eat here, but it is not intended to be a restaurant.

    And…
    Of course you can take the food away. That’s really what it’s for.

    (October 2017)

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
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