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Burger Bistro (Villieria)

Burger Bistro (Villieria)
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Cost
R70 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Quick meals
Food
African, Bistro fare, Burgers, South African, Steak
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R55.50

Critic's review

Diana de Beer

In a town where burger is king, this is the first one that took the burger premise and built a mini empire around exactly that – and s cored high marks while ticking all the boxes.

Food
There are a few other options but why would you not have a burger at something called Burger Bistro? From their beginnings, they have been clear about their goals. It had to be the best burger, fresh ingredients, homemade patties, hand cut chips and a selection of burgers to keep you guessing and coming back for more. From the standard burger, it moves to Karate kid (topped with black peppercorn sauce), dirty Harry (garlic sauce of course), Hiroshima (smothered in Mushroom sauce) and the new kid on the block is the Kamikaze which is described as the country’s hottest burger. It’s topped with Carolina Reaper chilli sauce and there is some other stuff included but they claim you won’t taste it. Would you dare? Either way, they can boast about their burgers and their franchise is running as swift as the wind, which speaks volumes in a world where everyone is serving burgers. But this is their core business and it shows. It is good even if burgers aren’t your food of choice. Everyone needs to have a burger occasionally. One of their strengths is a good wine list but they’re also good with beer and recently introduced a fresh cocktail menu. Also check out their amazing milkshakes with flavours like peanut butter, candyfloss, crème brûlée, gingerbread or toffee nut. Nothing more to say, the choice is obvious.

Service
They know their stuff and have you smiling throughout.

Ambience
Burgers is the name of the game with all the memorabilia, music and the hottest colour – red - dominating the design which is classic burger chic.

Best for…They have a specific mission and they’ve never veered off course. If you want an elaborate, quality burger, look no further with franchises all over town from Hazlewood to Clubview and Montana, Kempton Park and Little Falls in Joburg, the most recent addition, with George in the Cape, in their sights.

(2018)

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  • Diane de Beer

    Food
    There are a few other options but why would you not have a burger at something called Burger Bistro? Their goal from the beginning was to make the best burger using fresh ingredients, homemade patties, hand cut chips and a selection of burgers to keep you guessing and coming back for more.

    From the standard burger, the menu moves to 'Karate kid' (topped with black peppercorn sauce), 'Dirty Harry' (garlic sauce of course), 'Hiroshima' (smothered in Mushroom sauce) and the new kid on the block is the 'Kamikaze', which is described as the country’s hottest burger and it’s topped with Carolina Reaper chilli sauce.

    Drinks
    One of their strengths is a decent wine list but there's also a good selection of beers and a cocktail menu. Also check out their amazing milkshakes with flavours like peanut butter, candy floss crème brûlée, gingerbread and toffee nut.

    Service
    The stuff members know their stuff and have you smiling throughout.

    Ambience
    Burgers is the name of the game with all the memorabilia, music and the hottest colour – red - dominating the design which is classic burger chic.

    Best for…
    Elaborate, good-quality burger.

    (2018)

     

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  • Alida Ryder

    Food
    Burger Bistro is well-known in Pretoria for offering some of the biggest, wackiest and most delicious burgers in town.

    The burgers here are incredibly inventive and come with quirky names to match. Take the Miss Piggy, which comes piled high with salami, streaky bacon and fried halloumi, or the Naas Botha with its double whammy of biltong. Whether you go for a classic bacon-and-cheese or one of the more adventurous combinations, you’re in for a treat.

    Every burger comes with a 200g home-made burger patty and a freshly baked bun, along with a pile of perfect chips. The rest is up to your tastebuds. Blue cheese, cherry-tomato jam and fresh basil? Yes please!

    They also offer a few steak options for those patrons not in the mood for burgers.

    Drinks
    The milkshake offering is equally delectable and ranges from standard vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to more gourmet options like apple pie, crème brûlée and candyfloss. There are also ice-cold beers, with a few craft options available, and a mediocre selection of wines.

    Ambience
    This is not the kind of place you come for a classy experience. 80s rock, car memorabilia and old records as place settings set the tone, but let’s be honest, who wants to eat a burger in a stuffy environment? Roll up your sleeves and enjoy!

    Service
    Staff members are fast, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

    And…
    Proper burgers, ice-cold beer and 80s tunes – what more could you ask for?

    (June 2017)

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User reviews

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  • I honestly love Burger Bistro expecially the Velleria one as it's a cute side walk one with a awesome vibe rad music and great ass Burges. I try hard to stick to a salad in the week but soon a Monroe or wild thing burger pops In my head and yip I'm thee with my hates having a sweet time
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  • Awesome food. Friendly and professional staff. Gr8 place for group/single fun.
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  • The original and best, great quality as usual and awesome value
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  • Awesome
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  • Amazing burgers, with very juicy patties and they always have fresh buns and toppings. They aren't shy with the cheese and sauces AT ALL. Very retro shop with an open kitchen. What I also love about the franchise is that they have decent wine and a very small markup on wine prices
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  • This restaurant is a couple blocks' walk from my SO and I's apartment and so we dine here very regularly. In all the time we have not once had an incorrect order, rude service, a poor meal, or anything other than the most pleasant of experiences even when the restaurant is packed over the weekends. The burgers and toppings are always fresh, generous in portion, and flavoured perfectly. The choice of plentiful sauces and toppings are creative and flawlessly paired with the exceptional patties and decadent buns. Although all are good, the Elvis with bacon and peanut sauce is by far the standout choice and has become my go- to order. The interior is retro, intimate, welcoming, and a great place to eat whether alone, on a casual date, or with a group of friends. Burger Bistro is unpretentious and effortlessly cool with honest to goodness food and friendly, efficient service to match. The milkshake selection is also vast and adventurous, and the beer selection is very decent. As this location is the original Burger Bistro I highly recommend a visit, particularly in the summer months when the lush jacaranda trees line Pierneef and blanket Villieria in purple, though the towering burgers are in themselves an equal sight to behold.
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  • Burger Bistro reminds me of a migraine. I know that might not sound like a compliment but hear me out. When you have a big headache you might think you have a migraine but when you have a migraine you know you are having a migraine and all the big headaches was just headaches and not migraines. In the same way if you have a great burger somewhere else you might think you are having the best burger in the wold but when you have a Burger Bistro burger you know you are having the best burger in the word and all other burgers was just, burgers. Threfore by going to Burger Bistro you dont have to think its the best burger you are having, you will know its the best burger in the world you are having.
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  • Excellent burgers, best value for money. Absolute delish!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
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  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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