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The Great Burger Company (GBC Illovo)

The Great Burger Company (GBC Illovo)
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Cost
R80
Ambience
Local cuisine, Quick meals
Food
Burgers, Food from the Americas
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Owners description

The Great Burger Company is a classic burger restaurant that offers customers an opportunity to design their own burger that defies the standard template. They use the choicest cuts of sirloin and rump beef, free-range chickens, Grade A lamb and the freshest vegetables. They boast a Zero MSG Policy.

User reviews

  • I inhaled the most amazing fillet steak tonight at the new GBC store on South road, in morningview. Definitely one of the best is had in a while!
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  • This place is amazing. Where everthing is just perfect! The amazing and attentive service to the mouth watering food! And of course the Cocktails. We are going back there today as we just cannot get enough. The half price special makes this value for money which you will not find anywhere else!
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  • What a great place. A group of us went to the GBC on a Friday after work(to take advantage of the 1/2 price cocktail ;-)) and we absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was relaxed, there was great music playing and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be returning soon and you can be sure that I am telling everyone I know about the GBC- well done team GBC!
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  • The foods are fantastic!! We enjoyed the meals and had very nice time here! Love South Africa, love GBC! Can’t wait to go back.
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  • WOW! We're so enjoyed GBC Illovo that my girls aged 5 and 9 keep asking to go back. Problem is there is no GBC in Shangahai (yet). They loved the bacon and cheese curly fries and the kiddies beef burgers. In our week in Johannesburg my mother and I went through most of the menu. The Ahi Tuna burger is out of this world. Please come to Shanghai!!!
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  • The name says it all ... great burgers,shakes,ribs and wings. My family loves it more and more everytime we go.. if you haven't tried it add it to your bucket list ....
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  • GBC was truly a wonderful experience for my family and I. The service was amazing and the food was even better! Truly the Best Burger I have had in a very long time! My Husband and two children agree! It's the first time both my children, who are 5 and 9, finished their entire meals! A definite 5 Star thumbs up from me for GBC!
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  • Excellent burgers, steaks and ribs, hands down the best hot buffalo wings I've ever eaten. Unbeatable.
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  • Fantastic view over Joburg on the upstairs deck and a perfect for people watching pavement. Friendly, happy staff that go out of their way for you with a smile. Tasty, fresh food (the bacon cheese fries are worth every single calorie) and the burgers are juicy and cooked to perfection. You can't go wrong with a classic cheese burger with a side of crispy onion rings, a thick, creamy chocolate milkshake and an ice cream cone for the walk back to your car. Our favourite place for family night, the kids love the popcorn and the waffles, my husband loves the craft beer on tap and their sirloin steak and I love that I get a night off where we all leave happy, full and satisfied. The Great Burger Company lives up to it's name every time!
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  • Yet to have anything other than great meal from this joint.
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  • The most yummiest, most divine burgers EVER!!! What I wouldn't do for a GBC burger, milkshake and a waffle right now !
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  • The best cheese burger in Joburg!!
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  • Best ahi tuna burger I've ever had! Such a vibe for any night of the week!
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  • Excellent ambiance, great burgers I have tasted in a long time. Friendly staff. Will most definitely go there again
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  • Simply the best bacon cheese burger I've had in South Africa!!!! No better place for burger enthusiasts - clever menu and craft beer. The owner Nicole is passionate about what she does and the food reflects it. Looking forward to my next burger.
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  • Food, there should be more stars to choose. Evertything from starters to deserts is out of this world and prepared to perfection. The burgers, and I am unadventurous so I just have the normal cheese one, which is world class, together with cheesy fries on the side and a coke, really make the meal and experience a perfect one. My wife, she has a lamb burger, which she raves about and a gourmet milkshake to finish it off. Overall, I recommend it highly. I have dined there probably 10 times or more, and have never left with a bad experience or "bad taste in my mouth". Thank you
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  • Best burger in town. I love the Mediterranean burger and their shakes are decadent.
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  • Wonderful service, The burgers are tasty. Love the venue, its vibey and welcoming! The prices are also reasonable, especially for what you are getting. I love the cocktails too :) So many delicious options!! GBC is a MUST !!
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  • Walking in I was a bit nervous after being told these were the best burgers in Johannesburg, could they live up to the hype? It was a busy Friday night and the atmosphere reminded me of Anfield on a big European night, it was electric! We were greeted by a server as we walked in and asked to sit upstairs, the cheeky server saw that the only table that was empty was reserved but made a plan and let us have it. First Goal! Cynthia then let us know we had arrived in the middle of Happy Hour and that Craft Beer on tap was half price for the next hour as well as all "social food" fancy way of saying starters. We ordered a large jug of the crafty stuff, Jack Black, and a couple of social foods to start. The beer arrived in a flash, and then the food ... Hot wings, jalapeño poppers and deep fried avocado wrapped in bacon! Off to a great start everything was perfect but those deep fried bacon avocados were like beating Everton 5-0 ( they were that good). Then the burgers... Fook mi ... The burgers! I don't fancy my burgers too fancy a bacon cheese burger is as far as I'll go with toppings, I believe you judge a burger on the quality of the patty and was duly informed from our happy server that they only make their patty's out of A grade Rump and Sirloin. I ordered the bacon cheese and my mates Giggsy, ordered a Mediterranean Burger(lamb patty, feta and tzatziki on a ciabatta), and Stevie G deciceded to build his own, with so many toppings it looked like the Eiffel tower when it arrived! We also had curly fries and Giggsy had the Sweet potato fries ( yes he's a Manc) he did say they were great though between wolfing down his Mediterranean burger and fries, I'm not kidding when I say he wolfed it down he literally grabbed it with both hands and smashed it in a minute he loved it that much, you'll understand what a feat this is if you've been , the burgers are huge! Stevie ate his tower with a knife and fork like he's posh. He said it was amazing, as good as scoring a header in Istanbul. Back to my bacon cheese burger the patty was juicy and you could taste the quality of the meat with just the right amount of seasoning, good proper cheddar you could tell it's the real deal and not the processed stuff and a very healthy helping of crispy streaky bacon the burger mayo brought it all together nicely , the toasted brioche bun was sweet and buttery like it should be. A Great Burger indeed! Eating that burger felt like beating UTD 3 nil at Old Trafford ! I couldn't do desert but Giggsy wanted to try the waffle with nuttella, he said it was inspirational, what ever that means! All in all it was a great night out ! Great craft beer , Great burgers and Great setting, Great service all at a great price. Like winning Big Ears five times it's the real deal and deserves five stars. GBC Y.N.W.A
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  • Awesome half price cocktails and jugs of beer from 4-7 Wed to Fri. A great way to end the week with frozen margaritas, Mozambican RnRs, BBQ chicken wings and other social foods. If you feel like something more substantial try out the slider burgers! Three burgers including my absolute favorite tzatziki lamb burger. Add a bowl of their delicious curly fries and you are good to go!
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  • I absolutely love everything about GBC. They have the best weekday special from 4-7pm where you can get half-price drinks and social foods. I have referred so many friends who all ended up loving it. The food is always amazing and the service is really great. GBC is definitely one of my favourite hangout spots in Joburg!
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  • This is one of my favourite spots before a night out. A few of their social meals between friends, paired with their extensive cocktail selection is a recipe for a good time The service is also great
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  • This place is amazing! Definitely worth an evening out, the price is reasonable, the service and ambience are great but most importantly the burgers are SO GOOD! Loving GBC and I'm making it a regular for a fun night out. :)
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  • Awesome Vibe. Great Food! Can't go wrong.
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  • Best Burger I have had in a long time! The staff are really friendly and service is attentive, well exceeding expectations. I will definitely be back! They have an amazing burger lunch deal which includes curly fries and a draft beer. I had the Great Mediterranean Burger, the lamb was juicy and tasty! Highly recommend it!
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  • As you enter the spot you are welcomed by a magnificent ambience. The service was top notch, waiters and managers on point and they made you feel welcome. The burgers here can be accurately described in the name of the Restaurant itself. They def. serve the BEST burgers in town! Love this place!!!
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  • Best service, burgers & cocktails!!
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  • Brilliant service and even better food!
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  • Great vibe and friendly staff. Menu seems to have something for everyone and you cant go wrong with the Cheese and Bacon Fries and a Nutella Milkshake
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  • By far the best burger in South Africa.
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  • Mediterranean burger, curly fries and a peanut brittle milkshake, can't go wrong with that combo...
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  • Always great! Mediterranean Burger and Onion Strings is my favorite.
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  • Really enjoy the great food and friendly service I receive at GBC. Awesome decor. My kids love the burgers and milkshakes.
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  • Delicious and fresh burgers. Wonderful service with a smile
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  • My mouth is literally watering thinking about the ribs and burgers..
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  • GBC Illovo is an awesome spot. The food is always delicious, the vibe is really welcoming and comfortable and the staff are all awesome folks and are always friendly and eager to please. The jalapeño poppers and sesame chicken strips will definitely leave you with a happy belly and that's before you even get to the burgers, which speak for themselves! I will definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for awesome food and a lekker vibe!!
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  • The staff make you feel at home, the setting is chilled and fun and the food is awesome. For a burger joint they do firey hot wings which go very nicely with a range of some house finger likin fries. Jalapeño fries, cheese fries, chilli cheese, choose your one that suits your mood. If you're on a diet try not to even look at the gourmet shakes, I think you gain 2 kilos just by looking at them. Personal favourite is the Mediterranean burger, with jalapeño fries and peanut brittle milk shake.
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  • Friendly atmosphere love going there great food too!
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  • The best burger place in Johannesburg!
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  • Food is always fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and the vibe is great. Definitely one of my favorite places!
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  • Love the Build Your Burger concept. You can have a lot of fun with that. And then milkshakes makes it a fun experience. Like the ambiance and decor with the diner-ish feel. Very nice spot.
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Facilities

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

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