Hip and happening spot focused firmly on what’s between the buns.
Hudsons has been around for nearly a decade, and certainly wears its heart on its sleeve: this is a burger joint; everything else is mere distraction. There are more than 20 different burgers on offer, with some seriously creative flavour combinations on the go.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with the classic bacon-and-cheese combo in The Original Royale, but tossing bacon jam and dusted onions (The Bacon Jam) or BBQ sauce and brisket (Jack the Pickle) on top adds a new level of texture and flavour. While most burgers are made from ‘veld-fed free roaming’ beef, you’ll also find ostrich, chicken and vegetarian options. Carb-free burgers also available.
Most burgers are available in either 180g or 250g servings, and cooked (unless requested otherwise) to medium-rare. If you just can’t decide, there’s a decent selection of sliders.
And those distractions? Burgers aside you’ll find grilled pork ribs, salads and pizzas on offer. But honestly? Come for the burgers.
Drinks Good selection of burger-friendly craft beer in bottle and on tap. The wine list is small, so rather BYO so if you take wine seriously.
Efficient and friendly service from mostly-female mostly-young wait-staff.
Ambience The guitar rock soundtrack and waitresses in teeny denim shorts feels a little dated, but certainly attracts a vibey young crowd.
Boisterous night out with friends.
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