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Hudsons The Burger Joint (Claremont)

Hudsons The Burger Joint (Claremont)
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Cost
R70 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Burgers
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Katharine Jacobs

Food
This suburban outpost of the popular burger joint is one of the more atmospheric places to dine in the area. You’re here for burgers, but consider beginning with a calzoncini – a sort of folded pizza bread. The creamy peri-peri chicken, caramelized onion and mozzarella one is downright moreish. From there, progress to the main event: one of the tasty burgers with inventive toppings. The bacon jam burger with cheddar, lettuce and dusted onions has a great, sweet, tangy jam; while the Original Royale features great battered onion rings, bacon, chillies and cheddar. Sides are extra.

This branch also offers soft floury tacos and some really good pizzas. Finish with a waffle, or the absurd-sounding but absolutely delicious deep-fried Oreos with ice cream.

Drinks
Milkshakes are served as their own event, within vast goblets that invite sharing. Try the Lindt chocolate brownie flavour or a salted caramel popcorn milkshake. There are also cocktails, beers and a simple wine list with familiar labels, featuring some reasonably priced options by the glass.

Ambience
This branch is popular with students, so expect a lively hum inside. Leather banquettes with warm, low lighting and lots of dark wood keep things sophisticated, though.

Service
Friendly and generally good.

And…
Their burgers are made using free-range, grass-fed beef from Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants.

(September 2017)

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User reviews

  • Good burgers. Crap service. Filthy restaurant.
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  • Fantastic experience, will come again
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  • the best burger I tasted so far. was nice and juicy, and the fact that you can have any burger toppings you desire. the place is nice and cosy too
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  • Never disappoints, mouth watering eats, great service and relaxed atmosphere... 5 stars aren't enough
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  • What I like about Hudson's is that they trendy and have a big variety. They also inexpensive and the environment is relaxing, exactly what I need after a rough week. Definitely my top burger restaurant.
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  • Great burgers, attentive staff coupled with a vibey restaurant. The food and drinks are fantastic and excellently priced. Always busy, even if it is a more upmarket burger franchise which is a testament to the friendly, helpful service and amazing food . Best Margarita’s
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  • The ambience isn't bad and neither was the food. However, the service was rather slow. Very average experience
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  • Was not impressed with food at all. Very pricey too. The cocktails were so diluted that the alcohol could not even be tasted. service was average. Nothing to brag about. Have eaten much better burgers for much cheaper.
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  • Popped in for a pre-movie burger on Fri and was honestly one of the best burgers I've had - the Bacon Jam is a revelation. One thing I haven't been that keen on at Hudson's is that they cook their burgers medium rare as standard which, while I like my steak medium rare, I find it a bit moo-ey in a burger. I requested it done medium and it was AMAZING!
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  • No one can compare to the Hudsons burgers and drinks they are number 1!! Excellent service and vibe , could eat and drink there everyday of the week because of their happy hour , it is too much power ! 10 times better than tigers milk :)
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  • Love to come here for the best burgers in Cape Town! It's always a terrific place to bring a few mates and some dolls as the cocktail and drinks menu is to die for which will always get the party started , if you know what I mean ;) vibey for all ages who want to have a great eating out experience!
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  • Perfect spot for some drinks and delicious burgers. Great vibe and perfect for big groups of people.
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  • Hudsons is a place where great service, good friends and a winning ambience collide. The energy of the staff is contagious during happy hour which sets the pace for a great evening! Great food and cocktails all round. I Love Hudsons!
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  • Amazing food and drinks. The perfect place to unwind after a long day with half priced draughts, cocktails and starters throughout the week between 4:30-6:30pm.
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  • Amazing food and drinks. The perfect place to unwind after a long day with half priced draughts, cocktails and starters throughout the week between 4:30-6:30pm.
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  • One of the top burger joints in Cape Town! The food is absolutely delicious. They have a variety of burgers, salads, pizzas etc. And let's not mention their milkshakes and cocktails.... amazing! They also have a happy hour every Monday to Thursdays, 4:30-6:30
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  • One of the top burger joints in Cape Town! The food is absolutely delicious. They have a variety of burgers, salads, pizzas etc. And let's not mention their milkshakes and cocktails.... amazing! They also have a happy hour every Monday to Thursdays, 4:30-6:30
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  • Best place to enjoy a Friday afternoon with friends! Cocktails and big and yummy and the appetizers are delicious!
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  • One of my favorite burger joints, The food is always on point. My friends and I come by guaranteed to be getting the best service and a fun environment. overall I would definitely recommend hudsons to those who enjoy a cold beer and a tasty, freshly made burger!
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  • The BEST burger joint! Not only are the burgers great but the service and overall ambience is incredible. The wide variety of burgers is what makes this place so unique and a menu which includes choices for those with specific food requirements (gluten free, wheat free, diary free... Etc). I would suggest this Burger Joint to anyone who enjoys an up beat ambience and hearty meal.
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  • The perfect place for a family meal or to grab some drinks with friends, great ambiance and the best burgers around! Seriously recommend a meal here
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  • One of my favourite places in Cape Town, great for any occasion wether it be casual drinks with friends after work or a lovely dinner!! Food is always fresh and cocktails are to die for, especially the frozen margaritas! I would suggest hudsons to all my friends and family!
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  • By far the best burger shop in town ! In regards to food - absolutely delicious ! The service and overall ambience is incomperable to any restaurant I've ever been to. Incredible experience full stop.
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  • Amazing Burger Joint located in the heart of claremont. Their burgers are made from fresh ingredients and amazing toppings. Beer on tap is great!! Their Hudsons Pale Ale is delicious! A must if you love burgers and beer. They also have salads, pizzas, ribs and much more!!
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  • Best ever ever. My favorite place to eat since the first time i went there. X so delicious. Gets super busy...for obvious reasons.
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  • Highly disappointed with the overall experience at your Claremont branch last night. The waitresses were not particularly interested in serving us and were constantly chatting to their multitude of friends outside on the deck. We had about 4 different waitresses bring food to our table at various stages of the evening, food didn't all arrive at the same time and we didn't receive one of our starters. When we needed to leave quickly and didn't want to pay for said missing starter on our bill, our original waitress gave major attitude about not speaking up earlier and literally lambasted us for her lack of service and checking that our order came out the kitchen correctly. Having eaten at your branch in Kloof Street a few times, this was a major disappointment and I don't think we'll be visiting again any time soon...
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  • Not the best burgers in town, they used to be a lot tastier. Really love their milkshakes though, the Oreo one really hits the spot!
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  • Not often one can say that everything was wonderful - service and atmosphere was perfect. The food was exactly what we were hoping for. Sitting outside running into old friends rounded the evening off perfectly.

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  • Wine prices are way over the top - cheapest R130 for red.They catch you also with having chips as a seperate item.

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  • Shocking service from the moment I walked in the door. Waited exceptionally long to be seated despite having booked. Our table had to wave and beg for a waitress from then on right up until payment. Bad service not due to lack of staff (two floor managers and plenty of waitresses), just ineffectual and incompetent management. The only positive that saves this eatery is the great food which I would recommend you order by phone before you arrive as it will take ages to arrive.

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  • Always enjoy Hudsons Green Point (great service and detail, fresh roses in a burger joint!) like Kloof Street. But oh dear their venture into Claremont is lack lustre, no atmosphere and without any comfortable feel.

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  • Food and service are always great, however the place needs to do something about its ventilation as the smoke from the grill builds up quite a bit when all the doors are closed.

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  • Service friendly but scant and delivery of drinks too slow. Menu has interesting and innovative options. Burger overall had good flavour but patty was overcooked (asked for medium-rare) and I was left wondering how much actual meat was in it. Side salad delish but could have better priced option without artichokes and pinenuts. May I also suggest a no/low-carbs burger option. Overall enjoyable meal, good vibe and will try it again.

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  • Some lapses in service and way, way overcooked burgers. Hope these are just teething problems.

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  • Great burgers as always. Pity the service is rather lacklustre - our drinks arrived after our burgers. Say no more. But will give them another try...

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Menu

Set menu - CLAREMONT - Updated July 2017

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian

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