BGR Burger Restaurant

5 Reviews
Burgers, Food from the Americas
Phone Number 0105934545 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am to 8.30pm


Menu - BGR Burger Restaurant Menu - Updated February 2018


R60 avg main meal
Burgers, Food from the Americas
BYO, no charge
R60 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Sandiso Ngubane

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 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.

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.

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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User reviews

5 Reviews
    BGR has brought the classic american style take-out burger to Joburg. The difference being that they're made with some seriously top notch ingredients, including 100% beef patties and some super good chips - and you can taste the difference. Go for a standard order of a single cheese burger with "the works" and you won't be disappointed. The decor is clean and simple with a hint of American-diner. Arguably, one of the best burger spots in town!
    If you've recently returned from a trip to the states and are hankering for a Shake Shack/Five Guys style burger you need to try BGR. Every two months or so I get a hankering for one that nothing else will satiate. I like the well cooked almost crunchy patty and the chips are like Mc Donald's chips but better.
    This is the best burger in Joburg...and contest! I haven't been to their new premises yet but they can only be an improvement on the previous shop, which was basic. The good news is that it shouldn't be too long to wait, in my household. Go and see what the fuss is about, you won't be sorry. (Last tip - eat there, the burgers are juicy so are best enjoyed straight away)
    I visited BGR when they were still in the Caltex garage on Jan Smuts. It was such a hole in the wall, you wouldn't take a second look. But, I did, as I had heard a few people raving about it. We ordered one of the plain and one double cheese, with the works. It was to die for. The mayo they use is amazeballs. The skinny fries are awesome, but my favourite has got to be their countertop chilli sauce, OMG. I have got to try the new venue soon, and hope their taste is just as good as the new space.

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