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.
Lunchtime meetings, a casual first date or a quick bite.
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