Consistently on the list of top 10 burgers in Sydney, I made my way to Five Points on the way to the physio (somewhat of a detour since my physio is two stops further on the train) and grabbed the Bronx burger. Described as a grilled beef burger, double cheese, pickles, aioli, mustard, bacon, onion jam and lettuce this burger packed a punch. It was very ordinary looking but it smelled good enough to make everyone at the physio hungry (I ate it in the waiting room and made everyone jealous). It was well seasoned and grilled but I didn't really get the hype. One of those cases where it's good but good just like every other good burger.
Five Points, 124 Walker Street, North Sydney
First, I was thrilled to have a famous burger pop up in the Inner West. I ordered the J Burger: Wagyu, American Cheese, pickles, tomato, onion, lettuce and J Sauce. When we went to follow up (it had been at least 20 minutes) we were told the burgers would take an hour and when they double checked, they couldn't find our order! The manager was nice enough to put us in the priority queue, but I think because they were in a rush, they didn't season our burgers properly. My burger was perfectly cooked - medium, and juicy - but had no flavour as I think they may have forgotten whatever seasoning was required. I might try it again, but I won't go all the way to their restaurant (North Sydney) to do it.
Burgers by Josh, The Upper Deck, Greenwood Plaza, 36 Blue Street, North Sydney
Every month, Workshop in Chippendale hosts a Burgers & Beats event featuring three different burger stalls, alcoholic beverages and a bunch of DJs playing cool music. It costs $10 to get in, and if you manage to eat 3 burgers (1 from each stall) your entry to the next event is free. I managed 1 burger! The burgers featured were Good Time Burger from Bondi, MilkBar by Café Ish from Redfern and Belfield on Botany. I managed to score a Good Ol'Time: wagyu patty, tomato chutney, onion, aioli. Considering this was the same as the last two burgers I had, I have to say this was the best of the lot. It was juicy, juicy, juicy and tasted the way a burger should, just a perfect mess of sauce on your fingers, grilled seasoned beef and soft but firm bun. It was also very filling - which teaches me to share next time so I can have other burgers. Pro Tip: buy a ticket to the event, get a stamp, grab a beer then head to the burger stalls outside. The lines are shorter and there are less people. Then you can get to the burger inside. You can also canvas to see which one you want to get before you get all excited and grab the first one (which is what I did, but no regrets here!)
Good Time Burger, The Eastern Hotel, Bondi Junction