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Best Burgers in the City Centre

Where to go when you need a burger fix
7 June, 2018

Nothing beats a hearty burger in the heart of the city, whether it’s a lunchtime indulgence or a dinner feast, we have rounded up the tastiest burgers for the win!

Beef Burger, $20 | The Botanist, City Works Depot

Glazed with smoked cheddar and accompanied with fresh lettuce, pickles and caramelised onions, this beef burger from The Botanist is made for the hungry. Sit amongst the greenery and bouquets of flowers in The Botanist to enjoy your delicious meal.

Spicy Chicken Burger | $14.50 | Food Truck Garage, City Works Depot

The Spicy Chicken Burger serves up Aztec-spiced, free-range chicken thighs, spicy kale slaw and smashed avocado in a unique kumara brioche bun. Dripping in creamy chipotle yogurt, The Food Truck Garage serves up a modern spicy take on your burger experience.

Spicy BBQ Vegetarian ‘Pulled Pork’ Sliders, $16 | Green Time, 28 Fort St

The sliders are served in bite size servings, leaving you feeling light and satisfied. Green Time offers a full vegan menu with no refined sugars so that you’re always putting your best foot forward on the mantra ‘you are what you eat’. The ‘Pulled Pork’, made from jackfruit, sits in a pocket of tahini slaw and tomato kasundi, full of flavour and promises an exciting and healthy meal.

Steak Burger, $13 | The White Lady, 18 Commerce St


The White Lady’s Steak Burger is a classic Kiwi choice. Built around a succulent medium rare steak, vibrant greens, and generous amounts of melted cheese. An Auckland city institution, if you haven’t tried a burger from The White Lady, add them to your ‘must-eats’ list.

The Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese Burger, $21 | Fokker Bros, 95-99 Customs St West

This Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese Burger is Fokker Bros’ new signature dish featuring a heavenly ground beef patty, maple bacon, five cheese macaroni, slaw, crispy onions and Fokker sauce. Combining two ultimate comfort foods into one, this is one decadent burger.

Queen Bo Peep, $16.90 + $2.50 for GF bun | Velvet Burger, 80 Federal St

The premium 12 hour braised lamb is the star of the show in this creation from Velvet Burger. Slow-cooked to perfection, the Queen Bo Peep is an intricate burger layered with grilled eggplant, red onion, spinach leaves, relish and aioli.

Cheese Burger, $6.50 for the cheeseburger and $13.50 for the cheeseburger combo | Burger Boy, 149 Quay St

This Cheese Burger is an old school favourite not to be passed up. Topped with the in-house Hot Boy sauce and mayo, Burger Boy’s creation is a classic that’s hard to go past.

Vege Mushroom Burger in a ‘lettuce ‘bun’, $7.50 | Better Burger, 31 Galway St

Take the crunch the whole way with a battered portobello mushroom in a lettuce bun. Crumbly on the outside and juicy on the inside, the mushroom is the delicious surprise in the centre that brightens up the flavour of this crisp burger.