10 Ipswich burgers to taste test

Beef and bacon, crispy chicken or with a wheel of brie...any way you like them, there's nothing quite like a burger to satisfy your cravings...
15 May 2024
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

You can have them with the lot, patties stacked on top of each other in between slices of melted cheese, fried chicken or slow cooked meats, but there’s one thing that every great burger has – a delicious balanced flavour and a price point that won’t break the bank…

Here’s 10 places serving up fantastic burgers in Ipswich.

Bacon brisket burger – La Parrilla

La Parrilla's bacon brisket burger

Get a taste of South American cuisine with this delish burger.  La Parrilla have taken their slow cooked beef brisket, added grilled bacon, American cheese, red onion, pickle, hickory barbeque and rance sauce and put it in between two pieces of brioche bun.  It’s a taste of perfection located in North Ipswich.  The burger is $16.90 and you can add fries for $4.

Brie and caramelised onion – UB’s Milk Bar

The brie and caramelized onion burger at UB's Milk Bar

Imagine if someone took your love of cheese and embodied it in a burger!  Well that’s what UB’s Milk Bar have done with their brie and caramelized onion burger.  It comes with a side of fries and the burger itself has double wagyu beef patties, a wheel of deep fried brie, caramelised onion and cranberry sauce.

It’s a cheese lovers dream in burger form for $19.50.

The Elvis – Ruby Chews

The Elvis burger at Ruby Chews

A burger so epic it was named after the king himself!  Ruby Chews‘ The Elvis burger comes with double beef, double cheese, bacon, pickles and onion with siracha mayo.  The burger is $18 and you can add on fries for $4.90.

Burger and bevy deal – The Rusty Nail

Burger and drink deal Thursdays at The Rusty Nail

This burger is an off-menu special available on Thursdays and Sundays at The Rusty Nail.  While they’re known for tasty tapas and share plates, The Rusty Nail have created a burger and beverage deal, that consists of a gorgeous beef burger, fries and a drink for $25.  Yum.

Cheesy Americano burger – Moselles Cafe + Restaurant

The cheesy Americano burger at Moselles

You can order Boss Burgers at Moselles Cafe + Restaurant.  Located on the lake at Springfield Lakes, Moselles has added this delicious burgery goodness to their menu.  The cheesy Americano definitely hits all the right spots for cheeseburger lovers with a premium beef patty, Spanish onion, Detroit pickles, American cheese, smoked bacon, housemade mustard, mayo and tomato ketchup.

The burger costs $18, add on fries for $5 or get a burger, chips and dip combo for $22.

P.A. Smash Burger – PA Hotel

PA Hotel smash burger

A popular menu item at the Prince Alfred Hotel is their P.A. Smash Burger.  This burger comes with a side of crunchy chips, has two beef patties with gooey melted cheese in between, crispy bacon strips, caramelised onion and smoky barbeque sauce on a lightly toasted potato flour burger bun.  The price is $22 and you can add on egg, lettuce and sliced tomato for a few extra dollars.

Steak sandwich – Ellen and Rod

ellen and rod2

Ok, so technically it’s not a burger, but where would we be without the classic steak sandwich?  This specimen at Ellen & Rod Cafe features on their lunch menu, costs $15 and includes tender steak, grilled onion, tasty cheese, and fresh salad with house-made barbeque sauce on toasted Turkish bread. It’s satisfying and full of flavour.

Bakehouse Steakhouse

Bakehouse Burger

The Bakehouse burger has been on the menu for a long time at Bakehouse Steakhouse and for good reason – it’s one of the best burgers in Ipswich.  Get your lips around this – a beef patty, bacon, lettuce, cheese, pickles, tomato, bacon jam, Bakehouse sauce and of course fries.  At a $24 price point it won’t break the bank either.

Chicken schnitzel burger – Heisenberg Haus

Heisenberg Haus chicken burger

On the lunch menu at this German-inspired restaurant you’ll find a chicken schnitzel burger.

The price point is $19 for the burger, served with a side of beer-battered chips, making it one of the more affordable menu items.  The burger itself consists of a chicken schnitzel with lettuce, cheese and mayo on a toasted milk bun.  And you won’t find any pretend chicken here, the schnitzel is pure chicken in a golden crunchy crumb – perfection!

Heisenberg Haus is open for lunch Friday to Sunday from 12pm-2pm.

The Hangover – Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Try the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery's burger menu, it's delish.

With a name like The Hangover, you can expect some breakfasty goodness here.  And the burger does not disappoint – there’s bacon, egg, hashbrown, caramelized onion, swiss cheese, aioli and barbeque sauce.  It’s everything you ever wanted in a breakfast burger, served at lunch time so you can wake up late – thanks Pumpyard Bar and Brewery.  The burger comes with fries and will set you back $24.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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