Monday, May 6, 2013


Location: 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston ACT (next to the Old Bus Depot Markets)
Phone: 0424 635 824
Cuisine: Burgers

I will probably be flame-grilled by local Canberrans for this post.

For most, Brodburger is the burger joint of Canberra. It's a tourist must-see, a late night craving satisfy-er and apparently the best burgers in town.


Don't get me wrong, the burgers do taste pretty good and are jam-packed with delicious fillings. But to be frank, the burgers are expensive, overrated and after all that, you still have to wait at least 30 minutes (on a good day) for your food. (By which time, anything would taste good!)

The first time I went, Brodburger was still a van in a park. The burger was delicious, but that was relative to the hour wait in the cold and dark.

My more recent visit was well after they had moved into the old glassworks building at the OBDM. You'd expect that perhaps now having a proper functioning kitchen, they would make the burgers faster. Wrong. The burgers still took almost an hour to come out.

Brodchicken - succulent butterflied Chicken breast, flame grilled.
Topped with bacon, avocado, fresh lettuce, tomatoes &
Spanish onions. Includes homemade aioli & tomato relish
A Brodchicken costs $14.50. Add another $2.50 for chips and with a drink you're looking at close to $20. The burgers are good, but when you compare them to the London, Grill'd and the newly opened Shorty's, the burgers at Brodburger just aren't worth the price or the wait.

Overall Impression: 5.5/10
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Anonymous said...

You really have no idea what so ever, do you? Grill'd is similar price and the burgers are smaller, less delicio-mania, and are often made incorrect, missing products, burnt etc.

Brodburger is king... Wish I could be it's Queen!

Anonymous said...

Fellow Canberrians, did you know that there is a place where you can pay top dollar for an ordinary hamburger, after which you are then forced to sit amongst previous eaters' rubbish and listen to expletive-ridden, sexist and graphically violent rap music? If not, count yourself lucky and put Brodburger at the Glassworks in Kingston on your list of places-to-give-a-miss. The music is chosen by the arrogant staff who insist on you listening to what they like. Even after pointing out to them that the place was filled with families with small children they not only ignored our request to change or turn down the music, but actually turned UP the volume. The staff are beyond arrogant and rude and seem to forget that those $20 hamburgers (no sides) that we bought actually pays their wages. So give it a miss if you are in the area. Certainly NOT worth the aggravation or the price with such bad service. — at Brodburger at the Old Glass Works

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on Brodburger - totally overrated and pretty average. I just can't understand why people rave about this place.