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Jus Burgers - Premium Burgers at Right Price Point
Jus Burgers delivers on premium gourmet burgers and is a serious contender for Melbourne's best burger. Come here for exciting burger options, classy sides and friendly service with a cool ambience.
Jus Burgers are a modern Aussie take on the gourmet burger. Categorically this is not an American diner.
Jus Burgers have taken a winning formula from Perth (where they have 4 eateries) to the Melbourne burger scene. In my opinion they do it really well, even expertly. The big deal is that they have real chefs who make the burgers and a policy of no frozen food. The burgers are made from scratch using Victorian produce (with strong relationships with quality Victorian suppliers). Even the aoli and relishes are made on site. No preservatives or additives.
The fit out is cool and modern with a dark brick wall, colourful tiles behind the counter, open kitchen with char grill (as opposed to flat grill), colourful signage, spectacular street art by W.A. artist Dave Garland, concrete floor and cool timber tables and stools. There is more seating out the back and on Chapel Street. Great tracks play through the speakers to enhance the ambience.
Burger options excite including Original Beef, Cheeseburger (with blue cheese, swiss and cheddar options), Pommy Burger (cheddar and black bacon), Spanish Snag (chorizo sausage and sweet red peppers), The Mullet (bacon, beetroot, cheddar, and free-range egg), and The Guvnor (270g beef burger).
All beef is grass fed beef from the Gippsland region. Then there is organic beef option which is 100% Cherry Tree Organic grass fed beef.
After all this Jus Burgers also has a stack of chemical free Chicken burger options, as well as Vego burgers, Lamb burgers, Fish burgers and even a Roo burger.
Kids can even enjoy The Grommit burger.
I ordered the Blue Cheeseburger with Onion rings side lunch special for only $11. This was a highly impressive delicious burger that ticked a whole lot of boxes. Firstly the bun was quality - crisp on the outside Turkish bread and soft inside. It worked well, keeping its form as the burger was devoured. The bread is slightly char grilled and basted with a touch of garlic and salt. The patty itself was thick and juicy (not dry) and good quality - and I love that char grill taste. The house made relish was stunning and you can tell that its not from a bottle. Also some fresh lettuce. But it was the blue cheese sauce that was superb and gave me a great hit of flavour.
I loved the Blue Cheeseburger and would order it again, although next time I might go for the Roo to check it out. While the blue cheese sauce was a winner it wasn't overpowering. The balance of flavours was great.
To top it off the Onion rings side was outstanding with crispy but not too dry onion rings coated with Japanese crumbs. And the aoli was sensational and there was lots of it.
The lunch deal that included the onion rings is outstanding value. I would recommend it over the $10 lunch deal which has sides and a smaller burger option.
Jus Burgers comes in at the right price point for gourmet burgers. With some other joints in Melbourne starting to charge towards $20 for a burger, Jus Burgers allows a family to enjoy a burger without visiting the bank manager.
These guys are multi award winning over several years and you can see why. In 2010 Jus Burgers were voted the nation's best burger in the I Love Food awards.
Customer service is great with Corey the manager passionate and engaging the customers. Jus Burgers is open 7 days per week from 11.30am to late.
Jus Burgers is a fabulous burger house and a serious contender for Melbourne's best burger.