The Durban Burger Show-Down
And the award for the hottest buns in town goes to…ok, this is a tough decision! Actually, it’s almost impossible because there are literally three outstanding eateries that have popped up in Durban over the past two years, all show boating the juiciest, tastiest and most indulgent buns in the city.
The arrival of said eateries came at the perfect time because, let’s be honest, dining options in Durbs have been somewhat ‘limited’ for a while. There has definitely been a boom about town throughout 2015 in particular, and in the Durban North area alone you are almost spoiled for choice between three of the best burger joints, two Mexican cantinas, another Spiga D’oro (forever a favourite!), a traditional Irish Pub, the Wok Box Asian eatery and, most recently, a health spot serving vegetarian and vegan treats!
But, without further ado, let us introduce the top three burger joints ruling the roost in Durbs at the moment. In no particular order…
Republik could be called ‘a breakthrough artist’, setting the scene in Durban for the birth and boom of the gourmet burger spot. Honestly, their fresh, home-made burger patties ooze juicy goodness, while their shoestring and zucchini fries are totally ‘more-ish’. They also have a fun Instagram page, check them out and follow their buns around town!
Credit: Republik Instagram account
Just down the drag (literally) you will find this uber cool spot with a great open-plan veranda to enjoy a cold beer and one of their many succulent burgers. Choose from their burger classics, burger bucket list – including their new special, the ‘Bokke Burger’, epic ribs or wild wings, paired with warm, cheesy fries! Damn, what more could you want? Follow them on Instagram to get those taste buds firing…
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This American-diner inspired eatery is a newbie on the block, and if you are after a meal of pure indulgence, and possible heartburn after, then RocoMamas is it! With an awesome alternative music selection, super friendly staff and burgers on offer such as the ‘Nachos Grande’ or ‘Chilli Cheese Bomb’, washed down with a peanut butter or crème brulee shake, you have a winner with RocoMamas. Check out their juicy Instagram account!
Credit: Rocomamas Instagram account