After a gourmet burger in Selwyn this summer? No longer just the domain of greasy takeaways, a good burger is now filled with free-range beef, delicate relish and fresh salad, all on a freshly-baked bun. Gluten free and vegan options are also available at many of these restaurants. We’ve rounded up the best places to get a burger in the district - as voted by you!
Pedal Pusher, Rolleston
A popular restaurant and bar in the heart of Faringdon village, Pedal Pusher has delicious burgers and a range of craft beers available on tap. For the filling, choose between Korean Chicken, Pulled Pork or Beef Brisket, loaded with honey-mustard slaw, pickle gherkin, aioli and English mustard. Burgers come with a black charcoal bap, white sesame bun,or pretzel bap and all come with fries on the side. As well as sitting inside, you can eat al fresco in the fresh air in the courtyard. Takeaways are also available.
Two Fat Possums
Two Fat Possums is the bustling, friendly heart of West Melton village. It’s a great spot for a family meal or catch up with friends. Four burgers are available to choose from: the Classic Beef, Two Fat Piggies, chicken burger or the vegan burger. The Nashville Chicken burger is topped with delicious pineapple relish and bacon. All of the large and freshly made burgers come with fries and slaw, and can be made with a gluten free bun if requested. Every Wednesday is burger night, with a burger and fries for $15.
Porters Alpine Resort
At Porters Lodge, all of the burgers are built at an altitude of 950 metres, making them the most elevated burgers in Selwyn. Take a drive up into the crisp mountain air and eat overlooking the stunning alpine vistas. The burgers are made with fresh ingredients and topped with homemade sauces. Try out the popular chicken burger with paprika mayo, with a basket of fries. Every Thursday evening between 5 - 8 p.m. you can take advantage of the $20 deal for a burger and beer.
Black Door Bar & Eatery
For delicious food and consistently good service, Black Door Bar & Eatery in Lincoln is a great choice. The burgers on offer include the Signature Beef, Squealing Pag, Southern Fried Chicken and the Fun Guy Mushroom Burger, all served with fries and gravy. The Signature Beef burger is complemented with crunchy slaw, sweet mango salsa, smoked cheddar, chipotle mayo and barbecue sauce. Eat in the restaurant, in the bar or outside on a warm evening.
Hooked Fish and Chips
Hooked Fish & Chips in Rolleston is serving up real food fresh each day, including hand making the ¼ lb burger patties. The meat and vegetables all come from local suppliers, the buns are freshly baked in Rolleston, and the chicken is produced 5 minutes down the road. A range of burgers are available, from a simple cheese burger to several chicken options using 100% fresh breast fillets. The most popular are the BBQ Beef and Bacon burger and the Southwest Chicken burger. All burgers can be made gluten free for $2.