41-45 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
Ph: 03 9317 7460
It seems like rarely a week in Melbourne passes without another burger shop opening its doors. Incredibly, I’m not so sure that we’ve reached saturation point if the number of new places currently under construction or on the drawing board is any indication.
St Burgs opened for business in August 2015. They’re located beneath a new multi-storey apartment development on Edgewater Boulevard in Maribyrnong, not far from Highpoint Shopping Centre.
Seating within the compact store is limited to bar stools for eight patrons. There are four large communal tables that accommodate another twenty eight people in the paved courtyard that fronts the store.
It’s very much a family affair with the Soto brothers Dan, Jed and Kyne running the venture with support from their life partners. Interestingly, the three brothers have all retained their day jobs in banking so St Burgs only trades at night during the week, but opens for lunch on the weekends.
I’d been reading good reports about St Burgs and was impressed with ‘the double d’ they served up. Comprising 2 x (120gram) Australian grass fed beef patties, 2 x American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, gherkin relish, durger mayo & smokey sauce; this was a nicely-balanced and tasty burger.
I like that they’ve crafted a really brief, concise menu. There’s the single patty ‘durger burger’ or if you’re feeling a little more peckish go ‘the double d’. If beef isn’t your thing, try ‘the western fried chicken’ burger or ‘the st.shroom’ burger that features a cheese stuffed field mushroom. The burgers are all served on seeded milk buns.
I was also impressed with the seasoned cut chips they’re serving. I reckon I’ve struck this particular commercial beer battered variety at Schnitz, but at St Burgs they were sensibly seasoned and reasonably priced.
St Burgs goes to prove that you don’t need a theme or a gimmick to open a successful burger store, you just need to get the basics right.