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Where to Find the Best Burgers in the Waikato

In the Waikato region, home to some of the best beef and the tastiest cheese, not to mention totally crisp-fresh salad ingredients, there are some of the best places in the country to get your burger fix, gourmet or simply streetwise.

EAT Burger

Must try: Waikato Burger with aged beef and sliced beetroot
Vegetarian option: Get Jacked Burger with pulled BBQ jackfruit
Address: 348 Victoria Street, Hamilton
More info: www.skycityhamilton.co.nz

Burger Bro

Must try: Big Jake - double burger with crispy onion rings
Address: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
More info: www.burgerbro.net

The Keg Room

Must try: Prime Beef Burger with cheese and pickles
Address: 36 Horsham Downs Road, Hamilton
More info: www.thekegroom.co.nz

Gone Burger

Must try: Gone Classic Burger with handmade prime beef patty
Vegetarian option: Gone Gardening with crumbed mushroom
Address: 9 Cook Street, Hamilton
More info: www.goneburger.nz


Punnet Eatery

Must try: Chicken + Bacon Burger with tomato chilli jam
Vegetarian option: Beetroot Falafel Burger
Address: 337 Newell Road, Tamahere
More info: www.punnet.co.nz

Rock-it kitchen

Must try: Rock-it Fried Chicken with bacon, avocado and pickled onions.
Address: 248 Wainui Road, Raglan
More info: www.rockitraglan.co.nz

Cornerstone Kitchen

Must try: Cornerstone Burger with cheese and pickles
Vegetarian option: Emmerson Burger with holoumi
Address: 49 Peach Road, Gordonton
More info: www.cornerstonekitchen.co.nz

Good George Dining Hall

Must try: The Cowboy Burger with double cheese, bacon jam and onion rings.
Address: 32A Somerset Street, Hamilton
More info: www.dininghall.co.nz

Merchant of Matamata

Must try: Beef Burger with cheese, bacon and onion rings.
Address: 44 Broadway, Matamata
More info: www.goodmerchant.co.nz

The Old Forge Kitchen

Must try: The Forge Burger with smokey cheese sauce
Address: 9 Alexandra Road, Te Aroha
More info: www.theoldforgekitchen.co.nz

Winner Winner Hamilton East

Must try: White BBQ chicken & bacon burger
Address: 439 Grey Street, Hamilton
More info: www.winnerwinner.co.nz

Tote Burger

Must try: Best Bet Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles
Vegetarian option: Each Way Burger with pumpkin & spinach smash parry and halloumi
Address: Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, Cambridge
More info: www.toteburger.co.nz 

Paddock Cambridge

Must try: Pork Belly Burger with gochujang sauce
Address: 46 Victoria Street, Cambridge
More info: www.paddockcambridge.co.nz

The Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery

Must try: Hereford Beef & Bacon Burger
Address: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
More info: www.theweta.co.nz

Burger Junction Pokeno

Must try: The Kiwi Burger
Great selection of vegetarian burgers
Address: 5/25 Market Street, Pokeno, Pōkeno
More info: www.burgerjunction.co.nz

Phat Pattie - The Burger Shop

Must try: Phat Clucka with grilled 24-HR marinated chicken breast
Address: 2 Durham Street, Ngāruawāhia
More info: www.ai-online.azurewebsites.net

Weave Eatery

Must try: Fish Burger with miso aioli
Address: 3 Melody Lane, Hamilton East, Hamilton
More info: www.weaveeatery.co.nz

Stoked Eatery

Must try:  Southern Fried Chicken, Bacon Jam and BBQ Sauce
Address: 68-70 Rora Street, Te Kuiti
More info: www.facebook.com/stokedeatery

Redoubt Bar and Eatery Morrinsville

Must try: Kansas Beef Burger with onion rings and cheddar cheese
Address: 314 Thames Street, Morrinsville
More info: www.redoubt.nz/morrinsville

The Duck and Cover

Must try: Angus Beef & Bacon Cheeseburger with Korean BBQ mayo
Address: 174 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha West
More info: www.facebook.com/Theduckandcoverltd