One of the key food trends over the last few years, as you've no doubt noticed, has been the elevation of the humble hamburger to a gourmet experience. American takeaways everywhere have become much more adventurous in terms of the toppings, buns and even the patties themselves.Burger places in Cork are certainly no exception so you don't have to go far to experience the very cutting edge of burger cuisine and gourmet experiences. In fact, you'll find that you're positively spoilt for choice. So, to help point you in the right direction, we've chosen five of the very best gourmet burgers Cork has to offer.
1. The District 3 - Son of a Bun
There's no doubt about it, Son of a Bun is a great name for a burger restaurant and they're no less imaginative when it comes to their food. The District 3 is a fantastic example of their craft. At its heart there are no less than three 3oz beef patties, making it a true triple layer treat accompanied by pickles, two kinds of cheese, crispy onions and creamy chipotle mayo. Son of a… bun!
2. Rodeo Burger - Bad Boys BBQ
Check out this bad boy from Bad Boys BBQ. It's an 8oz burger that's sure to have you shouting "yee-ha" with every juicy mouthful. To say it's deep-loaded really doesn't do it justice. The burger is filled with the customary lettuce, tomato, mayo and cheese you'd expect, yes – but there's also a generous dollop of chilli con carne, which does much more than simply spicing it up. So grab a hold of the reigns and ride away with this one!
3. Venison Burger - The Burger Shack
The Burger Shack are taking a walk on the wild side to bring you one of the most unusual gourmet burgers we've come across in our search. They've turned their backs on the traditional beef patty to bring you an extravagant burger alternative – venison. The meat is rich and full of flavour; barbecue sauce and mayo complete the experience. It's not even very – wait for it… – dear!
4. 7.5 oz Burger - Supermac's
Of all of the burgers on the menu at Supermac's, it's the 7.5oz burger that is proving to be the most popular of all. Give it a try and it's easy to see why. Served in one of their special Kaiser buns, it's a triple stack of patties with cheddar, lettuce, tomato and burger sauce. The result is certainly much more than just a sum of its parts.
5. Blue Cheese - Gourmet Burger Bistro
If contrasting flavours are your thing then this is definitely the burger for you, courtesy of the Gourmet Burger Bistro. They take top quality 100% organic Irish beef and mould it into patty before dousing it with punchy Cashel blue cheese. For an unusual but incredibly delicious twist, caramelised pears garnish this beauty. The result is tangy, sweet and truly off the scale when it comes to flavour.
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