The Moseley burger took out the top spot among 40 entries from across the state in yesterday’s event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Burgers were evaluated on the basis of taste, presentation, meat content and value for money by four judges, including InDaily journalist Bension Siebert.
The $23 winning burger is made with a Wagyu patty, Barossa bacon, tomato relish and mature aged cheddar.
Previous winners of the competition, run by the Australian Hotels Association, include The Cathedral Hotel, The Tonsley Hotel, The Watermark and Hackney Hotel.
Of the 40 entrants, 12 finalists were chosen in a round of blind tastings held last week, with their burger descriptions below.
SA’s Best Pub Burger 2017 finalists
Caledonian Hotel, North Adelaide
House minced steak, macaroni cheese, cheese sauce, bacon, frazzled onions, mayonnaise and lettuce. $18
Cathedral Hotel, North Adelaide
Grass-fed beef, wood-smoked bacon, onion jam, cheese, secret sauce and lettuce. $20
Christies Beach Hotel
180g Angus beef patty, candied onion, lettuce, tomato, grilled cheddar, bacon, egg with paprika aioli on a sesame seed bun. $11
Golden Grove Tavern
House-made beef patty with cheese, caramelised onion, bacon, egg, tomato, lettuce and tomato relish with chips and onion rings. $20
Largs Pier Hotel
House-made beef patty, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, aioli and beetroot relish; $19.50
Wagyu beef homemade patty, battered onion rings, bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise with a Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, served with chips. $23
Morphett Arms Hotel
House-made glazed brioche bun, house-ground chuck steak patty with bacon fat and sautéed onion, organic green oak leaves, oxheart tomato, house-made tomato ketchup, herb mayo and double-smoked rasher of bacon. $21.90
Regency Tavern, Regency Park
Grilled beef patty with bacon, balsamic onion jam, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato sauce. $14.90
The Barker Hotel
100 per cent Coorong Angus burger, house-made Newbury and Watson bacon jam, Monterey Jack cheese, McClure’s sweet and spicy pickles, secret sauce, tomato, iceberg, onion, Skala brioche bun. $21
The Brompton Inn
The “B” Burger – beef patty, bacon, egg, cos lettuce, tomato, cheese, aioli and beetroot sofrito. $15
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen, Glenelg
Wagyu patty, perfectly crisp Barossa bacon, tomato relish, a slice of mature aged cheddar and house made chips. $23
Walkers Arms Hotel, Walkerville
Walkers Brooklyn Burger – house-made beef patty, double cheese, bacon, caramelised onion with ketchup and American mustard. $19.90
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