BurgerRepublic – where quality meats

I am a bit of a hamburger fan (amongst other food types… like sushi, pizza’s…. hell, I just like food, ok????)

I have to confess that in SA, my burgers of choice are normally the spur cheddamelt burger as well as the Steers Saucy burger… mmmm

While in Brussels – I have yet to find a favourite spot for a hamburger (McDonalds and Le Quick do not count!!)… and although I do like Michael Collins Blue cheese burger… and the options at CoolBun where interesting – neither of these drive me into a salivating crazy-must-eat-burger kind of gal.

But I had heard good things about Burger Republic – especially since they are just off Place Flagey (so a few minutes walk away), offer 100% prime Irish Black Angus beef patties and Artisan bread, PLUS they have an Environmental Philosophy that puts most people (and companies) to shame!

view of the store outside – courtesy of their website

view of the inside – courtesy of their website

Burgers are served individually – so if you want french fries or onion rings – these will cost a little bit extra…. and all drinks are served in glass bottles instead of cans (part of the Environmental Philosophy ensuring that recycling is a major priority!)

We had a very friendly waiter who was not too in our face – and the food arrived in a decent amount of time after placing the order….but by the time we had finished our meal (as we had arrived just after 7pm and spent a good hour and half there)… the restaurant was full and the lonely waiter was quite busy … so getting the bill took a little longer than expected… but that was the only negative… everything else was SUPER!

Cam & M had the Bacon Mushroom Melt (Beef Burger, smoked bacon, sautéed mushrooms, cheddar, sautéed onions, truffle sauce = 12Euros), which they raved about (especially the truffle sauce!)

I had the Bacon & Avocado option (Beef burger, avocado, smoked bacon, roasted red peppers, red onion and their secret BR sauce = 11Euros)… the bacon was perfectly crispy and the avo was at the perfect ripeness.

hello tiger! – I was so excited that the photo is blurry… sorry!

Normally, they ask you how you want your burger patty cooked – but I think this was a small oversight during the ordering process – so we all got our burgers medium-rare… which suited us down to the ground… a bit of pink inside is always good – well, at least for me!

And of course – we couldn’t avoid ordering a side portion of their onion rings (3.50Euros). They also offer french fries (2.80Euros), side salad (3Euros), half a corn cob (2.50Euros) and Courgette tempura (3.50Euros) as side orders!

very yum!

Would I go back? Probably, as it was filling, tasty and all washed down beautifully with bottles of beer. It is a simple concept executed well and with enough choices on the menu to fulfil everyones requirements… the only downside is that in my humble opinion it is however a little on the pricey side … especially if you want side orders!

Burger Republic

Address: Chaussée de Vleurgat 7, 1050, Brussels

Telephone: +32 2 640 1014

www.burgerrepublic.be

Opening hours: Tuesday-Wednesday: 12h00-14h30 & 19h00-22h00, Thursday & Friday: 12h00-14h30 & 19h00-23h00, Saturday: 12h00-15h00 & 19h00-23h00

They do not take reservations for groups bigger than 6people… but if you call them 15minutes before arrival and there is a table available – they will keep it for you!

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8 thoughts on “BurgerRepublic – where quality meats

  1. imho a burger restaurant whose burgers contain (at first sight) more than 100g of beef cannot claim being environmentally friendly, that’s just completely hypocrite (even if they used recycled paper and so on…)

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