Getta Burger comes to West End | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Getta Burger comes to West End

Brisbane’s most epic burgers, filthiest fries and thickest shakes have made it to the inner city, with Getta Burger’s third store opening their doors in West End. You may have drooled over their burgers for months, considering a trip out to Carina or Bridgeman Downs, but always been too hungry to actually make the 20 minute trip. Well now, you can grab one on your lunch break, with the new West End store just a hop, skip and a jump from the city. Getta Burger has been making a name for themselves with their hefty burgers since opening in Carina in July 2014. Owners Brent and Amy Poulter have taken all the juiciest elements of their business and put them in a rustic, industrial and very West End inspired setting with vintage leather bus seat booths, rusted corrugated iron walls and barbed wire light fittings. The menu is the same as Getta Burger’s two other locations, along with the way they are made, which is to do every step in house, from grinding the mince and making the bacon, to smoking the meat and making the sauce. These ingredients are then turned into burgers like the classic Getta Burger and Getta Cheese, along with a few more larger than life variations. The Getta Pig Out has pulled pork, crispy bacon, double cheese, house made BBQ sauce and fries, while the Getta Beef Brisket piles 12 hour smoked beef brisket, cheese, pickles, slaw and BBQ sauce into a bun. But these bad boys pale in comparison to the Getta Filthy Fries, which are covered in cheese, piled with smoked brisket, pulled pork AND maple bacon, and finished with BBQ sauce, ranch and mustard. We made it about a third of the way through the pile before we admitted defeat. All the Getta Burger eats can be paired with craft brews or, if you’re game, an apple pie or cherry pie shake. Yes, there is a whole slice of pie in there. If you’re salivitating just thinking about it, you can get your hands around one of Getta Burger’s epic creations at 24 Brereton Street, West End, open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Words by Ranyhyn Akui