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Nordburger, Frewville

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by Zoe Helena (subscribe)
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Published December 29th 2015
The third store for this popular burger joint
Nordburger
Image via Nordburger Instagram

Driving up Glen Osmond Rd, a giant green sign caught my eye, it was pointing down toward the spot that was once home to a sea food restaurant. The sign looked 'trendy' so I was intrigued, I turned to my friend and said I wonder what this 'Nod' place is - referring to said sign - I continued to scan the building exterior for clues and then it hit, as we drew closer, I saw it, the sign above the door 'Nordburger'! "PULL IN HERE" I began to shrill like some crazed maniac, "PULL IN HERE, THERES A NEW NORBURGER" the sign had caused me to forget myself. My very confused and obliging friend then responded excitedly with "Norburger? I thought you said 'Nod'?" We were quite far down the road when I initially saw the sign, my eyes missed the 'r' and I read it as 'Nod' - She has vowed to never let me live this down.

Nordburger Adelaide Frewville
'Nord' sign visible from Glen Osmond Rd


Nordburger first hit the Adelaide Burger scene over 2.5 years ago. Their original Spot along Norwood Parade quickly gained popularity. Nordburger followed up their flagship store with a second location in Hindmarsh and now their story is a trilogy with the third store opening in Frewville.

Nordburger Frewville
Nordburger Frewville exterior ( view from the adjacent Foodland car park)


After I had pulled myself back together and my friend had stopped laughing, we pulled into their car park and headed for the front door. I had to wait for 4 separate groups of people to exit before I could finally take a photo; clearly word of the new Nordburger has already spread.

Nordburger Frewville
Norburger Frewville entrance


We walked up the newly concreted path that was lined with white tiled plant beds, as it lead to the front door. Once inside my very first thought was "wow- this place is so clean" not that I found the original Norburger or any other eateries unclean, it's just that this store had a very clean feel to it.

Nordburger menu Frewville
Nordburger Frewville counter


We scanned the menu as we waited in a short line, once we arrived at the counter we were greeted by a member of staff who took our order. She and the rest of the wait staff were all very friendly, it was a very promising start.

Nordburger Frewville counter
Nordburger Frewville counter


As we headed toward a booth, we walked past the concrete trough, so we laughed and washed our hands; a two person trough is not something you would expect in a burger bar.

Concrete trough Nordburger Frewville
Concrete trough Nordburger Frewville


The interior followed their original spot nicely, with a green and white colour palette, cement counter and wooden features.

Interior Nordburger Frewville


We didn't have to wait to long, the waitress first brought out the chocolate milkshake and not long after, followed with our burgers.
I kept it simple and went for the cheeseburger. Fresh-ground beef, pickles, American cheese, mustard, ketchup & Nord sauce. The simplicity of a cheeseburger means there's no where to hide if an element isn't up to scratch. I had no issues here, my Nord cheeseburger came together so well, I really enjoyed it.

Cheeseburger Adelaide Nordburger Frewville
Cheeseburger


My friend ordered the chicken burger, which of course was filled with their 'secret recipe buttermilk fried chicken'. Topped with lettuce, red onion, pickles and DELTA sauce- this burger is another winner.

Chicken burger butter milk fried chicken Nordburger Frewville adelaide
Nordburger Chicken Burger with their secret butter milk fried chicken


Nordburger secret recipe buttermilk fried chicken
'Secret recipe fried chicken' at Nordburger


If you've got an appetite, then keep in mind that amongst other fillings both the 'Royal' burger and the 'Bacon-Double' burger have double beef patties and double cheese.

If your opting to go vego, try the Mushroom burger. Consisting of a panko-crumbed Portobello mushroom, coleslaw, mustard, ketchup and Nord sauce.

Panco crumb Mushroom burger Nordburger
The panko-crumbed mushroom burger with added bacon | image via Nordburger Instagram


We weren't hungry enough to order any sides this time around, yet we normally go for the Tater Tots. Tater Tots are little balls of deep fried, grated potato, similar to a hash brown only shaped differently.

Or we go for the 'Crinkle Cut Royal' which is made up of fries, melted cheese, caramelised onions and fry sauce. If it's more your thing, there is also the 'Chilli Cheese' Fries, which consists of fries topped with beef chill, melted cheese, chopped onion.

Nordburger chilli cheese fries
Nordburger Chilli Cheese Fries | image via Nordburger instagram


You could also go for plain crinkle cut fries or build your own fries bowl with the optional add-ons, like smokey BBQ chicken salt, sauce, extra beef, bacon, caramelised onions, grilled pineapple and American cheese.

Nordburger's menu is quite simple, there's not a huge list of crazy burgers like some other joints. While they are pretty straightforward, it's always done really well. Quality fresh-ground mince, thick chicken breast, the salad is always fresh and sauces are great. The prices reflect the menu really well. Nordburger is the lowest priced burger joint I have personally been to. Other places charge more, but their menu is quite different with all sorts of different fillings in their burgers.

They have a selection of drinks including, house made milkshakes, soft drinks, 'sodas', West End beer, Adelaide Hills Cider and 2 choices of wine from the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa.

They also serve Rainbow Island soft-serve icecream which is made in Australia with premium Australian dairy. Served up in sundaes, cones or as a house specialty like 'peanut butter jelly', 'burnt honey' or 'salted caramel' just to name a couple.

A little something to note, it was about 38 degrees outside today, yet inside the Nordburger store the air conditioner was on and we were so cool.

I am yet to make it to Nordburger in time for breakfast. It's on my list of things to do though. The menu looks amazing.
Nordburger breakfast menu Frewville
Nordburger breakfast menu | image via Nordburger Facebook

Pork sausage and egg english muffin Adelaide breakfast Nordburger
Sausage & egg muffin | image via Nordburger Instagram


All in all, I feel like the new store has met the standards one would expect from Nordburger. Kudos to the team and here's to a fourth location some day.
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Why? Really Good Burgers
When: 7 days, 8am till late
Where: Nordburger - 179 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville
Cost: Under $10 ea
Your Comment
Wow, those dishes look pretty full on. Nice pics
by Rota (score: 2|708) 1390 days ago
Went to Nord this morning hoping for some Waffles and Fried Chicken... well apparently they don't do that anymore, and just haven't updated their menus.

Guy told me no one wanted them, of the 5 groups that came in that morning all asked for the waffles, 2 left because they didn't make them anymore...

strange... muffin was still good though.
by dubsi (score: 1|17) 1388 days ago
Darn it - I was just thinking I would go there specifically for the chicken and waffles.
by Justc (score: 2|139) 1384 days ago
I have been to the one on Port Road and always ordered the royal burger and think it is the best burger in the world. glad they have another store.
by heath (score: 0|6) 1384 days ago
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