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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nordburger Chicken Burger with their secret butter milk fried chicken
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 | 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 | image via Nordburger Facebook
Sausage & egg muffin | image via Nordburger Instagram