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Nordburger, Hindmarsh

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published July 1st 2015
Following the success of their flagship branch at Norwood, Nordburger has opened a second branch at Port Road in Hindmarsh. It is noticeably larger than the Norwood branch and is just as popular as that branch, with a large crowd during the peak hours. When you place your order, the staff member gives you a buzzer which sounds when your order is ready to be picked up. The service was very efficient with our food coming quickly. Rainbow Island soft-serve sundaes are available to round up your meals and taps are provided near the entrance for washing hands.

A new addition to their range of tasty beef burgers is the Big Kahuna, featuring bacon, grilled pineapple, cheese and lettuce though we chose to have our burger made without cheese. The beef patty was as juicy as the one from their Norwood branch with the bacon and pineapple adding an extra element of flavour. The mustard, ketchup and Nord sauce also helped to lift the flavour of the burger.

Nordburger, Big Kahuna, Adelaide
Big Kahuna


The Royale can be considered to be a more filling version of their beef burgers, with two beef patties instead of one. The pickles and mustard gave the burger a delectable sour tang, with the cheese and caramelized onions enhancing the flavour of the burger. If you prefer, there is also a Bacon-Double burger in which bacon takes the place of the caramelized onions.



Currently exclusive to this branch are chicken burgers, which use chicken breasts that have been marinated in buttermilk before it is deep fried. The buttermilk gave the chicken a slightly sweet flavour as well as making it very succulent. The Spicy Chicken Burger I ordered is much like a chicken version of their Hotburger, with the pickled jalapenos adding a delicious spicy hit. Their buttermilk fried chicken can also be ordered as chicken nuggets coated in tempura batter accompanied with chips and your choice of either ranch dressing or FRY sauce. The nuggets were notable in that they were made with chicken breast rather than the minced chicken that is usually used to make them.

Nordburger, Spicy Chicken Burger, Adelaide
Spicy Chicken Burger


Nordburger, Chicken Nuggets, Adelaide
Chicken Nuggets


For vegetarians, a Mushroom Burger is available consisting of a panko-crumbed Portobello mushroom with coleslaw, mustard, ketchup and Nord sauce. Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb used as a crunchy coating for fried food like Tonkatsu. The mushroom was of a very generous size and very juicy with the coleslaw adding a bit of crunch. It is advisable to eat this burger slowly as the juices from the mushroom can be steaming hot.

Nordburger, Mushroom Burger, Adelaide
Mushroom Burger


For dessert, you can order from a decent range of Rainbow Island soft-serve sundaes. The Snickers sundae we chose had soft ice cream topped with crushed peanuts. The chocolate sauce and peanut butter sauce make the sundae taste very much like the chocolate bar it is named after. They also had a selection known as Rumbles in which the chosen flavour is 'sandwiched' between two layers of soft-serve ice cream.

Nordburger, Snickers Sundae, Adelaide
Snickers Sundae


In addition to the crinkle cut fries and Tater Tots, this branch also serves deluxe versions of their crinkle cut fries topped with your choice of caramelized onions and cheese or with a beef chilli topping.

Nordburger's Norwood branch is a small eating place where you go in, sit on bar stool type seats surrounding the cooking area, enjoy your burgers and leave. The ambience of the Hindmarsh is very different, it is conducive for group meals or hanging out with friends (especially during off peak hours) as the place is large and airy, with booth seatings available. If you are not up to eating burgers, you have the choice of enjoying a sundae, chicken nuggets or fries with topping. Some parking is available beside the restaurant.

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When: Mon: 11.30am – 9pm, Tues, Weds, Sun: 11.30am-9.30pm, Thurs: 11.30am-10pm, Fri, Sat: 11.30am-10.30pm (closed Christmas Day)
Phone: 08 8346 7209
Where: 259 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, SA 5007
Cost: About $8 per burger
Your Comment
I'm not into burgers, but they have some great and unique choices. The Pineapple in a burger sounds like it works surprisingly well, and chicken in buttermilk sounds delicious.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12398) 1475 days ago
Thanks for the tip. I have been to Norwood before, but it now may be time to give this branch a go
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1245) 1475 days ago
I'm a big fan of the Norwood Nordburger - I'll have to visit this place to see if it matches up. Thanks for the heads up!
by Reductio ad absurdum (score: 2|207) 1473 days ago
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