Burgers, Liquor and Lobster, Oh My


It’s not every day you will hear burgers, liquor (ok maybe those two go hand in hand) and lobster (there’s the clincher!) in a sentence together. But that’s exactly what affordable in-pub Burger Liquor Lobster are doing. Every night of the week. 

Originally home to a Chur Burger pop-up within Manly Wharf Hotel and The London Hotel, Burger Liquor Lobster has made themselves at home. And we couldn’t be happier: this new in-house establishment is satisfying our never-ending cravings for eating burgers while out pubbing, with a seafood twist. Because this is Australia and we do love our seafood.

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The regular burgers (beef, chicken, lamb, pulled pork and veggie) will set you back a mere $10 while their signature Lobster Popcorn Roll and other seafood varieties impress at the $15 mark. If you have issues with bread and all it’s glutinous glory, then fear not. These burgers come in lettuce buns just for you.

The menu really is everything you dream of eating at a pub. But done really well at prices you’re happy to fork out for. The decor also delights with laidback, nautical inspired features. 

Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll

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There’s a cocktail list too if you think your lobster burger deserves a side of fancy. All with sea-worthy names like Littlest Mermaid and 40 Knots, the combos are out of the ordinary and worth making your way through. 

From the menu

Burger Liquor Lobster Manly
Manly Wharf Hotel, East Esplanade, Manly

(02) 9977 1266

Burger Liquor Lobster Paddington
Upstairs at The London Hotel, 85 Underwood Street, Paddington

(02) 9331 3200

7 days a week, midday till late


Photos by Jacqui Turk

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About the author


Forrester’s Pub on the corner of Riley Street in Surry Hills has been a much loved watering hole for almost 100 years, it’s seen different owners, changes of prime ministers, generations of friends and family along with periods of being laid ‘fallow’ to rest. It took hospitality favourites, Applejack to rescue this local gem and bring it back to life. A budget of $1.5m doesn’t get you much these days but the renovation its both sensitive to its history and of this era, reflecting a new, more feminine, organic and lighter approach to interior design.

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