Chur - burger heaven hits Brisbane's Fortitude Valley

The juice started dripping through my fingers and I was hooked on Chur burger.

Tender pulled pork, crunchy red slaw, creamy mayonnaise with a touch of fennel and Chur's own barbecue sauce. It was good, but even better when I looked at the price of $10 - now that's going to make a few of the other local burger joints think about their prices.

Chur is the brain child of Sydney chef Warren Turnbull. His Sydney Chur burgers have been rated as amongst the city's best cheap eats.

Why has he opened in Brisbane?  Well we can thank Warren's sisters and family who all live here and  have converted this Sydney-sider to the joys of a more relaxed Brisbane life.

Sides include chilli salted chips, sweet potato fries with lime and garlic salt and iceberg lettuce with buttermilk dressing - all $5.

There are only two desserts on the menu. I'd suggest the smashed pavlova with strawberries and cream. Desserts are a little more pricey at $12.  I don't really get why desserts are often priced around $12 to $16 now days, but it seems to be a trend.

What else is there to like about Chur?  The salted caramel milkshake was decidedly delicious but too much for this little bunny. I would reluctantly have to share but you may be stronger and even decide to add a nip of your fave spirit.

The wall art is definitely eye catching and is worth some serious contemplation.

I also loved the way they recycled the beer carriers into table napkin, cutlery and sauce holders.  Now here's an idea folks for your next home do and you'll be right on the moment.

The wine list is another plus.  It certainly moves beyond the usual suspects with Verve Clicquot, Moet and Chandon in case you'd like something sparkling with your burger - and why not?  The rest of the wine list exhibits style you won't find in other burger joints and there's a more than decent range of beer on tap, bottled and even in cans.

Of course it's not all about Chur in this location - stay tuned for updates on Brisbane's new rooftop bar Up and the very fabulous TRYP Hotel.  Eat your heart out Sydney on this one.

Find Chur at 20 Constance Street in Fortitude Valley.

Bottom line:  Good value burgers with a cheffy touch.
Best tip:  The breakfast menu is also worth a workout.

Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Chur.