Secret Burgers: Known for flipping some of the city’s best burgers, Butchers Club Burger was started by the Butchers Club, which runs a butcher’s shop, dry-age facility and private dining outfit down in Wong Chuk Hang. Since its debut in 2014, these buns have constantly crowned every top list around town, and we are jumping on the bandwagon to give credit where credit is due.
Look & Feel: The open-air casual drop-in and take-out resto has an industrial-chic charm about it, with tall red metal stools, a big communal table and outdoor counters for additional seating. It’s casual and approachable, as long as the line isn’t around the block.
On the Menu: Bring all of your most indecisive friends here. There’s only one choice of burger on the menu: a bacon cheeseburger made with dry-aged Black Angus beef from Australia. The patties are minced to order and grilled to perfection before they’re slapped on a floury brioche bun and topped with crispy bacon. Order a side of duck fat french fries to add to the indulgence, and maybe some Pabst blue ribbon too.
Service: It’s a friendly, no-frills environment. Order at the counter and before you know it a wooden board and heaping burger will magically land in front of you.
Jeng: We don’t quiver at the knees too easily, but Butchers Club Burgers really do hit the spot. There’s also a secret menu which we’re fans of, including more creative concoctions like the Hogtown—a dry-aged beef patty topped with pulled pork, bacon, shallots, sharp honey mustard and smoked gouda. This is also one of the only places in Hong Kong where you can get an old-school A&W Root Beer ice cream float.
Not So Jeng: You’re never too far from the grill, so eating a burger on a mid-summer day can be a very sweaty affair indeed.
Great For: Casual lunch and dinner, small group hangouts.
FYI: The Butchers Club recently started delivering burgers, beers and fries during lunch hour to offices in Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai and Sheung Wan. Yippee!
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