Hello once again friends! I’m back with a burger-licious blog post that is guaranteed to get you tummies rumbling and your legs running to the nearest burger joint – that burger joint being Burger Liquor of course.
Now, it’s not my first time at this rodeo – do you think I would have lived in Wellington for three years and NOT gone to this city famous burger dwelling?? Although, if you follow my Instagram (@cafecrawlerlucy – shameless plug), you’ll know I’m actually super bad at going to some of the long-time foodie hotspots… anyway, moving on!
So, here’s a little backstory: My family friends had just travelled 2 hours driving and 4 hours on the ferry – and knowing the ferry food – they were STARVING when they got here. I wanted to show them something iconic, something very Wellington, and something that would fill that food shaped hole in their stomachs. Instantly, Burger Liquor came to mind. I’ve never had a bad burger there, I’ve always been treated super well there, and I’ve always gone home with a smile on my face and a food baby in my belly. This time was no different.
Picture 8 ridiculously loud and semi-tipsy Englishmen around a too-small-but-will-work table, and that’s pretty much exactly what we were like. First, we started off with some of their locally sourced brews, including Parrot Dog, Whistling Sisters, and Garage Project – which really hit the spot for my traveler guests (you can imagine after a ferry ride, a cold beer is next to winning the lottery). Next – after a lot of uhmmming and ahhhing – we ordered our burgers. I love how you can create your own signature burger here, and you can make it as meaty or as plant-based as you pleased – leaving nobody out of the flavour game!
I’ve had their burgers quite a few times now and wanted to see if their tacos were any better than their bun-defeated burgers. I have to say, they didn’t look like much, but the flavours of that fish taco were pretty darn good! The tacos weren’t Wellington’s best tacos (obviously with it being a burger place) and could’ve used a big more filling (maybe some fresh slaw or something?) but other than that, they were delish! Some of their other standout burgers was the pulled jackfruit & veggie patty luxe deluxe with mushroom bacon (for you vegans vixens out there), the Bernie mac (for you not-so-vegan vixens) – and of course I gotta shout out their classic ‘The Standard’ – as far as burgers go, this one is definitely above-standard (geddit?). Oh, how could I forget – their FRIES. Whether curly or straight, them fries are the king of potatoes.
Summing up, a pretty flipping good feed was had at this wicked Willis Street joint – and I can guarantee that if you go there, you’re going to have exactly the same amazing food journey. For everything that I experienced that night, I’m gonna give Burger Liquor an 8.5/10. If the tacos were a little fuller and maybe were handmade tortillas – it would’ve bumped you up onto the god tier. Butt hey, with everything else in the world, there’s ALWAYS room for improvement – even with 3 Michelin star restaurants! Stay awesome Burger Liquor – I’ll be back very soon!