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The Great Burger Company Illovo

So a colleague of mine suggested that I go try out the burgers at The Great Burger Company in Illovo on Thursday. She promised me that it would be one of the best burger experiences I would have all year. So trust me when I say that my level of excitement and expectation was on 110%. Once we arrived we were welcomed by friendly faces and then seated at a very comfortable table. Our friendly waiter then went on to take our drinks orders, ” a bottle of Fat Bastard Chardonnay please” to which he promptly obliged. After bringing our wine he then gave us a few minutes to decide what we wanted to eat and since my friend had been craving Chicken Wings all day we decided to order the wings and the Chicken Burger with Cheese fries.

IMG_9036IMG_9038IMG_9040We were extremely lazy to think about building our own burgers so hence why we just ordered the already put together menu items. The Chicken wings were of good quality, cooked to perfection and not overly seasoned and sauced. Everything we experienced to this point was totally on par with my colleagues descriptions, the service was beyond great (at some point I think I asked them to stop being so nice LOL) and the chicken wings perfect. Now on to the Burger to be honest it wasn’t the best burger I have ever had but it was right up there with the best. The chicken was juicy and the seasoning on it added that extra zing to the tastebuds. The overall winner for the night though was the Shoe String Cheese Fries my goodness those things were delicious such a great guilty pleasure. The fries were crispy and not greasy making the addition of the melted cheese a perfect match. Great place with superb service and the awesome vibe in Illovo will have you on cloud nine. You can look at spending R300 for two add two bottles of wine to that and its R550 for two, very reasonable if you ask me! The restaurant closes at 10pm on a Thursday but let me tell you guys the team here is so awesome, they kept the restaurant and bar open until 11:30pm just so my friends and I could have a relaxed Thursday night. Now if that is not some stellar service then I don’t know what it! The only thing that sucks about this place is that the owner is a Liverpool Fan LOL (I’m a huge Man United Fan he he he he)

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      1. Absolutely superb. Am in Cape Town today sitting on the balcony overlooking Sea Point pool while watching the Cape cycle race go by. Going to the festival of bubbles this afternoon at the Vineyard hotel – I am a huge champagne fan. Did lots of wine tasting, will post about it all in a few days. Going to miss it!

  1. Holy sh*t. 🙂

    I will eagerly follow your blog based entirely on what is pictured and thoughtfully considered above. Please feel free to follow my blog, too – Side/Dishes ( – I hope to be posting some new food adventures and recipes, too!

    Salut from Nebraska,

  2. Hi,

    You have just made my day! I was just forwarded your blog post right now.

    We love serving great customers like you. And would really like to say thanks for the kind words.

    I also loved your blog until the end! (Man Utd fan ) Hahaha!!

    You’ll Never Walk Alone

    Byron Koutsoudis
    (Liverpool Fan)
    The Great Burger Company

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