Hidden away in the burb of Mount Albert, this small, rustic spot is the very embodiment of an Aotearoa local takeaway. No flashy fit out here, just hardwood floors, a chalk-board menu and the smells of fried and sizzling delights. With prices to match its low-key appearance, Burger Queen can't be beat on value - you'll find a the burgers juicy, flavourful and generous - however the patties do leave a little to be desired when it comes to quality. They're big and tasty, but a little... cheap?
Consider this the ultimate evolution of the fairground burger, but with better salad and all the trimmings - plus the charm of a community haunt and likelihood of you munching your burger perched on the neighbour's concrete block fence. Choice is abundant, with plenty of variety and hefty temptations (The Beast - beef, chicken, steak, pineapple, egg and bacon) beefing up the classics. Generous to a fault, the Queen is worth the travel for those in search of a satisfying burger that won't cost you the earth. As their slogan goes: Taste it, you will like it. Truth.