Big burgers made by even bigger personalities.
April 01, 2023
If Ziggy's was a person, it would be that warm, welcoming uncle whose face totally erupts when he sees you. There is definitely a sense of belonging at this burger joint — even if you're only visiting for the first time.
The eatery is run by Israeli duo Moshik Ferder and Assaf Stizki, who transformed the former restaurant in the Carlisle Street space into a relaxed burger joint. The international influence means you'll find flavours on the menu which span from the Middle East to Central America to Asia.
Regulars swing in and out of the doors greeting the staff like they're childhood mates. The eatery, which has been around since 2011 is a Balaclava favourite for hearty burgers,as well as salads and sides
It's almost a crime to visit Ziggy's and not indulge in the restaurant's brioche bun bombshells. Crowd favourites include the Recovery Burger ($16.9)– a double beef monster with double the bacon, double the cheese and Texan sauce (plus a little bit of lettuce of tomato making a smidge attempt to compensate for everything else). Note that this burger is not for the faint-hearted. But if you're up for more carbs, go the beer-battered chips with Ziggy sauce- a secret recipe sweet and tangy mixture.
For something a little lighter, there is the smoked cheeseburger with beef ($10.9. If you prefer chicken, there's also a snitzel burger with mustard gherkin sauce ($12.9).
The menu is not limited to burgers, although they dominate the orders. Shawarmas and falafel wraps are also available, alongside huge range of salads coming in the forms of grilled haloumi ($14.50), a steak salad ($14.50), or a shawarma salad with tahini $15.5.
The restaurant also proves that you can find great dessert in the weirdest of places. Chances are you'll be full following your burger, but if you have the intestinal strength there are donuts. The bulbs of heaven are drizzled with dulce de leche, salted caramel and espresso sauce, freeze-dried raspberries and cookie dust. They are super overwhelming, but will make you very, very happy.
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