Brother Burger Opens in South Yarra

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Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew’s second location in South Yarra is now open for business. Located at 560 Chapel Street, Brother Burger South Yarra has taken over the former Café Greco site, bringing new life and flavour to the ever more exciting, Chapel Street precinct.

Owned  and  operated  by  Marcelo  Tummino,  a  founding  partner  of  The  European  and  The  Supper  Club, Brother  Burger,  as  it  has  been  affectionately  nicknamed  by  regulars,  combines  two of life’s greatest pleasures; craft beer and burgers. Tummino comes with an impressive pedigree, and knows what it takes to create a stellar venue. “We’ve had customers travelling from the Southern suburbs to Fitzroy for our burgers for years now, so we thought we’d bring the burgers to them.  It’s exciting to be a part of the evolution of Chapel Street’s food culture -­ we want to create a sense of place, somewhere everyone is welcome, from big family dinners to first dates.”

The former Café Greco site, and industrial inspire space, has been filled with pre-loved items Tummino personally  collected,  treasures  won  on  eBay  or unearthed  while  bush  bashing  around  country  sheds  and  paddocks. The recycled  materials  complement the nostalgic ambiance of the venue, which boasts a receding courtyard entrance framed by New York loft-­‐style windows, large red semi-­‐circle leather booths, a wall panelled in deconstructed  metal  shelves,  tennis  court  lighting  and  over  800  vintage  meat  grinders  from  Tummino’s  personal  archive.  He  has  even  sourced  huge  pendant  lights  all  the  way  from  the Newcastle Town Hall in NSW.

As far as burgers go, foodies can expect a few tweaks to the menu they know and love, but no deviation  from  the  timeless  flavour  combinations  all  made  by  hand,  from  scratch.  The  open  kitchen  showcases  skilled  chefs  pressing  burger  patties  and  baking  traditional  buns.  Menu highlights include: the Royal Blue – 100 per cent full blood wagyu beef patty, blue cheese, bacon, onion  jam,  house-­‐made  pickles  and  ketchup;  Magic  Mushie  –  a  mushroom  burger  for  vegetarians;  fat  chips  and  onion  rings.  The  South  Yarra  eatery  also  caters  for  those  after something different, offering pulled pork buns, a “South Yarra” Reuben sandwich, fish and chips, a selection of salads and gluten free options available including burger buns and batters.

The  Marvellous  Brew  is  a  fitting  name  for  Brother  Burger’s  impressive  15-tap  beer  selection.  Encouraging people to try different styles of beer, the carefully curated list offers something for every palate, from cider through to wheat beer, IPA and dark, roasty stouts, with expert staff on hand to match bitters with burgers. Keeping it local, all beers are sourced from independently owned  Australian  craft  breweries  and  cider  houses.  Three  beers  permanently  hold  the  fort,  including Hawkers Beer Pilsner and Pear Cider from Napoleone & Co.  Mountain Goat Brewery hosts a tap and a rotating assortment of specialty brews make up the final 11 taps, featuring the likes  of  Red  Ale  from  Nail  Brewing,  McLaren  Vale  Beer  Co’s  Vale  IPA  and  Doctor’s  Orders  Iron  Lung Black Imperial Pilsner.

Brother Burger will be open seven days from midday – 11pm Sunday to Thursday and closing at 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Brother Burger
560 Chapel Street
brotherburger.com.au

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