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.