Patties Day


Chris Telford and the ‘very best burger in the country at his Hungry Moose Cafe, Kilkenny

This afternoon.

Kepak, sponsors of National Burger Day, has announced that gourmet burger restaurant, The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny is now officially home to the best burger in Ireland.

The Huingry Moose , located on Upper John Street on the north side of the River Nore, opened in 2017 following an online crowdfunding appeal by Chris Telford, former chef to The Rolling Stones.

In the past month, over 15,000 “Irish burger enthusiasts” cast their votes with over 500 burger outlets to choose from

The Hungry Moose was awarded the title for a burger containing a combo of “smoked bacon, dill pickles, dressed with beer battered onion ring, aged Canadian moose cheddar and organic maple BBQ sauce”. Eddie Rockets took national prize of the Best Burger in a Fast Food Chain

The announcement comes ahead of Ireland’s first ever National Burger Day tomorrow, June 21. with an exclusive ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer at participating burger outlets nOMNOMM

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19 thoughts on “Patties Day

  1. martco

    yeah…see I often wondered about this

    whenever there’s a burger-off discussion here on BS ‘oul Eddie Rockets never ever ever ever gets a mention…& although not bad atall either I don’t mean the posh Rockets one….nope it’s all Bunsen this Bunsen that Bunsen the other

    the fella or girl’s ability at the grill is also a factor

    there’s def better burgers per category in town than Bunsen (imho of course)

    haven’t had that Moose one yet but it’s now on my radar next time I’m near Kilkenny, congrats!

    1. pedeyw

      Bunsen is a good burger in a terrible place. I feel like they want you out as soon as you sit down.

  2. Jeffrey

    Chips on the plate please, toss that ridiculous stainless recipient. Also, what’s the knife for? I swear I cant stand this rubbish anymore.

  3. :-Joe

    I’m sure it tastes good and I wish them well but it looks like another hipster monstrosity…

    Any half-decent burger, let alone a classic should fit in one hand without dripping all over the place and falling apart into soggy liguid drenched pieces as soon as you take a bite.

    In other words, it’s not a burger if you need to skewer the damn thing to keep it from falling apart, it’s a pretentious decorative cry for attention and a nuiscance to try to enjoy no matter how good the ingredients or the cooking skills involved.

    Looks aren’t everything for you social media food-porn addicts -bloody everywhere these days,,, transfixed by facederp, snapcrap, instaphlegm etc. You’re like a bunch of zombies and you know who you are….

    Isn’t a burger supposed to be one of the easiest things to make well, sell cheap and eat easily on the go.. and be able to enjoy every bite…

    Y’know, isn’t that the whole point !?!?!


    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Agree. I prefer girth than height and in floury baps not brioche. Gherkins or go home. I make my own these days with variable seasonings like chipotle and they’re whoppers. Hoop Hamburgers will blow those hipsters to hell.

  4. PlumBobSmearPants

    I bought me a couple of those swanky Australian wagyu burgers in F&B last Friday. Grilled them outside Sunday night. Brioche bun – well you do these days right?! Some blue cheese – buffalo blue again from F&B, fried onions and mushrooms. It was a surreal burger eating experience.

    But yeah. Bunsen is still pretty much the benchmark in Dublin anyways. Chips are only ok tho.

    Moose burger looks good.

  5. Termagant

    Appleologies to Mr. Telford there but the best burger in the country is found on the grill outside the Martello in Bray on a thirsty Saturday evening

  6. Huey Luas on the News

    BIB: Bunsen is Best.

    Will the Oirish Toimes be sending Catherine Cleary to review it?

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