Collingwood’s American-style burger restaurant first opened in 2011 and since then the Huxtaburger brand has grown to six venues across Melbourne alone. Now the company has announced it’s opening its first Sydney restaurant later this year, as part of a wider expansion of the brand across Australia.
Sydney’s first Huxtaburger is pegged to open by the end of July and it’ll be located close to Redfern Station in a new development at 66 Regent Street.
The opening will be one of the first Huxtaburgers to open outside of Melbourne, following Perth’s opening next month. CEO Matt Fickling has said the business is looking to open 50 more venues across Australia in the next five years – a huge leap for a so-called hipster burger bar.
In an official statement, Fickling said, “Redfern has such an eclectic dining scene and hidden gems all around the neighbourhood, so we’re excited to join the area and serve up Melbourne’s well loved Huxtaburgers to a brand new burger-loving crowd.”
When Huxtaburger opened in Collingwood Time Out Melbourne critics gave them four stars, saying, “It’s full of flavour, easy on the drip factor, and has kamikaze-style bread that dutifully serves its purpose of delivering meat to face and then self-destructs without question. That, friends, is a good bun.”
Though Huxtaburger’s buns sound like a good time, the Sydney location is further confirmation that there’s no turning back on Redfern’s road to total gentrification. In the last 12 months, the suburb has seen new bars, restaurants and pub revamps across the main drag – many of which have received high ratings and awards from Time Out. We welcome the new places to eat and drink, but we hope businesses like Huxtaburger consider the history of the suburb as well as serving the existing and future residents of the area.
Huxtaburger Sydney will open at the end of July at 66 Regent St, Redfern 2016. Open for lunch and dinner.
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