Can you believe it? My 10 day burger run has finally come to an end. I asked Panu last night, “what am I going to eat now?” He said, “What you normally eat” and I’m like, “What do I normally eat???” I can’t recall a life before burgers, but I’m sure my waistline will be all too happy to remember.

My tenth burger experience was a little bitter sweet bitter. Bitter because well, it was my last burger, and bitter because… this was my wildcard choice (all other venues were chosen by Airtasker) and I really wanted to pick something awesome. I had all the intention of making Bedlam Bar my wildcard because as of right now, they still make my favourite burger in Sydney but some stupid voice in my head told me to go somewhere new, eat a burger I hadn’t eaten before.

So, based on a few recommendations, I went to Cooper’s Hotel in Newtown.

Cooper’s is actually very cool. You wouldn’t know it from the pub downstairs, but upstairs hides a spacious, airy bistro with a brilliant outdoor area. I ordered the classic beef burger and perched on a bar stool to await my last burger experience. Seriously, I talk like I’ll never have a burger again, right? Let’s see how long that lasts.

The Cooper’s burger was… it was ok. The bun looked hard, but it wasn’t, which was good. The patty was all right if not a little salty. The innards were all just fine. But somehow the experience didn’t rate with me and I’m not sure if it’s because the chips were luke-warm and soggy? Because chips, they make a difference. And what else irked me was that the patty was significantly smaller than the bun so at the end, you’re left with a handful of bread and no meat. You know what I’m talking about? Yeah, that. I hate that.

With the damage (Burger and chips = $18. Soft drink = $3.50) coming in at $21.50, I’d rather hit up Moo, or Charlie & Co.

So, what happens now? I will do a big fat round up post of all 10 venues and “rank” them according to my totally objective palate. Hehe, well, I’ll try anyway. Stay tuned for that post!

To read all my Airtasker Burger Run reviews, click here.

Cooper’s Hotel
221 King Street,
Newtown, NSW, 2042
(02) 9550 3461

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14 Thoughts on “the Airtasker 10 day Burger Run! Day 10: Cooper’s Hotel

  1. Bummer that the burger finale didn’t end on a high; if only you could have ended it with Rockpool. Congrats on completing the Burger Run challenge, like I said, I knew you were the perfect person for it.

  2. jenny c on May 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm said:

    I can’t believe you’ve finished the 10 burgers! Well done! Which was the best?

  3. Phuoc: I know! Or I should have stuck with Bedlam as my finale 🙂 Anyway, all good and ALL DONE!

    jenny: ahhhh I am going to do a ranking so I can’t say yet!

  4. look forward to the ranked post

  5. Ah, sometimes you really need to stil with your gut instinct right? Particularly if it’s a well developed one. Never the less, bravo for going out on a limb and trying something new. Shame that it didn’t work out. Still, y’know, you’ve got to get out there to see what’s available right?

    Hey, maybe once you’ve done the ranking you could set up some sort of burger dating agency. People fill out a profile, you match them with their perfect burger/fries combo. God, what a startup idea! Ahem. Sorry, it’s still a little early in the morning up here in the northern hemisphere.

    Looking forward to the burger league table, it’ll be filed away for the next Sydney visit. What i’d really like to know is how these babies stack up against Byron, Hawksmoor, Meatwagon, Goodman et al in the burger stakes (steaks?).

  6. wow, you made it!! well done! i dont think i couldve ate 10 haha

  7. Vivian: yes, hopefully I will post that soon. Airtasker wants to publish it first.

    Grubworm: That is a BRILLIANT idea the burger matching hahaha LOVE IT. Yes the league table will be coming out shortly. They stack up against what you’ve listed definitely.

    tastyfoodsnaps: Haha, yes and I am still alive 🙂

  8. jake on May 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm said:

    You should have a crack at Dan Hongs burger (ex Lotus) but they still serve it at the Fish Shop. Same location 🙂

    Great fun posts. Charlie & Co easily the best of those 10!

  9. Awesome work girl~!

  10. Jake: shhhhh Charlie & Co is top of my list 😉

    penny: thanks man!

  11. Yeah if you’re paying that much for a combo, you want your moneys worth!

  12. Linh on June 1, 2012 at 11:11 am said:

    You know, I’ve been wondering why I’ve been massively craving burgers all week, and have just put 2 and 2 together! Am sort of sad to see the (almost) end of the series. You should totally do more ‘best …’ maybe something Asian next – chicken rice? pho? x

  13. A shame that your last burger wasn’t the best…but i guess its hard to find the best especially after having 10 burgers hehe

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