NileGuide Expert Says:
It's worth the trek down south to this famous hamburger emporium. And don't be deterred by the queue. Go for the works (egg, bacon, cheese, plus pineapple) and don't forget the beetroot. You won't need to eat for the rest of the week!
12 Princes Highway
2224 Sydney, Australia
tel: (02) 9522 5632
Wed-Sun, 11.30am to 8pm
Sometimes you just can't beat an original. One that stood the test of time. There has been numerous food movements and trends, tastes and fashions over the last half century, but through it all, Paul's continued to produce that classic Australian hamburger.
Located way down in the 'shire' right under Tom Ugly's Bridge in Sylvania, they're not exactly on the tourist trail, but for those who venture to the Royal National Park or other parts southern, it's well worth the detour for lunch or dinner to Paul's.
The original burger was not made by Paul actually; his wife Katina set about devising 'her' burger first. "This was to be a lovely seedless bun, lightly floured on top, plenty of fresh lettuce and tomato, and of course the meat patty with onions and tomato sauce. The extras at the beginning were egg and bacon, later came the cheese and pineapple, Beetroot was not an option at this time as Katina found it would stain her white benches."
There are all sorts of sauces to choose from. It's not a Neil Perry dining experience; instead, it's old world, old charm, old fashioned and something to be savoured. And don't forget to wash it all down with Paul's equally famous freshly squeezed pineapple crush. It's a little piece of Australiana in the suburbs.