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NICE BUNS: The best burger in the Hunter has been unwrapped

You have crowned Rascal as the makers of the best burgers in the Hunter in our 2022 #BestOfNewcastle poll.

After a round of nominations, we narrowed the field down to the top ten most mentioned burger joints and headed into the final vote.

When we last ran this poll, seven years, Rascal hadn’t even opened their doors. But when they did they quickly became a “must-eat” for Hunter foodies looking to fill that burger-shaped hole in their bellies.

Aside from their burgers, people loved their attention to detail – From their amazing sauces to that absolutely delicious salt they put on their fries.

And over the years they’ve also given us some of the most extravagant and talked about Burger Of The Week options we’ve ever seen on a menu.

You can enjoy the deliciousness of Rascal at their original location at 1/266 King Street in Newcastle or by visiting their Charlestown Square store at 36 Pearson Street in Charlestown.


We received thousands Rascal receiving just over 18% of the total.

They beat out newcomers, Mayfield Canteen, who took just under 16% of the vote followed by Burgerfiend on 10%.

You can find out more about the top three and see where your favourite sat in the final tally, below.

Thanks again for voting, we’ll be back with a new #BestOfNewcastle poll in a few weeks.


SECOND PLACE: Mayfield Canteen

THIRD PLACE: Burgerfiend