Down N’ Out have officially opened their first permanent Sydney burger joint

After popping up as the resident kitchen at Sydney CBD icon The Sir John Young Hotel, creative burger joint Down N’ Out has officially moved on up and opened their first ever bricks-and-mortar restaurant. Located in Ryde, the business that once made global headlines with their wildly popular Pokémon burgers is now a permanent shop with a refocused offering, a new chef, and an expansive menu that now features milkshakes.

Not taking their reputation as Australia’s answer to In-N-Out Burger lightly, owners Ben Kagan and Archie Saliba are going to continue pumping out quality burgers but still aim at differentiating themselves from the renowned American chain. This means that they’ll continue along their impressive creative streak, which may include a few breakfast-with-a-twist options further down the line.

Some out-there cocktails are expected too, once the boys get their liquor licence. But for now, guests will have to make do with regular milkshake specials – and if they pour as much creativity into that as they do their burgers, we’re sure you can expect some really interesting flavour combinations.

Don’t count Down N’ Out out of the CBD just yet though; they’ll be operating out of the Sir John Young Hotel as per usual for the foreseeable future.

Down N’ Out Ryde

Address: 95 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm


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Chris Singh

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