Our monthly award for August 2022 has gone to Locke Burger at 1 George’s Quay. Pictured outside the property with Maura are Restaurant Manager Aaoran O’Dwyer, Head Chef Madan Timilsina and Managing Director Alex Costello (Photo: Adrian Butler/Limerick Leader)
The opening of Locke Burger’s new permanent home on George’s Quay was one of the few highlights of Summer 2020, just as we were coming to the end of the first Covid lockdown. Not only did it offer a high quality new takeaway option which encouraged people back into the city, it also transformed what was a previously derelict building into this beautiful new unit. The contemporary grey paintwork contrasts strikingly with the bright red signage and door and it is a fabulous addition to the medieval part of the city, especially with its outdoor seating by the river which brings a renewed buzz to the already popular Locke Bar.
Locke Burger was first founded in 2018 by chef Richard Costello, serving delicious burgers from a vintage Citroen food truck, which quickly developed a loyal customer base. Following huge demand and support, in June 2020 they opened the doors to Locke Burger’s first permanent home at No 1 George’s Quay. While the menu has since been expanded, the star of the show is still their renowned six-ounce dry-aged black angus beef burger, locally sourced from farms in the region and working closely with local butcher Seamus Butler. They have also expanded the brand to a larger dine-in unit at Castletroy, which is well worth a visit. Locke Burger can be contacted on 061 513130 (city) or 061 332767 (Castletroy), via their website www.lockeburger.ie or call in to taste for yourself.