Gasworks took up one whole side of a suburban shopping centre - there was no way you could miss it. On entering we were asked whether we had reserved a table (in Miramar?), which we hadn't and then were shown to one of several that were unoccupied. There was definitely an air of Cobb & Co to the place, when the kids received large placemats filled with activities, jokes etc. and a kids meal combo for $9.95.
With only one goal in mind i ordered the King Kong. A char-grilled, 1/2 pound prime angus beef pattie, crispy bacon, swiss chees, tomato slices, red onion, butterhead lettuce and our very own southern style BBQ sauce. Served with classic cut fries. $19.90.
On arrival, the presentation was impressive but confusing. The burger was served on a ciabatta type bun (which they had neglected to advertise on the menu - but which wouldn't have stopped me from ordering it). And it was served as an open sandwich!! Burger King style - keep the hot side hot and the cold side cold...
The pattie was well cooked and appeared juicy. I would question whether it was a half pounder - but won't go there. It was plenty big enough anyway. On tasting the pattie did well. It was juicy and had nice texture. If i have to criticise, it did lack a bit of seasoning.
But lets not be too picky. It is still the best tasting burger I have reviewed on the site so far - I have scored it 7.5/10. To be honest, however, it could have been so much more.
Footnote: my wife ordered the Holy Cow - Prime angus rump steak, beer battered onion rings, swiss cheese, creamy mushroom sauce, tomato slices, red onion and butterhead lettuce. We didn't know till it arrived, but it was a burger as well...This doesn't show on the dinner menu, which has another three burgers - a goat mince (Barry Crump), chicken (Chicka Dee China) and a kumara (Albert Einstein)...Note to restaurants - steak burger's rarely work. you simply cannot bite through a steak burger with all its fillings without pulling the whole lot out unless you are a shark. Serve it as an OPEN STEAK SANDWICH!!