|From this angle, a pretty substantial looking burger!!|
Always on time, Brad was waiting for me when I arrived. OK surroundings. There was a choice of high bench tables and normal tables. A slightly tired look and nowhere near as busy as "Sweet Mother's Kitchen" next door.
We showed the waiter/barman our vouchers and he said we could order any of the burgers on the menu without an asterix (or was it with an asterix - I can't remember). There were a few to choose from and they all sounded pretty good. As usual, I ordered the cheeseburger and Brad ordered the one that had the most toppings!! They came without fries so we ordered a serving as well for $8.
|From this angle, the burger had a bit of a lean. |
I so want to make a pun about the leaning tower of Pizza.
The first thing we noticed was that the patties were not made on the premises (or at least we hope they weren't because that would be an even worse indictment). This isn't on for a gourmet burger. So immediately we decided we could only ever score it out of eight.
|Ended up rather thin once i cut through. |
Surely that pattie is processed? If not then shame.
Only issue with the bun it that it was quite thin and didn't really hold everything together too well. Otherwise, I have to say that it was a good, tasty burger with solid fillings. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it again but, if it was offered, I would accept it gladly and eat it with gusto.
If you are going to have a burger-focused menu and want them to be the selling point, you should at least make your own patties, which would raise the quality of the burgers substantially and shouldn't really add too much extra cost. Otherwise you aren't going to get repeat custom and your efforts to attract people with vouchers will just be a cost with no real marketing benefit. We think anyway.
We decided that the most we could give the burger (Brad felt the same about his) was a six out of ten. A homemade pattie may have taken it to a seven (assuming the homemade pattie was a good one!!).
As an aside, we met the most interesting dude on the walk back to the office who spent the entire five minutes raving on about Big Bad Wolf, which is a charcuterie kitchen in Wakefield Street. He pretty much sold us on it. We may have to forego burgers one time and try out the spit roast pork sandwiches. Apparently they are the bomb man...