WOAP 2016 - Charley's Trap, Charley Noble Eatery & Bar, 8/10
Wagyu beef patty with trashcan gypsy-smoked Preston’s bacon, chimichurri, On Trays gruyère, truffled mayonnaise, cucumber pickle and salad (GF), 21
This year's effort did not disappoint with a very solid effort at a classic beef burger.
Presentation - a mousetrap (sorry I don't have a photo of the whole thing!). A great looking burger, well put together with proportions and burger-ability (the ability to eat it as a burger should be eaten - with your hands) taken into account.
The pattie was moist and the bun was soft but crisp from the grill. A juicy burger that looked, felt and tasted great.
The truffled mayonaisse was a godsend and went well with the gruyere. The bacon was brittle and crispy - just the way I like it.
The crunchy lettuce gave it good texture and the hot pickle on top was a positive point of difference.
Price - at $21, perhaps a bit high without chips.
I think these guys will be making another run at the title and are a good bet for top five. We gave it an 8/10.
If price isn't an issue you could probably add another 0.5 to the score. And order the truffle fries.
If I were being selective then this is a good bet for you. Make sure you book as they are only going to get busier as word get round.