Red Ox Steakhouse

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Red Ox Steakhouse – 502 Hampton St, Hampton, Victoria, Australia
Wagyu Beef Burger 220g
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
8 minutes
Would we recommend:
Don’t expect much

Located in bayside Hampton, Red Ox offers prime cuts of superior quality beef as well as seafood, chicken, duck and kangaroo. This small, suburban steakhouse prides itself on serving exceptional quality produce day in day out – the kind of meal you’d usually have to travel into town for. Perfect for those ever approaching chilly nights, you are greeted with a toasty warm, cosy interior, as well as very friendly and helpful staff making for a very comfortable dining experience. We opted to warm up with their Wagyu Burger that comprises of a 220 gram Wagyu beef pattie, cheese, lettuce, a tomato ring plus golden fries and onion rings on the side.

“There isn’t really anything great to say about this burger. It wasn’t so much to do with the beef pattie (which was more than passable). It had to do with the whole experience from start to finish. I know the other guys will say the same, but having to check to see if there’s enough patties and taking close to 1 hour to come out (cold mind you) is not on. It also seemed like they ducked around the corner to the supermarket to pickup some buns (am actually 99% sure they did!!). The whole thing really just tasted like something you’d make at a lazy Sunday BBQ.”
“I got a little concerned when we ordered 6 burgers (we had company) and the waiter had to check with the kitchen if they had enough. If you call yourself a “steakhouse” you wouldn’t think there would be any problem. Once that was okayed, it then took over half an hour for them to arrive. With only 2 other tables occupied in the dining room already with food, we were a little puzzled. This is a burger I could have made at home: the bun was just simple supermarket roll cut in half (not toasted), no butter, no sauce, the tomato was just a raw slice of tomato and two slices of cheese placed on top that wasn’t melted over the beef. The beef, although cooked through, was cold. So I’m guessing they got the timing all wrong on this one.”
“I’m not too sure what to make of this burger. It was simple, it didn’t try to be anything else, but it was lacking something. After considering it for a day or two I decided that it was average and if you are going for a simple burger approach, please use the best meat at your disposal. In this case I don’t feel the pattie was of the best grade and it was certainly overcooked. The melted cheese on my pattie was an added bonus (see photo above), considering my other partners in crime had unmelted cheese sitting on top of theirs. Chips were ok.”
“This one is really a case for the X-Files. Something happened in that kitchen that night, but no one will ever know. FBI cover up?… I doubt it. The guys have already stated the facts: it was a home-style (not rustic or like “mama-used-to-make”.. more like all the ingredients had come from a supermarket and were put together by your kid brother) burger that came out coldish/lukewarm with freshly cooked, hot-as chips. As for theories: Maybe the chefs are part-time firemen and they had to suddenly rush off to go rescue a kitty, leaving the rest of the staff to hold the fort? ..I have no idea. In saying all this I actually did enjoy the beef pattie, so I’d like to think they do have decent steak here and perform better in situations where there’s less prep work involved. But who the hell knows?”
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WOW! A place to avoid. Thanks!

Adam ( April 20, 2011 at 22:28 )

Love your sense of humor Z! Good stuff!

954 Burger Boi ( April 23, 2011 at 04:41 )

Reviews were rude, and i disagree.

I liked her burger. It was full off flavour and the chips were nice and crispy.
The restaurant is NOT a burger shop. It is a steakhouse, the burgers don’t need to be perfect for a steakhouse. The restaurant focus’ on the steaks not the BURGERS.

If you want some nice bugers, go to a burger place that might sell them NOT a steakhouse.


Kate ( April 26, 2011 at 23:03 )

Obviously Kate works at the afore mentioned “steakhouse” in response to her excuses ~ if you aren’t able to deliver quality, don’t have it on the menu!!!!

Burger la ( May 5, 2011 at 23:43 )

I just found your site and have been reading your reviews. You guys have a great idea here. Keep it going and I’ll keep reading. If I wasn’t half a world away from you, I’d love to join you on some of your adventures.

Mike ( May 22, 2011 at 01:20 )

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