Little Hunter*

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Little Hunter

Little Hunter – 195 Lt. Collins Street (down the stairs), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Speakeasy Burger
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
6 minutes
Would we recommend:

One moment you’re standing around looking for some signage, double checking your Google maps, the next you’re three flights of stairs underground and standing in a dim lit, classy looking restaurant. Unless they had X-Ray vision, the average Joe Citizen wouldn’t really know that below 195 Little Collins St lies a produce driven, innovative grill house. The culinary cool cats behind Little Hunter are also responsible for the the likes of Señoritas and The Meatball & Wine Bar. But, the real draw card here is that they’ve brought in US native, Gavin Baker. Not only has he won several “Best Restaurant” awards, Baker’s held the coveted job of Sous Chef at The Fat Duck, in London. Little Hunter’s menu speaks for itself – its grill house classics but with a little bit extra attention to detail and, a little bit of cool thrown in on the side.
So cool in fact, you won’t even find the burger on the menu! Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, we go ahead and order the secret “Speakeasy Burger” that was delivered to us on a soft bun with a beef pattie, tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles.

“I love the concept of having a simple burger available only to those in-the-know. For a burger that only had beef, lettuce, tomato, onion and a pickle there was so much flavour! The classics work. If I had to recommend any tweaks to the burger I would maybe cut down a little bit on the lettuce as I did think they were a little too generous with it. I would also recommend some ketchup that might be able to compliment the char flavour of the pattie. I found my pattie a little dry so it could’ve helped with that too. The chips were great and I loved fry sauce on the side.”
“This has to be one of my most memorable Burger Adventures. It’s not often you get to go to a hidden restaurant and order a secret burger. You could look at it as a gimmick but, I like it. It’s going to work and it’ll have people coming in for the same reason people go to to hidden bars and why people get put onto guest lists – check out my cool, ipso facto, facebook check in. Anyhow, it got us there and chances are you’ll be there soon too. Why? Well, my burger was oh so simple (and surprisingly cheap). It’s all about the meat here! The beef was top notch – everything from its char flavour, size and texture. Even amid some ridiculously fresh tomato, lettuce and onion (that seemed like they’d been picked from the farm that morning), the pattie still stole the show. An all around great experience here. Well done to Little Hunter for adding a little extra chic to the art of beef and bun.”
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*Sorry to see Little Hunter close down. It was quite the gem.


was the burger a special because its not on the menu????

Anonymous ( March 21, 2013 at 20:45 )

Love this place, and I had no idea they served burgers. Thanks for the heads up. People are blogging about it continuously and I think it’s taking away the secret charm it has. It has lots of cool factor thrown in!

Andrew ( March 21, 2013 at 23:22 )

Just came back from lunch. Burger was great, but the price was $18 not $12 as indicated above.

Anon ( March 22, 2013 at 14:26 )

If you tap your watch twice when ordering you get a free pot!

Scott ( March 26, 2013 at 23:47 )

Yeah, ordered the buger. Was very good. But was $18 and not $12. I’d go back but would be risky seeing that I’d be going back for a dish not on the menu.
ie. if they say they dont have it anymore, then what?

cdg ( April 7, 2013 at 11:22 )

BEWARE!!! LUNCH ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brendan ( April 12, 2013 at 20:05 )

Place has closed down.

em ( October 29, 2013 at 11:33 )

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