The Beer & Burger Lounge

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Beer and Burger Lounge – 112 Swan St, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
6 minutes
Would we recommend:

The Beer and Burger Lounge occupies a large, bright and brand spanking new fit out with contrasting white tiles on the business side and exposed brick on the patrons side. As the name suggests, they offer a large range of beers and wide variety of burgers including beef, chicken, veggie, game, lamb, pork and salmon options. We grabbed a bar stool each and surrounded a table within viewing distance of the open plan kitchen and proceeded to watch the chef cook our burger with cheese, tomato jam, mustard and gherkin.

“When I heard the name ‘The Beer and Burger Lounge’ I had an image in my head of a laid-back, cool and cosy spot with a cracking range of beers, and couches as far as the eye could see. When I arrived I will admit I was a little disappointed. It just really felt cold and boring with a generic range of uninspiring beers. When the burger first turned up to the table though I began to smile. This was a traditional looking cheeseburger with a fluffy, soft seeded bun that held a thin and nicely cooked beef pattie. All the other basics of tomato jam, crunchy and tangy pickles and mustard were all good quality. I also loved the golden crispy onion ring sitting atop. All in all, a really good example of a classic cheeseburger. I just wish I felt as comfortable as I should have in a lounge.”
“Just a simple, sweet and soft burger experience. There was some serious glare coming from the gloss of the bun that was just the ideal size to keep everything together. Each ingredient worked well together but was also strong enough to stand out in each bite: the spice of the mustard, the sweetness of the tomato jam, the creaminess of the cheese and the crisp coolness of the gherkin. Again, and much to my delight (I can sense a bit of a trend at the moment), there was a delightful onion ring on top!”
“A simple and easy burger to eat. Nothing complicated here, just good old fashioned burgering (yeah that’s a word). The beef pattie was perfect! It had a nice pinkish hue in the middle. The mustard and tomato jam combined so well together, there wasn’t even any need to add any more sauce as the balance of sweet and tang was faultless. The bun was soft and perfectly sized for a single hand, and for that reason, I’m calling it a great lunch time burger. It still allows you to pick up your bosses phone call while you’re at lunch. Or not. For $10 I’m definitely going back again.”
“When I’m given the option of cheese or no cheese, I’m always going to pick cheese. There are so many more instances where you think, “This thing could do with some cheese”, rather than the contrary. So it was an easy call for me to get the Cheeseburger. All the ingredients in there were individually pretty darn good. Except when all together, they didn’t play nice. Colonel Mustard and I are good mates and have shared some memorable meals. But here, the bold condiment and its pickle counterpart really took over any creaminess the cheese was trying to deliver. The pattie was of a very high standard and had been cooked with so much tender love. There was salt, juice and the right amount of Moo in each bite. I’d definitely be back, but to try this burger again sans-mustard.”
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Just had this burger like half an hour ago. I must say comparing this to Prospect Espresso burger and this doesn’t rate that highly. I didn’t get that juicy melt in my mouth yumness compared to PE. Nor was the soft shiny bun that tasty, it was quite doughy compared to the brioche with grains from Prospect.

Now what is the point of the onion ring? is it a garnish? is it part of the burger? It did nothing for me either other than burn the top of my mouth. That thing is made of molten lava or i’m a bit of rubbish eater and stupidly gulped the whole thing. Lets be honest it was the later not the former.

However two good points for this place.
1. it’s got a lot of damn fine beers in bottles and on tap too.
2. the tomato jam they have with everything is ridic-balls and even if your a vegetarian get the chips and nom nom nom on the tomato jam.
3. the staff are all smiles and pretty helpful even though there busy.

Marcus ( March 20, 2013 at 00:02 )

Are you kidding me Marcus? Who doesn’t love a free onion ring? haha. And for me the cheeseburger is pretty much flawless, one of the best I have had that’s for sure… I actually have my own burger blog and have also reviewed this place- unlike these guys though I am pretty new to the burger reviewing scene. You can check it out here

the best bloody burgers ( March 20, 2013 at 21:33 )

highly recommend the chicken sliders. Fried chicken breast pieces, fluffy buns, mayo mixed with the relish..amazing.

Anonymous ( March 31, 2013 at 18:39 )

What’s not to love about this place!?

Marcus, you must be thinking of a different burger lounge. Either that, or you’re drunk.

Mrs Silence Dogood ( May 23, 2013 at 19:36 )

Sorry Marcus, I think you went to the wrong place.

I have been here 10 times and I have never been disappointed. Burgers have been amazing so not sure what you had.

Michael ( August 14, 2013 at 09:49 )

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