Thursday, April 16, 2015
Entrecôte – 22 Challis Ave, Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Would we recommend:
If you’re in the area
Across from the Botanical Gardens in the heart of Melbourne lies a little bit of Paris.
Not the Paris of shopping or dainty cakes. It’s a bistro with a clear vision. A vision of steak and fries. Partnering with Adam North from Hopkins River Beef, Jason M Jones took one of his favourite Parisian experiences – eating at the Le Relais De L’Entrecôte – and brought it to the old site of a former Melbourne instutute, the French inspired Lynch’s. Some younger heads would remember it more as the Millswyn or Louie, or just that place you saw the expensive looking people enjoying a summer cocktail as you gruelling sweated past along the Tan track. This time around, Jones is hoping to turn Entrecôte into a more of an approachable, neighbourhood bistro. If Steak and Frites aren’t your thing then they offer oysters, salads and have a extensive breakfast menu where let’s face, you’d order a croque-monsieur above all. Their Cheeseburger peaked our interest and it arrived on a soft brioche bun with pickles, gruyere cheese, mayonnaise and a Hopkins River beef patty.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Middle Brighton Baths – 251 The Esplanade, Brighton,
The Baths Burger
Would we recommend:
Brighton Baths have been around since 1881 and although originally just a recreation centre over the years they’ve turned into a multi trick pony. The Baths are a place for weddings, dinner with the family or a just coffee when your neck-deep in lycra. The venue is a great place for locals and tourists alike to see Melbourne’s beautiful, however mostly hazy, cityscape. The Baths are split into two with a more fancy restaurant upstairs and a cafe/bar downstairs. The cafe menu is a little simpler and cheaper but aims to please most people with things like a classic bowl of wedges to Spaghetti Marinara. Sitting across from Ricky Ponting one fine Sunday, we ordered the Baths Burger that came with a beef patty, traditional seeded bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickled cucumber and chipotle mayo.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Mr Scruff’s – 60 Smith St, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Double Beef Burger
Would we recommend:
Imagine it’s past your bed time, it’s any day but Monday and you need good food and liquor. Smith Street Collingwood has an offering for you that is surprisingly unpretentious and non-conceptual. That is, unless their concept is to cater for locals with a whopping beer garden and nothing on the food menu over $11. There’s a few different rooms to park your bum but what’s common to them all is the street art all over the walls, which goes hand in hand with the street food inspired menu. If you’re not into burgers: A)why are you reading this?, and B) there’s souvlaki and tacos that can accompany your drink of choice. Whoever Mr Scruff it’s clear he wants visitors to have a boogie, burger and a beer all for a seriously good price; just check out some of their cocktail and jug specials! We went for their burger, normally $9 and added an extra beef patty – it came with Cheese, lettuce, Mr Scruff’s Special Sauce, pickles and onion on a seeded brioche-style bun.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Three Crowns – 365 Victoria St, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Three Crowns American Cheeseburger
Would we recommend:
If you’re in area
Some will argue that it’s North Melbourne, others West, but whichever way you look at it it’s still a great old pub for locals and tourists alike. Renovations have come and gone, but with it Three Crowns has taken on a new chef with an American inspired menu. Head Chef Chris Smith has given North Melbournians a selection of mouthwatering options like fried chicken, chilli cheese fries, tater tots and ribs from a smoker. Three Crowns know how to look after their locals, even giving them a 10% discount on a Sunday night. We had heard good things about their burger so we ordered a round of beers and a round of American Cheeseburgers that came with a 100% ground beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, bacon, tomato, “fancy sauce” and pickles on a brioche bun. For some extra coin you can double, or even triple your fun.
Monday, January 27, 2014
For us here at The Burger Adventure, the year 2013 was filled to the brim with a tonne of tantalising new burger joints. So before we could dive into sorting out our top 10 for the year, we needed to revisit the 2012’s most awesome burgers for a little quality control. While there were some surprises, both good and bad, for the greater good and for the burger loving public, it had to be done.
10. HUXTABURGER – 106 SMITH ST, COLLINGWOOD
“It felt like we copped a burger from the end of the production line as it was more like ‘sauce with a side of burger': absolutely drowning in sauce and soggy.”
9. PARLOUR DINER – 64 CHAPEL STREET, WINDSOR
“This time round the burger was presented a tad taller with a little less greenery.”
8. MR BURGER – VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MELBOURNE
“From food truck to multiple locations around Melbourne, we knew these guys would go a long way. Very similar burger as before with the exception of a whole lot more mayo being added to the mix. ”
7. BELLE’S DINER – 150 GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY
“A new bun, a pickled onion on top and fries come separately now. Plus, they spell their ‘Diner Burger’ with only one R now.”
6. TRUNK DINER – 275 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
“Stacked a little higher these days with a sweeter brioche bun (that completely dissolved by the end). Still real good value though.”
5. ROCKWELL & SONS – 288 SMITH ST, COLLINGWOOD
“This burger hasn’t changed one bit, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
4. ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL – CROWN COMPLEX, SOUTHBANK
“It’s got the exact same ingredients and flavours, however the burger has increased in size and is actually a challenge to finish.”
3. NSHRY – 129A BEACONSFIELD PDE, ALBERT PARK
“This would have to be one of the most difficult burgers to get right every time, yet they always manage to. There’s also now chips instead of onion rings as the side.”
2. BEATBOX KITCHEN – VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MELBOURNE
“Even as the years roll by the Raph Burger is still consistently awesome. It’s got that signature creamy flavour that keeps Melbourne coming back for more.”
1. THE MERRYWELL – CR CLARENDON STREET & CROWN RIVERSIDE, SOUTHBANK
“As big, as ugly, as messy and as delicious as we remember: exactly as it should be.”