Stamford Plaza Hotel

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Stamford Plaza Hotel – 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia
Burger:
The Stamford 100% Beef Burger
Serviettes:
2
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Sleepiness:
3 minutes
Would we recommend:
Don’t Bother
Price:
$18
Summary

Located at the top end of Melbourne’s CBD, the Stamford Plaza Hotel houses a small and conveniently located cafe/restaurant. With a fit out that can’t really be described as having one particular style: Chesterfield couches, a Roman-style mural on a domed roof, iron frame outdoor chairs and some sort of oriental painted wall. Its a real wonder what they’re trying to achieve? We decided to give their Stamford 100% Beef Burger a go which comes with a beef pattie, salad, chips, onion rings, tomoato relish, and pickled Lebanese cucumber.

Comments
“Well, well, well, what can I say! Don’t go there to see what you think, coz I can assure you that you’ll be as disappointed as I was. There just wasn’t anything good about this burger. From the surroundings to the wait time (it wasn’t even busy), and ofcourse the burger itself. I won’t bother listing what was wrong with it coz all I can say is nothing was right.”
“The best way to improve this burger is to replace the beef with better beef, the salad with better salad, the bun with a better bun, add cheese and halve the price. Once this is done it might be worth checking out. The highlight of this Burger Adventure was listening to the new Usher album that was on in the background, and I don’t even like Usher.”
“I have this rule I try to live by. Basically if I don’t have anything good to say, I’d rather not say anything at all. However, since this is a burger review I will try to keep it short. The whole burger experience was disappointing. It started with a 30+ min wait for a burger that only really had 5 ingredients in it, on a quiet night where there weren’t any people in the restaurant. The pattie, the bun and whatever was in that burger was so subpar I cant even begin to tell you. But what really stuck out to me was the over-cooked, tasteless pattie. Really disappointed.”
“I’m hopefully saying this for the last time; the Turkish bread is not fooling anyone. It does not make your burger more fancy, more exotic or give you an excuse to charge a ridiculous price for it. Please stop using it! Also when a menu says one thing and you get another, there is a real problem (no onion rings, no tomato relish and what Lebanese cucumber?). I really hope for the Hotel’s sake that they were just having an off day.”


Deco Cafe & Restaurant

Monday, January 18, 2010
Deco Cafe & Restaurant – 211 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell
Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Deco Burger plus Egg
Serviettes:
1 Big One
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Sleepiness:
12 minutes
Would we recommend:
Don’t bother
Price:
$16.50 + $2.00 for Egg
Summary

Heavily seasoned beef. Panini style bun. They’re trying a little too hard and everything had too much flavour.
Each ingredient clashed with another. Really fresh lettuce and tomato. Mayo was great but not enough of it.

Comments
“Big. No tomato sauce, but a good amount of sweet tomato. Very herby meat, a little dry. Maybe a more traditional bun would have suited it better. Wasn’t impressed with the relish or chips.”
“Burger was too tall, I cheated and added ketchup, chips were cold with no salt, what the f***? Tried too hard with the tomato relish. None of the waitresses were stunners but they were all the type you could take home to meet your parents.”
“Beef pattie was overcooked. Nice generous amount of cheese, bacon, onion and mayo. Cheese should have been on the patty not on the inside of the bun. The chips could have used some more TLC and the side of relish lacked flavour. The bun soaked up all the juice. It could have been better).”
“Very sweet and juicy but not enough mayo. Meat was definitely overcooked.
A burger full of contrasting flavours.”


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