I’m not usually one to fawn over a place, but I for a brief moment thought that, just maybe, this place might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. However, I was making up for a missed birthday celebration and was told this place rocked… so in I went with tentative steps.
Located in the leafy suburbs of Surrey Hills, I think the biggest challenge to this location is parking. Your best bet is to get to this place by train. It’s literally a 3-minute walk from the station, 5 if you choose to dawdle.
In my quest for good food at quality prices, I’m always scouring the menu for things I love, that won’t break the bank. And my eyes fell on the beautiful Full Monty Albert.
With 2 x 150gm Wagyu, double cheddar cheese, double bacon, jalapeno, pickles, cos, tomato, grilled onions, BurgerBurger sauce, bricoche bun with a side of battered fries AND either an A&W Root Beer or Coke…. for $20.
Plus, for some reason, I misread it thinking that all up, the burgers were 150gms.
To my delight, it wasn’t. It was a whopping 300gm goodness that has put all the other burgers to shame. This is a solid contender for Burger of 2017!
How do I put this? Ok, let’s go from smallest to the largest.
The fries were amazing. They were slightly drizzled with parmesan and man-oh-man, what an awesome feeling it was in my mouth. If the fries were this amazing, I could only wonder what the burger would taste like.
And then…. BOOM. The buger hits.
The brioche bun, the succullent and juicy cut of meat and the fresh cheese and jalapenos. It was simply… mesmerising. The flavours danced around in your mouth and it didn’t stop. And given it was double double… I struggled to finish it. Lucky for me… I had a small lunch. Hell to be honest, I could have not eaten for the day and I would have been fine. And I don’t think I would need to eat again until dinner the next night.
$20? For all that? Are you kidding me? FUCK YEAH!
The interior was great and had the mix of a trendy cafe rolled into a burger joint. It was sterotypically Melbourne… and I LOVED IT!
The one praise that I love of customer service (especially in coffee shops) is that when you pay by card, they look at the name and thank you for payment with your name and it’s always a pleasant touch. Though, in the city, it’s so common place that you don’t even notice it anymore.
But when someone in the suburbs does it. You have won my commendation.