grill’d | burger review

Those who know me, know I love a good burger.

I could go so far as to say burgers are one of my favourite foods!

Janine was in amazement when I told her I had never heard of Grill’d Burgers before considering there is one right near us in Darling Harbour (having since gone there, I do remember actually seeing it before but it didn’t register at the time)…

My first life changing moment with my Grill’d burger occurred on Degraves Lane in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago.

Grill’d Burger is seriously good. Seriously cool. Seriously mouth-watering. Seriously burger. There is no ridiculous fancy-pants Turkish bread or aoli. It’s the perfect beef (or chicken/lamb/veggie if that’s your thing) burger pattie with classic accompaniments like pineapple, beetroot, egg and bacon.

Grill'd Degraves Lane (photo from LittleCupcakes)
the clever wall art
wall @ Grill'd Darling Harbour

For a moment, I am lost in the menu. So many delicious burgers. So little tummy space.

the menu

How can I go past the Summer Sunset; grilled 100% lean beef, avocado, crispy trim bacon, golden pineapple, salad, relish and herbed mayo. For $0.80 I get extras of beetroot and pickles.  It’s a towering inferno that I can’t fit my mouth around, but it is seriously good. 

Summer Sunset burger

Jay goes for the Mighty Melbourne (or called the Almighty in Sydney); grilled 100% lean beef, tasty cheese, crispy trim bacon, free range egg, a couple of slices of beetroot with salad, relish and herbed mayo.

Mighty Melbourne (aka the Almighty)

The chips deserve their own shrine. For starters, they aren’t fries! They are chips. They are fat, crispy, herbed potato on the outside and fluffy starchy goodness on the inside. You can get them served with several different dipping sauces (herbed-mayo, tomato sauce, tomato relish, sweet chilli mayo).

chips

Jay orders with a lunchtime beer which, hurrah! comes in pints.

a pint of Little Creatures pale ale

Whatever your burger preference, Grill’d has it covered. And its all good!

Check here for Grill’d locations, but if you live in Oz they are located in 5 out of the 8 states. 

Joy!

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

3 thoughts on “grill’d | burger review

  1. My parents went to the one at Charlestown last night so this morning after reading your review and hearing Mum rave about Grilled….well…suffice to say – I want one!

  2. Not one…but THREE varieties of veggie burgers! That’s awesome. I live in frickin’ California and can rarely come across such vegetarian variety. What a cool spot. And those fries are making my mouth water…

  3. The vegetarian and gluten free options give you a false sense of security and raise your expectations, but they are not delicious. Lucky the chips are so good!

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