Cracking Burger Joint , and those fries.... | By Tony | Monday, 09 April 2012
Loved the relaxed atmosphere and simple set up - and some great touches, like Deluxe coffee, the 'stammtisch' bar stools for regulars and the games...
This is the place to go when the hangover or 'burger' calls. The burgers are really top quality with specially made bread - a homage to the icon. The fries are outstanding. The veggie sloppy joe is also very tasty.
Simple and friendly service and great music in the background - I can see why this place is jammed and we chose wisely to go on a public holiday!
What a really like about the place is it's honesty - looking after regulars, not compromising if they run out of buns etc. Also, no pretences here - fantastic.
Great burgers but... | By Colin | Friday, 13 January 2012
Tried out this new contender on the gourmet burger block last night - there's a generally interesting-looking menu, with some diner classics (Reuben sandwich, cobb salad), but only burgers after 5. Choices are thankfully limited: cheese or veggie burger, with optional bacon (for both!). We had cheese and bacon, one with fries, and one with coleslaw (made with buttermilk and cumin). It was all excellent - fries and coleslaw both great, and the meat is of the bespoke Bill Riley kind. The bread is also artisanal, and very nice too (ie. it doesn't turn into cottonwool mush). BUT, the rolls are unfortunately slathered with so much butter that the burger ends on a slightly bilious note. Don't get me wrong - I love butter, and usually plenty of it. But this was really over the top, and left me in the sad and very unusual position of not even being able to contemplate my usual after-dinner piece of chocolate. Not even wafer-thin.