Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Grill'd Burgers - Melbourne

When I say 'All beef patties, special sauce, lettuce cheese', I don't think of McDonald's but I think of the awesomely healthy burger joint, Grill'd. If you have been to Melbourne, you could not have missed the many Grill'd stores around the city.

The first concept shop was opened in Hawthorn, Melbourne. They aim to provide a healthy version of the burger. They use gourmet ingredients not seen in other burger chains such as avocado, Brie, cranberry sauce, and roasted capsicum.

Enough about the history, onto the food.

The thick cut chips with Grill'd herb salt and herbed mayo was a winner. The chips came out nice and fresh, crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. The chips are cooked in cholesterol-free cottonseed oil - you can nearly argue these chips are actually good for you!

Thick Chips with Grill'd Herb Salt and Herbed Mayo - $4.3 + $0.7

Next came the burgers. My mate ordered the "Melbourian" aka Almighty burger whilst I had the Crispy Bacon and Cheese. The Almighty was a standard beef burger with the lot and the Crispy Bacon and Cheese was exactly that. I cant exactly differentiate the two burgers from the picture below, but when both burgers came out, I realised that I had chose the inferior burger. All the standards such as lettuce, cheese and beef were present, but it was the herbed mayo and relish that truly made the burgers awesome.

Overall, a great place to eat for lunch, dinner or just a snack. The ingredients were super fresh, the relish and garlic mayo complemented the burger perfectly. Grill'd has managed to achieve what many other "fast food" (if you can call Grill'd fast food) have tried to do, turning a notoriously unhealthy icon into a slightly more healthy meal. Also, many Grill'd Restaurants are licensed. How many fast food burger joints can boast such a feat?

Food - 9/10
Service - 8/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 31/40

350 Lygon St
Tel: (03) 9347 1666


Bag said...

What!? You went down to Melb during stuvac!? :P

Yh,i really like the herb chips haha. They were my fav. But its like $20 for a burger meal thgh.

bbsnoopy said...

WHAT stuvac? >.<
and no - it wasn't me
my lovely partner went there with a friend - lets call him Darwin ... without me :(

bag said...

haha oh well
BUT nevertheless. you went somewhere today! :P