All aboard the Bluetrain!

Recently, after smashing a burger at a local haunt for lunch, I found myself out for dinner too and at “Bluetrain” in Southbank. This is a casual café styled place, with a varied menu of burgers, pizza’s, pastas, etc and a bar area where you can just sit and have a causal drink too. Despite this place not being a traditional burger joint, I couldn’t go past trying out their burger of course.

I ordered the “100% Angus Prime Beef Burger”, which came with beef, lettuce, tomato, pickles, Spanish onions, cheese, American mustard and tomato sauce. They also offer a satay chicken, pulled lamb, veggie or Cajun pulled pork burger, so they have each of the bases covered.
To my surprise, this was a tidy little burger. The meat was ok, although didn’t knock my socks off and the flavours of the other ingredients mixed quite well together, especially the pickle and the mustard. Can’t say that I’m a big fan of Spanish onion though and these ones had a really strong taste that was a little bit too much. I think this burger could benefit from bacon and egg being added, and using caramelised onions instead – just saying!?

Chips on the side were quite tasty, and all washed down with a few Corona’s made for a good experience. Overall, it was ok. Put it this way, whilst I didn’t “love” it, I also didn’t not like it, you know? I wouldn’t go out of my way for one of these burgers, but if you’re in the area and looking for a casual night out or you’re there having a few drinks and in the need for a quick burger fix, it might be worth a try.

Do you prefer Spanish or caramelised onions on your burger?
Split Decision – 6.5/10

Location: Bluetrain, UR3/3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006

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