One good player!

When summer extends well beyond is expiry date, you get out in the sunshine and enjoy it while it’s there, which is exactly what I did recently. It was another glorious day, so I made my way down to Docklands and hit up a place called “Aussie Steak ‘n’ Burger Bar & Grill”. I have been wanting to try this place for a while, so was pleased to be finally be getting there.

Now, usually lunchtime on a Wednesday is not the busiest time of the week, however I would have expected at least one other punter to be there?! But no, I was the only one. After taking my pick of the tables, and perusing the menu, I decided to go with the “Black Angus Burger” – flame grilled ‘Black Angus’ beef pattie, baby cos lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, grilled bacon, gherkin, American mustard, brioche bun and BBQ sauce.

As soon as it arrived, the first thing I noticed was how over cooked the bun was!? It was char grilled, crispy and cooked to within an inch of its life. Perhaps the taste of the burger would make up for it? Unfortunately, it didn’t! The meat was over cooked and burnt, which made it dry and tasteless. The gherkin pieces weren’t even separated, making them super thick and only in one or two spots, rather than throughout the burger. And the pattie was too small for the bun, throwing the meat to bun ratio way out of whack! The mustard and bacon were probably the best parts, but I’d say that’s like having only one good player when the team loses by 100 points?!

Chips on the side were ok, and I ended up having a pint of Pure Blonde because they ran out of Carlton Draught!? That’s right. An Aussie Burger and steak place that ran out of Carlton Draught! Riiiiiight. Okay?!

Not much good to be said about this experience. Perhaps it was an off day? I know it wasn’t because they were busy!? And that really speaks for itself.

What do you think of a toasted bun?
Throw in the Towel – 2.9/10

Location: Aussie Steak ‘n’ Burger Bar & Grill, 12-16 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008

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