I found myself out in Lilydale recently and saw where a place called “Hello Harry” was located. This burger joint has been on my list for a while, and physically seeing where it was located seemed to move it up the priority list. So when I needed to get out and about for another Friday lunch, I decided to head back there to find out what their burgers were like.
I walked in grabbed a menu and started to work out what I wanted. There is also a number of additional burgers listed on a huge chalk board too. Whilst the lure of the “fat bastard” burger was attractive, which also has a challenge attached to it too, this time I felt like a straight up, with the lot styled burger. I ordered the “Aussie” burger, which comes with grass fed beef, BBQ glaze, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, cheese, mayo and of course I said, “hold the beetroot!”. And on the back of the staff telling me how big the burgers were, I resisted the urge to add another patty.
As soon as it arrived, I thought “that’s not too big! I should have added another patty!!” The upside was that with less calories I was closer to my beach body, albeit still a long way away! Lol. I picked it up to get stuck into it and it tasted pretty good. I would have liked it to be a fraction hotter, especially as the tomato was near frozen. Anyway, the meat was reasonably tasty, but lacked that ‘x-factor’ of explosive flavour. The bacon and egg were the highlights, and seemed to be the centre piece of the whole burger. I was very disappointed that the cheese was not melted to the patty – a massive burger faux pas in my opinion!
Chips on the side were decidedly tasty, and as usual, the Furphy beer was delightful!
Overall, the experience was ok – not out in front, not behind, but right in the middle. If you are located near by, it’d be worthwhile paying a visit and finding out for yourself.