Kings Cross Hotel Verdict: 7/10
Beef Burger: 6/10
Chicken Burger: 9/10
Why the Kings Cross Hotel?
She says: In a shocking turn of events He had previously eaten the chicken burger at the Kings Cross Hotel WITHOUT ME and He would not stop raving about it. I wasn’t super keen on going there as I am not crazy about the hotel itself. After a few weekends of him suggesting this one but us ending up elsewhere (we restored to the coin-flip method of decision making a number of times), fate finally chose the Kings cross hotel for us.
He says: The SMH had listed the chicken burger at this establishment as one of the top ten burgers in Sydney. I live a stone’s throw away and although regularly drinking and indulging in their other pub food fare I had yet to hit up the burgers. In a bout of momentary insanity I ended up heading there without the stellar company of She. After admitting my burger infidelity I kept banging on to her about going back as I thought the chicken burger was off the freaking chain good!
What did you order?
· Buttermilk chicken burger, swiss, bacon, pineapple, thousand island-$17
· KX cheese burger, pickles, ketchup, mustard – $17
He says: The beef burger was of the pleasant old school cheese burger variety. It was seriously let down by the patty though that had a weird spice/funky cheap sausage vibe to it. The mustard, ketchup, cheese and pickle accompaniment helped to overcome though. Solid but instantly forgettable.
She says: This burger excelled in the mustard and pickle department but was let down by the patty and the bread. The meat was edging on that flame grilled taste but didn’t commit and was a bit on the dry and chewy side. This burger was pretty standard, not special but not a total let down.
She says: This as a pretty fantastic burger. The picture doesn’t lie, it is massive. It had everything, bacon, cheese (and lots of it) sauces and pineapple (again). The chicken itself was coated in a spicy rub and was moist and delicious. The bacon was cooked to perfection and the pineapple and sauces were the perfect accompaniment. He was right to rave about this. I will think about this burger many times in the future.
He says: I think this is chicken burger nirvana right here. Crunchy yet moist fried buttermilk chicken surrounded by a whole heap of bacon, melted swiss cheese, gorgeous pineapple and the unsung hero that is the thousand island sauce. It all comes together in a decadent symphony of burger virtuosity. Possibly my favourite chicken burger in Sydney. I can only hope it will haunt my dreams for eternity and if I never have it again I will feel the immense lack.
And what about the sides?
She says: There weren’t really any sides to choose from. (Lies – there was some salad or mash and gravy, but he thought better and didn’t order anything). The burgers did come with chips though, and they were pretty good. They were that special type of batter – like the kind you get in hotels with your club sandwich, almost crumbed.
FRI – SAT : MIDDAY to 3AM
SUN – THURS : MIDDAY to 1AM