Nordburger (Adelaide) verdict: 9/10
Beef Burger: 9.3/10
Chicken Burger: 8/10
So why Nordburger?
She says: Whenever we travel now we always seek out a new burger joint to try. We spent a long time looking and chose Nordburger based on the available burger info online. When we turned up, the actual restaurant seemed pretty new, covered in shiny tiles and with its stylish white, green and teak interior. A bit more Melbourne than Adelaide (no dis).
He says: A jaunt to beautiful Adelaide to see friends would be remiss without a local burger excursion. A little research and a spirited debate brought us to Nordburger. Epic pats on the back all around for ending up at this one.
What did you order?
- Nordburger with Cheese – $8.70
- Chicken Kahuna Burger – $9.80
- Chicken Nuggets – $6.40
- Crinkle Cut Royale Fries – $6.40
- Tater Tots – $3.50
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake – $7
Tell us about the Nordburger?
He says: One of the best burgers I’ve had in 2015. Everything here was on point. The patty tasted about as excellent as possible to my taste buds, was cooked to perfection and couldn’t have had a better accomplice than the Nord sauce and bun it came housed in. Almost worth a trip to Adelaide just for one of these alone.
She says: This was a very good burger – I wasn’t as taken with it as him but I admit that it was up there with the best of the year. The patty was thinner than most, more like the Five Guys patties I tried in the States. Good soft bun and crisp salad, heaps of sauce and cheese. Yeah, it was pretty damn good.
So then, how did you find the Chicken Kahuna Burger?
He says: Another cracker here. Delicious fried buttermilk chicken that was taken to the next level by the bacon, cheese, pineapple and Delta sauce (these guys really do their sauces well).
She says: This was nowhere near up to the standard of its beef sister. It was still amazing though (its just the beef was up there). The same bun, salad and sauce were still awesome and I am a total pineapple convert but the chook was a bit cold (not something I would usually comment on as we do a bit of messing before we actually get to the eating bit and that means things can cool down a bit, but but this was definitely notably cold)and the batter was quite thick and hard.
Now, what about the sides?
She says: I am going to get a new tattoo across my back that reads ‘CRINKLE CUT 4 LYF’ because that is how dedicated I am to this genre of chip. They are definitely up the top of the chip hierarchy for me. The Nordburger chips were no exception to the rule and kicked about a million goals. But if I were to get the crinkle cut tatt, I would then have to also get ‘TATTER TOTTS’ across my knuckles because they too are at the pointy end of the chip-greatness-pyramid. The sauce (which is always His genius addition) was fantastic and went well with the chips, totts and chicken nuggets. The nuggets were good – no complaints but they didn’t makes me quite as happy as my potato-y friends. All of it was washed down perfectly with the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake. Needless to say we left full and happy.
He says: Great sides that pushed me into one epic self induced (and pleasurable) food coma. The Crinkle Cut Royale fries were decadent but sensational (that fries sauce!) and I’d even push it to the next level by adding bacon next time. The Chicken nuggets, although a little heavy on the batter to chicken ratio, were still both crisp and juicy and, like their siblings the tater tots, benefited greatly when drowned in sauce. The Peanut Butter and jelly Milkshake was thick, sweet, well balanced and an essential companion to what was a wonderful meal.
|| 168 The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide, SA, 5067 || (08) 8331 9923|| www.nordburger.com ||
Mon-Thurs: 8am – 10pm
Fri-Sat: 8am – 10:30pm
Sun: 8am – 9pm