Out of the Blue verdict: 9/10
Beef Burger: 9/10
Chicken burger: 8.5/10
So why Out of the Blue?
She says: Our beginning this blog coincided with me essentially starting a new job. In my first week, I had to chair a meeting which involves asking a warm up question – I naturally asked where people’s favourite burgers were (two birds, one stone – BOOM) and Out 0f the Blue got a massive wrap from our eastern suburbs contingent. Since then we have had a couple of emails recommending them (shout out to ‘Lee’ who recommended in the early days of the blog that we visit them).
He says: I’ve heard amazing things about the burgers here for years now. My notoriously food fussy mate Sam even put them on par with his favourite ever. I was prepping for an old school styled burger and I wasn’t disappointed.
What did you order?
- Hamburger with bacon, egg and pineapple – $6 for burger 80 cents for each addition
- Chicken burger – $6
- Battered sav – $1.80
- Pineapple fritter – $1.20
- Potato Scollop – $0.80
- Large chips – $7
Tell us about the beef burger?
She says: This was a dream – old school, milk bar style burger, shredded iceberg, pineapple (I am now a TOTAL convert) totally awesomely melty cheese (which I was worried about because when they put it on it looked just like shredded Tasty that wouldn’t melt, but it does, by god it does!), strong bacony-bacon, lashings of sauce and grated carrot. Fresh, crunchy, saucy and salty. I would eat this every day.
He says: Wowzers this was good! Immediately understood why there was a line down the street to order. Very much in the vein of the fish and chip shop burgers I grew up eating. Excellent patty in a no nonsense bun with fresh ingredients. Very difficult to find any fault with this one and a truly incredible price to boot.
So then, how did you find the chicken burger?
He says: Again bang on target (and a great exercise in simplicity). Chicken schnitzel with a delicious mayo and packed in with lettuce, carrot, tomato, beetroot, and cheese (which is what all the burgers here come with). The beetroot and carrot had brought with it a wave of nostalgia. Loved it.
She says: Yep – another classic just done really well. I wasn’t sure I would dig the beetroot with the chicken but it worked. It all worked. Both burgers were served on great fluffy buns too. They don’t look like much in the picture but they were perfect for the type of burgers they were.
And what about the sides?
She says: It was a day of new experiences sides wise. Battered Sav was new to me – it’s a sausage, like a hotdog sausage, battered and fried. I thought I would hate it but I didn’t, I really guiltily liked it.. it was bloody good and almost made me wish I was hung-over. Also new to me was the pineapple fritter – which was dusted with icing sugar (optional) and was like a thin doughnut with pineapple inside. The potato scollops were the greatest – you can tell they use good, clean oil (because let’s face it, potato scollops are just 90 percent oil). And the chips – what beautiful shining examples of a fried food– golden, crunchy, chicken salt to boot. Bloody great!
He says: As soon as I saw the battered sav on the menu I knew we had to get it (the gorgeous She wasn’t so sold on it but I think she came around in the end). It was tremendous and the sausage pretty much melted in my mouth. The potato scollop and fries were a great showcase for the power of frying potato and the pineapple fritter (haven’t one of these since I was an adolescent eating them in the paradise pack at Red Rooster) ended the meal with a suitable treat. This place certainly dabbles in excellence.
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