Burger Lounge verdict: 7/10
Beef Burger: 7.5/10
Other Beef Burger: 5/10
So why the Burger Lounge?
She says: We went to see His lovely parents and His mum had been mentioning this place for a while, she was a particular fan of the sweet potato fries. They humoured us and came for a reivew
He says: A trip to visit the wonderful parentals brought with it the most serendipitous of lunches – we happened to be staying just down the road from what Trip Advisor recently crowned as the best burger joint in the country.
What did you order?
- Nirvana Burger – $16.50
- Le Grand Fromage Burger- $13.50
- Crispy Fries (Handful size) – $3
- Sweet Potato Chips – $7
- Buffalo Wings – $9
Tell us about the Nirvana Burger?
He says: A very Australian styled burger with the lot (which I’ve always had a soft spot for). The patty was surprisingly flavoursome and the beetroot relish and garlic aioli complimented the mountain of other ingredients (egg, char grilled pineapple, bacon, pickled cucumber, lettuce, tomato and spanish onion). The main issue here was that it was almost impossible to eat and touches like serving the pineapple as two separate pieces instead of the one only exacerbated this. Was a refreshing change to have a simple white bun to (attempt to) valiantly hold it all together.
She says: I still can’t really believe that I am a fan of pineapple of a burger. And the pineapple in this burger was grilled – what a genius move! Still, I didn’t go crazy for this burger. It had lotsa stuff in it yeah, but it was a bit blah for my liking. Not bad, but the kind of burger your dad would love.
So then, how did you find the Le Grand Fromage Burger?
She says: Holy Gold Coast this was a mustard party! That ooze you see coming out of the burger in the photo – it must have been cheese but man alive, it tasted like it was ALL MUSTARD. It was crazy. I scraped the majority out and it made a big difference. I did like the pickles (perhaps that is all I could taste after the mustard assault) but the rest was a take it or leave it type situation for me.
He says: Whoa mustard overload. There was so much of it that it drowned out every other ingredient on the burger to the point where you couldn’t even tell there were four different types of cheese involved. Would steer clear of this and go for something else next time as it has enormous amount of options on the menu.
And what about the sides?
She says: As predicted by His lovely Ma, the sweet potato fries were a high point. The Buffalo wings were an even higher point, good and spicey with the signature bright orange Frank’s hot sauce. The fries were fine too – thick cut and pretty soft, good if that is your thing.
He says: My Mum had been raving about the sweet potato chips here for weeks and they certainly hit there mark. The fries were simple but effective and hard to resist when dipped in the aioli provided. Also thought the buffalo wings were as good as any I’ve had for a while (big shout for the use of Frank’s hot sauce).
HOURS: Monday to Sunday 11am – 9pm