Ben’s Burgers verdict: 7.5/10
BB Classic Burger: 8/10
BB Special Burger: 7/10
Why this place?
He says: In my old stomping ground Brissie for Greek Easter and we thought it’d be a great oversight to not review a burger whilst we were in town. A fair bit of blogging investigation lead us to Bens.
She says: He did all the research for this one and did so well! Actually – I did also see it in one of our Instagram follower pictures – they do great Brisbane burger reviews but unfortunately their name escapes me. (Sorry person! Comment so people can follow you.)
What did you order?
- BB Classic Burger with Candied Bacon: $14.50
- BB Special Burger: $11
- Chilli Cheese Fries: $10
- Strawberry Jam Milkshake: $7
Tell us about the Classic Burger with Candied Bacon?
He says: This was a really good little burger. As the way with so many these days it tasted like an upmarket fast food burger (which is by no means a criticism). The candied bacon was as good as it sounds and is a mandatory addition I would think. I would have preferred the pattie a little more rare and the inclusion of more sauce and cheese but all in all these are minor quibbles.
She says: For me, the candied bacon MADE this burger. Sweet and salty is always good and with this burger it added that perfect counterpoint to the almost fast food vibe (which, as He said already mentioned is definitely not a bad thing). I really liked the balance of flavours though – good pickles, nice fresh salady bits. This burger was my favourite of the two for sure. As always we added more aoli – sometimes I think that we would do best if we took our own stash of sauces everywhere.
So then, how did you find the BB Special Burger?
She says: This was not such a winner – Super salty without a point of difference and lacking the balance of flavours that was so great with the other burger. The sauce distribution throughout the burger was totally off (you can see it in the cross section picture if you are looking for it). I know is a pretty unusual quibble but it made a big difference, because while I got all the sauce, He got almost none (I didn’t realise until too late – I would have shared if I had known, promise!).
He says: Wasn’t as much of a fan of this one. Didn’t think the jalapeños worked all that well and they were packed in with the onion and pickles on the bottom of the burger which was strangely free of sauce leading it to be a touch on the dry side. Also didn’t find the special sauce to be all that special.
And what about the sides?
She says: That milkshake – get out of here – it was good. Thick as all thickness and jam-y as anything. I liked it. But I like sweet. Note: I did only have two or three sips, as it came out first and I was pacing myself. Also note: We should mention that there was a pretty long wait for the burgers too, so if you do get a milkshake, you should also pace yourself and try not to drink it all before the burgers come – because the shakes are filling. The chili fries were okay, they were a for a bit underwhelming for me in regard to cheese, of which there was not enough, and what was there was not melted.
He says: The chilli cheese fries were excellent and in the upper echelon of those I’ve had prior. The Strawberry jam milkshake was tasty but a little cloying (it was kind of like they poured half a jam pot in there).
|| 5 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, 4006 || 07 3195 3094 || www.bensburgers.com.au ||
Monday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 11:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 9:00pm