| 91 Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 |
The Lady Hampshire Verdict: 8/10
Beef Burger: 9.1/10
Chicken Burger: 6/10
So why the Lady Hampshire?
He says: Great pub to drink at and dog friendly. Loved the burgers at their other joint (The Lord Gladstone) and hence was pumped to finally get into the bad boys here.
She says: This is another great pub from the guys that brought you the Lord Gladstone. Like its older brother, this place has good vibes and a “no gronks” policy. They also serve house smoked meats on a Sunday (the house smoker out the back so if you sit outside, you can smell the smoke while you eat and you may go home smelling like you’ve been camping). Also, we brought the dog and we outside, which means you won’t get a peek here at the cool reno job they have done inside. Worth a visit and don’t miss the awesome mural featuring all your Australian icon faves.
What did you order?
- The Camperdowner Burger – $22
- The Fried Chicken Burger – $17
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings – $18
Tell us about the Camperdowner Burger?
He says: Fuck yeah. A melt in you mouth patty surrounded by double American cheddar, streaky bacon, onion rings, fried egg, grilled pineapple, beetroot, tomato, coral lettuce, dill pickle, and a sensational burger sauce on a soft steamed milk bun. This was a monster! Think your classic American cheeseburger walked into a bar and met and old school Fish N Chip style Australian classic with the lot.
She says: Great burger. I am generally a bit suss on burgers “with the lot”, the massive proportions usually make them more trouble to eat than they are worth, but this was epic greatness. Perfect proportions of each of the many inclusions, good sauce ratio and great burger bun. I would go back for this – but only on an empty stomach because it was huge.
So then, how did you find the Fried Chicken Burger?
She says: We were in quite early on a Sunday so it could have just been like when you get the first coffee of the day and it’s not quite right, but this chicken burger wasn’t the best. With chicken thigh, American cheddar, bacon, lettuce and Sriracha mayo, it had all the makings of a great burg – but the chook was pretty dry and it was totally overshadowed by the greatness of the Camperdowner. I think this might be worth trying again on another day to compare.
He says: Might have just been an off moment in the kitchen with this one but my fried chicken was 80% batter 20% chicken. T’was also a little dry.
Now, what about the sides?
She says: The chicken wings weren’t my favourite but the chips were great – standard pub fries, no bells, no whistles done well.
He says: The fries were standard but delicious nonetheless. Wasn’t a massive fan of the seasoning/batter on the fried chicken wings. Might just be a personal taste thing there.
|| 91 Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 ||https://www.facebook.com/ladyhampshire/ || HOURS: Monday – Saturday 11am – Late, Sunday 12pm – 12am