Bonditony’s Burger Joint verdict: 7/10
Beef Burger: 7/10
Chicken Burger: 7/10
So why Bonditony’s ?
He says: Strong recent food blog presence (with mouth watering photos in tow), a recommendation from a local, and already being in the area to meet She’s utterly gorgeous Goddaughter combined to get us to Bonditony’s on a lovely winter Sunday.
She says: Yes, we were over in the east seeing the gorgeous girl and figured that seeing as we are so rarely in the east (we are still car-less – but not for long) we could get a burger in too. The pictures of these burgs were phenomenal – needless to say we were pumped.
What did you order?
- Trippin Zeahorse – $13
- Just a Jezebel Burger – $14.5
- Sweet Potato Fries – $8
- Salted Caramel Thickshake – $8
Tell us about the Trippin Zeahorse Burger?
He says: I was drunk on food envy just looking at the burgers around me on other tables as they arrived. When ours finally hit the table it indeed looked a winner. Unfortunately I was deceived by looks here but it was a decent enough burger. There was a lack of sauce and the patty didn’t have much flavour but I thought the bun was probably the best brioche style I’ve had all year. Was expecting better things here.
She says: Oh, she is a pretty little burger this one. I was excited by the oozy cheese and soft looking bun that I had seen splashed across the internerd. But this was yet another burger that looks like a winner but failed to deliver (and perhaps it was just this time because this place has a pretty steady following of satisfied customers). The meat was pretty meh and the bacon couldn’t really be tasted. The cheese also didn’t really stand out. It wasn’t bad though its was just that it promised so much through its presentation! perhaps in a blind tasting it would have been better.
So then, how did you find the Just a Jezebel Burger?
She says: This was my preferred burger of the two. The chicken had good crunch and so did the slaw. The slaw could have done with a bit more juiciness – perhaps some more sauce on the whole thing would have been good (which is fast becoming the Oh, Burger Me! mantra).
He says: Relatively tasty run of the mill chicken burger. The chicken tasted like a regular schnitzel style (didn’t get even a hint of it being marinated overnight in honey ginger soy as suggested on the menu) and was coated in a slaw that could have done with a little more salt. As I’ve often mentioned on this blog I’m not a fan of avocado on burgers and, although in guacamole form and fairly inoffensive, my mind wasn’t changed here.
And what about the sides?
She says: Though technically not a side, the real stand out for me were the sauces on the table, good and flavourful I added them to both burgers and even used a bit for the fries. The sweet potato fries were good and rich, they are a must if you go. The normal fries were fine, no complaints but I would recommend the sweet potato over them if you are looking for something different. The thick shake was thin and milky instead of thick and ice-creamy-y but I liked that it had fancy sweeteners and seemed to come in every possible milk you could imagine.
He says: The fries that came with the burger were simple and effective and the same could be said for the sweet potato fries (make sure you get a side of lemon dill or seeded mustard mayo to dunk them in). The thickshake wasn’t thick enough to earn it’s title and although interesting (all shakes here include pure coconut palm sugar and local honey) it was a little confused in execution taste wise.
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