Burger Bro? at Hotel Chambers

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Burger Bro? Verdict:6/10

 

Beef Burger: 5/10

Chicken Burger: 6/10

Sides: 5/10

 

Why the Burger Bro?

He says: There was a flurry of interest regarding this New Zealand styled burger house on the interwebs that seemed to erupt out of nowhere. The photos I peeked at had me drooling in anticipation.

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 She says: He found this one on the net, I didn’t see any of the hype about it before I went but it’s located in hotel chambers where I have snuck off for a cheeky beer after work once or twice in the past, so I was keen to check it out. Turns out they retained the tvs, and have turned them up LOUD.

What did you order?

– The Big Bro – $16

– The Muss – $16

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Tell us about the Big Bro?

He says: This joint offers a wide spectrum of burger styles (there’s a beef burger with maple syrup and peanut butter, a pork burger with rashuns chips, and a fish burger with egg, cheese and tartare etc) but we were both famished and decided to go for the two monster burgers on the menu. There was a lot going on here (beef patty, slow cooked pork, egg, cheese, tomato, pineapple, BBQ sauce and aioli) but unfortunately it just seemed like there was ‘throw it all together and hope for the best’ attitude. The sweet pork was too overpowering, didn’t sit well with the beef or the egg, and really needed something salty or acidic to cut through saccharinity. This burger was full of sound and fury signifying nothing I’m afraid.

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She says: He has nailed the description of this – what seemed like a good idea at the time (two types of meat, four types of protein and two different sauces all mushed together) was predictably not so great. While the BBQ sauce was a pretty good, the whole thing together was all just too much, even to us, the hungriest people in the world at this point. I even had a touch of a hang over so my fatty fried food threshold was high – alas not high enough.

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So then, how did you find The Muss?

He says: Although on the whole more enjoyable than its beef counterpart this was also a bit of a disappointment. The kumara dusted chicken thigh fillet was on point and a nice foil for the bacon, cheese, avocado and aioli and BBQ sauce but again it was all overwhelmed by another ingredient in this case being the caremelized onions. They were either just too sweet or there too many of them but either way you look at it they sunk the ship so to speak.

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 She says: Again the BBQ sauce was the star of this one. Same criticism as the previous burger in that there was just a bit too much going on. There was pretty much an entire avocado on this bad boy!!

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And what about the sides?

She says: We have recently been over ordering big time so we held back on getting extra sides but to be honest I was pretty so-so on the chips. They were just a bit dull – all soft, no crunch. He of course ordered aioli too – but this was not the nice kind, more the pre-made kind that you find most commonly in the kitchen at the RSL which comes in a 20L tub. Nothing special or noteworthy with these unfortunately.

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He says: We were informed that all the burgers were served with fries and fearing, even by our standards, that we’d order too much food we avoided the kumara wedges on offer. The fries served with the burgers were pretty standard but definitely in need of more salt


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The Tuckshop

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The Tuckshop Verdict: 8.5/10

Beef Burger: 9/10

Chicken Burger: 7/10

Sides: 7/10

 

 

Why the Tuck Shop?

She says: I saw this one popping up all over Instagram and of course He researched it through all the blogs. We agreed it was a must. Lucky for us our friends who live in Parramatta had a second beautiful baby who we were yet to meet so we combined the trip with a detour to Glennhaven. It was perhaps the hottest day of the year and although we sat outside, the heat is the only logical explanation for how we stupidly neglected to also order the cheese burger, the star of so many reviews!

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He says: So much blogging food porn has been afloat regarding this place. The arrival of a gorgeous new child for two of my favourite people in the world and the close proximity of their house in Parramatta to The Tuckshop had serendipity knocking on the door.

What did you order?

– Beef n Bacon Burger – $16

– Southern Spiced Grilled Chicken Burger – $14

– Malt Milkshake – $5

– Fresh Coconut – $6.5

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Tell us about the Beef n Bacon Burger?

He say: This little guy reached for the heavens and nearly hit the ceiling. Top notch patty mingled with to die for bacon and hunger levelling cheese (plus the fresh salad stuff). The tangy special sauce was generously administered and served to enhance the flavour of every other ingredient that it became involved with. A legend of a burger is born.

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She says: The bun on this burger, in fact on both burgers looked like brioche but was actually a really good, squishy, fingerprint retaining consistency that flattens right out and makes taking a bite easy and enjoyable. The meat was super tasty, not too oily and clearly good quality. It had that great caramelised, burnt bits taste that i love. The bacon added depth and salt, and the cheese provided a good tang and point of difference to make this an awesome burger. All of this with a small amount of fresh lettuce and tomato and this was a winner. Special burger, worth the long drive.

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So then, how did you find the Southern Spiced Grilled Chicken Burger?

She says: This was one of the better grilled chicken burgers we have had lately (still…hanging for a fried chook burg!). One of the major problems we have notices with grilled chicken burgers is a lack of sauce, however this burger laughed at a lack of sauce – it was slathered with awesome mayo and had a really well dressed slaw. Also, it wasn’t too much chicken, in fact it may have been just a bit to little, as to the end of my half i was munching on bread. Really solid example of a grilled burger.

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He says: Not ordering the cheeseburger regrets aside (we considered actually driving back a couple of hours later just to try it) this was a solid little burger. Have to stop complaining about grilled chicken in a burger if I keep ordering it. Unlike the last few I’ve had from a various places the chicken itself was juicy and tender as opposed to dry and the slaw and jalapenos gave it a good kick.

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And what about the sides?

She says: We didn’t order extra chips, having learnt our lesson over and over again and realising these burgers came with chips. The chips themselves were pretty good. One step up from your normal maccas style french fry, they were ‘old bay seasoned’ indicates is an actual brand. Anyway it was great, particularly with his predictable ordering of extra aioli. Oh, and of course we got drinks too – a malt milkshake (amazing) and a fresh coconut (I was heat mad and the coconut looked like the next best thing to the actual beach). Both were top notch!

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He says: If this is what Old bay seasoning in then feel free to coat anything and everything in it from this point on. The beautiful She is a massive malt fiend so the milkshake was a hit. Now if only we can get back here asap to try that friggin cheeseburger!


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