Friday, March 29, 2013

Grill'd, Darling Harbour

There's something satisfyingly good about tucking into a bigass burger that has an assortment of everything in it. And today, my friends and I were looking for just that when in search of a good feed for lunch. Luckily Harbourside was open this long Easter weekend! And we can always trust Grill'd to serve good burgers.

Clockwise from top: regular chips, $4.95 + herbed mayo, $0.70; summer sunset, $12.50; moroccan lamb, $12.90; almighty, $13.50
The chips were crunchy and generously seasoned with oregano. Combined with the herbed mayo, we got an oregano hit with these sticks of potato! My friends both enjoyed their burgers and said they were really good :)

Almighty stuff this burger
I was eager to tuck into mine - I ordered the biggest out of all of us! We were given a choice out of wholemeal or white sourdough and I went with the latter. Sourdough just gets me every time - would've been perfect if there was a wholemeal sourdough option!

The Almighty burger wasn't given that name for no reason at all - just look at how much they jam-packed into this baby. Grilled grass fed lean beef, tasty cheese, crispy trim bacon, free range egg, a couple of slices of beetroot with salad, relish and herbed mayo was what comprised this massive burger. Patty was tender and not at all dry and went together so well with every other element in this burger mmm... My bacon wasn't crispy, but I'm not fussy - it was easier to eat this way :)

Clockwise from top: passionfruit soda, $3.00; iced sweet potato latte, $4.30; grapefruit juice, $3.00
With all the crowds exploring the Easter activities around Darling Harbour, we decided to venture over towards Town Hall for somewhere quieter. Tom n Toms is a nice little cafe and we quickly nabbed the last table before anyone else could steal it. If you like your drinks sweet, definitely go for the sodas! Passionfruit soda always goes down a treat. The sweet potato latte really tasted of sweet potatoes - definitely never imagined sweet potato being made into a drink with milk but it worked surprisingly well. The grapefruit juice was slightly tart - exactly what I needed to break down the heavy burger I just had :) What I do want to try from here next time is the garlic butter toast or the cream toast!

So what do you think makes a good burger my fellow readers? Any favourite combinations that you have that you believe makes the ultimate burger?

10 Darling Drive, Harbourside Shopping Centre
Darling Harbour, NSW, 2000
9281 5121

Opening Hours
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

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Tom n Toms
97-99 Bathurst St
Sydney, NSW, 2000
9267 9989 

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  1. I like the fillings but I find the buns a bit dry and floury :)

    1. These buns weren't too bad! Maybe because I had so much fillings inside the burger haha

  2. Lol! These bigass burgers remind me of Fergburger in Queenstown NZ! They look awesome! There is nothing as satisfying as a tasty burger. Love the fries too :)

    1. Burgers are awesome! Definitely no classy food, but no one cares about that :P I shall definitely hit up Fergburger in NZ if I'm ever there!

  3. for a while grill'd had rekordelieg slushies.. mmm! yes, agree with gourmet getaways about fergburger, which you have to try if ever you go to queenstown! the fries are my fav, esp with the herb mayo! yummo!!

    1. They had Rekorderlig slushies?! That would've been awesome!! Too bad I didn't see any when I visited :( The fries had a super crunchy outside - so yummy :D

  4. i love the beef burgers here, not so much the chicken tho cos its really dry!

    1. There's something that's just more satisfying about beef burgers!

  5. I quite like the burgers here, I don't feel as guilty as I would scoffing down a burger from another place. They don't look as big as other places but they are def filling!

    1. I agree! I saw the burger and I was like I can finish this, easy peasy, no problem! Finished it I did, and I felt incredibly full. Deceivingly filling!!