A friend of mine was going on vacation in Europe for 3 weeks so she wanted to have lunch. She has always raved about the Burger Project. Our lunch venue was already decided for us before we even knew there was a lunch plan.
We walked over to World Square, we were all hungry so we wanted to get there as soon as possible. I even had to strategically block the views to the retail stores by disrupting the line of sight so some of us don’t get distracted by all the EOFY sales going on.
We walked up the stairs towards the Winery, made a right hand turn and walked towards the Burger Project. It was about 12.15pm but the place wasn’t too busy, there were 6 of us and we managed to get 2 tables next to each other, some of us minded the belongings while the rest walked over to place our orders.
I chose the American Cheese burger because I wanted to try their most basic burger with no other extra components. as much as I love bacon, I wanted to keep it simple. This way I can truly appreciate the burger. I know I should’ve gotten the Classic to keep it super simple, but hey, I like cheese on my burger. So Cheeseburger it was.
One piece of advice, never take a picture while hungry, because you’ll just rush it, like I have.
The patty was cooked fairly medium with the centre still pink, which was very juicy and yummy. The sauce had a special tang to it, a tad salty for my liking but it complemented the beef patty really well.
I ordered large chips, you have a choice of either normal salt and chipotle chilli salt. Despite overwhelming protest from my friends who didn’t like it, I chose the chilli salt on mine. It had a spicy smokiness to it which I liked, so take that, protesting friends.
For the beverage, I thought about trying their milkshakes but I looked around and saw the milkshake was served in small plastic cups. For some reason I have always envisioned milkshakes to be served in a tall glass along with a paper straw with red and white stripes. Well, they did have red and white striped paper straws, but no tall glass, so the Milkshake was out on a technicality.
Next thing that caught my attention were the ‘house sodas’. I ordered the Passionpop, it was a passionfruit flavoured soft drink. Its taste is similar to Passiona but not as sweet. It washed my burger down quite nicely and refreshingly.
The cost of my meal was $19.90. Despite it being a relatively small meal in my book, it was satisfying and not overly filling. This meant I wouldn’t have to suffer a food coma in the afternoon and pass out at my desk at 2.30pm.
That’s a win-win scenario right there.