Saturday, 29 April 2017

51st Street - Brisbane CBD

Last week I met a sorely missed friend for a long overdue catch up. At the recommendation of Mr Burger Connoisseur who has long been scubadiving, we went to 51st Street to try out their burgers. Being situated on George Street means its on the other side of town for me, and would take me at least 20min to walk there and a further 20min to get back, which would make it impossible for me to finish in the lunch, so we made plans for dinner.

Arriving a little early meant I got time to peruse the massive menu 

We got a table behind the mesh wire, away from the bar.

Water was served quite promptly, chilled too. 

We were also provided with a menu. We were here for the burgers, obviously, but they had quite a large selection of non burger options such as sandwiches, bowls and sides to choose from. Having been acquainted with the menu at the entrance, it didn't take long for us to put our order down at the counter.

Our food arrived not long after. My companion and I both ordered the Streets Classic Cheeseburger and had a cheese and bacon loaded fries to share.

Whilst the burger looked really appealing, with its puffy shiny bun, it was in actual fact quite disappointing. The bun wasn't warm at all, with a room temperature exterior and a slightly chilled centre. The bun wasn't the only thing that wasn't warm enough, as the patty was room temperature at best, which is why you can see the cheese in the photo was not melted at all. As for sauces, not much was apparent, but after biting into our burgers, water (or some kind of lukewarm meat juices) started dripping out of it, which was quite unappealing. As for taste, the patty was quite bland, and the lack of sauces made for a somewhat tasteless burger.

The cheese and bacon loaded fries really weren't much better than the burger. The chips were freshly fried, but not overly crunchy, the bacon was salty but a tad too oily, but the most disappointing was the cheese, which was extremely plastic-y and not very hot (so not very melty).

Price Range: $15 - $25pp

Taste: 4/10
Value: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 7/10
51st Street Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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