As some of my readers would know, I generally try to avoid reviewing chain stores and rather prefer to write about independent stores which my readers may not have gone to. Having said that, I find myself breaking this guideline today as I won a competition and got to try out one of the new range burgers at Grill'd Eagle Street. It was even delivered straight to my office, which was awesome.
My prize was the fragrant Sir Truffle, and I also got a portion of chips on the side. For regular sized chips, the portion was huge. I liked the added herbs on top which gave it some really great flavour. The herbed mayo was delicious too, but the chips themselves could have been a bit more crunchy on the outside, but were still quite fluffy on the inside.
Sitting down with the Sir Truffle, I realised just how long it's been since I'd had a burger from Grill'd. It came with a Wagyu pattie, truffle mayo, aged cheddar, lettuce and basil on a panini bun. The bun was far denser and more filling than any buns I'd had lately (from Charboys or Miel were considerably lighter and fluffier). Whilst the bun was quite fragrant with truffle flavour, the first bite didn't offer much by way of taste, as the truffle mayo wasn't spread evenly on the bun. My second and third bites however were definitely packed with truffle. The beef patty was cooked well through and not pink at all (which I don't mind in a burger), it was well seasoned and crumbled in my mouth. The lettuce was fresh and crunchy, but I couldn't find the basil. The cheese gave the whole package a strong bite, which I really enjoyed too.Price Range: $10 - $20pp