You know that I’m on a mission to find awesome burger joints and recently the family and I have frequented this local joint TWICE. I won’t say their burgers were as great as the one from Rockwell and Sons – still trying to find a place that will top that! – but what I can say is the fact that they do have some pretty interesting combinations based on the different countries.
Situated on Huntingdale road in Oakleigh, Burgled has a nice, friendly atmosphere and you can actually see the chef’s busy at work when you step into the restaurant.
I think their specialty could be their numerous combinations of burgers, or maybe their specialty milkshakes? Either way, I’m sure that’s what’s making patrons come back repeatedly.
The first time we went there, I had the Sin Miedo, which has flavours that supposedly hails from Mexico. The burger included a beef patty, jalapeno chili, smashed avocado, lettuce, cheese and tomato. Mr. C and Master 9 had the Plain Jane, which came with a beef patty, lettuce tomato, mustard, aioli and ketchup – basically a basic burger. Miss 13 chose to go with The Berlin, an interesting combination of kransky sausage, sauerkraut, cheese, tomato and mustard and Miss 11, The Gettysburger, flavours from the USA, with beef patty, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onion, pickles, mustard, aioli, cheese and ketchup. We also ordered a serving of chips served with ketchup and delicious aioli as well as a serving of beer battered onion rings serves with smoked paprika aioli.
The second time we went there, I chose to go with the Plain Jane with egg and cheese, Miss 13 had the Italian Job, which had beef patty, salami, bocconcini cheese, lettuce, tomato and pesto and both Miss 11 and Master 9 went with The Spartan; a burger that was inspired by Greek flavours with beef patty, lettuce, tomato, chargrilled capsicum, caramelised onion, olive tapenade and tzatziki.
I loved the easy and friendly atmosphere and the service was quick and food was alright. I guess what I liked about the range of burgers is the fact that I can choose a number of different combinations, depending on which country I’m dying to have a taste of. The chips were light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside and the beer battered onion rings were crunchy yet the onion rings were cooked through nicely. The paprika aioli adds a nice touch to the onion rings too.
Prices start from around the $11 mark or so, for a simple burger and as I said previously, it’s not as great as the ones I’ve had from Rockwell and Sons and dare I say that even the burgers from Burgers and Ribs are actually better. This would be a good joint to head to when you cannot be bothered to cook and are close by but don’t want to indulge in some Macca’s or Hungry Jacks. I thought their fancier combinations tasted better than their plain burgers. Surprisingly I thought their sides made more of an impression on me than did the burgers. They were perfect with the sauces that they came with, especially the onion rings.
Where: 287 Huntingdale Road, Oakleigh and 501A Station Street, Carrum
Have you tried Burgled before?