Al and I went to the movies a few weeks ago. That makes it twice this year! A record! Gold Class tickets were courtesy of my boss, and so we spent a little bit of money in drinks and chips at the theatre. We actually ordered sweet potato fries, but the girl who took our order at the bar entered regular potato fries (and charged us double! I did notice this and had to queue again for my refund). Oh, well.
We needed a post movie feed, and I was craving burgers (must have been the chips!). We walked to Darling Harbour to finally give Grill’d a shot. Since I read about their tendency towards healthy ingredients I’ve been trying to find the perfect excuse and it finally arrived.
I love the fact that they give you the chance of having your burger with no bun. I’ve read a story about a vegetarian girl who was charged extra for taking the burger out of her salad in a fast food chain. Insane.
The second thing I love about this place is that their beef is grass fed, which undoubtedly makes it more nutritious than grain fed meat. They also have kilojoule totals for most items on the menu, for people who like to keep track of their calorie intake.
We ordered a summer sunset beef burger, served with avocado, crispy trim bacon, golden pineapple, salad, relish & herbed mayo. Without bun, of course. The saucy components of the meal made a mess on the plate, but what a delicious mess it was. I don’t get why people prefer a Maccas over a burger this good… a burger that actually tastes like meat.
Summer sunset beef burger ($12.50)
Our second shared dish was a Scotch fillet salad, with grilled 100% grass-fed scotch fillet, rocket, feta, Spanish onion, beetroot relish, olive oil & balsamic dressing. The description sounded great but we were disappointed by the meal. The salad was average (maybe due to a wrong ratio of rocket vs everything else), and the steak was just okay.
Scotch fillet salad ($12.90)
We also ordered a serve of regular chips with Grill’d herb mix. Great chips, much betters than the ones at the cinema.
Regular chips ($4.50)
Grill’d Darling Harbour
Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre
(at the Pyrmont Pedestrian Bridge end)
Darling Harbour NSW 2000
(02) 9281 5121