Burgerlicious has been in my radar since the first time we came to Sydney in 2008. It has a cheesy name, it has a cheesy logo, but something told me it was good. I was so wrong.
In our much-anticipated visit to Burgerlicious we were hungry. Hunger, we know, is the best spice, but some food just needs a bit more help. We ordered a Newtown (Angus beef, grilled onions, bacon, egg, beetroot relish, tomato, lettuce, no ketchup) and a Wagyu (Wagyu beef, grilled onions, tomato, salad mix, tomato relish, aioli) both on gluten-free buns, and as a meal (with salad, chips and a drink).
Wagyu (top) Newtown (bottom)
Chips were great: crispy, chunky, salty, and, best of all, gluten-free. The burgers, on the other hand, were a massive let-down. The patties were very thin and pretty average in taste. The Greek-style salad was unimpressive. I’ve only had gluten-free bread a handful of times; this was definitely the worst. Thankfully, we were given cutlery so we didn’t have to actually eat it.
The bacon and egg in the Newtown were okay, the grilled onions were a bit undercooked for my taste and the beetroot relish was mostly stuck to the inedible bread.
Newtown ($10 + $1 for gluten-free bun)
The Wagyu was smeared on “aioli” which tasted like golf sauce from a bottle. I couldn’t tell the difference between the meat used in the patties.
Wagyu ($13.50 + $1 for gluten-free bread)
We bought a couple of extra sauces (avocado and “aioli”) for $0.50 each. I don’t know how much it costs to make the burger a meal but according to calculations about $6. Best of all, drinks are not limited to sugary crap, you can choose bottled water or unsweetened coconut water instead.
As we finished our meal we saw a customer take his burger to the counter and show the cashier a salad leaf. After being asked which burger he had ordered, he got his money back. I can only assume he found a crawling being on his greens.
215 King St
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9519 7401