Alvaro had been craving burgers for a while (I think since our disastrous experience in Burgerlicious) so I figured it would be good to finally humour him.
What’s good about Moo is that they use free-range meats and that they clearly label the gluten-free options in the menu. The sad part of the story is that neither the potato nor the sweet potato chips are gluten-free. This made Alvaro suggest the unexpected: to share a salad instead. Of course I ended up eating most of it.
The moo salad with baby spinach, Spanish onion, mixed leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pine nuts & a balsamic vinaigrette served on the side was okay but didn’t justify the high price tag IMO.
Moo salad ($11.50)
Our first burger was the duck & bacon, which I had already tried a couple of years ago. Described as 100% free to roam duck patty, free range bacon, tomato, mixed leaf lettuce, home-made mayonnaise & orange jam, it was a good burger that didn’t taste as exotic as it may sound. I didn’t like the taste/consistency of the gluten-free bun (similar to a crumpet) so just scraped the mayo and jam and slathered them on my share of the burger.
Duck & bacon ($16.50) + $1 for the gluten-free bun
Our second burger was the beef, avocado & bacon, 100% Australian Angus pure natural beef with avocado puree, free range bacon, tomato, mixed leaf lettuce, home-made mayonnaise & tomato relish. Again, a good burger, same deal with the saucy stuff scraped out of the crumpet-y bun.
Beef avocado & bacon ($15.50) + $1 for the gluten-free bun
Bonnie had the chicken, avocado & bacon, grilled free range chicken breast, avocado puree, free range bacon, mixed leaf lettuce & home-made mayonnaise, ordered sans bun. Smart move that I’ll copy next time I’m not sharing with my husband.
Chicken avocado & bacon ($16.50)
As in my previous visit to Moo the burgers were not bad (the bacon was actually very good), but I think I prefer the ones at Burgerfuel. It’s been too long since I ate at Grill’d so it may be worth a revisit. But I think my favourite burgers will ever be Bembos.
Moo Gourmet Burgers
232 King St
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9565 4001