Review: Moo Gourmet Burgers (Newtown) (3)

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
www.moogourmetburgers.com.au

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4 thoughts on “Review: Moo Gourmet Burgers (Newtown) (3)

  1. I would have thought the duck patty would taste a lot more exotic too. I wonder if they use anything else in there given that duck is reasonably expensive but the burger is around the same price as the beef one?

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