Laura and her partner Sarah are two creative foodies out to discover enticing flavours and food ideas. When they aren't tucking into their latest delicious find, they're writing, photographing and designing at www.sarahlauradesign.com
Published March 16th 2016
Go on, grab yo'self a beer and a burger at Bazza's
Alinta and Caitlin of Barry's Burgers have been dishing up good vibes, good music and amazing handmade burgers since opening their doors in November 2015. We headed down to Semaphore to check them out on a Thursday lunchtime.
The hottest new burger joint in Adelaide is on Semaphore's very own food lover's strip.
Before we'd even decided whether to order that extra side of sweet potato fries or not, a steady flow of burger lovers were already lining up to get their fix.
Post-burger-recovery, we now think it's probably got something to do with the incredibly good handmade burgers using meat sourced from the local butcher, and those deliciously fresh ingredients that are prepared fresh daily in-house.
Yep. For better burgers, you should probably head down to Semaphore. Just sayin.
Are these the best burgers in town?
At Barry's, the goal is to serve up fresh, tasty food that leaves you feeling good and in this they did not disappoint.
First up we tried the Baz Deluxe. This house-made beef burger was cooked to tender, juicy perfection, topped off with the perfect balance of flavours from a decent slathering of onion jam, bitey rocket, melty cheese, and tangy mayo. If you only try one burger at Barry's, this is an absolute MUST TRY. Quick note: if you don't want your burger cooked 'medium' (Barry's tried and tested recommendation) just let them know when you place your order.
The Baz Deluxe is packed with incredible flavour. Which burger will you choose?
Second on our hit list was Veggie Burger #2. The massive portobello mushroom alone was enough to set our mouths watering, but combined with thin slices of beetroot, sweet roasted pumpkin, fresh lettuce and creamy goat curd it was transformed into literal veggie burger heaven. It had a gorgeous smoky flavour offset by the gentle sweetness of the pumpkin and beetroot. But that goats curd. Wow.
Veggie Burger #2 with portobello mushroom. Barry's Burgers is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly.
Shout out to vegetarians, vegans or those with gluten intolerances. You'll never have to miss out again! The guys at Baz are happy to take things even further by making their vegetarian burgers completely vegan, or any burger gluten free on their own house-made gluten free buns.
What we loved is that both burgers were a good size both to satisfy that hunger pang while still being able to grab hold and take a bite without a nasty case of lockjaw.
One bite and you will definitely NOT want to share.
Pricing at Barry's is reasonable with their fresh, high quality handmade burgers sitting at around $8-$9 each or $4.50 for a junior burger. Wait time is usually around 10 minutes as all burgers are made fresh to order. This can vary during peak times, but these burgers are absolutely worth the wait.
Now, on to those sides. Both the potato AND sweet potato chips were equally delicious – crunchy on the outside and soft and melty inside – but I think sweet potato was the winner for us on the day. Served up in cardboard cups, both chip styles had a delicious, homemade taste from the great mix of salt and rosemary seasonings, full of and not too oily. Our recommendation? Go with a group of friends and grab one of each for a nice balance of sweet and savoury.
Barry's Burger's menu has a burger for all tastes.
Speaking of seasonings, there's a whole Seasonings Bar waiting for you to dress up those chips or throw on a bit extra sauce or mayo on your burger (which, honestly isn't necessary unless you really love sauce, in which case go for gold!).
The stylish menu board suits Barry's funky/minimalist/industrial decor.
Iced tea is not something you usually associate with burgers, but maybe they should be. We washed down with Barry's 'Mango Magic' and 'Fruitalicious' iced teas that were stylishly served in chilled mason jars topped off with a slice of orange. The flavours were soft and delicate, making for a nice, healthy way to rehydrate on a hot summer's day by the beach.
Ditch the sugary softdrinks and grab a super cool iced tea instead.
If tea's not your thing Barry's has a range of soft drinks, drinking coconuts (fun!), a small range of local and imported beers and SA's own The Hills Cider. Oh, and did we mention their "Happy as Barry" $10 beer & burger combo on Tuesdays? You're welcome.
Go on, refresh yo'self!
Barry's Burger's restaurant has a super cool yet funky minimalist/industrial décor. It comes across as unique and authentic, definitely not gimmicky and not just another burger joint. There are bright, clean and airy dining areas both inside and outside, which again are just perfect for a lazy summer's afternoon by the beach, but are sure to be just as nice once the weather cools down.
Awesome beats and some of our favourite songs straight out of the Triple J Hottest 100 were just the icing on that cool vibe cake.
The awesome owners at Barry's Burgers, Caitlin & Alinta.
Barry's is busiest around 6.30-7.00pm for the night time burger lovin' crowd, but if you come just before or after you can avoid the rush.