First opened in Noosa in 2014, Betty's Burgers along Rundle Street is the first branch of this chain of restaurants to be opened in Adelaide. Betty's Burgers offers burgers, thick shakes, concretes (frozen custard ice creams), soft drinks, beers, ciders and wines. Table water is also provided when you dine there.
We asked the staff to cut our burgers for easier consumption, which is why the buns look a bit squished in the pictures. The Southern fried chicken in their Crispy Chicken Supreme had succulent flesh with what seemed like a batter coating imparting a delectable spiced flavour. The crispy bacon added a smoky taste to the burger and the restaurant's special sauce tied everything together.
Crispy Chicken Supreme (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the more unique burgers, their Pork Belly Burger had juicy pork belly with the crisp exterior contrasting well with the flesh. Spicy pickled vegetables and sriracha mayonnaise gave the burger an Asian taste. The spiciness was balanced by the fresh lettuce and tomatoes.
Pork Belly Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Our Betty's Classic Stack was a specially made version. We requested for the burger to be made without Gruyere cheese but were informed that it could not be done because the cheese was incorporated into the mushroom patty. Instead, we were offered a variety with the mushroom patty replaced by grilled mushrooms. The Angus beef patty in the burger had the degree of "char-grilled" flavour that we like and an earthy flavour was imparted by the grilled mushrooms. We ordered French fries and onion rings to enjoy alongside our burgers.
Betty's Classic Stack (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
French Fries (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Onion Rings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The wooden tables and orange chairs with bright blue cushions gave the restaurant a bright, airy and casual look. While there is a good amount of seating, it is advisable to arrive early as it can get very busy during the peak dining hours. Its close location to Rundle Mall makes it a convenient place for shoppers, who desire burgers different from that at the usual fast food outlets, to drop by.
The burgers were good, but if you fork out the usurous $2 for pickles in your burger, make sure they are in there when you pick up your sandwich. Mine were not, and i was too hungry and they were WAAAAYYYY too busy to bother. :/ It was a bit of a madhouse-- too many people working behind the counter at the pickup, seemed disorganized but they had just opened a few days earlier.