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Published May 11th 2015
You Put The Boom Boom Into My Heart
There have been a number of food places opening on Chevron Island recently, but they have closed just as quickly only a few months after their launch. If the recent success of Tribeca is anything to go by, then perhaps what locals want is somewhere that is modern and comfortable, offering excellent food and at a fair price.
Boom Boom Burgers is the latest addition - opening its doors in early May 2015. It is a gourmet burger bar which showcases the very best in handcrafted hamburgers, hotdogs, tapas, salads and more. The manager, Meyjitte Boughenout, also owns Absynthe the French Restaurant in Surfers Paradise, so you can expect traditional American classic flavours with a hint of French inspiration.
The menu offers a choice of thirteen delicious burgers including different meat and vegan options, a number of yummy hotdogs, fresh salads, meals such as lamb shoulder, BBQ Ribs and fish and tapas options including tofu, olives, octopus and buffalo wings, plus sides such as onion rings, corn on the cob and fries. There are desserts, fruit juices, cocktails and coffees too. Burgers, hotdogs and salads are priced from $8-15 with all sides at $5.
We popped in for lunch recently and I was more than impressed. The owner is charming and we felt incredibly welcome and looked after. I had the Boom Boom Bang Burger which was so good - juicy and tender meat with lettuce, tomato and caramelised red onion. It came with beetroot but I don't like that, so I asked for it to be changed for cheese, which they did. It was so delicious, just the right amount of toppings but not so overloaded everything falls out and apart - plus the burger was cooked to perfection.
My partner had the Drunken Cow which he said was awesome. It was a soaked eye fillet in whiskey, tomato chutney, seeded mustard, vintage cheddar, rocket and onions. The burger was juicy with just a hint of whiskey which was subtle but full of flavour and had loads of toppings.
We opted to share some crispy fries which were golden and crispy, just how I like them. You can also get thick cut chips if you prefer them. The waiter talked us into getting some potato puffs to share - basically think mash potato balls that have been deep fried. One word: "amazing".
Open from 7am they offer a breakfast menu until 10am where you can get breakfast burgers and also a range of coffees and juices, perfect to kick start your morning. Drinks are pretty standard in terms of price at around $7-10 for beers, wine and ciders plus some great cocktails at $13 each.
It offers both indoor and outside terrace seating. The decor is simple with a few creative touches such as the painted cow heads, cartoon slide windows and the rock wall where you can leave a message. The offer takeaway too and for those on a really tight schedule they will even run out the front to hand over your food, so you don't waste time getting out of the car. Now that is door to door service.
It is located in a bit of a challenging position tucked around the corner on Burra Street, opposite Cafe Alfons - the red cafe. As a result it isn't likely to get the footfall of Thomas Drive, however from feedback I have heard and seen online it is certainly making an impact with people vowing to head back and tell friends and family.
There is loads of parking outside and round the corner, plus a few buses cross Chevron so it is easy to get to. It would take about 10 minutes to walk from Surfers Paradise.
They have the triple threat of excellent service, stunning food and not being overpriced - therefore I think they will do really well. I certainly hope, so as I love the fact that I can get a really good burger and cocktail just down the road.