Big and juicy with good quality ingredients is what I want in a burger and local independents, like Ermington's Burgers on Broadway, do it better than the mass-produced large chains. They're fresh, made to order, with tasty sauces.
Chicken, steak, homemade beef and veggie patties on burgers are on the menu here with names like the Manhattan, Broadway, Kentucky, Chicago, Big Zac, Steak Theatre, Outback and Tradesmen, to name a few. They're accompanied by various combinations of lettuce, cheese, tomato, beetroot, pickles, egg and Spanish onion and an array of sauces that include Portuguese chilli, Prego and Peri Peri. Most are served on brioche buns and come on their own or in combos with chips and a drink. You can also add extras in the form of pineapple, avocado, mushroom, hash browns, and more that make them even bigger and tastier.
The burgers we've tried thus far have all been wonderfully cooked. I particularly love the Manhattan for its beetroot as not many burgers include it and it's a favourite of mine. It has a meat pattie and also comes with lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, caramelised onion, mustard and mayo. It was my first burger at Burgers on Broadway and I was impressed. Then I tried the Kentucky and I was in love again. The chicken was a crunchy schnitzel piece with lettuce, tomato and aioli which I paired with pineapple as an extra.
Between our small family of three, we have also tried the Porto, the Famous, the Big Zac and the Tradesmen, either in store or as takeaways on various occasions. No disappointment was had with any of the food.
My husband loved the Tradesmen, in particular, with its meat pattie, lettuce, tomato, cheese, beetroot, pickles, egg, caramelised onion, tomato relish and mayo, stating it was a cut well above regular burgers at other fast food outlets. He had just finished lunch and was already deciding what he would have on our next visit, such was his liking of this eatery.
As well as the American in this establishment, there is also the Middle Eastern represented in the Haloumi burger and Falafel burger. Wraps are on the menu too as are big salads with chicken fillets, salad ingredients or steamed veggies, and brown rice or sweet potato fries.
For something smaller, sides include mini burgers and chicken wings. There's also a kids menu for those 12 years and under, including favourites like cheeseburgers and nuggets.
Prices are in line with other gourmet burger restaurants, starting at $8.50 for a burger on its own and $11.90 for a combo. Kid's meals are $7.90, with juice replacing soft drink, whilst mini burgers and wings come in at $6.00, making it affordable for the whole family.
Not only is the food appealing, the service was good with smiling staff and it wasn't long before our burgers were delivered to us to devour. The restaurant was also well kept and very clean with great decor to admire in the form of neon signs and a huge wall mural of New York at night. Not your normal fast food restaurant feeling, it lends itself to dreams of travel and reminds me of both holidays and my last job, where I used to sit next to a very similar mural, and that further reminds me of good friends.
So next time you're after a burger with a difference, drop into Burgers on Broadway and experience the taste sensations of their premium burgers and enjoy the interesting decor. They're open 7 days, from 11am-9pm, brightly lit and welcoming.