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Published May 17th 2016
Delicious burgers with a difference
We planned to go for lunch prior to seeing a musical performance and my intention was to write an article on Chur Burger at Surry Hills. After the musical extravaganza that my family witnessed, I was torn between writing two separate articles or incorporate both into one article. I chose the latter with the emphasis on Chur.
It can be difficult to park in Surry Hills so we opted for Secure Parking in Holt Street. A casual 10 minute walk downhill, brought us to Chur Burger. The interior of Chur is an interesting mix of tables with the tops literally bolted onto the table legs (the bolts are visible on the tabletop) and benches around the sides of this restaurant.
It has colourful artwork and a large sign informing customers what the name 'Chur' means (after reading the sign, we were still not clear of its meaning, but the sign is certainly an attention-grabber).
We began with strawberry milkshakes which were enjoyable and the flavour was different. Initially, the shake tasted watery until I gave it a good stir, then it became a flavoursome strawberry taste. Chur doesn't use syrup in their shakes, instead preferring the real fruit. Chur has four flavoured shakes – vanilla, milo, strawberry and salted caramel. If you prefer a shot of booze to your shake, then it will be an extra $6. The chips were next to be delivered to our table. Our chips, with chilli salt, were hot and spicy but I liked this difference compared to the standard salted chips. These chips are $6 for a side, otherwise there are sweet potato fries with aioli for $8.
Our burgers arrived while we munched on the chips. Mr. 16 year old ordered the marinated grilled chicken with hot sauce mayo and minted slaw. Unable to say much with a burger in his mouth, he nodded his appreciation of its flavour.
I ordered the grilled lamb burger with mint sauce, feta, red onion and a delicious aioli. We were all satisfied with our tasty burgers. The grilled beef and blue cheese burger was $14, the others were $12 each.
Lamb Burger with Mint Sauce - notice the bolt on the table top
After lunch, we strolled to Foveaux Street to see a fantastic performance from students of The Australian Institute of Music . There were 35 iconic songs celebrating 40 years of The Grammys. This was a free event but patrons must book ahead for seats. I was astounded at the immense talent of these student performers whom I'm sure we will hear more about in the near future. There are other performances during the year. Check their website, as not all events are free.