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by Sarah Han (subscribe)
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Published May 20th 2014
Burgers, chips, cocktails and more
With $10 burgers and $10 cocktails, you can't really go wrong at Parlour Burger. Tucked away at the back of The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, the burger joint has a simple, short menu of six burgers and four sides.

Chef Sean Connolly decided it was time to open a dedicated burger bar because of the popularity of burger sales at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, often selling more than 100 per day, and so what was Parlour Bar has become Parlour Burger.

original parlour burger the morrison sydney
Original Parlour Burger

We try the original Morrison burger with chipotle mayo, which has a nice spicy kick in the sauce. It's a decently sized burger with staples of lettuce, tomato and pickles. There are good flavours in this burger, but the only let-down is the bun, which is unfortunately airy and quite crumbly. It appears to be a cross between a white roll and a brioche bun, so unfortunately it soaks up too much sauce and can get soggy.

fish burger at parlour burger
Fish Burger

The fish butty of beer battered fish, tartare sauce and housemade pickles is lovely. The batter is crunchy, the fish is delicious, and I thoroughly enjoy the tartare sauce and pickles. With a better bun, this would be a stellar burger.

In retrospect I regret not having ordered The Black Widow, which is served on a black charcoal bun. I would have loved to see how that bun compares.

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Duck fat chips

Sadly when I head to the bar to order, I'm informed by a rather unfriendly bartender that there are no beer battered onion rings or deep fried pickles available.

Luckily the duck fat chips ($6) send me into an ecstatic oblivion. They're hands down the highlight of the meal. Flavoursome and moreish, we hit the bottom of the cone-shaped vessel the chips are served in very quickly. I could have easily eaten another serve of this. They're especially delicious with the tomato sauce that comes in a cool plastic tomato-shaped container.

ketchup tomato sauce bottle parlour burger
Tomato sauce

In lieu of onion rings and pickles, we order a side of cabbage and parmesan slaw ($5), which instead of a mayo sauce has a light, vinegary dressing. There's also a good helping of Spanish onion and lettuce in there for good measure. I find it's a welcome freshness that cuts through the heartier, fattier flavours of the burgers and chips.

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Cabbage & parmesan

We're here for lunch on a lazy Saturday, so when we see there are $10 cocktails available, we jump at the chance. The Fancy Pants is a concoction of pear, rhubarb, apple and sparkling wine. We also order a refreshing mojito. Did I mention that the cocktails are $10 every day at any time? I'm keen to come back for more of these cocktails (to wash down numerous servings of duck fat chips of course).

10 dollar cocktails parlour burger
$10 cocktails

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Parlour Burger at The Morrison

Sarah received a $50 voucher to dine at Parlour Burger
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Why? $10 burgers and $10 cocktails
When: 11.30am till late
Phone: 92476744
Where: 225 George St, Sydney, NSW
Cost: Burgers for $10, sides from $5
Your Comment
Duck Fat Chips and a Fancy Pants Cocktail sound heavenly to me! Great value and another great review Sarah.
by ROF (score: 2|313) 2435 days ago
The burgers are very good value indeed. I've never tried duck fat chips, but I've heard they're extra tasty (and fattening!).
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2435 days ago
duck fat? cholesterol real high, but those gives good taste.
by inero (score: 2|106) 2435 days ago
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