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Published June 30th 2016
Burgers and Ribs - what more could you possibly want
The newest burger chain to open its doors in Brisbane is Ribs and Burgers. Located opposite the Gabba in the new and very chic Trafalgar Square, it brings inner city style to downtown Brisbane.
If you're looking for a meaty, hearty meal, Ribs and Burgers fits the bill. Uniquely, this restaurant chain is an Australian one, which started in Sydney and has slowly moved across Australia and around the globe to open in places such as Las Vegas and the UK.
We started with an array of different entrees - mouth watering, soft haloumi, tasty chicken wings with aoli, chips and delicious sweet potato chips. I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite amongst them - each was so good, but I always have a soft spot for well-cooked haloumi.
Perfectly cooked Haloumi at Ribs and Burgers for entree
Although the entrees were pretty much a meal in themselves, we then had the main event - the burger. Each looked incredible. The burgers were flamed grilled in the open kitchen and very, very fresh. I had a 'Naked Burger' - essentially all the best bits without the bread. Ribs and Burgers encourage you to customise your burger so that you get the exact meal you are after. I had tomato salsa, rocket, beef, with added bacon and Swiss cheese, all wrapped in a lettuce leaf. In the case of this restaurant, the burgers really do look like the pictures! And taste absolutely perfect.
And then there were the ribs. We sampled the pork, lamb (lemon with the lamb was so good!) and the beef in a classic BBQ sauce. Each served with freshly squeezed lemon juice - they were perfection. Soft, melt in your mouth, meaty perfection, with a beetroot salad and coleslaw rounding out the meal.
As if multiple entrees, a big, beautiful burger, a selection of sumptuous ribs and choice of fresh salads weren't enough, I decided (in the interest of research) to try a thick-shake.This was easily worth the visit alone. I selected the vanilla malt but it also comes in Milo flavour (equally as good!). At $8, it is worth every mouthwatering cent and makes the perfect dessert for those with a sweet tooth (or those brave enough to try to fit anything else in after all the delicious food!)
This little restaurant is going to be an extremely popular one and deservedly so. It has great music (not too loud to hold conversations but loud enough to recognise the awesome tunes they were playing), good ambience, fantastic food. Plus it's perfectly positioned to capitalise on any Gabba events, as well as the burgeoning inner-city lifestyle of Woolloongabba.
Their liquor license pending (but on its way, we're assured) and you can even purchase the funky T-shirts sported by all the gorgeous waitstaff. A word to the wise - go for a generous size. You'll need it, as all the food is too good!