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Published October 9th 2013
What can you find in a burrow besides rabbits?
This weekend I had lunch down a rabbit hole. Well, in a burrow anyway! Located in Mollison St West End, just down the road from established favourites the Gunshop and Three Monkeys Cafes, The Burrow is one of West End's newer eateries slash watering holes. Its cosy and relaxed set up, along with an extensive drinks list and simple but quirky food menu mean it's sure to become a favourite with beer and food lovers alike.
Visiting on a 32 degree September Sunday, we decided an upstairs balcony table was the best bet to take advantage of any stray breezes. Given the heat I started off with a home-made iced tea with fresh lemon and mint, sweetened with ginger and lychee syrup – the perfect choice on a hot day.
Drinks Burrow style
Image credit The Burrow Facebook Page
Beer and cider lovers are spoilt for choice with a huge range of boutique and craft bottled and on tap beers, including a gluten free option (who knew?!) as well as alcoholic ginger beer. There are also the standard juices, smoothies, teas, coffees and milkshakes if alcohol is not your thing.
The lunch menu is pretty standard café fare of pizzas, burgers and salads but it's what's in them that sets The Burrow apart. I went with the Bad Motherfungi pizza. Served on a thin and crispy base with a 3 cheeses combo, mushrooms, pancetta and rocket, it was a simple yet tasty light lunch option. With a great range of cleverly named vego, meat and seafood options (and a special menu for Oktoberfest) there's a pizza to suit everyone. Gluten free bases are also available. My friend went with the Burleigh Beach Baby burger, a delicious combo of grilled zucchini flower (baby zucchini attached), tomato, basil, Persian feta and sunflower seeds. Served with yummo home-made curly fries, it's the perfect 'healthy' burger. Meat lovers have nothing to fear with options like the Jack Rabbit Slims Wagu beef burger with bbq bourbon glaze. Mmmmm. The prices are also easily digested with pizzas between $10 and $15 and most burgers around the $15 mark.
Dessert options are limited so we headed over to the Three Monkeys for cake but there are some cupcake and brownie options along with cold or hot drinks. Reliably informed that breakfast at the Burrow is a treat to be savoured, I checked out the menu and can confidently say I'll definitely be making a trip back down the rabbit hole (or burrow) in the near future!