I'm a postgraduate student living in the inner west cities of Sydney, with a passion for food, music and travel.
Published November 14th 2012
Burgers for the daring
It's A 45km drive from home to the family owned burger bar; The Grill on George. My presumption was that it was a burger bar located on the main street of Sydney CBD; I was wrong. It's actually located in the small town centre of Windsor.
I first encountered this burger bar from a friend's Facebook page. These days, people place more focus on updating posts that are news worthy and revising status updates more often than any essay they have ever reviewed. However, it was the pictures that really caught my attention; I went and was not disappointed.
[ADVERT]Once I reached the turn into George Street, I noticed many cars driving through the street, a park and a vintage town centre of green infrastructures. It was 32 degrees Celsius at Windsor that day, sunny and humid. Yet I was still able to finish the large juicy burger that I came for, in the scorching weather of Windsor.
The burger bar is renowned for "The George" burgers, no surprise considering the name. "George I" had a juicy beef patty, bacon, cheese, pineapple, egg, mixed leaf salads, beetroot, tomato relish and Spanish onions. The beef was juicy and the burger was so large that even after cutting it in half it was still difficult to eat.
Another customer walked past me at the time I was starting the second half of my burger, at the same time as my friend. She automatically assumed that we were sharing and said, "Wow, that is a good burger for sharing, good size".
I was speechless so I simply nodded. I didn't think telling them that I was up to my second half made me look any good, so I stayed quiet. Now you can imagine that the burger was not small.
Besides George I, there was George II and George III, which were double and triple most of the contents of my burger. Besides beef, they have a good list of chicken burgers, sides, char grilled chicken and chips. The BOB was their most popular chicken burger, which had chicken schnitzel, crispy bacon, tasty cheese, salad and herb mayo.
Source: Grill on George Website
This burger bar offers take-out as well as but also dine-in, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere makes it a great hangout place for people who want to leave the city area.
We were lucky to get parking directly in front of the burger store, however most parking would be street parking near the park.
I like that the place does not close during the day because I eat lunch quite late, often not during the peak hour lunchtime. It is open 7 days a week, from 11am-8pm.
If you're going to pay around the same price at a franchise burger drive-thru, why not eat a burger made on the spot to your taste? At the end of the day, most of your burger stores began as a family owned business.
Agree - they are the best burgers I have come across. I live in Kurrajong so we tend to eat there a bit. The Chicken Caeser is my fave , The Jack is my wife's. don't bother buying chips (although they are Steak Fries and sensational too) as the burgers are massive and filling.
The best thing is everything is very high quality. The meat is 5-star so you will not get any repeats later. The burgers are a little pricey, but when you see what and how much goes into them you will wonder how they turn a profit. I asked the owner one day how long he has been perfecting the burgers and he told me its taken over 20 years - it really shows.
The only down-side is you will wait around 10 minutes for it to be cooked - longer when it's busy. But once you sink your chompers in you'll be happy you waited.