I have read mixed reviews about Urban Burger. Often, the burger restaurant is compared with Grill'd; another well known gourmet burger place. I wanted to make my own mind up, so I decided to give Urban Burger a try. My partner and I decided to go on a Sunday night for dinner. The place was pretty quiet, compared to Grill'd. It is always hard to get a seat at the local Grill'd store I often visit. Keep in mind, it is winter and the weather was pretty gloomy. This could explain the lack of patrons.
However, in summer I would expect this place to become busy. This particular store is located in Niddrie, along a strip of shops and ice creams. The ice cream stores stay open for longer hours in summer. Who wouldn't want a burger and then ice cream?
Just to share a little bit of history. Urban Burger was established in 2003 and was one of the first gourmet burger restaurants in Melbourne. Since their success, Urban Burger have six stores throughout Victoria and four throughout South East Queensland.
Urban Burger - Urban Legend (Taken by Ms. Samantha)
I decided to order the Urban Legend on a sourdough bun with a serve of large chips. All their menu items can either be made as a burger, wrap or salad. As you can kind of see from the picture, the Urban Legend included; beef, bacon, tomato relish, aioli, salad and bree cheese (which I added as an extra). When comparing the Urban Legend to any burger at Grill'd, I preferred the Urban Legend. I found it to be more filling and the beef was more juicier and tastier.
However, when comparing Urban Burgers chips to Grill'd chips, I must say Grill'd chips are better. Urban Burger's chips don't have the herbs sprinkled on them. Although, you can purchase sweet chilli aioli to dip them in.
Would I go there again? despite what I have read, I really enjoyed this burger restaurant. So yes!