I’m well aware of the burger obsession right now. Everyone wants to try the newest and the best that Melbourne has to offer. Recently, Royal Stacks stood out the most for me in that the staff were efficient whilst having a very well oiled system that clearly works and pushes out burger after burger like clock work. Burger Theory however, is the star today and you could say the new kid on the block joining the array of burger joints new and old competing for burger lovers near and far.
Originating originally from Adelaide, I believe the La Trobe branch is the first in Melbourne and judging from their website, the only branch in Australia that wasn’t in Adelaide. I’m glad Burger Theory recognises how thirsty Melbournians are for a good burger. My partner in crime, Mr. Brunswick strategised to share the Chicken Loaded Fries and he opted for the #2 while I went for the #1. Burger theory uses a similar ordering system to Royal Stacks with the use of the boomerang buzzing devices. The lunch time rush began to pick up and the line was out the door when we were done ordering. I picked up our order once buzzed, eager to dig in.
We were sold at fried chicken skin. Totally unheard of and we both nodded in agreement that we needed this in our lives. On paper it sounded amazing but the flavours didn’t quite seem to mash together as we originally thought. It felt like a mess that made us a bit confused and the special sauce didn’t help and we are left wondering what we just ate. The fries were also more chip than your french fry, that the menu would have you believe otherwise.
Burger Theory does not like their burgers nude or exposed. Our burgers came fully clothed and I was greeted with this beauty.
All the beef burgers come with their patties cooked medium and if you’re squeamish or prefer your beef well done, you will need to tell them. Seasoning can also be adjusted to your preferences too.
The patty was definitely medium. One bite and it was quite redeeming after the let down of the loaded fries. The soft brioche bun, the slight crisp of the lettuce and soft tomato made way for the star of the show, the patty and truck sauce. Everything mixed well and I enjoyed every bite. All the ingredients tasted very fresh and bite after bite it was evident the #1 was a solid burger. Not great nor bad, but exceptionally solid. Especially when you just want a burger with no frills that is done right.
Mr. Brunswick’s #2 came with bacon, onion confit and blue cheese sauce but was shortly devoured and no longer picture worthy. Robin lets down Batman once again. No matter, Mr. Brunswick concluded his #2 was thumbs up worthy.
Good job, Burger Theory. I will be back to try your Fried Chicken Burger and maybe, just maybe, your loaded kim chi fries.
3 moustaches out of 5