Burgled – 287 Huntingdale Rd Oakleigh – VIC

Posted: February 10, 2015 in Burger Hunt
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Quite a few people had told me that I needed to get down to Burgled and sample their burger offerings, I’m just annoyed that I didn’t act on this information sooner. Located not far from Huntingdale station – admittedly not the most picturesque of locations – Burgled is actually a couple of stops from my work. This may not work out well for my expanding waistline. I’m calling it a sympathy pregnancy belly (it’s a thing)… Wont be able to get away with that in 5 weeks though. Hmm, Burger and baby adventures?? Good excuse… Anyway, I digress… Burgled offers unpretentious, quality burgers in the south east – a diamond in the rough.

Damo was along for the ride on this one on a warm Saturday afternoon, thankfully it was early as the place was filling up fast.  We both ordered the same meals, starting with the Salted caramel milkshakes (How on trend can you get?) – actually on a side note, a very deep discussion was had at work the other day about the salted caramel epidemic. Is it possible to get normal caramel these days? What’s next salted caramello Koala?? What has this world come to? Regardless of all of that, I loved the salted caramel milkshake and I am more than happy to jump on board with this food trend. Ok, so let’s move on. We also ordered a large chips and onion rings to share – Both OK to good.

Our burgers where the Gettysburger (Each burger option is based on a country – this one was the USA option for those of you who aren’t students of history…), we got them as doubles and added bacon. The Gettysburger comes with lettuce, tomato, caramelised onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup and aioli and cheese. On arrival we were glad we opted for the extra patty, I think it might be a bit small otherwise. Damo suggested we guess the rating before the first bite and he suggested a 7.5 – quite high off the bat, but they sure did look good. I concurred and proceed to test our hypothesis.

First things first – I’ll tell you what I really liked about Burgled, the fact that they didn’t serve the burger in a super sweet Brioche bun! The bun here is a soft white burger bun, fresh, savoury, not sweet at all. A really nice change and exactly the right bun for this style of burger. Don’t get me wrong – a good brioche bun can work wonders, but it has to be the right burger style, and it has to be fresh, otherwise it gets too cakey. Anyway, let get back to this burger shall we – The meat patties here seem like a mostly chuck construction – giving a traditional flavour profile. Cooked all the way through, they were still juicy thanks to the higher fat content. Seasoned well and lightly worked, they maintained tenderness and with the addition of some light herbs, the patty’s tasted beefy and delicious. The cheese was an American style cheddar melted nicely and oozing all over the place -helped to keep the patties from drying out. I really loved the pickles in this burger, with the mustard they added a nice sharpness that cut through the fattiness – a must in this style of burger. The caramelised onions were diced and added a really nice savoury/sweet background. Whilst Damo thought the bacon was too salty in this burger I’d have to disagree, I quite liked mine. Finally, the salad elements – standard, but of course worked to freshen up the burger. This is a place I know I’ll go back to. It’s quality from start to finish, and the burgers taste like you expect a good burger to taste. I’d give Burgled an 8.

 

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Comments
  1. john sarandakis says:

    Thanks guys for the review
    appreciate the feedback
    next time you drop in please say hello

    cheers burgled crew

  2. Katie Phillips says:

    I have to say we have been back since then with excellent results! Chris and I didn’t get to go the first time and Andrew wanted us to try it out. Great service, amazing burger (I essentially just got a double bacon cheeseburger which isn’t specifically on the menu but they didn’t seem to mind as I’m super pregnant), yummy Bounty milkshake, and very reasonable prices. Well done again Burgled 🙂 – Katie

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