Sunday, May 20, 2012

Burger Lounge, Eltham

Burger Lounge is a bit of a local gem in our area. I would argue that it has the best burgers within a 20 km radius. It features a huge variety from beef, steak, lamb, chicken, fish and vegetarian burgers as well as yummy treats like onion rings, thick herb chips, salads, macaroons and gelati. On a summers night it is almost impossible to get a table and the line for takeaway will be right out the door. It is definitely one of the 'it' places to eat in Eltham.

As well as the funky location and huge variety, it also has health benefits compared to your typical burger joint. It has gluten free and low carb options, uses only sugar free sourdough bread, local Gippsland hormone and chemical free meat, fresh fish and they roast all the vegetables on site.

This was probably our fourth or fifth visit to Burger Lounge. I particularly love the salmon burger with freshly grilled salmon, sweet chilli mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and herb aioli. This visit however, was the morning after a big night so I went for a big greasy beef burger to soak up the beverages from the night before. However, being the foodie I am I had to make it fancy so chose the classic burger with beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, herb aioli, blue cheese and a caramalised pear and fig chutney. I shared a side of thick cut herb chips and onion rings with Craig. The chips were crispy and salty, the burger juicy and tasty- and the perfect combination of blue cheese and pear made it just gourmet enough for a foodie like me, even with a hangover.

Craig enjoyed his Grande burger- beef, crispy smoked bacon, grilled caramalised pineapple, Swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, relish and herb aioli... and also the rest of my burger when I couldn't possibly fit anymore in. He even joked about putting some onion rings in there as well, but there was no way it could possibly fit! The onion rings in particular here are absolutely delicious- so naughty and more-ish.

Our friend, who was trying Burger Lounge for the first time, was also a fan of the BBQ burger with beef, beetroot, tasty cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, relish and aioli... also, with a side of the amazing onion rings.

Burger Lounge is a very casual and hip place to enjoy a burger with friends for lunch or dinner. I definitely recommend it!

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