Week 13: 8bit.

Location: 8bit. (Footscray)

Burger: 8bit With Cheese

This was so good, their burgers come in these little box-plate-things and so they don’t drip all over you but they’re really juicy and taste so great and I can’t think of anything clever to say because I just loved this burger.

That said, Royal Stacks still reigns supreme. Sorry 8bit.


Week 12: The B.East

Burger: Classic

Location: The B.East (Brunswick)

This place is the coolest, and even if you’ve never been, you know this because the name is a clever play on it’s location in Brunswick East. Get it? Cool, right?

The chips here are really good, and like all good burger restaurants, they also sell beer and milkshakes.

This is sounding dangerously close to a serious review, so I’m gonna leave it there.

And at risk of sounding too positive – this was not as good as Royal Stacks (but seriously, good luck with that one…).


Week 11: New York Minute

Burger: New York

Location: New York Minute (Brunswick)

The guy behind the counter warned me this burger was too big for me.

Sure you’re hungry? He said, Two patties…

Pfft, I thought. You think BurGirl can’t eat two patties?

BurGirl can’t eat two patties. It was massive. But it was good. Also I had two milkshakes today, so it was a pretty great day. One was free and the other tasted like choc-ripple cake.



Week Ten: Hungry Jacks

Burger: Tender Crisp Classic

Location: Hungry Jacks (Melbourne Central)

I feel deep shame at this post… I really, honestly didn’t have the time to go anywhere else this week, which is great for my health I guess but who cares about that old thing. I had so little time, in fact, that I ate this burger on a tram on my way to meet friends after being stuck on a train for 2 hours, going to a place where I probably could have bought a much better burger but I was stressed and didn’t know time the kitchen closed and I was running late so I opted for train station burger convenience and really it was all a bit miserable and the shame is just mounting. I couldn’t even finish it, there was too much mayo and a huge chunk of lettuce that was so gross it literally pierced the top of my bun and it was just a really bad day and I hope you forgive me.

Seriously, who have I become? Can I even call myself BurGirl anymore?


Week Nine: Mr Burger

Burger: Mr Burger

Location: Mr Burger (Brunswick)

I got a Mr Burger burger from Mr Burger. It’s almost as though they want you to know they sell burgers. And are men, for some reason.

This burger was pretty good. The Mr Burger burger is the plainest of the lot, which is strange considering it shares it’s name with the company (in case I really haven’t made that clear). It was small too, but then again, perhaps they’re not designed to fill the stomach of someone who’s eaten nothing more than a block of chocolate and a glass of water all day.

Who knows, really?

‘Burger’ word count: 9


Week Eight: McDonalds

Burger: Chicken and Cheese Burger

Location: McDonalds (Brunswick)

Not only am I reviewing a restaurant that arguably shouldn’t be included on a blog dedicated to reviewing quality burgers, I am reviewing a burger which is literally just chicken, a slice of cheese and mayo. And I love it. So much.


Week Six: Trolli

Burger: Trolli Burger

Location: Home

I was busy this week, and yet I took time out of my busy schedule to get my hands on a Trolli Burger.

For those of you to don’t know, a Trolli burger isn’t exactly your traditional burger. It’s edgy, playing with flavours you’d not normally expect in a burger. Like sugar, and not much else.

I always love how these come in three distinct pieces – top bun, miscellaneous filler, bottom bun – and yet it all just tastes like childhood.

Or maybe that’s sugar I’m thinking of, again…

Anyway, it was fun. And it totally counts.


Week Five: The Burger Company

Burger: Simply Classic

Location: The Burger Company (Ballarat)

This burger was pretty great.

And pretty big.

And pretty messy.

Apart from the sauce going everywhere and me looking like a three-year old who doesn’t yet have the coordination to tell the difference between her mouth, nose and chin, it was good. Also, the chips went really well with the Oreo milkshake, so that really upped the mood. Just don’t eat this burger around swans… definitely no anecdote there, just saying.

It’s hard to follow up Royal Stacks, it really is.


Week four: Royal Stacks

Burger: Double Stack

Location: Royal Stacks (Brunswick) 

Im going to start with a quote from my friend, or to be more accurate, a dictation of her burger-eating experience (which I can recall with great accuracy):

“Mmhmmmm. Oh wow. Yeah. I love how the sauce flavours all go together and are just… mmm. I like this burger. Wow. Thank you so much for taking me to royal stacks and suggesting burgers for dinner and just being such a great friend who is always there for me and runs a really good burger-review blog. Everyone should read it really, you’re such a saint!”

Wow, such kind words! True too. I like this burger too, friend. Spot on with those mmm’s – maybe you should be running this blog? Haha. Yeah, right. People come here for the voice of reason, the words of a professional. Someone who really knows what they’re talking about! So all I have to say is: Mmhmmmm. Oh wow. Yeah. I love how the sauce flavours all go together and are just… mmm. I like this burger. Wow. 

Seriously, I love Royal Stacks. 


Week three: Grill’d

Burger: Crispy Bacon and Cheese burger on a panini bun

Location: Grill’d (Carlton)

My burger was late, so I had to eat it after my friends had almost finished, but aside from that the experience was enjoyable. Actually, the stools were a bit small. But aside from that. Enjoyable. 

Side note: Every time I eat Grill’d, I finish the bottom bun way before I finish the top bun. Am I doing something wrong? They should fix that. 

I’m intimidated to score such a large company. 


Week two: The Cornish Arms 

Burger: Chicken burger

Location: The Cornish Arms (Brunswick)

Second week, and not a beef patty in sight. Questioning my burger-reviewing qualifications yet?  I would be. If that were a thing. But hey, I’m a free spirit and I love myself a chicken burger every now and then. I’m sure you all can relate somehow. Besides, I make the rules here. 

This burger was nice. The chicken was actually really nice, if not a bit spicy for my delicate tongue. Maybe it was just burnt now I think of it… more BBQ spicy than exotic, flavours-of-the-world spicy. Still, I enjoyed it. I don’t remember much else, just the nice, burnt chicken. 

That’s enough, right?