I love a good burger. They just make me happy y’know? So with fellow burger lovers, we headed to GoodTime Burgers (500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction) because we’d heard about their famed Juicy Lucy burger. Located in The Eastern Hotel, GoodTime Burgers can also be accessed through Westfield Bondi Junction on Level 3 near Woolies. Now as Shan would say, IT’S TIME FOR A FAMILY PORTRAIT!
The place has a cool retro vibe with red and white striped diner booths, giant tvs and a pool table. I’m not sure if it’s any different at dinner but at lunch we ordered and paid at the bar which also had a pretty nice selection of beers on tap 😀
The Double Trouble ($15) is a winner, the double Wagyu beef patties are ridiculously juicy and I swoon at the melty layers of cheddar cheese. The creamy aioli and tangy tomato chutney are a happily married couple that parties hard with my tastebuds and the tomato and lettuce provide a bit of relief from the richness.
A bucket of Spiced Smoked Chicken Wings ($10) is tasty enough with tender innards but we’d been hoping it would be smothered in hot sauce and maybe accompanied with ranch dressing but nay, so the wings are a bit on the dry side.
The BBQ Pork Ribs ($26/half rack) arrives in all it’s saucy glory with meat so tender beneath our pointy sharp carnivorous teeth. I loved the sweet, burnished glaze on the ribs but my heart was stolen by the fat golden chips (hand cut and twice cooked the menu exclaims) which had the perfect crunch to fluffy insides ratio.
And the burger we had travelled across Sydney for: The Juicy Lucy ($15)! It sure looks innocent enough from the outside but a Juicy Lucy is known for the cheese being stuffed inside the patty so when the patty is grilled the cheese is all molten and glorious!
Ok not the prettiest sight but LOOK AT THE CHEESY OOZE! We were cutting the burger so we could all get a taste and WHOOSH gooey mozzarella and cheddar cheese just oozed out! Incredible? Yes! The buns were fluffy but sturdy enough to hold up to the juicy patty and inevitable river of cheese. This burger is one for all the cheese lovers out there!
Just in case we didn’t get our daily calcium requirement we also ordered the Mac and Cheese ($6). A layer of golden, buttery breadcrumbs blanketed the mac and cheese which was cheesy but just a tad on the floury side.
We were much too full to try the desserts, the Dark Chocolate Tart, Salted Caramel Flan and Baked NY Cheesecake are all only $6 but if you’re up for it there’s also the GoodTime Challenge- The Juggernaut Burger has 5 beef patties with pickles, onions, cheese, lettuce and tomato and weighs just over 1kg! You gotta finish this crazy beast in under 8mins to score a tshirt and your photo on the wall of fame haha anywhos GoodTime Burgers is def a winner!
24 August 2014