It was a weeknight and a somewhat impromptu visit to Burger Republic on King William Road. We had just been to Chuck Wagon the week before, somehow it set Mr .Foodie off on a burger hunting trail and my T-Rex cannot be stopped! The place was buzzing even for a week night with plenty of customers both dining in and getting takeaway. I think we’re in for a treat.
Burger Republic is licensed and have a great selection of craft beers including the likes of Vale Ale, Prancing Pony, Beez Neez and Hills Cider. You can also get refreshing cocktails and spiked milkshakes at a reasonable price. We were first introduced to spiked milkshakes at Jack Ruby and loved it but tonight beer took the crown of choice. Burger and beer is after all the perfect combination. As for me, I had a Wild Organic soft drink. They also sell Jarittos Mexican pop.
Help yourself to cucumber or orange infused water
We both love onion rings and I would choose it over chips any day so we ordered Onion Ringsserved with blue cheese dressing – $9. The onion rings were crispy, well seasoned and didn’t taste greasy. We spotted one with a line of batter through the ring….. Ghostbusters! It so happened Mr. Foodie was wearing his Ghostbusters top, a birthday gift following his Ghostbusters themed 30th.
We both ordered the Classic Cheeseburger – house sauce, beef, cheddar cheese, shaved dill pickles, American mustard, ketchup $10 with added bacon ($1.50). Moment of truth – the burgers were juicy, cooked perfectly to medium and absolutely delicious. The shiny bun was soft and fresh, beef patty tender and flavoursome with a good balance of mustard and ketchup. I was told their meat is ethically sourced and free range, their buns are made locally and other ingredients also sourced from local markets.
I will definitely be coming back again to try their other burgers. Sweet Thang was another one that caught my eye and needless to say the big burger Gaucho caught Mr. Foodie’s eye. Do remember to check the blackboard for specials that change from time to time!