We build great burgers. So says the motto of Burger Foundry. My very first visit was a long time ago at St Morris, before the change in management and chef. They have since had a face lift followed by a new location on Magill Road and now, the opening of their Torrensville branch. We were fortunate enough to be invited to this new cosy location. The interior was a delight to walk into with contemporary wooden walls, communal tables in the middle and smaller dining tables on the side.
The Chef having a bit of fun with us
Burger Foundry is part of the Taste of Orient group founded by Mr. Johnny Yung who has set up a series of restaurants including Ginza Miyako, Ginza Japanese, Indochina, Golden Dragon Palace Seafood Restaurant, Wunderbar in China and Taste of the Orient in Hong Kong. He envisions expanding Burger Foundry and taking this South Australian established name international with sights on Asia. We wish him all the best.
Tater Tots, Onion Rings and Hand Cut Chips
To kick off the night we were given some sides to share while we wait for our choice of burger to be made. They pride themselves on making these fresh and not buying in frozen products ready to fry. The Hand Cut Chips are made with 100% Australian potatoes seasoned with Foundry ground sea salt and spices. A good start, chips are always a comfort.
We were told the story with the onion rings, they only use a set size of onion rings so there’s a guy in the kitchen cutting onions to pick out these 2 or 3 rings per onion of the right size. The onion rings are the crumbed with the crumb pressed in by hand to give that compact crunchy flavour. Rest assured, the rest of the onion is not wasted, they are used in other condiments and toppings. The onion rings were in fact very crunchy and I liked the crumbed coating very much though I would’ve liked more seasoning.
Mozzarella & Bacon Tater Tots
Burger Foundry also make their Mozzarella and Bacon Tater Tots in house giving it a different shape and texture to the frozen ones. They appear more on the side of croquettes with soft mashed potato in the centre filled with bacon bits and stringy mozzarella cheese. Fried to a perfect golden brown, it was crispy on the outside. I should also mention that they make their own tomato sauce and chipotle tomato sauce. The chipotle tomato sauce is a must try.
This was marked as two chillies but don’t worry, it’s not that spicy. The chicken thigh fillet was juicy and well seasoned. The whole burger is actually quite refreshing with fresh bursts of lettuce, tomato and mango. The ingredients do complement each other well.
Avocado and Brie
Avocado and Brie – Grilled Chicken Thigh Fillet with Creamy Avocado Slices, Cucumber, Tomato, Brie Cheese, Aioli and Mesclun Greens
Once again, juicy chicken thigh fillet that was well seasoned. Avocado and brie would always go well with a chicken burger so it was the right choice here. Mr. Foodie said he would’ve liked the brie to be a bit more melted and gooey but overall a decent burger.
Blue Steel – Grilled Beef Patty with Roasted Walnuts, Sweet Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, Aioli and Rocket
This was our neighbour’s order and by the looks of Instagram that night, a popular choice. Blue cheese and beef with sweet caramelized onions sounds like a winning combination. Her beef patty however was rather dry and overcooked.
Rocky Road Milkshake
We noticed milkshakes on the menu and couldn’t pass up on it especially when it says things like Berries Dream, Death by Chocolate, Tim Tam and more. Our neighbour ordered the Tim Tam Shake which I swear they blended Tim Tams into, it was amazing. Mr. Foodie had a Rocky Road Shake which was chocolaty with a tangy berry like taste. We were unsure if it got mixed up with Berries Dream but a great shake anyway. I found the obvious choice on the menu – Peanut Butter Crunch. Peanut butter through and through with hints of saltiness, I love the whole salty sweet taste. Their milkshakes are definitely worth ordering. I think that was the consensus with our fellow diners too.
Peanut Butter Crunch Milkshake
It was a lovely night to enjoy some food with good company, despite having downed burgers and fried stuff, we didn’t leave feeling sickly. While both stores share the same menu, they also each have specialty items from time to time so keep an eye on their website or Facebook Page!
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited to Burger Foundry as guests. Food and drinks were provided at no cost but all opinions are genuine and our own.