On a trip to the museum with the kids recently we stopped by the much hyped Huxtaburger for lunch. Yes, I'm one of those a-tad-cynical-about-hype sorta person, but let me say right now we all loved the burgers and I was most impressed by the service we got.
The initial plan was for Hubby to drop me off out front and go grab the burgers to go. However, after ordering, the lovely girl at the counter was most enthusiastic and accommodating to get us some seating, despite being told that I will be bringing along Hubby, 2 kids and another in a stroller. So I ran back to our car parked round the corner and brought the gang back as our order was being prepared. Unfortunately the spot she had for us had been taken by another party while she was tending the till, but she made sure we got the next available table out front before she went back to serve more customers. I have to say that was above and beyond what I expected from a "burger joint".
And the meal we got was pretty fabulous. The house burger is of course the Huxtaburger, which gives you beef pattie, mustard, mayo, tomato sauce, tomato, cheese, lettuce and pickles served in a sesame covered brioche bun ($8). I ordered the Bills, which is the Huxtaburger with added bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot ($10). I am so going to turn into a fatty because I loved, loved, loved this! Brioche as burger bun is quite the trend these days (we had sliders with the same idea at Taste of Melbourne last year), but this is a change I fully embrace! The slightly sweet, buttery bun worked really well with the moist and juicy beef pattie. Why did I never think of this before?
Hubby attacked his Theo ($11) before I got a decent picture of it. This is the Huxtaburger with bacon, double pattie, double cheese and BBQ sauce. Do I even need to tell you whether he liked it or not?
The kids had a Rudy ($5) each which is essentially a mini burger. Went down a treat.
The burgers are served with no frills on old fashioned metal plates, which seemed totally fitting as the burgers are the kings here. Glass bottled soft drinks and cold beer round out the meal nicely. Crinkle cut chips are served in paper cups asking for you to chomp! chomp! chomp! on them in 2 sizes. We had the bigger serves, at $3 each. Bubs loved these; okay we did too!
Sitting in proximity to Josie Bones and Monsieur Truffe, Huxtaburger brings another dimension to the increasing number of eateries on Smith St. I really did enjoy this meal, and I can't imagine ever eating an average burger that does not come in a brioche bun ever again. Considering the quality and freshness of the burgers, the prices are quite reasonable, since you'd be expecting to pay $6-$8 nowadays for the dried out premade burgers sold at most take-aways anyway. Dare I say I like this even better than those at Andrews Hamburgers? Gasp!
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