The Kick-ass Burger at Gloria Swanstons Kitchen in Melbourne’s CBD is aptly
name. It bloody kicked ass!
This is one of the few burgers I have had that I pretty much have no complaints
about at all. Everything was executed exactly as it should have been in a genuine
American burger, which made for a delicious feed.
When it first came out, the burger looked quite small compared to the incredibly
huge pile of chips alongside it. Normally I am not a fan of crinkle cut chips, but
these were like little crinkly piles of salty gold that I couldn’t resist.
The shiny seeded bun and juicy meat patty thickness ratio was spot on. Meaty
enough that it was the hero of the burger, but a sturdy enough bun that
everything held together perfectly. There was not a hint of gristle in sight, which
is always high on my priority list.
The bacon was charred and dripping with double American cheese, which added
a nice smokiness to the overall flavour.
With all that richness from the cheese and meats, the tangy pickles, onion and
fresh tomato and lettuce was a must-have addition to the burger to balance the
The nondescript pink creamy mayo was a classic American addition, which kept
the burger nice and juicy.
My advice would be, get to Gloria Swanstons while the weather is good, sit out on
the deck, grab a tasty burger (half price on Tuesdays) and watch the world go by.
You will not be disappointed!
243 Swanston Street,