The new(ish) Ozzy Burgers on Bridge Road in Richmond has been on my mind for some time.
Given that I pass through that area quite a lot, I have been wanting to try their burgers for awhile, despite the fact the outfit looked like an eighties fish n’ chip shop.
We ordered the cheeseburgers (and I added an extra of pickles and beetroot to mine).
The buns were inoffensive enough. Plain white and seeded with a nice char on the inside, they were not dissimilar to what I would expect to find at a large chain burger joint.
The patty was a real shame. Advertised as 100 per cent Australian beef, the patty was unfortunately far too thin to appreciate whether it was good quality or not. The texture was pleasant, but in terms of flavour it is very hard to say.
The cheese was fairly creamy for a cheddar and was the dominant flavour in the burger. The spicy mayo was certainly not at all spicy and probably enhanced the creaminess.
The salad was disappointing. I had an entire iceberg lettuce heart in my burger, which was too large and hard to bite through. The pickles and beetroot were cut very thickly, and while I am a fan of both, the entire burger just seemed to lack any finesse or care.
The presentation was sloppy and unfortunately the flavours were not good enough to make up for it. It wasn’t horrible, but with so many options of burgers in the area, there is no way I will be going back.
The only saving graces were the friendly staff and the delicious steak fries (which were actually thick cut chips), which were some of the best I have ever had. Golden and crunchy with lashings of steak salt, they are the only thing that would make me return.
76 Bridge Rd
Richmond, VIC 3121