You can do as the menu instructs and ‘Keep It Simple Stupid,’ by ordering a K.I.S.S burger, which is pretty much your standard cheeseburger- but a bloody good one. While the damper bun didn’t sound overly appealing, it was actually very tasty, soft yet strong enough to be a good base for the burger.
I added some of the Merrywell “special sauce” to the burger, which may just about rank as the best decision of my life. A mayo with a bit of bite to it, it really complimented the tangy mustard and helped all the flavours work well together.
The Red Eye burger sounded good in theory, but was not so great in practise.
The spicy sauce had a very odd flavour to it, which sort of overpowered the entire burger. The crunchy jalapeños were the only saving grace, but the rest of the burger was a real mystery, completely masked by the sauce.
The BBQ burger is a fantastic alternative if beef isn’t really your thing. The pulled pork patty was tender and had a subtle smoky, Oriental flavour to it.
The cole slaw and BBQ sauce work surprisingly well together, balancing creaminess and smokiness perfectly.
The loaded fries are a great accompaniment to any of the burgers, smoky little bacon bits, melted cheese and sour cream for dipping. Let’s face it- chips are awesome, melted cheese always makes things incredible and bacon… well… need I say more?
It is important to remember that the burger menu is only available in the more casual downstairs setting.
If it is a nice night, you should definitely grab one of the tall tables and stools in the enclosed outdoor area.
There is quite a selection of beer and cider on tap and with plenty of taxis lined up outside Crown there is no need to go without.
While the atmosphere and décor may slightly outweigh the quality of the burgers, it is still worth a visit.
8 Whiteman St
Southbank VIC 3006