Strange Wolf is the dark horse of my burger exploits of late.
Although it came highly recommended by a number of sources, the fact I had attempted to dine there twice before I actually did, made me feel as though nothing could possibly live up to the burger that I had fantasized about in my head. In the end, I really didn’t know what to expect.
But I was wrong. It was even better than what I had imagined.
The Wolf Burger arrived first with the bun looking perfectly glazed and seeded.
The cone of sweet potato chips on the side was easily overlooked when the burger looked so mouthwatering.
The patty was cooked to a perfect, pink medium and was so juicy and full of flavour.
The Swiss cheese was melted and plentiful- just how I like it!!
But, it was the wicked combo of the sticky caramelised onions, the tangy mustard and incredibly thick, crunchy slices of pickle that set this burger apart.
The Mongrel Burger arrived with the same perfect looking bun and same deliciously pink patty.
However, if you are after something a little more exciting then this may be the burger for you.
The addition of crispy rashers of Boucher bacon made the overall flavour a lot richer, but it was balanced out really well with slightly spicy jalapeños, which cut through the richness of the other ingredients without overpowering them.
The chips were extremely oily and lacked salt, but they were excellent for mopping up the excess mustard and juices that dripped out of the burgers onto the plate.
While from the outside the venue does look like the sort of underground establishment that Alf Stewart would frequent, once inside it is quite unique. Be brave and walk down the stairs- you won’t regret it!