A quest for a properly thick thickshake by N landed me at Burger Project, making it also a good time to try their burgers. The space at Burger Project is quite casual, much like a fancier version of McDonald’s — your food still comes on a tray and in disposable containers. We come in around 12pm to lots of empty tables, and by 12:30pm the place is bursting with people on their lunch break — navigating to and from your table in the cramped space.
On D’s recommendation (his has a knack of choosing the tasty options on food menus!), I order the Cheese and Bacon Burger ($10.90). It’s filled with 36 month grass fed beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, tomato, lettuce and ‘secret’ sauce. Minus the raw onion that I forgot to leave out of my order, this is one tasty burger. The beef patty is the definite star, being juicy and fall-apart tender. The bacon was deliciously fatty! The lettuce was crisp and fresh (and not shredded so as to fall everywhere upon eating). I even enjoyed the pickles, which I never do — they were like lightly sour cucumber.
I briefly contemplated ordering my burger in a bowl, thinking the bun would be too much. The bun to innards ratio, however, was just right: just enough to soak up the juices and hold everything together without being bready.
As for my drink, this is the Passion Pop Soda ($4.50). It tastes just like a fizzy Frosty Fruit! So, tropical and delicious. My one complaint? Their straws! They’re made of cardboard and just feel wrong in the mouth.
While burgers are an occasional food for N and me, we’d likely come back just for thickshakes and chips.
Burger Project is located at 1 World Square, 644 George St, Sydney NSW 2000.