If I was searching for the tallest burger in Sydney, this monstrosity from The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst would have won hands down. I mean, just look at it. Look. At. It. The beef patty on its own is already like, I don’t know for sure but I’m going to say it’s 200-250 grams worth of beef there, and then they top it with the two hugest onion rings to have ever graced this planet. Puts them HJ’s onion rings (which I love) to shame.
But, as luck would have it, I’m not actually searching for the tallest burger in Sydney.
I’m searching for the best. And still am.
There were a couple of fundamental flaws with this burger. Well, aside from the fact that I like a burger that I can actually get my mouth around, but that was resolved with a quick removal of the onion rings. See? Normal looking burger:
So the first flaw, and one which I think it more or less unforgivable, is that… there is no cheese in the burger. You read right, no cheese. No cheese no love!
Secondly, the patty was honestly far too thick. And I know there are fans of big, thick, heavy patties out there, but I for one would prefer a thinner patty – still juicy, but something that complements the rest of the burger, not a beef flavour punch that bullies all other flavours into oblivion.
While they got a bunch of other stuff right, like the bun was soft and perfect, and the sides of potato and sweet potato wedges rocked, I just couldn’t really get past the lack of cheese.
And the onion rings? They were great! But I’m not sure why they come in the burger. Are you supposed to have them with? And if so, how do you physically do that?
The search continues.
The Local Taphouse
122 Flinders St
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
(02) 9360 0088