About three weeks ago, my friend Martin tweeted me a link, suggesting it was something I might like to do. I clicked on the link and thought, huh, someone’s trying to find a good burger in Sydney? Sure I’ll bid for the task! 🙂 Well, lo and behold, ’twas Martin who put me onto the Airtasker burger run and to thank him, I took him out to have the most prestigious burger in all of Sydney, the Rockpool Bar & Grill wagyu burger.
Rockpool’s burger is a funny one. It creates some cultural unease in me. It’s not that it’s a bad burger – the problem is, it’s a damn good burger – but at $24 a pop? The stingy Chinese person in me cringes as place my order and try not to think about how many packs of indomie I could have for $24 (35.29 packs, if you’re wondering).
The brioche buns are perfectly soft and spongy, the thick patty is exquisite and a perfect medium rare. The onion relish is sweet, and the zucchini, which I still find a little odd, they all come together in perfect gastronomous harmony. But still, it’s $24 for the burger and $12 for hand cut chips (or shoe string fries). With a 1L bottle of still water at $9.50, this meal comes in at $45.50!
To (sort of) quote John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, “God damn it’s a pretty f**king good (burger). I don’t know if it’s worth (twenty-four) dollars but it’s pretty f**king good.”
And yes, in case you’re wondering, I did wear my Airtasker t-shirt, even in Rockpool.
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Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
(02) 8078 1900