Grill’d reminds me so much of my time in Melbourne, the vibe inside is definitely a little hipster. They were one of the first posh/alternative fast food places to fill that gap at the time with only real competition of Nandos. As a student, it was a real treat compared to Maccas or Hungry Jacks and still is today.
GRASS FED LEAN BEEF WITH CHEESE, MUSTARD & PICKLE
Crisp bread that melts in your mouth, juicy but lean patty and sourness of the pickle go well together. The cheese melted on the patty does add flavour and texture. Great slider.
GRASS FED LEAN BEEF WITH POMEGRANATE & MILD WASABI SLAW
Slaw was fresh and crisp and a sauce pleasant with a light wasabi kick well balanced with the pomegranate flavour which didn’t overpower the essence of the burger. I really like the combo.
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH POMEGRANATE & MILD WASABI SLAW
I would not say that chicken is one of Grill’d’s fortes. The chicken one was my least favourite on my first visit and did not order again as you can see in the photo, breast tends to dry out when grilled specially off the bone. Just as tasty as the beef version but beef is still much better.
These fat chips are among the best from a food franchise. Always crispy on the edges with smooth potato centres. Combined with their herb and Mayo sauce, these are so yummy. This is the regular size, more than enough for two to share! order the snack size if you’re not that hungry specially if you’re having a burger too.
The sliders are a welcome addition to an ageing menu. Although I would still come to grill just because of the nostalgia, confidence of quality every time and the bonus of it being healthier than the norm.
Grill’d is one of the most consistent franchises in terms of execution of the menu and service across NSW and VIC. All the branches that I have been to have varying levels of quality but all still above a very good benchmark. My all time favourite is the Almighty a.k.a The Lot (or I like to remember it as the Mighty Melbourne which I think is its original name).