Royal Stacks, CBD

6/26/2016 , , 0 Comments

Royal Stacks is a new(ish) burger joint in the city located on Collins Street, closer to the Southern Cross end of the CBD.

Like most burger joints, Royal Stacks is a self service where you have to up to the counter to order, and pick up your food when the buzzer goes off. We went relatively early on a Saturday night and there was about a fifteen minute wait for our food. The restaurant itself is quite big, with dark wooden decor lining the seating beyond the counter. In contrast, the front of the joint is made up of large communal tables by the large window and the plant covered wall, and there's a cool neon pink burger sign on the other side.

Given its name as Royal Stacks, the burger names were also all related to royalty in some way, which was really fun to see. There's one vegetarian option amongst all the other burgers, and what's different about Royal Stacks is its desserts - there's a range of frozen custards and 'concrete mixers' - on top of the additional sides, milkshakes and other drinks you can get. Both my friend and I went with the Prince Harry burger ($11), and we also got potato gems and a mac and cheese croquette to share ($3.50 each).

The Prince Harry burger consisted of a beef patty with butter lettuce, American cheddar, Swiss cheese and a horseradish, shallot, gherkin and mayo sauce. Perhaps it was the use of two cheeses together with an already flavoursome patty, but my friend and I both thought the burger was quite salty, and you needed water or a drink to wash it down constantly. It was also quite oily, and would've been good if there was more lettuce to balance it out. However, the brioche bun was very soft and enjoyable, though it did get a little soggy in bits.

The potato gems had a really great crunchy exterior, and was soft on the inside. The mac and cheese croquette however, which was also nice and crunchy on the outside, lacked flavour itself and was quite bland. I had actually initially thought this was a side of just mac and cheese - on the menu, the word croquette is written on the next line, and not looking properly at the menu meant I actually got a bit of a shock when I collected my dish; there was just a small round patty sitting on the tray!

Based on my experiences here, I'd say this is an average burger joint. Nothing really stood out, and although there was a selection of desserts that looked quite interesting, we opted to go elsewhere for something a little lighter after everything we had.

Ambience: 8/10
Service: 7.5/10
Food: 7/10
Price: $$

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