Christmas Day was a family day at my place as everyone gathered together for a family BBQ. I love these events as I get to see my relatives who I haven't seen in a while. We all chatter loudly, play board games and eat so much food that our stomachs nearly burst. As we get older and as the commitments add on, the time spent with one another gets less and less. I'm ever thankful for these moments spent with loved ones and it's one of my favourite times of the year. Yeps, I'm in need of a new Christmas tree.
The next day was Boxing Day and that meant one thing, shopping! My best friend and I joined the masses and went to the city for a day of shopping. It was so crowded to the point of being squished but being a person who likes crowded places, I actually didn't mind it. Unfortunately, there were queues for most shops and the sales were rather disappointing. As previously mentioned, the city is like home to me and working away from the city is challenging. I don't get to meet my friends as often and I really miss the good food that is readily available at nearly every corner. I do hope that this year 2015 will bring some positive changes and my goals and aspirations will be met. Hopefully this year will be a great year for you all too!
Lunch was at Burger Project by Neil Perry, the latest addition to the Rockpool Restaurant Group. This fast food restaurant strives on offering affordable and high quality gourmet burgers at reasonable prices to cater for the masses. Located within the World Square Shopping Centre, the eatery occupies a huge space near Din Tai Fung.
We were expecting a queue but nope, no queue. That was surprising as we've been told there are always queues during peak times as customers want to get a taste of these gourmet burgers. So off we went and ordered our meals at the counter. You place your order, grab a buzzer and then take a seat. Once it's ready, the buzzer will beep and your food is ready.
The open kitchen allows you to view the action that is happening behind the scenes.
Self-serve cutlery, tissues and sauces.
The inside is modern, fresh and clean, offering a casual dining atmosphere.
The menu is diverse, offering a number of different options, even for those who do not eat beef. Though, their speciality are the beef burgers made with 36 month Cape Grim grass fed chuck, made fresh in house. They also have fried chicken and shakes! These appeared to be a popular item ordered by many but we restrained ourselves and decided to go with the fries.
I had the 'American Cheese Burger ($8.90)' filled with beef patty, cheese, onion, pickles, secret sauce and rose mayonnaise, encased in a grease proof paper bag. I was expecting some lettuce but I read the menu wrongly. The bun was soft and fluffy, going well together with the juicy patty. I couldn't taste the rose in the mayonnaise and didn't notice that it was in there till I re-read the menu. While some others have noted that the rose flavouring was rather strong. With the sauce, it was a delicious burger that had volume to it unlike those burgers that are advertised as looking big but then when you go to order it, it turns out to be much smaller than expected.
'Chips with Salt ($4.90)', though ordinary, was crunchy and crispy. It wasn't laden with oil and these were very addictive. Couldn't stop at 1.
I'm a big fan of iced tea so the must order drink was the 'House Made Iced Tea ($3.50)'. Though, I don't recall it tasting any different to regular iced tea.
I really enjoyed the burgers and fries here. At these prices, it's really a steal considering you are getting above-standard burgers at minimal prices. Do give it a try and I know I'll be back for more.
World Square Shopping Centre
Shop 1106, 644 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone no: NA
7 Days a Week
11:00am - 9:00pm