Sitting perched on a bar stool in Chur Burger’s graffiti-walled interior, a nostalgic look crosses my face as I glance over to where a table for two once sat near a window. There, I had celebrated my first wedding anniversary with a dinner at Warren Turnbull’s Assiette, which went a little something like this:
It’s 12:30pm on a Thursday and the crowds are pumping, as are the tunes. Although you order and pay upfront before being handed a numbered stand, a helpful staff member will direct you to available seats. It’s burgers, fries and shakes here but make sure you check out the specials board next to the cashier for gems like ‘Charred corn with chipotle mayo’. The mayo is tangy, addictive and perfect for dipping chips into.
So brioche buns may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I love their slight sweetness sandwiching the juicy umaminess of burger patties and melty cheese. The buns here are shiny and adorned with sesame seeds. Add tomato jam, rich mustard mayo and tangy gherkins (a generous amount AND sliced lengthways!) and you’ve got a winning combination of flavours. The chips are crisp and dusted with chilli salt, and I notice the ladies next to us have ordered some of the mayo for dipping. Monsieur Poisson and I are defeated by the serving size but that probably had something to do with this being a second lunch for me that day! Coz that’s what you do when the Mini-human is with Grandma-care and you steal a lunch date with the Husband, right?
Chur Burger, Surry Hills
48 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW
Tel: (02) 9212 3602
Opening Hours: Mon 11:30am-5pm