REVIEW: BENNY BURGER, MELBOURNE
As it turns out, the man behind one of Melbourne’s top fine dining destinations also knows his burgers thanks to the man behind the man: his father. It’s the fond childhood memories that Chef Shannon Bennett has of his father’s home-cooked BBQ burgers that inspired him to revisit the tradition with his own family down the track and also culminated in the opening of Benny Burger in Richmond and CBD. But unlike most of the other fast food burger joints that spring to mind, Benny Burger prides itself on using fresh, organic and sustainable produce in the creation of their burgers. The results? Delicious with absolutely no compromise on taste, and still delivered in a fast, timely manner. Now that’s a fast food option that I can can get on board with! And vegetarians need not miss out; The Yoga Burger wowed my taste buds bite after bite thanks to the highly addictive firecracker mayo that teamed wonderfully with the beetroot & chickpea pattie, local cheddar, coleslaw, beetroot relish, pickled onion and pickles.
430 Little Collins St,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.
Disclosure: I dined as a guest of Benny Burgers. All opinions expressed in this post are based entirely on my experience and observations made during the time of my visit.