The Burger Bistro, Leederville
My boyfriend and I had once set up this challenge many years ago – to find the best burgers in Perth. We set ourselves on a task to try every burger joint in town, but eventually gave up, as life got in the way. We still keep this challenge in the back of our minds before every burger that we eat though. We were looking for a place to eat down the Leederville strip of Oxford Street, checked out almost every menu at every restaurant, and finally decided on The Burger Bistro. We had heard that The Burger Bistro was pretty good, and as my boyfriend had previous worked at Grill’d for a few years, he too had also heard a thing or two about The Burger Bistro being good.
The Burger Bistro is proudly West Australian, using Certified Australia Angus Beef (CAAB) and Mt Barker free range chicken in their patties. Their Leederville store is their second store in WA, with their first store on Shafto Lane in the CBD. We had a quick browse through their menu, and ordered at the front counter. We couldn’t help but compare the different burger combinations with Grill’d. Most of them were similar, but we wanted something different.
We ordered the thick cut chips to share (medium size was $8 with two dipping sauces), which came out first. The chips were good but not as good as the famous herbed chips from Grill’d. The chips were hot, crunchy and delicious. The price of the chips were a bit on the expensive side, but you do get quite a bit (much better than the tiny cup serving of chips you get at Grill’d).
Our burgers came out about five minutes later. I ordered the Gourmet New Yorker ($16.50), which had CAAB Angus beef, balsamic caramelised red onions, sharp vintage aged cheddar, dill pickles and salad leaves. The burger came out with all the juices coming out of it, so we were expecting some finger licking goodness to come out of this burger. And indeed it was really delicious. My boyfriend said that the patty was much better than the one at Grill’d. The burger was mighty juicy, and the caramelised red onion was sweet and so delicious. The pickles and cheese were just spilling out of the burger with every bite I took. The burger had so much flavour from the pickles. It was mouthwateringly good.
My boyfriend ordered the Rose and Thyme ($14.50), which had Mt Barker free range chicken breast marinated in lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and came with salad and garlic mayo. My boyfriend loved it. The chicken was cooked perfectly – not of the dry and chewy variety. It was juicy and tender from the marination of lemon juice, rosemary and thyme. There was a decent amount of meat in there, too. The burger had a simple taste to it, but it was not over-the-top. It was just right.
The Burger Bistro has other options other than the usual meat burgers. They have vegetarian options, as well as a no-carb option which replaces the bun for a large salad and a choice of cheese, for the same price of the burger. Now that I think about it, I wouldn’t mind having this the next time I come back.
The Burger Bistro keeps everything simple. Their burgers are more on the pricey side, but they use unique ingredients in their burgers. They might not be as ‘cool’ as Grill’d or Jus Burgers just around the corner, but if you’re after a simple meal without the glitz and glamour, then The Burger Bistro has it all.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Address: 147 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007
- Open for lunch Monday to Thursday from 11:30am utntil 3pm, and for dinner from 5pm until 10pm, Friday all day from 11:30am until 10:30pm, and Sundays from 11:30pm until 10pm.
- Their first store is located at Shafto Lane in the CBD, and their third store is located at 181 Adelaide Terrace in the CBD.
- The Burger Bistro has recently opened up their pop up store, called BB, a pop up in Mount Lawley. Their menu sounds amazing and they use brioche buns – yum!
- You can view The Burger Bistro’s menu on their website.