Sydney's love affair with burgers is in no danger of slowing down. Yet another American-style burger joint has opened in Balmain.
Meet Burgerhood — the new venture from the team behind popular Sydney haunts Grandma's Bar, The Wild Rover and Wilhelmina's, and their first step into the burger business. Located on a familiar Darling Street spot, they've split the space that Wilhelmina's wine bar currently occupies in half. On one side, Wilhelmina's will continue to serve the seasonal share plates and boutique wines that it's known for. On the other, Burgerhood will focus on the ever-popular American fare, complete with potato buns.
The menu features a flagship American-style 'Hood Burger', as well as an intriguing Bloody Mary burger, fries, shakes and two salads. That all sounds fairly standard, but the team are confident they can deliver what they're dubbing "the best burger in Sydney, let alone Balmain". Big call, but they've done their research, feasting for months on burgers from here to Chicago (lucky them). There's also vegan, fish and gluten-free options, plus soda, beer and wine.
To hit the post-burger sweet spot, Pats and Sticks Ice Cream will be on offer, but there's also an enticing alternative. Harping back to those golden Happy Meal days, every dine-in customer will also receive a free soft serve cone that you pour yourself on your way out. For a gold coin donation, you can double it, with the proceeds donated to nearby primary school Nicholson Street Public. Well, if it's for the kids…
Images: Letícia Almeida.