As you know, we run around like Pac-Man finding you the best burger bytes in the city. As such, we recently found ourselves waka-ing up into the Lambton Square Eatery. As a staple lunch spot for many CBD busy bees, it's usually a site of routine, with lines of people ordering exactly what they did yesterday. Well that was until the new kid on the block, Arcade Burger, changed up the game.
As the only non-chain joint in the eatery, it stands out with its friendly vibes and chuckle-inducing ghost burger logo. The menu is simple, composed of six burgers ($12-13), and four sides ($5-6). This means you can change up that daily routine, without stressing to make a decision each time.
Each burger is a very different creation, suiting a great range of palates and dietary needs. Amongst the standouts is the Ghost Burger, a sizeable piece of beer battered fish with celeriac remoulade, herb mayo and roquette all sandwiched within squid-ink black buns. Fried chicken fans are also sorted with the Tekken Chicken, a crispy and flavoursome strip of free-range buttermilk chicken with red cabbage, smoked pickle aioli and marinated jalapeños. Vegans will love the Street Fighter, a crispy cajun chickpea patty with roquette, tomato, jalapeno hummus and pickled red onion all in gluten-free buns.
All of these burgers pair nicely with their well seasoned sides, which include house-cut fries, squid and buttermilk chicken. So, if you're heading there with a mate, make the most of it and grab a side to share. They are kindly generous with portions, meaning you get the bang for your lunch buck.
Arcade Burger also supports a proud network of local suppliers. This means even the most conscious consumers can also relax on their lunch break. Any guilt associated with having a burger for lunch will disappear, as the ingredients are fresh, local, and taste so good.