Monday, 10 March 2014

Batch Burgers & Espresso - Kirribilli, Sydney

Burgers were the order of the night during a recent visit to the neighbourhood of Kirribilli. Batch Burgers & Espresso is a hub of activity in the fairly quiet suburb. 

The restaurant screams American diner, from it's shiny red decor to the menu with burger and hot dog options aplenty. We arrive during a busy period so wait around 15 minutes for some tables to vacate.

Orders seem to be more of the takeaway variety as seating is limited to two tables outside and the bar seating counter.  

Batch stocks a variety of American soft drinks such as A&W root beer

I opt for the tempting sounding shakes - chocolate and malteasers is my combination of choice - a hint of malt without being too sweet or sickly. Delicious!

We are enticed by the side dishes, so choose to order a few sides and one burger to share. Batch will kindly offer to cut your burger in two if you are sharing (saves you having to hack it yourself!)

Grilled corn with paprika and lime mayo

Fresh off the grill, I enjoy the kick of paprika, but the lime in the mayo is a bit too subtle to notice.

Mac & cheese

Sinfully rich, this is a deceiving portion as you start out thinking 'it's not that big' but end up struggling to finish it.

Chilli fries

An american diner meal isn't complete without trying the chilli fries, even though my stomach is calling it quits from the carb overload at this point. The chillies actually pack quite a punch, so don't do as I did and chow down (thinking it wasn't going to be that hot) on one if you can't handle the heat! 

Brooklyn burger

Bacon, smoked cheddar, tomatoes, pickles, spanish onion &; lettuce with thousand island dressing.

Their burgers are pretty good - I would probably not order as many sides next time and just stick with getting a burger, takeaway, and eating it by the harbour.

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Shanshan Lam said...

whoahhh look at those chilli fries!! come to momma!!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

hehe I always get distracted by sides but they do look very good :) I've been meaning to check this place out for a while, the Brooklyn burger sounds yum

Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said...

Mac and cheese looks like cheesy heaven!

Ramen Raff said...

hahaha I've done that before with a side thinking it's small but I got defeated lol that Brooklyn Burger sounds & looks amaze!

Amy zhong said...

those chilli fries looks amazing!

Jacq said...

I've been meaning to go here for ages, but for some reason still haven't made it there! The sides look great, especially that corn!

chocolatesuze said...

oooh that mac n cheese!!!

Anonymous said...

I got to stop by here next time when I am around that area. That that...chilli fries, YUM

Mr C @ The Food Diary said...

Brooklyn Burger looks awesome! :D

Annie said...

lol i have a weakness for American cuisine. so keen to try those chilli fries!

Karen N said...

Shan - haha, you and your fries!! :P

Viv - Decent burgers if you happen to be in the neighbourhood :)

Sherrie - Always love a good mac n cheese

Raff - It's happened so many times! tiny portion but oh so rich!

Amy - the chilli packed a punch!

Jacq - It was on my list of places to try for a while too! Luckily I happened to be starving and in Kirribilli one night, so it was the perfect opportunity!

suze - it was delicious!

nessyeater - definitely!

Mr C - most of the burgers on the meny sounded pretty tempting!

Annie - ooh, yes, should give it a go :)