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“Best Burgers in Town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grill'd

Grill'd
Ranked #467 of 1,330 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Fast Food, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Best Burgers in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Ever since the Capital Milk Bar in Manuka closed down, the title of Canberra’s best burger has been up for grabs… until now. Although it’s a chain restaurant, Grill’d has the recipe for the best burger in town. And they’ve somehow managed to make it healthy too.

The burgers are beautifully light and flavoursome, with each of the ingredients distinguishable in their own right. The beef is deliciously seasoned and perfectly cooked. The salad is fresh and tasty, and they even manage to keep the lettuce crispy. My favourite is the Almighty, which loads bacon, egg and cheese onboard too, all of which going right out to the edge of the bun. An absolute winner! The Simply Grill’d is the base model, but I find as a minimum it needs the addition of cheese when my wife talks me out of the Almighty from time to time. I’ve only gone off-beef once to try out the chicken ceasar option, which was quite good. But in my heart of hearts, I’m an Almighty man. And chips are an added extra, but well worth it. They’re seasoned with herbs, and an absolute foodgasm with the herb mayo dipping sauce.

Service is always friendly when you order and pay up front at the counter, and it’s never too long before the team serves up at the table. A great thing they do at Grill’d is give you tokens to put into your favourite of three charity jars. At the end of each month, the charity with the most tokens gets $300, with the other two getting $100 each.

The only negative for the Woden store is the atmosphere. Yes, I know it’s a burger joint. But I find the music a bit loud and intrusive, and the cleanliness can be a bit sloppy on occasion. But it’s certainly not a deal breaker. If that bothers you, they have takeaway, and their position on the outside of the Westfield Woden shopping mall on Corinna St makes the hit and run easy.

All said and done, best burgers in town. I’m in there every chance I get.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank captain_beetroot
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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400 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great service, albeit you order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. Brilliant choice of burgers and a choice of a fairly decent white or red wine at $24 a bottle seemed fair. The place appeared new and was nicely decorated.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank spark41
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Sydney, Australia
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403 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,547 helpful votes
“An Excellent Burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Excellent Burgers and you Pay for the Quality and the great choice.

You can taste the difference and after you do not have a sense of guilt, not that I would feel guilty after a triple quarter pounder, but I went with my Gym Bunny neighbours and they said as much.

They use the very freshest ingredients and make a wonderful burger that has obviously been researched and hoened to perfection. Very tasty perfection in fact. The staff are a smiley bunch, makes you wonder what they eat,? well its obvious, there not weigh ladden in lard and processed muck so they feel good on the inside and it shows on their faces.

This has been a real discovery and I saw on their card in store they have another store closer to my home in Darlinghurst, and Crows Nest, so I will be trying them shortly.
They have sites well all over infact, I was amazed at the number of sites they do have and suppose that its only because they have six sites in NSW that I hadn't heard of them before now, they have aprox over? 20 sites in Queensland and another twenty or so in Victoria so they are getting about and its all Australian. There is this site also in the ACT which is great.

Supporting Australian, cant be a bad thing. But each is a small business and individually run, they are well run, have great food for the Burger lover, and fantastic service, so thast worth writing about and reviewing.

Recommended

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank VangeInternational
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