Neil Perry’s Burger Project is now open in World Tower. Located up the stairs (where the purple scaly sculpture is). Burger Project is cheap burgers from Neil Perry and it sure is popular. There was a wait time of 20 to get in, and another 10 to get your burgers. They’re out of chicken wings today. At a glance, the burgers are quite reminiscent of maccas. There’s that look to them.
Inside the fitout is fairly minimal, with punches of colour, and stark minimalistic wall art. There’s an austerity in the design that doesn’t imbue warmth. Big mirror angled to one side makes the space look bigger although it sits a lot of bums. The round tables were fixed which was a shame as we couldn’t slide one over to accomodate the group.
All the milk shakes. Vanilla one was just one big cup of milk. Terrible. It was a random pick and the girl who got it was less than impressed. Chocolate one was probably the best but it was just a “cocoa”, not like a chocolate milkshake as you would expect. The rest were okay but we weren’t too blown away. Chips in the cups were decent. One was chilli, one was sea salt. Couldn’t really tell the difference.
Magic Mushroom Burger. Not sure why this is $12.50 as some have observed. Its more pricey than the double burger. Mary’s is better. Didn’t think this was too special. We had a thin small shroom. Cheese wasn’t melted here.
So yes, the overall impression here was the Burger Project was just okay. The milkshakes were not worth the money being thin and washy at $6.50. Get a coke or something out of a bottle or booze. Chips were crispy and decent enough. The most disappointing thing after all the queuing to get in was how “okay” the burgers were. All of them arrived, barely warm. Thinking back to the time we had Huxtaburgers in Melbourne – now those were immediately gratifying and wonderful. Possibly teething issues but there’s something here that felt amiss. Underseasoned beef? Not quite sure about their “special sauce” or asiany style thinly sliced pickles.