Killer burgers in Spotswood

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Spottiswoode Hotel, 62 Hudsons Rd, Spotswood. Phone: 9391 1330

Even with the contemporary makeover, the Sunday night scene at the Spotiswoode is cheerily like any pub anywhere in Melbourne.

There’s family groups all over the joint, couples and single diners, too. Some are watching footy but everyone is having a fine old time.

Some folks are even chowing down on the $10 Sunday roast special this late in the day.

It’s that sooper-dooper special that has seen us return several times since our first visit.

But tonight we’re here to try the broader menu, about which we’ve heard very mixed reports.

We have to report, however, that the meals we see scurrying around us – shanks ‘n’ mash, two kind of ribs, steaks, F&C and pasta among them – look amazingly tasty and very big.

Whether this is testament to a triumph of substance over style, we know not.

But still, we’re wondering if we’ve really goofed by BOTH of us ordering the burger with lot ($15.50).

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Those doubts are accentuated when our meals arrive looking nothing special at all.

That turns out to be largely an optical illusion caused by the large white plates on which our food resides.

The truth is, these are killer burgers – hands-on, gooey, messy, unrepentant macho classics.

The buns are big and fresh.

The good-quality bacon and cheese both taste real fine.

Even the fried egg – something I can and do live without when it comes to burgers – seems just right.

The beef patty is partially charred on the outside, nice and chewy and just the right dimensions in relation to the other ingredients.

Finally, the various green bits and the tomato have a crunchy freshness to match it with the more greasy elements, providing just the right kind of contrast.

Thee are the best burgers we’ve had for a good long while, and the price is a steal.

But we both wonder how they’d go when being assessed by our pal Nat, a hardcore, finger-on-the-pulse Melbourne burger maven if ever there was.

The chips?

They’re a deep brown and look like they may be ace – but they’re just OK.

 

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8 thoughts on “Killer burgers in Spotswood

  1. I was wondering if I could use your blog to get some help. I’m looking for somewhere to go for my 50th birthday later in the year, somewhere with good food and perhaps some entertainment. I’ve been googling but I haven’t found anything much. Thanks for your help

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  2. Hi!
    Loving the blog. Have been living in HCMC for the last 3.5 years but are coming back to Moonee Ponds for good on Friday. Looking forward to rediscovering our old favorites with some new ones thrown in!
    Dani

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  3. Had a read of the menu and was pleasantly surprised by the pricing.

    On paper at least, there seems to be some incredibly good value on offer, as is the case with the burger.

    May have to drop in and sample the burger. Does look quite old school which I don’t mind providing it’s tasty and the beef patty is decent.

    Cheers
    Nat

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