The Eatery at MDGC, Mt Derrimut Golf & Community Club, 475 Mt Derrimut Rd, Derrimut. Phone: 8737 9011
The Mt Derrimut Golf Club has been on our “things to do” list for pretty much as long as Consider The Sauce has been going.
A quick afternoon visit after I’d picked up Bennie from his current, Truganina, place of work quickly elevated the place up our list of priorities. Beer, chips and a superb view went down a treat.
A few weeks later, we are back – the day is overcast, Melbourne’s CBD is a smudge on the horizon, but our spirits are high.
Oh my, how good is it to be out and about again?
In terms of eats, the venue is finding its feet again after the long lockdown months.
So for the time being, a basic bar-style menu is on offer, with a more elaborate list and such things as Sunday roasts presumably still to come again.
On the drive, I’d confessed my scepticism about the quality of the food we might encounter here, so much so that I was quite prepared to ascertain the beef burger patties are made in house – the dreaded frozen patties seemed like a possibility.
Once perusing the menu (see below), we realise its adamant proclamation of quality renders such an inquiry unnecessary – so we order and wait.
The food is really, really good, the service unobtrusive and the timing spot on.
Bennie digs his chicken burger ($18) a whole bunch, eventually rating it 8.5/10.
The panko-crumbed chicken is substantial but very fine, while all the bits and pieces are just right.
The chips (included in the price) are just as excellent, hot and crisp as on our earlier visit.
My spicy beef burger ($18) is sensational.
It’s bereft of any greenery or veg.
But the ingredients are wonderful.
Onion rings provide little by way of flavour, but compensate by contributing cool crunch.
Best of all is the bacon.
It’s outstanding and there’s heaps of it.
How often does burger bacon barely pass muster or deliver little or no flavour?
That’s emphatically NOT the case here.
The “siracha mayo” is only a tad spicy, but the beef is real-deal delicious and chewy.
For those suspicious of mixing burgers and brioche: These were really good and fresh. And, unlike so many burgers, they held together supremely well. My last mouthful was a perfect gobful of meat ‘n’ bacon, topped and tailed by similar-sized pieces of bun. Impressive! No falling apart.
This is a 9.5/10 burger – maybe even a 10!
Bennie wonders if my extremely high rating can be attributed to many burger-free months or the high spirits of liberation.