The burger craze and trend has yet to take a back seat in our city with another one popping up just on the outskirts of the city on The Parade precinct from a franchise started in the eastern states by the name of Grill’d. What makes Grill’d different from the others is that they make their ‘healthy’ burgers from the freshest and highest quality ingredients whilst supporting the locals, so much of what you eat at Grill’d is sourced from local family run businesses.
They have kindly offered a free meal for us to check out their new shiny digs in their first Adelaide store on the corner of The Parade and George Street, right next to Hoyts Norwood – movie plus dinner date sorted!
The burger joint was spacious, funky and pretty cool with an exposed brick wall, large windows, artwork, industrial light fittings and funky tiles as the kitchen splash back which was visible from the dining area. The menu was extensive with beef, chicken, lamb and veggie burgers on offer, as well as sliders, steak sandwiches, salads, hot chips and sides and a menu just for the kids. Along with the usual beverages of sodas, juices and water, they also have beer (woo!).
Schweppes orange and mango mineral water, Vale Ale
Baa Baa burger on the traditional bun (wholemeal blend); $13.50
I generally stick to the basics when trying out new places so I ordered the original whilst Tiger went with the Baa Baa lamb burger with grilled 100% grass fed lean lamb, avocado, tasty cheese, salad, relish and herbed mayo. Our food was presented to us after I placed my order through at the counter, but the waiter got our burgers mixed up. I ended up taking a bite into the Baa Baa and it was awesome! Then I realised that it had a slathering of avocado and didn’t remember reading that on the description of the Simply Grill’d burger.
Oops, wrong one!
Simply Grill’d with tasty cheese on the traditional bun (wholemeal blend); $10.90
We swapped the burgers to their rightful owners and I sunk my teeth into my Simply Grill’d with grilled grass fed lean beef, salad, relish and herbed mayo. It was a good looking burger (you know how sometimes you get a burger and it just looks slapped together and not so pretty looking? This one was pretty and neatly stacked!)! The burger was generous in size with a thick and juicy patty and super fresh ingredients… Between both burgers, surprisingly I liked the Baa Baa just that little more.
You can’t have burgers without some sorta chips!
Sweet potato chips to share with hot chilli mayo; $8.80 + $0.70
Unfortunately, our batch of chips were on the cold side and weren’t as crispy as we were expecting but the punchy chilli mayo made up for it.
Grill’d isn’t just all about burgers either, they give back to the local community with some help from us customers! Every month, each Grill’d restaurant around the country donates $500 back into the local community with customers deciding who they’d like to support by popping a token (you get a token for every burger you purchase) in the jar representing one of three community groups. At the end of the month, your local Grill’d will split the $500 by counting the tokens; the group with the most tokens receives $300 and the other two groups receive $100 each. How awesome is that? Everyone’s a winner! For the month of August, Grill’d is renaming their monthly campaign to ‘Mindfulness Matters’ and teaming up with not-for-profit organisation Smiling Mind, with funds directed to support the provision of Smiling Mind resources in schools and organisations working with young people, as well as sporting clubs local to each restaurant.
I am looking forward to sinking my teeth back into the Baa Baa again… and possibly stealing another bite of someone elses’ burger… haha!
Corner of The Parade and George Street
Norwood SA 5067
P 08 8333 1806