There's nothing like a good burger, so when FaB Burgers opened at The Barracks in Petrie Terrace our dining out options in Brisbane took on new a dimension.
The Barracks dining options are many! I'm partial to a pizza from Pizzeria1889, don't mind sushi from Hanabishi and the custard slices at French Twist are very good. I've also dined at The Chelsea, Libertine and Peasant and enjoyed them all.
With Bittersweet Chocolates offering premium chocolates and The Barracks Butchery's fine range of meat, it's really a bit of foodie heaven. You can even get your home cooking fix by wandering through Wheel & Barrow.
The newly installed heaters and clear screens have gone a long way towards warming up the long corridor which provides outdoor dining for many of the restaurants near the cinema and also access from Roma Street. I've even found it too hot on occasion.
But back to the burgers. FaB stands for 'fish and burger' but I really didn't find much fish on the menu. However there is a great selection of burgers with inventive names like Mary - the herbed lamb, grilled haloumi, capsicum relish and lettuce burger or Miss Piggy - slow cooked pulled pork with spiced apple chutney, lettuce and aioli.
Our choices on the night were Squire - prime beef pattie and James Squire ale, lettuce, sharp cheddar and aioli for Special K and Blues Brother - prime beef pattie, pumpkin, blue cheese and lettuce for me.
|The Squire burger|
We enjoyed both the burgers but found the cheese flavours very strong and I'm a cheese lover. They came with a nice side serve of crisp match stick chips which we ate with gusto. We probably wouldn't have ordered the chippies with aoili if we had known the others were coming, but we did woof them down.
Bottom line: good but we both were very thirsty later in the night - maybe the culprit was the chippies which were salted and delicious.