Attention burger lovers - there's a new kid on the block and he's well worth a visit.
Say hello to Hello Harry, new on Ocean Street at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.
Harry has serious cred with chef Tony Kelly (ex Stokehouse, Brisbane and Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita) flipping the burgers and roasting the meats in an open view galley kitchen.
Burgers are the new food black for chefs tired of running restaurants on slim margins. I think we are going to see more of this type of inexpensive but quality food from talented chefs who want to try something different.
Tony's way with food shows on the first bite I take into the Louisiana pulled pork burger on a brioche bun filled with red cabbage slaw and bbq glaze. It's filled with tender shredded pork and there's the hint of something that makes my taste buds dance across my mouth in the slaw.
Mum doesn't waste any time talking about her burger, its all about eating it but she does remark on the interesting cheese. It's a grass fed wagyu beef burger with raclette cheese, house pickles and tomato jam.
There are seven burgers on the menu which cover most tastes from crumbed barramundi with crisp iceberg lettuce to chickpea with labna, candied pumpkin and honey mustard. All burgers are $10 except for the kid's burger which is $5.
The brioche buns are a wonderful change from the norm and toast exceptionally well.
|Tony Kelly showing his burger style|
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I was very, very tempted by the idea of a salted caramel or belgian chocolate and malteser milk shake, but there are limits. Next time my list includes a slice of the flourless chocolate cake or a wedge of pavlova.
There's a short wine list with interesting Australian and New Zealand choices (no Queensland wines which is a shame) at $9 a glass or $40 a bottle.
Craft beer, cider and spirits also are available.
|Love the sauce bottles and the whole roll of paper towels on the table.|
The only thing lacking here is coffee, which is a space issue according to Tony. So you'll just have to enjoy another glass of wine instead.
Bottom line: Hello Harry has well presented, well priced food and drink. Just what Sally needs.
Best tip: Wine snobs should ask for 'Harry's list' to enjoy top end wine.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK paid for her burgers