Grill'd restaurants haven't been around for too long, but they're really starting to make an impression. They are going the same way as both Subway and Boost Juice, offering a "healthy" and fresh food item. At Grill'd, they promise:
1. To deliver you a great tasting meal made from only the highest quality ingredients
2. That our ingredients are delivered daily to maximise freshness
3. That our patties are full of flavour and super low in fat
4. To take your feedback seriously
5. Never to change our name to McGrill'd!
I think their five promises sum up their product really well. What they do well is make a good burger and chips out of fresh ingredients. You wonder why nobody else has done that before? People are certainly trying to copy it now. Grill'd has done a slightly more upmarket burger than McDonalds with with a sense of humour, as seen in their store wall paintings and excellent website. Tell me you haven't laughed at those cute and clever wall paintings in their store before.
Each Grill'd burger comes with a choice of buns and some pretty basic ingredients. The patty is a good thick slice with a wonderful charred flavour. You can tell that the beef is of a good quality and is flavoured well with various herbs and spices. The salad consists of good crisp lettuce, tomatoes and onions. There are an assortment of flavours but I enjoy just their basic burger, sometimes with the addition of cheese and pickles. What really brings their burger together are their wonderful sauces.
The chips also follow the simplicity philosophy. It's just potatoes cut into nice big chunks and fried in good oil so that it's crunchy without being oily. Some light herbs and salt make a great chip, further improved with their sauces, especially the herbed mayo.
The restaurant ambience, as mentioned earlier with the funny wall paintings, is light and breezy and relaxing. The large tables give you enough space to put your burger and chips comfortably and even eat them with cutlery should you choose. The staff are generally quite good, cooking the burgers fresh and fast. I would highly recommend you try Grill'd for a simple but delicious burger.