A few weeks ago I decided we should have burgers for dinner (that really isn’t unusual though, I always want burgers) and Jarrod suggested we go out to Grill’d in Belconnen and follow it up with some Yogurtland deliciousness. I wasn’t that hard to convince so off we went!
Grill’d is a burger chain in Australia that has a claim of making burgers healthy. While I’m not sure that is true, they do state that they use higher quality ingredients and less filler in their burgers which probably makes them healthier if not healthy.
In previous visits, they have had a menu board up above the counter but that has disappeared (I’m not sure if that is a permanent change) and they had their menus out the front which confused some people.. we weren’t sure why they didn’t just put them up at the counter. Fortunately, for us, we noticed the menus as we walked in and took a look before we made it to the counter.
Jarrod decided on the Almighty (as he usually does) which is essentially a burger with the lot. At Grill’d you also get to choose which style of bun you would like, there is the traditional with sesame seeds (above) and also a panini option. The traditional is full of sesame goodness and it’s what we usually get when we buy burgers from Grill’d. Jarrod raves about this burger and claims it to be nearly one of the best burgers he’s eaten, especially in its price range (not cheap, but also not expensive).
While I also like the Almighty I usually opt for the Bird and Brie.. sometimes I consider having something else but then I also think about missing out on the combination of brie and cranberry sauce and stick to this burger. I also asked for the ‘traditional’ bun but was given the panini which, although it tastes decent, made me pretty disappointed – I love sesame seed buns that much.
All the flavours work well together in this burger and there is something about the gooey brie combined with the sweet cranberry sauce that makes it better than other chicken burgers. This is a great chicken burger.
One initiative that Grill’d has is the “Local Matters” donations. Whenever you buy a burger you receive a bottle cap in a little yellow envelope, in store there is a stand with 3 large containers that contain details about the charities Grill’d is supporting for the month. You place your bottle cap in the container of the group you’d like to support and the group with the most bottle caps at the end of the month gets some cash. I believe we went with supporting a Quidditch team.
We decided not to get drinks or chips at Grill’d (although they do excellent chips!) because we wanted to take a tasty trip to Yogurtland before going home! Yogurtland is great if you want to customise your dessert as much as you like. They have a bunch of different flavours of frozen yoghurt that you serve yourself (out of softserve machines) and then you can add in whatever toppings you like. It is all weight based which I prefer, unlike other places that charge you a flat amount for different types of toppings.
I, obviously, got all of the chocolate flavours, Twilight being my favourite as it’s a darker, richer flavour and is so good. I also make sure to get a few generous pumps of hot fudge before I go!
Overall a delicious night when you want to have something a bit junky to eat and not spend a huge amount (it might be worth noting though, that our yoghurt nearly cost the same amount as our burgers! We love filling up those cups!)