Bath Lane Café – Legend Burger
13 Bath Lane
CAUTION: please continue eating (reading) at your own risk. You may become very very very full and get heartburn!Touted on the menu as the best burger in town (see also Half-Eaten’s review), I had quite the expectation for this “Legend Burger”.
After waiting a decent 15 minutes (fairly efficient given the traffic flow), I was greeted with an ENORMOUS (potentially double a double whopper) probably almost 15 x 15cm in size. The impressive mound of filling was sandwiched in between a huge toasted bun, held together with a silver knife stabbed vertically down the middle. The lean steak patty was slightly charred, and had a fresh beefy taste (excuse my non-illustrative description of beef…not sure how else to describe) on the palate and had a good bite to it without being chewy. Then there was a stack of fried omelette, many layers of crispy bacon, heaps of tomato & lettuce, and a sweet tomato relish.
Trying to eat the burger was a disaster. It was clearly too big to try to squish and bite. Resorting to knife and fork (not sure how such logic works, but that’s what I went for), I tried to slice eighths off the burger. No doubt that was also a complete failure. In the end I was virtually eating a salad of burger – what a mess.
If there had not been such a monster of a burger sitting on top of it, the bed of chips would have been a little more appetising, albeit the crispy shell and soft potato centre.
Food rating: Yummy! a pleasant and satisfying experience – simple but well constructed gourmet burger brought to “legendary” proportions. Please come with a VERY VERY empty stomach, and be prepared to kick back and rest for the next… uh 6hrs+. Other things on offer include a range of teas & tonics advertising relaxation, nice complexion etc (seems like a trend on bath lane).