Grill'd has been opened on Church Street for a few months now and seems to be doing really well - every time I go past on the bus the restaurant is pretty busy. It's nice to see something other than another boring Mediterranean joint on this street. Variety is the spice of life after all, and burgers are the best type of variety.
Grill'd have a huge range of burgers to choose from. Their eggs are free-range and both the lamb and beef are grass-fed. Hopefully they soon come to the party and put free-range chicken and bacon on their menu...it seems like the next logical step.
If Grill'd do one thing really well it's their chips (regular size $4.5). Man these babies are ADDICTIVE. The chips are really thick cut, crispy on the outside + fluffy on the inside. The whole bag is dusted with a moreish coating of secret herbs + sea salt. I'm thinking there's Rosemary in there, maybe some Thyme...Oregano? We grab a side of herb mayo just to make sure we're getting out daily dose of herbs.
I go for the MUSTARD + PICKLED! ($11.50) - grilled grass fed lean beef, Dijon mustard, dill pickle, tasty cheese, salad & relish. It's good, really good. The mustard is delicious and the pickle is pickle perfection.
The Boy, being an almighty greedy-guts (kidding baby, honest), chooses the ALMIGHTY ($13.50) - grilled grass fed lean beef, tasty cheese, crispy trim bacon, free range egg, a couple of slices of beetroot with salad, relish + herbed mayo. He says it reminds him of an old-style milk-bar burger which is high praise indeed.
An admirable initiative at Grill'd is their "Local Matters" - a fun way of giving some much needed funding to local charities/groups. Every burger purchase gets the burger-buyer a bottle top which they then put into a jar...each jar represents a different charity. The charities are switched up each month. If you want to know more about Local Matters, or nominate a charity/local group click --- > here. I would if my stomach would qualify as a "good cause".
Grill'd is at 310 Church Street, Parramatta. Phone them on 9891 6003.