Well.., who would have thought that a proper burger joint would open in Ferntree Gully of all places!! It’s true, and so close!
I’ve been eagerly waiting for this place to open, since I first heard the news about a month to go. On It Burgers opened yesterday, and I was one of the lucky ones to be first in the doors.
First impressions: this place is done up like a doctor’s waiting room. C’mon guys, how about a little personality??
Staff were predictably inexperienced. So many staff that don’t really know what they are doing is a recipe for disaster. I’m sure this will improve over the coming weeks though. Shouldn’t complain too much, as I ordered a pot of beer, and received a pint! The kitchen was under pressure, although they managed to get my burger out within 15 minutes.
Most importantly, the burger… This is a proper burger. I had the “On It Burger” which is basically just a cheeseburger. Pretty much perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of sauce (mayonnaise base). Great fresh salad on a bun that was really good. Not brioche like so many burger places use, but a really good quality bread roll; soft, but with enough structure to hold the burger inside.
My only gripe is that for Ferntree Gully, this place is a little expensive. $12.50 for such a simple burger is expensive even for inner city! I’ll be back though, if only to save myself the trouble of driving so far to get my burger fix.
Oh yeah, they have a burger with “bacon jam” that I’ll be having next time…