FOOD, Food reviews, Friends, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia, Uncategorized SYDNEY: burgers at The Counter 21 January 2010


The Counter
118 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest, Australia

PRICE: $$
RATING:

The Counter opened right near where I lived in Sydney last year.. and I immediately headed there when they opened. Now, over a year later, we just had to go back for some custom-made burgers. Casual and friendly, this is a great place to grab a meal with friends.

For some bizzare reason, people declare their fries serving as “huge”. Not at all – but that’s just me. The regular fries are good, but nothing exceptional – just fries 😛 I love the sweet potato fries though, which have a lovely mild sweet flavour and go very well with the aoli dip. And the deep fried onion rings.. ohhh I could wax lyrical about these. They are dripping with oil, but are so thin and crispy and TASTY that I eat fistfuls of these with each mouthful. Mmm…

And then, of course, their custom-made burgers. I really appreciate how you can build your own burger, because you can select everything you love, and omit everything you don’t. Why don’t ALL burger places do this?! Their patties are fantastic – so juicy and fresh, and hellavalot more flavourful than Mcdonalds 😉 The only thing I don’t like about them is that the burger bun is so thick. I prefer it to be softer (more gourmet) and thinner, so you can taste more of the ingredients.

My favourite’s their Apple Pie milkshake though, which is an outstanding drink. Real apple pie crushed into a rich and creamy thick shake – it’s just luscious! Probably an entire day’s worth of calories in a cup – but worth it 🙂

Shanghai actually has loads of burger joints, but they all pale in comparison compared to The Counter’s. I will be happy as a clam the day a place like The Counter opens up on Shanghai.


It’s very busy The Counter

Awesome gourmet chocolates, thanks !

Cool ordering system – but tooooo many choices, ahhh

Faffing around whilst we wait for our food

Ze boys

Apple Pie Milkshake – as awesome as it sounds

Regular fries and sweet potato fries – loved ’em!

And also deep fried onion rings – *%(#@)*$@ THESE WERE GOOD

A very luscious burger, with guacamole and spicy sour cream *foodgasm*

Me and the girls 🙂

All of us! Can you spot the psycho photo-bomber behind us? 😉


36 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Wow, the apple pie milkshake sounds awesome!

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

      I’m surprised more places dont’ serve this, it is INCREDIBLE

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  • rollagirl9 posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:35 am

    My attempt to photobomb failed too! I wish their patties were thinner too – I can never finish one and prefer to taste more ingredients as well.

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

      were you photobombing?! I thought you were just smiling prettily for the pic, hehehehhe

      Ya I prefer thinner wider patties AND bun

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  • cenedrah posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:01 am

    What! Apple pie milkshake! I better go try out this place! And their burgers sound luscious 🙂

    Your friend’s maxi dress is simple and cute.

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

      Worth a visit, their food is fab!

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  • moxielass posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

    the burger looks so good! i also like guacamole n sour cream. wish i cld have it now!

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

      It’s 2 of my favourite accompaniments , goes with just about everything 😛

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

    wow fab burger!!

    love the ordering system!

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      yeah, more burger places should adopt that system!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Wow, the apple pie milkshake sounds awesome!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

      I’m surprised more places dont’ serve this, it is INCREDIBLE

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:35 am

    My attempt to photobomb failed too! I wish their patties were thinner too – I can never finish one and prefer to taste more ingredients as well.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

      were you photobombing?! I thought you were just smiling prettily for the pic, hehehehhe

      Ya I prefer thinner wider patties AND bun

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:01 am

    What! Apple pie milkshake! I better go try out this place! And their burgers sound luscious 🙂

    Your friend’s maxi dress is simple and cute.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

      Worth a visit, their food is fab!

      Reply
  • moxielass posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

    the burger looks so good! i also like guacamole n sour cream. wish i cld have it now!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

      It’s 2 of my favourite accompaniments , goes with just about everything 😛

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

    wow fab burger!!

    love the ordering system!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      yeah, more burger places should adopt that system!

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    MmmMmm I’ve been writing down the names of the restaurants I want to try when I go to Australia. :)))

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    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 2:56 am

      hee you’ll be going on a mega food journey then 😛

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on January 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    omg I swear you eat the yummiest looking foods Bev!

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    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 4:31 am

      It’s after lots of hours of researching where to go, and also these are all our tried-and-true places, heh!

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  • berlinlee posted on January 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

    babe! there is The Counter Burger too in LA! Is it originally from OZ?

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    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 4:33 am

      Oh!!! Hrm… I’m not sure if this is the same or a diff company entirely?

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on January 22, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Our burger was made of AWESOME! 😀

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    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 4:33 am

      yeah omg yummmmm. I WANT MOOOOORRRRRE

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    MmmMmm I’ve been writing down the names of the restaurants I want to try when I go to Australia. :)))

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 2:56 am

      hee you’ll be going on a mega food journey then 😛

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on January 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    omg I swear you eat the yummiest looking foods Bev!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 4:31 am

      It’s after lots of hours of researching where to go, and also these are all our tried-and-true places, heh!

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on January 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

    babe! there is The Counter Burger too in LA! Is it originally from OZ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 4:33 am

      Oh!!! Hrm… I’m not sure if this is the same or a diff company entirely?

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on January 22, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Our burger was made of AWESOME! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 22, 2010 at 4:33 am

      yeah omg yummmmm. I WANT MOOOOORRRRRE

      Reply

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