The Deli normally does a roaring trade, particularly when the pub across the road doesn’t serve food. From the outside, it looks like your typical suburban corner store, but inside, the decor is funky and eclectic. The mismatched furnishings and wall paintings give this place a casual and homey feel.
Today, I ordered the Beef Burger with Handmade Vegetable Crisps and Dip. I’ve heard good things about the food at this place, but sadly, the burger was under par. The beef patty was slightly over cooked and poorly put together. The meat was marinated, however it wasn’t ground up enough. It was supermarket mince put together with gristly bits that are hard to chew. The bacon was lean and two slices were provided which was good. The lettuce and tomato were fresh and crisp, but the bun had way too much margarine, enough to clog a coronary artery. The vegetable crisps tasted stale and the dip was like cold mashed potato.
The staff here were really friendly and the service was good. I came here around lunch time when they only had one person running the store, and she did a good job catering for half a dozen customers. The atmosphere was relaxed, even with the funky tunes playing in the background. At $17 for the burger, it was really worth $7 at best. I’ve had so much better for a lot less. I’d have to think twice about having a burger from a non-specialist burger place.
WHERE: 54a George St, Thebarton