They say to properly review a place you should go back several times to ensure consistency. My last visit to Bread & Bone was 7 weeks ago during the day, so the plan was to change things up a bit and visit them during the evening. Tonight, I had the pleasure of dining with fellow bloggers, Liz and Troy from The Cocktail Challenge.
The menu was almost the same except for the omission of the ribs and the pork chop schnitzel. I had heard good reports about the ribs and was disappointed it was no longer available.
For dinner, I ordered The 300 burger which consists of a 300g beef patty, double cheese, pickles, onions, special sauce, onion rings and mustard. The meals came out 15 minutes after ordering and were average in presentation. It just wasn’t as well put together as the B & B Burger that I had on previous visit.
The beef patty was nice and thick, and larger than the diameter of the bun. It was well marinated, tender and succulent, however, the juices from the meat made the base of the bun completely soggy. As specified on the menu, the meat was cooked medium rare and had a nice pinkish centre. The beef patty had nice smokey flavours from the wood grill which was expected.
There were two layers of cheese, one on each side of the patty. The caramelised onions had a natural sweetness which complemented the sweet pungent taste of the mustard. The pickles had a tangy sourness and together with the crispy onion rings, added a nice crunchy texture. The bun was smaller in diameter than the beef patty, so a bit of burger eating gymnastics was required to properly consume it.
Personally, I don’t think this burger was as good as the B & B Burger. It was just too meaty and it didn’t have any other ingredients to take it to the next level.
Liz, who is vegetarian, ordered the Quinoa and Lentil Burger with a side of Onion Rings. The burger consists of quinoa, lentils, roast pumpkin, caramelised onion, rocket and yoghurt. She ordered it the last time she was here and has enjoyed it on every occasion.
Troy ordered the B & B Dog which contains a speck wrapped Vienna sausage, onion rings, cheese, tomato sauce and kewpie. Visually, it didn’t look appealing as you could hardly see the Vienna sausage. Troy said he’s had better and mentioned that the sausage was shorter in length than the roll. Ideally you should have an equal distribution of ingredients with every bite.
The staff were friendly and the service was good. Drinks were served promptly and constantly refilled, and plates were cleared as we finished. The atmosphere was a bit more vibrant, particularly when there’s a full house.
Was this place as good the second time around? No. It was partially my fault due to the burger choice, but the average presentation and soggy bun didn’t work in their favour.
WHERE: 15 Peel St, Adelaide