25 January 2013

Relaxing under the stars at Grill'd, Subiaco

After a long and tiresome day at work, Jeremy and I decided to head out for a quick bite to eat and use up one of our entertainment vouchers. After flicking through the book, we settle on Toraya in Subiaco only to arrive and realise that it's closed for dinner on Wednesdays. Massive bummer.

So we pull out our backup voucher and end up at Grill'd which is still a pleasing option.

While all Grill'd franchises are funky in decor with open kitchens and artistic wallpaper, this one also has the added bonus of being upstairs at the train station which means you can look at the world when sitting on the balcony eating area. It faces Rokeby Road and is the ideal position to people watch.

We peruse the menu hungrily, tossing up suggestions before both placing our orders. I choose the Chicken Caesar Salad ($13.90). It consists of grilled chicken breast, crispy trim bacon, free range egg, shaved parmesan, baby cos, croutons and caesar dressing.

Chicken caesar salad

The salad comes out and is huge, which is always a great start. I love the presentation with the dressing gooped over the shining fried egg with it's gorgoeus orange yolk. One poke of my fork, the yolk spills out and coats the ingredients of my salad and takes everything to the next level of deliciousness.

The crunchy slices of bread are also a great accompaniment which come in handy for mopping up the creamy dressing or laying out each element like an open faced sandwich. All in all, it's a pretty amazing salad.

Thick cut chips

We get a regular serving of the thick cut chips ($4.80) which have a sprinkling of herb mix over the top. To accompany them we each get a serving of the Sweet Chilli Mayo ($0.70).

They're a nice combination of both oily crunchy chips (which I love) and starchy potatoey chips (which Jeremy loves). We dive in and go straight to heaven with that incredible sweet chilli mayo. It is creamy, sweet and completely addictive. Yum yum!

Crispy bacon and cheese burger

For his dinner, Jeremy chooses the Crispy Bacon & Cheese Beef Burger ($12.50) on a panini bun. It's grilled grass fed lean beef, crispy trim bacon, tasty cheese, salad, relish and herbed mayo. 

The cheese has melted; the beef juicy and the herbed mayo the perfect compliment to the flavour profile. The great thing about the burgers here is that they're toasted on the inside to give it a nice pillowy softness on the outside and crunch on the inside. 

We gobble up our food in record time; relaxing in the cool night breeze as we digest our meal. We haven't been eating out as much lately so it's a nice chance for us just to spend time together chatting while being out and about. And with a yummy casual meal lining our bellies, it doesn't feel too shabby at all.

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  1. Love Grill'd. Their GF burgers are the BOMB!

    1. I like their no bun burgers too. Strangely I know that's half the fun but they taste so yummy :)