Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group are set to start the new year by adding to their growing network of Burger Project locations across Australia’s east coast. The latest from the burgeoning burger empire is a two-storey venue on Melbourne’s Bourke Street, highlighting an enormous space that can accommodate 100 diners downstairs, 30 outside and 40 upstairs (with upstairs also offered for events/party bookings), as well as a few new details to enhance customer experience
Opening doors this week, on 10th January, the fourth Burger Project from Melbourne will make use of GPS buzzers so diners can have their meals delivered to the table instead of having to head to the counter to pick it up. Self-serve soda dispensers will offer unlimited refills, and there will be numerous large-screen TVs across the venue for sports fans. There’s also an expanded craft beer offering, highlighting a regularly rotating list with recommended burger-beer pairings – something which will also be included at all other Burger Projects up and down the east coast; up to four beers are expected to be on tap at each venue, including Mornington Hop Culture and Young Henrys Real Ale.
All eleven signature burgers will remain on the menu but the offering has now been bumped up with a rotating list of “Limited Edition” burgers that will change every eight weeks. Across all 13 existing stores, the current specials rolling out in the coming days include The Mexican (with chilli salsa, guac, lettuce, tomato and sour cream), as well as Korean and Japanese influenced burgers. Those who want to get across each one are best off heading down during “Hoppy Hour” from 3pm-6pm Mon-Fri where beers are $5 each and burger-chip combos are $10 at all stores.
“Burger Project’s sustainable philosophy and devotion to the highest quality ingredients is unaltered, however Bourke Street marks three years, three states and the 13th store for the business, so it’s time for a few nips, tucks and enhancements”, said Perry. “Customers expect even more from fast-casual, whether it’s being able to watch a game, settle in at the bar to explore an expanded beer menu, or having just a little more comfort in the overall experience”.
Burger Project Bourke Street
Address: 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm