Burger Head, Penrith | Review
A few months ago I wrote about my pleasant surprise of finding some of the best Frenchtoast I had ever tasted in Penrith. Well, this westie town continues to raise their foodie stakes with the recent opening of Burgerhead. The restaurant is run by Michelin starred chefs who have worked at elite restaurants such Quay. That was enough information I needed to know I wanted to try these burgers!
Last Thursday my friend and I headed over to Penrith and on the drive she admitted when picking places to go out she cares less about how the food tastes but rather the general vibe of the place and would be happy just eating a can of tuna. Uh oh, I had suggested a burger joint in Penrith- how much vibe could there be?!
We arrived shortly after 7pm and there was a short line but we were told it should only be about 5 minutes and were given menus to read while we waited. It’s a small restaurant with a number of tables outside. No decor on the tables, but rather ones you would find at a public park in a BBQ area i.e. no cool vibes. The lack of ambiance and vibes didn't bother too much because I was starving and the smells from the kitchen were delicious.
The menu isn't extensive, with about four different burgers, a shake, and a few side options. Being a fan of a good cheeseburger, I picked their version- The Louis and my friend got their chicken based burger, The Clucker. Both came with fries and I ordered a mustard mayo for our fries.
Once we ordered, we had no trouble finding seats and it wasn't too long before our buzzer went off and we could collect our meal. Just going on looks and the burgers looked good, a decent size and a juicy patty in the middle.
Taking a bite into my burger and it was good, everything felt fresh and tasty but it didn't blow my mind. My friend however, the proclaimed non foodie, was totally blown away by The Clucker and was trying not to scoff it all down so the deliciousness could last longer. She insisted I share in the joy and let me try it and I admit I immediately had foodie envy, the star of the burger was the fried chicken in the middle which was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and had some tasty seasoning going on. The fries were also good and I enjoyed the dipping sauce.
I will definitely go back and order the The Clucker and maybe try some of the other sides on offer. And I can't wait to see what else this town in the West will bring.