8Bit – Melbourne

I had heard of this place while I was in Wellington and then when me and Brother Bear were talking about places to eat in the CBD he mentioned this place is opposite the hotel I was stay at for a few days. Sandy also did mention it but said that it was average. I was originally going to go somewhere else for a burger but they had recently closed down due to their lease expiring.

After Burner

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In the burger was their beef patty, tomato, red onion, lettuce, cheese, chili sauce, jalapenos, mustard and Chipotle mayo. The combination was good and worked well but overall I was disappointed with this burger and thought it was just average. The patty was cooked to medium rare but was very thin. There was not a lot of kick to the burger and lacked originality in the dish.

Loaded

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I decided to go with the potato gems (potato tots) not the fries. On the gems were; chili beef, cheese sauce, bacon, pickle relish, grilled onion, jalapenos, salsa and spring onions. This I was impressed with and had the chili kick I was looking for. They use the good old American cheese sauce and everything worked together.

Overall this place is average. It did get a lot of hype, when it first open its first eatery. However, it has expanded and I am not sure if it has done any good for the quality of its burgers. What was interesting with my experience, someone cleared my tray before I left and they asked me how the food was, I hesitantly said “it was umm ….  average” and all they did was a little chuckle and then walked away. A very awkward moment for that person. I do not think they got that reply often. I do not think I will go back. Go try one of the numerous other burger joints in Melbourne.

Website; 8bit Burger

Address; 231 Swanston St, Melbourne

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