This opening of this new burger joint came out of nowhere for me. It has taken over the premises of an Asian takeaway eatery that never seemed to get any business due to KK and Cha only being three doors down. This place is part of the Trinity group, which owns several pubs, eateries and hotels around Wellington.
Black Pepper Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Pickles, Red Cabbage, Siracha, Boom Sauce
I was surprised to see that the bun is substantially bigger than the filling inside the burger. The bun was grilled and the red cabbage was nice with some mayonnaise mixed with it and the boom sauce. The pickles are really nice and have a nice crunch to them. The fried chicken was really nice, cooked nicely and not dry. The seasoning on it was really nice and also had a nice crunch. Overall the burger was really nice and I loved the kick from the sriracha sauce.
The fries were really nicely seasoned and seemed like they were cut and cooked on site. They had a nice crunch and I really liked the boom sauce.
Beef, jerk sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles, kewpie mayo
I went back with Pepper Potts and ordered the Mr Bombastic. This was a wide burger. The bun was toasted and was a milk bun but surprisingly quite wide. I really liked the jerk sauce and mayo but was hard to distinguish between the two. There were two nice thick slices of tomato and a few leaves of lettuce. I really liked the red onion and the pickled cucumber. The patty was good but due to the wide bun, the meat patty was thin and would have appreciated a thicker patty and for it to be pink inside not fully cooked inside.
Loaded Fries – Chicken
Makikihi potato fries, smoked huli huli chicken, lemon braised onions, cheese sauce, pickled chilli.
This was a big amount of loaded fries and is a meal in itself. The fries were cooked very well done which made it easier to eat the fries due to the other ingredients in the dish. The chicken was nice but would have appreciated it, if they were bigger chunks and I really liked the chilli on top. The cheese sauce was nice but I would have appreciated more on top,
After going twice, this place is good. I really liked the loaded fries, but I would love to know who awarded the award for the Mr Bombastic or is it a play on words. The service here is good and fast and seem to get a lot of takeaways due to the limited seating. If you want a fast eat? This is one of the places on Courtenay Place to go.
Address: 35 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington
Facebook Page: Boom Burger