Robina Burger Classic: Would you like Concrete with that?
Going by the name alone, I had conjured a mental image of an old-school diner vibe … maybe something reminiscent of burger joints from decades gone by – the 1950s in particular.
When new foodie precinct, The Kitchens first opened at Robina Town Centre, Betty’s Burgers was part of the initial lineup and in just a few short months she has “concreted” her place as the premier place for burger connoisseurs. The retro cool ambiance seamlessly transposed from Betty’s humble beginnings in Noosa and maiden Gold Coast venue in Surfers Paradise.
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As we arrived for a workday lunch, first impressions certainly didn’t disappoint, with a distinct feeling of nostalgia. Even though I wasn’t even born in that era (the movie buff in me definitely felt at home).
One thing that impressed me from the outset was the friendliness of the wait staff (more on that later). To be greeted by a staff member who is happy to show you what’s on the menu, answer any questions and also give recommendations is, unfortunately, a rarity these days.
Of course, being our first time there, we both opted for the headlining “Betty’s Classic” burger, as well as fries and onion rings.
Whilst enjoying a drink and a chat, our meal was promptly delivered to our table – another good first impression.
The burger itself is a good sized lunch portion – satisfying, but definitely not that crazy super-size belly filler that seems to be so prevalent these days. Those super-sized burgers don’t sit well with my stomach and usually ends in fast food remorse (definitely none of that here).
The Angus beef is juicy and Betty’s special sauce is tasty, and not piled on too excessively, allowing you to taste all parts of the burger and the preservative-free bun.
Most importantly, it tastes fresh and handmade. The fries are thinly cut, just the right amount of crunch and aren’t overflowing with salt which is to be applauded.
We are definitely up to go back and work our way through the range of fresh food options on the burger menu including crispy chicken , pork belly and shroom burgers to name a few.
Here we get to the fun bit. Sure the burgers are great, but do not – I repeat do not – leave Betty’s without trying the concrete.
“Concrete?” You ask… yes – that would be the unique custard ice cream dessert combo this funky food joint has become famous for.
Of course, the brains behind Betty definitely know what’s up. The venue is licenced, so you can also enjoy a sneaky beer, wine or cider with your lunch. Or even hang around after dinner to enjoy a cold one (or three) with the restaurant being open until late most evenings.
the dining lowdown…
As mentioned, the staff seem genuinely happy to have your patronage and the customer service received at Betty’s Burgers was some of the best in recent memory with coworkers and friends alike commenting on how pleasant it is to go somewhere with ‘old fashioned’ service.
To our surprise, we were thanked by two staff members on our way out – that happy, bubbly mood goes a long way to brighten your day and is definitely contagious. The staff at Robina are to be commended for making us feel welcome.
Heading to Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co turned out to be a pleasant experience, with good food and us leaving in a chirpy mood.
find out more about Betty’s Burgers Robina …
You’ll find Betty’s in The Kitchens at the southern end of Robina Town Centre (head towards Coles).
You can view their menu here or call 5575 8997 to place a takeaway order.
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