Woe wee, Buns & Balls - you're a gem on a Saturday night. You fit into Kings Cross society so nicely. A hip, flaunt and flavoursome joint to strut your stuff; just to enjoy some great social food. So like Chur Burger, yet with a nightclub, high altitude feel. An old school meets modern fare feeling. Lose yourself. Get into a trance like state, and just move on.
Different yet oh so cool ambience
The overall vibe: party with a capital P indeed. Head straight to the bar, and the noise is kind of deafening when it is time to order your food. Your hand is stamped with a star, just to let the staff know that you're eating in. Quite frankly, the staff prefer you to ring ahead and make reservations. Maybe this could be because of the 'silly season' - and due to the fact that this joint is new. Where old school pin ball machines meet art, cocktails and burgers and/or fries. Milkshakes are on the menu too.
Kept me company until my burger arrived
Ended up going for the Chargrilled Steak Burger ($11) with rocket, tomato, mayo, grilled onions, mushroom sauce and some special tomato jam. A good decision. Although the wait wasn't that long in retrospect, it kind of felt like I was waiting for a while. Was expecting burger paradise to land on a plate, yet instead was delivered to me in a cardboard box. Luckily I had a glass of Stony Bank Pinot Noir ($8) to keep me company, until the protein hit came to fruition. Needless to say, the burger was worth the wait.
The hippy ambience...old meets new and falls in love.
A well glazed bun, while the sauce came oozing out. The latter was a highlight that brought the entire burger together. The steak was well cooked. A point on that: whether you love your steak cooked well done or medium; no preference reigns with this treat. One size fits all supreme. Yes it did. Loved the wine. The burger was gobbled up in a flash, before you could even say two syllables of the English language. Felt good, yet still felt a little peckish until the night progressed - only to leave room for some ice cream elsewhere.
All good otherwise. A cool hang out joint when you're really in the mood to party. It is highly recommended you order some fries for starters, and then tuck into that yummy burger.
On this, it sounds like burger fare in Sydney is here to stay for the long-haul - whether we like that or not. Thanks to Buns & Balls, I like it like that.
Meet me at the bar
Burger, sadly our love did not last very long...
Where: Buns & Balls, 33 Bayswater Road Potts Point NSW.
Why: For their burgers with a glass of red. Wanna try their fries too.
Cost: My bill came to $19