What do you get when an acclaimed chef tries his hands at opening up a burger bar? It’s not a trick question – you get a damn good feed, that’s what! Chef Ben O’Donoghue of Billykart Kitchen fame is putting his considerable talents towards a killer new concept, Billykart Bar.
Billykart Bar is quite the contrast to their next door formal dining hotspot Billykart, serving casual bites to eat, groovy cocktails and even take away six packs.
The simplistic and modern bar eatery is located on the side of the Billykart restaurant. Laden with small, laidback dining tables ideal for a casual catch up with friends or a sneaky drink after work. The menu is short and sweet, featuring a range of takeaway gourmet fare. Naturally, the Billykart cheeseburger is on the menu – a long-time staple in the Billykart brand. With a house-made patty of dry-aged beef and oozing with cheese; it’s already a popular order. You can’t enjoy a burger without a few sides. The parmesan and truffle fries are a delicious choice as well as being quite a generous portion, ideal for sharing.Looking for something a little different? Sink your teeth into their veggie burger. Before you dismiss this dish due to the abundance of greens your expecting, know that it’s actually filled with a mac and cheese stuffed field mushroom, cheese fondue, house made tomato relish and just a touch of cos lettuce. How about their ½ kilo of spicy chicken wings? For just $12, these are a fantastic choice and let us warn you, the hot sauce has quite a kick! You’ll find beer, wine and cider on the menu; all of which you can grab from the takeaway booze fridges, or enjoy one of two tap beers for dining in. Although, we recommend sipping on one of their bespoke cocktails, such as the pink gin and tonic (gin mixed with rose) and their beer can margarita (beer mixed with tequila).
2-4 Edmondstone Street, West End
Open: Wed – Sun: 4 pm – late*.
Source: Weekend Edition & Broadsheet