Devil Burger was almost full when we arrived but there were stools at tables, stools at sidebars and a comfy couch area – easy enough to find a few extra seats. It was bright, cheerful, and clean with lots of solid wooden furniture. The theme is hardly original. The logo features a saucy-looking vixen in red (a real life, red leather-clad version turned up the night we dined) and the names of the burgers are all a little dark, but it was family friendly and cheerful.
There are two burgers for children known as The Trouble Maker ($7.50) – one chicken and one with a beef patty – both accompanied by Edam cheese and tomato sauce. Our two ordered the beef. They weren’t fancy burgers, but then kids don’t usually want that, and they were gobbled up. Karl had a classic Devil Burger with Edam cheese and bacon ($14.50). It came with lettuce, tomato, red onion, aioli and relish. The buns were thick but it was light on filling. The addition of cheese and bacon (extras) made the burger. My own Old Harry (the blue cod burger – $14.50 for a medium) had great flavour and was nicely accompanied with tartare sauce and thousand island dressing. I was a little surprised to find beetroot alongside the salad fillings but found the stronger flavour did not destroy the much more subtle fish. My only complaint would be that the amount of fish was not enough for the burger. I only discovered it in the second half. Not satisfied that I had learned enough about Devil Burger, I returned the next day with a colleague for a lunch of Devil Wraps. He had the Executioner with ribeye strips, bacon, mushrooms, relish lettuce, tomato, red onion and aioli ($16.50) and I had the Greedy Pig (pork, bacon, pineapple, cheese and the same salad - $15.50). These were both fabulous. And I discovered something else – these same wraps are available on weekdays at lunch time for only $10. This is to become my new favourite working lunch!
These guys put in a great performance in the service department. They were fast, indeed faster than we dare have imagined given the number of people packed in. They were friendly – a smile and eye contact as we ordered. They were helpful – cleaning up the table we moved to as our neighbours left and providing us with tomato sauce, without charge after Miss 3 refused to eat because her mother had ordered aioli with the fries.
We had a really enjoyable visit to Devil Burger – twice. There’s lots of room, the service is fast, friendly and efficient and the food is really good too – though we would recommend the wraps ahead of the burgers. The burgers were good on flavour but a little light on filling. Devil Burger is also good value for money – $64 for the family, includingdrinks.