Bianca: New to Wentworth Point is Sydney’s newest burger joint, Plain Folks Burgers. They’re in good company in the area, with Burger Point just around the corner. But who’s the real winner? ME of course!
Joseph, the owner has a pretty impressive background. Working in some fantastic Sydney stalwarts such as Bambini Trust, Rockpool, Tetsuya & Nomad.
I really liked Joseph’s vision for the name & the place. A friendly place for families and friends (ordinary people) eating a simple meal (burgers).
In the space of a week, the husband and I visited three times, for research purposes of course. Big points for the ability to make a combo of your meal (saving around $4-6, depending on what you order). The first visit we tried the Mango Milkshake $5, which had an excellent mango flavour and the consistency was great.
The Double Truffle $13 had my name all over it. With a house-ground Wagyu patty, swiss cheese, lettuce, caramelised onion, house cucumber pickles, truffle mayo on brioche + bacon $2. When ordering they do explicitly ask how you like your patty cooked, mine was a perfect medium my first visit. The flavour profile was brilliant, there was a great outer char and caramelisation on the patties, A slight sweetness from the caramelised onions, a perfect ratio of sauce. I did find the buns a little hit and miss, they weren’t as soft as you’d expect a brioche bun to be.
The Bulgogi – w/ house-ground Wagyu patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, bulgogi sauce, mayo on brioche $12 was FULL of flavour. There was an intense sweetness from the sauce and a great caramelisation and char to the patty.
Chips on the side will set you back $4 unless you get a meal which will add $6 to any burger. Bargain with a drink/milkshake & side.
Our second visit. Tempting fate again with the lactose, the Blueberry Milkshake $5 was equally delicious.
More of your basic cheeseburger, the Plain Folk -w/ house-ground Wagyu patty, American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onion, special PF sauce, mayo on brioche $11. Again, excellent flavour to the beef, mine was way under my requested ‘medium’ as it was very very pink in the centre but it was tasty. Perhaps to OTT with the lettuce for me as well.
DO order the Cheese Sticks $6. Because EVERYBODY needs crumbed and fried mozzarella in their lives!!!!
The K.F.C – Korean style fried chicken, house slaw, cucumber pickles, onion sauce, garlic mayo on brioche $12 was equally delicious. The chicken was well seasoned and crispy, I’d probably order this next time without the slaw and swap out for a bit of lettuce as I’ve never really been a fan of coleslaw!
The Truffle Fries $5 were really just plain fries with a little pot of truffle mayo on the side, I’d probably just serve them with the sauce already on the chips? Makes a bit more sense…
Big tick for the Chocolate Milkshake $5.
The Hot Chic – w/ Chilli marinated grilled chicken (swapped it for Crispy Fried Chicken because YOLO), lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, pineapple, chilli & garlic sauce, mayo on brioche $12 was fiery indeed. I just find grilled chicken a little pointless, so I’d never order a burger that had it. Clever use of the spicy sauce, jalapenos alongside the sweetness of the pineapple to cut through the heat.
I was intrigued by the sound of the King Prawn – house-made prawn patty, house onion pickles, slaw, prawn aioli on brioche $14. An interesting concept but this burger was a little lacking for me. The prawn patty, whilst tasty needed some oomph. The onion pickle was clever to add some acidity, a little extra sauce wouldn’t go astray either.
Side of Sweet Potato Fries $5.
And just to REALLY cover our bases with the entire menu. The Chilli & Garlic Wings $8. Big tick to the outer crumb, super crispy and the chicken was incredibly moist. We loved the chilli & garlic dipping sauce on the side. But I’d like to see the two items mesh a little better. Incorporating the wings/drummettes into the sticky sauce straight after being cooked would have made these that much more unctuous.
I have to say I’m pretty chuffed they’re just around the corner, Joseph and the team are churning out some fantastic burgers in Wentworth Point.