11AM – 8PM MONDAY – WEDNESDAY
11AM – 9PM THURSDAY – SATURDAY
11AM – 7.30PM SUNDAY
Shop 0009A, Grand Central Shopping Centre
Dent & Margaret Street
TOOWOOMBA, QLD 4350
T: 07 4638 8632
It seems that trendy burger joints are popping up everywhere lately, and everyone has a favourite. Betty’s Burgers is amongst the most popular and I couldn’t wait to try it. I’d been hearing good things and I was eager to bite into a nice, juicy burger!
The Toowoomba chain of Betty’s Burgers is located in the new expansion of Grand Central Shopping Centre and is on the corner of Dent & Margaret Street. Stepping into the burger joint, it felt like I had been transported to a chic retro 70’s diner. The theme and the decor were lovely shades of pastel colours. When we walked in we were greeted by a waitress and she helped us towards the menus.
The menu was simple yet still offered a good variety of burgers to choose from and they had a few different sides to go with the burgers as well, for a few extra dollars. I ordered a Betty’s Classic ($10) which had Angus beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, Betty’s special sauce and I also got pickles (extra $2) and French fries (extra $5). My dad also got a Betty’s Classic although he didn’t get pickles and he got onion rings (extra $6) and a garlic mayo sauce (extra $2) for them and we both got a Coca-Cola ($4 each).
I went up to the counter to order and saw that they had the Coca-Cola on tap. My dad loved this. All together it cost us $43.
The food came out very quickly and was served, face up and half wrapped, in a box. It looked ridiculously appetising and presented well. The burgers looked vibrant and delicious. Being half wrapped up, it made eating them a lot easier and far less messy, which for me, is great.
When I took my first bite I realised why everyone seemed to like this place so much. The burger was flavourful and juicy and the sauce was great. All the components complemented each other so well and the pickles added a slightly sweet, slightly tangy taste and a great crunchy texture that really worked well in the burger. The salad was fresh and the lettuce was crisp and a vibrant shade of green. The burgers were a good size. They weren’t ridiculously big as some burgers you see these days but it was perfectly satisfying.
The chips were okay, although they could have used a touch more seasoning if you ask me, but they were alright. The onion rings on the other hand were very tasty. They were crunchy on the outside, the onion was soft on the inside and they were seasoned well and the garlic mayo was pretty nice too.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with Betty’s Burgers and I will be back in the near future. I can definitely see why people rave about it. They have good food, nice staff and a pleasant atmosphere. What else do you need when eating out?