St Kilda Burger Bar brings drive-through to Melbourne pub

The Saint Kilda Burger Bar is the newest addition to the Grosvenor Hotel. Photo: Simon Shiff

Forget picking up a sixer or a bottle of chardy next time you duck through the bottle-o; one St Kilda pub is taking the drive-through experience to the next level.

The St Kilda Burger Bar (SKBB) will operate out of the pub drive-through at Brighton Road’s Grosvenor Hotel. According to promoters, it will be the first of its kind in Melbourne to do so.

Among the mouthwatering, meaty options on the menu are “The Plugger”, with double beef, bacon, sriracha mayonnaise and a hash brown, and the hotel’s signature, “The Grosvenor”. The brainchild of head chef Paul Tyas, it features beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce, his grandma’s ketchup recipe and a secret white sauce. The vegetarian option, “Mr Fun Guy”, boasts roasted portobello mushroom and gruyere cheese.

Though the emphasis is on quality, with all burgers utilising grass-fed Angus beef, Lievito milk buns, and priced between $12-$15, there’s a distinct truck stop vibe elsewhere on the menu – think “Grosvenor” Chiko rolls, kransky hot dogs and sweet potato cakes.

The vegetarian option features portobello mushroom. Photo: Simon Shiff

The vegetarian option features portobello mushroom. Photo: Simon Shiff

The new addition to the Grosevnor, the SKBB follows a raft of changes made by publican Rabih Yanni since he took over the venue in late 2014.

“We will make your burger to order, giving you a burger that’s fresh and hot without a lengthy wait,” says Rabih, who is confident the new venture will be a hit. “We all appreciate convenience, combine this with quality and punters will vote with their feet.”

The new burger bar is set to open on June 15.

 

We picked up our new plates today. What do you think ?? #stkbb #concepttoreality #fordmustang #customplates #iloveburgers

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