Dad-Venture time! For lunch today, a work mate, who absolutely loves greasy things, and I sped down to Notorious in search of a coronary heart attack (and by that I mean, burgers!). Ps. Dont tell Charlie I went without her.
Notorious Burgers is situated in Caroline Springs and the idea to make the restaurant 'gangster themed' is a pretty cool idea. The interior is a fish and chip style renovation and the menu is very creative.
I ordered the Al Bacone with an Oreo Milkshake, and felt totally gangster while doing so. The beef patty tasted great and the bacon and pickles sat perfectly inside the sticky cheese that layered the soft bun. The special sauce was only minimally present and the rest of the fillings kinda overpowered it's taste. I did also manage to drop a bit on my pants which was such a 'dad thing' to do. The burger itself wasn't too filling and my homie and I were kinda left hungry (I tried ok..).
The Oreo milkshake was really creamy and I loved slurping up chunks of Oreo through my straw. Notorious really hit that on the head. Well done.
Notorious Burgers boasts a gangster menu but I was really looking forward to a more criminal experience, which I just didn't get. The decor is simple and industrial and I was at least expecting some Snoop Dogg to be playing over a speaker. I found myself feeling a bit confused and let down as to what Notorious Burgers is trying to achieve here.
With the amount of competition in the Burger & Shake marketplace I hope that Notorious Burgers can work towards creating a better vibe and experience for their customers.
All in all, the food isn't too bad but I definitely won't be rushing back.
My verdict: NOT WORTH IT for a burger and shake at $18.50.
Has been reviewing restaurants all around the Western Suburbs (and beyond) of Melbourne since 2017.