Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Velvet Burger

There is a place on George St called "Velvet Burger" that has a 2-for-1 deal every Tuesday. My friend Philip and I have been there every Tuesday thus far (if you are keeping count, that is three times already!). What you see above is my lunch today, the Big Bro. According to Velvet Burger, "I guess if we had a Kiwi Burger this would be it. It's good times. Beef Pattie, Salad, Bacon, Egg, Portobello Mushroom, Beetroot and Cheese with Aioli and Velvet Relish." 

Previously, Philip and I have also tried the Homegrown Hero: "All that is good about this country can be found in the Homegrown Hero - Lamb, Salad, Kumara Chutney with Aioli, and Velvet Relish;" and the restaurant's namesake, the Velvet Burger: "It has Venison, Salad, Grilled Pineapple, with Chilli Mayonnaise and Velvet Relish. You definitely want to try this one with a bit of extra bacon." 

Each and every week I look forward to these Tuesday lunches, because these burgers are some of the best I've had in my life. (It might be due to the aioli (garlic mayo). They put aioli on everything here.)

On deck for next week is the Velvet Lady: "Everybody wants her but she keeps it classy just like your mum back in the day - Grilled Chicken Breast, Salad, Bacon, Avocado and Cheese with Aioli and Velvet Relish." I can't wait!


  1. What is Velvet relish? What is it made of and what does it taste like?

  2. I think it's a secret recipe, but it has some delicious spices and adds a kick of flavor!