Sunday, 21 June 2009

nick's diner - burgers & pancakes @ mac. centre, north ryde

It seems like all I've been eating the past couple of weeks has been burgers and there are the blog posts to prove. Truth be told, I was never a big fan of the burger until recently when I was pointed in the direction of the 'The Counter' in Crows Nest - they serve up an awesome burger and they completely erase the image of burgers that are greasy and soaking in fat. These days burgers are being made with wagyu, the patties can be cooked to your liking, they're juicy, they're wholesome and you can customise your burger with your own ingredients.

So continuing my burger adventures, a couple of weeks ago, J's younger brother pointed out that 'Platinum' at Mac Centre had now become a diner. So from fine dining, it's now become 'Nick's Diner' serving up burgers and pancakes. You can tell that this place has been a hit, people are piling through the doors and there's a great vibe both inside and outside the diner. People eagerly file in for the booth seats - J&I missed out this time but oh well, better luck next time.

The House Burger. Loved the mushroom and roasted peppers! Chips weren't bad.
J's Double Whammy - 2x200g patties and topped with bacon and cheese!
Visual evidence that J's burger was about half the size of his head. He couldn't bite into it and ended up eating most of the burger with knife and fork.

All the patties here are made from wagyu. Unlike the Counter, you can't build your own burger here - there's about an A4 page of burgers which you can choose from. The most impressive burger had to be J's 'Double Whammy' which he barely managed to finish - half a kilo of a burger isn't exactly easy to eat! On top of burgers, there's also pastas and other 'diner' food and nibblies.

As much as I tried to make room for dessert, once I had my burger, it just wouldn't budge! I admired the two girls that sat next to us that managed to eat both a burger each followed by a pancake each afterwards. Anyway, determined to get my booth seat next time and handy to know that this could be a dessert place to go to late at night!

7 comments:

Stephcookie said...

Yay good to know there's another place in mac centre to try out. I never tried Platinum because it looked way too expensive. How much were the dishes here?

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh that is a HUMUNGOUS burger!!! (can't even spell properly haha ohwell too lazy to spellcheck) but mmm love chips haven't had some in ages.....

NQN said...

I agree, the burgers of today are so much better than they used to be! Juicy and made with good quality meat and unusual toppings, I often get cravings... :P

panda said...

steph - i tried platinum maybe twice and it was alright....just not economical like you say. nick's diner is slightly better (though i wouldn't call cheap). burgers we had were $15 and $17 respectively. pancakes started from $8 for a long stack.

trisha - my first reaction when i saw the size of that burger was that it was the size of a small head! lol..i can't go without chips for long!

nqn - there still are those places serving up a greasy burger which come handy after a big night. but yeah, the burger's these days are much much better!!

Joanna said...

oh yuuum! *salivates* haha.

panda said...

jo - the burgers were yum! lol :P

david said...

hey guys i don't know about foods n drinks coz' i'm a just cleaner there...u just watch me early in the morning everyday...hehehe