“We like to think of ourselves as your home away from home” the owner explains to me as we stand at the counter of Twist Flame Grilled Chicken and Burgers discussing the menu.
Twist Flame Grilled Chicken and Burgers is located not far from the foreshore in Hamilton. The space is bright and cheerful; with warm lighting and colourful chairs. It's a casual vibe with both indoor and outdoor seating.
The menu is a good mix of roasted chicken, burgers and hot dogs. What the chef at Twist really loves though is to go “off menu” and invent something unique just for you. After checking that I trusted him and clarifying what I would like like he disappeared into the kitchen in order to create my burger.
What came out was nothing short of impressive. I had requested a burger that was midway between healthy and naughty and they delivered. The burger was layered with super crispy fried chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, lemon and herb marinated grilled chicken, haloumi, sweet potato fries and their house made barbeque sauce. On the side were more sweet potato fries with hickory salt and salsa verde.
The sweet potato fries were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The hickory salt and salsa verde were excellent accompaniments; the smokiness of the hickory salt and the freshness of the salsa verde contrasted each other perfectly. As for the burger? It was delicious though the terrifying size made me grateful to be eating alone.
One notable element of the menu was the amount and variety of side dishes available. Most burger places will offer chips and maybe a salad if you’re lucky. This is not the case with Twist; sure there are chips (regular, beer battered or sweet potato) but you could also try one of their six salads, grab some zucchini fries or have some onion rings. And that’s only a small sample of the side dishes available.
In a city full of excellent burger joints Twist Flame Grilled Chicken and Burgers holds it own with it’s large range of side dishes and tendency to go off menu if you ask. There truly is something for everyone on the menu, making it the perfect place to go for a casual lunch or dinner with family or friends.
Perfect for a casual (but delicious) dinner with friends or family.
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Ask to go "off menu" and see what happens!
Phone - (07) 3160 0554
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 20:30PM