Having thrown open their doors a few months ago in the new foodie mecca that is the 140 precinct, Perth restaurant Ribs & Burgers has already found itself with a cult following.
And I think I know why, guys. The food is freaking delicious.
I passed Ribs & Burgers a few times on my travels before I stepped in, and at first, it appeared a little fast food chain-like. But on closer inspection (also known as Friday lunch), I can tell you this place is so much more.
Bang on trend with the current American food invasion hitting Perth, Ribs & Burgers is serving up high quality US-inspired eats in homely surrounds—and hungry Perth foodies are lapping it up.
Ribs & Burgers restaurants may be popping up all over Australia (the Perth store is their 14th), but the folks heading up the WA venture have gone out of their way to create a gorgeous and stylish space with lots of old-school American diner vibes.
Celebrating the history of butchers, the interior is a nod to the past—custom wooden boards, framed black and white photos, staff dressed in butchers aprons and a feature wall of vintage meat grinders.
Menu-wise, every element of the seemingly simple fare seems to be created with love—from the burger bun, made from organic flour and toasted to a perfect golden brown, to the grass fed beef and free-range chicken. The result is slow-cooked, tender, melt-in-your-mouth ribs and mouth-watering burgers. Yep, like its name suggests, Ribs & Burgers delivers really good… ribs and burgers.
Walking in on a Friday arvo, the restaurant was overflowing with groups tucking into hearty portions of ribs and burgers, and eager punters waiting in line, looking longingly at the tempting meals coming out of the kitchen.
The giant glistening racks of beef, lamb and pork ribs are served on beautiful wooden chopping boards and cover a generous serving of chips underneath which soak up all the smokey rib flavours. The meat is tender and juicy and begging to be eaten with your hands. Yes, we ended up with saucy rib glaze all over our hands and face. Yes, it was worth it.
The burgers were mighty impressive too. The wagyu burger with crispy fried onions and secret pink sauce was delish, but it was the old-school cheeseburger (beef patty, American cheese, mustard, pickles, onion, BBQ and aioli) that stole our heart—and stomach.
The sides are spot-on—crunchy chips, crispy onion rings and a fresh cabbage salad that made me feel somewhat virtuous after all of the meat.
We left stuffed, satisfied and with big saucy smiles. You can take my word for the delicious-ness of this joint, but proof is the throngs of people lining up to get in day after day.
Want to know the location, opening hours, and all the details? Find Ribs & Burgers on The Directory.
Image credit: Louise Coghill