Location: Perth CBD – 140 William Street
After my recent visit to Ribs & Burgers I’m back to try some of the other menu items. I left early for lunch on Friday but the line was long. I placed my order and just managed to grab a table. Some people go to a table first, then leave someone behind to keep the table while the others order. Makes it tricky for those already lining up.
Lamb Ribs – Lemon and Herb, Chicken Slider, Beef Slider, Butcher’s Salad (Combo) $24.50
Today I was really hungry so I opted for the ribs combo which gives you a half rack as opposed to a full rack of ribs, but also gives you variety as you can choose two sliders. I got beef and chicken. The item of ribs also comes with a choice of cabbage salad, butcher’s salad, rocket salad, or chips. I had the chips last time so I chose the butcher’s salad. As for the ribs, I decided to go for the lamb ribs with a lemon and herb baste. I grabbed my numbered bucket which comes with cutlery, serviettes, thousand island sauce, and BBQ sauce and grabbed a table before they all disappeared.
After a reasonable wait, my wooden board of ribs and sliders were served, a big metal bowl of salad, and a wooden bowl to chuck my empty ribs in. The lamb ribs were tender and tasty with a lovely marinade that was a tad intense. I tried the next rib with a squeeze of lemon and it made a big difference. The acidity cuts through the intenseness and meatiness and adds so much flavour. I squeezed plenty more lemon juice over the rest of the ribs and enjoyed them very much.
The sliders were tasty too but lacked seasoning. A lovely moist grilled chicken breast was served with shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion and a lovely lemon and herb aioli on a soft bun. The beef slider was served with similar ingredients but carried a BBQ sauce. Slightly pink patty but great flavour. Just that extra bit of seasoning would have made all the difference.
As for the salad, there’s lots of it! It’s a moist salad from top to bottom which is good because I hate to eat a salad lacking dressing. The butcher’s salad carries baby cos, sliced carrots, cucumber, capsicum, Spanish onion, tomato, fresh herbs and a vinaigrette dressing. I’m not sure if it was the cracked pepper, but something was very fine like sand and crunchy. The salad tasted pretty good and is a great option after eating the ribs as it balances out the meatiness.
Ribs & Burgers Food Review Summary
Verdict: I chose the lamb ribs with a herb and lemon baste and also got beef and chicken sliders. The squeeze of lemon made all the difference to the ribs, the acidity balancing the meatiness and slight intensity of the marinade on the tasty tender lamb ribs. They were enjoyable, but not as good as the baby backed ribs. The chicken and beef sliders were tasty but lacked seasoning which let them down. I also chose the butcher’s salad which is very generous and contains plenty of dressing. A good choice along with the ribs. I’ll have to visit again to try the burgers.
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