Cuisine: Burgers, Vegetarian Fast Food
Location: Perth CBD, William St
Disclosure: Meal was complimentary
On my travels around the city I had noticed a new store opening in the old Pie Face location called Lord of the Fries. I’ve not heard of it but received a media release for Perth’s first store and was intrigued so had a good look on the website. I also got an invite so I was really curious to try their food. I wasn’t sure what to expect visiting a fast food chain that was purely vegetarian. I asked the attendant what were their most popular burgers and was told the spicy and the chick’n. Torn between the two, I was offered the choice of a mini burger so I could have both. I was also keen on the shoestring fries and was also offered their milk shakes. They have two flavours: cookies and cream, and peanut butter so I went with the latter as it sounds unusual. The menu offers different burgers, hot dogs, different types of chips, sides, and is also due to start offering breakfast items too.
Peanut Butter Milk Shake $7
The milkshake was delicious. I’ve never had soy milk before and while the flavour is a little different to cows milk, I didn’t find it really unusual. I do prefer my full cream cows milk though. The peanut butter flavour is interesting and certainly works so I’m definitely a convert.
Shoestring Fries (Regular) $5.45
I moved on to the fries which were not at their optimum as they were enclosed in a box. While I acknowledge that, they fell a little short in the chip stakes. Having said that they’re still pretty good, perfectly seasoned, and were definitely enhanced with the sauce. I chose the spicy Vietnamese which had a nice kick and makes the chips that much more enjoyable. I’ll have to go back and get them at their optimum as I continued to eat cold chips when I got home and there were still tasty!
Mini Spicy Burger: Jalapeño, Cheese, Onion, Lettuce, Chilli Mayo, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Veg beef Patty $4.95
On to the burgers. The first bite in and it was tasty. The patty evokes a sense of denseness and strong deep flavours which kind of mimics a beef patty. The burger itself is tasty and has a touch of spiciness from the jalapeno and sauce though is very tolerable. Nice flavours.
Mini Chick’n Burger: Cheese, Lettuce, Mayo, Mustard, Veg Chick’n Patty $4.95
The next burger was just like a chicken burger. Once again, I’m not sure how they’ve managed to create flavours that resemble a chicken patty when it isn’t one. I like the gooey melted cheese and the sauce. I’m certainly surprised on the upside and can definitely see this as a popular offering for the vegetarian crowd. I really liked this burger over the spicy.
I also had a taste of the chick’n nuggets from one of the other bloggers and I was surprised at how much the look, feel and taste resembles the flavour of the real thing. This nugget was tasty and I wouldn’t mind more of them.
LOTF Food Review Summary
Verdict: From food truck to bricks and mortar, to franchised stores in Melbourne, then Sydney, and now Perth, I wasn’t sure of what to make of a vegetarian only fast food chain. However, after trying a sample of their offerings, I was pleasantly surprised by the food on offer. I started off with a soy based peanut butter milkshake which was delicious. The burgers were really tasty too, somehow, and it’s the genius of the chickpea and mushroom patties, is that they closely resemble the flavour of beef or chicken, when they are clearly vegetarian. In that regard, the burgers taste like their carnivorous counterparts to a great extent. I liked the spicy burger, but was more won over by the chick’n. The chips were pretty tasty and enhanced greatly by the spicy Vietnamese sauce. While I rarely go out for fast food, I would be more than happy to stop by for a meal at Lord of The Fries.
Lord of the Fries Restaurant Details
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