by Stephanie Williams
There’s a restaurant for all scenarios. The trick is going to the right one at the right time! A few Saturday’s ago, our scenario was that our son had just won a very exciting sporting grand final. It was down to the wire in extra time and our hearts were in our mouths. The kids needed burgers and we needed to calm our nerves but weren’t quite ready to head home. Billy Burgers on the waterfront ticked both boxes so in we rolled. It was busy and buzzy. Happy hour was in full swing, there was a Christmas party celebrating in one corner, a few outdoor tables enjoying remnants of the sunshine and others dotted throughout the light waterside space. Billy immediately found us a spot (we didn’t have a booking) and got the parents started on a drink (42 Degrees South Pinot Grigio, $10 and a Billy’s Brew $8.50), which arrived very quickly after we overshared about the tense win.
There’s lots of burger options – classic beef burgers, pulled pork, chicken tenderloins, mushrooms and even faux pork char siu. The adults went for the Billy’s Classic Deluxe ($14) with beef burger patty, cheese, mayo, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, bacon and pickles. The meat had that perfect amount of graininess that you get in an American style burger patty, with an ever-so-sweet soft bun. The soccer champions opted for the “I Don’t Know” burger ($7.50) and chips ($5) while the smallest of our supporters went for the “You Can’t Make Me” chicken tenders with fries ($9). All meals were quickly polished off. While the soft serve menu was tempting, we decided to walk it off, watching buskers and regaling tales of the win along the way!
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart