A burger joint with a halal menu? Say what? Yes! Burgers are one of my favourite things to eat so Alhamdulillah for Royal Stacks in Brunswick, the only one in the chain that offers a halal menu.
After perusing the menu, and finding it difficult to make up my mind, I ordered the King Suleman burger ($14.40) and cheese gems (regular for $5.20). They also serve about 6 flavours of frozen custard which I had read was good. After tasting two of them, I got the pistachio frozen custard (regular for $5.00). Other orders included:
A: Double stack, $13.80
J: The King, $13.80
C: 1st order: Single stack with beef bacon, $9.90; 2nd order: Prince Hakeem (I believe) with beef bacon, $11.50. (Extra Bacon costs $2).
It didn’t take too long before we were all enjoying our burgers. C and I were having a discussion, comparing beef and regular bacon, and it turns out that beef bacon isn’t half bad! C really liked the beef bacon and got it with his second (!) order.
The burgers were solid (aka great!) and extra credit goes to the bun. Some would describe Royal Stacks as a fast food restaurant but I’m a bit reluctant to agree. I was very impressed and although it took me close to 2 hours to get there, I would not mind making the journey over and over again just so I can try all the burgers on their menu. Reasonable priced, tasty and halal; that’s all the convincing I need.
The gems (aka tater tots/hash browns, depending on where you’re from), were okay. The pistachio frozen custard, which was like ice-cream wasn’t bad too; it had flecks of pistachios and was fragrant because of the rose water. In hindsight, they should have served it after I was done with my burger as it started to melt.
Needless to say, I was stuffed after all the food.
Royal Stacks offers semi self-service; you order at the counter, get your food yourself from the counter, but they clear up after you. You can also bus your tray if you’re feeling so inclined.
Royal Stacks in Brunswick is located at Shop 1, 800 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Australia 3056 and is open everyday, except Monday.