Royal Stacks are the new kid on the block of burger joints around Melbourne, and may we say they have come in with a bang.
Last week the new venue on Collins Street in Melbourne CBD held their VIP Launch Party for guests to come check the place out and sample a few free burgers.
Royal Stacks is the latest project from Melbourne’s own burger King Dani Zeini, who has had a helping hand in some of the city’s finest fast food venues like Easey’s, Truck Stop Deluxe and the Dandenong Pavilion.
Zeini’s newest food baby is all about combining fun dining with fresh and local produce. If helping the Aussie economy means eating a burger or two, who are we to say no?
The beef is sourced from Ross Iaconis of VIC Meats, and is all-Australian, pasture fed, GMO free with no added hormones and minced fresh daily. So you can tell your health conscious friends to chow down because this one’s organic (sort of).
Also with the help of St Kilda based ice cream company 7 Apples, Royal Stacks will be serving ice cream and frozen custard, as well as local wines and beers.
The menu is simple, but tasty and well thought, with eight burgers to choose from, including a vegetarian option.
Sticking with the Royal theme, you can choose from the likes of the Prince Harry, The Elizabeth, or just go all out and get The King – which consists of beef patty, lettuce and tomato, mustard,
special burger sauce, oh and a hand made mac & cheese croquette. Sold.
Not to have one without the other, the menu will also stay true to the ‘Stacks’ component, promising to have patty stacks, waffle stacks and even doughnut stacks. Needless to say, it might take a few visits to sample everything.
Wednesday’s event was the place to be to escape the scorching heat, with foodies, photographers and competition eaters coming along to check out Zeini’s new venue.
Free burgers were offered up on platters, disappearing as soon as they surfaced, as well as cheese fries, free booze and plenty of ice cream.
The event was a smart move for Royal Stacks, as anyone without a professional camera was snapping selfies with their regal burgers, with smiles for miles throughout the cool new location.
The venue itself is still coming together, but so far has a casual feel; mixing some of Melbourne’s favourite things like exposed industrial roofing, vertical garden and hanging lights with American diner-esque booth seating and a neon sign. This American-Australian diner décor is a recurring and successful theme in most of the restaurants Zeini has had a helping hand in.
And if Wednesday night’s experience was anything to go by, Royal Stacks will fast become the jewel in the crown of Melbourne’s burger restaurants.
Royal Stacks officially opens Monday, January 18, with plans to expand to another eatery on Brunswick’s bustling Sydney Road later this year.
470 Collins Street,