Even though I love the taste of burgers, I have always had trouble with eating full size ones because they inevitably end up falling apart and creating a huge mess. Faced with the choice, I’d rather eat something else off the menu if I’m trying not to embarrass myself in front of my fellow diners. But luckily at 13B, there are some absolutely delicious mini burgers (sliders) on offer that solve my dilemma.
The elusive 13B is located in a quiet side street of Darlinghurst; it is only a small restaurant but it has elegant marble floors throughout and large mirrors which make it look larger than it actually is.
The friendly waiter comes over straight away to bring us some water and take our orders with a smile. I order the scotch fillet slider and also the pork and veal burger, while the boy tries their Eggs Benedict which came with ham, sourdough and a sprinkling of chives on top of fresh rye bread. It was quite good, oozing runny egg yolk which mixed with the zesty hollandaise sauce that tasted more sour than usual.
Eggs Benedict, $17.90
The bite sized burgers are very cute, coming out together on a rectangular plate. The first is the scotch fillet with caramelised onion, salad, grilled tomato and seeded mustard which gives it a great tang and the fillet is chewy. Lots of great flavour packed into a small package. But I actually preferred the pork and veal burger because it came with aioli, as well as tomato, caramelised onion and salad. The aioli was full of garlicky mayo goodness which just hit all the right flavour notes.
Scotch fillet slider, pork and veal slider, $5 each
These miniature gourmet burgers are among my favourite burgers in Sydney because of their quality ingredients, so head to Darlinghurst to try them out for yourselves in this pretty little cafe/small bar with great service.
13b Burton Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9356 8718