I’ve heard so many things about this chain in Melbourne, with fries that make fantastic midnight snacks due to the wide variety of sauces that they offer. So on my recent trip down to the city, I indulged myself with the guilty pleasure of fries and onion rings with their Parisian sauce. The Lord of the Fries stores are usually just simple counters with not much seating (if any at all), so it really feels like a street food experience.
Fries and onion rings pack with Parisian sauce, $6.95
The fries were my substitute dinner because we were waiting for a table at Chin Chin which had crazy queues (it took them 2 hours to call us back for a table at 9pm on a Friday night) and the fried stuff really hit the spot. Their Parisian sauce is actually just aioli and the garlicky flavour was quite strong, especially combined with crunchy onion rings in the pack. The taste does get a bit overwhelming after you’ve demolished about half of the pack and I probably should have shared this with my friend instead of ambitiously trying to finish it off myself.
I’m jealous of Melbournians who get to snack on these fries at any time, since there’s a Lord of the Fries on practically every corner in the Melbourne CBD and they are open until late most nights. I’m keen to see if they open up a Sydney store sometime in the future as I’m sure it would be really popular with the late night party crowd who have the munchies after a big night out!
Lord of the Fries
Flinders Street Station
Melbourne, VIC 3000