Truck Stop Deluxe

11:30am - 9:00pm
98 Watton Street Werribee 3030

Melbourne burger maestros Josh Lefers and Dani Zeini (Grand Trailer Park Taverna) and Jimmy Hurlston (Easey’s) are behind this venue in Werribee.

The building is a long, narrow space in which the team has parked a few big rigs. Replicating a traditional truckers rest stop, diners can take a seat in the two cabs, or pull up a stool in the re-envisioned cargo. Horseshoe booths mimic sitting in the drivers seat with dashboard controls and screens looping videos of tarmac. The back room is a breezy barn, with louvre windows, Astroturf beneath your feet and hazard flags overhead.

This is the place to wolf down a mean double-patty burger, chilli-laden fries and a spiked shake. Burgers also come wrapped in a tidy bun-mimicking lettuce cup, and the staff is friendly and relaxed.

Indulgent waffle stacks doused in whipped cream and Nutella aside, the menu has some wholesome elements, such as grass-fed Australian beef patties, truffle-cayenne mayonnaise and Black Russian tomatoes.

The McDowell is Zeini’s homage to the Big Mac. The Claire Underwood is the vegetarian burger featuring an organic potato and chickpea patty and a mac‘n’cheese croquette. There’s buttermilk fried chicken, sweet-potato fries and doughnut ice-cream sandwiches to round out a meal. Then there’s a key lime pie daiquiri, Budweiser or boilermaker.

Updated: October 12th, 2016

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