300 Grams is a compact, orange-hued burger shop on High Street. With a neat, bright-orange counter fronting the open kitchen, stripped-back brick walls and a graffiti painting of speakers on one wall, the space is vibrant but relaxed. There’s some casual seating out front and a few small tables, too.
Order one of seven burgers through the shop’s open front window. The signature 300 Gs burger, which inspired the name of the shop, weighs in at 300 grams and has a beef patty, Westmont pickles, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and a house-made burger sauce. There are two southern fried-chicken options – one hot, with chilli mayo and slaw – and a fried-fish burger named after D’lish Fish.
As the burger is being prepared, the Noisette buns are simultaneously toasted on the hot plate and steamed using a bowl cover, making for a sturdy encasement for the ingredients within. All burgers come neatly wrapped in checked teal paper on an aluminium tray, reminiscent of an experience at American chain In-N-Out.
Almost every burger can be made vegetarian or vegan (the fish burger is the only exception). A beef-substitute Beyond Burger patty costs an extra $4.50, and a portobello mushroom in place of chicken is $3.50.
For dessert there are ice-cream sundaes with chocolate, caramel or berry toppings (there’s also a vegan version made from Cocowhip) To drink, choose from kombucha and coconut water kefir, and Naked Life sparkling cola and lemon squash.