Five Points is unashamedly New York in flavour: burgers named after boroughs, brushed-steel industrial fit-out and liberal use of American mustard.
The menu – short and straight to the point – has been created by much-lauded chef Tomislav Martinovic, a former employee at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.
Order The Bronx and you’ll get a grilled beef pattie, double cheese, pickles, bacon, tomato sauce, aioli, onion jam, mustard and iceberg lettuce. The Manhattan is a trimmer version – no bacon, no onion jam, no extras.
Queens is a burger of grilled chicken breast, bacon, cheese, tomato in chilli sauce and gherkin mayonnaise. For the vegetarians, the requisite Portobello mushroom is available, decked out in cheese, tomato, marinated peppers and tzatziki.
The enthusiastic can add extras of cheese, bacon or “double meat”. The list of sides is necessarily brief, because what do you need beyond beer-battered chips or slaw?
Five Points has been open for five days and is currently serving lunch Monday to Friday, with the promise of dinner soon.
Five Points Burgers
124 Walker Street, North Sydney (enter via Berry Street)
Mon to Fri 11.30am–5pm.