Lord Of The Fries Elizabeth Street Restaurant Review

Chips are an institution. People take their chips really seriously. Restaurants and even Birds Eye have followed. 

In the 90’s it was all about the wedges. 

The noughties was beer battered chips. 

Then there was the rise of the sweet potato chip. 

And now, dude food is all the rage, so piling hot chips with chilli con carne or Poutine style with shredded cheese curds and gravy. 

In the USA, zucchini chips seem to be the chip of the minute, something I really hope makes the leap to Aus, especially with ranch dipping sauce!

 
King of the chips in Melbourne, as voted by the Herald Sun in 2012, Lord of the Fries is equally well known for their burgers, breakky buns, and hot dogs as they are all 100% vegetarian, with many vegan options.
 
I’m a long time fan of LOTF, their American diner style burgers and interesting monthly chip sauces. New to the menu are some deluxe chip toppings including Canadian poutine, Mexican chilli and an Indian themed option. The latter two I have tried on previous visits and found a very naughty but nice treat.
 
On this visit I try something old and something new. 

The old being two mini burgers and some signature fries.

On this trip I opt for a kid sized #2 chunky cut fries ($3.45) with the sauce of the month, Dubai Pumpkin Dip ($1.25) made from pumpkin, herbs, spices and olive oil. It is richly coloured, sweet, tangy & spiced and goes well with my chunky cut and crisp hot chips. The chips come unsalted unless you ask for it which is a nice touch and for my palate, with the sauce needs no extra seasoning. The kids size comes in a cute cardboard box and is quite big serving.

The mini, vegan version of the Big Mark ( geddit? ) burger on a whole meal bun ($4.45), with LOTF patty, cheese, pickles, onion, lettuce and the special “Big Mac” style sauce. The patty’s are crumbly rather than solid like Fry’s frozen burgers, and quite moist inside. The mini vegan version of the Original burger ($4.45) on a wholemeal bun with LOTF patty, cheese, pickles, onion, lettuce, mayo, mustard and ketchup has classic hamburger flavour. The mini size is little, but is slightly larger than an average slider. They are tasty and feel naughty.
 
The new is two of the new brekky buns.

The New York brekky bun in mini size ($3), featuring a LOTF patty, hash brown, vegan cheese, onion, mustard and BBQ sauce. This is the naughtiest of the lot, owing to the hash brown (my secret weakness at breakfast time) but given it’s mini size is good for a treat.
 
In keeping with the mini theme, the Tibet mini vegan brekky bun is also sampled, filled with tofu “egg”, cheese, mayo and mustard. The brekky buns rather than being English muffin style have cute shiny rounded little buns. This is a winner, being juicy and flavoursome.
 
 
 
 
New York Mini Brekky Bun Photo: Willunga Wino
 
 
LOTF is a worthy naughty treat. Thank goodness they aren’t in Adelaide yet or they may become a more regular habit!
 
 
Rating : 3 Glasses
Price: $$
Menu – Food Menu at 
http://www.lordofthefries.com.au/menu 
Meal Size: Mini & kids sizes are small and naughty.
Atmosphere / Ambience: Take away style.
Standout Dish: New York Mini Brekky Bun, $3.
Service: Quick.
Online Booking: No – but not nescessary.
Restaurant Details and Location:
http://www.lordofthefries.com.au/

Corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets, Melbourne (opposite Flinders Station)
Tel No: 0423 067 175

Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 am to 11:00 pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 am to 11.30 pm, Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 am, Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 am, Sunday : 9:00 am – 10:00 pm 
 
 
 

 


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