There was a lot of hype when Lord of the Fries opened up shop on George Street. A fast food outlet promising locally sourced ingredients, burgers that were all vegan and fries that weren’t dripping in grease and fat makes people talk. I finally decided to give it a try.
The burgers come in two sizes, which is handy; mini for $3.95 or big for $7.95. They are fairly basic; other than the vegan patty, you’re only left with sauce and, depending which burger you get, lettuce, onion or tomato. The patties themselves aren’t much either- they’re quite thin and fail to leave any long lasting impression. One thing you can say for the burgers is that they are light. Whether you actually consider that to be a good thing is of course your call.
Luckily the burgers are not the main event here (as the name may suggest). The fries come in three different forms: classic, chunky and sweet potato. As promised by Lord of the Fries, their fries do not seem to be covered in grease and cheap oil. They are quite heavy though- a $4.95 regular serve feels like it might contain the equivalent of around three potatoes. Lord of the Fries also offer a lengthy range of sauces to top off those fries. I had the European Mayo which was actually quite dull and it didn’t help that they didn’t put much on.
All in all, Lord of the Fries is probably better suited to a late night snack rather than a burger to make an event of having. They are cost effective and will fill you up, but nothing to rave about.
537 George Street, Sydney