Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a fantastic beer list and pizza menu, The Burrow seems like an overachiever. Most of the reviews we had read prior to visiting were breakfast visits, so we thought we would head there for dinner and sample their pizzas and evening vibe.
Indoors is chilled out and relaxed, windows are thrown open to allow a breezy space, large roughly cut timber communal tables are set out amongst blackboarded and postered walls.
The Burrow has a very impressive craft beer list and a huge cider list on offer as well. The menu lists each bottle in its beer category with a little blurb written describing each category. The beer list and communal tables means this place is clearly ideal to come with a large group sharing a relaxing dinner with a few drinks.
It was just L and I though on a schoolnight, so we decided on one drink each, a beer and cider respectively. L likes a dark stout on the odd occasion and so went with the Sierra Nevada “Autumn Tumbler” whilst I went with the refreshing and restrained Napoleone pear cider.
Both of us are huge fans of pickled anything, so had to order the trio of pickles, small dishes of cornichons, sweet onion and mushrooms.
The pizza menu has undergone a change since our visit, so I madly had to google to remember the quirky names of our pizzas. I had read somewhere the menu was devised by guys responsible for the Schonell Pizza Caffe at UQ, so was particularly looking forward to their pizzas.
L’s Hillbilly Chilli was a colourful concoction of speck, chilli pumpkin, cherry tomato, pesto and mozzarella, which he very much enjoyed although I secretly wondered if there were a tad too many ingredients.
I went with the more basic and traditional looking Captain Goodtimes (told you their pizza names were quirky), sopressa, cherry tomato, capsicum and mozzarella.
Both pizzas had a thin traditional base and ingredients were fresh and inviting.
Whilst the pizzas weren’t the most mindblowing we have ever had, they were still a solid representation and we wouldn’t hesitate to have them again. The Burrow is a definite top player for a casual and cheap meal. The new menu looks particularly interesting; pizza ingredients such as goat, pulled pork and truffled beef cheek sound absolutely enticing.
CThe Burrow 37 Mollison Street West End Ph 07 3846 0030 Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Tues-Sun www.theburrowwestend.com.au