Grand Trailer Park Taverna

Grand Trailer Park Tavern - Melbourne

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – Melbourne

Grand Trailer Park Taverna is a spin off from the ‘Dandenong Pavillion’ restaurant with a focus on their renowned beef burger. It recently opened in the city and the burgers are mouth-wateringly (is that a word?) delicious.

Grand Trailer Park Taverna - Caravan

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – Caravan

The venue is a large open space with lots of park benches and open caravan booths (all indoor). Cute setup. There are crumpled paper menus scattered across the bar (trailer park style). You order at the bar, take a number and find somewhere to sit.

Grand Trailer Park Taverna - Outdoor area

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – Outdoor area

We sat outside in the sunshine with the beautiful city view.

Grand Trailer Park Taverna - KSA burger

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – KSA burger minus the salad

We got the KSA burger (the dpavillon celebrity burger), which has a premium Aussie beef patty, cheddar cheese, tomato, butter lettuce, special burger sauce & American mustard on a toasted brioche bun. The actual burger (like the meat patty) is a real star. It’s grilled and juicy, just overall really tasty.

Grand Trailer Park Taverna - Francis Underwood burger

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – Francis Underwood burger

We also got the Francis Underwood burger, which is basically the same as the classic KSA burger but with a bonus mac and cheese croquette sandwiched in. Yum! The toasty brioche bun was buttery and had sesame seeds sprinkled on top, delish. The meat was juicy, the cheese was melty and the lettuce and tomato were fresh. The mac and cheese just made it that extra bit more indulgent and the sauces brought it all together. It was fantastic.

They also have a mushroom burger if you don’t feel like meat. And if you don’t feel like bread, you can order a no carb protein style burger, where they give you a lettuce bun in place of the bread (saw pics on instagram) and also you could probs request to have mac and cheese croquettes in place of the bun (also seen on instagram). Hmm not for me though, I like buttery buns and I cannot lie, these other burgers can’t deny. Hehe. Next time I’ll be getting the Atomic burger. It sounds amazing. It’s a beef pattie, cheddar cheese, chilli cheese kransky, crispy bacon, BBQ sauce and truffle cayenne mayo on brioche. Yum! All the burgers sound amazing!

Grand Trailer Park Taverna - Hand cut chips

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – Hand cut chips

The hand-cut chips are delicious. They’re more soft than crunchy, sort of like roasted potatoes hand cut into chips and then sprinkled with sea salt flakes. Yum!

Grand Trailer Park Taverna - Kinder Surprise Milkshake

Grand Trailer Park Taverna – Kinder Surprise Milkshake

They have four awesome spiked milkshakes. We got the Kinder Surprise shake, and oh my it was so good. It was spiked with Frangelico and Baileys and it was super delicious. Definitely up there in my list of top milkshakes. It had an actual kinder surprise on top (yay) and the milkshake was amazing. They also do a Maker’s Mark bourbon, salted caramel, maple bacon shake, a marshmallow, blue-haven, vanilla vodka shake and a peanut butter and jelly shake with Captain Morgan’s Rum. Yum, yum and yum!

On the menu there is a range of desserts that I wanted to try (bananrama, wizz fizz ice-cream etc) but that double carb burger really stole all of my stomach space. I saw the chocolate waffle stack get placed on the table next to us. It looked so good. It was like a dessert burger. It was Nutella parfait, fresh cream and strawberries sandwiched between two house-made waffles drizzled with Nutella sauce. You can also get the waffle stack with peanut butter parfait and caramel sauce. Yum! Maybe next time.

The décor is cute, the staff is really nice and the burgers are great. A perfect place to hang out with your mates for a burger and some bevvies.

I heart Grand Trailer Park Taverna!

Olives x

Grand Trailer Park Taverna
Address: 87 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Facebook: http://www.grandtrailerpark.com.au
Phone: 03 9972 3699
Trading Hours: Tue–Sat: 11.30am til late (closed Mondays & Sundays)

 

 

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Pop Up Scroll

Pop up scroll - Box o' scrolls

Pop up scroll – Box o’ scrolls

Pop up scroll is a little store that specialises in scrolls and coffee. There were cupcakes, then there were macarons, then there were doughnuts, and now there are scrolls. It’s no secret that Melbourne loves sweets. And when a specialty store like this pops up, sweet tooths flock to the occasion.

Pop up scroll - Street view

Pop up scroll – Street view

They have a variety of scrolls to choose from and you can have your coffee with milk, soy or coconut milk. Like all pop-ups it is only around for a limited time but there are plans in the near future to have a more permanent store for those who have decided to incorporate a daily scroll into their everyday lives.

Pop up scroll - Venue

Pop up scroll – Venue

It’s really cute inside, there are teacups on the shelf and pictures on the wall that make you feel like you’ve walked into a little golden book. There are little coffee tables and chairs around so you can stop, sit and get your scroll on.

Pop up scroll - The original cinnamon and cream cheese scroll

Pop up scroll – The original cinnamon and cream cheese scroll

The O.G. the original cinnamon scroll with cream cheese was what began the concept for pop up scroll. The owner was previously making lots of scrolls every day in his last café to keep up with the demand. Needless to say, the scrolls were exceptional. From this response, him and his wife decided to explore the idea of specialised scrolls further. And thank goodness they did. Their freshly baked buttery scrolls are divine.

Pop up scroll - Chocolate and caramel scroll

Pop up scroll – Chocolate and caramel scroll

The chocolate and caramel scroll was delish. My bf’s fave. It had a good chocolate to caramel ratio and went well on the soft brioche based scroll. It was like melted chocolate and caramel on a soft buttery bun. Delish!

Pop up scroll - Peanut butter banana scroll

Pop up scroll – Peanut butter banana scroll

Then there was the peanut butter and banana scroll. I’m a fan of pb with banana so I was excited. And as expected, it was damn good. The sweet banana with the mildly salty peanut butter cream piped on top with crushed peanuts had great balance. Amazing!

Pop up scroll - Coconut and white chocolate scroll

Pop up scroll – Coconut and white chocolate scroll

The coconut white chocolate scroll was Malaysian inspired. It was glazed with white chocolate and then topped with a generous amount of sweet caramelised coconut.

Pop up scroll - Apple and frangipane scroll

Pop up scroll – Apple and frangipane scroll

The apple and frangipane and the cherry pistachio scrolls were more of a croissant style scroll like an escargot. The apple and frangipane was simple and delicious. A bit crispy, a bit buttery with apple almond bits through the scroll. It looked pretty dusted with icing sugar on just one side.

Pop up scroll - Cherry and pistachio scroll

Pop up scroll – Cherry and pistachio scroll

The cherry and pistachio was good. The sourness of the whole cherries and the creamy pistachio sauce drizzled on top made for an interesting combo. It was yum.

Pop up scroll - Mini Cinni

Pop up scroll – Mini Cinni

They also had a miniature version of the cinnamon scroll when we went. Awww. The mini cinni is so cute. It’s an itty-bitty version of the cinnamon scroll with cream cheese and it’s just adorable.

Pop up scroll - Max Vs. The scroll

Pop up scroll – Max Vs. The scroll

As always Max is trying to swindle a bit of cinnamon scroll as part of his dinner.

To be honest, I haven’t had a scroll for a very long time before my recent travels to pop up scroll. And I can tell you I was pleasantly surprised. Scrolls are not usually my go-to pastry but these scrolls are a different breed. Not boring, tasteless and only for old people. They were exciting, inspiring and delicious. I love eating the scroll from the outside layer around to the centre mmm always the best bit. Scrolls are definitely making a comeback.

I heart Pop Up Scroll!

Olives x

Pop Up Scroll
Address: 86 Smith Street, Collingwood
Website: http://www.eatascroll.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/Pop-Up-Scroll
Trading Hours: Mon–Fri: 8am – 4pm, Sat: 9am-4pm (closed Sunday)