Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Fish Shop, Potts Point

A few weeks ago, my tastebuds were treated to what I would rate as "the best cheeseburger in Sydney" to date. I don't consider myself as a burger connoisseur but rather, as someone who is passionate about burgers. I don't go for the monster-size burgers much. I prefer burgers with buns that handles well, balanced flavours, a tasty beef patty and ingredients with the right portions.

I found this said cheeseburger at Merivale's The Fish Shop located in Potts Point. After Chocolatesuze gave their cheeseburger her approval , we planned a lunch catch up.

Bloody Caesar

We had a Bloody Caesar ($16) to get the party started. It consisted of clamato juice which is clam and tomato fused juice. It had vodka to fire things up and also some hot chilli pepper kick that took this cocktail to a much higher level of happy drinking!
Dan's famous cheeseburger

In the end, it was all about their glorious Dan's famous cheeseburger ($17), named after its creator, Chef Dan Hong. It came with thick cut chips.  One of the things that Dan does best is putting his own twist on classic American dude food with quality ingredients. After my first bite, my mind was instantly blown away! This burger had a very flavoursome and juicy medium rare beef patty that was complimented by a sexy melted American cheese. It also had pickles, ketchup, mayo, crispy bacon and a caramelised onion that added a nice sweet finishing touch to the burger. Most importantly, it had a soft sweet bun that held all the ingredients very well.

I see myself coming back to this joint numerous times in the near future. There are also other seafood dishes that I definitely want to hit up next time. All-hail Dan's famous cheeseburger!

The Fish Shop
22 Challis Ave,
Potts Point NSW

Operating Hours:
Sunday    12:00-10:00 pm
Monday to Saturday 12:00-11:00pm
The Fish Shop on Urbanspoon


  1. The burger looks amazing!! I've gotta check it out! It's now on my list!! :)

    1. You're absolutely right Cindy... The burger really looks amazing.. I like to have some of it.

  2. Oh how i miss Dan's burger!!!! BEST BURGER in Sydney!

  3. oh man i have dreams about that cheeseburger.. next time we gotta see if we can eat 2 each haha

  4. Everything you recommend about burgers and ramens are always so trustworthy. Checking this one out for sure! Great pics, Raff!

  5. that burger sounds amazing, been on my wishlist for a while now!

  6. dude, that cheeseburger looks freaking epic. come to momma!

  7. the burger looks picture perfect!

  8. i love how perfect looking that burger is.

  9. That is one sexy cheeseburger!!
    YUM! I love good burgers and this looks so tasty. I have pinned this place to my "Sydney Restaurants Board"

  10. That is one good looking cross section of the burger! Drool.

  11. damn that burger looks good! pass me one now!

  12. Is this the same burger that Dan had on offer at Lotus (before it closed)? All looks damn fine in any case, and I am liking the look of that damn, I mean, bloody caesar.

  13. perfect, I just crave for Dan's cheeseburger.. hope to have one in my plate!

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  15. Dan the man and Merivale does it each time it seems! The place looks gorgeous.

  16. That bloody caeser!! that sounds amazingly good..
    and the burgers, i think i may need to schedule this one in soon!!

    - Cassie

  17. so keen to try the cheeseburger. still haven't got the chance to get a bite out of it. definitely next on my must eat list lol

  18. They've got a great cheeseburger AND clamato juice?? I'm so there!!


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