Canberra is now home to a Burger High Tea!

Sophia Brady 2 July 2018 44
Miss Piggy & Uncle Sam sliders

Miss Piggy & Uncle Sam sliders. Photos: Sophia Brady.

A three-tiered burger feast with all the trimmings has arrived in Canberra. Dainty sandwiches and pastries have been switched out for sliders, chicken popcorn, pickles and more!

With a minimum of two people and an advance booking, carb and meat lovers can enjoy a feast for $40 per person. Tier one of the high tea includes generous serves of all-star favourites of beer battered chips, popcorn chicken and deep fried halloumi bites. Tier two has pickled guindilla peppers wrapped in prosciutto, house-made slaw, American style pickles plus the juicy additions of two sliders. The Miss Piggy slider has a sweet combination of bbq pulled pork, slaw, Swiss cheese, homemade applesauce & sliced pickles while the Uncle Sam slider has a succulent hand-rolled beef patty, bacon, fried onion, cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, pickles & mustard mayo. For something sweet, the top tier features a changing array of bite-sized desserts. To wash it all down, a schooner of local draught beer or a glass of bubbly is included in the price with the option of upgrading to a bottomless beverage for an additional $20 per person.

Burger High Tea. Photos: Sophia Brady

Burger High Tea.

Beer battered chips, popcorn chicken and deep fried halloumi bites.

Beer battered chips, popcorn chicken and deep fried halloumi bites.

Where is all this available? On the sunny eastern end of Kingston’s Foreshore at Beef & Barley. With Norgrove Park on one side and the lake on the other, it is also a meal with a view.

Owners Lauren and James Hawketts have built a reputation for relaxed dining and top-notch burger and craft beer combinations since opening. Lauren said, “We opened Beef & Barley in 2016. We’ve tried to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere where people can laugh, connect and enjoy each other’s company. To us, sharing a meal is about connecting with friends; life gets busy, and it’s fun to eat out and share stories with people over good food and a long drink. Burgers and craft beers are easy because everyone likes burgers! We also have board games, a weekly trivia night, and the occasional live music to keep you entertained.”

“Our local community here is great – we have some amazing neighbouring restaurants, we’re close to cultural icons and there are beautiful walking tracks around the lake. We tend to get lots of workgroups and professionals, tourists, runners/cyclists and young families – it’s nice to have all kinds of customers come in to enjoy our burgers! Our team at Beef & Barley goes smitten whenever a dog comes in; suddenly everyone wants an excuse to go see the dog and talk about how fluffy it is – it’s safe to say we’re all dog people here, your whole family is welcome!”

An assortment of bite-sized sweets.

An assortment of bite-sized sweets.

As for the inspiration for the Burger High Tea, Lauren shared, “We recently lived in the UK, and both worked at a Teahouse known for its Traditional High Tea. We found that blokes often complained that the food was too small, or too sweet, or they just weren’t interested in smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches. When we went back to visit the UK last year, our British friends joked that we should do a Burger High Tea – and the idea was born. The Burger High Tea will be available permanently! However limited stocks are available each day so best to book in advance.”

Visit Beef & Barley on the Kingston Foreshore on the corner of Eyre St. They are open Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 am – late.

*Sophia dined as a guest of the restaurant.

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44 Responses to Canberra is now home to a Burger High Tea!
Andrew Kent Andrew Kent 11:59 pm 03 Jul 18

Emma Kent now we’re talking!

Kenny Macdonald Kenny Macdonald 8:41 pm 03 Jul 18

Hyatt to be swapped for this place next high tea Sarah Macdonald

Peter Baxter Peter Baxter 8:11 pm 03 Jul 18

Matt RalphMitch DrysdaleTodd O'loughlin. Entree for you guys!!

Ann Ronning Ann Ronning 8:00 pm 03 Jul 18

My husband is going on Thursday...I am so jealous. Pete Kennedy I think he loves you more than me.....

    Felicity Kennedy Felicity Kennedy 8:48 pm 03 Jul 18

    Agreed Ann. They have a very special relationship.

Jessica Imre Jessica Imre 6:54 pm 03 Jul 18

Danielle Imre would pay $60 for these and drinks

Rachel Beverley Rachel Beverley 5:53 pm 03 Jul 18

Jess Cowan Tony Medina Kimberley Ann come down and we’ll check this out!!! 😍

Faith Lazzaro Faith Lazzaro 5:15 pm 03 Jul 18

Jordan Linehan heck yes

Brandon Lagana Brandon Lagana 5:09 pm 03 Jul 18

Jason Taylor Timmy Shea Dan McDougall we owe it to ourselves boys.

Tiffany Koorey Tiffany Koorey 4:58 pm 03 Jul 18

Shane Skinner let’s go here babe!!

Taylor Lee Taylor Lee 4:50 pm 03 Jul 18

Troy Edwards lunch date when you get back?

Zac Jerrim Zac Jerrim 3:50 pm 03 Jul 18

book it in for Sunday. I will break this diet

Erin Mitchell Erin Mitchell 9:02 am 03 Jul 18

Liz, our next lunch?

Jen Nifer Jen Nifer 7:25 am 03 Jul 18

Jacqueline, Leela, a road trip is in order 😍

Benkin Manfish Benkin Manfish 11:37 pm 02 Jul 18

Dylan RobertsRyan Hemsley Just saying....

Christopher Davis Christopher Davis 11:06 pm 02 Jul 18

Valérie-Anne Davis Tashii Popple Kimi Robinson - Thursday night?

Lizzy Pollard Lizzy Pollard 9:54 pm 02 Jul 18

Danielle is this the one???

Erin Hall Erin Hall 9:48 pm 02 Jul 18

Leon Hall can we do this!!!

Pete Oliver Pete Oliver 9:22 pm 02 Jul 18

Cedric Szigeti - wonder if they’ll deliver to the office...

Sam Quirk Blackmore Sam Quirk Blackmore 9:18 pm 02 Jul 18

Terese N Mick McDonald, Lea Maree Davis end of FITT 3.0!

    Terese N Mick McDonald Terese N Mick McDonald 9:19 pm 02 Jul 18

    I’m in!!!!!!

    Sam Quirk Blackmore Sam Quirk Blackmore 9:19 pm 02 Jul 18

    Terese N Mick McDonald awesome. Definitely my kind of high tea

    Terese N Mick McDonald Terese N Mick McDonald 9:20 pm 02 Jul 18

    Sam Quirk Blackmore mine too 😬

Melissa Woolf Melissa Woolf 8:57 pm 02 Jul 18

Sharyn... oh my!

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