Pulled Lamb Burger and Chips
Food & Restaurant Reviews

Flour Drum, Newtown

Flour Drum is a place that I have wanted to visit for a while now. I finally got there, but unfortunately not on a completely empty stomach and full wallet. So this time I was to settle for a standard single lunch, rather than ordering a few things.

But that’s ok, I’ll head back another time.

The cafe is a little cramped but that’s fine, this is Newtown, real estate is at a premium, if you wanted wide open spaces you’d be elsewhere. It has a cool vibe and even a nice outdoor area full of plants, overall it’s got a good feel to it.

As can happen sometimes, due to me trusting in the power of the internet, I didn’t bother to get a photo of the menu as I figured I could look at it online later. Rookie mistake. To my surprise all I can find is the front of the menu and not the back with the burger specials on it.

It’s been a few weeks so from memory this is a pulled {insert meat type} burger. I want to say lamb, I’m pretty sure it’s lamb.

To be honest I’m not the biggest fan of pulled meat burgers but every so often will give one a go. In the past, of the ones I’ve eaten, a higher percentage of the time the meat is cold or at best lukewarm.

This burger is pretty good though, they make their own sauces and relishes and the like so the ingredients on this are of a good quality.

There was one thing, not burger related, that let my meal down though. This here is a special, you get a burger with fries/chips/potato fingers/whatever you call them and craft beer. Sounds great. Here’s the thing though, the “craft beers” that you have to choose from are all James Squire beers. Yeah James Squire labels them craft beers, and I’m far from a doctor of beers, but in my humble opinion they aren’t exactly craft beers.

You’re in Newtown, craft breweries are all around you with much better beers on offer. I say source this stuff locally. this meal would be so much better with a local, real, craft beer.

But the food, it’s a good lunch. Taste good, filling. I’d eat there again, acutally I’m really looking forward to going and trying some of their other meals.

Now let’s move onto a second dish…

I’m not a fan of the look of this dish but as always I can push that on to the side if there’s good taste.

These are the Zucchini and Lentil Fritters, with chef’s salad, toasted coconut, pepitas, citrus dressing, and chilli jam.

Zucchini and Lentil Fritters

Despite the initial shock of seeing these brown log shaped things looking back at me when I was expecting a more traditional fritter shape, they are actually pretty good upon tasting them.

I know I’m not the fritter king, and maybe someone can correct me, but when I say traditional shaped I’m just going on the shape that mum would make a fritter. Something that looks more like a chunky pancake than a cylindrical log.

These are well seasoned, have a good taste to them, and the chilli jam is really nice.

If you’re the type to order a meatless meal then I say give them a go.

So what’s the score…

At this stage I’m giving them 6.5 real crafts beers out of 10.

Where to find them

531 King St,
Newtown NSW 2042

Ph: 02 9565 2822
Website: https://flourdrum.com.au/

Flour Drum on the web

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flourdrumnewtown/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flourdrumnewtown/
Zomato: https://www.zomato.com/sydney/flour-drum-newtown-newtown
Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g8572746-d10500878-Reviews-Flour_Drum_Newtown-Newtown_New_South_Wales.html

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