It’s just a pity they don’t serve up wine…
It’s safe to say Alfred’s Kitchen is famous in Perth. Having been serving up burgers at their roadside hamburger bar since 1946, you can’t miss the bright neon Alfred’s sign and blazing log fire out the front. Alfred’s sits in the heart of Guildford, a mere 5-minute walk from the train station. The perfect way to finish a day in the gorgeous Swan Valley.
The kitchen is open from 5pm till late 7 days a week and its always busy. When I first moved out to the Valley, I figured it was the local teenager hangout spot as it is always so busy! But don’t fair it’s simply just full of hungry locals after a wallet friendly meal.
With over 40 different hamburgers (check out the Alfred’s Kitchen menu here) on offer alongside chips, hotdogs and their famous pea and ham soup cooked on a wood burning stove you’re bound to find something to warm and fill you up. It’s just a pity they don’t serve up wine!!
So what I normally do is buy and takeaway so I can match my burger with a delicious bottle of GSM, Shiraz or Malbec – all fabulous burger matches. For my last Alfred’s burger night (yes there have been a few!) I matched it with a local Swan Valley Shiraz from Faber Vineyard (read my tasting note here) – a match made in heaven, it was sooo good!
The thing with Alfred’s is that it’s not fancy; in fact it’s rather simple and plain. It’s not a gourmet burger bar; it’s an egg & cheeseburger or perhaps a Hawaiian burger type of joint. The burgers actually remind me of the ones I use to get from Fish’n’Chip shops growing up. They are burgers you could easily make at home, but hey it’s time to treat yourself.
The important thing is they are great value, 2 burgers and a pot of chips sets you back about AU$25. My boyfriend and I struggle to get through all that as the burgers literally take 2-hands to eat. I can understand why it regularly takes out the number 1 spot on Urbanspoon for Perth’s Cheap Eats!
Next time a pot of soup is definitely on the cards. The amount of people I have seen eating it tells me that it must be good, plus it is a super secret recipe, I’m always up for a taste challenge! AU$4 for a small or AU$6 for a large is not at all bad. Hmmm… Now what wine can I match with that??
For more information on Alfred’s Kitchen click here.