So where we are again at the famous Fergburger in Queenstown, we just could not get enough. The queue to order the burgers was short, however the waiting time for the burgers itself was again between 20-25 minutes long.
We ordered the Cockadoodle Doo burger consisting of grilled chicken tenderloins with sundried tomato tapenade, lettuce, tomato, red onion & aioli. I asked whether I could customise the burger to replace the aoili with the tomato relish and to have the burger cut in half. The crew at Fergburger was more than happy to do this without extra cost. We also ordered some fries with wasabi mayo.
The chicken tenders were perfectly cooked. Juicy and tender and well season with a huge lashing of cracked pepper and salt. It would be safe to say that the burger is not as filling at the beef burgers. A good size for hungry girls :). I did notice a group of girls sitting next to us all ordered chicken burgers.
The fries were thick (just how I like my fries) well cooked and crispy, unlike some fries you get from other fast food places such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King etc, where they tend to get soggy as they are not cooked long enough or had been sitting under the warmer for far to long. The mayo gave way to a light hint of wasabi, I personally would have preferred it to provide more of a wasabi kick. Looking around at what others had ordered, it seems that the wasabi mayo was the popular choice as everyone around us also requested the wasabi mayo with their fries.
The next day, after a full day out on the mountains snowboarding we decided to grab a quick bite to eat before our dinner where our reservation was at 9pm. We ordered the Double Ferg burger with blue cheese, which consists of two Prime New Zealand beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, aioli and tomato relish and blue cheese, again I requested the burger to be cut in half.
The burger was massive with the extra piece of meat, it was a mission trying to cram the burger into my mouth. I think I ended up taking two bites. The meat patties were well cooked and seasoned. there was not much of a queue today. But the wait was still 20-25 minutes ( I am assume that is because the patty needs to be cooked). We ordered one burger to share between two and again had requested the burger to be cut in half.
The burger contained a good dollop of blue cheese, definitely no ‘skimping’ on the cheese here. I loved it, however Plus 1 is no fan of blue cheese, but he still ate it.
What caught my eye this round is if you look closely at the receipt, it gives you a 15% off sweet desserts next door at Ferg Bakery. We never actually took the opportunity to buy a sweet dessert as the burgers are so large that there is no room left for dessert.
While we were devouring our faces with the double Ferg Burger, one of the staff brought the burger buns over from Ferg Bakery next door. Clearly the buns are made fresh throughout the day.
From the various types of Fergburgers that I have ordered and tasted, my favourite Fergburgers would have to be the Southern Swine and the Tropical Swine.
Location: 42 Shotover Street, Queenstown