Alfred’s Kitchen, Corner James and Meadow Street, Guildford Wa 6055, Phone 9377 1378
Platinum Anniversary … Congratulations Alfred’s Kitchen on turning 70 years old. This Burger Bar sits right on the railway line in Guildford. In the old days customers would crowd around the open fire to eat their burgers or to slurp their house made Pea and Ham Soup. But things have changed a little since then.
I’d heard they’d bought in an abandoned Tram to serve as a dining room. So when I also heard about the Anniversary and that they were now open for Lunch on the weekend, off I went to pay a visit.
The Tram has been beautifully refurbished and has two compartments with dining tables. A Condiment Cart sits smack in the middle.
The outdoor eating area has bench tables and chairs. This is a big step up for this former take away joint. A new ablution block, fencing all around and a general clean and fresh feel to the place makes it feel more like a cafe.
The open fire was lit so I sat there for a while to get warm and wait for my burger. Can’t rave enough about how comfortable this venue is now.
Ordered a Lentil Burger and, at $8.20, decided this was the bargain of the year so far. The bun was a sesame seed delight, white bread but nicely toasted and crispy. The lentil patty was full of diced vegetables, was chewy and tasty and paired with their chilli tomato sauce.
Found a spare seat in the Tram and joined my fellow travellers who were all chowing down on their burgers. With trains going by on the railway track, it was almost like we were travelling.
So, here’s hoping they keep the place open for Lunch on the weekends, it’s such a great venue now.