Melbourne’s love for good quality burgers doesn’t seem to show any sign of stopping – and the newest addition to Seddon Village is Slider Diner.
Those who are food truck followers may be familiar with Sliders on Tyres. Well, Slider Diner is the permanent location for chef/owner of Sliders on Tyres, Owen Scungio, and replaces the much-loved Japanese restaurant Ajitoya.
On the opening weekend, the place already seems to be embraced by locals. Most tables are filled, full of hungry families, couples or solo diners chomping down on sliders and sloshing down cocktails.
The whole place has been given as rose-gold/pastel pink/royal blue makeover and looks fresh and fun!
The space is a tunnel of small rooms joined together, so if you need pram access the best bet is from the back entrance on Vigo street.
There are numerous high chairs and a little bit of pram access in the beer garden or front room, though note the toilets are squeezy.
There is no kids menu as such because the sliders ($7 each) do the job. We try the Classic Cheeseburger which is the favourite with Lady AB and Baby 2.0, while I recommend the Kim Cheezy with Buttermilk friend chicken, kim chi slaw, smoked cheddar and gochuchang sauce. Vegetarians are served via the Ajitoya Musi Mushy, a homage to the previous residents.
All burgers and sliders are served on a golden milk bun and all the meat used is certified free range and grass fed sourced from Victorian farms.
Also on the menu are burgers ($14 each) with different fillings compared to the sliders, two salads and nibbles and chips. Our waitress recommends the popcorn chicken with ranch sauce with pickles ($12). The crunchy chicken bites are another winner with the kids.
There are two dessert options – a pie of the day with chantilly cream and chocolate ice cream ($10) or a fried choc rice pudding with M&Ms and vanilla bean ice cream ($10). They have me at ‘key lime pie’ and on the plate comes a generous slice of pie with a crumbly base topped with a creamy filling. It’s not particularly citrusy but still delicious.
At the moment they’re still in their ‘soft opening’ phase so the shakes aren’t available but if you’re thirsty there are craft beer and cocktails.
Slider Diner is a fun and easy place to hang out, where fast food can still be good quality. Welcome to the hood!
For more burgers in Melbourne’s west try Huxtaburger .
- pram access;
- high chairs;
- standard menu suitable for kids;
- best access for prams is from the back street Vigo St;
- walking distance to Seddon train station; and
- limited free street parking.