Sydney Quick Lunch Review: Plan B by Becasse, Sydney

by April@MyFoodTrail on April 12, 2010

in Cafe, Quick Lunch, Sydney

Plan B by Becasse
204 Clarence Street, Sydney
(02) 9283 3450

The next stop on our Sydney food itinerary was Plan B. Situated next to the more fancy Becasse restaurant, it is a small ‘hole in the wall’ café, with a counter, a couple of bar type seats inside and about 4 tables outside. The menu consists of only a few hot food items, a selection of ready made cold sandwiches and some cakes and pastries. The limited menu didn’t bother me as I only came for one thing – the wagyu burger.

I’ve eaten wagyu steaks and wagyu meat before, but never as a burger. The burger at Plan B comes on its lonesome on a plate without any chips or salad (and there isn’t any option to purchase any) but by golly, it is one of the juiciest and tastiest burgers I have ever had! The burger had mayo, beetroot, mixed lettuce leaves, onions, melted cheese and of course the thick wagyu patty in between a soft bun. It was almost as tall as it was wide, so it made it difficult to fit in your mouth. The burger was rather small though so I was left wanting more, but it was a good size for lunch.

Plan B - Wagyu burger

Gundooee organic grass fed wagyu beef burger $10

We also wanted to get the wagyu steak sandwich ($10), but unfortunately they had run out so we chose the lamb sausage roll and the spinach, pumpkin and goats cheese quiche. The sausage roll was the most expensive one I’ve had at $7, but also one of the best! The pastry was wonderfully flaky and buttery and the minced lamb filling was moist and packed with flavour. The sausage roll comes with tomato sauce.

Plan B - Lamb sausage roll

Homemade lamb & paprika sausage roll $7

The quiche was a fill in dish because I didn’t think the sausage roll would be enough, but it was delicious in its own right! The lusciously smooth & creamy quiche filling with spinach, pumpkin pieces and goats cheese was encased in an almost melt in your mouth buttery crust.

Plan B - Quiche

Warm spinach, pumpkin & goats cheese quiche $6

Overall: I had high expectations of Plan B because of its link with Becasse and it definitely lived up to expectations. The wagyu burger, sausage roll and quiche were all excellent. It is a great place for lunch, though make sure you come early or get takeaway as seating is limited.

Would I return? Yes, definitely.

Over & Out, April xx

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Simon Leong April 12, 2010 at 11:47 am

i wish you could book a table but it's all about the luck of the draw when you arrive. mmmm wagyu! 🙂


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Jo - SecondHelping April 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm

This is on my hit list for my next visit to Sydney.

A little strange that there is no option to order a side of salad or chips with the burger though.


Betty @ The Hungry Girl April 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Omg, I can't believe I still haven't tried these infamous burgers! If only I worked in the city 🙁 I've heard so many good things about them! Glad that it lived up to your expectations!


Conor @ HoldtheBeef April 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

Oooh the famed wagyu burger and sausage roll.. so glad these didn't disappoint for you! The sausage roll is made for me, I tell ya, with all that non-beefy goodness. Now, when can I squeeze in a trip to Sydney?


Megan April 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I saw the picture of the burger before reading your comment. I was thinking how are you supposed to fit that in your mouth. HeHe. But it looks yummy, it looked even yummier with you describing it. And the quiche. I love spinach quiche!


Maria@TheGourmetChallenge April 14, 2010 at 7:52 am

lol, you're right that burger does look very lonely by its self. It really needs some potato friends!!

Plan B's burger must be one of the most talked about burgers going around.


April @ My Food Trail April 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Hi Simon: I think it's too small for them to accept bookings. We were lucky there were empty tables when we arrived!

Hi Jo: Definitely a must visit. I guess their burger can hold its own without chips & salad. Or maybe it is a gourmet burger and chips & salad is more of a "pub burger" thing?! 🙂

Hi Betty: You should go and try it out if you can!

Hi Conor: I didn't think a lamb sausage roll would be good, but boy was I wrong!

Hi Megan: Hehe, yes it was definitely difficult to fit into your mouth without squashing the bun flat!

Hi Maria: And I think with good reason. It's a great burger!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I really should not have read this story before lunch and especially since Plan B isn't open today!! Glad that it lived up to your expectations! 😛


Agnes April 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Oh my gosh! That burger! It looks amazing. Too bad there weren't any chips and salad though.


April @ My Food Trail May 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

Hi Lorraine: It certainly did! I'm glad I got to try it out!

Hi Agnes: Burgers should come with chips and salad, but luckily that burger was good enough to stand on its own!


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