Slider Diner – The Overview…
Moving onwards and upwards from their food truck, Sliders on Tyres have now opened Slider Diner in up and coming Seddon. Serving their trademark sliders, burgers and sides, it’s a fresh, young casual eatery!
Food: Classic Cheeseburger Slider, Double Bacon Cheeseburger Slider, Kim Cheezy Slider and Lamb Slider, Popcorn chicken and chips
The light filled venue really makes the most of the space – seats out front, small tables for two at the order counter, seat bar by the kitchen (we actually thought this is a really cool spot to sit) before opening out into a small shaded beer garden at the back. The menu features their sliders, burgers and a range of sides. Drinks wise as well as your usual softies there’s beer, cocktails and wine too for a cheeky alcohol beverage alongside your burger. While up front feels more suitable for a quick bite or take away, out back is definitely designed as a space for a chilled out catch up with friends.
We went for the classic cheeseburger, double bacon cheeseburger, Kim cheezy and lamb sliders, popcorn chicken and chips on the side. Drinks-wise, if you’re not going for an alcoholic beverage I’d strongly recommend the homemade lemonade – so tangy and so refreshing. Alcohol wise, checking out their boozy shakes is a must. The sliders are a nice size; small enough to enjoy 2 as a meal (with some sides) but large enough that each one feels substantial it its own right. I think this is exactly the kind of place Seddon needs. There’s a few places already catering nicely to higher end dining. This is affordable, casual and funky.
The classic cheeseburger is exactly that. Just simple classic flavours on a soft milk bun. Now controversial comment here: I hate burger sauce. Actually I generally hate anyone putting any sauce on something unless I can control it (Honestly, I’m Subway’s worst nightmare – I think they actually have “Don’t serve this woman” posters of me stuck up.) But the burger sauce at slider diner is sooooo good. It’s got a slight sour tang that accentuates the pickle and it’s not too creamy. I’d happily go back and let them sauce my burger anytime.
The double cheese is like the classic on steroids. It held up really well too which was impressive given how much was stuffed on there. The pulled lamb slider was probably our fave . The chunks of lamb were so soft, and the sweet house made Tamara gave the burger a Middle Eastern flavour. It’s an unexpected hit and you need to try this burger. If you’re Jonesing for a classic, just pop a cheeseburger on you’re order too.
For adventurous burger eaters, The Kim cheezy is a great Korean spicy hit- note extra emphasis on the SPICY! The chicken skin had a great crisp which brings an ideal contrast to the bun and a very different eating experience to the other burgers we tried. While it’s far from a classic chicken burger, the flavour combo is spot on.
On the side we grabbed some popcorn chicken and chips. The popcorn chicken (with actual popcorn) is wrapped in a well-herbed and very crispy batter. The individual chunks of chicken are pretty large and if anything this is probably a little too filling as a side. This and chips could easily be a main dish. We loved the touch of adding the popcorn in there, not only does it make it look cool, it adds a nice extra saltiness to the dish. The chips were nicely seasoned too and we liked that they are skin-on fries – it always adds that extra bit of crispiness. All in all Slider Diner will satisfy your junk food cravings without having to feel that you’ve gone full blown cheat day!
Address: 82 Charles Street, Seddon
Wed 12pm to 3pm and 4pm to 9:30pm
Thu 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 9:30pm
Fri 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 9:30pm
Sat 11am to 4pm and 5pm to 9:30pm
Sun 11am to 4pm and 5pm to 9:30pm
Parking: We easily parked on Charles Street a couple of minutes walk from the cafe. Most of the side streets had plenty of parking too.
Getting here on PT: It’s an easy 8 minute walk from Seddon Railway Station or if you’re more local, you can catch the 223 and hop off almost on the doorstep.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Slider Diner, Seddon. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.