Bin 4

After months of repeatedly passing by Bin 4 in it’s beginning stages, I was extremely excited to give it a try once the doors opened to patrons! I informed my man that our visit to Bin 4 was a mandatory part of his visit (he lives on the mainland), and so Saturday night we went!

Atmosphere:(3.75)

The atmosphere is decent, if a bit sparse. They certainly have a strong brand they’ve established, but the ‘minimalism’ thing isn’t particularly intimate – not does it cater to the late night party crowd particularly well. Well, it could be worse.

Service:(4.5/5)

Despite the server taking a million+ years to serve us, she was top notch after that blip (which she apologized profusely for, and was seemingly a result of ‘ironing out the kinks’). Proficient, friendly, knowledgeable… she even initiated some polite conversation about our dining experience and how we came to know about the restaurant.

Food:(4/5)

Matthew had what I am assuming is the “Bin 4 Bistro” burger – chicken burger with brie, onion relish, and bacon. I had the vegetarian bean burger (unsure of what the official names are due to lack of photographic memory/internet menu). One thing I appreciated is the excellent bun quality, which naturally would be of great importance in a place that specializes in burgers. Both Matthew and I thoroughly enjoyed our burgers – they were full of flavour, creative, and delicious. My only beef (ha-ha) with my burger was perhaps a sense of overkill on flavour; the patty was intensely spiced with a curry flavour, which was tasty, but too much paired with feta cheese. Too many flavours – perhaps a milder cheese would be a better pairing. Regardless, it was definitely better than the majority of bland, cardboard veggie burgers out there – and was clearly hand made with some degree of care. Matthew mentioned that while his burger was good – it was just a good burger, which he would argue is not actually that hard to find/make. So, while it’s nice to go out to dinner and have a choice of a million burger types, you have to want a burger(duh, perhaps – but considering that I am not a huge burger person, it may deter me from being a regular). Oh, and fries/salad were pretty good too.

Value:(4/5)

Good. I did not feel totally ripped off. Meal justified price. Competitive for Victoria. Etc.

Overall:(4/5)

I would return to Bin 4, though probably after 9pm next time (burgers are half off with a drink!). It was quite good; though, as I mentioned, burgers are not high on my ‘must consume’ list. Plus, only having the choice of two burgers on the menu as a vegetarian is something of a deterring factor. My man felt similarly; that it was good, but not as a ‘must go’ kind of dining destination. Perhaps I am overly critical. Well, decide for yourselves, hungry internet surfers!
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  1. Mike

    Interesting, I’ll give it a try… after 9pm!

  2. I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do :)

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