Coat of Arms is well known for outdoor patio dining, live music and the best gravy-covered fries this side of the Pacific.
Meat to bun ratio:
250 grams of choice Aussie beef plus bacon and ham.
Lettuce, tomato and pickle on the side. Adorned with both mozzarella and cheddar cheese, this regal burger is crowned with a mountain of onion straws, which give this sandwich its majestic look.
The monster beef patty and two slices each of crisp bacon and lean ham are nestled between a toasted sesame bun that was made fresh right next door in the famous Guruman Vital bakery. This truly was a monarch, and I was about to go all Oliver Cromwell on it! I powered through until the king had fallen, the last dregs of onion straws and half-finished pickle mocking me.
Ok, I admit that I cheated on this part. I went off the menu and had Jim put a side order of their poutine with my burger, instead of the normal fare, their delicious wedges.
And while I don’t recommend this option for anyone with a heart problem, it’s a must for fans of straw cut taters covered in cheese and smothered in gravy. You can actually hear your arteries begging for mercy.
I would recommend this place because…
Coat of Arms, the self-stylized Commonwealth Pub in the heart of Nishiki, just down from Maruonochi Station, is quickly becoming a most popular hangout, mostly due to their comfortable patio dining, live music performances every week and a menu featuring everything from pub favorites to high cuisine choices. – Daniel Ostrander