Heading down the Hume Highway back to Melbourne on a bleak Sunday night we were ravaged by hunger and couldn't wait till we reached the Northern suburbs of the city before dinner.
We pulled into Seymour - a roadside town on the Hume with a population of around 7,000. A town renowned for hosting the Alternative Farming Expo. A town that is mentioned in the original version of the song 'I've been everywhere'. This much I have learnt from a glance at Wikipedia because at 7.40pm on a rainy Sunday night Seymour itself was playing its cards close to its chest. You could say we didn't see much of Seymour.
But what we saw was enough. For there, shining like jewel in a pewter setting, was Rustic Burgers Seymour - open seven days from 11am-8pm. Irresistible.
Good quality beef patty, smoky bacon, egg, beetroot, pineapple, salad stuff, beaut bun - that's what you get when you get the Burger with The Lot for $8.50. The Vegan asked for a veggie burger with 'No mayo and no cheese, please' which resulted in incredulous repetition and a pair of disappearing eyebrows from the order taker. However he held his stance, got what he asked for and was well pleased with the result.
Rustic Burgers Seymour has been operating since 1956 and I doubt the burgers have changed much in that time. There is a crate with a choice of sauces on the counter as well as some excellent reading material. I devoured my burg while reading the gossip column in 'Big Rigs' - the only free nationwide heavy vehicle newsletter.
Other reading material on the counter was the Seymour Train Timetable. It takes a VLine train about 1 hour 20 minutes to Seymour from Southern Cross. For a burger that good that's a commute I would happily take.