We came here on Australia Day and were a group of 6. Previously we've been fans of the burgers and the seediness of the place. The grungy decor has always appealed to us as it made Greasy Joe's unique and less mainstream. We liked that it wasn't the preferred choice of the hip, cool and beautiful.
We enter the new premises and see the walls are white and clean, the tables new and the bar has a sparkling counter. The floors aren't sticky and this all disorientates us. Everything is still in the same place but yet it's different.
We're welcomed warmly. Service throughout is friendly enough. We never ordered most the items on the old menu yet we feel disappointed that they're no longer there.
We're all just a little sad, Joe now looks like every other bar. Interestingly enough, where Joe could have done with a bit of spit and polish was in the bathrooms and this hasn't happened as yet.
The burgers we order are good. They're big, juicy and flavoursome. I enjoy the chips which unlike Aussie chips are slightly soggy more reminscent of UK fish shop chips. Steve wants more crisp in his chip apparently.
I can't criticise Joe because the food was good, the decor is new, white and airy but we miss the old Joe.