The basic hamburger don't cut it for you? Find the city's best burgers in this droolworthy list
Wagyu beef, fried chicken, pulled pork, portobello mushroom, and even vegan options – lucky for burger connoisseurs in Singapore, this city has the lot. We gave into all the cravings and sank our teeth into a whole lotta burgers to compile this epic list. Eat your way through Singapore’s best, from classic burgers at affordable restaurants to splurge-worthy works of art at new restaurants in Singapore.
25 Degrees Burgers & Liquor Bar
Know the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done burger patty? The answer is in the name of this Los Angeles export that promises authentic American-style burgers done just right (pictured top). Pop by for the weekday lunch deal (11am-3pm) and enjoy your choice of signature burgers along with fries and a half pint of beer or soft drink. Psst: we hear these guys are a hit with Hollywood A-listers!
25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980. p. 6809 7990. Open Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. Closed on Sun.
13% Gastro Wine
This wine bar has a fantastic bistro menu that completely surprised us with its jaw-dropping 13% Burger. This is one of the juiciest beef patties you’ll find in town, with melted compte, tomato and French gherkins on perfect brioche. It comes with a neat salad and coleslaw on the side. Too beefy for you? Order up the Crispy Crab Burger (breaded blue crab in a soft brioche bun). Yes, you should be enjoying a wine with that. Pssst: 13% is opening on Telok Ayer soon. You’ll know where to find us.
13% Gastro Wine,#02-01, 14 Aliwal St, Singapore 199907, Open Tue-Thu, 12-2.30pm (Lunch) and 5pm-1am (Dinner), Fri, 12-2.30pm (Lunch) and 5pm-2am (Dinner), Sat, 5pm-2am, Closed on Mon and Sun.
The new burger player in the game is B Burger, brought to you by the same people who make the sharpest suits in town – Benjamin Barker. This fresh burger joint looks every bit like a burger diner with its bright tropical colours and retro seating. The menu choices are inspired by burgers around the world so you can expect pure umami magic with classic and juicy American burgers with a twist – think crispy nori flakes in between patties for The Baller Burger, daikon pickles with the buttermilk chicken Karate Burger and even a corndog with tobiko topping. Our tip: try the Nacho Soup on the side for something new. We hope you can make it to dessert…
B Burger, 8 Grange Road, #01-01, Cathay Cineleisure, Singapore 239695. Open Mon-Thu, 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 12pm-12am, Sun, 12pm-10pm
The Market Grill
This Telok Ayer fave is known for its live lobsters and steaks, but it serves a mean burger for that loooong lunch. Go for the Bleu: a juicy Angus beef patty loaded with melted blue cheese, bacon and onion marmalade. It hits all the right spots with its combo of salty-sweet goodness. Maybe it’s heart-attack inducing stuff, and it’s $25 a pop, but we say it’s worth every damn bite. Go on and upgrade to the Wagyu patty for an extra 10.
The Market Grill; 208 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068642
“Good vibes on tap” isn’t all Freehouse offers its thirsty patrons. This craft beer bar with an exceptional beer selection also does up mighty good burgers like the fried chicken burger and the pork burger. But our standout bun? The classic beef burger – a 150g homemade beef patty with melted parmigiano-reggiano, rosemary, tomato, onion tempura, and bacon jam. Pop by on Tuesday, and you’ll get a burger and a pint for just $20!
Freehouse, 21A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620. Open Mon-Thu & Sat 5pm-12am, Fri 3pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
The Chop House
Trust The Chop House to know how to handle their meats well. Options like the bacon, guacamole & chicken burger and the Black & Blue (one half pound beef patty blackened in Cajun spices – comes with homemade blue cheese dressing) are excellent. Oh, and all burgers are served with crispy tater tots.
The Chop House, Two locations including Vivocity and Katong I12.
These guys specialise in gourmet pork burgers, and we’re giving points for the cheekily-named choices like the Elvisu (bacon, peanut butter and jelly), and the Hadoken – pork patty topped with spicy Asian chilli con carne, onions, cheese and bacon bits. Not feeling porky? There’s Fowl Play, the only chicken burger on the menu. Best of all – their edible goods don’t cost over $15.
Dojo, 313@Somerset, #B3-43, p. 6835 7606.
Does Burger Joint live up to the hype? We’ve gotta confess, we regularly find ourselves at this hidden burger spot dropping a lot more on lunch than we expected (you’ve gotta have fries and a shake, right?). But it’s good. Really good. And it’s around the corner from our office. If you’re no stranger to The Big Apple, you’ll already know this NYC burger institution inside out. It’s all about simplicity here: choose how you want your burger done, add your toppings (you get iceberg, tomato or onion) and your sauce (bet the NYC branch doesn’t offer Sriracha). Grab a Sharpie from behind the bar and make your mark while you’re waiting. Our hot tip? Burger Join is open late: now you know where to go when those cravings hit.
Burger Joint, #03-01, 115 Amoy Street. p. 6221 8648. Enter through the back door on Gemmill Lane.
db Bistro Moderne
db Bistro Moderne’s chart topper is the Original db Burger (available for brunch). It’s not for every budget (this one rings in at $42), but just take a look at the ingredients – sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs and foie gras – it does promise a good burger punch!
db Bistro Moderne, #B1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Galleria Level, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, p. 6688 8525.
A guilt-free burger that doesn’t contain any meat? Sign us up, pronto! VeganBurg is all about promoting a plant-based diet as well as dispelling the belief that fast food equals junk food. Choose from options like the Smoky BBQ (minced mushroom patty), and the Cracked Mayo – the egg-free mayonnaise burger comes with a savoury, crispy soy patty.
VeganBurg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502, p. 6844 6868.
Third & Sixth
Making Seah Street a hip alcove for post-work Joes and Janes is this cosy bistro-bar – and its burgers are a fine reward for anyone who swings by. All burgers contain a home-made 150g Australian grain-fed beef patty, and these sport a spectrum of flavours from Messy Mexican to a Korean Jong Un, and even a sinful Ram-Lee for those craving some Malaysian goodness.
Third & Sixth, 36 Seah Street, Singapore 188392, p. 6336 1248.
&Made Burger Bistro
This haven for burger-lovers, previously at Sentosa, will reopen in Orchard where they’ll continue serving drool-worthy and unorthodox burgers like The Blue Moon (a dry-aged beef patty topped with French blue cheese and grilled bacon), and The 3 Little Pigs (a medley of pork fillet, bacon and chorizo patty, spicy Yuzukoshō mayo, Shibazuke pickles, Shiitake mushrooms and white cabbage). There’s even The Tandoori Chicken burger if you fancy Indian cuisine!
&Made Burger Bistro, reopens in Orchard road March 2007.
Go big with the Terminator Challenge at Roadhouse – it’s SIX wagyu patties topped with cheese, streaky bacon, jalapenos and chilli. Take it down within 20 minutes and you get it free! But for looking for a more traditional (but decadent nonetheless) and non-competitive, there’s the Fabulous Foie Gras burger.
Roadhouse, 13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249674, p. 6476 2922.
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar
We love ourselves a good ol’ American style burger and Fatboy’s really hits the spot with staples like the royale with cheese ($12) and oddities like The Elvis ($11): a bacon stuffed pork patty with grilled bananas and peanut butter. Though definitely a burger place, the chicken mac and cheese and the fried chicken waffle sandwich are no slouches in the taste department either.
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar, 38 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238836.
This gastropub’s décor is a mix of modern and classical, referencing its history as a British military armoury. But another thing that’s traditional in this joint? Its passion for good ol’ burgers. Dig into the eponymous Armoury Burger, stacked with a 180g house-ground beef patty, candied onions, gorgonzola, baby arugula, and garlic horseradish mayo. For something differentm, the crispy pork belly and egg burger will make you weep tears of joy too.
The Armoury, 36 Beach Road, Singapore 189677, p. 6385 3173.
Few do classic American-style burgers as well as OverEasy. All of them come with a juicy wagyu chuck blend patties served on super soft, toasted brioche buns. Our picks are the Double Trouble (two patties with OverEasy’s killer top-secret sauce), and the irresistible truffle burger, which features Swiss cheese, mushroom, and truffle mayo.
OverEasy, #01-06, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213, p. 9129 8484.
It’s a four-in-one concept here at Potato Head Folk, but for gastronomically good burgers, head straight to Three Buns, which is split between the first and second floor. The Baby Huey (prime 150g beef patty with cheese, spiced mayo, and the special Notorious T.O.M. Sauce) is pure gold, and so is the Truff Ryder (wagyu beef patty with pan-seared foie gras, confit onion jam, black truffle, and four artisanal cheeses… phew!)
Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143, p. 6327 1939.
Omakase Burger takes great pride in their burgers. Their signature Omakase Cheeseburger is a real crowd-pleaser because of the hand-ground, smashed beef patty. Get those taste buds ready for the top-secret sauce,; it’s guaranteed to knock you off your feet.
Omakase Burger, #01-05 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Bukit Timah, Singapore 287994, p. 6763 2698.
Local lingo is all the rage at BERGS. Order the Alamack – their signature fish burger that comes lightly crumbed is topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and completed with some good ol’ dill tartare and aioli. Choose between the BERGS size (large) if you’re famished or go settle on a small bun for snacks.
BERGS, #01-01 Far East Square, 137 Amoy Street, Singapore 049965, p. 6438 6505.
Two Blur Guys
This hole-in-the-wall joint doesn’t look like much from the outside, but step inside to try their burgers (all of which come with Gruyere cheese, by the way) and you’ll be impressed. The ultimate comfort food choice would be the pulled pork, but if you want something a little fancier, go for the duck rillette. Their portobello mushroom burger isn’t too shabby either.
Two Blur Guys, #01-13 Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, Singapore 038981, p. 6636 4183.
Hans Im Glück
Up for some Bavarian burgers? Germany’s most celebrated burger chain hits Singapore in December. Only fresh ingredients are used for the burgers, be it a tender chicken breast or juicy beef patty, vegetarian or vegan option with avocado, goat’s cheese & fig jam, grilled vegetables, rocket and Italian hard cheese. The quality and flavour combinations is one to give diners a truly unique and heightened burger experience. The designer cocktails which have already amassed a loyal following in Germany will also be served in the Singapore branch. The interior featuring floor to ceiling birch trunks gives off a cosy, “into the woods” vibe as you tuck into your hearty buns.
Hans Im Glück, 362 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238887, Opens in December
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