Do you remember your first real burger? It was probably a pivotal moment in your life, complete with gloriously juicy beef, fresh veggies, and maybe some extra stringy cheese. It might even have started you down a path of no return, making you crave for that mouthwatering taste and irresistible aroma every moment of your life – sorry, waistline. Whatever the case, our hearts are always filled with happiness when spending time with our burg pal. So, now that we’ve got you salivating, how about a round up of the best burgers in Singapore?
Hidden along the narrow back alley that is Gemmill Lane, a mysterious neon burger sign signals your arrival at Burger Joint. If you’re up for a good ol’ fashioned American burger without any exaggerated twists, the no-frills Bacon Cheeseburger ($19.80) is not to be overlooked. Sandwiched with onions, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce, enjoy the full works of a moist, succulent burger at this retro diner.
Burger Joint is located at 115 Amoy St, #01-03, Singapore 069935, p. +65 6221 8648. Open Mon-Wed 11.30am – 9.30pm, Thu – Sat 11.30am – 11.30pm, Sun 11.30am – 8pm.
Chef Boulud is widely credited with elevating the simple burger into an art form, and his creation is often heralded as one of the most delicious burgers in Singapore. We’re talking about The Original DB Burger ($45) made with a massive sirloin patty stuffed with tender braised short ribs and creamy foie gras, then wedged inside fluffy parmesan buns to complete the magic. Is it possibly the most epic burger available on our island? We think so!
DB Bistro & Oyster Bar is located at 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-48, Singapore 018956, p. 6688 8525. Open Mon-Fri 12pm – 5pm, 5.30pm – 10pm. Sat-Sun 11am – 5pm, 5.30pm – 11pm.
This Los Angeles stalwart brings its West Coast flavours to our shores with a myriad of gourmet burgers, milkshakes, wine, and beer. Ordering is made simple with its straightforward listing of signature burgers from numbers one to five. For one that packs a punch, Number 3 ($14++) bursts with the intense flavours of a beefy patty, mezzo secco jack cheese, green chilli, chipotle, and sliced avocado. For a fishier alternative, you might want to dive right into Number 4 ($14++), which sees an unconventional yellowfin tuna patty layered with spicy aioli.
25 Degrees is located at Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Rd, Singapore 188980, p. +65 6809 7990. Open daily 11am –3am.
Three Buns by Potato Head Singapore
Split between the ground and second floor of Potato Head at Keong Saik, these gastronomically-sound burgers come in the form of everything from lamb and chicken to crab and beef. Stacked with a heaping 150g of Dorper Lamb, the Rambo ($19) is armed with feta, aubergine pickle, and cumin aioli packed between fluffy wholemeal buns. Then there’s the Four Floors ($22) that boasts two 100g Black Angus beef patties, double cheese, triple onions, ketchup, pickles, and den miso mayo, somehow fitting inside toasted demi-brioche bun. Try not to choke on all that.
Three Buns by Potato Head Singapore is located at 6 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089143, p. +65 6327 1939. Open Tue – Thu 11am – 1am, Fri – Sat 11am – 2am, Sun 11am – 1am. Closed Mon.
Next up as a contender is WOLF Burgers, whipping up a pack of luscious sandwiches for the casual carnivore. Some of the highlights leading the pack include the toothsome Double Wolf Burger ($13.90), freshly ground beef accompanied with condiments such as cheddar cheese, sweet onions tomatoes, and pickles, as well as the Magic Shrooms ($10.90), embellished psychedelic flavours of mushrooms, onions, and provolone cheese. Did we mention how wallet-friendly Wolf Burger’s offerings are too?
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If you’re in it for burgers that are big on size and big on flavour, Wildfire’s ingredient-driven burgers may be just the thing to help you succeed in your quest. The Works ($23), for instance, covers a whopping selection of ingredients, from baby spinach, rosti, and tempura onion rings to guacamole. Slathered with their signature master sauce, this loaded burger might be just the one to give you that much-needed oomph.
Wildfire Burgers is located at 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd, #01-28, Singapore 238895, p. +65 6509 4408. Open Mon-Thu 12pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 12pm – 1am, Sun 12pm – 12am.
Specialising in 100% plant-based burgers, Veganburg is the ultimate fast food destination for all vegans in Singapore, with no dairy products or eggs served at this joint. Buns are fibre-fulled with quinoa, barley, flax, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds while patties are constructed with vegetables that are GMO-free. Want something sweet? Go for the popular Hawaiian Teriyaki ($11.90/a la carte or $15.80 for a set), a refreshing burger topped with delightful grilled pineapple slices and soy patty smeared with teriyaki sauce.
Veganburg is located at 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502, p. 6844 6868. Open daily 11.30am – 10pm.
In place of its predecessor TGIF, &Made Burger returns as one of the concepts right smack in this Orchard Road dining duplex. Fancy something a little adventurous apart from the common beef? &Made’s newest Angela May Burger ($22) is a healthier combination of steamed red curry prawn patty and kale salad served in a homemade steamed mantou, laced with a laksa yoghurt sauce. Talk about complexity in that mix!
&Made is located at 260 Orchard Rd, #01-40/#02-03, Singapore 238855, p. +65 6235 4475. Open Mon-Thu 11.30am – 1030pm, Fri 11am – 12am, Sat 11am – 12am, Sun 11am – 10.30pm.
Two Blur Guys
A homely New York-concept cafe with a reputation for quality gourmet burgers, the Two Blur Guys have certainly earned their keep. Dishing out juicy burgers sandwiched by specially designed wholemeal bread, they offer a menu of six signature variants ranging from Prime Beef and Grilled Chicken to less traditional burgers like Smoked Salmon and Portobello Burgers for the weight watchers. Complete the experience with a Western dessert and drink combo that costs an extra $5.90.
Two Blur Guys is located at 1 Tras Link #01-13, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867, p. +65 6636 4183. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
Here’s one place where quality doesn’t cost a small fortune. Up on the fourth floor of Beauty World Food Centre, you’ll find an earnest burger stall serving up handcrafted Asian-inspired sandwiches. With most of the offerings under $6, these burgers are localised and imbued with ingredients that pay homage to the Singaporean palette. Inspired by the popular Peranakan dish, the Buah Keluak Burger ($5) comprises minced chicken patty marinated with spicy rempah and buah keluak sauce. Those who prefer the authenticity of a good ol’ chunky beef burger can opt for the Classic Beef ($5).
Hambaobao is located at 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Beauty World Centre, #04-49, Singapore 588177, p. +65 9667 5254. Open Mon 12pm – 7.30pm, Wed-Thu 12pm – 7.30pm, Fri 12pm – 6pm, Sat 12pm – 7.30pm. Closed Tue & Sun.
The Market Grill
Beloved (or hated) for its striking blue spots, sharp flavour and funky aroma, blue cheese is something of a misunderstood thing. At the Market Grill, experience its vivid taste in full with the unusual Bleu Cheese ($25) burger: sweet burnt onion marmalade on beef patty, sizzling bacon, a blob of blue cheese, and an unforgettable combination of tang. And let’s not forget the cushiony walnut burger buns that gives you that glorious crunch when bitten into.
The Market Grill is located at 08 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068642, p. +65 6221 3323. Open Mon-Sat 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm. Closed Sun.
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers
Nestled within a private housing estate in Bukit Timah, Mo&Jo Sourdough Burgers is the latest burg joint opened by the owners of Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza. Caressed by a signature sourdough bun that is crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle, the Jo ($18) features a heaping pound of juicy beef, slices of cheddar, and chunky tomato relish layered with mayonnaise and mustard. For something from the heart of the Caribbean, the Jamaican ($16) will have you salivating over its grilled chicken breast, jerk relish, lime mayo, and pineapple bits.
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers is located at 8 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289198, p. +65 6463 4626. Open Tue-Fri 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm Sat – Sun 8am – 10pm. Closed Mon.
Climbing its way up to becoming one of Asia’s best restaurants, Burnt Ends is known to serve up outrageously juicy meats worthy of that one Michelin star. Topping the menu is the Burnt Ends Sanger ($20++), a super pulled pork burger that is meaty, messy, and incredibly smokey all at once – just the way a burger should be. Served over the bar top in an open-concept grill, observe Aussie Chef David Pynt and his team firing up your meats to get the intense, robust flavours of this life-changing burger.
Burnt Ends is located at 20 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391, p. +65 6224 3933. Open Tue-Thu 6pm – 11pm, Fri-Sat 11.45am – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm. Closed Sun & Mon.
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