Here are some of the best burger spots in the heart of CBD!
Great for after a long day at work, a casual pick-me-up or even for a first date, burgers are just about the perfect food anyone can have on any occasion. And no, we’re not talking about a cheeseburger from McDonalds, but more of the ones served on a plate. Well, basically, those that are not from any fast food chains. We know there are many places you can find yourself a burger in Singapore, but what we’re looking for is something that can make us go, “Wow, that’s one darn good burger!” and trust us, that is no easy feat at all. The Sassy team scoured the areas of Tanjong Pagar and Outram Park to put together a list of the ultimate burger places that you definitely have to try.
Ask anyone to name just one burger place in Tanjong Pagar, and I’m sure you’ll be met with a ubiquitous reply of, “Two Blur Guys!” This burger joint isn’t famous for their casual atmosphere, but boy, do they serve good burgers! Think huge meat patties/chunks covered with melted cheese, slathered with sauces and then wedged between two crispy and fluffy buns. These gigantic treats are the perfect example of why people love burgers.
Two Blur Guys, Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link #01-13, Singapore 078867, www.twoblurguys.com
Unlike Two Blur Guys, The Market Grill is not a casual burger joint, but a full-fledged diner with a complete menu serving up appetisers, mains and desserts. Though they don’t specialise in just burgers, their patties alone are worthy of a visit to the restaurant. Try their best-selling CW Breakfast Burger, or if you prefer something more unique to the restaurant, you can opt for their buttery Cod Fish Burger.
The Market Grill, 208 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068642, www.themarketgrill.com.sg
Ready for a good chill-out after a long week at work? Squires and Scoundrels is the place to visit for those looking for some great beer. They serve unpretentious burgers in a classic burger basket, alongside a generous handful of shoestring fries and dipping sauce. The menu also gives beer recommendations for each individual food item ordered. It’s hard to choose a winner between their burgers, drinks and atmosphere, but putting all these three together definitely catapults this bar to the top of our go-to list.
Squires and Scoundrels, 72 Duxton Road, Singapore 089531, www.squiresandscoundrels.co
4. Charcoal Pit
This grill restaurant located on the top level of Realty Centre, prides itself for serving items that are grilled over charcoal and hardwood fire, giving their food items a nice unique smoky flavour. Visit this restaurant if you’re looking for a place with a laidback chill atmosphere, and only if you can get over their no-frills plating. Do not expect exquisitely plated dishes, but just great burgers on a plate with crispy fries on the side. Also, if like us, you’re a sucker for rooftop bars and restaurants; you’ll really enjoy Charcoal Pit. Doesn’t rooftop dining just make everything taste infinitely better?
Charcoal Pit, 15 Enggor Street, #12-00 Realty Centre, Singapore 079716, www.charcoalpitsg.com
MEATLiquour SIN, a famed burger chain hailing from the UK, has arrived in sunny Singapore, successfully stealing the show from all other casual bars and cafes in Duxton. Step into this glitzy diner complete with neon lights and booming music, and prepare your stomachs for a feast. The burgers served here are stacked tall with juicy meats, then topped generously with greens, melted cheese and special sauces. The best thing is that their golden-brown buns are baked daily with a signature recipe to elevate their burgers to a new height.
MeatLiquor SIN, 99 Duxton Road, Singapore 089543, www.meatliquor.com/singapore
Potato Head Folk is a cosy burger place with a unique and quirky charm. Specialising in burgers, this restaurant has a wide variety, ranging from beef, to pork, and seafood. They even have a veggie burger on their menu to cater to herbivores. Try their signature Baby Huey Burger, which is a prime 120g beef patty topped with a variety of ingredients and sandwiched between two demi brioche buns. Also, catch them at night if you can, to enjoy their rooftop garden, which is exceptionally captivating due to the view of both heritage buildings and skyscrapers.
Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143, www.pttheadfolk.com
7. The Lokal
For those looking to have burgers, and more – here’s a café that serves not only great burgers but also great breakfast items, coffee and dessert. Do visit them during the weekends to try their Pork Sausage Burger which features very tender meat in very generous portions. Another winner at this café would be their incredibly moist Banana Bread, and oh, not forgetting their impeccable service staff too.
The Lokal, 136 Neil Road, Singapore 088865, www.thelokalsingapore.com
8. Burnt Ends
Burnt Ends is an Australian barbecue restaurant aimed at offering great food in bite sized/tapas styled quantities. Chef Dave Pynt loves barbecuing and most of the menu involves cooking by smoking, slow roasting, hot roasting, baking, grilling and cooking directly on coals, resulting in an extraordinary barbecue experience. If you’ve heard of the restaurant, you’ll definitely have heard of the their best-selling dish, the Burnt Ends Sanger – a burger that is composed of flavourful 10-hour pulled pork shoulder pressed between two sweet and buttery brioche buns. This burger will surely bring your dinner here to a whole new level!
Burnt Ends, 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391, www.burntends.com.sg