PUBLISHED May 28th, 2020 07:00 am | UPDATED June 8th, 2020 12:26 pm
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. Now that we’ve got you salivating, here’s a round up of the best burgers in Singapore.
The brainchild of the folks from Naked Finn, BurgerLabo is the culmination of years of R&D to craft the crème de la crème of burgers. Apart from its name, there’s absolutely nothing basic about the Basic Burger (S$18 for single patty, S$39 for double patty). Brushed with a special bone marrow butter, the cushiony buns are layered with a thick 120g patty made from a blend of four different types of premium beef. Also fighting for the top rank is the ambrosial Chicken Burger (S$20) – a recipe by two-Michelin star chef Julien Royer – that includes a tangy garlic yoghurt sauce and ‘Frenchie’ salsa.
BurgerLabo is located at 41 Malan Rd, Singapore 109454, p.+65 6694 0807. Open 11am–8pm daily.
**During this circuit breaker, BurgerLabo is open for takeaway (from Naked Finn) and delivery from 11am–8pm daily. To order, call +65 6694 0807. Check out their takeaway menu here.
Once a humble food cart at Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, Shake Shack is now a massively popular burger chain with over 170 outlets around the world. Start with the classic ShackBurger (S$9.20), layered with a succulent beef patty, crunchy lettuce and a dollop of their special ShackSauce. For a veggie alternative, devour the ‘Shroom Burger (S$10.80) that packs a crisp-fried portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese. Wash it all down with a creamy dreamy hand-spun Pandan Shake topped with gula melaka crumble (S$7.80).
Shake Shack is located at 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport #02-256, Singapore 819666. Open 11am-8pm daily; 89 Neil Road #01-01, Singapore 088849. Open 11am-9pm daily.
**During this circuit breaker, Shake Shack is open for takeaway and delivery via Foodpanda.
Burger Bar New York
Hidden along the narrow back alley that is Gemmill Lane, a mysterious neon burger sign signals your arrival at Burger Bar New York. If you’re up for a good ol’ fashioned American burger without any exaggerated twists, the no-frills Bacon Cheeseburger (S$21.19) 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 Bar New York 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.
**During this circuit breaker, Burger Bar New York is open Mon-Wed 11.30am– 9pm, Thu–Sat 11.30am–10pm, Sun 11.30am–8pm for takeaway and delivery via Deliveroo and GrabFood.
DB Bistro & Oyster Bar
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(S$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.
**During this circuit breaker, DB Bistro & Oyster Bar is closed.
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 Three (S$15) bursts with the intense flavours of a beefy patty, mezzo secco jack cheese, green chilli, chipotle, and sliced avocado. For an interesting alternative, you might want to dive right into Number Four (S$15), 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.
**During this circuit breaker, 25 Degrees is open daily 11am–11pm for takeaway and delivery via Deliveroo and Foodpanda.
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 (S$21) is armed with feta, aubergine pickle, and cumin aioli packed between fluffy wholemeal buns. Then there’s the Truff Ryder (S$34) that boasts a Tasmanian Vintage beef patty, seared foie gras, truffle onion marmalade and den miso mayo somehow fitting inside a 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 and at 60 Robertson Quay, #01–01 Singapore 238252. Open Mon-Sun 10am–12am.
**During this circuit breaker, Three Buns by Potato Head Singapore is open for takeaway and delivery via their website.
The next contender is WOLF Burgers, with its luscious sandwiches for the casual carnivore. Some of the highlights leading the pack include the toothsome Double Wolf Burger (S$14.90), freshly ground beef accompanied with condiments such as cheddar cheese, sweet onions tomatoes, and pickles, as well as the Truffle Mushroom Beef Burger (S$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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**During this circuit breaker, WOLF Burgers is open for takeaway and delivery via their website and GrabFood.
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 (S$17) 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 give 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.
**During this circuit breaker, The Market Grill is open 12pm–9pm daily for takeaway and delivery via their website.
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. Sandwiched between their signature sourdough buns that are crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle, the Jo (S$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 (S$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.
**During this circuit breaker, Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers is open for takeaway and delivery via Deliveroo.
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 (S$21.40), 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.
**During this circuit breaker, Burnt Ends is open 11.30am–9pm daily for takeaway and delivery via their website and Deliveroo.
Top Image: Shake Shack Singapore