Your definitive guide to the most scrumptious burgers in town (fries included)
Never underestimate the restorative powers of a chunky, juicy burger. While the city’s culinary landscape teems with healthy and wholesome cuisine, plenty of restaurants here are also dedicated advocates of burgers – whether it’s beef, pulled pork, fried chicken or a plant-based patty, you’re guaranteed to find one which tickles your fancy. Planning a burger hunt? Here’s a mouth-watering roundup of the city’s most gratifying patties.
Owner of Black Craft Burgers and Beer Chris Barish started his hospitality career in the world of clubs before collaborating with Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori to establish his own burger brand. Black Tap quickly built a following for their artisanal, award-winning burgers, bagging the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the New York City Wine and Food Festival’s Burger Bash in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The brand is also famed for its array of craft beers and whimsical CrazyShake milkshakes. You can’t go wrong with the All-American Burger, a classic pile of beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, american cheese and a special sauce. Other signatures include The Mexico City, The Californian and The Greg Norman.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6688 9957
Following its successful launch at all Fatburger locations in the United States, Fatburger Singapore is the first international fast-casual chain to locally introduce the famous plant-based burgers, Impossible Burger. The chain is also the only dining establishment in the city that serves customisable Impossible Burger at its halal-certified restaurants. Select from four different patty sizes here – single, double, triple and quad – and pair your burger with any of the signature hand-scooped ice cream milkshakes. Each burger here is complete with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, onions and pickles.
The sister outlet of Michelin-starred Burnt Ends, Meat Smith boasts a new limited-edition burger – the Burnt Ends x Meat Smith Beef Marmalade Cheeseburger. Created in partnership between owner Dave Pynt and head chef Eddie Goh of Meat Smith Telok Ayer, this burger is a lip-smacking interpretation of one of Burnt Ends’ signature dishes, the Beef Marmalade and Pickles. The burger is made up of a 125-gram beef and brisket patty and 60-gram 100% beef marmalade patty, both topped with American cheddar cheese, house pickles and the restaurant’s burger sauce. The Beef Marmalade Cheeseburger is currently only available at Meat Smith.
167-169 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6221 2262
Three Buns at Potato Head Singapore
Three Buns forms part of Potato Head Singapore at Keong Saik Road, and here you can choose to have your burger served hawker-style or to your table at the second floor of the restaurant. Three Buns is lauded for its gourmet burgers which are freshly prepared from house-made relishes and artisan buns. Must-try highlights include Burning Man, a messy pile of 150g Black Angus beef patty, ketchup, cheese, pickles, spiced mayo and a toasted demi brioche bun, and Smokin’ B-Boy, where 150g Black Angus beef patty is paired with smoked applewood cheddar, Dingley Dell beer and treacle streaky bacon, BBQ ketchup, smokey mayo, bawang goreng and a toasted demi brioche bun.
Potato Head Singapore
36 Keong Saik Rd
Tel: +65 6327 1939
With a chic Americana charm and laid-back ambiance, OverEasy has been a crowd favourite for delish, comfort food (have you tried their popular Good Ol’ Fashioned Mac and Cheese?) Located in One Fullerton and Orchard Road, the fun dining hotspot dishes up burger specialties such as the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, where Japanese cucumbers, housemade coleslaw, chipotle mayo and buttermilk fried chicken is sandwiched between brioche buns, and the To-Die-For Burger, where the signature wagyu chuck blend patty is topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle and the restaurant’s special burger sauce. Then wash it all down with Berry Bonanza, a milkshake of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marshmallows and chocolate.
This gourmet burger joint already has a stellar reputation for its Signature Wolf Beef Burger, but now it’s upping the ante with two new releases from its latest menu. The first is the Dry-Aged Beef Burger, which is prepped using the same methods required for aged Galacian beef. While the chipotle mayo and pickled onions add a tangy crunch to the burger, what really makes this a must-have is the tender, juicy and flavourful patty. Equally satisfying is the King Salmon Burger, which features a soft, melt-in-your-mouth salmon patty that’s complemented by an avocado mash and honey mustard – the perfect choice for the health-conscious foodie.