10 best gourmet burgers in Singapore

Updated on July 9 2014

When it comes to the most hearty and indulgent savoury treat, nothing packs a meaty punch much like a gourmet burger does.

Related: 3 childhood sweets gone gourmet 

Similar to a bowl of macaroni and cheese, the thought of a fluffy golden bun atop a juicy patty, melted cheese, caramelised onions and the occasional bacon strips can send your tummy rumbling into overdrive.

But before you rush down to the nearest fast food joint to pick up a mediocre sandwich they call a ‘cheese burger’, be sure to check out one of these 10 places listed below for some of the best gourmet burgers in town.

We assure you, you’ll be heavily satisfied.

MORE: 3 new ladies’ night in Singapore 

 

 

1/10

&Made Burger Bistro 

&Made is a fuss free burger joint located in Pacific Plaza.

If you’re not quite sure of what to get, try the basic B-Burger (S$19), a juicy dry beef patty coupled with caramelised onions, French comte cheese and tasty garlic mayonnaise sauce. We can’t help but emphasise how the garlic mayo really made a difference in giving the burger its distinctive taste.

Polish off your burger with a choice of either original, smoked or garlic vinegar fries finished with a classic American milkshake (S$9). Truffles fries are available too, at an additional S$3.

&Made, 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza, #-01-04-06, Singapore 228210, +65 6690 7566, www.andmade.sg

MORE: La Cantine 

2/10

Bedrock Bar & Grill  

“If it’s too neat, it’s meant for a photoshoot,” says head chef of Bedrock, Isaac Tan, referring to the wholesome burger that was meant to look quite the mess just as chef Isaac enjoys his burgers.

It might be quite odd coming to a steakhouse for a burger, but the Chopped Steak Burger (S$35) promises to challenge that notion.

With the quality of meats produced at Bedrock, the burger’s U.S.D.A prime beef patty maintains a crumbly texture that makes for a mouthful. Coupled with oak-aged smoked cheddar, the burger is topped off with a homemade bbq sauce that packs more than a punch with the distinct whisky mustard seed.

Bedrock Bar & Grill, 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163, +65 6238 0054, www.bedrock.com.sg

MORE: 5 best bar bites in Singapore

3/10

Potato Head Folk 

With its quirky decor, Potato Head Folk is probably one of the coolest restaurants to hit the dining scene this year.

Each of the burgers at the restaurant are named after pop culture icons, thanks to London-based chef Adam Penny’s love for all things music.

Named after ’60s singer, James Ramey for his baby face, the Baby Huey burger (S$20) consists of a prime 150g beef patty with cheese, lettuce, house-made Notorious T.O.M Sauce, pickles and spiced mayo housed in a sugary brown bun.

Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143, +65 6327 1939, www.pttheadfolk.com

4/10

Open Door Policy

If a hearty old-fashioned burger is what you seek, then the ODP wagyu burger (S$32) will definitely whet your palette.

Having been on the menu ever since the contemporary heartland restaurant opened in late 2011, the burger has proved to a constant crowd pleaser. And with a recent menu change, the wagyu patty has been plumped to a massive 250 gm making for a richer and juicier texture.

One other vital component for traditional burgers would be the ketchup and Open Door Policy’s version proves to be an impressive one with ingredients such as tabasco and worchestershire sauce elevating the burger’s palette altogether.

Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650, +65 6221 9307, www.odpsingapore.com

MORE: Singapore’s 12 best food-inspired cocktails

5/10

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Besides serving up some heavenly steaks, Chicago’s-famed Morton’s The Steakhouse also delivers traditional American favourites like burgers on its menu.

If you’re the sort that loves loads of cheese on your burgers, then Morton’s USDA Prime Burger (S$30) will definitely hit the spot.

You get a choice of either Swiss, crumbled blue or cheddar cheese to go along with your tender and juicy beef patty. Other toppings such as crispy bacon and sauteed mushrooms are available to add on.

Morton’s The Steakhouse, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue 4F, +65 6339 3740, www.mortons.com

MORE: Six tips to cooking the perfect steak 

 

6/10

Bergs Gourmet Burgers

To pick the outstanding burger from a burger joint that specialises in gourmet burgers is just as difficult as picking out the best cut in a steakhouse.

Unlike majority of the gourmet burgers here, the Alamack (S$15) is a fish burger and is a lighter alternative that is no less flavourful. Made of a lightly crumbled mackerel patty, there is a distinct freshness about each bite.

And what is fried seafood without some good ol’ tartar? Bergs’ rendition is a refreshing twist of dill tartare and aioli that comes together perfectly to an addictive blend. It’s no wonder then that we kept taking a bite after another.

Bergs Gourmet Burgers, 137 Amoy St, #01-01 Far East Square, Singapore 049965, +65 6438 6505, www.bergsburgers.com

 

7/10

Roadhouse 

Featuring all-time favourite diner food in a rustic yet contemporary setting in the heart of Dempsey Hill, Roadhouse serves up indulgent dishes, with a strong focus on burgers.

On Mondays, customers can stand a chance to get 50 percent off their total bill and on Tuesdays, the restaurant provides free flow of truffle fries.

If you’re up for the challenge, try out  The Terminator Challenge (S$58), which requires participants to wolf down a 1kg burger within 20 minutes. If they accomplish the feat, they get the burger for free and their name and picture on the Wall of Fame.

Roadhouse, 13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247694, +65 6476 2922, www.theprivegroup.sg/roadhouse

8/10

DB Bistro Moderne 

When you get an American bistro offering dishes straight off Midtown Manhattan, you know for sure that you are in for a sumptuous treat.

With chef Daniel Boulud’s modern bistro offering a collection of world-renowned signature burgers, the Original db Burger (S$42) is the cream of the crop. The patty in itself is a timeless classic with braised short ribs and foie gras packed in juicy sirloin.

Rounding off the sinful burger would be the delectable parmesan buns and a hearty tin of frites!

DB Bistro Moderne, #B1-48, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018972, +65 6688 8525, www.dbbistro.com/singapore

 

9/10

Suprette 

Dining at Suprette can feel a little like going back in time. Located at one of Singapore’s most quaint districts, you get this old-school feel while you’re there.

The highlight on the menu is the Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burger (S$18). Like buffalo wings, the chicken patty is slathered with hot sauce and topped with blue cheese, giving you this smokey kick.

The fries too deserve special mention. We love how each addictive piece of fry was crispy on the outside and a rich buttery mush on the inside.

Suprette, Kam Leng Hotel lobby, 383 Jalan Besar Singapore 209001, +65 6298 8962, www.suprette.com

10/10

The Chop House 

A common gauge to picking a good burger apart from a mediocre one could simply be its patty. And being the extension of meat haven Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, such is the expectations set for The Chop House’s burgers.

The Beef, Bacon & Cheddar Burger (S$27) is a must try with rich flavours delivering a thoroughly enjoyable sitting. The star of the show comprises of 220-grams of New Zealand grass fed beef, accentuated with strips of crispy bacon.

Bringing the entire burger together would be other notable ingredients such as the delightful mustard mayonnaise and the intense Chop House BBQ sauce which definitely springs a surprise in the mouth — something to look out for. The entire meal is rounded off with a lovely serving of tater tots too!

The Chop House, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-161-162, VivoCity, Singapore 098585, +65 6376 9262, www.wooloo-mooloo.com/sg/the-chop-house.aspx

MORE: The Chop House gastro-bar