Testament to the ongoing “westernisation” of Singapore, the proliferation of burger joints started arguably way earlier than all the hipster coffee joints (and it’s still growing!). If you are thinking of rewarding yourself this weekend after a long week’s work by stuffing yourself silly, you can do it at these 15 places without destroying your wallet. The Smart Local shows you where:
Imagine sinking your mouth into a succulent burger, revelling in the delightful taste as its flavours burst open into your open hungry mouth.
Many of us Singaporeans simply love burgers. We find ourselves patronising restaurants, cafes and bars, looking for the best burgers in the vicinity. Our love for them is further proven by the throngs of Western stalls opening up in our local hawker and food centres.
Burgers are the epitome of fast-food restaurants. They practically scream “UNHEALTHY!”, but who cares, right? The real question is, where can we find the best value-for-money burgers?
Well, search no more. In this article, we have hand-picked a list of 15 of the most delicious burgers under $15. Warning – you’re going to become very hungry.
1. The Brat
The Aussie Burger at The Brat has been voted as Singapore’s best burger in 2013 by Timeout Singapore. It comes with a fried egg, thin rings of pineapple, bacon, tomato, lettuce and a 150g Australian beef patty.
The flavours of this seemingly simple burger can work wonders in your mouth, and it sure is going to get your tummy satisfied.
Plaza Singapura Branch
Address: #B2-39 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road
Opening Hours: Daily: 9am – 9pm
Raffles Place, Clifford Centre Branch
Address: 24 Raffles Place
Clifford Centre #B1-K1
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 8am – 7pm
2. Smok’inn Frogz Kitchen
Juicy, cheesy and topped up with caramelised onions, this “Homemade Beef Burger” from Smok’inn Frogz Kitchen is regarded by some as the most delicious burger in Singapore. With a tasty burger, fries and salad, just add a beer in and you’re good to go.
Fret not non-beef eaters, they also serve a chicken burger that is equally appetising.
Address: 879 Bukit Timah Road (Cherry Avenue)
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 5pm – 11pm | Sat: 1pm – 11pm | Sun: 9am – 11pm
3. De Burg Burger
You don’t have to go all fancy pansy to look for the most amazing burgers. Despite being termed as a “Kopitiam burger”, De Burg is well-known for having one of the best burgers in Singapore. Some of their popular picks include their Bacon Cheese, Pork and Asian Chicken burgers.
You can opt to have a either a 100g or 200g patty for each burger you decide to have.
Price Range: $8 (100g patty) – $15 (200g patty) for the majority of them
Address: 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-40 Stall 1&2 Singapore
Tues to Thurs: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm
Fri to Sun, PH Eves & PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays & every last Tuesday of the month)
*Update: De Burg recently closed its doors on its Alexandra Village outlet. But fret not, they are currently looking for a new location now and we wish them all the best and hope that we get to continue to eat their awesome burgers!
4. The Handburger
The Handburger derived its name from the very fact that they make each and every of their burgers from scratch, and with their hands, of course. They serve gourmet burgers at affordable prices, and in generous servings.
A notable mention is the sliders that are available from 3 – 6.30pm daily. You can order any of these four burgers, or all of them if you like: The Handburger Original Slider, the Pulled Pork Slider, the Battered Dory Slider and the Chicken Caeser Slider.
Price: Choose 1 for $3.50/ Choose 4 for $12.80
Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-65/66 Singapore 179103
Sun to Thurs: 10.30am – 10pm | Fri & Sat: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Union Bar opens at 9am daily
This Crispy Fish Burger at GRUB’s is an all-time favourite for many burger lovers. With it’s fresh buns, crispy fish and homemade remoulade, they put many fish burgers out there to shame.
Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 (Car park along Sin Ming Ave, opp Blk 408), Singapore 569983
Tues to Fri: 5.30pm – 10.30pm | Sat to Sun: 9am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
(Last order for brunch is 3.30pm and for dinner, 10pm)
6. Relish by Wild Rocket
Relish has a signature Wild Rocket Beef Burger that is simple but delectable. You’ll find a beef patty, sarawak pepper cream and sun-dried tomato relish between two toasted buns, and the taste is simply superb.
Address: 1 Maju Avenue, #02-07/09 myVillage at Serangoon Garden
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm -11pm | Sat & Sun: 12pm – 11pm
7. Omakase Burger
The signature Omakase Cheeseburger is made up of a delicious hand-ground beef patty, melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, topped up with their secret Omakase sauce and finally, pressed together by toasted artisanal buns. They grind, blend and hand-form their patties daily, so be assured that you will be scarfing down a fresh, quality burger.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-05 The Grandstand
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs: 11.30 – 3.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm | Fri to Sun: 11am – 10pm
8. Fatboy’s The Burger Bar
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar has really good burgers at affordable prices. It’s difficult to name which you should pick, but some of the must-haves include the Royale with Cheese and the Swiss Shroom.
You can even build your own burger if you want to! But of course, whether or not it stays below $15 depends on how lavish you make your burger out to be!
Price Range: $11 – $15 for the majority of them
Address: 187 Upper Thomson Road
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs: 4pm – 12am | Fri to Sun: 12pm – 12am
Address: 465 Joo Chiat Road
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs: 4pm – 12am | Fri to Sun: 12pm – 12am
Pasir Panjang Branch
Address: 122 Pasir Panjang Road
Tues to Thurs: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am | Sat: 12pm – 12am | Sun: 12pm – 10pm
The Burger Bar
Address: 14 Scotts Road, #01-16A/B Far East Plaza
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun: 12pm – 10pm
9. EwF by Everything With Fries @ Orchard Central
This outlet operates as a fast food joint in Orchard Central, and boy, I absolutely love their burgers. It probably has the most affordable and delightful burgers you can get. Some favourites include the Slider, the Har Cheong Kai and the Bacon Cheese Omelette Burger.
The best part? You can get a huge portion of burger, fries and a drink for just $11.90.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs: 10am – 10pm | Fri to Sat: 11am – 11pm
10. Huber’s Butchery & Bistro @ Dempsey
Where else can you find a better beef patty than one that is directly made from a supplier that specialises in the manufacturing and processing of top quality meat products? Huber’s Butchery & Bistro serves their very down under beef burger – 100% pure Australian chilled beef topped with crispy bacon, caramelised onions and served with fries!
Address: 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677
Opening Hours: Tues to Fri: 11am – 7pm | Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 9.30am – 7pm
(Closed on Mondays)
11. Two Blur Guys
For those with a palate for juicy, tender and flavourful burgers, this is the place to be. The Prime Beef Burger and the Pulled Pork Burger are MUST-TRYs. They are heavenly and will have you swooning and craving for more.
Price Range: $11 – $14
Address: 1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel #01-13, Singapore 078867
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Throw away any stereotypes you have of vegetarian food, because this locally-established vegan joint serves fantastic and healthy burgers. Yes, you got it right, healthy burgers do exist. Have a go at their Smoky BBQ Burger, – with a patty made of minced oven-baked mushrooms, topped with smoky barbecue sauce, crisp fresh lettuce and tomatoes – one of the most popular picks.
Price Range: $5.90 – $7.90
Address: 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502
Mon to Sat & Public Holidays: 11.30am – 10pm (Last order at 9.45pm)
Sun: 10.30am – 10pm (Last order at 9.45pm)
Address: 12 Marina Blvd #02-05, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Mon to Fri: 11am – 9.30pm (Last order at 9.15pm)
Closed on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays
Address: 200 Turf Club Road #01-32, Singapore 287994
Mon to Fri 11.45am – 9.45pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10.30am – 10pm (Last order at 9.45pm)
13. BERGS Gourmet Burgers
If you want an exotic and exciting gourmet burger, try Miss Piggy at BERGS Gourmet Burgers. Filled with prime beef patty, strips of bacon, tomato, lettuce, red onion, edam cheese, aioli and their homemade Bergs’ sauce, you’re in for a sinful – but worth-it – meal.
Majority of their burgers are priced under $15 as well.
Price: $12 (Small) / $14.50 (Berg’s size)
Far East Square (FES)
Address: 137 Amoy St, #01-01 Far East Square
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat: 10am – 10pm
East Coast Road (ECR)
Address: 45 East Coast Road, Singapore 428765
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun: 12pm – Late
Haji Lane (HAJI)
Address: 10 Haji Lane, Singapore 189203
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun: 12pm – Late
Mogambo Bar & Restaurant (MOG)
Address: 3 Canton Street, Boat Quay, Singapore 049745
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat: 11.30am – Late
14. Little Hiro
Little Hiro boasts a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine, and their burgers are extremely delectable despite the seemingly exotic flavours. Some of the hot picks include The Waikiki Deluxe and their latest launched Chicken Karaage Ramen Burger, so be sure not to miss those out.
They even have a Superhiro Challenge where you can race to finish your burger in the fastest time possible. If you beat the records, you get to win a limited edition Hiro cap and can have your meal for free! We just checked this place out and LOVED it. So stay tuned for our full feature soon!
Price Range: $6 – $10.50
Address: 559 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01 King’s Arcade
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs: 11.30am – 9.30pm | Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
15. Fast Food For Thought
The Food for Thought outlet at Queen Street serves one of the most affordable and decent burgers in town. It’s the ideal place for brunch with your friends. My personal favourites are the Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork and Beef Patty Cheese Melt.
Address: 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
Tues to Fri: 10am – 9pm (Last order at 8.30pm)
Sat: 9am – 9pm (Last order at 8.30pm) | Sun: 9am – 6pm (Last order at 5.30pm)
Good Burgers Are Meant to be Shared
I’m having a serious craving for burgers right now, and if you’ve read the article till this point, I am pretty sure you’re having it too. Say bye to soggy and disappointing burgers and save your stomach for the best! The coolest part? All of these cost under $15, with most being under $10!
If you’ve tasted any delicious burgers that we’ve missed out on, do let us know below. It’s time to grab your friends and embark on a glorious burger food trail.
The article 15 Mouthwatering Burgers to die for under 15 dollars was written by Christabel Yang and first appeared on The Smart Local, a content partner for MoneySmart.
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