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Burger Bench & Bar

15 January 2010

If you read my post on The Handburger yesterday, you would remember that it ended off with a promise for a write-up on this "new kid on the block" in Orchard Road. Burger Bench & Bar is opened by restaurateur Willin Low, who is especially known for his burger haven Relish at Cluny Court. Now you can have the burgers (albeit smaller sized) for half the price but still in good taste.

Cheese Burger with Caramelised Onions: 4/5

I wanted something basic, and Burger Bench & Bar sure has a way of telling me that basic can be beautiful. The beef patty is so tender, fresh and meaty that you tend to forget that you're in a fast-food concept place. Put it this way, my burger was less sloppy than the ones from Carl's Jr, thicker than the ones from McDonald's ("mega" double patties don't count) and juicier than the ones from Burger King. I miss my french fries though, those thick potatoey kinds that go so well with burgers. Here you get russet potato chips instead, and I'm not too won over. Still, good burgers considering the price.

Sarawak Black Pepper Beef Burger

The best friend had the black pepper burger, and on first bite she gave her approval to the black pepper gravy. She said that the grounded black peppers gave it an authentic taste, as compared to the usual or typical black pepper sauces that are often more sweet than spicy.


$7.80 for each burger
$1.00 for added sides of chips
$2.50 for a can/cup of coke

Cathay Orchard Cineleisure, #01-02.

Additional Comment
Try the dark chocolate soft-serve ice-cream. People are raving about it.

Pictures taken with the Canon Ixus 80 IS.

8 Foodie Comments:

Angeline said...

ahh...burger to try out before movie!
eh. You've yet to try ieat super burger!

January 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM
*Harris said...

at astons? i've tried the moomoo burger at vittles, ALSO by leslie tay. that was pretty good stuff too, like the juiciness of the beef patty.

don't think i will be much drawn in by macs, burger king or carl's now haha.

January 15, 2010 at 10:18 PM
Angeline said...

i nv like fast food burgers! haha
Go try ieat burger at aston if you happen to be there. Oh and you can request to omit out the bacon! :)

January 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM
*Harris said...

yes you know me well. i took the bacon out at handburger and at vittles too lol :)

January 15, 2010 at 10:35 PM
brad said...

i walked by burger bench & bar that time, but din try it. I knew it was by willin low, but at that moment i forgot who open it. lol

January 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM
*Harris said...

lol, even after you ate at Relish so many times! by the way, smok'inn frogz still there?

January 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM
Anonymous said...

I'm usually not a burger person but somehow I wanna try this! Love the burger I tried at Relish so gonna see how this measures up. Anyway, how come you didn't like the potato chips? I thought they look pretty nice to chew from your photos haha.

January 20, 2010 at 4:27 PM
*Harris said...

hey kaelyn! burger here is smaller than Relish for sure, and the patty a tad thinner. but for the price, quite satisfying. the chips are something new, but i'm just biased towards steak cut fries ;)

January 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

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