Whether you’re a traditional beef-patty-in-sesame-seed-bun kinda burger fan or prefer more adventurous offerings, we’ve got the list of go-to restaurants in Singapore that welcome kids!
Wonder where to get proper, top-notch patties in the city? Have a hankering for the devilishly good, best burgers in Singapore? The type of craving that a trip to a great Singapore family-friendly restaurant just won’t fix? The kind of hunger that demands a dedicated burger menu? Well, eat healthy the rest of the week and squeeze in a workout, because we’re bringing you the best burger joints in Singapore that welcome kiddos with open arms. From beef and chicken, to pulled pork, tempura fish and portobello mushroom nestled inside soft bun (and bonus points for well-salted fries and decadent milkshakes), not all burger joints are created equal. We’re yet to meet a burger we don’t like, and if you stick to our tried-and-tested list of the best burgers in Singapore, you won’t either.
Five Guys is the hottest burger joint in the city since opening in mid-December last year. Coming straight from the good ol’ USA, this cult-favourite burger joint has customisable burgers and milkshakes which will certainly wow the kids. No pickles? No problem! Its burgers are not only freshly made (you can even watch the cooks grill the meat and stack your burger right in front of you), but they’re huge in size, so those voracious eaters of yours will definitely be stuffed. We had the privilege of joining our sister site The Honeycombers Singapore at the Five Guys tasting, and we can attest to its hype. Plus, we must also mention its milkshakes – at $10 a pop, personalise your sweet treat with any of its 10 mix-ins. It’ll surely give your kids a sugar high, so tread carefully!
Where: Five Guys, 68 Orchard Rd, Plaza Singapura, #01-23, Singapore 238839
We’re so glad they decided to bring this U.S.-based burger joint to Singapore… and at Jewel Changi Airport, one of our favourite hangouts with the kids, too! Perfect for us when we need to grab a bite with the kiddos after exploring Canopy Park. Opt for the Shake Shack classic, the Shackburger, a classic cheeseburger on a nicely toasted potato bun. Alternatively, order its Shroom Burger, a crispy and fried portobello mushroom burger stuffed with cheesy goodness – a fantastic vegetarian burger, if you ask us! As the first outlet here in Singapore, you can bet that Shake Shack also has its own unique spin to its dessert menu. Order up the Singapore exclusive Pandan Shake, a pandan-flavoured milkshake with gula melaka crumble. The burger joint also has Shack Attack, a sweet treat for all chocolate aficionados, or It Takes Two to Mango, a fruity mango delight with gula melaka, sago pearls and other candied toppings. Sugary goodness!
Psst, if you live in the west and don’t wish to make the long commute to the East, here’s some good news: Shake Shack will be opening a second outlet at Tanjong Pagar soon.
Where: Shake Shack, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, #02 – 256, Singapore 819666
burger joint new york
The Singapore branch of burger joint new york has been around for a while now, and it’s one of our favourite places to go with the kids for burgers. You’d be forgiven for thinking, given its location at Amoy Street, it would be the reserve of the hip inner-city work crowd. No, no, my friend. Decked out in comfy booths, cardboard sign-boards and rows upon rows of ketchup and pickles, it’s every kid’s dream hangout. And the best bit is that kids are positively encouraged to doodle with sharpies on the wooden walls! It doesn’t get much more family-friendly than that (highchairs too – hurrah!). We’d probably head there on a weekend anyway when the foot traffic is lower and you’re more likely to grab a seat. It’s popular!
Where: burger joint new york, #03-01, 115 Amoy Street (enter through the back door on Gemmill Lane)
Huber’s Butchery is super casual, designed as an add-on to their ginormous two-storey butchery. Sit inside to keep cool or snag a seat within view of the gated soft-fall playground. It’s such a hit with the kid squad that you’ll probably be nipping in and out a bit, but because it’s such a lovely leafy spot you won’t mind. As you can imagine, the burger patties are fresh, fresh, fresh. Our pick is the beef burger with decadent bacon, gruyere and caramelised onions. Before you leave, don’t forget to stock up inside, and you’ll be sorted for dinner for the next week or so! Check out our Dempsey neighbourhood guide while you’re at it.
Where: Huber’s Butchery, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
Brewerkz has a killer burger menu featuring hearty options like the King Brew – with not one, but two juicy beef patties with cheese, bacon, sautéed mushroom and beer chilli! Or if something a little different floats your boat go for the Cowboy, a burger topped with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese and homemade barbecue sauce on the side. The kids can join in burger fest with cheeseburger sliders, or go off-piste with a pizza or fish ‘n chips. Don’t worry, drink and dessert included for the little chickens, too. We frequent the Riverside Point and Singapore Indoor Stadium branches as both have ample space for kids to stretch their legs.
Where: Brewerkz, 30 Merchant Road #01-05/06 Riverside Point, Singapore 058282, or 2 Stadium Walk #01-06/07 Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore 397691
Oxwell & Co
We’ve been known to herald in le weekend with a Friday night drink and nibble at the gastro-pub with the mostest, Oxwell & Co, and the chefs have shared some amazing salad recipes for us to whip up at home, too. Until now we’ve treated it as more of a parent’s guilty pleasure than a family-friendly destination. Well, do we have news for you… Chef Nick Scorpion, being the clever fellow that he is, has designed a kids’ menu ($10), which will mean you can still chillax with delectable burgers and beers while your kids scoff an Oxwell Angus beef burger (or fish and chips, if they prefer). You’ll squeeze in a nightcap as they doodle away on their menus and inhale their ice cream dessert. And for those of you with older kids, head to Oxwell & Co on a Friday or Saturday evening, and nab an alfresco table on the street for a Parisian vibe (road closed to traffic from 7pm).
Where: Oxwell and Co, 5 Ann Siang Road, Chinatown, Singapore 069688
If, like us, you usually head straight to the rooftop bar, you probably didn’t know that Potato Head has an amazing family-friendly space on its second floor. The Three Buns burger shop is where it’s AT, people. For you: some of the tastiest (and most sophisticated) burgers to be found in the Lion City (wagyu beef patty with pan-seared foie gras and truffled onion marmalade, anyone?). Plus, we’re loving the Impossible Chedda, a scrumptious vegan burger… so good, you won’t even know it’s not meat! Big kids will also love the hot dogs, naughty fries or winner winner, glorious chicken bites with a variety of sauces. It’s a big thumbs up from us!
Where: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Fatboys The Burger Bar
Fatboys has cemented its place in our go-to-list of family restos, and our teen reporters rated Fatboys as their favourite too! The hits just keep on coming at this ‘ol American diner with staples like the royale with cheese and more off-the-wall offerings like Pizza the Hut. Our kids loved the chicken mac and cheese (and, okay, so did we). We favour the Holland Village branch as the street is closed to traffic from 6pm every night so the kids are safe to have a little wander. And if you’re hosting a shindig you can also take home a tray of 28 ‘lil’ basterds’ – mini-burgers just perfect for smaller burger connoisseurs.
Where: Fatboys, 29 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689
If satisfied kiddie customers are what you’re after, then chow down at the Fullerton institution OverEasy. The adults will be pretty happy, too. Think melt-in-your-mouth juicy wagyu patties served on super-soft brioche buns, mmm delish! We tucked into the To-Die-For burger, which lives up to its name. The kids went mental for the killer milkshakes, and we all enjoyed a brisk walk along the river post-feast. Perfect.
Where: Overeasy, #01-06, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
The Chop House
The Chop House has a small but delish selection of burgers. Think Aussie beef or free-range Australian chicken patty topped with melted cheddar and applewood smoked bacon. Mmm! Save the cosy i12 Katong branch for when you’re out with the teen, and the Vivo branch for when you’re taking the kids to the rooftop play area. The outdoor area in Vivo opens up to a gorgeous view of the waterfront, perfect for keeping the kids occupied until the food comes. Good news for eco-friendly parents: The Chop House has got rid of plastic straws, so bring your own or use the biodegradable ones.
Where: The Chop House, 112 East Coast Road, #01-13 I12 Katong, Singapore 428802, and 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-161-162 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Despite a move from The Grandstand to Wisma Atria, Omakase Burger still knows the way to our hearts. Boy, do they know how to churn out a tasty burger. The ultimate cheeseburger with the works packs a punch with a hand-ground beef patty, toasted artisanal bun, melted American cheese, and topped with bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms. The best part? Omakase Burger now offers the Impossible meat in their burgers, and that includes Impossible chilli cheese fries too… YUM.
Where: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd, #03-15, Singapore 238877
Relish by Wild Rocket
A pioneer on the Singapore burger scene, Relish has been plating up awesome specimens of American comfort food for over 10 years. They had us at the beef burger with blue cheese, poached pear and walnuts (although the paper-thin omelette wrapped ramlee burger has garnered quite a local following). When your hunger is sated, pop across the road to the Botanical Gardens for a scoot and frolic with the rug rats. The boutiques in Cluny Court are worth a little browse too – Twelve by Elly is the biz for cute kids’ apparel.
Where: #02-01 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
We’re huge fans of this fast food joint and how its burger sizes are anything but junior-sized. If you’re feeling ravenous after a shopping trip with the kiddos, pop over to Carls Jr. for burgers stacked high with patties, cheese and fresh veg. Want a fuss-free lunch? Grab some skin-on natural-cut fries, hand-breaded onion rings or crisscut fries (waffle fries!) for the little ones to munch on. Extra bonus: drinks are free flow! A word of warning, the queues get a little long but it’s definitely worth the wait.
Where: Branches at Marina Square, Vivocity, Jurong Point, The Star Vista, Funan, SingPost Centre.