Bergs Gourmet Burgers is a value burger joint in Singapore. The establishment has two branches, one at East Coast Road near Katong shopping center, as well as their second branch along the buzzing Haji lane near Arab Street. Also, they claim to offer the Best Gourmet Burgers in Singapore. Let’s check them out today with a dine-in.
Both their Haji lane and East Coast branches offer similar choices of outdoor and indoor air-conditioned seating. They are situated in pre-war shop houses with 5-foot walkways in front of them. Also, seating is done over high tables and booth tabled seating. Notably, artistic depictions of their burger are all plated on posters on their shop walls. This helps making your menu decision tad easier than the picture-less menus.
What’s on the menu?
Moreover, Berg’s staple menu selections includes mainly beef and chicken burger options. Their restaurants also served alcohol on-site. Options range from bottled IPAs to beer on tap, though you be also are good with their non-alcoholic standard selections. Their restaurant set-up is similar to that offered by incumbents Wolf burgers and Fat boys for instance, and more conducive than fast-food orientated outlets, like Fat burgers for instance.
Furthermore, Bergs Gourmet Burgers are prepared like traditional American-style burgers, dripping with sauces and packed with plenty of goodness. Bluntly, across their range, you get permutations of layer of melted cheese sits sandwiched between two juicy grilled beef patties.
Also, your burgers meals comes served with a basket of fries and a cup of cold ice lemon tea drink. Additionally, do try out their Bergs Sauce, you can find it on every table condiment stand. Your burgers are promptly prepared by hand and served within about 10 minutes.
Additionally, your burgers are available in two sizes, namely a BERG size and Small. The price difference is about $3 on average. Add $5.5 to your Burger and get a side of Chips + Iced Lemon Tea or Lemonade. Also, an additional $1 makes your burger bun a wholemeal one.
Value Beef Burgers
In addition, if you can’t decide on a burger, you can’t go wrong with the standard BERG burger. It costs a rather affordable $13.5 for a large and $11 for a regular small. It comprises of Prime Beef Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Aioli & BERGS Sauce. The BERG forms the start of their Beef selections, with varying permutations offered.
For instance, you can have your Berg with cheese for a dollar extra with a choice of Cheddar, Swiss or Blue Cheese. Also, don’t get the name Miss piggy fool you into a pork burger. It is essentially a bacon burger, still topped filled with prime beef patty as you get with the BERG with cheese but loaded with extra greasy Streaky Bacon ($16.5 large /$14 small).
Additional menu selections down the burger list seems to build up on each other. Going up the list is Crikey Too ($18). You get Prime Beef Pattie, Streaky Bacon, Pineapple, Beetroot, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar Cheese, Aioli & BERGS Sauce.
The BFB for the hungry
Moreover, if you demand more premium options or just plain hungry, there is the THE BFB ($22) and Wagyu selections (BERG $20). The Wagyu burger is more of a premium offering with Wagyu Beef Patties topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Double Cheddar Cheese, Aioli, Bacon Bourbon Jam Served in a Sesame Seed Bun.
The BFB is what you go for when you are hungry, for $22 for a large and $19 for a regular, you get a large drippy tower of Double Prime Beef Patties, Streaky Bacon, Egg, There are Pineapple, Beetroot, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar Cheese all packed into this rather dense burger topped with Aioli & BERGS Sauce.
However, I found the Wagyu nothing totally spectacular, and couldn’t tell the difference of the patty between their regular beef burgers. I would recommend the Berg over the Waygu.
Walking the chicken
Their chicken burger selections are rather extensive too, with prices a flat $15 for a large and $12.5 for a regular small size. Three choices are afloat here, with a different offering of sauces each. You start with the Budgie smuggler. It is quite an orange honey fest. Here, you get your grilled chicken in Orange Honey Marinade, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Sweet Chili Sauce & Aioli.
Moreover, an additional recommendation will be their Porto polo. You get their juicy Grilled Chicken fillets packed in Spicy Portuguese Marinade and Homemade Peri-Peri Sauce (comes Nandos). It I topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar Cheese, & Aioli. The burger buns are lightly toasted and contents not overly drippy and can be eaten will in-hand.
Furthermore, their Tandoori towers is a localised take on something different, your Grilled Chicken are marinated with Tandoori Spices. Similarly you get the standard flair of toppings of Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Mint Sambal & Aioli.
Topping up the menu, miscellaneous offerings include Lamb and Fish (Alamack) selections. The lamb burger is essentially comprises of a Garam Masala Spiced Lamb Patty topped Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Bergs Sauce & Aioli. Berg’s fish patty burger ($16 large, $13.5 small) is deep-fried, Lightly Marinated & Crumbed Fish, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Dill Tartare & Aioli.
Lastly, vegetarian selections includes the Krakatoa, a Tofu Pattie burger, the Good Falla (Falafel Pattie patty with Avocado), and the Impossible Berg. These non-meat options comes topped with the usual suspects of Lettuce, Tomato and Red Onion. With the Tofu burger spotting Coriander Pesto, Spicy Satay Sauce & Aioli as sauces and the Falafel burger topped with heaps of Lemon Yoghurt & Aioli. Their Impossible burger
All in all, Bergs is not a bad burger place in the heart of town where you can get an affordable meal for under $20 a pop. Such places are a rarity already in a rather crowded gourmet burger market in Singapore. Bergs is a burger joint worthy of a chill out visit.
Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid
Bergs Gourmet Burgers, East Coast
5 East Coast Road,
With closing extended to 11pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Bergs Gourmet Burgers, Haji Lane
10 Haji Ln, Singapore 189203
With closing extended to 11pm on Friday and Saturdays.