July 2018 archive

25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar

Burgerlees:

Twenty Five Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar is located in the Hotel G on Middle Road near Bugis. With its origins from Los Angeles, this nice cozy American styled burger joint has a nice wooden pub decor and serves a variety of burgers along with the option to craft your own should you wish to put your creativity at work. Interestingly, the name 25 Degrees refers to the difference in the temperature between a burger that is raw versus one that is well done. With mainly indoor seating options, this place also offers some outdoor seats when the window is opened for those who prefer to be directly out in the air.

The menu caters to most dietary requirements as it serves beef, fish, turkey and veggie burgers. I decided to go for one of their classics, Number One priced at 17$ SGD, which contained the beef patty, two types of cheese (crescenza and prelibato gorgonzola), bacon, caramelized onions, argula and the thousand island sauce. There aren’t any side orders included, but everyday for 5$ SGD they have happy hour (buy 1 get 1 free), which includes french and curly fries and onion rings. We went ahead and ordered the onion rings and the curly fries.

The burger was served on a white rectangular plate wrapped in a branded wrapper and lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on the side. As usual I requested for my meat to be well done and it was very tender and juicy, however it didn’t have any taste. The flavour came from the bacon and the cheese only and there wasn’t a noticeable distinction of the sauce. The bread was dry and it was a messy burger to eat.

Overall I didn’t find anything special about this burger and it wasn’t that tasteful. It also took almost one hour to get served, despite the fact that there weren’t that many people in the restaurant. I also thought it was very odd that the lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle were on the side, especially since eating a raw onion isn’t pleasant. I wouldn’t come back here to have a burger, therefore my rating is a 2/5.