31 May 2014 • 390 reviews • 55 followers
Full Fatboy's The Burger Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/05/fatboys-burger-bar.html
Fatboy's The Burger Bar is among the first burger concept restaurants in Singapore, having first opened its doors in 2009. Known for their wide variety of ingredients and creative burger toppings, Fatboy's The Burger Bar is especially loved for their 'Create-Your-Own-Burger' concept. Sadly, most of their modern day competitors seem to have caught up, and even surpassed them, in terms of overall taste and quality of burgers.
Ambience at Fatboy's The Burger Bar is styled after the typical American diner, with white and black checkerboard patterns and garish, loud red for contrast. Walls are adorned with whimical artwork. Furniture is well laid out in a grid pattern, mostly featuring benches or bar stools. I dislike the dim interior lighting though, as well as the relatively open concept of the place, as high ambient temperatures make it rather warm at times.
Service at Fatboy's The Burger Bar is decent. Staff are young part-timers mostly, and while they are friendly and knowledgable on the menu, able to make recommendations or recite special offers, their service isn't that memorable or special. Functional service at best, could be a lot better.
Food at Fatboy's The Burger Bar focuses on American diner style food such as deep fried items, sandwiches, with the star item being burgers. With 3 types of burger buns, 5 types of meat patties, 20 types of toppings, and 10 types of sauces, there is nearly an endless combination of burgers you can create at Fatboy's The Burger Bar.
Alternatively, choose from one of the ready-made recipes on the menu. Prices at Fatboy's The Burger Bar are lower than most of their competitors, and very affordable. However, overall taste and quality is only slightly above average at best. Can you get tastier burgers elsewhere? Yes. Ultimately, I would probably only visit if I was nearby, and I certainly won't go out of my way just to dine here.
I loved the Swiss Shroom (SGD $13.80), featuring a juicy, tender, beef chuck patty, which isn't too tightly packed or dense. The sauteed shiitake mushrooms add a yummy burst of flavour, and the garlic aioli on a whole meal bun enhance the overall taste. The melted swiss cheese isn't really melted though, as this firm cheese just kind of blankets the burger rather than enveloping it.
A house special, the home made Beer Battered Onion Rings (SGD $7.50) are excellent! Thickly sliced, fresh onions are battered in a savoury beer and herb batter, deep fried till crisp, then served with a homemade BBQ / barbecue sauce that is tangy and slightly sweet. Highly recommended!