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(Closed) Burger Bench & Bar

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Located at Cathay Cineleisure, Burger Bench & Bar is a western restaurant which specialises in serving hamburgers.

Daily: 12:00 - 00:00

+65 67379947
$11 based on 29 submissions
Dinner (17 votes), Lunch (15 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (8 votes)
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For photos, please visit Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.

Burger Bench will be serving the last burger on 31 July so I feel oblige to write about it. Every time I pass by Burger Bench & Bar, I see that it isn’t as crowded as the fastfood and other restaurants nearby. Now, Singaporeans, if I have one thing to say about eating, it would be: STOP EATING JUNK.

I’ve eaten here a few times, and Burger Bench & Bar’s burgers are very delicious and comforting. Sure, the ingredients aren’t organic but at least they are not made of processed meat loaded with chemical preservatives.

The other day, I ordered the Chicken Breast burger ($8.50) at the counter, got a number, and they sent the burger to me. Chicken Breast because it’s healthy, low-fat, high in proteins. I love it that the joint provides healthy alternatives to their more unique burgers such as green curry catfish burger ($8.20) and Japanese curry torikatsu burger ($8.20). It has caramelized onions, shredded cabbage or some vegetable, pickles, and they bothered to stuff the breast with sundried tomatoes. Although chicken breast is tough in general, the more I ate it, the happier I got. At least this chicken breast was juicy, so it was not overcooked. The vegetables were crunchy and fresh. It was filling up my stomach and yet I felt light.

Two minor grouches I have is: the restaurant could have been more positive. For instance, at the condiments corner, it wrote, “Mustard: Not for non-beef burgers.” See the negativity? Two negatives: “not” and “non.” It could have been rephrased by saying “Usually for beef burgers.” I think this negativity spills over so that the workers looked tired. The second gripe I have is: if this is a healthy joint, as it promotes itself, then why are the condiments processed? And the buns of the burgers too? Go all the way, man.

Overall, I like this place very much. So now you have two choices: (1) continue eating the fast-food junk and end up with cancer or (2) eat healthy. Your body is your temple. Don’t let another healthy joint close down again.

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• 29 Jul 2011 • 375 reviews • 31 followers

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For photos, please visit Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.

Burger Bench will be serving the last burger on 31 July so I feel oblige to write about it. Every time I pass by Burger Bench & Bar, I see that it isn’t as crowded as the fastfood and other restaurants nearby. Now, Singaporeans, if I have one thing to say about eating, it would be: STOP EATING JUNK.

I’ve eaten here a few times, and Burger Bench & Bar’s burgers are very delicious and comforting. Sure, the ingredients aren’t organic but at least they are not made of processed meat loaded with chemical preservatives.

The other day, I ordered the Chicken Breast burger ($8.50) at the counter, got a number, and they sent the burger to me. Chicken Breast because it’s healthy, low-fat, high in proteins. I love it that the joint provides healthy alternatives to their more unique burgers such as green curry catfish burger ($8.20) and Japanese curry torikatsu burger ($8.20). It has caramelized onions, shredded cabbage or some vegetable, pickles, and they bothered to stuff the breast with sundried tomatoes. Although chicken breast is tough in general, the more I ate it, the happier I got. At least this chicken breast was juicy, so it was not overcooked. The vegetables were crunchy and fresh. It was filling up my stomach and yet I felt light.

Two minor grouches I have is: the restaurant could have been more positive. For instance, at the condiments corner, it wrote, “Mustard: Not for non-beef burgers.” See the negativity? Two negatives: “not” and “non.” It could have been rephrased by saying “Usually for beef burgers.” I think this negativity spills over so that the workers looked tired. The second gripe I have is: if this is a healthy joint, as it promotes itself, then why are the condiments processed? And the buns of the burgers too? Go all the way, man.

Overall, I like this place very much. So now you have two choices: (1) continue eating the fast-food junk and end up with cancer or (2) eat healthy. Your body is your temple. Don’t let another healthy joint close down again.

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• 09 Jul 2011 • 39 reviews • 35 followers

You can actually hear spanking sounds coming from the kitchen

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For the full review, pictures and more interesting reads visit http://cinnamonsin.wordpress.com

ED: With many hot burger joints in the food scene, competition is hot and every joint has their own unique concept and traits to survive the endless horde of burger hungry Singaporeans. Armed with a novelty concept, Burger Bench & Bar seems to be among the few in the front line. B3 (Burger Bench & Bar) are a Western/Japanese fusion style burger joint that uses real meat from Australia and real fish fillets & chicken breasts rather than re-constituted meat. They also do not use preservatives or artificial flavouring! (Means their burgers don't last for 4 years without decomposing :D ) Their believe- Fast food doesn't mean junk food!

My partner and I decided to fuel up at B3 before watching Transformers 3 (which was kick ass and Megatron died) We were contemplated to order fries as we wanted to put BFF (Best Fries Forever) to the test and we order just 2 burgers in the end. I had the Mushroom Beef Burger while she chose the most interesting choice in my opinion, the Green Curry Catfish Burger!



Mushroom Beef Burger $8.20


While waiting, we could actually hear spanking sounds in the kitchen. Nothing kinky what are you thinking? They really do hand pack their burgers! Unless.. It was really the sound of something else. The burgers arrived pretty quickly on a Japanese bento tray. It was average in size unlike those American style ones. The sesame bun was slightly toasted. Juice oozed out as i my teeth sliced through the medium beef patty and the fresh button mushrooms burst which each bite... Continued on http://cinnamonsin.wordpress.com

Green Curry Catfish Burger $8.20

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• 30 Apr 2011 • 15 reviews • 16 followers

Great burger, yet rude manager

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Students beware! there is a student meal at $6.90 only which includes a drink and fries/chips with a choice of either one of the 3 burgers which is the same as the adult one. Problem is, the sign board is tucked away at the left corner of the bar. No way you can see it. After I had my meal and was about to leave, did I realise the student meal existed! I could have saved easily $3/4! Upset, I told the manager abt the obscure the signboard was. Instead of accepting my feedback, he told me it was my own problem I didn't see it and that the staff will not be informing us of such deals. Really pissed me off. However, all other staff provide great service and are polite.

Despite the bad experience, I still recommend it as the burgers ARE DOWNRIGHT AWESOME. the bread is their own sesame seed bun and goes very well with whatever you choose for the burger.

green curry catfish burger 

It's not spicy, comes with mayo, excellent fish burger! If you were to compare this to other fish fillet burgers like those from KFC or Mac(sucks) it is heaven as compared to ehhhh, dirt? available for student meal.

omelette cheese beef burger 

Loads of cheese, big piece of egg. A few grades higher than the kind of RAMLY burger you would expect. It boosts a lot more than just a cheap patty with mayo and tomato sauce, what a punch!

cheese burger w caramelised onions

For just a beef burger with cheese and onions it was the best! I mean the beef is soft but not fat. It's definitely not the cheap beef you get in any fast food joint's beef patty like MACs or even Burger King! available for student meal.

cheese burger w tomato relish

The tomato just goes perfectly well with the nicely grilled beef. It comes in kinda sweet yet savoury cause of the cheese. Oh did I mention they cook the beef patties on this stove with loads of love. I kinda spied on them making m burger. Well, everything's worth a try including this.

hand cooked russet potato chips

Ok, this is the ultimate reason why you need to get a meal! It's much better than their french fries which I say would be average. -.- you just got to try their chips! (:

AND BECAUSE THE FOOD IS SOOO GOOD I STILL RECOMMEND THIS PLACE! may be more pricey than burger shack etc. but still! It's non beef burgers are way bigger than burger shack's pork burger

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