25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar which originated from Los Angeles, is situated at an interesting location of Hotel G.
Hotel G is branded as a chic lifestyle hotel located on Middle Road near Bugis, and boosts of two such food establishments – Ginett which serves European food, and 25 Degrees Burger.
Not wanting to sound like a wet blanket at the start, but realistically speaking, many burger joints in Singapore open with a bang, but slowly fizzle out. MEATLiquor and The Butchers Club Burger are two such examples. My sense is consistency issues, and that the local market is just not that into burgers.
25 Degrees is so named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger.
Burgers ($14 each) are simply labelled as Number One, Number Two, Number Three, Number Four, and Veggie Burger.
One to Three contain beef patties with different fillings, Four is a burger of seared Yellowfin Tuna with lettuce, crispy fried onions and spicy aioli.
I ordered the Number One, their signature with 200g USA Angus beef, creamy crescenza, gorgonzola, strips of smoky bacon, topped with slowly caramelised onions and finished with… Thousand Island.
The most distinctive feature to me, was not the beef patty, but the Crescenza cheese.
The aroma hits you as you take the burger close enough to your face, and gives a beautiful soft, creamy texture surrounding the patty.
Did it overpower everything else, including the bacon? I actually thought so. But yet, that is what makes this very different from all other burgers out there.
To be fair, I liked the patty – moist, good doneness, possibly living up to its name of “25 degrees”.
Curly fries and onion rings (additional $5) were unfortunately to the oiler side, and got soggy fast.
There is a weekday lunch deal from 11am to 3pm, where guests can enjoy the lunch set at $18++ with their choice of signature burger (No. 1-4 on the menu), fries and a half pint of beer or soda.
However, take note that the burger given would be of a much smaller size than if you order ala carte.
Other American favourites like pancakes, waffles and French toast in a variety of flavours are also available.
Hotel G, 200 Middle Road Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7990
Opening Hours: 7am – 3am (Mon – Sun)