Not many people have heard about The Corner Grill, which is a grill-house at Ann Siang Hill specialising in artisanal burgers, grilled seafood and meat.
The chef helming the kitchen is Chef Colin West, who used to work at Market Grill, Les Amis, and Huber’s Butchery.
Thus, you can expect a certain quality (and more) when it comes to the offerings.
However due to COVID-19, Ann Siang Hill may have lost some of its shine as a stretch of lively dining places and drinking holes.
When I took a look at the pricing of the menu, I thought that not every diner may be comfortable with its pricing. Especially with a restaurant with that lack of marketing, media fanfare and untested-reputation since it is new.
In terms of burgers, the ‘cheapest’ would be the Grilled Chicken Burger at $26. Get what I mean?
However, the burger offerings did sound enticing from Bleu Burger ($29), BBQ Burger ($28), Portobello Burger ($28), Fried Chicken Burger ($28), and Grilled Fish Burger ($30).
Each burger is made from Chef Colin West’s original recipe, with patty hand-formed by Chef himself. Attention is paid from the buns, condiments and homemade pickles for maximum flavour.
Each burger bun is made specially to pair with our homemade burger patties. For example, the Blue Cheese burger is served in a walnut & dried fruit bun to complement the melted Gorgonzola.
One of the recommended is the Grilled Fish Burger ($30), a pommery-marinated Patagonian toothfish with baby roma tomatoes, romaine lettuce, a dash of lemon-herbed mayo, and sandwiched between parmesan buns. Served with lemon capers potatoes and salad.
I had the Breakfast Burger ($28) as it sounded the most interesting of the lot, with pork patty and Ogleshield cheese – a beautifully rich washed-rind cheese.
A sunny side up, bacon, romaine lettuce, gherkins, German mustard and sesame bun complete the burger.
While pricey, the burger was substantial in size, plus it came with thick-cut fries and some greens.
The beauty was in that juiciness and flavours of the pork patty – maintaining that moisture all the way through.
I only thought that the sesame bun could have been a notch softer to the touch. I was indifferent to the fries, though appreciate the house-made tabasco and green chilli sauces.
Some of the other favourites from the menu are the homemade Pickled Beetroot, tender Char-grilled Octopus Salad ($23), Garlic Butter Frog Legs ($28), Crispy Pigs’ Ears ($16) and Seafood Bisque Sheng Mian ($30).
I am keen to try out more from here, but my friends may probably need some convincing due to the price-point.
The Corner Grill
1 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069784 (Chinatown MRT Exit A)
Tel: +65 6223 3188
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tue – Sat), Closed Mon, Sun