The Handburger @ Raffles City

The Handburger is an upscale burger-dining establishment serving artisan burgers. Upon further research, I found out that it was the brainchild of 3 good friends (the same people behind The Soup Spoon) who shared the sentiments of offering quality food at reasonable prices.

The Hand Burger’s quirky logo!

The reason for its name? Everything – from their burger buns, straight down to their sauces – is claimed to be made by hand!

Plenty of pictures provided in the menu(yay!)

So we arrived at the Raffles City outlet around 7pm, and for a Friday evening, I was surprised(and relieved!) that there was no dinner queue. We were then promptly offered seats by the service crew.

The Handburger offers a large variety of items, from burgers to sliders and soups to even desserts. I decided to get the most monstrous-looking item on the menu called The Works ($17.80), while C made a safe choice by getting The Handburger Original ($13.80). Both were cooked medium.

Service was prompt and our food arrived in around 10-15 minutes.

The Works ($17.80) – Crisp bacon, onion rings, fried egg and a thick, juicy NZ grass-fed beef patty sandwiched between lightly-toasted buns.

I honestly didn’t know where to begin – It was GINORMOUS! If you’re ordering this though, I suggest having the onion rings separately because doing so retains their deep-fried crunch.

The Hand Burger Original($13.80) – I asked C to try out the new camera…. haha not bad la hor?

And of course, all their burgers come with chunky fries, house salad or mushroom soup!

A shot of the fries from my Instagram @furreen

The fries were crisp and adequately-seasoned. I really liked them. They came with a tangy, mysterious-looking sauce which I forgot to ask about…

The exterior of The Handburger

From this picture, you can see that diners are seated in long benches. Good for large groups, but less privacy for smaller ones of 2-3 pax – especially when the place is packed since the tables are not separated.

In a nutshell, the ambience wasn’t my favorite. However, food-wise, I certainly thought The Handburger did a pretty good job with their offerings of authentic gourmet burgers. Service was prompt and attentive. So will I be back? Probably!


Raffles City
Tel: +65 6334 4577

313@Somerset (Last operating day: 25 Nov 2012)
Tel: +65 6509 6214

Operating Hours

Sun – Thu
11.30am – 10.00pm
Fri & Sat
11.30am – 10.30pm



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