From burgers to pizzas to a succulent piece of steak, Western cuisine brings endless offerings with it. It’s no wonder we Singaporeans are always so attracted to it.
That said, there’s no need to dine out in fancy restaurants in order to enjoy your favourite western dishes. We’ve rounded up 11 of the best western casual dining spots in Singapore that deliver so you can satiate your western food cravings at home!
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1. ASTONS Specialities
ASTONS Specialitiesshouldn’t come as an unfamiliar name, being a homegrown brand known for their affordability and wide variety. The casual steakhouse prides itself on serving up delicious steaks charbroiled to perfection. Dishes like their Prime Sirloin ($20.50) and Black Pepper Steak ($20.50) are safe options, as such. I’m also a huge fan of their supremely succulent Chargrilled Chicken ($13) and Hickory BBQ Chicken ($13). Every dish even comes with two sides, making them so value for money.
2. Burger & Lobster
It wasn’t that long ago when Burger & Lobsterfirst arrived on our shores to everyone’s excitement. Ever since trying their legendary Original Lobster Roll ($28), I dare say no other lobster roll I’ve tried has topped it. You’ll also be delighted to know that they prepare their 1.5lbs Lobster Combo ($60) using live wild Canadian lobsters. Lobsters aside, Burger & Lobster does pretty mean burgers too. The B&L Beast Burger ($23) and The Mayfair Burger ($14) feature tantalizing patties made out of premium Nebraskan beef.
Tucked away in Kampong Glam lies the cosy Italian restaurant that is Cicheti. Offering a distinctive perspective on Italian cuisine, they’re well-known for their wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. A classic Margherita ($21) or cheesy Quattro Formaggi ($26) pizza is always perfect for sharing in a group. Or if you prefer your carbs in other forms, the truffle Ricotta Gnocchi ($28) and housemade tomato Spaghetti ($24) are indulgent options too.
4. Extra Virgin Pizza
Those of you who like your pizza crusts thin (sorry, can’t relate…), chances are you’ve heard of Extra Virgin Pizza. The bold craft pizzeria claims to serve some of the best thin-crust pizzas in Singapore. Get your pizza fix with their holy Cheesus Crust ($24) or the meat lovers’ favourite Proscuitto ($29). If you’re feeling adventurous, their Pistachio & Pumpkin ($25) pizza is apparently their signature item. The Havana Ananas ($28) is also perfect if you’re on Team Pineapple on Pizza like I am.
5. La Nonna
For a taste of Italy’s country cuisine, La Nonna, which means ‘grandmother’ in Italian, is the place to go. Indulge in hearty and traditional Tuscan dishes such as Cremagliera D’agnello ($42), a beautifully pan-seared rack of lamb. La Nonna also serves up an exquisite crab meat-loaded Linguine Al Granchio ($31) as well as a filling Risotto Alla Zafferano ($35.30). Finish up on a sweet note with their traditional Venetian Tiramisu ($13.40).
If you’re planning to throw a pizza party, Peperoni Pizzeriawill make your life so easy. With their ability to make incomprehensibly ginormous pizzas that go up to 21 inches wide, you won’t have to worry about not having enough pizzas. Popular flavours include the meaty Carne – M ($22), Pollo Arrabbiata – M ($19) as well as the ever-classic Margherita ($19) and Quattro Formaggi ($22).
9. Plank Sourdough Pizza
Plank Sourdough Pizzaspecialises in sourdough crust pizzas and is the first pizzeria in Singapore to do so. They offer hand-stretched and freshly made sourdough pizzas that are topped with quality ingredients. For their take on a classic pepperoni pizza, Pizza O ($20) is the way to go. Other options you won’t go wrong with include Pizza 6 ($26) which is topped with parma ham, and Pizza 4 ($25) with pulled barbecued chicken. For something slightly unconventional, Pizza 9 ($25) features an intriguing pineapple cream sauce as its base.
10. Potato Head
Sometimes, a smashing-good burger is all it takes to make yourself feel better and that’s what Potato Headis all about. Their signature lamb burgers, Rambo ($21) and Rogan ($24), are surprisingly juicy and full of umami goodness. For a taste of local flavours, the Smokin’ B-Boy ($24) beef burger will surely satisfy. Also, if you’ve yet to try the plant-based Impossible burger, Potato Head’s Impossible Dream ($24) is what you need to get, period.
11. Wildfire Chicken & Burgers
What’s better than just having burgers? It’s having burgers and fried chicken, and Wildfire Chicken & Burgerscertainly knows that. The multi-award-winning homegrown franchise boasts a selection of mouth-watering burgers. Think their Signature Chicken Burger ($11), which features a thick and juicy boneless chicken thigh. The Eggstarter ($8), which is nothing but full of creamy and eggy goodness. Or the Shabu Burger (from $13), which will pique your taste buds with its Japanese flavours. Don’t forget their Signature Fried Chicken ($12 for 3pcs) while you’re at it too.