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Potato Head Singapore has the intimate feel of a private house - the first floor is the kitchen – the dynamic burger restaurant Three Buns; the second its living room – a relaxed restaurant with table service; the third its private studio – a decadent drinking den; and the rooftop its garden – a tropical-paradise open-air bar.
Located inside an iconic heritage building on Keong Saik Road, Potato Head is a multi-storey dining and drinking experience featuring one of the most tropical rooftop bars in Singapore.
Pay a visit to Burger Town here at the Potato Head Family. Once you’re done stuffing your mouth with a bazillion buns and a few mouthfuls of meat at the Three Buns, head over to the beautiful rooftop garden on the terrace where the vibe is more intimate than ever. Not only that, the drinks come in a wide variety which also include up to 20 handcrafted cocktails. Two cocktails fight tooth and nail to bag the “Signature Cocktail” title. The result: it’s a tie! The creamy gin based Top Cat’s Brew and the tangy and zesty Jiminy Cricket are both must-haves. But be careful not to mix the two unless you want to end up getting completely hammered. Finish up your night with a bottle of champagne and everyone goes home happy.
Head on to their rooftop bar and groove to Balearic beats as you sip on tropical cocktails like Hella Good, Smash The Monkey, Red Velvet, and Coconut Negroni.
Apart from quirky drinks they’ve got a good selection of spirits and delicious bar bites.
Trust their well-planned menu to keep you afloat from all the high and do try their signature Watermelon Man Burger - beef patty, caramelized watermelon, cheese, ketchup, pickled onions, three-islands mayo in a toasted brioche bun.
Taking a staycation recently at Hotel Soloha near the bustling foodie street of Keong Saik Road, we ventured in search of a fabulous lunch experience and happened across Three Buns at Potato Head.
Now most of us know the famous Potato Head in Bali and have enjoyed long lazy afternoons sipping cocktails and tasting their delicious fare. Potato Head in Singapore of course doesn’t have the same beachside views, but it certainly brings that beach club vibe into the heart of Chinatown.
Stepping into the premise, we are captivated by curious and eclectic works of art, many by the famous Australian artist David Bromley. Three Buns is located on the middle floor and has wild indigo birds and butterflies flitting around its walls, within a slightly retro 90’s hip-hop style dining scene. Friendly staff greet us and we are comforted by the warm and casual atmosphere.
One look at the menus and the we know we are in for some tough choices. For starters is the awesome value lunch set – at $24++ for a main, side and non-alcoholic beverage it’s immensely good value (add just another $10++ to get an alcoholic beverage) and it could easily become a regular lunch haunt for those in the area.
We peruse the extensive menu of burgers – pitched as East meets West or badass burgers with Asian twists – there are numerous enticing flavours on offer.
I opt for one of the most popular choices being the Truff Ryder featuring a Tasmanian vintage beef patty, seared foie gras, house truffle cheese, truffled onion marmalade, lettuce, ketchup and den miso mayo in a toasted demi brioche bun.
While the husband goes for Fun Boy Three – a Tasmanian Vintage beef patty, smoked Applewood cheddar, roasted portobello mushroom, garlic miso butter, double ketchup and truffle aioli in a toasted demi brioche bun.
These sound quite simply epic and when they arrive they are more than epic. Picture perfect, succulent, juicy mounds of burger goodness tempt our tastebuds and have us hastily devouring them.
Even my husband who never takes a food photo, took a stunning visual of his flawless burger. The fries are worthy of an article in themselves and are almost a complete meal – we chose the Naughty Fries (because why not??) – a delectable combination of spiced béarnaise, hot beef chilli, bawang goreng, Oro del Maso parmesan and sesame seeds.
Wow what a combo! To feel slightly less naughty we did add on the Broc Party – this is broccoli like we’ve never had it before – charred broccoli, den miso mayo, Oro del Maso parmesan, calamansi, toasted almonds and chilli.
To wash this satiating feast down we knocked back several of the stunning artisanal cocktails – our joint favourite being the newly crafted Hella Good which blends Nusa Caña Tropical Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, saline, Peychaud’s bitters, mango puree, jalapeño juice and fresh lime juice into a spicy and sour refreshing temptation.
The more ladylike Suga Suga combines Hendrick’s Gin, Giffard Raspberry Liqueur, peach bitters, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and tonic and quickly brings back those beachside Bali memories.
It's official, we are big fans so if you’re looking for the baddest burgers in town along with some slamming cocktails – Three Buns cannot be missed. We will most definitely be visiting and ordering in from these guys again.