Food Review: &Made by Bruno Menard

The Place A venture by 3 Michelin stars Chef Bruno Menard, &Made is the latest casual Burger joint in town located in Pacific Plaza along Scotts Road. &Made prides itself as providing affordable gourmet burgers to the mass public and I think that it has achieved its objective judging by the affordable prices on its menu relative to it being a brainwork of a Michelin Chef.

*Relocated to Quayside Isle in Sentosa

The restaurant is not big and it was packed when I was there on a Saturday night. Expect to wait up till 15 minutes at least during peak meal hours.

The Food
Burgers are definitely the highlight at &Made, which prides itself as serving handmade (&Made) burgers. The alternative to the burgers has got to be the Toastoo, which is akin to sandwich. There is even the Chili Crab flavour for the Toastoo! We had the signature B Burger ($19) which I think is succulent enough. Served neatly in a chopboard tray, the B Burger is medium-rare by default, although I feel that it is more of a medium. I was not particularly impressed with the burger as I was probably expecting more from &Made. It is above average at most in my opinion but not exceptional. We added $3 to change the fries to Truffle Fries. I wish that the smell and taste of the truffle oil is stronger though.

A closer glimpse of the B Burger.

The 3 Little Pigs Burger ($23) is the other burger we tried at &Made. It is essentially a pork burger stuffed with bacon and shitake mushrooms with a slight tinge of spiciness. The burger is tasty and I especially like the juicy mushrooms.

A zoom into the 3 Little Pigs Burger.

Rants At the end of the day, I think that there is a lack of a wow factor at &Made despite the hype and high expectations. The burgers are above average but it is not enticing enough to warrant a second visit from myself any time soon. A burger fix from the Handburger or Carls’ Junior will probably be more value for money options in fixing my burger cravings. What’s more, the general service standards at &Made is sloppy as well.

Will I return again? With many other burger joints around, it will be some time before I return to &Made again.

TheRantingPanda says:
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Ambience: 3/5

&Made by Bruno Menard
9 Scotts Road, #01-04/05/06
Pacific Plaza, Singapore
Tel: +65 6238 5549


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