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Years ago, the Aussie owner-chef David Pynt opened a pop-up in London called Burnt Enz to great acclaim. Then his refined barbecue food cooked in a woo...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Barbecue
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to make reservation for our 5th year wedding anniversary a month before but it was impossible. Later only remembered about 3.5 weeks before but it was still impossible. Managed to get a friend who knows one of the owner to help. Restaurant was apparently...fully booked. Someone from the team assisted to get a table outside but my husband and I prefer a table inside. There was some miscommunication about the table when we were there but one of the staffs was nice to get us a table while we ordered a cocktail at the bar. One of the waiter commented to my husband that he was overdressed ( he put on his suit ) it was our special night, who cares! While we were amazed to see some people dressing in shorts and sneakers for dinner to a so called Michelin star restaurant. The waiter asked if I would like sparkling or still water. I replied normal water will do which I meant is tap. We were surprised that on the bill it was charged $6 per head for water! Apparently it was filtered water that they have in the kitchen. No one inform me that the normal water was actually chargeable. That is stealing! The food was mediocre. To be honest the wagyu steak we had was nothing special. We had other stuffs too and some of it really have that umami taste of msg which I hated. How could a restaurant like has a chef with the idea of butterhead lettuce salad, radish, and just salt and vinegar on the menu! That can also be prepare easily at home.The wine we ordered was nothing special it’s like table wine, according to the waiter “ easy to drink “ the bottle cost $150. Total bill was $530++. They took off the water bill finally. None of the staffs wish us happy anniversary to us throughout the whole time we were there although it was mentioned during the booking. I supposed to be coming back again as it’s one of our friends birthday drinks party coming soon but I was told by the owner that I am not able to go back because of what happened that night about the water. Shocking!! It’s not worth to spend money there. We have been to a few Michelin restaurants around the world, this was the worst experience and the staffs didn’t deserve any tips as normally I would give.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we were in Singapore we were able to eat at this restaurant. Reservations are very difficult to get but we were in the area and stopped by to see if there were any openings, lucky for us we were able to get in. The...food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive and helpful in making suggestions on what to order. We enjoyed the smoked quail eggs with caviar. The leeks and garlic shoots were very tasty. We had their take on “fish and chips,” the tenderloin, burnt onion and bone marrow was delicious. We finished our dinner with chocolate and smoked ice cream and also had marshmallows. We will definitely try to eat there again next time we are in Singapore.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has always been popular, and notoriously hard to book, so the first time we tried it was for home delivery during the pandemic. Ordered a fixed set and tried a bunch of stuff, including the often raved-about bone marrow bun, and were honestly...underwhelmed by the overall quality, flavor, and value for money. As pandemic restrictions eased, we placed ourselves on the waitlist, thinking perhaps we needed to experience the meal at the restaurant to be blown away. We finally made it for lunch this weekend, and while the interior was very nicely done, the service was really lacking for a place that's so renowned. The air conditioning was not strong enough and we were seated near the front area by the door, so we felt every ounce of the heat and humidity as we tucked into our food. The staff member looking after us, even after being told it was our first time dining there, did not make any recommendations, even after we asked him for some advice. What he did take very seriously was clearing the table and replenishing our water - and for some strange reason, he kept approaching us from behind our backs (and reaching around our shoulders rather than the side) when refilling our glasses. Suffice it to say, first impressions of the service staff were not so great. We ordered a few items: Sourdough bread (yummy), Beef and Uni (tiny but delicious), Pork Taco (tinier than expected, not a repeat item for us), Brown Butter Leek with hazelnuts and capers (had this for delivery and felt it was super bland, wanted to see if it would be better in the restaurant but was the same except for the presentation), the Sanger (pulled pork sandwich with cabbage slaw, the most sizable item we ordered - pretty good but slightly out of place), and the Blackmore Cube which is a very tender, marbled cut of beef served sliced (a surprise for us) with arugula salad. Overall, after giving it two tries, we feel that the place is overrated (for us) and we will not be coming back in the future. It's really hard to book anyway ; ) For management, if you read this - please do spend more time with your staff. A big part of the experience is how well you are treated as a customer, and for this visit, the service felt perfunctory - not terrible, but also not great.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got a chance to experience Burnt Ends! And we would say that it’s really well worth the wait! We have to say that this is probably the best dining experience we had thus far as the food was just so good! Every dish we...ordered was just amazing! Not a miss at all. My wife who has never tasted uni nor taken smoked beef, had her first with the beef and uni! The Smoked quail eggs and caviar was a mouthful of flavors. The eggplant and miso was just so nice, crispy on the outside and so soft and delicious inside. We also went for the lobster, which was split into two, hence great for sharing. Another superb option as the meat was juicy and held the smoky aroma of grill. The highlight was the Onglet with Burnt Onion and Bone Marrow, which we ordered a 200g portion (we should have gone for 300!) as the meat was perfectly prepared (just go for medium rare) and so juicy and flavorful. Dessert was also very good, considering that I am not a dessert person. We went for the pie. Definitely would love to return and we can’t wait to get another reservation at this wonderful place, this time to host others to experience it! Tip: It was really an experience seating by the counter. You can actually interact with the crew and also see what others order and how the dishes are prepared.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 stars. Service and ambiance - superB. I loved the interior- long table facing the open kitchen. Food - 4 over 5. I find the "pork and mustard" too salty and "marshmallow" nothing special. But of course, taste is subjective. Otherwise, I loved the gastronomic...experience. Aussie 75 and negroni were worth it! Left satisfied and not stuffed, as it should be, but disappointed and offended by one of the kitchen personnel. I was trying to book this place since July but no luck. I listed myself on the waiting list but still no luck. On my last day in Singapore, I learned that Burnt ends also have a bakery, so I was like I'd give it a try. If not, then I'll get pastry and coffee! I really really appreciate Elena for accompanying me to the host to ask if they could take me in. Thank you. What offended me was I felt I was being stereotyped or Filipinos (in general) by one of the kitchen personnel. As I was having "leek, hazelnut and black truffle", my fork slipped into the dish, the waiter behind me quickly offered to get me a new fork, but one of the kitchen personnel commented or as he said "just kidding", "why don't you eat it with your hands like Filipinos do", a colleague said "no, she's not" and he replied "yea, she is but just kidding." I am not sure what was the goal of that statement but it somehow implies that Filipinos are primitive, and is definitely a very arrogant and ignorant remark! Overall, I was happy and thankful for the experience. It's my 13th out of 100 top restaurants in the world by #theworlds50bestMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

This popular restaurant featured in a Netflix documentary has a long waitlist even in its new bigger space. It is however well worth the effort .

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 May 2022 via mobile

Service was brilliant and wait staff were attentive. Just surprised that we are slapped with $6 per head for water. Grissini was a great start, explosion of creamy flavours. Miso egg plant was ordinary, batter was similar to that of “fried banana” (goreng pisang). Leeks...with hazelnut - seem to have too confusing blends of textures and flavours. Lamb chops carried a herbal note of olives and berries… flavourful and tender. Tenderloin was equally tender and well grilled. Pavlova with wild strawberries was nice way to end the meal - good crunch but a tad sweetMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

I am starting to feel that this 30-day in advance booking system is just a ruse. If I hit the booking site at exactly 10.00am (when bookings open) exactly 30 days ahead of the day I want to visit, I am constantly confronted with a...blank date. If I join the 'waiting list', I am instantly informed they are full anyway. The only thing being burnt around here is my fingers!. This frustrating website experience is doing little to enhance the reputation of Burnt Ends, which I understand to be a fine restaurant. Perhaps just forget about running a web-based booking system when bookings are never available. It's not a sin to be so popular - but perhaps it is wrong to give intending diners false hope.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Burnt Ends is no newcomer to the fine dining albeit avante garde, scene in Singapore ! With its recent induction, into the Top 50 of Asia’s Best Restaurants , it’s become the burning desire of many more to dine there - whenever a table is...available! My dining experience didn’t fall short of past expectations; in fact it was more memorable this time! The food - one is spoilt for choice- plus the attentive but not overbearing service would be every diner’s dream! Despite being cautious when ordering- we couldn’t resist the array of small bites - of which my favourite was toast, tomatoes and lardo! The crab legs served with butter / lemon / capers was a exceptional “ fish entree “; followed by the grilled lamb chops and 200 gm Blackmores Striploin, which would have sufficed! But we had to succumb to the Sanger; and Bone Marrow Bun; Chocalate Fondant plus the petit fours comprising Marshmallow; Financiers; Pate de Fruit etc So we were satiated - gleefully! Truly a meal “ par excellence “ !More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022 via mobile

Let’s start with the positives. The Grissini and Taramasalata was a nice way to start the meal. The Eggplant and Miso was also good. The Burnt Ends’ Sanger was the highlight of the meal and meets the hype. Some of the staff are nice and...friendly. Now the negatives. The Jamaican Chicken and Lime Crema was a joke. One chicken wing trimmed and cut in half with very little seasoning, relying on the heavily flavored lime crema to mask the patheticness of the chicken. The Fennel, Orange and Burrata doesn’t work. All three ingredients were tasteless and did nothing as a combination. The Butterhead Lettuce, Shallots and Vinaigrette is just a side and not touched by fire. Took a few months to make the reservation. The website is a joke. If you choose to go, and you will because of the hype, choose the main dining area. We were seated right next to the big fire cooker and it was hot and noisy with the staff shouting, and you get to see things that are best unseen. Staff not wearing their masks properly, adjusting them constantly, checking their mobile phones, and then touching everybody’s food. Anyway, business is great so no need to change a single thing.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 23 February 2022

Waited forever to get a reservation and in the interim I have eaten at both of their Meatsmith outlets To say I was disappointed is putting it mildly On arrival the restaurant has no signage so finding it can be a chore Inside it was...exceptionally hot due to the ovens The open kitchen is vastly overpopulated and silent and slow. The charged for water from a carafe I hesitate to say it was tap water but the suspicion is there. The food was tiny portion and I mean postage stamp sized The smoked quails egg was ok but its one quail egg The Jamaican chicken was two postage stamp sized pieces of rather soft tasteless chicken. Having eaten Jamaican chicken several times this was not Jamaican chicken The pork belly was a long narrow strip and there was no crisping on the rind and it was pretty tasteless save for just smoke. The striploin was a tiny piece of meat 180g for $126. It was OK at best. I asked if it came with anything and the rather condescending waiter said "afresh salad, we don't serve potato products!" Why? in case people get enough to eat ? It came with an egg cup full of salad, mainly raw onions The desert was ok but smoked ice cream ?? It tastes like kippers Wine list big but very pricey a 2017 NSW Shiraz viognier blend at $270. The petit fours - they charged for ... Odette and numerous higher starred restaurants don't do that. When you drop an item on a customers table which they haven't ordered the assumption is it is gratis. Not here its not Overpriced overhyped and I wouldn't in all conscience recommend itMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2022

Finally had a chance to get a reservation at this restaurant! Was it worth the wait- I would say yes! the people are amazing and of course the food is fantastic. It was a good experience and definitely will come back for another one!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2021

So many people told me this place is "So hard to get a table", "Michelin star??" u kidding. I was really shocked by the taste of the food. Maybe I was expecting too much. 3 tiny smoked Quail egg with caviar at SGD 45? Half...king Crab which is so pathetic at 47.50. Wine by the bottle is expensive unless you settle for the new wine that taste like table wine at SGD 100 a bottle. Beef and Ssamjang sauce is too sweet and 2 of their dishes are way too salty, White pepper chic peppery taste was overwhelming. Luckily my gf bought 2 bottles of very nice wine which they charge us corkage at SGD 75. Overall our damaged was SGD 506. Sommelier Gary is very kind and attentive. However, I find this place more like "To be seen" and "I'm so happening" if I'm here. Hard to be back again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

Fantastic food, fabulous people, excellent ambience. In short Burnt Ends is simply an experience you want to let yourself in on. Not easy to get a table, so plan well in advance.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

Almost impossible to get a reservation online. Could not tell me when the booking for future dates will open. Was told that we can pop in to see if their seats outside their restaurant are available for walk in customers. We finally did, but of...course, the two tables were taken. So, we asked if we could use the gift voucher for a takeaway. We had to wait to see if it can be done! Lesson learned - do not buy any gift voucher for any of your loved ones or friends because it will be very difficult for them to enjoy a meal in this restaurant. What is worse, is that we need their approval to use a voucher they sold to us, for a takeaway since they do not have enough seats for meals they sold to anyone online!! Of course, the expensive meal is underwhelming when it is not served warm and well plated, as the whole experience of a Michelin starred meal is missing. Burnt Ends needs to sell meals with a confirmed reservation date instead of gift vouchers which they know many who bought will not be able to enjoy the experience of dining in.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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They have an ala carte menu. Enjoy!
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bookings open up 30 days in advance at midnight one day at a time
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Walk in around noon (Friday and Saturday) or around 6pm might the best option as somehow challenging on the website - you need to be lucky for that but it worth’s it
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4