The place has a cosy ambience, bright and cheery. The attentive manager gave us a quick menu run-through, explaining the difference between a classic beef patty (meatier) and a Wagyu beef patty (juicier), and pointing out the non-beef options (Hogzilla with pulled pork/$22 and Hey Chook-Looking with chicken patty/$13). The rest of the menu comprises salads, sides, desserts, drinks and a kids menu.
As we were dead thirsty after our photo shoot and the walk up the hill from the church up to Dempsey, both of us opted for the Root Beer Float ($8) and the free water Roadhouse provide. We realised too late that we can’t leave the float to rest – the drink was decent for the first few gulps but became rather bland once the soft serve ice-cream melted. To be fair, milkshakes are probably more their specialty but then again, we seriously can’t wait for A&W to make its return to Singapore next year!
For sides – which can also be starters – the fries are the top choices especially the Texas Beef Chilli Cheese Fries ($14). But as there will be fries with our burger orders, we decided to go for The Corn Identity ($7) which was a great choice as the Hokkaido corn on the cob grilled with (our choice of) butter was absolutely lovely – yummilicious and well presented.
For my burger choice, I had the Kiss My Swiss Mushroom with classic beef patty ($15) that also comes with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and a special Roadhouse sauce. The patty was tender and juicy so there was no regret not ordering a Wagyu patty ($23) instead. The burger was huge though so it was tough holding it to eat and I had to resort to using a fork and knife. The straight cut fries it came with were nice and crispy with a nice dose of truffle oil.
My friend wanted a non-beef option and so she ordered the Fishy Business ($16) with breaded snapper fillet topped with cheddar, lettuce and tartar sauce. Other than the fact that she found the patty rather dry, she had no major complaints.
Overall, Roadhouse is a decent place for a meal if you are craving for a good burger (you can also customise your own). Another cool bit is that if you need the rest room, you can use the one at The Green Door, a quaint garden bar located opposite and which uses a bicycle as a base for their toilet sinks (pictured above). Definitely would look for opportunities to visit both F&B outlets again.
Roadhouse is at 13 Dempsey Road. Opens daily, 11am to 10pm (weekdays)/10am-10pm (weekends & PH).