Overeasy is an American diner-styled restaurant that opened its second outlet in Singapore. A member of the Lo & Behold group, its first outlet is at One Fullerton. Overeasy Singapore Orchard is located in Liat Towers and had opened around July 2015 to some controversy regarding the use of a large poster that made reference to ladies and buns. We stopped by the other day to see what the fuss was about.
Alas, the poster in question was no longer on display but the place is littered with retro 60s motifs such as the signboards and the bubble gum machine. You can still see the poster on their website, the link to which is at the bottom of this post.
The decor of the restaurant is unmistakably American diner in style but we thought it was slightly muted. We would have preferred the place with brighter colours, neon signs and a jukebox.
Presently, Overeasy Singapore Orchard is on a campaign to save Orchard Road by offering a lemonade drink to anyone turning up with shopping bag which has any purchase made at Orchard Road.
The menu at Overeasy Singapore Orchard is predictably dominated by burgers and sandwiches. Here are some pages from the menu.
The all day diner breakfast ($24) was the usual breakfast platter with eggs, sausages and toast. Although it looks quite ordinary, we should say that the taste was pretty good. We like the sausages in particular – good taste and perfectly grilled to produce an even brown, crisp skin.
The two burger items that we tried were the ‘To Die For” burger ($22) and the grilled chicken BLAT ($20). The two burgers were very similar and the slight differences in ingredients were hardly noticeable. The “BLAT” refers to bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato. And the buns were round, taut and firm, but with early signs of varicose at the edges.
We decided to try something slightly less predictable by ordering the waffles and wings ($22). We were curious to see what the combination of these two unlikely bedfellows would yield.
The answer – a strange combination. Chicken wings and waffles simply do not get along. There was no chemistry and they refused to speak to each other. So we ate them like two separate dishes. Regular fried chicken followed by waffles for dessert. Both items were very ordinary.
Overall Rating 3 TOPs
541 Orchard Road,
#01-01 Liat Towers