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Hans Im Gluck VivoCity, dining in a fairytale forest by the sea

From the first outlet at Orchard Road, German Burgergrill, Hans Im Gluck has increased their presence in Singapore. Hans Im Gluck VivoCity is one of their outlets. It is easy to see why they are so popular. With a decor resembling a German fairytale forest and furniture that looks like picnic benches, we can have a picnic in a “forest” without pesky insects and in air-conditioned comfort. Hans Im Gluck VivoCity is a huge outlet and that made the forest concept even more realistic.

Hans Im Gluck VivoCity entrance

The entrance to Hans Im Gluck VivoCity looked like a doorway into a small log cabin. Once inside, the space magically expands. Like the Tardis of Dr Who, the inside of this cabin is much bigger than what it looks like outside.

Hans Im Gluck VivoCity

I believe Hans Im Gluck VivoCity’s space was previously occupied by Tung Lok Signatures. They have totally transformed the place. After passing through the narrow passageway, the restaurant opens up into the main dining area. Beyond that is an outdoor dining area along the sea facing Sentosa.

Hans Im Gluck VivoCity alfresco area

Hans Im Gluck VivoCity Menu

Here are pictures of some portions of the Hans Im Gluck VivoCity. It is essentially a burger joint, so burgers are the main attractions here. There are some salad options and vegetarian burgers for those who prefer to have a meatless meal. Prices starting from $14 a burger. What we like about Hans Im Gluck is the meal option at lunch time. Topping up $5 got us a side order, a cold drink and a hot drink.

Hans Im Gluck VivoCity Menu

We selected a Birkenwald burger with a side of sweet potato fries, an Original Thirst Quencher and a cappuccino ($17+$5). One order was enough to be shared by two persons. That made the meal easier on the wallet and also free up room for us to try dessert something else at VivoCity later. There seems to be so many new places that have opened there recently.

Hans Im Gluck Birkenwald Burger

The Birkenwald burger contains mushrooms topped with sour cream-scallion sauce. Diners get to choose from three types of bus. We chose multigrain bun. The beef pattie was tasty and juicy. The topping of mushrooms and sour cream sauce was quite mild in taste. It was good, but we would have preferred a stronger ‘mushroomy’ flavour. The bottom level of fresh lettuce and onions provided crunch and a feel of freshness.

The Original Thirst Quencher was a large drink, described in the menu as “orange-basil, mint-elderflower, apple-passionfruit, mango-mint”. We cannot detect all those flavours, but it was certainly a pleasant (not too sweet) refreshing drink on a hazy Singapore afternoon.

The sweet potato fries were brilliant. The coffee was so so. The total cost of our lunch was $25.90 which would have been a pricey burger lunch. But with the portions big enough to be shared by two, we thought it was a value for money lunch in a very nice restaurant.

Food: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Atmosphere: 4
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs  4 tops

Hans Im Gluck Vivo City
1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-57 VivoCity
Singapore 098585

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours
Sun-Thu & PH: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 11am-1am

Nearby MRT Station: Harbourfront

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1 thought on “Hans Im Gluck VivoCity, dining in a fairytale forest by the sea”

  1. The burgers are ok. The service not so. Got a set. Supposed to have Chamomile for after food, keeps getting peppermint. The servers dripped water onto me and did not apologise or even stopped to see if I am ok

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