Nightshift Bistro & Bar (Burlington Square)

4.20  
Nightshift Bistro & Bar - Chicken Chop
Nightshift Bistro & Bar offers affordable and delectable Singaporean snacks & Western cuisine in an alfresco dining environment. It is a popular chillout venue among tourists and expats in the evenings.

Nightshift Bistro & Bar

Nighshift Bistro & Bar is located on the ground floor of Burlington Square, directly facing the famous Sim Lim Square. The bistro-cum-bar is situated in the Bugis area, on the fringe of the Central Business District (CBD), and just 1-minute walk away from the Rocher MRT station. It is a popular chillout and drinking venue for expats and tourists in the evenings.

While its menu features predominantly snacks, they have a few dishes that could fill patrons stomachs for lunch as well as dinner. In the day, its main dishes are popular among the locals and office crowd in the area. It signature menu items include Hawaiian Pizza, Chicken Chop, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, and Salmon Bowl.

Nightshift Bistro & Bar Menu

Below are its menu items and prices:

Bar Bites

  • Signature Ngoh Hiang – $10.00
    • homemade ngoh hiang with water chestnuts, onions, prawns & pork
  • Truffle Shoestring Fries – $10.00
    • Truffle oil fries with shredded parmesan cheese
  • Chicken Popcorn – $10.00
    • Bite-sized golden brown chicken delights
  • Sotong Ball – $9.90
    • 8 pieces of sotong balls with Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • Onion Rings – $9.00
    • Deep fried homemade batter
  • Sweet Potato Fries – $9.00
    • Deep fried sweet potato cuts tossed with sour plum seasoning
  • Fried Squid Head – $12.00
    • Fried squid head served with tatar sauce
  • Chicken Wings (8 pieces) – $9.00
    • Crispy Batter Mid Wings served with Thai chilli sauce
  • Gyoza – $10.00
    • Pan fried, best eaten with black vinegar and ginger slices
  • Nightshift Nachos – $10.00
    • Nachos in signature salsa sauce, jalapeno and cheese sauce
  • Spam Fries  – $10.00
    • Deep fried spam with BBQ sauce
  • Top Shell – $10.00
    • Top Shell marinated in spicy homemade sauce
  • Nightshift Platter – $20.00
    • Can’t decide? Get the platter! Comes with squid head, onion rings, luncheon fries, popcorn chicken and sotong ball

Pizza

  • Hawaiian Pizza – $18.00
    • 12 inch topped with pineapple, ham, mozarella cheese and cherry tomato
  • Pepperoni Pizza – $19.00
    • 12 inch topped with pepperoni (pork) slices and mozarella cheese
  • Meat Lover Pizza – $19.00
    • 12 inch meat lover’s delight, topped with pepperoni, bacon, ham and BBQ sauce
  • Signature Nightshift Pizza – $22.00
    • 12 inch signature pizza drizzled with truffle oil and topped off with wild mushrooms, capsicum, onions, prawns and mozarella cheese

Pasta

  • Aglio Olio – $10.00
    • Lightly salted pressed garlic with capsicum, mushrooms, onions and olive oil. Add-Ons $3 (Chicken / Seafood / Bacon)
  • Alle Vongole – $11.00
    • Simmered in a homemade white wine and pacific clam with olive oil
  • Bacon Carbonara – $11.00
    • Cream sauce with rendered bacon fat and egg yolk, topped with salted parmesan cheese
  • Seafood Marinara – $13.00
    • Shrimps and clams tossed through our tasty homemade tomato sauce

Mains

  • Chicken Chop – $11.00
    • Served with black pepper sauce, garden vegetables and fries
  • Beer Battered Fish & Chips – $11.00
    • Served with fries, tartar sauce and garden vegetables
  • Pan Seared Salmon – $13.00
    • Salmon served with fries, tartar sauce and garden vegetables
  • Ribeye Steak – $18.00
    • 200g of prime grain fed beef with black pepper sauce

Rice Bowl

  • Chicken Bowl – $9.00
    • Topped with fresh chicken cubes, teriyaki sauce, roasted sesame seed and sous vide egg
  • Salmon Bowl – $10.00
    • Topped with fresh salmon cubes, teriyaki sauce, roasted sesame seed and sous vide egg

Salad

  • Caesar Salad – $10.00
    • Baby romaine with hard boiled egg, bacon bits, Caesar dressing with parmesan cheese and croutons
  • Garden Salad – $11.00
    • Mixed salad with cherry tomato, croutons, hard boiled egg, bacon bits and balsamic vinegar

Draught Beers

Happy Hours: 12pm to 6pm

  • Tiger Pint – (Happy Hours) $8.00 (Normal) $9.00
  • Tiger Jug – (Happy Hours) $23.00 (Normal) $26.00
  • Tiger Tower – (Happy Hours) $45.00 (Normal) $51.00
  • Guinness Pint – (Happy Hours) $9.00 (Normal) $10.00
  • Archipelago Belgian Wit – (Happy Hours) $11.00 (Normal) $13.00
  • Archipelago Summer IPA – (Happy Hours) $11.00 (Normal) $13.00

Bottled Beers

  • 5 Tiger Crystal – $25.00
  • Bucket of 5 (Mix & Match) – $33.00 
    (Edelweiss included)
  • 5 Edelweiss – $43.00
  • Tiger Crystal – $6.00
  • Heineken – $7.00
  • Asahi – $7.00
  • Hoegaarden – $7.00
  • Hoegaarden Rose – $7.00
  • Strongbow – $7.00
  • Corona – $7.00
  • Budweiser – $7.00
  • Edelweiss – $9.00

Craft Beers

  • Singapore Blone Ale – $9.00
    • A blonde malt ale with a tangy, natural citrus taste and a hint of sweetness specially brewed with calamari lime and pandan leaves
  • Archipelago Bohemian Lager – $9.00
    • Classic German noble hops are the backbone of this highly drinkable lager. Bohemian lager yeast and Munich malt creates a crisp malty unfiltered craft beer
  • Archipelago Irish Ale – $9.00
    • Six different malts are used in this brown ale along with English ale yeast. These malts create a complex array of flavours including chocolate, caramel, coffee and nuttiness
  • 5 Craft Bottles Promo – $42.00

Whiskey

  • Single House Pour (Glass) – $8.00
  • Jack Daniels – $99.00
  • Monkey Shoulder – $108.00
  • Chivas 12 Years – $108.00
  • Singleton 12 Years – $108.00
  • Naked Grouse – $128.00
  • Auchentoshan 12 Years – $128.00
  • Balvenie Single Malt – $148.00
  • Glenfiddich 12 Years – $148.00
  • Glenrothes 12 Years – $188.00

Vodka

  • Single House Pour (Glass) – $8.00
  • Grey Goose – $108.00
  • Belvedere – $118.00

Cocktails

  • Tequila Sunrise – $8.00
  • Old Fashioned – $8.00
  • Lime Daiquiri – $10.00
  • Graveyard – $10.00
  • Long Island Tea – $10.00

Brandy

  • Single House Pour (Glass) – $8.00
  • Courvoisier VSOP – $108.00
  • Martell NCF – $108.00
  • Martell VSOP – $178.00
  • Martell Cordon Bleu – $368.00

Gin

  • Single House Pour (Glass) – $8.00
  • Roku Gin – $108.00
  • Bombay Sapphire – $118.00
  • Monkey 47 – $148.00
  • Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin – $178.00

Others

  • Jose Cuervo – $108.00
  • Kilkenny Can – $12.00
  • Soju – $13.00
    • Watermelon, Lychee, Peach, Grape, Strawberry, Apple, Original, Honeydew
  • Soft Drinks – $2.00
  • Coffee / Tea – $4.00
  • Chocolate Drink – $4.00
  • Ginger Drink – $4.00

Nightshift Bistro & Bar Review

Nightshift Bistro & Bar is located on the ground floor of Burlington Square, a mixed development with retail shops, offices and condominium apartments. The bistro has a frontage directly facing the popular electronics mall, Sim Lim Square. It has a fully outdoor seating capacity of around 20 people.

We visited Nightshift Bistro on a Sunday afternoon at 12pm, the time they start operating. We paced up and down the walkway in front of their store a couple of times before a friendly lady who was sitting in the dining area came over to us. After affirming with her that they are ready to take orders and were accepting The Entertainer’s 2-for-1 offer (buy one get one free), we were given the free choice of seats and their menu to browse through. As we were there for lunch, we set our eyes on those few items that could fill our stomachs.

We made up our minds relatively quickly and ordered a Chicken Chop ($11.00) and a Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($11.00). While waiting, we were entertained by the music played in the background as well as people who were strolling on the pathway between the bistro and Sim Lim Square. After waiting for about 10 minutes, the dishes were served.

Both the Chicken Chop and Fish & Chips looked very appetizing with a good mix of sides – French fries and greens. The chicken was served with black pepper sauce while the fish fillet with tartar sauce. Their presentations alone already outperform those from hawker centres and food courts, though we were only paying $11.00 for both dishes with our 2-for-1 offer.

After a few bites of both mains and the accompanying sides, we arrived at a verdict of the food quality – excellence. The Chicken Chop was succulent and paired well with the black pepper sauce. The Beer Battered Fish was crispy on the outside while preserving the fillet tenderness on the inside. As both mains are fried items, having a few bites of the garden salad that is drizzled with balsamic sauce in between reduces the feeling of oiliness and clears the palette for more bites of the meats.

In all, we were very happy with our lunch at the bistro. For the price, food quantity and quality, service as well as the location and environment, we feel that we underpaid for what we have received. Even if they were to charge at their regular price for these two dishes, we think they are still reasonably priced. 

We give their food quality a rating of 4.5/5, value-for-money a 5/5 (given we had a 2-for-1 offer from The Entertainer App), service a 3.8/5, and environment 4/5. We highly recommend anyone looking for a good Western food in the Bugis area to dine at this restaurant.

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