Food review: The Market Grill on Telok Ayer Street serves burgers and steaks
The once sleepy corner of Telok Ayer Street at the McCallum Street junction is waking up, thanks to The Market Grill, a new restaurant opened by hotelier-restaurateur Loh Lik Peng.
It seats just 34 and does not take reservations, so you have to take your chances securing a table, especially during weekday lunches.
But it's worth the risk of being turned away because the simple menu of burgers and steaks has some good ideas. Most memorable is a cod fish burger that comprises grilled cod packed in a soft, fluffy bun.
Or try one of the steaks, which are reasonably priced from under $40 for a 200g piece of meat. The lobster is also very good value, at $42 for a whole live 500g specimen. You can have it either chargrilled whole or shelled and turned into lobster sliders with toasted brioche rolls.