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Ellenborough Market Cafe

20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, Singapore
+65 6239 1847
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“durian pengat” (10 reviews)
“crawfish” (17 reviews)
“sashimi” (18 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
Chinese, International
££ - £££
20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The newly renovated restaurant gives a nice ambience for gathering of big group of friends. A big round table can accommodate 8 comfortably and facilitates chit chat. High ceiling reduces noise level. Great place.

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Thank samantha1804
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Just visited Ellenborough Cafe after the revamp and while the buffet area appears to be more spread out, the spread itself appears to have shrunk. Quality was still pretty consistent though and that is still one of the high points.

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Thank Carey68
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not much variety as compared to an international buffet so we got bored of the food pretty quickly, but the food quality was great. Recommended for elderly or families. Serves only coffee/tea/water, other drinks are subjected to extra charges.

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Thank mxkasa
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nice ambience after the renovation. Food is quite tasty except that refill for sashimi took longer time. Variety of dessert is good and the chocolate cake is yummy! Service staff need to improve their attentiveness. Will visit only with credit card promotion.

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Thank SereneSwee
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The range food is wide & different from most hotel buffets. The fried carrot cake, crayfish, salmon sashimi, durian peggat & other desserts are nice. Worth for the credit card promo $80++ for 2pax, not worth for normal rate of $160/2pax. Bring your hsbc or...More

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Thank Estee L
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good mix of Peranakan food. The durian mousse used to be better - nowadays, more flour than durian shreds in the mixture.

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Thank fi33ne
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Those who favor peranakan food will not be disappointed. The high tea serves a wide range of nonya desserts. The popular durian paste is definitely for the durian lovers. This cafe is my favorite buffet venue. Value for money :)

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Thank 44pgt
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wonderful food, had good crayfish and had good durian local food. enjoyed ourselves. the new restaurant that has been renovated looks good now!

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Thank raphfoo
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Haven't been here in years. They renovated the place. Went for the Saturday lunch buffet at $58++ per head. Half peranakan, part international (japanese) and part local fare. For that price, a lot of cheap food were served. Expensive items were the crayfish, sea bass,...More

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Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Always lovedl the food at Ellenborough Market as it offers fresh and delicious local and international delights. Space between individual tables are spread out that makes walking much easier.

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Thank 925angien
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I can't decide which is my best option to book an executive lounge room or just eat at the Ellenborough cafe. Would like an English type of buffet breakfast. Any suggestions please?
8 March 2017|
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Response from natjkidd | Reviewed this property |
You will have more to choose from at Ellenborough Market for breakfast, it has a huge range compared to exec lounge and worth the experience.
Hew M
What is the price for international buffet dnr at Swissotel hotel. I hve 7 pple going.
8 October 2016|
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Response from Annaliza O | Reviewed this property |
Price is as per Khuen555 replied. I suggest you to call and make reservation and check with them what promotion they having for credit card. RESERVATIONS Phone: +65 6239 1847/1848
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighbourhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6239 1847
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore
Experience a modern interpretation of Straits Chinese, or Peranakan, cuisine in our daily lunch, dinner and weekend high tea buffet spreads. Indulge in new menu highlights such as Nyonya Satay Chicken and Braised Pork Belly La Mian, along with all-time favourites including our signature Ayam Buah Keluak and Durian Pengat.
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