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Jones the Grocer

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Block 9 #01-12 Dempsey Road, Singapore 64761512, Singapore
+65 64761512
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't bother for breakfast

This is the first time back to Jones for a few months.... I am sad to say that the quality of the cooked breakfast has dropped even further😞 all the eggs toast bacon and roast tomato's are pre cooked and reheated when you order... This is just pure laziness and I would be recommending to friends... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
geoff888812
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is the first time back to Jones for a few months.... I am sad to say that the quality of the cooked breakfast has dropped even further😞 all the eggs toast bacon and roast tomato's are pre cooked and reheated when you order... This is just pure laziness and I would be recommending to friends and guests not to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a strange place Dempsey Hill is! We sat outside and had a pleasant lunch although the service was a bit haphazard. A nice enough place but not really worth travelling out of town for.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Dempsey Hill, a former military barracks, is today a heaven for foodies. There are cafes galore but we opted for Jones the Grocer for a coffee and breakfast. We weren't disappointed. Far more for the expat market than travellers but homesick tourists will get their fill of the usual Aussie brunch deals and be able to buy a few treats... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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338 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The outlet at Dempsey Hill is very spacious compared to its Orchard counterpart, and boosts of more groceries on sale. Rest assured that these are all special, quality cans and jars and bottles here - such as wine reduction, preserved olives etc, exotic items not found in your normal supermarkets. The array of pastries was tantalizing - they even have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Came by yesterday for lunch. Had to wait for sometime for a table. Requested for the alfresco area. Nice ambience. Food was as usual..superb. Service was ok if it is not for the server in black. Filipino I suppose? Was very rude. He was muttering something under his breath when he walked away from our table. Totally appeared not to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place has the worst service ever. Before being seated, we waited for 20 minutes and had to grab a waiter. Then, we waited 20 minutes till ordering. Then we waited another 40 minutes until the COLD platter arrives. A cold platter that requires max 10 minutes to prepare, that is. A pity, since the food would otherwise be expensive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After work I join my friends in this "restaurant". It was really hot inside no fresh air. I was starving, so I order from their new menu chicken burger. For 20$ it was bread with awfully stringy chicken no vegetable not even a lettuce. I was waiting 30 min. Definitely, I will not go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Risotto was quite undercooked, not al dente. Wagyu burger came well done instead of medium rare as ordered. Grumpy bald Caucasian staff with poor service, other staff walking around looking busy but not really doing anything. This place has really taken a big drop in standards. Used to be good, now, don't bother.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

At the ordering half the items on the menu was not available, including drinks. The first person was served after 15 min, the last after 45-50 min. Very slack service and the food that was available was pretty indifferent. Definitely not going back soon. Having said that the setting is good and it's a great place to bring small children.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have been to Jones many times for breakfast. The food was not great but it was honest and service was good. I have watched the quality of the food and service become progressively worse. My visit today will be unfortunately my last. We had a table of four, two of the meals were delivered incorrect. One order of eggs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Block 9 #01-12 Dempsey Road, Singapore 64761512, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 64761512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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