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Ellenborough Market Cafe

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20 Merchant Road Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, Singapore 058281, Singapore
6562391847
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While the price is a little high, there is variety of food: sushi, local favourites and paranakan desserts. U can sit by the windows and enjoy the view of Clarke Quay. Al fresco dining is also available.

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Thank PMalar
Singapore, Singapore
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here together with my family in a group of 10. Restaurant was refreshed, but there wasn't much crowd. The new renovated restaurant did gave an uplift of the atmosphere. Food wise, I think more needs to be done. So far, we enjoyed the laksa, the sashimi, the sushi and the cold prawns. The rest of the items would need... More 

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Thank aadroit
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ellenborough Market Cafe went for renovation earlier this year, and reopened in July. The decor is nice, and it is more spacious than before. Food is of the same good quality as before. I think there are more choices, now more spread out in the restaurant. Overall feel is less congestion and more space to move around. There are several... More 

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Thank Wai Meng Y
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service ,staff are quick to seat you and get tea, coffee etc, great selection of food for all tastes .

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Thank Bev O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the restaurant went through a facelift, I must say that the quality of food remains just as good. The durian paste now comes in small packages but the quantity is of the right portion. Many may not get use to the the new layout but I assure you that nothing is lacking ... Just more classic in the way... More 

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Thank Edward S
SwissotelMerchantCT, General Manager at Ellenborough Market Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Edward S, Thank you for your review and for the perfect rating awarded. It is heartwarming to hear that you enjoyed the refreshed dining experience at our Ellenborough Market Café, particularly the quality of our food offerings and our signature Durian Pengat. Thank you for taking time to share your feedback and I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

EMCafe used to be a favorite of mine for many years. I liked the dark decor. Nevertheless I eagerly awaited it's reopening after several months of refurbishing. I went for their $52++ lunch buffet earlier this month. The food variety has increased. So that is a plus. There is still quite a lot of Peranakan style food. However, nothing seemed... More 

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Thank Mel2008
SwissotelMerchantCT, General Manager at Ellenborough Market Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mel2008, Thank you for your review. While I am pleased that you find our refreshed look pleasant and lighter, I am sorry to hear that your overall experience was not as you had expected. Your feedback is duly noted and I will be sharing it with my Food and Beverage team as well. Our hotel will complete its refurbishment... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First visit after the renovation. Whole place looks brighter and more welcoming. Quality of food for buffet is good and nice selection of peranankan food. Highly recommended for casual gathering with friends. Will be back.

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Thank Mei Fang M
SwissotelMerchantCT, General Manager at Ellenborough Market Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mei Fang M, Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the refreshed look of our flagship Ellenborough Market Café as well as buffet selection and Peranakan delights. Thank you for taking time to share your feedback and I look forward to having you with us again soon. Warm regards, Rainer Tenius General Manager More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Before the renovations, there were a large variaty of food. Thus, was eagerly waiting to try fter the reno. Went last Friday at dinner time with some friends. I was quite diispointed with the decreased in the variety of food choices. Food was on the hogh end of average to be fair. However, this does not make up for loss... More 

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SwissotelMerchantCT, General Manager at Ellenborough Market Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Roger C, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your recent dining experience was less than favourable, and I would like to personally follow up further with you to learn more about your experience. Please reach out to me at anthony.yeo@swissotel.com at your earliest convenience, and I sincerely hope for another opportunity to present you... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We were there for the Lunch Buffet, highly recommended by Brandon Chia to visit after the refurbishment of the cafe. We were indeed intrigued by the decor and of course the good quality/variety of food & beverage. My wife and I really enjoyed every moment especially the service rendered by Steven, Lyn, Edriana and Erin were warmth yet not too... More 

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Thank Dickson L
SwissotelMerchantCT, General Manager at Ellenborough Market Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dickson L, Thank you for your review and for the perfect rating awarded. It is a delight to know that you and your wife thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience at our newly refreshed Ellenborough Market Café, especially the hospitality rendered by our team. Thank you for your support and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Eagerly anticipating their re-opening, I finally got to dine there again a week ago with a friend, didnt even ask about the price. Setup was refreshing and food selection still starts from just after the receptionist but it hugs along the walls in one direction leading to the main dining area. There was 2 live stations when I was there:... More 

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1 Thank KelvinKhoo
SwissotelMerchantCT, Manager at Ellenborough Market Cafe, responded to this review

Dear KelvinKhoo, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as you had expected. As I would like to follow up with you to learn more about your dining experience, please reach out to me at anthony.yeo@swissotel.com at your convenience. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I hope to hear from you soon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, International, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Merchant Road Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, Singapore 058281, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: 6562391847
  • This restaurant is at Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore
Description
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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