Ellenborough Market Cafe

20 Merchant Road, Singapore, Singapore, 058281
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Monday - Sunday: Lunch - 12pm to 3pm (last order 2.30pm), Dinner - 6pm to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)

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  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Car Parking
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About Ellenborough Market Cafe

Think Peranakan cuisine, but bigger, bolder, and better. Step into a sanctuary where kings and queens feast. The space features pristine dining halls comprising three dining zones in a heritage-meets-contemporary style. The main dining hall is dressed in vibrant turquoise and accented with a sparkling diamond-cut glass wall feature, the lilac mezzanine is drenched in light through the restored stained-glass skylight, while in the classy dining room, the show kitchen's buffet lines take centre stage.

The restaurant offers a diverse buffet repertoire boasting a tantalising medley of Asian and international delights, with a spotlight on authentic Peranakan cuisine. Think evergreen favourites like Ayam Buah Keluak and Babi Pongteh, but with a splash of excitement through the restaurant's modern take on these classics. While you feast on these mouthwatering delights, remember to save some space for daily specials such as the Roast Beef and Leg of Lamb served up at the Carving Station. Other must-trys include the decadent Pork Belly La Mian, the rich and creamy Durian Pengat and the Traditional Muah Chee that's prepared a la minute. Now, here's a buffet you wouldn't want to miss!

Cuisine: All You Can Eat, Buffet
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

I used to enjoy hi-tea at Ellenborough Market Cafe but not anymore. The spread of food is not as good as before, the durian theme is pathetic. Hopefully, there is improvement in near future.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

There is a Singaporean young girl serving us warm water, she explained to us how to order, try all types of food with 1 serving first, once we like it then can order more. Very smart girl, I advice her to continue study.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Enjoyed the rock lobster and Peranakan dishes

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Parents liked the Babi Pongteh and Seafood Platter was satisfying. Butterfly Pea Rice dishes were not consistent on repeat orders. Sorry to say that overall food was so-so and some items were not served hot even though they were served individually instead of the usual buffet style display. Understand this is due to current situation, however more attention could be paid to make sure the hot dishes were served hot and cold dishes cold. Could tell that this style of buffet requires more manpower to be around, and the crew might not be too used to this. Clearing of plates was very prompt, just that we had a few occasions when we wanted to submit orders we couldn't find service crew within our line of sight. Pity that for this price and location we couldn't have a better environment and experience. I am not likely to return nor recommend the venue for weekend lunch.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

excellent Peranakan cuisine experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

The live station at the dining area made the whole area smoky and smelly. Though the waiters and waitresses there are friendly, it is not a good place to dine in. Everybody’s clothes and hair stinks when we left the restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

The cold dishes and desserts are wonderful. Seafood is very fresh and desserts taste authentic. The environment is good for gathering, not noisy and spacious. The serving staffs are polite however the speed of serving the food is rather slow, by starting at 1:15pm with last order at 2:30pm, i need to send in my last order of food in a rush.

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We were hoping its back to normal buffet style! But nevertheless, hope we can do it again! Thanks.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Good food and great service as always

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Great food and nice ambience with attentive and polite staff. was a little disappointed with the black pepper steak, almost half the miserable piece sent to us was cartilage. we expected more quality than bad cuts. the foie gras platter was a nice surprise and so was the 0% beer, really great tasting!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

I was surprised and furious when i made the booking via table plus for Accor membership and also being called by their staff twice to reconfirm the lunch timing at 130pm arrival on Sunday for Easter theme lunch. However, when we arrived on time and eat half way through, none of them had informed me until near to 2pm that the last order is 215pm??? That made my family rushing thr food order like mad. Only when approaching 2pm them the staff start telling us on this and we are so surprised and make our table full of food due to the shortage of time. Seriously I was not quite happy with their arrangement or information given as the table plus booking also allowed 2pm, 2.30pm booking. How would that be possible to eat within 30 or 0 mins if their last order to be made is 215pm??? Not the type of service I would expect for this service and restaurant as we never encounter this before. They should inform me over the phone about such timing limitation so I can make adjustment to the lunch timing or cancel the visit. Very disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

The food quality drop a lot as compared to pre-Covid time. The pork collar are over cooked and tough to eat. The kum hiang prawns standard are below par. Overall not worth the value and not like 5stars hotel food.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Great Service and delicious food

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

We had an enjoyable evening dinning here. Food and service was excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Good variety and quality food. Service is excellent too, in particular Anna.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 March 2021

Staffs were very friendly and fast in serving the dishes and clearing the plates. Will visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 26 March 2021

Pleasant atmosphere. We sat by the window overlooking Clarke Quay - nice view. Commendable service - the servers kept coming by to clear our plates and polite. Food is above average - I particularly like the pie tee. However, the beef was very tough.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 March 2021

Celebrate a friend's birthday dinner on 25/3 using Accorplus vouchers with 50% discount. Quite a good variety of food and the service was quite fast. Come with 2 medium portions of Banana leaf-style seafood for the 7 of us and a Heineken Alcohol-free beer. The rib-eye were in small portion and the thicker cut is just a little tender and the thinner cut were all overcooked. But the attentive presence of our waitress Denise, made our dining a very pleasant experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Variety of food selection & Excellent Customer Service.

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Visited On Monday, 22 March 2021

Food quality has dropped precipitously. Understandably costs need to be cut due to Covid. If Ellenborough can offer its signature dishes at their former glory as a set meal, I will return.

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Visited On Friday, 19 March 2021

Excellent service. Food is good

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 March 2021

The ala-carte menu was pretty disappointing as the quality and taste was not that good

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Visited On Friday, 12 March 2021

The service was good and staff was responsive and helpful. Good food.

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