Ellenborough Market Cafe

20 Merchant Road, Singapore, Singapore, 058281
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Mon-Fri: Breakfast - 6:30 am to 10:30 am, Lunch - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Dinner - 6:30 pm to 10:00pm
Sat-Sun: Breakfast - 6:30 am to 10:30 am, Lunch - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Hi-tea - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Dinner - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

The quality of food had declined significantly. In particular, the peranakan section. The only dish that tasted decent was the ayam buah keluak, which had decent flavors but was really dry. The otak-otak was disastrous. The thematic highlight of the dumplings was a complete letdown: they had the texture of dense, solid meatballs in gummy dough and the taste of all the dumplings were very weird to the point where the cheese and garlic ones were practically inedible. The crabs were extremely wet to the point that it’s soaked in water, and were absolutely tasteless. Also extremely disappointed that mutton was served instead of lamb, which was way too gamey and the bone-in cut used made it even worse. The supposed “green curry” sea bass was good, but it certainly wasn’t green curry. A far, far, far cry from my last visit and my friends and I were extremely disappointed.

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Citibank Card one for one is worth for money. The food is nice & the service is gd too.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Bad bad service and administration. I made a reservation for 24 pax for buffet dinner and made a $700 deposit as required. A confirmation by way of email receipt was issued from the hotel. 2 days before the dinner, I called the cafe to increase the seats and to my horror and disappointment, the cafe said the seats are not confirmed as they are still waiting for deposit. I clarified that it is paid and the person on the phone said she will check. Following day, eve of the dinner I called again to confirm and I was so frustrated when I received the same reply but from different person that deposit was not made. Then I insisted that the person on the phone to verify on the spot and update the reservation record which then she did. This is so ridiculous and totally unacceptable for Accor group standard. Standard of service during dinner - The collection of dirty plates on our tables was slow and the waitress did not even ask us if we want coffee or tea at the end of dinner which is included in the buffet, so, many of us went deprived of the beverage. I hope the hotel will look into improving their horrible service. Food wise - was ok.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

It would be good to have live laksa or noodles section.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

The food is just so so. Should have freshly brewed coffee, the coffee serve was bad.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Found long strain hair in kueh pai tee filling. Hygiene is questionable. Ice cream was very hard and flaky, Ayam buah keluak rather bland. Peranakan food supposed to be very flavorful but it seem that the standard has dropped ever since my last visit in 2016.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

good spread of food..love the Durian Pengat.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Seems to be under staff on a Monday lunch, slow in replenishing hot dessert n popular ice cream flavour. Worth it only with discount.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Very fresh seafood and yummy dessert. Staffs are friendly and attentive. High recommended.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Noticed one of waitress (did not get her name) is very helpful and understanding during my dining. Upon the customer requested, She went around to get a cake and lighted up a candle to wish and sing a birthday song to the birthday girl/ boy. She really have a extra thought to go an extra mile. Well done.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Would have given 5 stars for service but was offered by your hostess to a table nearest to the restaurant entrance even though a reservation was made. That table does not give us any privacy and has quite high human/patron traffic. We understand the restaurant may be quite full but after we were offered another table, we observed that the 1st table offer was left unseated the entire night until we left at about 930pm.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Seems the service is not up to industry standard and price does not support the food offered

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Friendly environment and nice food.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

My family of ten has been eating at your restaurant for the past years. This year has been a huge disappointment. Quality of peranakan food has deteriorated and the massive crowds completely kills the dining experience. We rated value for money only cos of the 50% AMEX voucher. Without which, the buffet at gross price is totally not worth the money.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Value for money because of 1 for 1 citibank promo. Disappointed with durian penjat.It used to be good. Ask for special occasion but no special arrangement.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Great spread. Loads of different types of food. However the atmosphere was a bit noisy. Wait staff were ample and quick

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

loved the spacious atmosphere and food were replenished quite quickly, service staff were attentive and fast, keep up the good work!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Cakes are yummy

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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

Seafoods are very fresh. Worth the money.

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

(1) 1 for 1 deal promotion on hence it was value for money (2) some of the ingredient such as crab quality is not good. there was some good crab but there was a few not so good crab. (3) overall staff service was good but kitchen staff was not fast enough to replenish the food when they are finished. hence waiting time.

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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

Should check on the quality of food served. Definitely, service needs to be improved. Very poor service delivery.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

I gave 1 low scoring for service as I requested my table to be near the serving buffet, and my request was initially granted. However, on that day itself, I was given a table far away from the serving buffet. On top of that, when my friends and I were brought to our seats, the waitress then had to move 2 single tables to make into a table of 4. All these reservations I belive can be arrange earlier before the guests arrive, am I right? It seems that my reservations were a walk-in dining. This rally upsets me. Even the male waiter that attend to us, was not on a smiling face. He looked unhappy at his work.

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