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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 Sunday, 20 May 2018

Love the durian penyet

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Based on my wide experience in having buffet dinner in places like The Line, The Colony and Carousal...I found that your buffet choices and quality of food is right at the bottom compare to the above places mentioned. There is certainly no value for money, really disappointed celebrating my wife birthday there...she did'nt really enjoy herself. The cold crab is tasteless n the cook dishes are just normal. There is no wow factor at all. Won't be going back there anymore.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Food standard has gone down....the durian penget was not nice as before....food lacks variety....

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

This is our first dining experience at Ellenborough Market Cafe on Sunday 13 May 2018 to celebrate Mother Day. We have booked 2 tables under Amex Farcard dining. Atmosphere is good with 2 big round dining tables allocated to us. Foods variety and selection are not as sufficient as compare to Asian Market Cafecat Fairmont Singapore. Desserts 🍨🍮 selection was good except the durian desserts are not as tasty as compared to Asian Market Cafe. There are 2 waitress mainly serving our surrounding tables. Ms Sonia service is fantastic and we would like to give her a 5 stars 🌟 praise 👍🏻. Very friendly, helpful and patience. She was very attentive to our requests, clearing plates, serving teas and assisting to our needs. Hope other waitress see her as a good example to withhold good service attitude and patience towards dining guests. It has been a pleasure to give feedback and hopefully areas of improvement are look into. Thank you Yan

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

The food was excellent as usual and the service was also great.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Was a full house during Mothers' Day lunch but the different requests were quickly attended to and i appreciate the help rendered.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

The tea was very thin, almost like water. Food was a bit salty. Kueh pie tee was delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Too much hollow space in the restaurant. Sounds are greatly amplified when dinners from next table talks and laugh. Utensils depleted by 8pm and replenishing of cutleries and utensils take a long time after that.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Great food selection - we loved the spread. But service staff were not always available on the floor. Sometimes getting a drink refill was not easy - staff were either unavailable or not very attentive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Service was slow and inattentive. Food was slightly above average.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Decent place for traditional Peranakan food

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

service is good but the food is not really amazing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Food is not fresh, limited variety. Disappointed as the signature dish like laksa and chow Kuay teow is not avail, despite the premium price paid on public hols

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Visited On Monday, 23 April 2018

I enjoy the food spread, and the service was good. Just a small suggestion, the drink provided in the buffet to have a third choice of non-caffeine drink. It is because some people don't want to take caffeine at night. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

Great food at a reasonable price

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

I have the wrong impression that it is peranakan high tea. The food are very cheap items not impressive. I will not go for the high tea anymore at price of $42++.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

Drinks variety very few choices. Waiters not in nearby vicinity to clear plates. Hot and inconducive seating area due to bright spotlight and seating position that we are not allowed to change the seats as waiter told us it’s full house and cannot change at all. However there are many empty tables next to us and in front of us. Overall not pleasant dining experience

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

This used to be our to go to buffet for occasion of any kind- birthdays, celebrations, anniversaries, foreign friends in town and corporate lunches/ dinners. Food were fresh and flavorful. The crayfish with blackpepper sauce were fresh and your generous replenishing was one of the reasons that kept us loyal to the buffet over past 18yrs. We could not stop recommending to others how great the food, service and ambience were. Wife and I took leave yesterday to capitalise on the HSBC 1 for 1 promo yesterday and we left with extreme disappointment. You do not serve crayfish for lunch anymore we were told. We could not identify the star amongst the spread. Items serves are commonly available at any economy rice stall and most unfortunately, Hawkers fare better when it comes to taste. The long beans, trotter, eefu noodles to name a few. Sauce for Nonya Seabass was fishy. Sushi was stale n rice grains were hard. I did not get to try the salmon sashimi as supply was constantly run- out. Bubur Terigu and black glutinous were watery. Strawberry moouse cake was dry ( probably stored for days or your storage fridge was too cold). Osmanthus jello was chewy? Matcha item offered no hint of matcha. Cheese platter was not replenished. The pie tee display was in the most awkward manner. It was funny how diners queued, get the turnip and reversed for toppings leaving diners behind me puzzled. I am most certain I was not the only one disturbed by this for almost everytime I walked past the station, I heard your patrons saying the same OR regrettably following my observation, served their friends n family with toppings below turnip. It is very hard to understand how this minor yet vital detail got overlooked. We had to ask for a few times before coffee was served. We had to dine with our plates stacked Bec our table was not cleared, to a point we decided to stop eating because the growing stack appeared unbecoming - this is not a sushi bar. The dining hall was not even 2/3 full. It is sad to say Ellenborough has not only lost its shine, it is definitely the first to be on my no-no list for now.

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

A great dining with 1for1 credit card promotion.

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

Love the quality of the food. Do wish that there was more nonya dishes and desserts.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 February 2018

$68 for the food that we were being served is not worth it. Hotels around the area are providing better selection and proper beverages instead of just watered down coffee.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 February 2018

Selection was pretty wide, but the quality of food and service were disappointing. There was also no acknowledgement of the special occasion that I had reflected in the reservation. Certainly a lot more room for improvement

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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

The service lady that was assisting our table was superb. She was attentive, always making sure we had our drinks filled, plates cleared. Despite it was fully packed on CNY eve, she was smiley and genuine. It was even better service that some 5-6 stars restaurants! Thumbs up!

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Visited On Monday, 19 February 2018

Great for the cafe to serve YuSheng during CNY period. Sushi needs to be improved - kind of difficult to swallow as commented by two of my friends. Overall good spread of foods but found the price on the high side.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

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