The Return of Ellenborough Market Cafe at Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court is a landmark located along the Singapore River, and its flagship buffet restaurant Ellenborough Market Cafe is famous for its Peranakan cuisine. The restaurant is now back after a hiatus to showcase its selection of Straits Chinese cuisine and international buffet spread, such as a Lamian station, roast beef, cincalok egg and signature durian pengat.

The man behind this medley of cuisines is none other than the newly appointed Executive Chef Louis Tay. Chef Tay has over 33 years of experience and was the former Executive Chef of The Tanglin Club Singapore.


The costs of the buffet are as follows:

  • Monday to Sunday lunch: $52
  • Monday to Thursday dinner: $62
  • Friday to Sunday, eve and day of PH: $68
  • Saturday, Sunday & PH high tea: $42

Ellenborough Market Café
20 Merchant Road,
Singapore 178882
Tel: 6239 1848
Opening Hours:
Breakfast 0630-1030hrs daily
Lunch 1200-1430hrs daily
Dinner 1830-2200hrs daily
High Tea 1530-1730hrs (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay Station (Northeast Line)

The Best of Thai @ One Farrer Hotel & Spa (Media Tasting)

Thanks to Derrick of SgFoodonFoot, I was invited to a sneak peak at The Best of Thai buffet at Escape Restaurant & Lounge at One Farrer Hotel & Spa. This buffet is going to be held for a limited time only, from 2 to 16 April 2015, and it is a special collaboration between the hotel, and Guest Chef Aek Charttrakul and his team from the Thailand Culinary Academy.

We got a special demonstration by the chef himself how to make Som Tum (spicy papaya salad). He showed us the important ingredients like shredded papaya, dried shrimps, chilli padi, lime, fish sauce, garlic, etc. Chef also mentioned the difference between pounding the ingredients and gently mashing them to bring out the flavours.

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