Experience la vie en rose at Merci Marcel on Eng Hoon Street in Tiong Bahru. This sophisticated French spot is a welcome addition to Singapore’s dining scene, and you can expect lots of your favourite dishes on the menu, Tuesday through to Sunday every week. Whether you’re a brunch lover or if you’d prefer a luxurious dinner spread out over a few hours with some wine, Merci Marcel fits the bill perfectly. Just ensure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Merci Marcel on Eng Hoon Street in Tiong Bahru operates with several different functions – it’s a glamourous French cafe, a chic restaurant, a wine cellar, an art exhibition space and a boutique where you can purchase artisanal cheese alongside homeware, decor and gifts. As a result, this Singapore spot is proving extremely popular, and rightly so! If you fancy heading to Merci Marcel for some coffee and cake or perhaps a spot of brunch, you can choose from spectacular dishes such as Croque Marcel with Bayonne cured ham, Morbier cheese and a fried egg, or a decadent brioche French toast with berries, honey and toasted almonds.
Evenings see a change of pace at this Singaporean restaurant with main courses such as pan-seared scallops with cauliflower crème, couscous, beurre noisette and truffle salsa; tarte flambée with asparagus, apple, blue cheese and bacon or Ravioles de Royan, a delicious dumpling-style pasta filled with Tête de Moine cheese on Merci Marcel’s menu. So now all you need to is book a table at Merci Marcel in Tiong Bahru and let all your worries disappear while enjoying incredible wines and delicious food in a stunning setting.
Fantastic lunchfare, awesome vibe, we simply just love it here!
First time there but will definitely be back. Went for lunch and enjoyed the cozy environment, very good food and nice service. Would seem to be a good place for dinner as well.
Great food n good selection of wine. Service is attentive and friendly. Great place for dates or gathering with friends. Definitely will be back. Must visit if you are a fan of French food
I love Merci Marcel! I’d only been for brunch before and it was my first experience of dinner there and it was superb. The food, the wine and the service was great. Will definitely be going back :)
Experience: Forgot to consult me about the seats change before my arrival, I requested to sit round table at courtyard for pre-valentines dinner. After seated than they ask if I wanted to change to courtyard, giving reason that the area is warm due to afternoon heat. The reason I requested courtyard was because the seats are normal chairs as my girlfriend may be wearing skirt/dress. Main dining area seats are high seats facing the bar counter with square tables very close side by side. Good warm persian chic ambience at main dining area but is noisy when full house mainly due to close proximity of square tables. Food: Tarte flambee was not available that day (13th Feb 2018). There is a selection of wine to accompany the food. Ordered pork tenderloin, ceviche red snapper and crab rillettes, food was excellent. More notable was sweet flavourful tender pork tenderloin using caramelised onions, non-porky taste. Next is the toasted crispy sourdough (4 small half-palm sized pieces) that compliment well with smooth marinated crab rillettes. The rillettes has a slightly saltiness with the marinate, flavour of the meat is abit lacking. Lastly is the ceviche red snapper, sweet oniony tasting, the fish is chewy and in cube like shape. Price: Higher than average cafe pricing. About $50 per pax with non-alcoholic drinks. Thoughts / Suggestions: May return if time and opportunity arises, hope to try the tarte flambe and other offerings. Recommend diners to come at a non festive season or non-peak period. Recommend cafe provide free flow of bread for the rillettes for diners to mop it all up. Hope they will indicate food items that are not available during festive season on social media minimum a week earlier.
Merci Marcel has top-notch food for its price point and the service is impeccable. We reserved for a dinner party for 4 and they acceded to our requests and more. The service staff described and recommended some food that they thought we might like as well as ensuring that we were all contented. Would recommend the steak, rilletes and ravioles. Will definitely be back again!
I’ve been hearing lots of good things about Merci Marcel, and after reading the reviews on Quandoo, I finally made the booking for dinner. The restaurant ambience is amazing, dinner menu is a sharing concept. Absolutely recommend the chick pea creme which is AMAZING! The scallops and tuna was really good as well. Might have just found my new fav restaurant!
Nice quaint restaurant in Tiong Bahru. Ordered the Marinated crab rillette which was a refreshing change from the usual duck rillette. The only downside was that the sourdough bread that came with it was way too hard. Ravioles de Royan is a must try for cheese lovers. It's creamy and yet not too heavy. I really enjoyed this dish. The highly recommended angus beef by fellow diners were unfortunately just a 7/10 for me. It was a little too lean and not juicy enough. But it was well cooked and the sauce didn't overwhelm. Lastly, ordered the strawberry soup for dessert and it was exactly as how you would imagine it to be - a bowl of strawberry juice/puree. Would come back to try their cheeseboards and brunch menu.
Merci Marcel is a lovely place. I scored them 3 as the service could’ve been better, which overshadowed all other plus points such as some hits ie pork tenderloin 1) I had a reservation for 6, but I had 7 and requested for 1 chair to be added but they made a fuss. Though they did eventually 2) we had to pay $15 corkage for a birthday cake even though they didn’t have cakes on their menu 3) the grilled chicken was too salty and when we shared the feedback, they were defensive and refused to take the feedback.
Merci Marcel is a very beautiful place with attentive staff. The whole experience is quite personalised and the staff who recommended really good dishes to us as it was our first visit. However, the only thing was that the bread was really tough to eat. But I'll definitely go there again!