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.
Amazing interior and staff! Love the food :) perfect for any dates be it dinner or breakfast! Feels like a cafe right out of Melbourne
We heard the hype and decided to try it! The ambience, food and service was superb! We particularly enjoyed their steak with the mushroom sauce, but everything else we tried were delicious too. Oh and their wines are also very reasonably priced!
Service was impeccable, food was simply divine. would return here without a doubt
Excellent service and food. Ambience is great. Had breakfast but week go back for dinner or lunch. Wine selection is very interesting and well priced
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.
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.
It a really enjoyable evening. Food recommended by the waitress was great. Fish with fennel - a non-menu special for that evening .... we were apprehensive but it turned out to be our favourite for the night. We had the grilled chicken, pork tenderloin and roasted asparagus. All dishes were yummy! Ambience was good as well. A suggestion to consider changing some of the sofa-style seats though... not comfortable as it was too low... we changed table to one with normal seats. Merci Marcel! We will be back again soon!
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!
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 :)
Merci Marcel has excellent service, a solid menu, and great ambiance. We were attended to immediately, and we were not rushed. The menu is small and the food is great from appetizers all the wau through to dessert. Great choice. We will return.
First and certainly not the last visit. Really enjoyed the food and service was impeccable, probably one of best waiters I've had in a long time - really attentive, engaging and friendly. Great ambience for a date (perhaps request a table at the back area if you want it to be quieter), but seemed to be a hit with bigger groups too. Will be back soon.
I actually received wrong order from waitress. I stated that i am going to have seafood main dish so I need white wine. End up it serve as red wine. I actually paying extra for red wine. But since it serve, I think I didn’t want it as waste so I drank it. Kind of bad experience eating with seafood. Gilled chicken and pork tenderloin were not impressed. The red snapper was very good. It just tgt I had bad experience pairing with red wine. Good and cozy place. Mostly the staff there are nice.
Had high hopes of this place but turns out to be just average. 1) Seats There were plenty of seats around but they chose to place us at the seat nearest to the toilet. 2) Service Dinner service starts at 6pm, we reached there at 545pm and requested if we could look at the dinner menu first (staff already told us dinner service starts at 6pm but we only wanted to look at the menu first). The staff repeated that dinner service only starts at 6pm and we had to “assure” her that we knew and only wanted to take a look first (not a crime right?). She agreed but the menu never came. Scallops wasnt available on that day but they didnt even inform us until the time of ordering. And there were 2 specials of the day which the first staff didnt inform us either. 3) Food Steak was overcooked. The Marcel Chicken (special of the day) was room temperature when served. Chicken was nicely cooked but was somewhat tasteless, saving grace was the sauce. Not worth a 2nd visit
An amazing experience - great food and atmosphere. Merci Marcel delivered an exceptional dinner, with the steak being particularly memorable. I would recommend this as a 'must visit.'
We have always enjoy the food, service and ambience at Merci Marcel.. the spread on breakfast, brunch and dinner menu are great, will definately be back again.. 😊
We had the angus beef which came medium rare instead of medium which we specifically requested for. The sautéed mushrooms was the outstanding item for this dish. The marinated crab tartine is a “must” to order. The savoury spread went very well with the sourdough toast. The marcel salad is another surprisingly winner, love the cornichons which help to bring out the bursting flavour of the dish.
Food was fine, service was warm and friendly, staff knows their products well, and the wine list is quite nicely curated. Overall a pleasant experience. Could have been better if we were seated away from the door which was opening and closing so often that it got a bit distracting and uncomfortable. We could of course have asked for another table but I thought we would just go with the flow that evening, especially since some of the dishes have been served.
Service is good, ambiance is good. The food is not cheap, but nicely cooked, the decoration of the food is very minimalist close to plain. Fine dining portion, so basically in order to get full you need to order the entree, main and dessert, if not will ended up go home for another cup noodle or continue for the bakut teh around the area.
This is my first visit to Merci Marcel. We ordered soba salad, french toast and Ravioles de Royans. Food arrived with nice presentation and it was delicious. The Ravioles De Royans was exceptionally good. We love the atmosphere so we stayed on for cheese and wine for the rest of the afternoon. The staffs were very attentive and helpful. Would definitely visit again!
The ambience of the cafe is nice and decoration is homely. The service is good. Generally the main course more of quality than quantity. A total new refreshing taste as compared to other cafes that I’ve tried. Ordered the red snapper, angus beef, crab tartine, ravioles, Creme brûlée. Highly recommended for a new taste experience and also preferably to share the food.