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#836 of 8,553 Restaurants in Singapore
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Chinese, Asian, Bar, British, Pub, Singaporean
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9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839, Singapore
+65 6779 4859
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bump into this place while leaving the Italian restaurant across the road. This cafe was hidden behind some bushes and trees. I love the setting as it reminded me of Cafe/coffee shop back in the 1970s. The price of drinks and food are considered cheap for a cafe. Tea for S $2. Would recommend a visit for afternoon tea.

Thank Meulaboh
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
119 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique place with nice environment. Out of city and busy street. Very good Hainan style cook. Must try are the chicken curry, pork chop!

Thank Alex O
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Retained the old rustic feel after the relocation. Ordered: A) 3 mushroom soups - tasted like Campbell soup B) curry chicken rice - mild and like Japanese curry C) roasted chicken chips and peas - ok D) fish and chips - crispy on the outside and soft on the inside E) big mixed grill - interesting to have grilled liver.... More 

Thank Jeffrey W
Edinburgh, Scotland
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396 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it's historical. But it's no longer in its original location. Having had to be relocated due to road development. If you crave "British food" then absolutely come and you can order sausage sandwich, chips (fries), toast etc with ketchup etc (the menu is a who's who's of an english transport cafe) but you came away with the feeling it... More 

Thank Ali921
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everyone knows that Singapore is either hot and sweaty, or very hot and sweaty. But when you come here, a non built up area it feels so much cooler as it is as no radiant heat from all the concrete and roads. The choice of beer and cider here is the best I have seen in Sing, and sensible prices... More 

Thank DavidGHooper
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Colbar short for Colonial Bar Established 1953 Canteen for British military base personnel Unofficial mess for old British Army barracks in Portsdown Road amid the 2600 acre military complex In 2003, it had to be relocated due to the construction of a major semi-expressway to connect Queensway and Ayer Rajah Expressway. From August 2013, the original Colbar at Jalan Hang... More 

Thank sanju72015
Houston, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Friends, who have lived in Singapore, took me to Colbar for dinner and I really enjoyed it. It's a straight forward place. Sells European and Local food and beer. We had various combinations of chips, eggs and beans - which was fun! If you're in the area, definitely stop by. If you're not, I wouldn't necessarily make the trip.

Thank Albanoo
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is another hidden away dining spot at ports down...opposite a nicer Italian restaurant pietrasanta... They have preserved the whole place and feel.. Nice selection of English beers and ales.. And those are probably the reasons to go back for...

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The beef curry has a yummy nostalgic taste, fried rice has wok-he n the pork chop sauce has the taste which makes u want to have more. Go on, have a relaxing & yummy meal here. Great for families, pets or not , with friends or not...

Thank 450edwinn
Singapore, Singapore
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238 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

~I've been eating the wet version of fried bee hoon at the Colbar since I first did my guard duty at Gloucester Camp, home of 3 Tpt Bn which is no longer standing at Portsdown Road, almost everyone made a beeline for take out in a 24 hour assignment ~life still stood still even after their relocation moving the entire... More 

Thank David T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Bar, British, Pub, Singaporean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6779 4859

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?