Colbar Eating House
Year Established: 1953
Outlet Type: Restaurant
Cuisine (Ethnicity/Dialect Group): Euro-Hainanese
Speciality/ies: Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Sausages and Eggs, Ox Liver hips and Peas
Local Address: 9A Whitchurch Road, Wessex Estate, Singapore 138839.
When Colbar (short for Colonial Bar) started operations in 1953, it was serving Western and Asian food to British soldiers and locals. Nowadays, in new surrounds (down a few metres from its original spot) and with artfully created frontage consisting of weathered wooden planks and a metal signage although still sans air-conditioning, it still continues to serve the unpretentious food it always has – such as sausages with eggs, minute steak, hor fun and fried rice – at today’s prices. For patrons who drop in with their pet dog, Colbar will cheerfully serve it a cool drink of water.