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Singaporean, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout

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Geylang East
1.6 km from East Coast Park
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Reviewed 9 December 2021 via mobile

British Hainan is located in the quaint charming Joo Chiat Place enclave. We were there at noon and it was already filled with customers. We ordered their signature oxtail stew ($29.90) and Hainanese Pork Chop (14.90) and a glass of flavorful lemongrass drink. Both dishes...were delicious, though we felt that they may have tweaked the seasoning for the oxtail stew as compared with previous visits. Restaurant is charmingly filled with curios and antiques, and it enhanced the dining experience.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021

Already visited 3 times, a small place with friendly staff. The chap chye, tofu, braised oxtail stew and pan fried salmon are my favourites. Other dishes yet to try.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Staff are very friendly here and would recommend dishes if you are first timer. Pan fried salmon on mashed potato is not on menu but recommended by waitress - skin is crispy, whilst meat is tender. We also had pork trio, hainan pork chop is...really good, crispy and tangy. Husband likes the grilled pork chop as well, but the sausage tastes 'powdery', lacking the juicy texture we liked in sausages. For desserts, we shared the ondeh cake which is moist, with added crunch fr the coconut flakes.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

My first time today was recommended by my friend Andy and I must say fantastic food, the Hainanese Pok chop...delicious, the beef broth was smooth and flavourful. Met Mr Frederick and he explained with so much passion the old style cooking of his dishes and...how important to keep its authenticity cooking Hainan cuisine. I will be back this Saturday for more of British Hainan delicious food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

What a cool place. We came across it whilst exploring the neighbourhood on a walk. Owner greeted us on arrival and walked us through the menu. Food was delicious and well priced. Lots of interesting exhibits in the place with lots of China memorabilia. Worth...a visit !More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Finally got round to trying this place and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent! Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

British Hainan is a one-of-a-kind restaurant serving up delicious “Hainanese western” cuisine with a dash of nostalgia. The owner Mr Frederick Puah is a real character, and the “red dining room” at the back of the restaurant filled with Chinese Mao Zedong-era to present day...collectibles is an oddity that is a wonder to behold. The food hits the spot - the traditional oxtail stew was very tasty (as advertised, no MSG!) and the surprising favourite was the delectable baby back ribs which I would recommend without reservation.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Restaurant serves good and authentic hainanese pork chop, ox-tail soup and a good choice of spaghetti . Service staff are friendly and the ambient is cosy for family and friends gathering.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

British Hainan - British food with a dash of Hainanese chef ingenuity. Restaurant serve excellent ox tail stew, lamb shank, pork chop, ribs and more. Not only do they have western menu, the restaurant also serve very tasty Hainanese cuisine such as mutton soup, beef...noodles, chap chay (mixed vegetables), Hainanese version of pork chop. The restaurant is located in a residential area and you probably need to be familiar with Joo Chiat to find the place. Recently they have also added a new restaurant at Kallang area. The owner is very friendly and would recommend you their speciality as well as a good portion for you so that you don’t over order. Would definitely recommend the place to anyone who love good food.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

Went with a group of friends and ordered a variety of main courses. The oxtail stew, pork cop and ngoh hiang were delicious. Even their cakes were of quality, unlike those i'd eaten at cafes. Would recommend and return again. Prices to my surprise are...reasonable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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British Hainan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5