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The Assembly Ground, The Cathay

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CUISINES
Cafe, American, Asian, Fusion, Singaporean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Central Area/City Area
0.8 km from City Hall Building
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 6 January 2022 via mobile

Initially was excited to visit The Assembly Ground as they have good review and it was my first time visiting the restaurant. We had ordered the Slipper Lobster Barramundi Laksa, Truffle Mushroom pizza and a Early Grey Cake. I am overall satisfy with the taste...of the food but the Slipper Lobster Barramundi Laksa was kind of disappointing. I'm not sure is the kitchen out of pasta as it was served with only 2 mouthful (refer to picture) and it cost at $28. I took a look at the other 2 tables, their pasta was served with generous potion probably mine was the last one but that shouldnt be an excuse too!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 February 2021

the pasta and coffee is great! great ambience and service. good promotions over the weekdays. highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2021
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Archana, Thank you for your kind rating! We're glad you enjoyed the overall dining experience with us and we look forward to serve you again soon! Cheers, The Assembly Ground

Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

(Actually went to the outlet at CineLeisure which isn't on TripAdvisor but I'm sure the system is the same and thus the feedback equally applicable) Food was ok. 2D barcode scanning system really sucks though. At least have the option to view a full sized...printed menu and order at counter as having to scan through a menu on a phone screen just isn't good. And I don't buy the excuse that it's contactless and so for safety. Perfectly simple to laminate a few menus and wipe down. More about penny pinching.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Ben, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by our online ordering system. The system is implemented with the aim of minimising the potential spread of COVID-19 through contactless ordering and cashless payment. Apart from protecting our customers and...More

Reviewed 23 January 2021

The staff is very attentive and courteous. Their Americano is probably one of the cheapest in town. Apple Crumble is nice but a bit on the expensive side.

Date of visit: January 2021
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Erico, Thank you for your kind rating! We're glad you enjoyed our Americano and Apple Crumble. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Assembly Ground

Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

Service is good, but the food really soso, and the food range not a lot to choose from, the heibihiam pasta too spicy, love thier apple crumble dessert thoMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Poyosann, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We're sorry to hear about your underwhelming experience with our food. Please rest assured that we will inform the team about your comments and will continue to improve on our food quality. Nonetheless, we're glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 22 December 2020

Tried the new outlet at Cineleisure on this visit in November 2020. Just for some beers before dinner, making the most of their happy hour pricing. Decent craft beer at reasonable prices (albeit a limited selection).

Date of visit: November 2020
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your kind rating! We're glad you enjoyed our Happy Hour promotion and we look forward to serve you again soon! Cheers, The Assembly Ground

Reviewed 5 December 2020

Service was good but the food was not. I had lobster pasta from the seasonal menu. It was not worth the price.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We're sorry to hear about your underwhelming experience with our Lobster & Blue Mussels Pasta. Please rest assured that we will inform the team about your comments and continue to improve on the dish. Hope we can...More

Reviewed 11 November 2020

Went with a burple 1-for-1 pasta deal (which i believe is available regularly on weekdays) -- tried the umami pasta & spicy crab pomodoro. The crab pasta was super delicious and all of my friends agreed! The spicy kick was the perfect amount of spice....On the other hand the umami pasta was a little underwhelming. The truffle pizza was pretty good as well and overall great food though a little pricey! Service could be improved though, felt that one of the staff was slightly passive aggressive but no harm done. :)More

Date of visit: November 2020
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John L, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Clarissa, Thank you for your kind rating! We're glad you enjoyed our Crab Pomodoro Pasta and Truffle Mushroom & Egg Pizza! Please rest assured that we have taken note of your feedback on our Umami Prawn Pasta and service quality. We will highlight this...More

Reviewed 8 July 2020 via mobile

Returned here for lunch last week with a friend. I chose the scallop pasta which was really quite good. Friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: July 2020
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JohnL-BenjaminBarker, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2020

Dear KGB777, Thank you for your kind words! We're really glad you enjoyed our Baby Scallops Aglio Olio and we look forward to serve you again soon. Have a blessed week. Cheers, The Assembly Ground team

Reviewed 20 June 2020 via mobile

Nice cafe with pleasant environment, the Cathay not so crowded during CB phase 2, can dine in comfortably.

Date of visit: June 2020
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JohnL-BenjaminBarker, General Manager at The Assembly Ground, The Cathay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2020

Dear bctanbc, Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed the overall dining experience with us. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Assembly Ground team

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Assembly Ground, The Cathay

Yes, The Assembly Ground, The Cathay offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Assembly Ground, The Cathay offers delivery services.

Yes, The Assembly Ground, The Cathay is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Assembly Ground, The Cathay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4