Abstract This paper discusses the problem of robust H ∞ control for linear discrete time two-dimensional (2-D) singular Roesser models (2-D SRM) with time-invariant norm-bounded parameter uncertainties. The purpose is the design of static output feedback controllers such that the resulting closed-loop system is acceptable, jump modes free, stable and satisfies a prescribed H ∞ performance level for all admissible uncertainties. A version of bounded realness of 2-D SRM is established in terms of linear matrix inequalities. Based on this, a sufficient condition for the solvability of the robust H ∞ control problem is solved, and a desired output feedback controller can be constructed by solving a set of matrix inequalities. A numerical example is provided to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach.