Leave the skinny jeans behind, you’re not going to be able to buckle them when you get up from the table at these sumptuous hotel buffets in Singapore, serving delicious food as far as the eye can see. You want to stay mobile to shuffle back and forth between your table and down every bend of the buffet spread. You want those hands clean to de-shell those fresh prawns and crabs. You want the pants expandable to make room from starters to desserts.
Here are the 8 best hotel buffets in Singapore to enjoy on the weekend, for a special occasion or better yet, a foodie staycation.
1. The Ritz Carlton Millenia
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Rated number 4 on Tripadvisor under Restaurants in Singapore, it is no wonder why hundreds flock to Colony on Sundays for their Sunday brunch buffets.
Newly refurbished in the style of a British colonial house, patrons can expect rare vintage finds amidst this posh setting. With its high, transparent glass ceilings, dining here mimics an outdoorsy, refreshing ambience without Singapore’s heat.
Colony boasts eight different conservatory kitchens, each with its own kitchen that features live cooking where diners can watch their food being cooked right in front of them. Each conservatory kitchen is composed of different ethnic cuisines that make up Singapore’s multicultural food scene, from Chinese and Indian, to Indonesian, Western and more.
Must- Try Dishes at Colony:
1. Signature Colony laksa with homemade lobster ball
2. Salted egg custard bun
3. Matcha cheesecake
Lunch 12noon – 230pm
Monday – Friday $58++ per adult, $29++ per child
Saturday $62++ per adult, $31++ per child
Dinner 630pm- 1030pm
Sunday – Thursday $78 ++per adult, $39++ per child
Friday and Saturday $92++ per adult, $46++ per child
2. Royal Plaza on Scotts
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Located right in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district (just a 4-minute walk from Orchard MRT Station), Royal Plaza on Scotts’ Carousel is a popular dining choice for get-togethers. Renowned for being one of the best halal international hotel buffets in Singapore, Carousel offers both Asian and Mediterranean buffet spreads.
Carousel is proud to be awarded the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore at AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards for 7 continuous years and is the only restaurant inducted into the award’s Hall of Fame. From its teppanyaki sizzle to the fondue drizzle, this is one halal buffet that has caught the guts of many.
Must- Try Dishes at Royal Plaza on Scotts
1. Chocolate and matcha fondue
2. Roast beef
3. Salmon and tuna sushi
Lunch 12noon – 2pm
Monday to Friday $56++ per adult, $36++ per child
Saturday and Sunday and Public Holiday $65++ per adult, $43++ per child
High Tea 330pm-530pm
Monday – Thursday $42++ per adult, $27++ per child
Friday – Sunday and Public Holiday $48 ++ per adult, $32 ++ per child
Sunday – Thursday $76++ per adult, $46++ per child
Friday – Saturday and eve of Public Holiday $83++ per adult, $49++ per adult
3. Regent Singapore – A Four Seasons Hotel
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Offering Singapore’s first adults-only brunch, Regent Singapore’s Manhattan is known for its Sunday Cocktail Brunch which promises a wide selection of craft cocktails, beers and wines. Don’t miss their Bloody Mary Cart, where you can create your own Bloody Mary concoction and tweak the spice level according to your preference. Pair your alcohol with gourmet bar bites such as fresh American oysters, Maine lobsters and BBQ braised beef short ribs.
To celebrate the spirit of New York, the definitive New Yorker’s breakfast is a must-try – hand-rolled bagels of every flavour imaginable, and accompanying spreads like salmon and cream cheese.
And don’t forget the alcohol-infused desserts. The apple cake pop and negroni creme brulee will leave a lasting sweet aftertaste. What better way to complete your weekend?
Must- Try Dishes at Regent Singapore:
1. Bloody Mary
2. Bagels with house-made cream cheese
3. Potato latkes
Adults-only Cocktail Brunch
Sunday 1130am – 330pm $150 ++ (free-flow craft cocktails, beers and wines), $195++ (free-flow craft cocktails, beers, wines and Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne)
4. Intercontinental Singapore
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Formerly called Olive Tree, InterContinental Singapore has revamped their hotel’s restaurant, now known as Ash & Elm. With three culinary theatres to offer – Charcuterie and Cheese room, Wood-fired Oven and Open Grill Kitchen, dining at Ash & Elm is a decadent affair. Taste finely curated cheeses and cold cuts from the European region of France, Spain and Italy. Relish in their signature flatbread and lasagne made from their wood-fired oven. Ash & Elm regularly switch their meats and cheeses menu, so no two experience is alike.
Must- Try Dishes at Intercontinenal Singapore
1. Hose smoked pork loin
2. Beef Platter
3. Lychee Frogurt
Semi-buffet lunch 12noon to 2pm
Monday – Friday $38++ per adult (without main course), $48++ (with a choice of main course)
5. Mandarin Oriental Singapore
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Another café that has recently undergone a revamp this year, Melt Café’s buffet at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore is another crowd-pleaser. A welcoming, relaxing atmosphere exudes from the natural light coming from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Come twilight, diners have the option of dining alfresco amidst the lush greenery.
The Indian cuisine is Melt Café’s pride and joy. Tandoori chicken and fragrant cheese naan is prepared on the spot. Other live food stations also serve Japanese wagyu beef shabu shabu with rice and Boston lobster laksa.
Also worth mentioning is Melt Café’s seafood spread which takes centre stage in the restaurant, offering a delightful display of fresh oysters, crabs, prawns and lobsters. As one of the top 10 buffets in Singapore according to HungryGoWhere, Melt Café’s hotel buffet spread is not one to be missed.
Must- Try Dishes at Mandarin Oriental:
1. Fine de Claire oysters
2. Butter chicken and palak paneer
3. Drunken prawns
Lunch 12noon – 230pm
Monday to Saturday $55++ per adult, $20++ for additional free flow wine, beer, soft drinks
Dinner 630pm – 930pm
Sunday to Thursday $75++ per adult, $20++ for additional free flow wine, beer, soft drinks
Friday to Saturday $85++ per adult, $20++ for additional free flow wine, beer, soft drinks
6. Fullerton Hotel
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Overlooking the iconic Singapore River, Fullerton Hotel’s restaurant, Town, presents a perfect dining spot for every occasion, whether it be a rejuvenating breakfast buffet, corporate lunch affair or a romantic dinner for two.
On top of its international buffet, Town also offers the Singapore High Tea Buffet and Champagne Brunch at varying times of the week. The indulgent Sunday Champagne Brunch in particular, is popular amongst local gourmands. When it comes to the local taste, nothing says it better than Town’s Hainanese Chicken Rice.
The Courtyard’s lunch buffet features either a Japanese buffet or a curry buffet on weekdays. Sweet-toothed patrons can delight themselves with a chocolate buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. Take a sip of your afternoon tea and be serenaded by the live music in the day or the jazz rhythms in the evenings.
Must- Try Dishes at Fullerton:
2. Atlantic oysters and salmon sashimi
3. Hainanese chicken rice
Lunch 1130am – 230pm
Monday – Friday $56++ per adult, $28++ per child
High Tea 12nn – 330pm
Saturday and Public Holidays $36++ per adult, $18++ per child
Champagne Brunch 12nn-330pm
Sunday $158++ per adult (free flow champagne), $110++ per adult (without alcohol), $55++ per child
Dinner 630pm – 1030pm
Monday – Sunday $56++ per adult, $28++ per child
7. Goodwood Park
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Best known for its Taiwan porridge, the Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore offers dim sum buffet and local high tea buffet. Prepare to eat to your hearts’ content with a sumptuous high tea hotel buffet spread of over 20 popular local snacks, mains and desserts. This includes DIY kueh pie tee, chicken curry, fruit rojak, laksa, nonya kueh and a variety of other dim sum such as har gow, siew mai, char siew bao, pork ribs with black bean sauce, scallop dumpling, steamed chicken claws in gui lin sauce and charcoal custard buns. Enjoy your meal inside the air conditioned restaurant, or enjoy it outside at their alfresco poolside dining.
Must- Try Dishes at Goodwood Park:
1. Taiwan porridge
2. Durian crepe
3. Fruit rojak
Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet 12nn – 2.30pm
Monday – Friday $39 ++per adult, $19.50++ per child
A Weekend Makan Affair
Saturday and Sunday $39++ per adult, $19.50++ per child
8. Shangri-la Singapore
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Shangri-La Singapore’s restaurant is named “The Line” to symbolise continuity in nature, family, culture and life. This hotel buffet can be easily distinguished from others for being one of the longest in the city state. The 16 elongated theater kitchens include cuisines such as Japanese, Local, Western, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mediterranean. The Line’s carving station presents 6 types of roast meats to choose from. This includes 48-hour slow roasted wagyu beef leg with a mustard crust, the Australian stockyard tomahawk steak and a 200-day grain fed Australian stockyard roasted beef striploin with truffle jus.
Their Sunday Champagne Brunch offers free-flow of Taittinger champagne, red and white wine, draft beer, Bloody Mary, and other non-alcoholic drinks. If you’re one to appreciate the finer tastes, you’ll love the 10 varieties of foie gras served and over 30 different assortments of cheeses.
Must-Try at Shangri La Singapore:
1. Lobster with butter herb
2. Liu Sha Pao
3. Crepe with coconut ice cream
Monday – Friday $62++ per Adult, $31++ per Child
Saturday $62++ per Adult, $31++ per Child
Champagne Brunch 12nn -3pm
Sunday $158++ per adult (free flow champagne, soft drinks and juices), $110++ per adult (unlimited soft drinks and juice), $54++ per child
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday $79++ per Adult, $39++ per child
Friday and Saturday $92++ per adult, $46++ per adult