Top 10 hotel buffets
By Where Singapore Staff | Oct 02, 2017
Singapore raises hotel buffets to an art form, and you can't go wrong at any of these. Many come with free-flow Champagne. From the enduring stalwarts to the recent revamps, these are the ones to book.
One of the city’s most atmospheric eateries serves a fantastic, all-Italian Sunday brunch. It includes lavish cheese and seasonal Italian tomato stations, with don't-miss choices such as smoked burrata and cow’s milk bocconcini, along with yummy cold cuts such as Milano and Pugliese salame. House-made pizzas and rotisserie meats are highly recommended. From $98 to $155 (with free flow Champagne and wines).
Dive into international delights at this halal-certified crowd favorite. It serves just about everything you can imagine, from dim sum to maki rolls, Mediterranean fare to an exciting spread of fresh seafood. You'll want to spend as much time as possible lingering around the three dessert counters, plus a chocolate fountain. Prices range from $32 for breakfast to $101.22 for a weekend dinner buffet.
Colony is easily one of our favorites for Sunday brunch, starting with one of the best oyster spreads we've seen, shucking Normandy, Irish and fine de claire varieties, among others. There are also live cooking stations that deliver everything from dim sum to tasty fried rice with cereal prawns and a fiery sambal belachan. There's even a cocktail cart, mixing up magical potions with house-infused spirits and syrups, although you’ll have to top up around $20 to order those. From $138 to $188 (with free-flow Moet & Chandon) for the vintage Champagne brunch.
This restaurant seats 316 and has themed dinner buffets all week. Capping it off is the Sunday Champagne brunch and seafood feast Hooked on Edge. At the four-hour feast (12-4pm), you'll find premium offerings such as free-flow Veuve Clicquot, Alaskan King crab, caviar, Boston lobster, a wide artisanal cheese selection and local dishes. From $118 to $198.
Singapore is known for its street food, and this hotel's Hawkerlicious dinner buffet is a casual affair, with a wok-fry station serving seafood cooked to your specifications. There's also a DIY noodles station offering Nonya laksa, Penang assam laksa and prawn noodles. Veering somewhat from the theme (but no complaints here), the buffet has a Japanese counter specializing in fresh sashimi and sushi. From $45 (weekdays) to $49 (weekends).
Speaking of Japanese, it takes a bit of forward planning to get a table at this popular la carte Japanese buffet. The place doesn’t have hotel poshness, and it can be a tight fit if you’re with a group, but its popularity proves its worth. It's mobbed with an in-the-know buffet crowd hoping to get their free-flow sashimi and other delights like yakitori, tempura and noodle dishes.
A long-time favorite, The Line continues to stand out as a quintessential buffet experience. There are plenty of distractions and plenty of reasons to stuff yourself silly, thanks to 16 theater kitchens, including Japanese, Chinese, Western, Indian, seafood and dessert. The buffet boasts an extensive seafood spread, as well as Western and Asian roast meats, dim sum, a selection of cheese, and desserts. From $43 (breakfast) to $158 (Sunday Champagne brunch, inclusive of free flow drinks).
Marriott Cafe offers a rotating display of crowd pleasers ranging from fresh seafood items to a la minute dishes, and local favorites like chili crab, chicken rice and roasts. Save room for their famous sticky date pudding. Prices start from $42 (breakfast) to $98 (Sunday lunch, inclusive of free flow sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks).
Another brunch institution, this restaurant is loved for its lavish buffets and sumptuous Sunday Champagne brunch (optional free-flow sangria). The arrangement is actually semi-buffet, with a spread of seafood on ice, salads, charcuterie, carving stations and more, followed by your selection of mains, including poached eggs with truffle, wagyu beef burgers and lamb chops. From $64 (dinner) to $180 (Sunday brunch, inclusive of free-flow Veuve Clicquot)
The Westin’s flagship restaurant features stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay and the sea, with five kitchens including an amazing dessert station that serves old-school treats like kueh lapis and other sweets. If you’re a seafood lover, head here for Sunday brunch, which also offers special deals on bottles of Veuve Clicquot. From $48 (lunch, Mon-Sat) to $82 (Seafood Night, every Fri).