Up for some free-flow food? Ready those stretchy pants and hit up these restaurants for a massive feast
Can’t decide if you want steak, sashimi or salted egg-something? Easy – go the buffet route so you can eat all you like. We’ve rounded up the best buffets in Singapore so you can decide on a place to go for a hearty lunch (or dinner), sans the stress and headache. Psst… if you’re wondering about Champagne brunches in Singapore (aka bubbly buffets), head on here instead.
Beach Road Kitchen
Looking for a buffet that’s chockfull of scrumptious local and international bites? Try Beach Road Kitchen at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. The aesthetically-pleasing restaurant boasts multiple areas featuring different top-notch nosh – such as a temperature-controlled Seafood Room for premium goodies from the ocean, the Pizza Oven for freshly baked pizza, the Charcoal Grill for grill-to-order meats, and more. Those craving for local food will be thrilled to know that the restaurant also whips up delicious favourites such as chicken rice and roast duck.
Beach Road Kitchen, Level 1, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763, p. 6818 1913, e. [email protected]; $58++ per adult for lunch buffets (12-2.30pm, Monday to Saturday) and $78++ per adult for dinner buffets (6-10pm, Monday to Sunday).
Edge features seven different kitchens that put out Indian, Thai, Japanese, Australian, and American cuisines. There’s yakitori and sushi, charcoal-grilled satay, pizza, pasta, steak and even tom yum soup to be had! And, if you want to keep a little healthier at this buffet, diners have the option of brown rice for all rice-based dishes at no additional charge.
Edge, 3/F Pan Pacific Singapore, Marina Square, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595, p. 6826 8240; Prices start from $58.
With eight interactive live stations, Sunday Champagne brunch at the Hilton isn’t to be missed, especially at the reasonable price of $108. Highlights here include ocean-fresh oysters, Canadian Maine lobsters and, for a real treat, try the homemade Scotch egg with black truffle hollandaise. But before you pile your plates high on savoury delicacies, remember to save room for dessert and an endless flow of Champagne *hic*. .
The Hilton, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883. p. 6730 3390; Prices start from 88++.
Arguably the most popular halal buffet in Singapore, Carousel boasts an extensive, all-encompassing spread that has everything from Asian and Japanese to Mediterranean to Indian. Not only is the restaurant famous for variety, it’s also known for serving fresh, quality food. Top that with the exceptional customer service, it’s no surprise that it’s often booked out on weekends and during festive seasons.
Carousel, 25 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore 228220. p. 6589 7799; Prices start from $56++.
Chow down on a great mix of cuisines at Melt Café. Menu highlights to look forward to include the Vietnamese-inspired lobster spring rolls, Thai green curry, and the Royal Tandoori selection (tandoori oven-baked chicken, mutton, prawns and fish cubes).
Melt Café, Mandarin Oriental, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039797, p. 6338 0066; Prices start from 75++.
Ellenborough Market Cafe
Themed food promotions are featured throughout the year at Ellenborough Market Cafe (look out for our favourites – the seafood and Peranakan feasts). If you can’t resist durian, make sure to try the ever-popular durian pengat – that’s decadent durian pulp with coconut milk for you.
Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, p. 6239 1848
We love Plaza Brasserie for their Asian creations (think stuff like soft shell crab with tobiko and laksa), but what you can’t miss is the annual signature Ultimate Crab Feast. Expect items like salted egg Crab, chilli Crab, and curry crab to take centre stage at this indulgent feast.
Plaza Brasserie, 1/F PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591, p. 6505 5710; Prices start from $48.
Tuck into an all-Italian spread at this swanky restaurant. Pad your stomach with all the pasta, cold cuts, meats, and gelato you can eat and check out highlights like the rotisserie, the espresso bar, and the walk-in wine cellar.
Basilico, 2/F Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, p. 6725 3232
Enjoy an elevated (literally) brunch experience at Equinox at the Swisshotel. Feast on an indulgent array of seafood and hearty roasts from the carving station before treating yourself to some sinful desserts. Prices start from 43++ for lunch, Mondays to Thursdays.
Equinox, 2 Stamford Road, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Traditional Chinese food in a swish contemporary setting? Sign us right up! This snazzy riverside restaurant at the Asian Civilisations Museum offers an affordable all-you-can-eat weekend dim sum buffet brunch you can’t miss. As part of the buffet brunch, you’ll get a single serving of soup, three mains (per table) and dessert. Must-tries for unlimited dim sum buffet include the siew mai and, of course, the decadent steamed molten egg custard buns.
Empress, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, p. 6238 8733; Open daily 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Prices start from $48++.
The Kitchen Table
With rubber ducky salt and pepper shakers (the kids will love this!) and six live cooking stations, The Kitchen Table offers a wide selection of international flavours. Their popular options, the Food From The Heart and Seafood From The Heart buffets, offer diners a mix of global classics, live cooking stations and renditions of the finest seafood catch. And it’s ocean-friendly too!
The Kitchen Table, W Singapore, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, p. 6808 7268; Prices start from $68++.
Can’t get enough of local food? Snag a table at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Straits Kitchen, which serves a wide range of flavoursome eats like beef rendang, Hainanese chicken rice, laksa and satay. We’re positive the restaurant’s warm and cosy ambience and authentically good Singaporean dishes will keep you coming back for more. The buffet here is also halal certified.
Straits Kitchen, Lobby level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211. p. 6732 1234; Prices start at $52++.
10 at Claymore
Enjoy a gut-busting buffet dinner at 10 at Claymore, which features stellar bites like premium meats and seasonal specialties like oysters. Don’t forget to try the char kway teow – this elevated version of the well-loved local dish is to die for.
10 at Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road, Singapore 229540, p. 6831 6686; Prices start from $42++.
If you find yourself gravitating towards the bounties of the ocean, Colony’s ice bar will be quite the treat. This section of the Vintage Champagne Brunch buffet features scallops, prawns, sashimi and freshly shucked oysters. The buffet here also offers eight different cooking stations featuring local delights like laksa and chicken rice.
Colony, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799. p. 6434 5288; Vintage Sunday brunch starts at $188++.
On our buffet radar right now is Conrad Centennial Singapore’s new Sunday brunch at Oscar’s, which has a jaw-dropping spread of fancy options ranging from fresh Boston lobsters to and fusion crab dishes, to healthy superfoods and local street food. Check out our full feature on Oscar’s Supercharged Sunday brunch buffet, and how you can top up for free-flow bubbles.
Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982, p. 6432 7481; Every Sunday, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Prices starting from $158++.
Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
If all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet makes your foodie heart flutter, Ikoi should be your go-to restaurant in Singapore. It’s one of our top picks when we need a full-on feast, but be warned: you need to book early to avoid disappointment. If you’ve got a large posse to feed, ask for the private room (up to 12 pax) for free-flow sashimi and more classic Japanese bites.
Ikoi Japanese Restaurant, #01-01 Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road, Singapore 169631, p. 6887 3788; Prices start at $38++.
Sleek settings perfect for lounging, a lavish gourmet spread (seafood, Thai dishes, sushi, yakitori, grilled delights), as well as free-flowing Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, burgundies and whites, beers, and cocktails for $148++? With a package like this, you know you haven’t had brunch until you’ve had brunch at mezza9.
mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, p. 6738 1234
Spend a lazy Sunday at Lime, tucking into international specialties as well as Executive Chef Deepak’s unique interpretations of local favourites. The buffet at Lime also includes energetic open-concept kitchens, including a live roti prata station!
Lime Restaurant, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289. p. 6809 8899; Open Sun-Thu 6.30am-12am, Fri-Sat 6.30am-2am. Prices start from $80.
A perennial favourite of foodies, The Line is best known for their uber fresh seafood offerings. Help yourself to oysters, mussels, lobsters, and other shellfish and crustaceans you love. There’s a bunch of other stuff to bite into as well, from dim sum to sashimi and local creations like laksa and mee pok.
The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, p. 6213 4275; Prices start from $62++.