Ready for free-flow food? Throw on stretchy pants and hit up these buffet restaurants in Singapore for a massive feast.
Can’t decide if you want steak, sushi or lobster? Easy. Hop on the buffet train so you can eat all you want. We’ve rounded up the best buffets in Singapore for you to get a hearty lunch or dinner, sans the stress and headache. Go wild! (Psst: due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, self-service buffets have adopted the a la carte concept.)
Best buffets in Singapore
1. Beach Road Kitchen
Looking for a buffet that’s chock full of scrumptious local and international bites? Arrive hungry at Beach Road Kitchen for its Sunday Champagne Brunch. Located within the swanky JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, the restaurant boasts a smorgasbord of pizza, pasta, sushi, sashimi, fresh seafood and salad. Those craving local food can be satisfied with delicious faves like butter chicken, chilli crab, sweet and sour pork and more. Before diving into desserts, end your savoury feast with a selection of tantalising roast meats, including spiced lamb leg, tomahawk steak and grilled saffron chicken.
Beach Road Kitchen, Level 1, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Nab a table at StraitsKitchen for a spectacular spread of local food. We’re talking about unlimited servings of Australian beef rendang, Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, satay, biryani and the like. Dessert lovers, you’re all covered too. Enjoy iconic sweets like chendol, goreng pisang and durian puff. Plus, locally-flavoured fusion creations such as bandung chiffon cake and soft serve pandan-coconut ice cream. Really, resistance is futile.
StraitsKitchen, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
3. Melt Cafe
Chow down on a great mix of cuisines at Melt Cafe. Menu highlights include seafood platter (Boston lobster, tiger prawns, mud crab and snow crab), Asian delights (prawn laksa, wok-fried beef and roasted pork belly) and BBQ offerings (marinated lamb chop, grilled pork jowl, garlic prawns and honey glazed chicken wing). Also, fill up on gammon ham, oven-roasted chicken and slow-roasted Angus beef sirloin for a carnivorous meal.
Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
4. The Line
The Line draws a steady crowd with over 88 made-to-order dishes. Spanning the globe, the menu spotlights cuisines like Lebanese, Italian, Thai and Singaporean. Tuck into delights like chicken and beef satay, seafood pad Thai, beef kebab, Wagyu beef bolognese, Angus sirloin and black pepper crab. End your feast on a sweet note with a grand array of desserts. Think creme brulee, cheesecake with berries compote, salted caramel choux puff, durian cake and more. There’s a reason why The Line is a popular buffet spot – the proof is in the spread.
The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
When you’re at Ginger, you can’t miss out on its spectacular spread of local faves. From slow-braised beef rendang and chilli crab to laksa with river prawn and salted egg yolk crab, this is one buffet spot not to be missed. After the indulgent feast, we suggest walking off the calories by exploring the nearby cultural enclave of Kampong Glam.
Ginger, 1/F, Parkroyal on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
6. Permata Singapore
Housed in the majestic palace of Gedung Kuning (right next to the Malay Heritage Centre), Permata specialises in all-you-can-eat Nusantara plates. Pile your plates with 60 Malay and Indonesian dishes including wagyu beef rendang, ayam binjai (boneless chicken leg in sweet and spicy gravy), tempoyak ikan patin (catfish cooked in durian gravy) and roti jala (savoury crepe) with chicken curry. For dessert, you’ve got traditional kuehs alongside western-inspired sweet treats such as gula melaka cake and buah keluak brownies. A feast truly fit for royalty.
Permata Singapore, 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497
Arguably the most popular halal buffet in Singapore, Carousel boasts an extensive, all-encompassing spread. Seriously, it has everything from Italian and Japanese to Mediterranean and Indian. Keep a lookout for the roving carving station and pile up on juicy prime rib. Not only is the restaurant famous for variety, but it’s also known for serving fresh, quality seafood. Top that with exceptional customer service, and it’s no surprise the place is often booked out on weekends and festive seasons.
Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Edge has seven different kitchens that put out on a culinary show, featuring well-renowned cuisines like Indian, Japanese, Malay and Cantonese. So expect to feast on the likes of char siew, beef rendang, fish curry and hearty donburi bowls. Don’t miss out on seafood! You’ll enjoy oysters, Boston lobster and snow crab legs. The restaurant also offers a decent selection of vegetarian eats such as tabbouleh salad and plant-based beef salad.
Edge, 3/F, Pan Pacific Singapore, Marina Square, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
9. Ellenborough Market Cafe
Ellenborough Market Cafe stands out for its Peranakan spread. Yes, we’re talking about an endless flow of babi pongteh (braised pork in fermented soybean sauce), ayam buah keluak (braised chicken in black nut gravy), kueh pie tee and chap chye. 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
Traditional Chinese food in a swish contemporary setting? Sign us right up! This snazzy riverside restaurant in Singapore 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. The unlimited dim sum buffet features must-tries like siew mai and decadent steamed molten egg custard buns.
Empress, #01-03, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
11. Escape Restaurant
Poolside restaurant Escape is calling all seafood lovers for its popular buffet. Embark on a gastronomical voyage with fresh seafood on ice such as prawns, snow crabs, scallops, flower clams and green mussels. Next, work your way through plates of Indonesian-style grilled squid, soft-shell crab with mala spices, pan-seared tuna tataki salad, black pepper crayfish and more.
Escape Restaurant, One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
This fancy buffet spread will make your jaw drop. Stellar bites include crab kueh pie tee with garlic aioli, Sichuan-style chilli chicken, beef bulgogi, rendang pork ribs and roasted New Zealand striploin. The vegetarian options aren’t too shabby either, with dishes like potato skins loaded with Impossible meat and jerk-marinated roasted cauliflower.
Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982
If you’re feeling bougie, Ritz Carlton is calling your name. Boasting seven live conservatory kitchens, the dining experience is quite a treat. Start with a treasure trove of seafood on ice at The Ice Bar. Next, pad your stomach with pan-seared salmon and chicken roulade from The Grill & Rotisserie station. Other noteworthy dishes include lamb shank masala with naan, steamed sea bass, Colony laksa with lobster meatball and spaghetti with wagyu pastrami bolognese.
Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
14. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
All-you-can-eat Japanese dishes make your heart flutter? Ikoi should be your go-to buffet restaurant in Singapore. Expect the likes of sashimi, sushi, tempura and yakitori. 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.
Ikoi Japanese Restaurant, #01-01, Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road, Singapore 169631
15. Lime Restaurant
This buffet restaurant shines the limelight on international and local treats with a glorious a la carte spread. The line-up includes assorted maki rolls, lobster laksa, baked escargots, stir-fried scallion beef and buffalo chicken wings. For seafood enthusiasts, inhale an endless flow of oysters, prawns, black mussels and golden clams. Don’t forget to try the roti prata with lobster curry or steamed barramundi with lime and garlic sauce! Just wear your loosest pants and you’ll be good to go.
Lime Restaurant, Parkroyal Collection Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
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