Singapore might be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but you can still sit down to a fantastic buffet spread for under $50 (if you know where to look!)
Fancy divine dim sums or a sumptuous sushi buffet feast that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Say no more, we’ve got your back (and your wallets) with our list of affordable buffets under $50 that includes weekday lunches, brunches, dinners and high teas.
A buffet at Lime for just $48? You bet, but only if you come by during lunch on weekdays between 12pm and 2.30pm! So make full use of that lunch break and head down early to enjoy Lime’s stellar buffet featuring a mix of local, Southeast Asian, and international dishes. Expect dishes like Singapore laksa, 12-hour braised beef cheek, kueh pie tee, and much more.
Lime, 3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore 058289. p. 6809 8899.
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 ($48, 11am-1pm) 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 this 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.
[email protected] at Hotel Jen is one of your best bets for a great weekend buffet brunch (weekends 12.30pm-3pm) that’ll go easy on your wallet. For $42, you’ll get to tuck into a Singapore brunch featuring a selection of local and international favourites like sushi, carrot cake, dim sum, rojak, and more. To sweeten the deal, one person dines free for every three paying guests (online reservation only).
[email protected], 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858. p. 6708 8899.
Can’t get enough of sushi? From 11.30am to 2.30pm, Shin Minori offers a daily a la carte, all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet featuring a selection of sashimi, sushi, and temaki dishes for just $39.90++. On the menu, you’ll find favourites like maguro, salmon, hamachi, unagi, as well as rolls like the classics California roll. You can also pop by for the dinner buffet between 6pm and 10.30pm that’s priced at 41.90++. That’s still a steal!
Shin Minori, #03-15/16 UE Square Shopping Mall, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239917. p. 6733 2272.
HOUSE at Dempsey
This massive brunch haunt perched atop Dempsey Hill opens its doors on Thursdays and Fridays (3pm-5.30pm) to high tea hunters keen to escape the city’s madness. We recommend ditching anything with a tight waistband for the day; the HOUSE HI-TEA ($30++ per pax) buffet spread is massive, with herb-packed comfort food like truffle fries and pork belly, and an extensive dessert platter of cakes, tarts and irresistible assortments of sweets.
HOUSE at Dempsey, 8D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672.