Best buffets in Singapore
With the return of self-service buffet lines, many restaurants have gotten back into the swing of things, offering the full scope of their feasts for the first time in ages. If you’re looking to make your grand return to buffets, but aren’t sure which place has the right spread for the occasion, then this is the list for you!
We’ll introduce you to the best buffets in Singapore, with a mix of hotel buffets and unorthodox picks. These are separated into three price points, so you can find the ideal buffet for your budget.
Table of Contents
- Best buffets in Singapore
- 1. Atrium Restaurant
- 2. TungLok Seafood
- 3. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
- 4. Crystal Cafe
- 5. A.K Zai Lok Lok
- 6. Offshore Bar & Grill
- 7. The Three Peacocks
- 8. Sun’s Cafe
- 9. Edge
- 10. Peppermint
- 11. Town Restaurant
- 12. Line Restaurant
- 13. Carousel Restaurant
- 14. Melt Cafe
- 15. Basilico
- 16. Colony
- 17. Beach Road Kitchen
- Top buffets in Singapore for free-flow food
1. Atrium Restaurant
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s in-house Atrium Restaurant is known for their halal buffet spread, comprising local and international dishes. In the spirit of the upcoming festive season, indulge in their Ramadan Iftar buffet!
With a variety of over 40 dishes, definitely go for their signature Whole Spice Roast Baby Lamb. This roast meat comes with sides of pita bread, sambal belacan and more. Do note that this dish is only available during dinnertime, from Friday to Sunday. Otherwise, you can still enjoy other meats from the carving station, including Lamb Chops, Rib Eye, and Turkey Breast, or barbecue items on rotation such as Sirloin Steak, Sambal Squid, and Otah-otah.
You can also look forward to Malay dishes including Ayam Masak Merah, Sayur Lodeh, Beef Rendang and Udang Lemak Nenas. Another must-try is their Slow-baked Whole Norwegian Salmon, which pairs well with their popular chilli sauce dips. Alternatively, get a local favourite: Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock’s Signature Laksa which has sweet and creamy gravy. Chef Chua created this comfort food dish for himself while he worked overseas.
From 22 March to 1 May, there will be 50% off for adults, so prices start from $45++ per person (UP $90++). Children who are 5 years old and under will be able to dine for free with every paying adult. Do note that there is also a prayer room located near the restaurant.
Address: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore 169075
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 10am, 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 3138 2530
Atrium Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.
2. TungLok Seafood
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While seafood buffets are usually the domain of lavish hotel restaurants, the affordably priced spread at TungLok Seafood is a great option if you’re not looking to break the bank.
Their a la carte Seafood Lunch Buffet starts from $43.80++, and offers delicacies including salmon sashimi, jellyfish with pomelo sauce, and deep-fried sea bass with soya sauce. There’s also free-flow dim sum and some mouthwatering Chilli Crab, limited to one serving per table.
The seafood buffets are only available at the Orchard Central and Paya Lebar Quarter Mall outlets.
Check out our TungLok Seafood review.
3. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
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Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is known for their authentic and wide-ranging Indonesian fare, which makes their $38++ and $42++ buffet lunch and dinner respectively look like an absolute steal.
You’ll get to feast on dishes such as Rendang Daging Sapi and Sayur Lodeh, all of which feature the rich aromas and flavours of the Southeast Asian country. Be sure to get the Peha Kaki Kambing (roasted lamb leg) as well—this signature dish is said to be irresistibly succulent.
Address: 405 Havelock Road, Level 3, Furama RiverFront, Singapore 169633
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6739 6463
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.
4. Crystal Cafe
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One of the more unique picks on this list, Crystal Cafe’s Taiwan Porridge Buffet (from $18.80++) is perfect for those looking for a diverse range of dishes to go along with their gruel.
The braised items are all superb: whether it be pig trotters or pork belly, their robust braising and savouriness make them perfect porridge companions. There’s also a decent selection of fresh seafood dishes, including dory fish and prawns.
Address: 131 Killiney Road, Orchard Grand Court, Singapore 239571
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6830 2020
Crystal Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. A.K Zai Lok Lok
If a dozen or so lok lok skewers is not enough for you, then head on down to a lok lok buffet such as A.K Zai Lok Lok. For $19.90+ per person, you get to binge on more than 50 types of lok lok, which can either be enjoyed fried or grilled. An additional $10 is required to boil your skewers in one of the following soup bases: tom yum, curry, mala, laksa, satay, and pork broth.
Read our A.K Zai Lok Lok review.
Address: 259 Outram Road, Singapore 169056
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 1am
A.K Zai Lok Lok is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Offshore Bar & Grill
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Imagine indulging in all the seafood you could possibly want while taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the sea. That’s exactly the experience you’ll get at Offshore Bar & Grill.
Prices start from $42.90++ per person, which entitles you to a whole seabass and various seasonal seafoods for you to barbecue. An additional $29.90++ or $19.90++ would get you a whole Boston lobster and mud crab, both of which weigh in at 500g.
Address: 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road, #01-02, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore 498833
Opening hours: Daily 1pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9437 8922
Offshore Bar & Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. The Three Peacocks
An outdoor barbecue is a great activity for bonding with your friends and family, but it is also an excellent way to stuff yourself full of nicely charred grub. At The Three Peacocks, a Weekday Buffet ($49.90++) lets you barbecue all the meats, seafood and vegetables you want in a cosy alfresco setting.
Check out our Three Peacocks review.
Address: 8 Port Road, Labrador Park, Singapore 117540
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 5pm to 10:30pm
Three Peacocks is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Sun’s Cafe
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If you’re a fan of Penarakan cuisine, Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific is the right place for you to visit. For just $56++, you can get to enjoy a wide assortment of their signature Peranakan fare, including fried kway teow, beef rendang, sambal prawns and more! In addition, they even have a live station for laksa and meatball noodle soup! You can also get local and Western dishes a la carte here, with options such as Hainanese chicken rice, pasta and steaks on request. Don’t forget to end your meal with their selection of classic Nyonya kueh and desserts.
Address: 101 Victoria Street, Hotel Grand Pacific, Singapore 188018
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6431 1818
Sun’s Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
Edge has one of the largest international buffet lineups in Singapore, featuring a plethora of dishes that span from Western cuisine to our local fare. A Weekday Lunch ($65++) buffet will let you enjoy all the luxurious seafood on offer, along with house-made pasta, Indian curry fish, and many more.
And if you’re feeling rich, you can add on $90 for unlimited champagne and alcoholic beverages or $48 for unlimited alcoholic beverages.
Check out our Edge review.
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6826 8240
Edge is not a halal-certified eatery.
International hotel buffet Peppermint continues to be one of the standout buffets in the country. You can expect premium farm-to-table fare, priced from $68++. Their Peranakan highlights, including itek sio and nasi ulam, are particularly outstanding dishes in a place full of high-quality food.
Check out our Peppermint review.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am to 10:30am, 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 6:30am to 10:30am, 12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6845 1111
Peppermint is a halal-certified eatery.
11. Town Restaurant
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Indulge in an elevated buffet spread at Town Restaurant, located right next to the Singapore River at The Fullerton Hotel. They offer the finest of international and local delights, ranging from fresh seafood-on-ice, Western grill to Asian favourites. On Friday and Saturday evenings, they even offer an al fresco barbecue station where you can enjoy their charcoal-grilled selection by the river, with premium meat and seafood options such as Creole-spiced Bamboo Lobster and House-made Garlic Dry Rub Meltique Beef.
Prices start at $88++ per adult for their dinner buffet, and $118++ with the barbequed selection.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 049178
Opening hours: Daily 6:30am to 10:30am,12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6877 8911
Town Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Line Restaurant
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Located at Shangri-La Hotel, The Line Restaurant features an extensive international buffet menu, with close to 100 different types of dishes from all around the world. Some of their highlights include the cold seafood counter, which stars snow crab, black mussels, white clams and more. They are also popular for their Peranakan spread and hawker noodle specialties, such as Singapore Laksa and British Hainan Beef Noodles. On top of their delectable mains, their pastries and desserts are well-loved by diners, with indulgent treats like Durian Cake and Goma Yuzu Roulade that are hard to resist.
Prices start from $68++ on Mondays to Thursdays, and $78++ from Friday to Sunday.
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 10:30am,12:30pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6213 4398
The Line Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Carousel Restaurant
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Carousel Restaurant at Royal Plaza is well known for their Mediterranean and Asian dishes, all of which are prepared in halal-certified kitchens. With their lavish spread of international food, it’s no surprise that they were awarded the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore at AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards for seven consecutive years.
For Japanese delights, you can try their teppanyaki specials, or go for their Japanese Cold Noodles, which stars Japanese green tea noodles served with house-made soba sauce. For a taste of Mediterranean cuisine, the Duck Breast is an excellent option, drizzled with tangy pomegranate sauce, and accompanied with creamy potato mousseline on the side.
Their lunch and dinner buffet prices start from $71++ on weekdays and $78++ on weekends for adults.
Address: 25 Scotts Road, Royal Plaza, Singapore 228220
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 10am,12pm to 2pm, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6219 3780
Carousel Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.
14. Melt Cafe
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If you’re feeling fancy, Melt Cafe is the place to visit for a luxurious buffet treat. Be blown away by their superior international buffet menu, which includes Asian, Indian and European delights. Prices for lunch and dinner start from $68++ on weekdays and $98++ on weekends for adults.
Indulge in their Slow-cooked Beef Brisket With Red Wine Jus, or have their specialty Tandoori. Their seafood options are excellent too, with seasonal oysters, Boston lobster, tiger prawns and more. For desserts, you must not miss their Signature Melt Chocolate Cake, which stars a rich chocolate mousse cake coated in luscious chocolate ganache.
If you visit them between Friday to Sunday for dinner, you can get to experience their barbecue delights against a panoramic view of the CBD on their outdoor patio, with grilled seafood and meat selections such as Thai Style Grilled Pork Neck and Lime Coriander Grilled Prawns.
Do note that Mandarin Oriental is temporarily closed till September 2023.
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 10:30am,12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6885 3500
Melt Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
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When it comes to Italian fare, you can’t go wrong with the hotel buffet at Basilico. Their Weekend Brunch (from $128++) gets you mouthwatering dishes such as Wagyu Beef Lasagna, Truffle Risotto, and Roman-style Crispy Pork Belly with Rosemary Jus. Upgrade your brunch for free-flow alcohol—for $168++, you can drink all the Prosecco, red and white wines, and draft beers that you want.
The Weekend Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 3pm.
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6725 3232
Basilico is not a halal-certified eatery.
For a swanky seafood buffet, try Colony’s Seafood Dinner ($112++). Oysters, Boston lobsters, and snow crab are some of the first-rate seafood dishes you’ll get to enjoy here, together with cold cuts such as air-dried pork and air-dried beef. Plus, you’ll get to dine in the elegant setting of the posh Ritz-Carlton. The Seafood Dinner is available on Fridays and Saturdays, between 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Last orders are taken at 10:15pm.
Check out our Colony review.
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm, Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6434 5288
Colony is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Beach Road Kitchen
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Located in JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, Beach Road Kitchen’s Dinner Buffet ($108++) entitles you to a free flow of terrific food and champagne. The very best of international and local cuisine feature here, ranging anywhere from oven-baked Signature Funghi Formaggio Pizza to charcoal-grilled Flower Crab.
The buffet also has a chefs-on-show concept, which lets you see the chefs craft these delectable dishes at live-action stations. Do note that the dinner buffet priced at this tier is only available from Friday to Saturday, between 6pm and 10pm.
Address: 30 Beach Road, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore 189763
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6818 1913
Beach Road Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.
Top buffets in Singapore for free-flow food
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