Unique buffets in Singapore
Self-service buffet lines are back, which means you can finally help yourself to all the good grub without the assistance of the restaurant’s staff, the way the food gods intended. To celebrate the opening of the floodgates, we’ve curated a list of unique buffets for you to check out, ranging from Brazilian-style feasts to a croffle ice cream sugar trip.
1. Durian buffet: DurianBB
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If the jelakness from eating one too many durians doesn’t bother you, then the DurianBB Party ($88 for one person) may be right up your alley.
Have your fill of different cultivars of Malaysian durians, such as Old Tree Mao Shan Wang, Tan Sri XO, and Tekka. But before you tuck in, Dato Paul, founding president of Malaysian Durian Exporter Association, will be delivering a masterclass on the King of Fruits. You’ll be stuffing yourself full of durians, and learning all you need to know about them.
Do note that slots for the DurianBB Party are limited, so book your spot here.
Address: 462 Crawford Lane, #01-65, Singapore 190462
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 2pm to 10pm
Tel: 9245 0788
DurianBB is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Brazilian churrasco buffet: Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
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There’s nothing that gets meat lovers as ravenously hungry as a steak buffet. For unique steaks prepared with a South American flair, try Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria at CHIJMES.
The churrasco menu features succulent meat cuts including beef rump and pork jowl, all grilled using traditional Brazilian methods. This buffet will cost you $69++ from Sunday to Thursday, and $79++ on Fridays and Saturdays.
Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-32, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Daily 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6334 9332
Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Croffle buffet: You Are My Sunshine
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You Are My Sunshine is a hair salon cum cafe that offers food as vibrant as the colourful heads of hair you’ll see in the salon. While they have plenty of brunch options for you to enjoy, the Unlimited Kroffle With Ice Cream ($9.90++) buffet is a sugar fiend’s dream.
Choose from four tantalising ice cream flavours—peanut butter mud-pie, Mexican vanilla pod, earl grey lavender, artisan chocolate—to go along with your unlimited supply of croissant-waffle hybrids. This is an all-day, every day buffet with no time limit, so you can savour all the sweet delights at your own pace.
Address: 391B Orchard Road, #05-05A, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238874
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8887 8805
You Are My Sunshine is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Zi char buffet: Lai Huat Signatures
Zi char is a familiar concept to many Singaporeans, but here’s a next-level take on the hawker favourite: a zi char buffet.
At $35.90++ per adult, Lai Huat Signatures’ buffet you can have as many classic zi char dishes as you want, including standouts such as coffee pork ribs and salted egg sotong.
While most of the dishes are free-flow, their six signature dishes can only be ordered once for every four diners at the table. These dishes include the signature sambal fish, fish maw soup and more.
Check out our Lai Huat Signatures review.
Address: 23 China Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049565
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6636 3828
Lai Huat Signatures is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Xiao Long Bao Buffet: Guo Fu Hotpot
Guo Fu Hotpot serves the usual steamboat buffet that’s a dime a dozen these days. What sets them apart, however, is that you get free-flow xiao long baos to go along with your hotpot.
A lunch buffet ($27.90++ per person) lets you choose from 60 different dishes to dunk into your hotpot, which includes all sorts of succulent meats and fresh seafood. But for many, the unlimited xiao long baos remain the star attraction—the meat inside is said to be tender, and the soup surprisingly sweet.
Check out our Guo Fu Steamboat review.
Address: 20 Cross Street, #01-31, Cross Street Exchange, Singapore 048422
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6557 0906
Guo Fu Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. BBQ ribs buffet: Morganfield’s
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The famous ribs at Morganfield’s typically come in large portions, but if that’s still not enough for you, you can always go for their Weekend Ribs Buffet ($45++) instead. Choose between spare or baby back ribs, then decide which sauces you want your ribs to be prepared with. For starters, try the Hickory BBQ option, which sees your ribs slow-cooked with hickory smoke, before being grilled and basted with their signature Hickory BBQ sauce.
Do note that the buffet is available on weekends and public holidays, 11am to 4pm (last order at 3:30pm).
7. High tea buffet: L’Espresso
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For some, having a massive spread of food is not enough—a touch of elegance is required as well. L’Espresso’s Afternoon High Tea Buffet (from $60++) is perfect for those with atas inclinations, offering an assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts, and of course, traditional English scones. The ambience makes the place feel even more boujee, with its graceful interiors and breezy poolside terrace area.
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 7pm
Tel: 6730 1743
L’Espresso is not a halal-certified eatery.
Unique buffets to try in Singapore
If the standard buffet lines have become unexciting for you, then head on down to these quirky buffets for a truly memorable experience. For halal feasts, check out our halal buffets list. Some great dim sum buffets can be found on our dim sum places list.
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