No guide to casual dining in Singapore would be complete without a salute to that time-honored overeating tradition—the hotel buffet. Enduring stalwarts and decadent Champagne brunches aside, we’re pleased to see how many places are giving due attention to Asian, Singaporean and Peranakan highlights these days.
Try not to fill up at the salame, tomato and mozzarella bars, and save room for the pizzas, pastas and meat carving stations. The buffet lunch happens every weekend alongside prosecco and Champagne extravaganzas too. 2/F The Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd.
It’s hard to believe that such an extensive buffet is halal-certified. Dig in and load up on their Japanese, Mediterranean, Indian and Asian selections, not to mention the enormous fresh seafood display. Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Rd.
The site of the old Greenhouse does a dazzling seven-kitchen spread that also comes with a cocktail cart. The regular lunch buffet happens Mon-Sat, and the dinner happens every day. Splurge on the vintage Champagne brunch on Sundays. 3/F The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia SIngapore, 7 Raffles Ave.
Don’t miss the crayfish thermidor and the Peranakan staples here. They also do themed buffets, like the seafood-leaning Hooked@Edge on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the lavish Veuve Cliquot brunch on Sundays. 3/F Pan Pacific SIngapore, 7 Raffles Blvd.
Specializing in a “hawkerlicious” buffet, Flavours serves a rotation of stuff like Hokkien mee and black pepper crab, along with laksa and lok lok stations and local desserts. On weekends, there’s also seafood on ice and Asian burgers. Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 16 Ah Hood Rd.
Nothing like a weekday lunch at this sun-drenched spot. With three open kitchens and a big focus on Asian cooking, the buffet’s highlights are the Indian and Peranakan dishes. The Sunday brunch comes with Champagne, a chocolate fountain and a sangria cart. 1/F PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering St.
An enduring legend with a whopping 16 theater kitchens, they whip up Japanese, Chinese, Western and Indian dishes, along with fresh seafood and dessert. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, you can try the seafood-themed Marine Harvest, and the Champagne brunch on Sundays. Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd.
This swanky option is great for when you want a hotel spread, but also want a cozy vibe. The market fresh semi-buffet changes often, but is a mix of Italian and Asian. Top up and get an entrée to go with the buffet—choose from 20 options! Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Blvd.