This edition of Eats around the Island might turn out to be a little heavy on the wallet but hey, all of us have to indulge every now and again, don’t we? In this list, I take a look at some of the top “all you can eat” buffets around Singapore. These places are great to have a fancy date or even a nice family dinner on the weekends. Sit back, relax and read on. Who knows, you might find your new favourite restaurant on the list.
333 Orchard Road, Level 5 Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Kicking the list off is the Triple Three restaurant located on the 5th floor of the Mandarin Orchard. This buffet is one of the top ones recommended by most food writers around Singapore because they set themselves apart from other buffets by specializing in a select type of buffet. Triple Three is well known for its Japanese styled buffet that features several favourites like sushi, sashimi and fresh seafood that is actually placed on ice to keep it fresh and cool. They also have a great and unique set of desserts that they open up to the ravenous crowds that they manage to draw in on most days. They have a free flow of marbled wagyu cube steaks, mentaiko lobsters and grilled scallops. I would recommend heading down for lunch because they have a fantastic feast for both your eyes and mouth during this time frame especially. Also, do try the fantastic array of fresh seafood that they have on display because that is their specialty. Personally, I enjoyed the Stir Fried Bean Sprouts and Lobster which was cooked right in front of me. A must try!
7500A Beach Road, Level 1 PARKROYAL
Up next, we have Plaza Brasserie, a classy establishment located on the first floor of the Parkroyal at Beach Road. On a side note, Parkroyal hotels actually are blessed with fantastic restaurants because the third entry on the list will also be a restaurant located within a Parkroyal hotel but at a different location. Back to Plaza Brasserie, I was fortunate enough to indulge myself in an afternoon full of the restaurants fantastic buffet options. It was an extremely refreshing sight (and taste) to discover buffet that placed heavy emphasis on our local cuisine. After all, Singapore is known as a food hub all over Asia and perhaps even the world. They had a huge variety of cuisines ranging from Chinese to Indian to even Peranakan. The seafood was the best aspect of the entire buffet because of the sheer quality in terms of freshness. Do keep a look out for the unique crab buffet where they cook up a huge variety of crabs in various styles. My recommendation would be the Chilli Crab with Mantou. It wasn’t too spicy and had a rich sauce which contained a slight sweetness to it. Some of the other top dishes I had the pleasure of trying were the Cod Congee, Satay and the Salt Baked Fish which all take maximum points in my book. Head on down for a fantastic buffet that will blow you away.
3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL on Pickering
As mentioned earlier, the final entry on the list is also a restaurant that is located in a Parkroyal hotel. This one, however, is located on Upper Pickering Street. The classy establishment goes by the name of Lime. This restaurant caught my eye even before I managed to put a bite of food in my mouth. Lime has an interesting ‘garden-like’ concept which stretches throughout the restaurant and it was really pleasant to the eye with so much green around as I ravenously consumed their delicious food. They also have an open kitchen so you can look at all the fantastic chefs at work. Lime actually specializes in a grand variety of cultural foods from countries all over Asia. If you’re huge on the international buffet options, don’t fret because they do have an equally powerful international range. I would recommend their Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin Duck Confit and their Roasted Chicken which is marinated with various herbs. Any of the seafood options would also be perfect because all of it is very fresh. Do check them out the next time you feel like going for a nice buffet lunch or dinner.