Tis the Season for Buffets

With the big R looming ahead, there’s been a reasonable amount of belt tightening and clinging on to wallets. Many still crave good food despite dismal prospects, and here I am providing some solace in the form of buffets. If you can’t splurge, the next best thing would be to stretch your dollar right? The following is a compilation of some places I’ve been to, as well as some places that are highly recommended by relatives and friends. Mouseover and click on the names to access each restaurant’s website. Happy feasting!

  1. Cafe Vic
  2. Situated at Carlton Hotel along Bras Basah Road, Cafe Vic is a familiar buffet spot for many a Singaporean. They are open 24-hours, dishing out international and asian cuisines to whet your appetite. |$$-$$$| 76 Bras Basah Rd, Tel: 6311 8195

  3. Rajah Inn Restaurant
  4. For those residing in Tiong Bahru or the west, Rajah Inn is an affordable fix for a simple dinner with the family. |$$| 302 Tiong Bahru Road #02-13/14/15, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Tel: 6835 0080

  5. Jade Room Restaurant
  6. Known for their Peking Duck, Jade Room is little known as a buffet place I’d think. Great for a leisurely lunch with the colleagues or friends. Weekday lunch: $14.80++/Weekend lunch: $17.80++ |$$| 36 Newton Road, #02-01, Hotel Royal, Tel: 6251 8135

  7. Kublai Khan Mongolian Restaurant
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    For as long as I can remember, Kublai Khan has been at Park Mall. Mongolian food is perfect for meatlovers because meat’s pretty much a staple in their cuisine. Start piling those plates already… |$$-$$$| 9 Penang Road, #04-01, Park Mall, Tel: 6334 4888

  9. The Tent
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    Another great place for mongolian cuisine! Owned by the people behind Ras Essence of India, the Tent is conveniently located next to Marrakesh in Clarke Quay. Love their unique sauce counter with instructions for mixing & matching with meats and veggies. |$$-$$$| #01-02, Blk 3D Clarke Quay, Tel: 6339 0200

  11. Pete’s Place
  12. One of the few places that offer an Italian buffet, Pete’s Place offers buffet lunches Mon-Sat at $26++|$$$| 10 Scotts Road, Hyatt Hotel, Tel: 6732 1234

  13. Yuki Yaki
  14. Popular with families and teens, this Japanese buffet under the Suki Group of Restaurants at Marina Square offers the usual Japanese fare at great prices (better than Sakura too according to some) |$$| 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-210 Marina Square, Tel: 6338 9680

  15. Kuishinbo
  16. For the uninitiated (fret not), Kuishinbo serves value-for-money Japanese food with periodic bell-ringing during your meal. Ladies rejoice for it’s ladies night every wed! Check out their website for more promotions… |$$-$$$| Suntec City, Jurong Point, Great World City

  17. Ellenborough Market Cafe (Swissotel Merchant Court)
  18. Swissotel Merchant Court is a popular buffet place because of their yummy Peranakan spread and famous durian pengat (pudding)…love their nonya food! |$$$| 20 Merchant Road, Swissotel Merchant Court, Tel: 6239 1848

  19. Bombay Cafe Xpress
  20. Bombay Cafe’s vegetarian cuisine is something I’ve wanted to try for the longest time…it’ll be 1 of my attempts to embrace the hidden vegan in me. You should too especially with a tempting $10 Lunch Xpress promotion over at their Suntec outlet |$-$$| #B1-020 Suntec City Mall, Tel: 6345 0070

  21. Spice Brasserie
  22. Craving a simple meal of traditional porridge? Spice Brasserie has an ongoing promotion for their teochew porridge buffet! A more affordable alternative would be Oasis Taiwan Porridge (formerly from Stadium Walk) over at Toa Payoh Park. |$$$| Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Road, Tel: 6428 3160

  23. Quality Cafe
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    This is 1 place where you might have to call for a reservation. Known for their laksa and other asian fare, Quality Cafe is another hit with Singaporeans. |$$| 201 Balestier Road, Quality Hotel, Tel: 6359 6856

  25. Paulaner Brahaus
  26. Paulaner has a great executive lunch special with freshly brewed beer for those who work in the vicinity…for $19.90++ you can get an appetizer, entrée and drink. Mmm…german food.. |$$-$$$| 9 Raffles Boulevard, Time² at Millenia Walk, Tel: 6883 2572

  27. Carousel Restaurant
  28. Not forgetting my muslim readers, Carousel over at Royal Plaza on Scotts and Hyatt’s Straits Kitchen across the road are 2 great places for lunch/dinner. Expect a wide variety of fresh seafood, desserts, local and international cuisine to whet your appetite. |$$$| Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Lobby level, Tel: 6589 7799

[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)

/the images above were taken from goodfood-goodmood, quality hotel & the tent’s websites.


One thought on “Tis the Season for Buffets

  1. hey can i ask if kuishin bo is halal? comment me either in my blog or thru email. thanks aman, interested in asking my muslim friend to have dinner with me at kuishin bo.

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