Few things are quite as indulgent as a luxury hotel buffet. With a boundless array of food options available all in the same room, it can be a slightly dizzying—and for foodies, exhilarating—experience ensuring that you have tried at least a little bit of everything. Thanks to Singapore’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene, our buffet spreads are some of the most elaborate in the world, with dishes from a wide variety of cuisines displayed alongside one another—from local favourites to international delicacies. To make the most of your buffet experience here, it would help to go in with some semblance of a plan.
Start in the cold section to whet your appetite. For seafood-lovers, the best hotel buffets in Singapore have plenty of fresh sashimi, shellfish and mollusks on offer. Try Estate, Hilton Singapore Orchard‘s all-day dining concept which boasts an extensive raw seafood bar, stocked with copious amounts of tiger prawns and seasonal oysters. Meanwhile, at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s flagship restaurant, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, you will find the juiciest baby lobster and blue mussels, paired with unique condiments like a zingy Thai assam vinaigrette.
As you move on to hot plates, a profusion of delicacies await at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s Colony. With seven conservatory kitchens, the restaurant has a wide lineup of Chinese, Malay and Indian dishes on display, charting a vivid picture of Singapore’s culinary heritage. Elsewhere, Basilico, the award-winning eatery at Conrad Singapore Orchard, blends culinary drama with a lavish ambience, enhanced by the restaurant’s elegant interiors. With a focus on Italian food, Basilico’s considerable range of homemade pasta, roast meats, wood-fired pizzas and Italian pastries is second to none. An espresso bar and separate cheese room round out the facilities in a delightful reflection of authentic Italian cuisine.
Whether you’re looking for a bottomless Sunday brunch paired with a glass of bubbly or a full-scale dinner feast, here are the best luxury hotel buffets in Singapore to bring your ready stomachs to.
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15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
Seated in The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is dressed gloriously in marble with touches of gold. The luxuriously-appointed restaurant also houses one of the best fresh seafood bars in town, with delicious baby lobster, tiger prawn, blue mussels, little neck clams and seasonal oysters on display. Meanwhile, sashimi lovers can look forward to tucking into limitless amounts of the highest quality grade tuna, Hiramasa kingfish and Norwegian salmon. Amongst the hot dishes, don’t miss out on the Angus Beef Ribeye freshly carved from the grill (drizzle on a little Sarawak black pepper sauce for the full effect) and 15 Stamford’s signature Laksa. Served in a modest portion size, the dish packs a ton of flavour in just a few bites.
The restaurant’s buffet is best enjoyed through its tropical Sunday brunch. Held weekly, it pairs the extensive buffet offerings with bottomless glasses of sparkling Réserve Brut and Réserve Rosé champagne from Telmont—turning your visit into a special ocassion.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906.
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For the uninitiated, Hilton Singapore Orchard’s buffet spread at Estate is best suited to the carnivorous. And while the idea of a buffet, especially one housed in a hotel, can sometimes feel unsurprising, Estate’s selects stray from the archetype. Come dinner, the restaurant certainly pulls out all the stops in its offerings—from premium meats and live carvings of Estate Black Truffle Roasted Duck with fried tofu and a peanut crust, as well as a Whole Roasted Lamb, best enjoyed cocooned in a tortilla wrap and spruced with a kachumber salad and spicy mint dressing.
Safe to say, there will be an obvious pull towards the buffet’s raw seafood bar for copious amounts of tiger prawns and seasonal oysters, but make sure to also reach for smokey selects like grilled meat skewers, each prepared in its own way. Homemade marinades trump the meat station here—your palate will take on explosive flavours like the Chicken Shish Taouk and the Black Curry Pork Skewer. For a special riff on tortellini, try the restaurant’s gluten-free Octopus Curry Puff—with freshly minced octopus neatly folded within a homemade squid ink pasta sheet and tossed in a hot tomato sauce.
At the Asian station, more variety awaits. Apart from warming up your appetite with a Szechuan-style Spicy Soup, don’t miss the Cantonese-style Wagyu Beef Handmade Noodles. A fun-sized bowl topped with rich, comforting beef broth, alongside springy beef tendon and white radish—certainly one to head back for seconds.
Estate, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867.
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Beach Road Kitchen
Seated amongst the greenery of South Beach, Beach Road Kitchen has a breezier approach to buffet dining that lends itself well to a casual brunch. Here, the freshness of the food takes centre stage. Artfully-crafted roving live stations elevate the experience, whipping up everything from home-style pasta dishes to piping hot Indian curries.
Elsewhere, the hot seafood station puts a gorgeous Salmon Wellington and creamy Boston Lobster Thermidor on display, alongside a decadent Seafood Mac and Cheese and for a real treat—Whole Baked Barramundi. The Asian selection is equally impressive, with standouts like Collagen Soup with Kampong Chicken and a perfectly-cooked whole Roasted Duck. For the family, a fully-stocked chocolate fountain and live waffle station should be just the trick to keep the kids happy.
Beach Road Kitchen, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763.
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Conrad Singapore Orchard’s award-winning Basilico restaurant mixes culinary flair with stunning design, emphasising fresh, seasonal and sincere Italian food on the menu. Savour the rich flavours of Italian cuisine with an abundance of antipasti, seafood, handmade pasta and pizza. One item not to be missed is the Wagyu Beef Lasagna—Basilico’s signature dish—made with 12-hour slow-cooked wagyu beef ragout and Fontina cheese fondue.
In addition, Basilico’s cheese room is stocked with over 40 artisanal cheeses. Enjoy your selections with a side serving of truffle honey, nuts and dried fruit. And of course, treat yourself to free-flowing Champagne and wines that complement the feast.
Basilico, Conrad Singapore Orchard, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2, Singapore 249715.
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Discover Colony’s refined British-colonial charm and indulge in a flavourful feast of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Western and local dishes and desserts. Colony boasts seven different conservatory kitchens, each offering an extensive assortment of tastes. At The Ice Bar in particular, look forward to snow crab, langoustine, poached prawn, black mussel, white clam, flower clam and more.
From Asian-style meats served fresh from the grill to Indian meats and hot breads cooked on a tandoor, the dining experience is elevated by live culinary showmanship, telling a gastronomical tale of Singapore’s culinary journey and the history that gives our cuisine its unique identity.
Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Marina Bay 7, Raffles Ave., Singapore 039799.