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Old 21-12-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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Top 10 Buffets in Singapore, selected by a SoShiok.com jury:

1) Bar & Billiard, Raffles Hotel
What's grand: Sunday brunch with superb Billecart-Salmon champagne, premier Spanish hams, delicious roasts, appetisers, gorgeous desserts, live chilled Maine lobsters, Belon oysters, pan-fried duck liver, French stews and mains. The spread has improved tremendously by the new French chef. There are innovative touches too, from the appetisers and desserts to the soup! The food displays are spectacular. Undoubtedly a world-class buffet.
What's yummy: Roasts, stews. Creamy duck liver could rival an average gooseliver. And delicious Billecart-Salmon Rose.
Downside: Cheese selection is decent but not superior.



2) Basilico, Regent Singapore
What's grand: Italian Sunday brunch with roasts, pasta, pizzas, Italian provincial mains, Italian ham and meats, carpaccio, gelatos with interesting flavours, desserts, Italian cheeses and pan-fried duck liver. All for $55 if you don't want champagne or wine. Family friendly with a fun atmosphere. International quality at an affordable price.
What's yummy: Italian dishes like risotto, which is sent to your table, Sicilian cannoli dessert, rich hot chocolate, decent pan-fried foie gras and good selection of cheeses in the cheese room. The champagne is Billecart-Salmon!
Downside: No oysters


3) Brasserie Les Saveurs, St Regis
What's grand: Great Sunday brunch spread of continental appetisers, cold meats and gourmet condiments, French oysters, cheeses and beautiful display of desserts. Foie gras, small bites and mains are brought to your table. Chic and mannered dining in a grand room.
What's yummy: French oysters and most of the desserts, from macarons and cakes to spiced fruit and compotes.
Downside: Tasteless escargot.



4) Carousel, Royal Plaza On Scotts
What's grand: Dinner stations of local, Thai, western, Mediterranean, seafood, Japanese-sashimi, salads, seafood, roasts, pasta, French-style and local desserts, and chocolate fountain. Two Asian soups, two western soups. Cheery atmosphere is great for celebrations.
What's yummy: You can find something delicious from almost every section. Even the unevenly-shaped torched salmon sushi is good. Surprising finds of quail dishes and African lamb stew. Delicious porridge served during Ramadan month.
Downside: The freshly shucked oysters should not be rinsed.

5) Greenhouse, Ritz-Carlton
What's grand: Sunday champagne brunch of good French oysters, live Maine lobster poached on the spot, roasts, appetisers, salads, duck liver, Spanish ham, desserts, Moet & Chandon Rose and the best spread of French cheeses in Singapore. Seafood and Oyster Nights are good too.
What's yummy: Awesome aged Australian Wagyu leg with gravy, exquisite oysters, lobster, home-cured Coppa ham, lobster bisque with cheese-stick, ice-creams and sorbets. Sophisticated brunch enhanced by new French chef.
Downside: If you're seated by the glass window, you could be unnecessarily tanned.

6) Melt The World Cafe, Mandarin Oriental
What's grand: Sunday champagne brunch of delicious breakfast items, hearty stews, Western mains, Asian dishes, appetisers with gourmet condiments and oils, Spanish and Italian hams, seafood with lobster and oyster, pan-fried duck liver, Japanese-sashimi, desserts and cheese. Quality has improved and definitely one of the better brunches in town.
What's yummy: Hearty stews, breakfast egg dishes, French pastries, superlight and crispy waffles. Comfort-food factor is high.
Downside: Dimly lit - looks as if you're dining at night.

7) One-Ninety, Four Seasons
What's grand: Famous Sunday champagne brunch with Martini ice bar, appetisers, oysters, Applewood-roasted meats, Asian fare, sushi and sashimi, pan-fried foie gras and desserts. For years, it's regarded as one of the best brunches but some other hotels have also come up with bigger spreads recently.
What's yummy: Risotto and pasta served at your table. Laksa with cockles! And ultra-rich Portuguese milk pudding.
Downside: Freshly shucked oysters should not be rinsed with water.

8) Princess Terrace, King's Copthorne
What's grand: A daily Penang feast with a good variety of dishes, from small bites to hearty mains like chicken kapitan, char kway teow and assam laksa, soup, local and Penang desserts, and Nonya kueh. Most of the flavours are quite authentic - the Penang chef obtains curry powder and spices from Penang.
What's yummy: Krabu beehoon, otah, chae hu rojak, pig stomach soup, satay and Nonya kueh.
Downside: The belachan and prawn paste aromas in the restaurant might be unforgiving if you don't fancy them


9) Straits Kitchen, Grand Hyatt
What's grand: Daily Singapore feast gorgeously displayed in a contemporary designer open-kitchen cum restaurant. Good spread of Malay, Chinese and Indian stations, local desserts and snacks. There's satay, fried crab, superior Chinese soup and butter chicken. And there's teh tarik too. Comfortable and warm decor helps you relax and enjoy your food.
What's yummy: The beef rendang is excellent. So are the Indian dishes. Don't miss the local desserts and snacks like the coconut cookie. It's the only truly Singaporean buffet on the island. There's durian ice cream too.
Downside: Should showcase more Peranakan and Eurasian dishes.

10) Triple 3, Meritus Mandarin
What's grand: Daily spread of Asian and western spread with Japanese emphasis in the new location. There's interesting sushi, sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki, kushiage (deep-fried), chawanmushi, roasts, western and Asian mains, seafood like oysters and desserts. Modern-minimalist decor with a functional look. You feel like an executive still thinking about work while gobbling your meal.
What's yummy: Roast Wagyu, Miso Cod/Perch, deep-fried capers, crispy tempura and Saffron ice-cream if you fancy this expensive spice used in Indian and Spanish cuisine.
Downside: Dessert spread could be more exquisite
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Old 21-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Princess Terrace, King's Copthorne shouldnt be there imo.
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Old 21-12-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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I know the #1 on the list costs about $250 per head?

Will be good to have the rest of the pricing.
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Old 21-12-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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bar and billlard. forget it.. sucks.
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will be great if u indicate the pricing for each person
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Old 21-12-2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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Yeah, dont know how they choose also. have they really tried it by themselves at their own will? or being paid/ free to try that kind in return for advertisments?
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Old 22-12-2009, 01:27 AM   #7
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Those $20+ sakura buffets taste different when its free and when I'm paying for them.
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Old 22-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #8
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looks like two buffets i enjoyed more then some names up there isn't on the list.. Mezza9 and The Line?
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Old 22-12-2009, 11:58 AM   #9
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Greenhouse's Sunday champagne brunch is $148++ based on their list.
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Old 22-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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Seoul garden is the best. Also last time pizza hut buffet wins hands down.
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Old 22-12-2009, 06:21 PM   #11
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Seoul garden is the best. Also last time pizza hut buffet wins hands down.
Are you very sure Seoul garden is the "best"?
Average, but definitely not one of the top
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Seoul Garden just sucks to no limit.
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Seoul garden is the best. Also last time pizza hut buffet wins hands down.
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Old 22-12-2009, 08:33 PM   #14
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Seoul garden is the best. Also last time pizza hut buffet wins hands down.
Good effort for trying to be sarcastic
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Old 23-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #15
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looks like two buffets i enjoyed more then some names up there isn't on the list.. Mezza9 and The Line?
Tbh, i dont find the line nice at all. they have a wide variety but their food isnt that fantastic.
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