Ten Best Buffets in Singapore where you can fill up your plate and indulge

One of the culinary highlights of Singapore is the fantastic buffet spreads laid on by the city’s five-star hotel restaurants for lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday brunch.


Afternoons teas are popular with both local businessmen and ‘ladies who lunch’. Not your average high tea, here you’ll often find sushi bars, curry stations and piles of seafood alongside the usual sandwiches, scones and cakes. The Rose Veranda at the Shangri-La Hotel with its enticing dessert buffet is a perennial favorite amongst locals, while the Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel is popular with tour parties and tourists.


The Tiffin Room is most famous however for its curry buffets, which have been pulling in the crowds since the 1890s, and are often on tourists’ ‘must-do’ lists. The other crowd pleaser for a curry lunch buffet is Rang Mahal at the Pan Pacific hotel, often lauded as the best Indian restaurant in town.


Several other hotel restaurants wow diners with their impressive buffet selections – the Town at the Fullerton, the Greenhouse at the Ritz Calrton, and Mezza9 at the Grand Hyatt are all famed for their lunch and dinner spreads. Expect piles of fresh seafood, sushi, curry, roasted meat, barbecue, dessert and cheese selections.  For a more laid-back, breezy outdoor atmosphere, then try the Terrace at the Sentosa Resort.


For an altogether more extravagant affair, don your Sunday best and join the city’s well-heeled as they flock to these same hotel restaurants to partake in a Champagne Sunday brunch. Something of a Singapore institution, these indulgent occasions see tables of merry makers washing down the gastronomic extravaganza on offer with free-flow bubbly between 12noon and 3pm.


The Line

The Line at the Shangri-la hotel is one of Singapore's most popular buffet restaurants. Over sixteen culinary stations feature a large selection of international favourites, from Italian to Japanese, Thai and Indian – and of course...  Read More

Rang Mahal is an upscale Indian restaurant located at the Pan Pacific hotel, and has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore's most spectacular Indian restaurants. Its elegant ambience, attentive waiting staff, extensive wine list and...  Read More

Yum Cha is one of the best places in Singapore to experience dim sum in an authentic setting. Tucked away at the top of a hidden staircase in the middle of bustling Chinatown, this popular restaurant packs in local families and passing tourists,...  Read More

The Rose Veranda at the Shangri-la is one of the Singapore's best venues for high tea and is a perennial favorite amongst locals who flock here to relax in the comfortable armchairs and partake in leisurely afternoon teas. Its impressive variety...  Read More

Mezza 9 is a buffet-style restaurant at Grand Hyatt Singapore, featuring Asian and Western cuisine. This trendy, contemporary restaurant was designed by internationally acclaimed designer, Super Potato, from Japan. As its name suggests, the...  Read More

Melt – the World Café is an extremely popular buffet restaurant located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Thirty chefs in show kitchens present a multi-cultural cooking theatre, serving up fresh dishes from around the world – from Thailand to...  Read More

The Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt Hotel is a good option if you're looking for a buffet dinner of local delights. While every visitor to Singapore should really experience dinner in a hawker centre at least once, The Straits Kitchen...  Read More

The Tiffin Room at the famous Raffles Hotel dishes up authentic Indian cuisine in a refined colonial atmosphere. The restaurant has been serving tiffin since the 1890s, when partaking of Sunday tiffin curry was an essential aspect of colonial...  Read More

The Greenhouse at the Ritz Carlton, Millenia hotel showcases a wide range of international flavours and local favourites on its popular buffet, and also offers á la carte dining. The impressive seafood selection includes Singapore's iconic dish...  Read More

Financial District

The Town Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel is a popular choice amongst local businessmen, families and expats for its impressive buffet selection. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can expect a wide selection of seafood and...  Read More


Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne

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