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What really makes an amazing hotel stand out in the crowd? Besides the rooms, the service and the facilities, it’s the food. Now, we have to say that this isn’t easy to nail, particularly with the buffet service. These have to be crowd-pleasers, but also have to be unique enough to draw accolades from critics and win fans on home ground.

We sussed out the hotel buffets you’ve got to try. These are the ones that went through recent major revamps, going from so-so to stunning. Be prepared to book, and eat.


1. Hai Tien Lo @ Pan Pacific Singapore


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Hai Tien Lo’s expanded Dim Sum Buffet menu has been drawing diners since the end of its revamp in April. Guests are sure to enjoy all-time favourites like the classic XLB, Steamed Spinach Dumplings with Prawn Paste and Dried Scallops, plus the refreshing Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo. Don’t miss the limited servings of their special dishes, like Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall and braised abalone!

Damage: $58.80++ to $69.80++ per adult

Where: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Tel: 6336 8111


2. Sky22 at Courtyard @ Marriott Singapore


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Offering classy fine dining with a view of the Singapore’s skyline, Sky22 added to its table-service experience by launching a new semi-buffet line in April. Perfect for foodies with a small appetite, the rotating menu of local cuisines and Western fare present plenty of variety without the pressure of too many dishes. Simply pick a main dish from a refined selection and let loose with unlimited servings of salad, soup, bread and desserts.

Damage: $22++ to $30++ per adult

Where: 99 Irrawaddy Rd, Tel: 6378 2040


3. Edge @ Pan Pacific Singapore


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Make your reservations early, as the crowd is always thick at Edge during dinner service! After refurbishing drew to a close in July, entire new live stations sections have sprung up – boasting everything from Asian delicacies like double-boiled soups to local sweets like Teh Tarik and Chendol. But the star of the show is, without a doubt, the upsized seafood station, where you can even create your own DIY Seafood in a Cup.

Damage: $78++ to $88++ per adult

Where:  7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Tel: 6826 8240


4. Ferntree Cafe @ Hotel Miramar Singapore


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Hotel Miramar’s Ferntree Cafe is well known for offering a free-flow range of local delights and desserts at affordable prices. Newly reopened in February this year, the restaurant’s International Buffet has now shifted its focus to western delights with additions like steak, potato wedges and fresh seafood, as well as delicacies like fresh salmon sashimi and cocktail items.

Damage: $43.80++ to $78.80++ per adult

Where: 401 Havelock Rd, Tel: 6631 3021


5. Food Exchange @ Novotel Singapore On Stevens


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This one’s less of a revamped buffet than a new one, and you get to look out on the hotel’s glamourous infinity pool as you feast on your favourite dishes. Cold cuts, seafood, sushi and even a live roast station are just some of the features you can look forward to at this swanky buffet.

Damage: $42++ to $78++ per adult

Where: 28 Stevens Rd, Tel: 6491 6100


6. The Courtyard’s Chocolate Buffet @ Fullerton


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Whether you’re a sucker for chocolate fountains, cakes, tarts or cocktails, The Courtyard’s spread of decadent chocolate desserts will satisfy anyone with a major sweet tooth. Making a huge comeback in late March with the addition of savoury foods, you can now fill up on delicacies like the tasty wagyu beef or satisfying Bittersweet Chocolate Lime Arancinis stuffed with tasty risotto, before sampling the rich chocolate creations.

Damage: $42++ to $78++ per adult

Where: 1 Fullerton Square, Tel: 6877 8129