The best buffets in Singapore deliver unlimited portions of mouthwatering food, and this list should get your belly grumbling in anticipation of your next visit to the Lion City. While most of our picks aren’t cheap, when you walk out after indulging in some of the highest quality ingredients from around the world, you’ll soon realize the price was well worth it. Some of the best buffets in Singapore don’t have a time limit too, meaning you can stuff your face all day long! the best buffets are often set in 5-star hotels too, offering some rather refined dining settings, as well as all the top-notch produce from all corners of the earth.

    One of the undisputed heavyweight champions of the international buffet scene in Singapore, The Line at the world’s first ever Shangri-La hotel presents an awe-inspiring array of food. Though a long-used cliché, to describe The Line as a ‘culinary adventure’ would be a completely justifiable term.

    You can sample your way through 16 sections, dedicated to local and international delights including Chinese dim sum, a meat carvery, Indian/Middle Eastern, fresh seafood bar, Japanese, Italian, salads, desserts and drinks. All ‘kitchen’ stations feature their own designated chefs, who prepare the food right in front of you too.

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    Location: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Singapore 258350

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +65 6737 3257


    Melt – The World Cafe at the Mandarin Oriental

    Melt – The World Cafe is famous throughout town and doesn’t disappoint in the variety of ingredients it serves up, including everything from local Singaporean noodles and Malaysian satay, to imported seafood, grilled meat, freshly-made pastas and bread and a long list of desserts and cheeses for when you’ve almost run out of room.

    Melt, which can be found at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Hotel, also has its own outdoor BBQ section, which really puts this buffet into a different league compared to others in Singapore.

    Location: The Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +65 6885 3500


    Mezza9 at the Grand Hyatt

    The 400-seater Mezza9 restaurant at Singapore’s Grand Hyatt Hotel offers one of the smartest Sunday buffets in town. While this trendy spot, just off Orchard Road, is open every day for lunch and dinner (a la carte only), it’s their boozy Sunday Brunch that makes our list of the best buffets in Singapore. Watch the chefs all grill, steam, stir fry, and delicately prepare a range of quality ingredients from around the world.

    Location: Mezzanine Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211

    Open: Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm

    Phone: +65 6738 1234


    Plaza Brasserie at Park Royal

    The buffet at Park Royal’s impressive Plaza Brassiere has become synonymous across Singapore for its quality selection of premium seafood, which comes both cold and raw or cooked and warm. Several live cooking stations dot the restaurants, with diners able to pick out their fish, crab, lobster or any other type of crustation that takes their fancy.

    You can choose how you want your catch to be cooked and which sauces you want. Don’t forget to look out for Plaza Brassiere’s featured themed buffets, which in the past have included crab festivals as well as massive meat carveries.

    Location: PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +65 6505 5710

    Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveler

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