We’re all looking forward to taking the day off work this Wednesday, May 1, to celebrate Labour Day. What better way is there to show appreciation to the hard workers in your life (including yourself!) than by treating them to some amazing eats? And since it’s a holiday, why not go all the way, indulge and make it a buffet?
Singapore is an astonishing haven for restaurants and cafes serving up cuisine from the different nooks and crannies of the culinary world. And if you’ve got a buffet on your mind, there’s a plethora of delectable spreads that are feasts for the eyes as much as for the bellies. Try not to drool, and prepare for a dazzling gastronomical experience with family or friends.
If you want to binge on breakfast but refuse to wake up early on your holiday off work to make regular breakfast buffet hours, relax – with Alley on 25 in Andaz Singapore, you can have your lie in and eat your breakfast, too.
The Weekend & Public Holiday Lazy Breakfast Buffet is served from 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. and costs S$39 per person and includes Alley on 25’s breakfast buffet spread plus one à la carte dish. Since it’s a holiday, there are no rules about when you can start partying. For an additional S$35, enjoy free-flowing wines, draught beer or mojitos, and if you really want to celebrate, shell out an extra S$45 for unlimited prosecco, spritz, wines, draught beer and mojitos. If you’ve got the kids in tow, those under 6 eat for free and those aged 6 to 12 eat for only half the price.
Alley On 25 / 5 Fraser Street, Andaz Singapore, Level 5, Singapore 189354 / +65 6408 1288 / Buffet: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
Carousel Buffet Restaurant
If a lavish seafood buffet is calling your name, why ignore it? With a dazzling array of the freshest, choicest seafood, the Carousel Buffet Restaurant in Royal Plaza on Scotts is where you should let your tastebuds loose. Named the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore by AsiaOne’s People’s Choice Awards for 7 years in a row, Carousel is an unparalleled gastronomical (though not that economical) experience. With buffet prices ranging from S$55 on a weekday to S$88 on a weekend, it’s not cheap, but it is impressive.
Featuring Mediterranean to Asian fare with a mouth-watering French rotisserie and four stations brimming with desserts – from different kinds of fondues to cakes – the halal-certified Carousel Buffet Restaurant is a holiday feast waiting to happen.
Carousel Buffet Restaurant /25 Scotts Road, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, Singapore 228220 / +65 6589 7799 / Buffet: 12noon – 2pm (Lunch), 3.30pm – 5.30pm (High Tea), 6.30pm – 9.30pm (Dinner)
If you want to indulge in meat but you’re reluctant to spend a lot, even on Labour Day, don’t fret. You can still enjoy a fantastic, meat-lovers buffet at Ssikkek Korean BBQ at Oriental Plaza for only S$14.90 for a weekday lunch and S$24.90 for a weekday dinner and weekend meals.
With a luscious and plentiful spread of the choices and freshest cuts of meat, there is no end to the meaty delights in sight. Plus it’s always fun to cook your own meat. Ssikkek Korean BBQ is the place for meat treats, as long as you don’t mind smelling like full-on barbecue when you leave (though they’ve very thoughtfully positioned a can of Febreeze near the door so you can return to a somewhat laundry-fresh state after all that indulgence).
Ssikkek BBQ / 291 New Bridge Road, #01-01, Oriental Plaza, Singapore 088756 / +65 6225 6964 / Buffet: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 5.30pm – 10pm (Dinner), 11.30am – 10pm (Sat & Sun)
If you are craving for juicy cuts of the freshest, high-grade sushi, Shin Yuu is where it’s at. Their buffet menus are clean and straight to the point, with lunch at S$39.90 for adults and S$23.90 for kids and dinner at S$52.90 for adults and S$31.90 for kids. The signature Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi (seared salmon sushi with a dash of mentaiko) is a favourite amongst patrons, and the cuts of sashimi are reportedly thick and beautiful.
Accompanying the dinner buffet are complimentary Toro Sashimi (tuna belly), the catch of the day, Kuku Awabi (boiled abalone) and, for dessert, Japanese ice cream. Shin Yuu satisfies with a gorgeous spread of the freshest ingredients.
Shin Yuu / 16 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289209 / +65 6763 4939 / Buffet: 12noon – 3pm (Lunch, Daily), 6pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, Daily)
If your cravings change daily, RISE Restaurant’s special-themed buffet nights should be an excellent match for you. With themes like Balik Kampung Mondays, Seafood Night Tuesdays, American Feast Wednesdays, Backyard Barbecue Thursdays, European Classics Fridays, Singaporean Favourites Saturdays, and Treasures of China Sundays, you’ll never run out of options for special occasions or impromptu feasts.
The contemporary and elegant buffet restaurant, which grows its own herbs (50 kinds!) as part of sustainability efforts, offers internationally-diverse spreads that feature a live Western carving station, a live grill station, European and American dishes and a selection of Asian cuisines.
Enjoy your holiday off work and soak up some comfort in tomorrow’s Wednesday American Feast, starring hearty and soul-warming American classics for S$72++ (adults) and S$38++ (children).
RISE Restaurant / 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 1 Lobby, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore 018956 /+65 6688 5525 / Buffet: 6.30pm – 11am, 12nn – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm, 8.30pm – 12mn