7 hearty hotel buffets: Discounts of up to 20% you must check out

By Toh Ee Ming September 30, 2022
7 hearty hotel buffets: Discounts of up to 20% you must check out
Photo: Opus Bar and Grill — voco Orchard Singapore

Buffets are back with a vengeance. 

If you’re looking to treat yourself to a sumptuous hotel buffet after a busy work week, we’ve got you covered with these sweet deals, which will help you get more bang for your buck

All you have to do is pay with a Citi credit card to enjoy dining offers from Citi Gourmet Pleasures, and you can enjoy an eclectic range of dining deals at discounted prices. 

Think free-flow lobsters, succulent meats and delectable desserts. Here’s a list of seven hearty hotel buffets to check out. We’re already working up an appetite.

 


1. Opus Bar and Grill — voco Orchard Singapore

581 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT station: Orchard
Sunday brunch buffet: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Sunday brunch. Photo: Opus Bar and Grill — voco Orchard Singapore

It’s worth checking out the rebranded voco Orchard Singapore just for an indulgent Sunday brunch buffet at Opus Bar and Grill.

Savour over nine types of seafood, ranging from freshly shucked Fine de Claire and New Zealand oysters and Boston lobsters to Alaskan king crab legs and a selection of European seasonal cheeses and cold cuts. It’s a crash course in world cuisine, from Japanese sashimi, sushi and maki rolls to French specialties such as foie gras with tangy green apple puree to Italy’s squid ink risotto, alongside local favourites.

Billed as one of Singapore’s top steakhouses, the live grill station is where you can expect the likes of slow-roasted Australian prime ribs, sous vide pork belly and flame-grilled butterflied chicken.

It’s priced at S$178++ per person, which includes free-flow Champagne Laurent Perrier Brut, wines, beers, and a self-service mojito bar. Non-alcoholic options are available from S$98++ per adult and S$59++ per child.

Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
15 per cent off Sunday brunch
Valid till Dec 30, 2022

2. Estate — Hilton Singapore Orchard

333 Orchard Road, Level 5
Nearest MRT stations: Orchard and Somerset
Lunch buffet: Monday to Saturday (12pm to 2.30pm)
Dinner buffet: Monday to Sunday (6.30pm to 10pm)
Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12pm to 3pm

Estate buffet of elevated regional flavours. Photo: Estate — Hilton Singapore Orchard

For the last few months, the new Hilton Singapore Orchard hotel has been the buzz of the town. At its all-day-dining buffet concept Estate, the restaurant’s interiors draw inspiration from Orchard Road’s rich history of spice plantations and fruit orchards.

Guests can walk about and watch the chefs at work in the numerous residential-style open kitchens, which feature premium fresh seafood, Asian-inspired grilled skewers such as wagyu beef kofta and kurobuta pork teriyaki, and other offerings. 

If there’s one standout dish among the sheer number of options, it’d be the black truffle roasted duck. Glazed in ginger honey soya and a truffle plum sauce, the tender duck slices, served alongside homemade sweet turnip pickles and peanut and fried tofu, are addictive. Prices for adults start from S$62++ for lunch and S$82++ for dinner.

For the Sunday Grand Champagne Brunch Buffet, it’s S$158++ per adult (food only) and S$188++ per adult (with free-flow Laurent Perrier champagne, white wine, red wine, and even a Bloody Mary DIY bar).


Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
Monday to Thursday: 20 per cent off lunch and dinner buffet (food only)
Friday and Saturday: 10 per cent off lunch and dinner buffet (food only)
Sunday: 15 per cent off Sunday brunch (food only) and 10 per cent off dinner buffet (food only)
Valid till Nov 30, 2022

 

 

3. Oscar’s — Conrad Centennial Singapore

2 Temasek Boulevard
Nearest MRT station: Promenade
Lunch: Monday to Friday (12pm to 2.30pm)
Dinner: Monday to Sunday (6pm to 10.30pm)
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday (12.30pm to 3.30pm)

Photo: Oscar's — Conrad Centennial Singapore

If you’ve worked up quite the appetite over a long work week, a trip to Oscar’s for a buffet might just hit the spot. Located by the vibrant Marina Bay, the restaurant offers a dizzying array of international and local dishes.

Start off with the cold dishes such as the Irish oysters, slipper lobster and sashimi platter, before working your way down to the foie gras katsu don (available during Sunday brunch), comprising exquisitely tender fried chicken cutlets drizzled with garlic brown butter oyakodon sauce, and topped with a sous-vide egg and ikura. 

Watch the gentle live carving of the roasted striploin with rosemary jus and assorted mustard, which has a moist tender texture and a burst of bold, savoury flavours.

Elsewhere, Oscar’s Local Flavours menu promises hearty and comforting dishes such as aromatic chilli crab with mantou, wok-fried beef in mala sauce and Hunan-style twice-cooked pork belly with egg crepe skin. 

Other notable favourites include live-grilled charcoal barbecue (available during buffet dinners from Wednesday to Sunday, and Sunday brunch), theatrical cheese wheel selections, and Belgian waffles with ice cream. 

Prices start from S$62++ for the buffet lunch, and from S$82++ (Monday and Tuesday) and S$92++ (Wednesday to Sunday) for the buffet dinner. For brunch, it’s S$98++ (standard non-alcoholic).


Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
20 per cent off lunch, brunch and dinner buffet
Valid till Dec 30, 2022

 

4. J65 — Jen Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La

1A Cuscaden Road
Nearest MRT station: Orchard
Various buffets: Check times here

Lobster Rock and Roll dinner buffet. Photo: J65 — Jen Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La

A love letter to Singapore’s melting pot of cultures and food, J65’s extensive halal-certified hotel buffet selections highlight Singaporean specialties and international flavours. You’ll be hard-pressed to pick from the choice of an international lunch buffet, semi-dinner buffet, Seafood Mania buffet, Nostalgic Flavours buffet, high tea buffet, and more.

We’re most excited about the Lobster Rock and Roll buffet (S$108++ per adult) on Wednesday nights, which has more than 10 lobster dishes.

From Western dishes such as lobster bisque, lobster aglio olio, grilled lobster with tarragon butter, to Asian dishes such as Singapore-style lobster in chilli-crab sauce and black-pepper lobster, we reckon it’s a test of how much lobster you can stuff yourself with.

The crowning glory would be the lobster thermidor, a French dish of tender chunks soaked in a creamy cognac-spiked sauce, and accompanied by sliced garlic bread. Sinful decadence indeed.

Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
15 per cent off buffets
Valid till Dec 30, 2022

 

 

5. Plate — Carlton City Hotel Singapore

1 Gopeng Street
Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar
Sea & Grill dinner buffet: Friday and Saturday (6pm to 10pm)

Photo: Plate — Carlton City Hotel Singapore

Seafood takes centre stage at Plate’s signature Sea & Grill: Flavours from the Ocean and Land buffet dinner. Dive into the ocean’s sweet bounty of Boston lobsters, oysters, green lip mussels, snow crab legs, and sashimi.

Hardcore carnivores can expect sizzling, succulent meats off the barbecue grill as well as a live carving station of slow-roasted beef ribeye and slow-baked whole salmon.


The dining experience also offers all-time favourite local and international dishes, dedicated pasta and Japanese stations, salads, desserts, and cheeses, set against a backdrop of lush greenery. The buffet starts at S$75++ per person for adults.

Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
15 per cent off Sea and Grill buffet
Valid till Dec 31, 2022

 

6. Greenhouse — Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore 

11 Laguna Golf Green
Nearest MRT station: Tanah Merah
Buffet breakfast: Monday to Friday (6.30am to 10am), Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (6.30am to 10.30am)
Buffet lunch: Monday to Saturday (12pm to 2.30pm)
Buffet brunch: Sunday (12pm to 3pm)
Buffet dinner: Monday to Sunday (6pm to 9.30pm)

Photo: Greenhouse — Dusit Thai Laguna Singapore

Possibly one of the most gorgeous hotel buffet settings in Singapore, Greenhouse is set in lush forest greenery, while offering a picturesque view of the golf course at Dusit Thani Laguna resort.

The all-day-dining restaurant has five different kitchens that take you on a culinary jaunt across different cultures.

Think mouthwatering Thai delicacies; Tandoor cuisine spotlighting northern Indian spice-marinated skewers smoked to perfection in a traditional clay oven; Mediterranean fare such as wholesome and keto-friendly sourdough thin-crust pizza from the oven; and popular Cantonese favourites, from house-roasted meats and wok-fried noodles to dim sum and more.

The lunch buffet is priced at S$49.80++ (Monday to Friday) and S$52.80++ (Saturday), and the dinner buffet at S$59.80++ (Monday to Thursday) and S$62.80++ (Friday to Sunday). As for the Sunday brunch buffet, it’s S$85++ per person.

Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
20 per cent off food bill, including buffets and Sunday brunch
Valid till Dec 30, 2022

 

7. L’Espresso — Goodwood Park Hotel

22 Scotts Road
Nearest MRT station: Orchard
English afternoon tea buffet with local favourites: Monday to Friday (12pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 5.30pm), Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (11am to 1pm, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and 4pm to 6pm)

Photo: L'Espresso — Goodwood Park Hotel

If you’re looking for a peaceful spot to catch up with your girlfriends or live out your tai-tai fantasies, L’Espresso is the right place for elegant teatime pursuits. 

Set in a sophisticated yet modern English setting, the menu features an assortment of pretty canapes, dainty sandwiches, salads, hearty savouries, pastries, desserts, and of course, traditional English scones. To complement your afternoon tea, you’ll get your choice of any two drinks from its list of fine tea selections.

Prices are S$60++ (Monday to Thursday) and S$62++ (Friday to Sunday).

Citi Gourmet Pleasures Offer:
15 per cent off English afternoon tea buffet with local favourites (first seating)
Valid till Dec 30, 2022 (the offer is temporarily unavailable in October because of a charity initiative)

 

Book a ride to any of the restaurants on this list. 

Alternatively, Opus Bar and Grill and Oscar’s are on the GrabFood delivery service. Spend at least S$30 to get S$6 off with the promo code CITI6, or spend at least S$60 to get S$10 off with the promo code CITI10, when you order with your Citi credit card.

 

This article was written in partnership with Citi Gourmet Pleasures. Buffet information is accurate at the point of writing — check with the restaurants for the latest details.

Get cashback from your meals out, too

If you’re a Citi Cash Back Card member, enjoy 6 per cent cashback on your dining, too. Terms and conditions apply.

Not a Citi Cash Back Card member yet? Apply now and get S$300 cashback. This welcome offer is valid till Oct 31, 2022. It’s applicable to new Citi credit card members only, and terms and conditions apply.

If you’re a Citi Cash Back Card member, enjoy 6 per cent cashback on your dining, too. Terms and conditions apply.

Not a Citi Cash Back Card member yet? Apply now and get S$300 cashback. This welcome offer is valid till Oct 31, 2022. It’s applicable to new Citi credit card members only, and terms and conditions apply.


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Toh Ee Ming

Author

Ee Ming is a storyteller with a love of photography, insightful reads, films, and offbeat and obscure places. Her work has appeared in outlets such as the Associated Press, South China Morning Post, National Geographic, CNBC and Southeast Asia Globe.

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