Relax by the sparkling coastal waters while you indulge in these buffets, from breakfast to steamboat spreads.

[Sentosa]

COCA

Fans of Thai-style ’suki’ steamboat can savour the rich flavours of the chicken broth and try house specials like fish glue, pork balls, dumplings and stuffed beancurd skin during lunch($27++, daily 11.15am-3.45pm). Add fluffy white rice, chicken eggs and a sprinkling of spring onions into your soup when you’re almost done to concoct the special COCA porridge. #01-215/216 Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway. Tel: 6659 2133

Island Cuisine

Spend an idyllic afternoon in air-conditioned comfort by the sea, after your journey around the island. Choose to arrive for lunch or dinner ($24++, daily 12-2pm and 5.30-7.30pm) and have your fill of Singaporean faves like Hainanese chicken rice, curry chicken, siew mai and green bean soup. There’s also a tummy warming porridge station with traditional condiments to choose from. 80 Siloso Road. Tel: 6238 1755

Shutters

Have breakfast ($28++, daily 7-10.30am) surrounded by greenery at this welcoming space. The international spread features live stations for eggs, waf es and noodles, while daily highlights include rice dishes, dim sum, breads/pastries and fresh fruits for a healthy start. You might also catch a glimpse of the colourful peacocks that wander the resort. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island. Tel: 6825 3866

[North]

Makan Makan

Hidden at the peaceful end of Punggol Road, Halal-certified Makan Makan is the new kid on the block with their steamboat and grill offerings ($26, Tue-Fri 3-11pm; $29, weekends 12pm-12am). Grab a window seat with a view of the sea while you enjoy your meal Choose from a selection of seafood such as bamboo clams and gong gong, marinated meats, veggies and even a rojak station. Value for money and a great place to bring your family. 900 Punggol Road End. Tel: 8500 1092

[South]

Marina Bay Steamboat

Enjoy the sea breeze and relaxing atmosphere near the Gardens by the Bay during the weekend ($29 nett, Fri-Sun 6pm-2am) when specialty seafood such as giant crabs and flower crabs are made available, and laksa and tom yam soup bases are added to the weekday ($25 nett, Mon-Thu 6pm-2am) broth selection of chicken and herbal soup. Crowd favourites include their Korean marinated pork and barbecued beef—remember to place your last order by 11.40pm. #12/13/14 Satay By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive. Tel: 9131 1272

Shabuya

Enjoy the panoramic view of the harbour front while tucking into this Japanese hotpot buffet ($49.90++, Mon-Fri, lunch 12-3pm, dinner 6-10pm. weekends, lunch 11.30-4pm, dinner 6-10pm) Enjoy your ll of beef, pork and chicken shabu-shabu meats, coupled with an array of side dishes to choose from. #01-102/103 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk. Tel: 6377 0070

Tajimaya

Located in the same space as Shabuya, wake up to a dizzying plethora of wagyu, Angus cuts and Kurobuta pork at Tajimaya’s brunch buffet ($49.90++, Sat, Sun, PH 11.30am-4pm). Specialising in charcoal grill yakiniku, the selection includes Wagyu short plate, Angus loin and Angus sirloin. Fans of Kurobuta grills can look forward to the unctuous and tasty belly, collar and loin dishes. #01- 102/103 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk. Tel: 6377 0070

[East]

Fat Fish

This Thai-Indochinese steamboat buffet ($26.90++, Mon-Fri 12-10.30pm; $28.90++, Sat-Sun 12-10.30pm) restaurant is helmed by a Thai chef with over 30 years of experience. You get an authentic tom yam base alongside handmade meatballs, shrimp dumplings, and wantons. Discounted student prices start from $15++ on weekdays and $17++ on weekends. #02-126 Ehub@Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close. Tel: 6582 2922

Saltwater Café at Village Hotel Changi

Did you know Saltwater Cafe is officially Halal-certified? Relax with a Chill & Grill barbeque buffet dinner by the sea (Fri-Sun $45++, 6.30-10pm), ideals for a weekend treat for your friends and family. The buffet line includes signature dishes such as Nyonya laksa, rojak and seafood on ice, while the live BBQ station offers more than 10 options of meat, seafood and veg such as Tomahawk steaks, whole lamb leg, mussels, scallops and more, grilled to order. Village Hotel Changi, 1 Netheravon Road. Tel: 6379 7018 

Sandbank

It’s easy to see why Sandbank’s international breakfast buffet (2 hour seating, Sat-Sun & P.H 8.30am-12pm; $19++) is popular among families–there’s a plunge pool for kids to play in! While the spread isn’t extensive, it is worth every penny. Enjoy local delights like nasi lemak and roti prata as well as eggs Benedict prepared a la minute at the live station. #01-28/32 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway. Tel: 6247 7988