Specialty Italian cakes and pastries, six flavours of gelato and chocolate desserts made only from Amedei will round off your night sweetly at Basilico’s dessert buffet at $24++ (daily 9-10pm). The spread is part of the larger dinner buffet, but worth a trip on its own (reservations only open after 9pm as priority is given to dinner guests). Must-tries are the rich, smooth and creamy gelatos in vanilla and pistachio, and the decadent bread and butter pudding.
2/F Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6725 3232
The barbecue meat buffet here (daily 11am-10.30pm; $19.80++, Mon-Thu; $24.90++, Fri-Sun, eve of PH & PH) aims to provide a few solid options, ranging from marinated bugolgi chicken to spicy marinated 30-days aged beef. Wrap up the crispy lightly marinated pork in free flow lettuce and rice or have it with other free-flow side dishes like Korean rice cakes or gyoza. Be sure to order all your food within 60 minutes, but feel free to stay on for a slow meal with friends for as long as you like.
#B1-01/02 Marina Square (Marina Link), 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6336 2580; and #01-06 Djitsun Mall, 5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2. Tel: 6452 5171
Eat your fill of sashimi at this great value 60-minute express lunch buffet ($23.90++, Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm; U.P. $32.90++). Known for its catchy jingle, the Japanese restaurant offers a wide spread that includes sushi and sashimi, as well as hot favourites teppanyaki, tempura and oden. Decide quickly if you’re taking that soba or dessert, for the clock’s ticking!
#B1-47/51, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 1 Jurong West Central 2. Tel: 6792 9286
This chain has its roots in Thailand, where its first outlet opened over 40 years ago. Pop by this all-day steamboat concept buffet ($29.90++, daily 11am-5pm; $34.90++, daily 5.01-10pm) for over 50 fresh items in a naturally-sweet stock. After cooking ingredients such as tender pork slices, marinated beef, and tofu shishamoegg rolls, dip them into MK’s moreish signature sauce (chilli, oyster sauce and 30 other ingredients). The 90-minute timer starts when your first dish is served.
#B1-12 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive. Tel: 6465 9774; and #B3-33/34, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road. Tel: 6884 9224
Have your fill of yakiniku, seafood and 20 additional dishes ($37.90++, Sun-Thu 6-10pm, excl. eve of & PH and special promotional periods) while cooling down with a jug of free-flow Asahi beer. Gather your friends and check in after 7pm on Thursday at this 100-minute buffet for a convivial vibe and the sweet sounds of the multi-lingual Skye Sirena.
#04-06 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street. Tel: 6634 3313