Looking for a buffet with a view? We’ve got you covered with a range of hotels and restaurants with at all prices. Dine by the waterfront or bask in the city lights at these alfresco all-you-can-eat places.

Work up an appetite under the sun or stars at the al fresco buffets we’ve sussed out, with a rewarding view that includes greenery, beaches and pools.

Town Restaurant

G/F Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square.  Tel: 6877 8128
Enjoy a scenic view of the Singapore River and historic  Cavenagh Bridge, and watch the city light up as you  dine on a veritable feast in a colonial atmosphere.  From Wednesdays to Saturdays, the buffet includes a  gourmet barbecue selection and free-flow of Tiger Beer  and Singapore Sling (6.30-10.30pm $89++, without  barbecue and alcohol $69++). The buffet itself includes  Singaporean favourites like kueh pie tee and satay, while  the more international offerings include coq au vin, sushi  and the ubiquitous fresh seafood station.

The Knolls

Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island.  Tel: 6377 8888
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is set atop a tiny  hill overlooking the Singapore coastline. Sip on bubbly  while you pick through a buffet brunch (Sun 12.30-3pm  128++, $178++ with free flow of Champagne, cocktails,  and wines) selection that focuses more on quality than  range. Items like scallop on the half shell with shaved  truffles and a French version of Peking duck made with  crepes make an appearance. The hors d’oeuvre section  also offers more than your run-of-the-mill buffet dishes,  with caviar and an impressive charcuterie board.

 

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Ah Meng Restaurant  [Kid Friendly] [Halal]

Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd. Tel: 6269 3411
Kick start your trip to the Singapore Zoo by having the  most important meal of the day with the animals! Graze  on an international spread (daily 9 -10.30am; adults $35  nett, child 6-12 years old $25 nett) consisting of Western  and local-style breakfast items like pastries, dim sum,  fried bee hoon and an egg station. Get your photos taken  with orangutans, lemurs, and if you dare, while holding a  snake. The buffet is held within the ticketed areas of the  zoo. Admission charges apply.

Melt Cafe

Level 4 Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue.  Tel: 6885 3500
In addition to its international buffet (dinner 6.30-9.30pm  Thu-Sun $88++, brunch 12nn-3pm Sun $98++, $158++  for free-flow alcohol including  champagne) selection  featuring cold seafood, roasts and a much-loved Indian  cuisine station, Melt Cafe also has a barbecue that runs  during dinner from Thursday to Saturday, as well as  during Sunday brunch. Enjoy freshly-grilled lamb, steak  and seafood as you chill outdoors in the evening. Don’t  forget to save space for dessert at their award-winning pastry theatre showcasing a live crepe station and  delectable cakes.

 

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Cocobolo Poolside Bar+Grill

Level 2, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street.  Tel: 6593 8855
With its classy white tents, wooden boardwalk and  laid-back poolside atmosphere, one could be forgiven  if they thought they were vacationing in the Balearics.  Cocobolo’s Love Your Char Grill buffet (6.30-10.30pm  Fri-Sat $58++ with complimentary half pint of draft beer)  serves up a modest selection of meats, seafood and vegetables–which are all of excellent quality and grilled  skilfully. The buffet also offers sides like baked potatoes,  coleslaw and a toss-your-own salad bar.

Idle

#K2-01 13 International Business Park. Tel: 9233 7533
Cut loose with unlimited libations at their liquid buffet  (Mon-Sat 5-11pm, guys $30 ladies $25) while munching  on bar snacks like spicy chicken wings ($12/4pc) or fish  and chips ($16, food not included in liquid buffet price,  last order 9pm). The view from the al fresco area differs  from the usual waterfront or greenery as it overlooks  the AYE and Jurong Circular Bridge, the latter of which  is dotted with guiding lights–giving the space a Blade  Runner-esque atmosphere.

 

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Oasis

Level 5 Terrace Wing, Grand Hyatt Singapore,  10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6738 1234
Unwind at their BBQ buffet dinner (daily 6.30-9pm  $98++ with free-flow drinks) and lounge by the poolside  as your selected array of raw ingredients are prepared  on a charcoal grill. While waiting for your food to be  sent to the table, start off with cold seafood and a range  of salads, which includes fresh oysters and refreshing  Asian-inspired coleslaw. There is also a plancha where  you can order vegetables, rice or noodles fried a la  minute.

Ellenborough Market Cafe [Kid Friendly]

G/F Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road.  Tel: 6239 1848
Newly revamped with three distinctly designed dining  zones, go for perennial favourites like their famous  mouth watering durian pengat, ayam buah keluak and  stir fried slipper lobster. The buffet also boasts a larger international selection now, featuring roast beef and leg  of lamb, as well as a braised pork belly with hand-pulled  la mian (Lunch Mon-Sun 12nn-2.30pm $52++, dinner  6.30-10pm Mon-Thu $62++, Fri-Sun $68++).

Mookata

#01-04 ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu. Tel: 6257 5198
Drink in the verdant scenery at ORTO as you grill up  tasty meats and seafood mookata style at their a la carte  buffet (120 mins: Mon-Thu 5pm-12mn $25.90++, Fri-Sun  5pm-12mn $28.90++). Indulge in unlimited servings of  their juicy pork collar, chicken thigh and pork belly. The  restaurant happens to  be located right beside the pond  at ORTO, where a cool breeze provides relief from the  hot mookata grills.

 

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Kwee Zeen [Kid Friendly]

G/F Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit  Manis Road. Tel: 6708 8310
The al fresco area is set amidst lush foliage, where you  can enjoy the breeze and a view of the South China Sea.  Come here during their Magnifique Sunday Champagne  brunch (12.30-3.30pm $138++, $168++ for free flow  Taittinger champagne, wine and non-alcoholic drinks)  to get your dose of vitamin D while feasting on a wide  selection of dim sum, local food and cold seafood. There  is also a noodle and live seafood station set outside,  where you can watch the chefs prepare your food.

The Kitchen Table

G/F W Hotel, 21 Ocean Way Sentosa, Tel: 6808 7288
The quirky restaurant’s Food From the Heart (Mon-Thu  6-10pm $68++) buffet features six live cooking station,  each offering a different cuisine. Get your carb fix at their  pasta station, featuring a medley of choices for you to  personalise your bowl. On weekends, their Seafood From  The Heart buffet (Fri-Sun 6-10pm $88++) lets you savour  oceanic delights concocted by guest chef Peter Kuruvita,  like chilli crab fondue. The al fresco area here is breezy, with a view overlooking the boat docks.

 

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Silver Shell Cafe [Kid Friendly]

Level 3 Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, 101 Siloso Road  Sentosa. Tel: 6371 1966
Variety takes centre stage with a rotating themed buffet  almost every evening (6-10pm Sun-Thu $58++, Fri $88++,  Sat $68++). Saturdays are especially apt for enjoying  dinner outdoors with their Barbecue and Roasts buffet,  where you can find crispy roast pork belly, suckling pig  as well as grilled seafood and meats. There is fun for the  whole family; the restaurant features a kid’s buffet with  scaled-down countertops and live music every night  except Tuesdays.

CAFE 2000

G/F M Hotel Singapore, 81 Anson Road. Tel: 6500 6112
Their breakfast buffet (daily 6.30-10.30am $28++)  features an international selection with Western  favourites like an egg station, cured meats, cereal bar  and yogurt while local dishes include naan, curry, dim  sum and congee with all the trimmings. Park yourself at  their al fresco area on weekdays to people-watch CBD  dwellers rush to work as you gloatingly enjoy a leisurely  breakfast.

K.COOK KOREAN BBQ BUFFET

#07-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Central Road.  Tel: 6884 7282
Enjoy the view of Orchard Road as you grill up meats  Korean-style (lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm $14.90++,  Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm $24.90; dinner Mon-Thu 5.30-8pm $24.90++, Fri-Sun 5-10pm $26.90++). The outdoor  seating area is fitted with high-volume low-speed fans  (the huge ceiling ones) that effectively ventilate the area.  Cooked food features Korean favourites like teokbokki  and fried chicken wings, while raw food includes  marinated beef short rib and thickly sliced pork collar.

Featured image: Town Restaurant