BiTES guide:

Price guide (nett)
$ wallet-friendly (below $50)
$$ just can’t resist a splurge ($50-100)
$$$ a special occasion ($100-150)
$$$$ indulgence galore (above $150)

Certified halal [Halal]
Does not serve pork or lard [NPNL]
Kid-friendly facilities [Kid]

 

21 on Rajah [Halal, Kid-friendly]

From 7-10 Aug, stuff yourself silly at this SG50 buffet celebration (6-10pm, $46++ adult, $23++ child). Immerse yourself in Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage as you munch on scrumptious butter chicken masala, tender lamb rendang, fragrant sambal sea bass in banana leaf and the delectable wok-fried Hokkien mee while beverages such as bandung and honey lemon accompany your meal. Last but not least, end with sweet treats like bubur pulut hitam, durian mousse and the special SG50 cake.

Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah. Tel: 6808 6847

 

Azur [NPNL, Kid-friendly]

From 6-10 Aug, travel back in time to the way things were in the 1960s. Apart from a specially created menu, the restaurant will be decked out with old school snacks such as blocks of ting ting candy, kachang puteh and muah chee at the pasar malam night market snack counter. Expect freshly steamed snow crab with garlic chilli and coriander dip and poached prawns with chrysanthemum flowers on the seafood ice bed. Delights such as Hainanese chicken rice, grilled fish and prawn otak and the classic chilli crab are available as part of the Back to the 60s buffet lineup (7-10 Aug, 12.30-3pm, $50++ adult, $25++ child; 6-10 Aug, 6-10pm, $65++ adult, $32.50++ child).

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard. Tel: 6823 5354

 

Brizo Restaurant & Bar

Spend an evening chowing down on familiar Singaporean dishes in the Taste of Singapura buffet (6.30-10.30pm; Wed-Thurs $58++, Fri-Sun $68++). On top of their usual cold seafood station, feast on the fragrant fish head curry made with a homemade curry paste of Indian spices that will leave a satisfying burn. Or bite down on the tender beef, chicken or mutton satay, barbecued. Don’t forget the dessert station featuring local delights such as kueh lapis, chilled pumpkin with sago with gula melaka as well as an assortment of Nyonya kuehs.Till 30 Sep.

Lobby Level, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street. Tel: 6593 8855

 

Café Brio’s

This long weekend, take a tour down memory lane with this nostalgic Food Street buffet (8 Aug: 2-5pm, $42++ adult, $21++ child; 7-9 Aug: 6-10pm, $72++ adult, $36++ child) by the waterfront. Savour the taste of home with familiar dishes such as bak kut teh and kiam chye duck soup, or snack on treats like popiah and kueh pie tee to whet your appetite. Dine on succulent roasted char siew and pork, or roti prata with curry chicken for those who prefer their food spicy while satay with otak otak and lemongrass peanut sauce come fresh from the live station and piping hot laksa and prawn noodles are freshly made by the chefs. There’s also fresh durian fruit available during dinner.

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, 392 Havelock Road. Tel: 6233 1100

 

Carousel [Halal]

Till 10 Aug, the best of local dishes come together in one mouth-watering high tea buffet (Mon-Thu 3.30-5.30pm, $42++ adult, $27++ child 4 to 11 years old; Fri-Sun $48++ adult, $32++ child). Try the special Singapore laksa yong tau foo, a fusion of two favourite local dishes. Or the mee siam goreng, an interesting dry version of Singapore’s favourite Malay noodle dish. And who can forget traditional loves such as the Singapore rojak, roti prata and pan-fried carrot cake? With a well-stocked dessert table of ice kachang, burbur cha cha, kueh tutus and more rounding off the meal, this buffet is worth skipping lunch for.

25 Scotts Road. Tel: 6589 7799

 

Marriott Cafe

From 7-9 Aug, celebrate local in this delightful Golden Jubilee buffet (12-2.30pm, $63++; 6.30-10pm, $80++). With over 50 dishes to choose from, go straight for snow crab legs and Boston lobster straight off the seafood on ice section and traditional roasted duck and crispy pork belly. Pleasure your taste buds as you feast on the chilli crab dish or go traditional with Wan Hao’s signature roasted chicken.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 4605

 

Oscar’s

Running till 31 Aug, have your fill of familiar favourites such as spicy wok fried chilli crab, or decadent crispy fried squid with salted egg in the hotel’s SG50 Buffet Dinner (6-10pm, Sun-Thu $69++ adult, $34.50 child; Fri-Sat $80++ adult, $40++ child). And take a chance to show your love for Singapore while munching down on the patriotic red waffles for dessert. And if you happen to be there Mon-Wed, don’t forget to quote “Ice Kachang” for a special SG50 price.

Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6432 7481

 

Spice Brasserie

The specially curated Balinese BBQ and seafood spread (Thu-Sat 6.30-9.30pm, $50 per person or $78 for two) takes centre stage till 12 Sep. Chef Low Hoe Kiat oversees the perfectly crispy babi guling, roasted over a spit, along with 12 kinds of Indonesian sambals and a plethora of seafood catches freshly grilled—clams, fish, gonggong, stuffed squid, crab, lobster, mussels and kampong chicken all get the fragrantly smoky treatment. The buffet’s usual Japanese, chilled seafood and Indian counters round out the wide variety of Asian flavours on display. To finish, do like we did: DI Y your own chendol topped with a scoop (or more) of the luscious durian pengat.

Lobby Level PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore, 181 Kitchener Road. Tel: 6428 3160

 

Tea Lounge

Take a breath and relax with this weekend high tea buffet (12-5.30pm, $61++ adult, $35.50++ child) that’s running till 30 Sep. Feast on traditional local classics like laksa, chilli crab and char kway teow. Finally, round off your meal with a hearty helping of chilled cheng tng for dessert.

Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6725 3245/46

 

Window on the Park

Don’t miss out on this month-long 1-for-1 lunch and dinner buffet (12-2.30pm, $50++ for two; 6.30-10pm, Sun-Thu $57++ for two, Fri-Sat $65++ for two). Treat yourself to fresh seafood such as poached prawns, scallops, salmon sashimi and mussels from the seafood station or indulge in local delights such as the spicy laksa, tantalising kueh pie tee and an enticing assortment of satay accompanied with peanut sauce. And not to be missed are the wasabi prawns, an original recipe by IHG’s very own Culinary Ambassador chef Sam Leong! Till 31 Aug.

#02-00 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road. Tel: 6733 8333

 

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