Astons Steak & Salad
Ponderosa fans who lament the loss of this institution, here’s something just as good: Astons offers up to 80 items in its semi buffet ($19.90++, daily 11.30am-10pm). Side dishes such as baked potatoes or fries, greens and soups accompany the chargrilled mains: different cut of steaks (from $31.90++) and Wagyu burgers ($13.90++).
#03-45/46/47 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road. Tel: 6235 0556
A bistro with $8++ tapas housing a bottle shop with over 500 labels in their wine cellar, and a $7++ happy hour all day long is not enough to get you excited? Then indulge in their salad buffet ($12.90++, daily 11am-3pm) featuring an ice cream dispenser and soup of the day, with the choice to top up $6 for a main course.
#01-643 Suntec City, Tower 4. Tel: 6836 5994
Have your choice of both Western and local delights for your main course, with Angus ribeye and prawn mapo tofu on the menu for April. Follow it up with the semi buffet ($40++, Mon-Wed 6.30-10.30pm) that offers freshly shucked oysters, and varieties of smoked bratwurst and veal sausages. Finish it all off with their signature Brizo durian pengat.
Level 1 Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street. Tel: 6593 8855
Burger VS Wings + Bar
Sides to go alongside that giant burger or plate of wings is exactly what this buffet (daily 11.30am-3pm & 5.30-10pm) is about. Just top up $4.90++ (lunch)/$7.90++ (dinner) to enjoy free flow salads and desserts with every main course such as Tyson peanut butter burger ($21.90++) or Buffalo wings ($15.80++).
#11-03/04 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6634 0423
With a range of compound salads, crisp greens and fresh fruits in addition to pastas and chips with Earle’s exclusive salad dressing, this salad buffet bar ($15.90++, daily 10.30am-10.30pm) is good enough to be eaten on its own. The salad buffet comes free with any main ordered.
#02-117 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk. Tel: 6272 3306
Hanare Japanese Café
Their famed bara chiraishi set ($17.60++) comes with unlimited servings of four side dishes and miso soup to accompany the sashimi on rice. The Hanare buffet set ($19.90++, Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm & 6.30-10pm) on the other hand consists of a main course and more than 20 free flow side dishes. Check Facebook daily for the main course of the day.
99B Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6222 1976
Appetisers are a big deal at this semi buffet (from $12++, Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm & 5-10pm; Sat-Sun 11.30am-10pm), as they change every month and even reflect the seasons. All main courses, such as the fried chicken leg black ($15.99++), include the appetiser buffet that may feature items such as chasoba or white fish nambanzuke.
#04-68 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road. Tel: 6338 4712
Javier Rotisserie & Salad Bar
As far as their mains are concerned, roast is the way to go. Try their signature rotisserie chicken (from $19.90++), honey bourbon ribs ($23.90++), and beer battered fish & chips ($23.90++). All mains are served with a salad buffet ($16.90++, Mon-Fri 11.30am-5pm) that includes hot side dishes, homemade soups and desserts.
#04-15/17 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road. Tel: 6509 5751
Have lunch with a view, in the heart of the city away from the crowds, at this semi buffet ($19.90++, Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm). Choose from main courses that will only be revealed on the day itself to accompany the salad and dessert spread available. Six flavours of ice cream, cakes and tarts are available along with their signature ice tea.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, 277 Orchard Road. Tel: 6708 8899
Seasonal Salad Bar [Halal]
Be spoilt for choice with over 60 items at the salad bar buffet (daily $17.90++, 11am-2.30pm; $20.90++, 2.30-9.30pm). Choose from hot soups and pastas with sides such as potato wedges, not forgetting the essential greens to pair with your mains like the Asian hibachi sirloin steak ($31.90++). All mains include the salad bar.
#04-18/20 One@KentRidge, 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road. Tel: 6734 2652