Have you been to these places? We tested them out and think they are some of the best in town for a little bit of everything.
The Cheese and Chocolate Bar
Entering the 55th floor of Marina Bay Sands, Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ started playing in my head. There’s just something so decadent about dining on cheese, chocolate and wine, while getting a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s skyline to boot. We started savoury, with 14 types of cheese, including Fourme D’Ambert, Stilton au Porto, Bleu d’ Auvergne, Beaufort and Red Leicester. Plus, the buffet included a huge selection of cheese-friendly accompaniments; warm bread, quince, confitures and dressings. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll go ga-ga for the chocolate counter which has over 40 types of handcrafted desserts. Think macarons, chocolate soufflé, tarts, mousses, cakes, chocolate bars—the lot. Complete the experience with a wine flight ($19+++ for the classic option or $28+++ for the sweeter dessert option) It’s oh-so worth it. From $48++.
Level 55, The Club at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Tel: 6688 8858
Traditional Yorkshire pudding… on a Tuesday lunchtime… just off Orchard Road. Who knew? I was stoked to discover some British foodie faves amongst the massive buffet of seafood, stir-fries, sliced meats and curries. Between 12 – 2 pm daily, it certainly didn’t feel long enough to try everything, though I did get to sample the signature semolina, a childhood nose-sneerer of dessert, which was gorgeous and covered in an exquisite vanilla sauce. From$52++
Royal Plaza At Scotts. Tel: 6589 7799
You might never need to eat again after visiting this international buffet. I gorged on the juicy Alaskan King crab, sashimi, oysters and entire sushi range. Of course, I had to ‘feed’ my phone by capturing a few Instagram snaps before I actually fed myself. Next up, their Korean, Brazilian and Italian spreads of barbequed meat, pizzas and pastas. The price was budget-friendly for the incredible variety, and my advice is to make sure you give yourself enough time (and tummy space) to try out all the choices. Bon appetit! From $58++
#B2-01 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Tel: 6688 7771
10 at Claymore
I walked in and thought; “Where do I start?!” before quickly joining the people piling their plates with clams, mussels, Alaskan crab legs, prawns and lobsters. The Asian selection was prepped in woks in front of you, so I had to try the char kway teow. The epic dessert corner of crispy crepes and a decadent chocolate fountain threatened to burst open my skirt, so next time I’ll be sporting an elasticated waistband! From $72++.
Lobby level, Pan Pacific Orchard. Tel: 6831 6686
For a proper high tea, head to the Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore. The space is filled with book-shelves and art, and the spread boasts jam and clotted cream scones, waffles, churros and tiny rainbow cakes. In celebration of SG50 there’s also local faves like chilli crab and kaya macarons. To make things sweeter, the first 30 people to reserve via Chope.com bag the buffet at $50++. From $61++;
Lobby level, Regent Singapore. Tel: 6725 3245
By Team Cosmo, Cosmo, June 2015