The Easter bunny may be a mythical creature but who gives a toss when you can use it as an excuse to feast and be merry with family and friends.
There are many salivating options to consider. Here are some of the best Singapore buffets on offer this Easter.
Oops, you didn’t make it to church on time. Make up for your sins with brunch at The White Rabbit. We can’t promise its beautifully restored chapel setting will have you atoning for your sins, but you might at least think about them. Failing which, you’ll be well fed with the offerings of a live egg station, roasted leg of lamb, carving station, dessert and specially cooked-to-order main courses.
Bunny factor: Kids get to decorate their own Easter eggs and take home goodie bags.
Price: $98++ (adult and child 12 years old and above); $38++ (child six-to-11 years old); children below six years old get to eat for free.
When: 10.30am to 1pm or 1.30pm to 3pm on 8 April.
Where:The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road; Tel: 6473 9965.
Take a whimsical approach to Easter with their ‘Alice in Wonderland’-themed Easter buffet lunch. Enjoy the numerous food stations: appetisers, salads, fresh-fried tempura, meat carvings and desserts. After lunch, distract the kids with face painting and balloon sculpting activities.
Bunny factor: Kids who come dressed as their favourite character from 'Alice in Wonderland' will be rewarded with a mystery gift.
Price: $68++ (adult) and $34++ (child).
When: Noon to 3pm on 8 April.
Where:The Glass House, Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk; Tel: 6559 6760.
It’s an egg-centric menu with devil’s egg in chicken curry, braised quails egg with “Tong Po” pork ball and the crunchy marinated jelly fish with century egg. For non-egg lovers, there’s hearty shepherd’s pie, freshly-shucked oysters, Boston lobsters, and hot-cross buns to fill you up. There’s also a cartoon screening and a best-dressed bunny photo – only for the kids – contest.
Bunny factor: A chance to win a two day/one night stay at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport by taking part in the Best Dressed Bunny Photo Contest.
Price: $52++ (adult); $26++ (child).
When: 12.30pm to 3.30pm on 6 to 8 April.
Where:Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard; Tel: 6823 5354.
Kids will be treated to a special Easter buffet and activities such as a magic show, face-painting and an Easter egg hunt. Parents get to relax and indulge in the afternoon high tea set and put away a few cheeky drinks, at happy hour prices no less.
Bunny factor: The little ones take home a limited edition festive Easter cupcake and a Nickelodeon goodie bag.
Price: $40++ high tea for two (adult); $22++ for Easter Egg Hunt & Buffet (child three-to-12 years old).
When: From 3pm on 8 April. Easter egg hunt sessions: 4pm to 4.45pm or 5pm to 5.45pm.
Where:Pantry at the Stables, 55 Fairways Drive; Tel: 6467 7748.
Celebrate Easter with your Muslim friends at the Halal-certified AquaMarine. The buffet spread of Asian and International cuisine features braised soya chicken and steamed egg royale with spinach and mushroom ragout, as well as goodies such as Easter eggs, chocolate fondue and hot cross buns. Kids will be kept occupied with face painting, balloon sculpting and (you guessed it) egg-hunting activities on Easter Day.
Bunny factor: It’s halal and Muslim friends get to join in the celebration.
Prices: Lunch: $58++ (adult), $29++ (child); Weekday Dinner: $68++ (adult), $34++ (child); Weekend Dinner: $78++ (adult), $39++ (child).
When: Noon to 2.30pm (lunch) and 6.30pm to 10.30pm (dinner) on 6 to 8 April 2012.
Where:AquaMarine, level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard; Tel: 6845 1111.
It’s not the cheapest of buffets but it is one of the best in Singapore. Offering quite possibly the best cheese spread in town – there are over 50 varieties – free-flow Moët and Chandon Vintage 2002, house red and white wines and selected cocktails, you’ll be hard-pressed to find room to put away freshly-shucked oysters, pan-seared foie gras, live poached Boston lobster, and slow roasted whole wagyu beef leg. And because it’s Easter, classic hot cross buns will be included in their dessert offerings.
Bunny factor: Diners get to enter a grand draw for a chance to win a one-year Pleasures membership (worth $888).
Price: $183++ (adult) and $91.50++ (six-to-12 years old); $45.75++ (three-to–five-years-old).
When: 11am to 1pm or 1.30pm to 3.30pm on 8 April.
Where:Greenhouse, The Ritz-Carlton, 7 Raffles Avenue; Tel: 6434 5288.
Treat your loved ones to an extensive a la carte dim sum buffet menu and a dazzling Easter-inspired desserts, pastries and chocolate fountain at Szechuan Court. Kids can unleash their creativity with Easter egg painting activities, and bring home a self-made souvenir and mini Easter eggs.
Bunny factor: One of the best value for money buffets in town.
Price: $38++ (adult); $19++ (child under 12 years old).
When: Noon to 3pm on 6 to 8 April.
Where:Szechuan Court, Level 3, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road; Tel: 6431 6156.
Even mama would consider celebrating Easter at Prego where the buffet includes homemade pastas, signature meatballs, Proscuitto di Parma and melon and live carving stations serving porchetta, roasted chicken with cacciatore and prime rib.
Bunny factor: Forget the chocolate eggs; these homemade meatballs are to die for. There’s also egg painting and an egg hunt for the children.
Price: $130++ with free flow of Veuve Clicquot Rose, house red or white wine and soft drinks or $85++ with free flow of soft drinks, fruit juices and smoothies (adult); $42.50++ with free flow of soft drinks, fruit juices and smoothies (six-to-12 years old).
When: Noon to 2.30pm on 8 April..
Where:Prego, Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road; Tel: 6431 6156.
Experience a Swiss-inspired Easter at Café Swiss. Tuck into papet vaudoise (leek and potato stew), poached seafood “Pot Au Feu” (pot on fire) with garlic aioli, freshly-melted cheese raclette and pan-fried roesti (grated potatoes) topped with melted cheddar cheese and chives, amongst other signature European dishes. Wash it all down with the free flow of house wine and draft beer.
Bunny factor: Kids will be kept busy with their own buffet area and organized activities: Easter bunny, balloon-sculpting clown, Wii games, body painting and Easter egg hunt.
Price: $62++ or $78++ with free-flow house wines and beers (adult); $25++ (child).
When: Noon to 3.30pm on 8 April.
Where:Café Swiss, Level 2F, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road; Tel: 6837 3322.
Triple Three’s executive chef Martin Braecker zeroes in on crustaceans, molluscs, shellfishes and many more. The dessert corner is not to be missed. You will be treated to baskets of colourful eggs, saccharine sweet chocolate figurines and traditional hot cross buns and other delicious sweet treats.
Bunny factor: Standard Chartered cardholders enjoy a 1-for-1 Easter buffet from 5 to 8 April.
Price: $118++ (adult); $33++ (five-to-12 years old) and $9.99++ (two-to-four years old). Sunday dinner is at $108++ per adult.
When: Noon to 2.30pm on 8 April and 6.30pm to 10pm on 5 to 8 April.
Where:Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road; Tel: 6831 6288/71.
Desserts are the focus of Café Mosaic’s high tea buffet. Mouth-watering Easter-themed desserts include Red Cross buns, bunny chocolate tartlets, assorted chocolate eggs, pumpkin pudding and a special Easter carrot cake.
Bunny factor: One child (five-to-10 years old) dines free for every one paying adult.
Price: $48++ (Adult); $21++ (11-to-12 years old).
When: Noon to 4pm on 7 and 8 April. Kids Activities: 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Where:Café Mosaic, Level 1, Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road; Tel: 6311 8195.
Snoop around the new Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa while indulging in their buffet spread. Featuring honey-glazed ham, Korean-style pork belly and assorted satays, sweet treats include chocolate Easter eggs and chocolate fountain with a selection of dippers.
Bunny factor: An extensive barbecue selection and an array of sweets for the kids.
Price: $50++ (adult) and $25++ (six-to-12 years old).
When: Noon to 3pm on 7 and 8 April.
Where:Linkbridge Restaurant, Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, 23 Beach View Sentosa; Tel: 6818 3388.
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