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Carousel

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Carousel at Royal Plaza On Scotts is an Halal certified international buffet restaurant. The restaurant offers a huge assortment of various cuisines from its seven stations, ranging from Mediterranean dishes to Asian and Western desserts.

Daily: 06:00 - 21:30

Daily: 12:00 - 14:00

Daily: 15:30 - 17:30

Daily: 18:30 - 21:30

$54 based on 185 submissions
Buffet (74 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (56 votes), Children/Family (47 votes)
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Best Buffet in Singapore

This was my 2nd visit to this buffet restaurant within 6 months.  They have a large selection of seafood, Japanese food, western, Indian and Chinese food, as well as desserts.  

The service was not bad.  The service staff would promptly come to you when you have the slightest hint of wanting to take some group photos.  However, sometimes their wait staff is a bit up-tight and lack a bit of smile.  

Food quality in general is good, though I did notice there is some difference between a weekday lunch and a weekend lunch.  The difference seems to be mainly in the seafood section.  Other sections seem to have consistent quality.  

For more information and photos, pls visit: 
http://fearstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/carousalroyal-plaza-at-scotts-2nd-visit.html

The HGW community like this place for...

  • seafood spread34 votes
  • desserts26 votes
  • bread n butter pudding14 votes
  • sashimi13 votes
  • roasts9 votes
  • Pasta5 votes
  • salmon sashimi5 votes
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10 Dec 2014 • 15 reviews • 0 follower

Best Buffet in Singapore

This was my 2nd visit to this buffet restaurant within 6 months.  They have a large selection of seafood, Japanese food, western, Indian and Chinese food, as well as desserts.  

The service was not bad.  The service staff would promptly come to you when you have the slightest hint of wanting to take some group photos.  However, sometimes their wait staff is a bit up-tight and lack a bit of smile.  

Food quality in general is good, though I did notice there is some difference between a weekday lunch and a weekend lunch.  The difference seems to be mainly in the seafood section.  Other sections seem to have consistent quality.  

For more information and photos, pls visit: 
http://fearstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/carousalroyal-plaza-at-scotts-2nd-visit.html
15 Nov 2014 • 227 reviews • 8 followers

Artisan Cupcakes

Full review: http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2014/11/royal-plaza-on-scotts-new-artisan.html
Unlike other places such as Japan and New York where the cupcake wave has retreated as a popular pastime, cupcakes continue to hold sway in Singapore as more bakeries and cafes enter the scene to fight the sweet cake. Here comes the Artisan Cupcakes, modern savvy interpretations of that humble confection by the skilled patissiers of Gourmet Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts.
I love the Salted Egg Yolk, not just because it is beautifully adorned with a "sunny side egg" constructed of a mildly tart mango ravioli and whipped cream, but because the salted egg yolk bits and crunchy Chinese melon nuts gave this an oriental festive twist. Like celebrating Chinese New Year and Mooncake festival at the same time.

I thought the Salted Egg Yolk was already quirkily tasty but the Corn & Scallion was even better. This one has a very sour greenish potato mousseline frosting that was not overpowered by the scallions, an ideal contrast to the cake that is marginally sweetened with crunchy kernel corns.

 I have second thoughts on whether the "Healthy" cupcakes are truly the healthiest trio of the batch because they were so sinfully loaded with dried fruits and nuts, surpassing the rest with their strong flavours and density. 
               
In case you might be too enchanted by the whimsical combinations, don't leave the Originals behind. I highly recommend the Chocolat; transcendent, luscious, perfectly deep cocoa flavours. Hats off to the chef who managed to grasp the essence of chocolate. The Red Velvet exudes an easy-going charm with its moist fluffy interior and cream cheese frosting. But like all meringues, the topping of a raspberry meringue ball is on the very sweet side, so be warned

In all honesty, I have never learnt to appreciate the beauty of cupcakes. How complicated can they go? Aren't they just slightly sweeter sponge cakes spammed with spiralling clouds of buttercream? But I'm thankful to witness the birth of these little cupcake wonders, which have proved me wrong by showing that cupcakes are indeed worthy of respect.

04 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Best buffet ever!

The best not only in terms of food, but everything else in one! Service is top class, ambience is suitable for any occasion and the food is excellent.
We were there for a birthday celebration anAnderson were just expecting a slice of cake. But the service team decided to top that, they did a mini performance along with the cake! I was not expecting such great service from them! Will definitely definitely come back again very soon!! 
29 Sep 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

It's a nice experience indeed!

Went to Carousel with my wife to celebrate her birthday yesterday, (28th Sept). It was an enjoyable dining experience. The service is good and efficient, and the birthday song and dance shows that nice thought to patrons. My wife like the atmosphere, and also the service there. The seafood and desserts spread were good, the shasimi slices are too thick. Have to queue for the Oyster though, but it is nice and fresh, worth the wait. The cooked food were OK, the tepanyaki was not bad either. The roast beef and chicken can be better. Didn't try the local and Indian food, as not enough stomach for them. Looks OK though.

Overall, it is a nice experience and we enjoy it, even though it's bit pricey.  
Cold Seafood Selections
12 Sep 2014 • 281 reviews • 21 followers

Buffet by The Royals - Its about Quantity not Quality

For the complete review, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2014/09/carousel.html

Known as one of the top buffet restaurant in Singapore, Carousel basically pack full of people on Friday Night. If you are trying your luck to dine without reservation, well your chances are very low. We went through lots of 'channels' to get our reservations, but only successful when we booked through HungryGoWhere. 

We started our degustation buffet from the seafood selection; which offer lobsters, crayfishes, Alaskan crab legs, spanner crabs, mud crabs, oysters, mussels and prawns. All the seafood are chilled and fresh, especially the lobster and prawns. This is my second encounter with spanner crabs, and I can confirm my dislike for it as the meat is rougher compare to mud crabs or Sri Lakan Crabs. The oyster is good, but not fantastic.

Sashimi and Sushi section. The variety of sushi and sushi roll is very extensive and creative with more 10 different types, while the sashimi selection is so limited with salmon, swordfish and yellow tail and the cuts for the sashimi is very small, which is abnormal for a 5-star international buffet restaurant.

Indian food here is must try. They are authentic and so much better compare to the rest of the cooked food or my undercook Lobster Risotto. The Briyani rice is fluffy while the tandoori meat is tender and well seasoned.

For desserts, they have three type of fondue to indulge you. Chocolate, Strawberry and Green Tea. Although it is nice to the eyes, stick with the chocolate. The taste of the strawberry and green tea are very artificial. While I tried other bite sized of the cakes, nothing really catch my eyes except for the bread & butter pudding and chocolate cake which are delicious with the custard sauce.

Service on Friday night definitely need to improve. It is very difficult to get the attention of the service staff, either to top up our drinks or clear the dirty plates. The one that horrified me the most is when I ask one of the Chef, where does your roast beef come from, he replied “Fresh from the Market”. OMG, I'm just floored by the answer. I can confirm, guarantee and chop that no restaurant in Singapore will use beef fresh from the market for their roast.

Atmosphere is very good. The decoration is very simple and modern. There are good spaces between tables for you to walk around without accidentally bumping to other diners. For those celebrating your birthday, you will get birthday cupcakes and entertained with the performance of the chefs and service staff.

Overall, I cannot understand what the rave is all about for Carousel. For the price that I am paying, I have to say I expect more. Although the varieties are extensive, the quality and the overall standard of the food and services are really not worth paying for. Hopefully they can improve on their quality and consistency, and who knows, Chubby Botak Koala might drop by again. Cheers!!!