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MELT - The World Cafe

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Melt - The World Cafe is located at Mandarin Oriental Singapore and specialises in International buffet where a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Thai to Japanese are offered.

Daily: 06:30 - 10:30

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 21:30

Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

$74 based on 134 submissions
Buffet (49 votes), Dinner (31 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (29 votes)
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Felt like I'm paying for personalized service rather than food spread

Read full review with pictures here: http://mshuilingg.blogspot.sg/2015/01/3rd-anniversary-melt-world-cafe.html

I was only satisfied with their Dessert and cold seafood selection (crabs, lobsters). The rest were mediocre and it's totally not worth paying this much for it.

Anyway, this dinner cost us $88++/pax on a Saturday night with BBQ selection. They have POSB/DBS card promotion so we got entitled to 10% off. The subtotal was about $96nett/pax.Hmmm I felt that it was a tad bit expensive in terms of food wise but if you love to seek new experience or pay for exemplary service, this cafe is the right choice for you!   Whereas for myself, I'm somebody who'd rather pay for food than service. This implies that I won't visit this hotel cafe again but I'm glad that I had this awesome experience for just 1 night.


The HGW community like this place for...

  • desserts27 votes
  • icecream waffle14 votes
  • sashimi14 votes
  • Indian section9 votes
  • Homemade ice cream5 votes
  • bbq sections4 votes
  • oysters4 votes
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30 Jan 2015 • 28 reviews • 0 follower

Felt like I'm paying for personalized service rather than food spread

Read full review with pictures here: http://mshuilingg.blogspot.sg/2015/01/3rd-anniversary-melt-world-cafe.html

I was only satisfied with their Dessert and cold seafood selection (crabs, lobsters). The rest were mediocre and it's totally not worth paying this much for it.

Anyway, this dinner cost us $88++/pax on a Saturday night with BBQ selection. They have POSB/DBS card promotion so we got entitled to 10% off. The subtotal was about $96nett/pax.Hmmm I felt that it was a tad bit expensive in terms of food wise but if you love to seek new experience or pay for exemplary service, this cafe is the right choice for you!   Whereas for myself, I'm somebody who'd rather pay for food than service. This implies that I won't visit this hotel cafe again but I'm glad that I had this awesome experience for just 1 night.


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17 Jan 2015 • 0 review • 0 follower

Great range of different cuisines! Differently recommend

My whole family really enjoyed the buffet as well as the atmosphere of the restaurant and service ! Had quite a range of cuisines, from malaysian to indian to chinese to italian to english to japanese to modern american/australian roast! Service was great as well, everyone was very polite and frequently came over to fill our waters up and asked if we needed anything else.
 The best thing I reckon was the indian section and the dessert section - seriously the dessert I could eat so much of it! My mum and aunty kept going back for the pumpkin soup with garlic bread and also the delicious chocolate balls (eat more of this cause they literally MELT in your mouth)!!!
 What was awesome was the waffles that were made freshly in front of you :) and the plus side was that not only was it cruncy and soft inside, but it tasted so amazing with the mango icecream!
My parents enjoyed the seafood range - especially the prawns and lobster - they were extremely sweet and fresh! The lobster tasted good both grilled and freshly poached.
The $$$ of the restaurant is a bit $$$ for a buffet, but we reckon it's worth it if you eat enough and don't mind paying a bit more. 
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15 Jan 2015 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Bad (and cold) Food and Subpar Service

This venue used to be a TOP option for my group of friends.
 We had always defend its higher prices due to the high standard of service and food served.
 
 No longer is the case.
 Our dinning experience last night was way off the $75 per pax (after the UOB offer of 3-dine-1-free offer) prices.
 
 The cold dishes and appetizers stay in their standard of freshness and quality.
 
 The duck-with-salted-vegetables soup was warm instead of piping hot.
 The salted vegetables clearly was not soaked long enough to remove the salts.
 The entire soup taste only peppery and salty.
 
 Clam chowder soup was also luke warm, disappointing.
 
 The roast chicken at the live station were CHILL...
 
 Even its famous Indian dishes were also luke warm...
 The only surprised came from the Papadum crackers which oddly was fresh, thick and crunchy.
 
 The little comfort came only during desert time.
 Waffles and ice cream are still good.
 
 On the service level of the staff...
 If you are unable to cover the tables at the corners, PLEASE don't sit your customers there when there is only 10 tables on that night.
 My plates were not cleared for several rounds and I have to bring them to the next table, drop it slightly to draw the attention of the staff for them to withdraw them.
 Our ice water was not filled up when empty and we have to ask for the refill.
 
 This is one good restaurant turning into trash standard with such pricing and service level.
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