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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 133 submissions
Buffet (49 votes), Dinner (31 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (29 votes)

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. 

The HGW community like this place for...

  • desserts27 votes
  • sashimi14 votes
  • icecream waffle13 votes
  • Indian section9 votes
  • Homemade ice cream5 votes
  • bbq sections4 votes
  • oysters4 votes
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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. 
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.
22 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not worth $ & Bad Service

Went for a lunch xmas buffet on a saturday with my partner. There was not much crowd and we were led to a corner seat. The food spread was not as fantastic, there was limited choices for the sashimi. The only food I like is the smoked duck. The seafood spread consists of crabs, clams and prawn. There was no oysters but the buffet value as compared to others is high.

The service staff at the pasta station was not as friendly too. I was waiting in line to order the pasta, the staff don't even look or ask me what I want. I waited for like 10 mins thinking after he finishes cooking the pasta order for the guest infront of me, he will ask but instead he skip my turn and ask the lady behind me. I was like staring at him and say to him "Am I invisible to you?" He was like "oh sorry" with a unapologetic look in his face. What a service for a 5 star hotel.

There are some discount from my credit card, I got a cheaper price and the staff that is servicing me is still consider quite polite. Howeverl I won't recommend to go back again but if you have a sweet tooth you could try their desserts. Their chocolates and cakes are quite nice and the waffles are good.
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21 Dec 2014 • 375 reviews • 3 followers

Awesome spread , setting and service

We decided to go Melt the World Cafe for our Christmas buffet dinner.  The elegant hotel was decked up beautifully for Christmas, and this added a festive touch to the usual sleek, chic settings. The multi-cultural buffet spread was satisfying, and I was happy to see the important things such as turkey, pork knuckles, logcake etc that contributed to the festive meal this season.

So, the exploration began with the station that serves the Turkey and Pork Knuckle - both looked tantalizing. I pegged this as the station I must go to.  The pork knuckle was crispy. The turkey was very succulent to both our surprise - no joke, none of that rough texture we get usually when chewing on turkey flesh. The cranberry sauce was a fabulous accompaniment.

Then there were the Asian food sections - with their hearty display of traditional Indian dishes at one counter, Thai food at another counter, and then the Chinese food counter with soups as well. I had the irresistable bowl of Black Chicken Herbal soup - lightly infused with herbal taste, but the perfect thing on a cold evening as such.

Next, the Seafood section. I finally settled down with a plate of seafood comprising of lobster, scallops, oysters, crayfish, clams and prawns. The seafood was rather fresh.

Last but not least, my favorite Desserts corner - with a large variety of macaroons, waffles, cakes, tarts, pies, Chinese cakes (kuehs) and fruits etc. I had the Pistachio macaroon (had thought it was green tea- but turned out alot nicer!), a minced fruit meat pie, chocolates in shape of tree trunk sections, lemon tart, fruit cake etc. Everything was a delicious palate sweetener

For full review and more photos, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/christmas-dinner-at-melt-world-cafe.html

23 Nov 2014 • 71 reviews • 0 follower

For the money you pay....

Wasn't my best buffet experience admittedly. For the price you are paying, you would expected a wider spread and better quality food..... my honest opinion.