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MELT - The World Cafe is renamed.

Summary

Overall RatingBased on 100 reviews
Food/Drink3.5
Value3.1
Ambience3.7
Service3.8
$76/pax
desserts, sashimi, icecream waffle, Indian section, Homemade ice cream, bbq sections, oysters, prawns, Everything, ginseng soup, lobster, platter of cheeses with crackers, cream of tomatoe, kebabs, mash potato, roast duck, salmon sashimi, tiramisu, waffles, Pan fried scallops, Roast Pork, Rum and raisins homemade ice cream, Seafood, baby lobster, belgium chocolate royal, braised duck breast, bryani, caprese, chocolate fondue, corn on cob, drunken prawns, fresh juices, handmade potato cakes, hot food, i know this is weird but wasabi, mushroom soup, mushrooms, naan, parma ham, pasta salad, peking duck, peranakan, pork sausage, roast beef, seafood!, smoked salmon, snow crabs, soup, spring chicken, tandoori chicken, tenderloin fillet steak, three taste chicken, traditional brew soup, vanilla mousse cake View all
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Most helpful review:

Atas International buffet, atas price

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 4| Service 4
Total Reviews: 54

This international buffet restaurant has received accolades for its premium dining experience. Exemplary service by the staff and a wide variety of dishes spread out in different sections. Honestly, I was quite impressed. The dishes they served were of top quality. 

The seafood bar was decked with chilled prawns, mussels, scallops and lobsters, which were deliciously sweet and fresh. 

Their dessert section is another highlight of Melt. Chocolate fondue, nonya kuehs, cakes, homemade ice cream and *gasp* WAFFLES. 

I was never a fan of cooked-food at international buffets. But Melt won me over with their Northern Indian section. If they can offer at least 5 types of papadums, they must be really serious.

The bbq section was a letdown though. The grilled meat was dry and tough. 

P.S. They did not have oysters on the day I was there with my family. And boy was my mother livid.


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Most helpful reviews for (Renamed) MELT - The World Cafe

Good, wide inter'l selection, great service and good wine selection.

Food/Drink 5| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 5
Total Review: 1

Celebrated my 1st wedding anniversary here. Great staff, great food, wine range was reasonable. Will definitely go back again soon.
 
 Slightly pricey, but still very good for a romantic mood setting :)


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Not worth the $$$

Food/Drink 2| Value 2| Ambience 4| Service 2
Total Review: 1

For the price, variety of food is very little. No oyster available.

Very limited variety of Japanese food, sushi rice was very sticky. Sashimi was slow to be replenished and sashimi slices were thin and not nicely cut.

BBQ food was precooked and left there, food was cold and didnt taste good.

Service was poor, plates were not kept, water was not refilled unless asked. Very unexpected of a hotel standard.


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Great Antipasti, Indian, and Seafood, but to my surprise, not Desserts

Food/Drink 5| Value 3| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Review: 1

My family and I visited Melt on the occasion of my birthday. I initially chose Melt because I had read so much about its excellent desserts, although it wasn't Melt's desserts spread that made lunch that day memorable, but their antipasti and Indian food.

Melt - The World Cafe has a great antipasti selection and Indian section. For their antipasti, their slices of Parma and Iberico Ham are fatty and enjoyably chewy. Typically, being the most expensive of the 6 available antipasti, they were gone almost as quickly as they were replenished, so you might have to vulture around the area for a bit if you want to avoid being let down by empty platters. As for its Indian section, I found their Matar Paneer (paneer, but with peas instead of spinach) very delectable, right next to their Aloo Palak.

Melt also had a very impressive selection of seafood that's worth a mention; I've seen some of the biggest lobsters and oysters available at a buffet spread at this restaurant. I'd remind myself that most buffets would just as similarly have a servings of seafood readily being replenished, though Melt still made itself stand out by serving fresh, mammoth portions. Their Lobster Bisque is also a must-try as an appetizer.

Melt's desserts, to my dispair, did not perform up to par - only their Croquembouche, Bread and Butter pudding, and Chicken Pie (oddly at Melt, this is a dessert) were worth going back for seconds among the large array presented. Maybe it was because our visit was made during the festive season, and that their regular dessert spread performs better. Or maybe it was because I already had heard so much about their desserts that made me expect more. Nevertheless, if I were to come back to Melt, it would be for reasons more savory than sweet.

We also used a promotion available for UOB cardholders; the total bill amounted to about $90+ per pax.


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High quality buffet spread

Food/Drink 5| Value 5| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Reviews: 5

Came here with friends after their recommendation. We booked a table for 6:45pm and were greeted warmly by the staff upon arrival.

The spread there is magnificent, espcially the cold seafood counter. Go early to get the King Crabs as they change it to the lower quality Snow Crab after awhile. THe lobsters there are superb and very fresh. 

The Indian selection there was probably the best in the whole buffet. Their spinach was perfectly done, lamb curry was really good and their chicken curry was thick and yummy. Briyani rice was well cooked too and their tandoori lamb, chicken and fish were good too. 

However, their pasta counter was a letdown. Ordered an Aglio Olio but it was really bland and disappointing. Turkey was good though.

Deserts were fantastic but they stopped replenishing the cakes at around 8:30. Macarons were really good and the Belgian Waffles are amazing. Their homemade ice cream is really good too especially the pistachio flavoured one. Must try!!

Cheese counter was good too but there were some flies flying around.

Fresh fruit juices are the only beverages available but the jugs are not replenished fast enough.

Overall, a very good buffet restaurant and will definitely come back again!


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