Olive Tree Restaurant has closed.

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International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Western
+65 68251061

Daily: 06:00 - 10:30

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

$40 based on 47 submissions
Buffet (21 votes), Quiet (18 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (15 votes) ...

Offering all-day dining with ala carte menus and an extensive array of international cuisine on the buffet selection, award-winning restaurant Olive Tree is the perfect setting for any business lunches or intimate dinners.

What others are eating here

thai salad with rock melon
thai salad with rock melon

Latest Review for Olive Tree Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 46 reviews
Food/Drink3.1
Value2.7
Ambience3.5
Service3.6
Most helpful review:

Very Average Buffet (Citibank 1 for 1 S$68pax)

Food/Drink 3| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 5
Total Reviews: 376

See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/01/16/very-average-buffet-citibank-1-for-1-olive-tree-on-15jan2014/

6 of us went to olive tree for the citibank 1 for 1 S$68pax weekday buffet on 15.1.2014. i had not been to this place for umpteen years, so thought gave it a try. the evening was fun but the food was very average, not expensive at S$34pax=S$40nett, but i agreed with my “fussy” friend = no need to spend S$40 on average food even though price was ok. 

the cold crayfish & scallops were not sweet (or like tasteless?) but quite ok if you add the hot sauce & tabasco (which means…)…the same with the cold flower crabs (nothing like teochew cold crab)..i took them with wasabi so it was ok..

the snails were good & oysters good too (i had 3 of each)..but 2 of my friends had bad tummy afterwards though i was ok.

the biggest letdown was sashimi! the photo above looked great, and i was telling my friend who didn’t take sashimi much that kajiki (swordfish) was 1 of my favourites & got him to take 2 pieces from my plate, but as it turned out it was the worst, completely tasteless! likewise the salmon. tako was average, not the good sweet ones.

the cold pasta & salad station was among the best. but this was also a station that most people gave a miss w/o trying. the spicy prawn salad was great & the chicken sausage risoni as well.

the prawn noodles station was self service which suited me fine as i took very little noodles & a lot of bean sprouts, prawns & fishcake & just enough of soup. i liked the very intense soup & had a 2nd helping, but i agreed with my “fussy” friend that the soup was too salty.

i also had some nasi padang dishes. the beef rending sambal chilli & ikan bilis with peanuts all quite average.

i skipped most cooked food stations in buffet (& that’s the reason i prefer semi-buffet places like the excellent one ninety, equinox & basilico where the main courses are served separately as fine dining dishes.

for olive tree though, i must say i liked all 3 main courses = braised lamb, duck & dory, all good dishes.

there was self service rojak station as well. i liked this too. & i had a helping of cheese. there was kikarangi, a light kiwi blue cheese i used to like. 

i not much dessert person so i found nothing in the wide array of dessert. the coconut & durian ice creams were very good though!

the restaurant was sadly only 30% full on a wednesday evening, it sure looked like a lot of wastage!

the service was very good though & the ambience was great!

the buffet also came with coffee, cappuccino, camomile tea etc.

i would rate this buffet below The Edge, but this was substantially cheaper at S$34 (only with the 1 for 1), for me like my friend, the price was ok but i won’t really come back here for this. equinox & one ninety are still the (semi) buffets for me. 

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High Tea at the Olive Tree

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Reviews: 10

Went there a few weeks back to sample their high tea. The buffet spread included international cuisines like Indian, Chinese, Japanese and continental. More than the buffet, i enjoyed the dessert spread. Thumbs up for the blueberry cheesecake and red velvet cake :)

For a full review, please visit - http://palulife.blogspot.sg/2013/10/high-tea-at-olive-tree_2.html

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Delicious buffet. Special Thai theme till mid Oct 13

Food/Drink 5| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 4
Total Reviews: 254

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$32 nett/pax for lobsters and seafoods till end Oct!

Food/Drink 4| Value 5| Ambience 3| Service 4
Total Reviews: 126

For a full run-down of my dining experience at Olive Tree, please visit: 
http://foodiepink.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/olive-tree-buffet-restaurant-intercontinental-hotel-singapore/

Enjoy :)

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