Daily: 06:30 - 22:30
Daily: 12:00 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat: 15:00 - 17:00
Orchard Cafe is located in Orchard Hotel and it offers delightful and delicious selection of cuisine from Western to Local including Chili Crab and Kway Chap.
I got to know about this Hi-Tea about the TV variety show. It was a totally surprise for me that they actually having chilli crabs and durian pengat, which my faves. And on top of that, bank credit card holder got 18% discount. That's really sweet at Orchard area.
Been to many international buffets in Singapore and never had such fresh oyster varieties. Throwing caution, cholesterol and hepatitis fears to the wind, I OD-ed on the crustaceans. They had staff shucking the shells at each of the American, Irish and French oyster variety stations. Even had an assortment of exotic sauces to accompany. Preferred French oysters best. They had a creamier texture and sweeter after taste. If fresh wasn't enough, they had cheese baked oysters and Chinese style oh-lua egg fried oysters.
Prawns were bouncy on every bite, not the mushy unfresh stuff like at other places. Sashimi had a chef stationed there to ensure fresh cuts. Didn't have stomach space for mussels, scallops and clams but they looked fresh on display.
I wasn't crazy about the Asian variety through I was happy the small nonya options were present because it's rare for me to eat nonya food on other occasions.
Bread pudding was a hit with the family... And everyone else seeing as to how the staff could not refill in time for the 3 times I went to check. Other desserts were good.
Overall, if u're Singaporean and not a seafood lover, it may not be worth ur money unless it's some one-for-one deal, even then I'd think twice. I'd take my foreign friends here though. Aside the token western dishes, they serve good variety of local cuisine like Indian bryanni, succulent chicken rice, lasksa , braised steam fish, nonya stewed meats... On top of the fresh seafood and nice ambience.
This morning we reached Orchard cafe at 10.20am, was told buffet end in 2 minutes and we indicated ala cart was fine.
after knowing we were not hotel guest, we were refused entry stating the kitchen was busy preparing for lunch buffet. And do not prepare ala cart breakfast at 10.20am!!! The cafe was not full either.
Hey, What is wrong with this cafe??
We do not want to spoil our Saturday morning and don't want to get into angry match with the staff. Cannot believed what we heard, we confirmed with the staff AGAIN before we walked away.
To refuse walk in customer during operating hour is simply not acceptable. This is the worst hotel cafe ever!!!