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Orchard Cafe

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.

Daily: 06:30 - 22:30

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

Thu - Sat: 15:00 - 17:00

+65 67396554
$40 based on 30 submissions
Buffet (14 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (9 votes), Dinner (8 votes)
Chubby Botak Koala

Straits Cuisine Buffet

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Introducing the newly launch Straits Cuisine Buffet by Orchard Hotel. Straits Cuisine Buffet consist of Peranakan cuisine, traditional roast and seafood items and other all time local favourites dishes. Complementing the selections above, look forward to their live stations and a la minute highlights.   The focus of this tasting are their Straits Cuisine. We tried 3 starters, 10 mains and 6 desserts. As they are too many dishes for me savour, so let Chubby Botak Koala present to you the top dishes that stands out above the rest.   Lembu Rendang, slow cooked Beef Cheek Rendang with Nyonya Spices. As a lover of slow cook food, I really love this dish. At a first sight, it might not look so appetising due to the colour. However, when you put dish dish in your mouth, it just simply melt in your mouth. It is a dish that definitely must complement with a plate of soft steam white rice. If you don't like rendang before due to it toughness, this dish will change your opinion forever. Yum Yum & two thumbs up !! (Rating 9.5/10)   Steam Black Cod Otah (fish cake). Unlike the common otah that uses Spanish Mackerel, Black Cod are use here. The result is a super bouncy otah texture, combine with the right balance of spices and coconut milk. I kept going for that delicious dish, until I have to stop myself so I can taste other dishes. (Rating 9/10)   Crabmeat Kueh Pie Tee with Buah Keluak Caviar. I would say this is a high class Kueh Pie Tee, due to the ingredients use such as crab meat, fish roe and Nyonya Version of Caviar a.k.a Buah Keluak. Although it looks like caviar, I personally find that the Buah Keluak really accentuate this Kueh Pie Tee and provide 'a Truffle' esque aura to this dish. (Rating 8.5/10)   For desserts, anything with Durian Pengat and Chempedak in it. Durian pengat in pandan jelly, where you can taste the soft and smooth durian pengat with the contrasting texture of pandan jelly. Who would have guess that Chempedak goes well with Crème Brulee. Although Chempedak taste is not as strong as the durian, it truly provide a unique straits fruit flavour to the desserts. Fresh from their live stations, they have the Chempedak pancake and durian pancake. The pancakes are warm and moist, providing another excuse to gobble it down together with the durian pengat and chempedak paste. (Rating 9/10)   Overall, the Straits Cuisine Buffet are definitely a must try. Base on the quality and variety provided it is truly value for money. I personally feel you can't try all the dishes all at one seating, however no matter what you try, the quality in each food are there. For senior citizens, there is Silver Exclusive Promotion to make use of.     Thank you very much to Orchard Hotel F&B team and DSPG for the invitation and your hospitality. Cheers!!!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • durian pengat5 votes
  • fresh seafood3 votes
  • Alaskan Abalone1 vote
  • Baked Oysters1 vote
  • Beef Cheek Rendang with Nyonya Spices1 vote
  • Crabmeat Kueh Pie Tee with Buah Keluak Caviar1 vote
  • Hi Tea Buffet1 vote
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Based on 30 votes
07 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

A huge disappointment

I used to love the food here. But now it's really bad. The supposedly hot stuff like tau suan is cold, the seafood is tough and the bread rolls give a loud thud when I dropped it on the table. I even spotted a strand of hair on the xmas logcake! The last straw was that no one was manning the pancake station, and when I requested for the staff for fresh warm pancakes (instead of those left on the counter) they just took it to the kitchen to microwave it!!! Sigh
15 Oct 2014 • 30 reviews • 0 follower

Avoid this if you're local!

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It was a last minute booking for a birthday party, and all around town was quite full, perhaps due to the F1 race.   No live meat-carving station, no cheese station, no make-your-own ice cream (Corn & Jackfruit Ice Cream on sticks!), no breads, no prawns at seafood station. They just launched a 5 different kinds of crabs and a crepes promotion, which wasn't really fantastic either...   For a birthday present to our birthday lady, a tasty chempelak tart with a lit candle was delivered by one of the staff, who sang a birthday song together with us- a definitely sweet surprise.   All very local food. If you're a Singaporean, avoid this place. It's like paying $34++ per pax to eat less-than-average hawker food. We spent $68++ per pax on a Sunday, with one-for-one promotion, coming down to $34++ per pax. Their service is warm, friendly. However, for this price, variety and quality, check out hotels in the City Hall area or book earlier in advance for other hotels in town. Or even, go try Resorts World Sentosa's buffets.
14 Aug 2014 • 721 reviews • 85 followers

Yes 1for1 but poor tasting food !

I had read reviews about this from many people and wanted to try it out.  What a disappointment.

Food:  We started with the boston lobsters-these are the "canners" and not the fully grown lobsters, because no large claws.  However they were tasty but stringy to the bite.  Oysters were tasty, and so were the chilled prawns.  Took a portion of rojak-because it was prepared ahead,  it was soggy.  

Tried the hokkien mee with pork ribs-stock was too salty, prawns were "crystal prawns" and soup stock did not have the prawn taste. Did not finish the bowl.  Salmon sashimi was served in very small portions, had to ask for double portions - hey Salmon is a relatively low priced fish !

Went over the local food side: the buah keluak with chicken was tasty, nuts were hollowed out and re-filled with a mix of the paste and meat.  Had a bowl of nut paste on the side.  Fried kway teow was acceptable in taste but a bit too sweet althogh the intent was to have it like Penang fried kway teow which is saltier than the Singapore version.  Kueh pie ti was OK but filling lacked any meat or prawn taste.

Indian - prata was prepared ahead, had to heat it myself to make sure it's hot.  Fish curry was tasty and tangy but the butter chicken was poorly prepared,  Dahl curry was good.

Had a macaroon for dessert, nyonya cakes were unimpressive.  Stepped out into the patio for durians but the quality was mediocre.

Value:  It's 1for1 with Citibank card but still costs about $40 per head.  Not cheap so poor value.

Service:  Indian staff cleared it regularly.  Service was OK.

Ambience:  comfortable surroundings, cool climate.  Carpark at $5.50 per entry was a real killer.

18 Jun 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Buffet at $68 not worth it !

went for the buffet at $68++ on Father's Day with family and totally not worth it ! quality of food and the taste was definitely not worth the price. for example, the beef in the beef redang was hard, rolled popiah was horribly wrapped (we took the 2nd one that the chef made because he discarded the first one and my husband didn't want to waste food even though the 2nd one was also not well/tightly wrapped, it was poorly wrapped and when the chef cut it, split/broke apart, and it didn't taste good at all !) quality of the sashimi was not good. generally, taste of food is not worth paying this much for it ! wouldn't go there again ! everyone in the family didn't enjoy the food !
31 May 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Dried out seafood

At S$68++, I fail to see how it is acceptable to have dried out sushi & seafood served to it’s diners.
I am a sucker for oysters, salmon and mussels, but even I had to give it a miss. It was clear that the edges of these seafood were dried out, and the sushi was falling apart.

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