Daily: 06:00 - 22:00
Plaza Brasserie is located at The Plaza and specialises in International buffet.
Ate the dinner buffet with the seasonal roast meat promo. I think there was less variety as compared to some other buffets like Carousel but most of the non-dessert sections were decent. Notable ones were spicy tomato prawns, honey chicken, oysters. Tried the sea cucumbers but they were quite tasteless. Dessert selection was quite little and the quality wasn't quite there, perhaps except for the durian pudding.
People go to this buffet for the crab. But the crab here was pretty crappy. It was dry, stringy, and each mouthful had more shell than flesh. Furthermore, Ironladychef's review had stated that the crab would be cooked in 8 different ways. SURE, there were 8 dishes of crab. But no Herbal with Danggui??? No white pepper? Instead, we had "Teochew" crab and "Hot bean crab". This is a blatant example of false advertisement.
Next, the crab dishes were supposed to be on top of the regular buffet. That means we are paying extra for the crab. But the regular food wasn't much to write home about also. Instead, we had mango pudding and chawanmushi that didn't slide down our throats, banmian soup which tasted so horrible with the noodles and meatballs that my friend spat one one, and fishy-smelling tuna sashimi. The prawns, while firm and fleshy, were tasteless. The Chinese dessert soups (with chinchow, attap chee, etc) tasted as though it came from a can. The honey sea coconut was a mix of mush and firmness. How the heck do you screw up sea coconut and attap chee? I don't understand.
In the end, we ended our "delicious, much-awaited" buffet with tea and bread and curry. The tea (from TWININGS) was seriously the best part of the meal. If we had wanted to eat bread and curry, we would have gone to our neighbourhood prata shop.
In short, even if someone were to pay for my meal there, I would REJECT. It is definitely not worth $75++, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy either.
i have been going annually to the crab feast for the past 4 years in Plaza Brasserie This year's experience is a truly disappointing one. ( June 14th, 21015) No oysters in the buffet. This never happened for the past years. That is why i was shocked because I came to the buffet mainly for the oysters and crabs. When asked, the staff said the oysters were out of stock! This is totally unprofessional of the restaurant. Shouldn't the restaurant have prepared way ahead for such a happening? Replacing the oysters with other cheapskate shells is short changing the customers! Super slow replenishing of crabs. For the past 4 years i need not have to queue in line for the crabs. This years i waited some 20 minutes to finally have my second helping of the black pepper crabs. I waited in the queue together with a few in front and many more behind me. The best thing is, i have to wait another round because there weren't anymore crabs left when it was my turn. We paid close to $160 after credit card's discount for two pax. For such a price in such a buffet, i feel totally cheated. With the shortage of the most essential dishes in a feast called the crab feast, i absolutely want a good explanation from the restaurant. Reviews like this one needs to be put online to warn other patronizers.
After reading about the hype surrounding their crab buffet, my makan kakis decided to give it a try. There is indeed a large selection of crabs cooked in various styles. Unfortunately, the crabs were tiny and since it was cooked in bulk, the crab meat did fully not soak up the flavours. The roast lamb and laksa was pretty good and the salmon sashimi was fresh, but beyond that everything else was just average. For that price, I will not be back for more.