We had a dinner buffet at Sunday and the place had the usual trappings of international buffet. There was seafood on ice (prawns, scallops, mussels and clams). An added bonus was a oyster corner where staff would personally hand you fresh oysters. There was also a ssashimi counter. All in all, the quality of fish and seafood were above average buffets. For the warm food stations, the variety was a bit dissapointing but then again, the quality made up for it. This place has a small variety of desserts too and no free flow of non-caffeinated tea/ soft drinks.
Staff were attentive but a bit slow to clean up towards the end of the buffet. The staff also reminded diners the end of the buffet which was a bonus.
This place is definitely recommended for families and small groups who enjoy good food at reasonable prices. Just do not expect a very large variety of food available though.
This Sheraton Towers restaurant is a firm favourite with at least three generations of foodies in Singapore: the breath-taking space features floor-to-ceiling glass windows facing a scenic waterfall, while the classic buffet spread features everything from local favourites like laksa (their signature dish, served dry or gravy-style) and mee siam to seafood platters on ice, Japanese sashimi, prime rib roast, the famous Dining Room Laksa and durian pengat (hand-made with palm sugar, fresh mousse and fresh durian pulp). The fairer s** can look out for 'Women Only Wednesdays' when women enjoy 50 per cent off the Mediterranean dinner spread.
for pictures: http://hungryinsingapore.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-dining-room-buffet-dinner/
There is a promotion every Wednesdays for women, where all women are entitled to 50% off the buffet dinner price, so for women it cost only $29.00++!
I am no fan of buffets, but there were oysters so I thought it’d be good value, hence I decided on having this.
I kind of regret not snapping up the oysters because I was like the first diner to hit the spread when I arrived at 6:45pm. Subsequently the entire premises were filled with diners. I have to say that the ambience was quite lovely, with high ceilings and a waterfall outside. It’s quite a grand hotel, albeit old.
The chef in charge of sashimi slicing has terrible cutting skills too. At very basic the slices should be separated but he sort of failed at doing that.
Nevertheless, the salmon sashimi was fresh and fatty so that’s good. There was also tamago, maguro and tako, which sadly, wasn’t good. The maguro looked fresh but it was very dry somehow.
But anyway salmon is my favourite so I happily had seconds of it.
The salad counter is not as extensive as I’d like it to be but I’m glad there was baby spinach. They didn’t label their salad dressings and I found it quite hard to decide which to use. They had several toppings and I was pleasantly surprised to see buffalo mozzarella. The smoked salmon on the other hand, was unfresh.
It is my first time eating bread at buffets because I usually don’t but I was on the search for the perfect bread, like the one I had at Bistro Du Vin.
Thankfully, there was a particular bun which was exactly what I wanted! And of course, the breads moved really slowly and there was plenty for me. I regret having only 3 of them. The crust was crisp but not the hard baguette type and the insides were so soft and fluffy. It also has some grains inside. They provided Lurpak butter which is one of the best butter brands you can find at local supermarkets.
The highlight of this buffet has to be the seafood selection.
The tiger prawns were fresh, huge and succulent so prawn lovers are in luck. However, among the 3 I picked, there was 1 which sort of ruined it all. It was small, crumply and just not fresh, so pick your prawns carefully.
I only managed to get 3 oysters tonight, and luckily they were all very fresh and tasty, but seeing other tables with aunties having several dozens of fat succulent oysters, I can’t help but feel short-changed. The oysters at the buffet spread were really snapped up within moments and they really could be more efficient when dealing with the situation.
The choices for the hot food however, was kind of boring to me I kind of skipped it all. Some examples are roast beef and lamb kebab.
I headed for the desserts next. There was a waffle station which made pretty good waffles! The ice cream was fine but not the best brand around.
I didn’t have any of the cakes as I was full. I tried the tiramisu though, but the fingers seemed to be totally not soaked with alcohol and the flavour didn’t appeal to me overall.
There was chocolate fondue too but I felt that the chocolate wasn’t of very good quality, comparing to Equinox and The Line.
There was a froyo machine which I was looking forward to using but it broke down just when I was about to get a serving.
Overall, this buffet is not those to die for buffet, but just one where you can go to for your fresh oyster and salmon sashimi fix. It is one of the cheapest dinner buffets around which have fresh oysters! And do try the bread I recommended, if you like breads! It was really something I miss right now!
From this buffet, I learnt that it is not true that there will always be enough to go around. The service wasn’t up to expectations as refill of my warm water was VERY slow and I had to prompt them all the time. What’s worse was that the buffet spread was replenished VERY slowly. I can’t help but wonder whether they did it on purpose to cut costs.
1) plates are not being cleared on time. Have many staff but they are just interested in setting up for new table.
2) crab is marshy and taste like chlorine.....
3) salmon in cream with Indian flavour????
4) pastries are pathetic. To think I can see cheap pastries in a buffet that are worth $62.
5) the soups are so tasteless.
dont come for the buffet, you will definitely regret it?
1) The surrounding ambience is really good. The view is also very comfortable as you can see a huge waterfall.
2) Service is really good as they clear your dishes and fill your cups real fast. Maybe because there were not much of customers.
3) Choice of food is really less. They do not refill the ice cream when its finished.
4) Definetly not worth the price.