07:00 - 10:30 (Buffet Breakfast)
12:00 - 14:30 (Buffet Lunch)
18:30 - 22:00 (Buffet Dinner)
Sat & Sun:
14:00 - 17:00 (Buffet High Tea)
Located at Oasia Hotel, near the bustling shopping places in Novena (Novena Square 1, Square 2 and Velocity), Zaffron serves international buffet for lunch and semi-buffet for dinner.
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The buffet focuses on quality rather than quantity, thus the variety isn’t vastly extensive –one thing for sure is that you will find something in it to suit your taste buds.
To accompany your meal, there is a selection of European, South American, Australian and Californian wines.
Buffet highlights include a live carving station where there are roast meats and Cantonese Style Char Siew, a selection of fresh sashimi and themed dinner buffets that change monthly.
There are Fruits and Nuts and an Assortment of Cheeses.
They seem to pay close attention to the quality of salads; I noticed interesting flavour combinations that we don’t usually see at other buffets.
The variety ranges from all over the world: Grilled Pork Fillet Noodle Salad, Shrimp & Cabbage with Oriental Dressing, Marinated Topshell, Italian Sausage, Sesame, Snow Pea, Tomato & Shitake Salad Bean, and other salads include Asian Pickles and Kim Chi.
Head over to the Hot Section for tantalising Asian favourites: Japanese Tofu with Minced Chicken, Stir Fried Beef with Snow Pea & Shitake, Fried Oyster Omelette, Singapore Chilli Crab, Claypot Chicken with Lap Cheon & Mushroom, Indian Fish Head Curry and more.
The Claypot Chicken with Lap Cheon (Chinese sausages) & Mushroom is a highlight amongst the meat dishes at the Hot Section.
The chicken is surprisingly tender, bursting with flavourful juices with every gratifying bite. I found myself eagerly returning for second and third helpings.
For dessert, ice cream was the highlight for me.
It was to my endless delight to find Cold Stone Creamery taking centre stage at the dessert station –smooth and creamy ice cream, made fresh daily.
Probably good for business lunches, as it gives more variety than a normal 3-course lunch set. Asian food mostly, with good selection of salads.
Go for the kueh pie tee and laksa at the DIY stations. Baked salmon was good as well. Watercress soup was comforting but it's also something that you could easily find elsewhere.
The crackling on the roasted pork was crispy, and the cakes were worth a try.
Coffee/tea is included in the buffet lunch. Could do with a tad more variety.
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Just had another splendid dinner at this restaurant for the 3rd time. First time was via invitation from the very good manager Steven. 2nd was a party then today, I’d thought i give it another try.
On the contrarily of what's mentioned, I figured that things are better than ever when the big spectacled chef is around. He is like a hawk keeping an eye on everything. The oysters on ice were replenish thoroughly and if something is missing, he'd arrange for the staffs to send to us. There's always very nice hot food send to us when we order, it always look so pretty and he's always checking on everything. We saw him even cater different menu for dietry restricted guests. Kudos to him.
My 2nd time around wasn’t very favourable without the big guy around. It was supposed to be the last time during then, and then I understand that the chef was on holiday from the front desk when I commented about it.
It is a very interesting concept as unlimited refill are provided and it nearly felt like a degustation portion. The servers need to smile abit more on overall. Overall hit & miss, but they do really good pork belly here. Today’s charred Buta-kakuni was so flavourful. And their pork roulade is to die for. They change the menu every now & then.
Anyway, me & my wife is very glad that we pop by tonight when the big guy is back!
ps: can we have some music rather than the elevator sonudtrack.
and I think its worth to be a restaurant rather than a buffet.