80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Hotel Singapore 189560
$62 · Halal Certified · Buffet · Asian · Beverages · Dessert · Chicken · Seafood · Vegetarian · Malay · Indian · Thai · Italian · American · Chinese · Japanese
Monday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PMReport an error
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Rated 4.0/5.0 8 months ago
Very wide selection of local food fare. Quality is generally good, especially the steamed cold prawns and crabs, which are very fresh and sweet tasting. There are a good selection of Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines. Also included the sweet desserts, ice creams and the teh tarik is pretty good. The price point is a little steep though for the types of food on offer, though made up for it for quality.
Rated 4.0/5.0 7 months ago
Not much of a buffet person but the taste and variety of food here is decent, the desserts are great for second tummy. The view is nice. The service staff are prompt in clearing dishes and helping to serve (when the ladles fell).
Rated 3.0/5.0 4 months ago
A great place to organised a special occasion with big no. of groups. Dining with big groups can be very time-consuming especially in a restaurant. So the best is having it in a buffet restaurant. Restaurant is at level 2 of Fairmont Hotel. Service was alright. Unfortunately, food quality wise is on the average side. In my opinion, for a buffet that cost you more than $50 above, you would expect a very good quality of dishes. So it’s best not to put high expectations on the food. Nevertheless, still a great place to hold a big special occasion with your love ones. Please be alarmed, it can be very noisy once it’s full house and expect long ques on the buffet line.
Rated 3.0/5.0 6 months ago
My family was on holiday in Fairtmont Hotel. Stopped in for our complimentary breakfast and had a decent great meal. The atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. The buffet style here offers local dishes from different races. I wouldn't gives a top notch rating for the fact that the normal coffee was simply diluted or perhaps one is drinking hot water. Immediately I get the waiter to clear off and asked for an Expresso specially brewed from the coffee machine. Everything about this restaurant was never really fantastic. The place though was clean and smelled good. The only setback was the restaurant needs to be more selective when comes to hiring good waiter. I have a waiter that was so desperate to clear off the leftover sugar packets, INCLUDING MY EXPRESSO COFFEE which I had bearly even taken a sip :-( Next, my wife caught the same waiter standing quietly staring at my son playing with his mobile phone for quite some time before she asked her to move away when I was away from the table. Overall, the atmosphere, food and most of the drinks were just slightly above average. The management may need to buck up on their service and food quality. To my family, it was not really a pleasant experience. Hopefully, the restaurant management after reading my review will re-look and improve on them.
Rated 2.0/5.0 in the last week
Expected quite a bit from this buffet since its Fairmont however got an immediate reality check! After having entered the buffet, I realised that the food options were quite limited considering we were paying $80/pax! Most of food lacked taste or was completely misrepresented. The cold seafood was the only dish worth eating! Although there was a greater selection of desserts, taste wise they were pathetic. The only saviours for the desserts was the Durian and egg tart. For the price point there are definitely better options and it's safe to say I won't be returning.
Rated 4.0/5.0 2 months ago
It was weekend and we decided to revisit this cafe for it's buffet lunch since our last visit back in 2020 when it was during the Covid19 pandemic with ala carte buffet style with very limited food range. (I had also reviewed it then) It's good to be back here. The restaurant has a lovely and cosy ambience, is spacious and bright. And there is a nice street view. By the way, this is a halal restaurant. During the day of our visit, it was almost full house. The buffet spread was quite wide that includes Asian, International and local cuisines. The foods were generally nice and yummy. Some of the "outstanding" food included the satay, biryani and rendang, herbal chicken soup, fresh seafood like prawns, clams, salmon otak, stir fried pepper prawns, laksa, mee rebus, chilli crabs, rojak, durian pengat, a wide range of pastries and kuehs, desserts and fruits etc. In fact, they named their various buffet counters using the district names of Singapore which is quite interesting. Generally, no complaint on the food. Replenishment of the food was done quite promptly throughout though the refilling of satay was way too slow as the chef was very slow and taking a longer than expected time to slowly grill them despite of the long queue. (in fact, they can first grill them halfway and then regrill them for replenishment instead of grilling the raw ones which will take longer time) Coffee, tea and fruit juices are included in the buffet as well which was good. But for the juices, some were too sweet and others too diluted, in fact, if you take the drinks at different times, they would taste different as the staff was mixing the syrup on the spot when refilling. So it will be good if they can be more consistent in terms of taste. Service crew were friendly and efficient in clearing used plates and utensils. However, the tables were arranged too close to one another (as you can see from my pics) as they probably want to maximise the space. So you can clearly hear what others were conversing about next to you or the surrounding tables (likewise they can also hear what you are saying). At some point of time, it was extremely noisy! Also, if you are sitting in the center, you will have to pass through at least 2 rows of chairs to "go out" to the buffet counters. Luckily the food were spread across the vast area, think they are trying to space out the diners. Overall, we did enjoy our dinning here and have eaten to our heart's content.
Rated 4.0/5.0 5 months ago
Celebrated a brithday here. Food variety and quality is above average. Our favorites were the noodle self service station which had the option of laksa and fish soup. Had 3 rounds of the laksa myself. There is a range of dessert / cakes available too. Ambience was good, service was prompt too with service staff clearing our used plates efficiently. Replenishment of the food could be done better but it is still acceptable. Overall, is a nice place to hang out, chill over its buffet spread.
Rated 3.0/5.0 6 months ago
The spread was average, seafood variety not many, dessert was limited too. Overall food quality was decent. Highlight of our meal was their durian pudding, which was really very good. Their Satay and Laksa were great as well. Staffs were friendly and they clear the used plates quickly.
Rated 2.0/5.0 3 months ago
If you ask me if I would ever repeat my dining experience here, nope, I will not and I will not recommend anyone to this hotel buffet. I have other hotel restaurants with about same pricing that offer a lot more variety with whole meat. Here at Asian Market Cafe, all I can see bony salmon fish with no replenishment. Food selection was so limited that I have to repeat my carbo intake instead of proteins to fill me up. For coffee, goodness, no latte, no flat white (they are chargeable) but a cannister of ready-brewed coffee and tea. Sad.
Rated 3.0/5.0 a month ago
It's a very average buffet restaurant, only a few items were nice.. crayfish was not fresh, crabs were not fresh, prawns were alright, and there were NO lobsters... and the aircon in the restaurant is very weak... I don't mind top up a bit more to eat at better ones...
Rated 4.0/5.0 3 weeks ago
Good variety of dishes including satay, chilli crab. The otah smoked salmon and durian pengat dessert were really nice as well.
Rated 2.0/5.0 a week ago
The experience was quite a letdown. If you’ve experienced a buffet breakfast next door at the Clove, a comparison can’t really be made. Decor is alright with Asian-Peranakan flair inspired by road names across Singapore. Service was okay. Selection of food was abysmal. Coffee selection is laughable considering the Fairmont is a 5-star rated hotel. Would not recommend.
Rated 5.0/5.0 3 weeks ago
As the name says Asian Market Cafe, this restaurant offers a good spread of Asian food such as satay, laksa, durian pengat and lots more. The laksa broth is real good! Salmon fish and the seafoods are very fresh. Clams are pretty big, crabs a bit small but is ok. They also serve crayfish which is not bad. The wasabi tartare sauce is quite unique cos not everywhere serve this. Satay meats are soft and juicy. Overall they are a really good place for special occasion meal such as birthdays, events, anniversaries etc. The utensils are unique as its printed with peranakan patterns. Service is Ok for buffet standard as most of the foods and drinks are topped up in time 🙂 if you have a local credit card its best to go in pairs in order to enjoy the 1 for 1 promotion.
Rated 3.0/5.0 3 weeks ago
Wide range of asian spread to choose from. Zichar style, Malay stays etc.. The cold seafood : Fresh juicy prawns! The crab is just way too small. Sashimi is good as well You can cook your own noodles as well! Was there on a weekday lunch and they serve DIY rojak! The sauce paste is good! The satay taste not too bad. Wish that the dessert had more options to choose from. As it's a buffet , there is not much to expectations on the service here.