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Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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5 Raffles Avenue | Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore
6568853500
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: With creativity and imagination we have transformed the dining experience...
With creativity and imagination we have transformed the dining experience. Chefs in show kitchens present a multi-cultural cooking theatre. At any time of the day select from cuisine ranging giant baskets of fruits bring bursts of colour; the wine bar itself is a vivid backlit pink. The space is transitionary, designed for changing moods from muted to energetic up to the fresh and airy garden views. You could dine here every night of the week and the only similarity in experience would be the excellent quality of the food.
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent ambience & food

Went to celebrate our company's anniversary. Spread was more than ample, cold seafood were superbly fresh and always replenished. Cooked food serves all exotic Thai, Asean, Indian and Western food, all taste great. Desserts were plentiful and hearty too. They added in small little touches... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to celebrate our company's anniversary. Spread was more than ample, cold seafood were superbly fresh and always replenished. Cooked food serves all exotic Thai, Asean, Indian and Western food, all taste great. Desserts were plentiful and hearty too. They added in small little touches that warm the hearts of many. We were asked if we were celebrating any occasions... More 

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a joyous occasion with us and we hope that your team enjoyed the cake. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed the wide selection of cuisines. Your commendation will be shared with the team as it will be a great motivation for them to continually strive in... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great buffet there. Thought it would be a standard meal, but were a amazed by the quality and variety. They also were willing to go off menu for us and bring some specially made dishes.

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest It gives us great pleasure to learn that you have enjoyed the wide variety of delectable cuisines. Your kind compliments will be shared with the team as it will be a great motivation for them. We look forward to warmly welcoming you back in the near future. Yours sincerely Etienne Francois More 

San Francisco
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

PLENTY of everything. Excellent service. Variety of seating options, inside and out. Come hungry as the buffet is endless.

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest I am glad to learn that you had a wonderful dining experience which was enhanced by the exemplary hospitality provided by our colleagues, and wide variety of delectable cuisines. Your warm review will be shared with the team as it will be a great motivation for them to continually strive in delighting our guests. We look... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not bad but it was just alot of food cooked aveage. The staff are great and the selection is good as well. Not sure i would pay for it. I managed to get a voucher.

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest While we are glad to learn that the warm hospitality from our friendly colleagues delighted you, we have noted your feedback on the food standards. Please be assured that the comments will be shared with the culinary team to improve our service offerings in all aspects. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back... More 

Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food was so so the bbq fodd was bad, not much variety... not value for money. The service was good.

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your review, and while we are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the exemplary hospitality provided by our colleagues, we regret to hear that the selection of dishes did not meet your expectations. Our team will certainly look into your feedback for any future planned menu changes.... More 

Singapore
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137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The office treated my family and my eldest sister to this restaurant for her birthday on Aug 12. There were a lot of food varieties. There were a lot of seafood, so it was a good bargain for seafood lovers. My eldest sister had tried the tom yam soup and only had one spoon, as she commented that the taste... More 

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a joyous occasion with us and we hope that your sister had enjoyed the birthday cake. While we are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed the wide seafood and dessert selection, we have noted your feedback on the soups. Please be assured that the comments would be shared... More 

Paris, France
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our buffet dinner at Melt is an experience we will remember. The buffet offers a wide range of Asian and Western delicacies, including fresh seafood, Thai food, Italian starters, Indian food. There was also a fantastic selection of deserts such as tropical fruits, French pastries, and local deserts. The service was very friendly and professional. I would strongly recomment the... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was reading some reviews about the 5 best buffets in Asia and i found the Melt and as i was living nearby i decided to go. For europeans like me is very difficult to decide from a chinese menu what to order, so the option buffet is ideal for me. The food there is simply excellent and nothing to... More 

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Etienne F, Director of Food and Beverage at Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, responded to this review

Dear Mandarin Oriental Guest I am glad to learn that you had a wonderful dining experience which was enhanced by the exemplary hospitality provided by our colleagues, and wide variety of delectable cuisines. Your warm review will be shared with the team as it will be a great motivation for them to continually strive in delighting our guests. We look... More 

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114 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tried the buffet dinner with my friends. Quality of food is below average, although the spread is good. Service is average with the junior staff a little green and the senior staff too busy.

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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well, buffet in Singapore is not all that cheap so value becomes an important consideration. This place has good reviews so decided to come for my wife's birthday. The dessert station was limited. Although there was the usual chocolate fondue, waffles, a few cakes and Asian dessert/fruits, it was really nothing exceptional. Too much Asian cooked food squeezed onto a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Raffles Avenue | Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Marina Bay
  • Neighborhood: Marina Bay
  • Phone Number: 6568853500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 120
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

With creativity and imagination we have transformed the dining experience. Chefs in show kitchens present a multi-cultural cooking theatre. At any time of the day select from cuisine ranging giant baskets of fruits bring bursts of colour; the wine bar itself is a vivid backlit pink. The space is transitionary, designed for changing moods from muted to energetic up to the fresh and airy garden views. You could dine here every night of the week and the only similarity in experience would be the excellent quality of the food.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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