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Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

5 Raffles Avenue | Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore (Downtown Core)
+65 6338 0066
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Ranked #64 of 7,219 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Orange, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is an extravagant and upscale buffet that will cost you about S$100 with taxes and service charge or more per person should you decide to tip your wait staff. You'll get a wide selection of local Singapore ethnic (Chinese, Indian and Malay) and international food. I particularly enjoyed the lobster laksa; the restaurant chef nailed this. There is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

very polite and friendly staff. Variety of breakfast choice excellent and fresh. Outside / garden tables are recomended

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We were there for the buffet dinner and its horrible. Food not replenish. Poor grade salmon sashimi. The cold lobster was dry and tasteless. The pasta counter took ages to cook my order and it came out so salty, it was inedible. The service was so poor that if I were to elaborate on it, there will not be enough... More

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The breakfast buffet was extensive and included in the price of the room. The evening buffet price was a bit expensive but the a la carte menu was suitable and the staff were very attentive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Sunday brunch at Melt in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore, is pricey but worth the splurge. Fantastic international buffet with free flowing French champagne, South American wines, beer and cocktails. We particularly appreciated the outstanding service of Hooi Nat Meng, who was so attentive, and able to provide expert advice on all aspects of the food and beverages. She... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Celebrated my baby first birthday w family(11 adults 2 child) on 17th August lunch buffet.. Total enjoyment of quality food and service.. Special thanks to waitress Wai Meng who was friendly n helpful.. Took pic n prepared it for us before we left the place.. Price on the high side but highly recommended..

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Always a good time. The wait staff is top notch, not a single bad egg, ever. Amazing seafood and the craft beer selection rotates very often. They nailed the atmosphere and the kitchen is completely visible. Serious quality here.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We came to the weekday Melt international buffet for my birthday in August 2014, and my three friends and I were all extremely impressed with the service we received. We were the first ones to show up, and they were happy to show us through all the selections available. We were helped primarily by Santosh Kumar, the resident Indian chef,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Brought my bestie here for her birthday celebration. While cracking my brain for buffet, melt the world came into my first choice. And here, we came! Food spread again did not disappoint my guests and I. Oysters are replaced fast enough and fresh. Staff never failed to remind us to watch our steps while walking towards our seats. Clearing of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

They genuinely have chefs from every corner of the world cooking up whatever you ask for at breakfast and dinner. The world's finest buffet

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