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Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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Marina Bay
International
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5 Raffles Avenue | Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore
+65 6338 0066
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Relaxed Sunday Brunch

My mum and I visited Melt for Sunday brunch. The staff were friendly,welcoming and unobtrusively attentive... There was an extensive buffet spread and we were absolutely spoilt for choice...This is definitely a must visit for buffet lovers :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Dhilshara M
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Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My mum and I visited Melt for Sunday brunch. The staff were friendly,welcoming and unobtrusively attentive... There was an extensive buffet spread and we were absolutely spoilt for choice...This is definitely a must visit for buffet lovers :)

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Camberwell, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We love this restaurant having stayed at this Hotel for many years on our frequent visits to Singapore. All staff greet us as we arrive for our breakfast/dinner as members of "the family" the majority of staff are long term employees and this helps with service.We find the food wonderful and so varied from seafood through to sushi etc. Magnificent... More 

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Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Chose this venue based on mostly positive reviews. The entrance into the restaurant was promising: the soaring heights of the foyer of the Mandarin Oriental provide a suitably impressive beginning. The venue is vast - multiple counters spread over the seating area, each serving a take on different cuisines. Available were Indian, Chinese, Singapore "hawker" favourites, Japanese with the ubiquitous... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Service perfect. Food variety is very good. Food quality just good. Premises average. Worth it if you are staying at the hotel.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I'm not particularly a fan of buffets but this is different. I had breakfast at Melt and it was delicious. They had plenty of choices and everything seemed to be really nicely presented (no packaging, everything was on some sort of a plate). There was Malay, Indian, Chinese, Local and International choices. The honey glazed ham was particularly the best... More 

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Padua, Italy
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1,002 reviews 1,002 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
583 helpful votes 583 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is great for breakfast or lunch especially because of what it offers on the buffet . The seafood and japanese selection is exceptionally good. Its a classy buffet , its not cheap so they have good things on offer , beautiful presentation and classy service . Everything about this space is well done , the decor, the table... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food was exceptional and service provided outstanding. This venue is now our benchmark for any future venues we will be utilising.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ate breakfast twice during my stay and, even though it was a buffet, the staff made extra efforts to serve me. Then on the 2nd day, they remembered my name and the server from the previous morning came by to wish me good morning - once again by name. I also ate at the dinner buffet - which was featuring... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

After service charge and GST, each person cost nearly SGD$100. It is international buffet, so will have different types of food. Western, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, India, BBQ and etc... The seafood is fresh but all cold dishes... The service not bad if the walk near you. If they are far away even they saw you calling them they will also... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great seafood selection. Really good salmon sashimi, awesome desserts both variety wise as well as preparation wise. Even otherwise the food variety is great. Service is really good. Extremely attentive and prompt service. Highly recommended..

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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: +65 6338 0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Neighborhood Profile
Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighborhood in the traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions all geared towards pure entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.