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Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square | Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797, Singapore (Downtown Core)
+65 6885 3500
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Ranked #66 of 7,129 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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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Big buffet. Superb range of food, including vegetarian. Great sushi. Good coffee. Huge desert bar - too many choices.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We always have gathering in buffet hotel restaurant every 6 months and this is one of our best. We went there during my pregnancy, I cant eat raw food but the choice was spreadable. Very satisfied. As today, the price during lunch hour is about $100 per person. Please call them to make appointment.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We recently stayed at the Mandarin Oriental, and for four days had Breakfast at Melt. The selection of food in that restaurant is so extensive, you could go for weeks and not have the same thing twice. There are two rooms, with about four different stations with different foods, both Asian and European. The staff were super friendly and on... More

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Wollongong, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Breakfast,lunch or dinner the buffets here are just amazing.The food is so diverse and always plenty to choose from. the kids just love the waffle and pancake bar at breakfast and orders are always plentiful. From the egg chef, to the juice bar it lacks nothing and if it does the staff are always helpful in getting that rectified as... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Melt-The World Cafe is one of the best buffet restaurant in town! We went there for our dinner and they required credit card information for reservation. Choices of buffet spread include a BBQ section, sushi & sashimi, pastries and dessert, Indian vegetarian, bryani & tandoori corner, roast wagyu beef, laksa, etc. We especially like the BBQ section, which is located... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We came here for weekday lunch buffet. It is expensive buffet but, worth spending. Five star quality food and service. Best international buffet we had so far in Singapore. Nice and clean seating arrangement, nice distance between tables so, you have your privacy. Easy reservation process. Staff introdeces to all buffet stations if you are a first time visitor. Friendly,... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was staying at the Mandarin Oriental for a work conference and had buffet breakfast and lunches included in our package. Food was fresh, beautifully displayed and staff were friendly and attentive. The pastries and dessert section was amazing at both breakfast and lunch. Really enjoyable. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

During our last stay we ate breakfast at Melt. It is one of the things I will miss most from Singapore. Master chef Lincoln Lim and his staff laid out an amazing spread each and every morning. Excellent selection of top quality dishes. The service was superb. The staff remembered our favorite beverage order (two cappuccinos) and suggested new fresh... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was my first time to Melt and the reviews suggested we should be in for a treat, consistently picked as one of the top 5 western buffet venues in Singapore. Now I see why, the location was nice, the service was great and the choice of food superb. For me the fresh fish and dessert choices were the best,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Have dined here multiple times. Definitely one of the best buffets in Singapore. Spread of food is fantastic, especially with the outdoor BBQ grill on weekends. The seafood and japanese sections are winners. Overall, albeit pricey, this is definitely a top 3 buffet.

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