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Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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Marina Bay
Chinese, International
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5 Raffles Avenue | Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore
+65 6338 0066
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, 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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  • 96
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 7
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  • 9
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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
One of my favourites

Still one of my favourite buffet place. We were there for lunch. Have been going there for the last few years. Quality of food has been consistent. Spread of food is good. With Japanese, Thai, Indian, Western and Chinese. The Indian section is always a delight. Liked the grilled fish and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Montréal, Québec
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

In May 2015, we held our solemnisation (20 pax) in the garden just next to the dining room, then we invited an additional 30+ family and friends to join us right after for the buffet. We chose this unusual arrangement (vs the typical Chinese banquet setting) because we wanted something less formal and thought a buffet would please everyone. Restaurant... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Still one of my favourite buffet place. We were there for lunch. Have been going there for the last few years. Quality of food has been consistent. Spread of food is good. With Japanese, Thai, Indian, Western and Chinese. The Indian section is always a delight. Liked the grilled fish and the curry section. Towards the end of the meal,... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent. Had a dinner somewhere last month, with my friends. Aina was assigned to taking care of our table. We were seated and greeted. Buffet spread was good. BarberQ at outdoor area. However I notice half way through the dinner there was some drizzling via the route to the barberQ pit. They did provide umbrella for the diners... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent service and a wide variety of choises. Breakfast especially is very impressive. Could sit either outside or inside

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Montreal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I only had my breakfasts there, but I was impressed by the wide variety of food that you can get for breakfast. - Several dishes per world regions (US, Asia, etc.) - There is a cook for omelettes where you choose your ingredients - Dim sum items - Yougourt, cheese, cold meat cuts - Bread bar (croissants, bagel, etc) -... More 

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we eat twice at the Melt restaurant and both times we were happy and satisfied with the quality of the food (the children loved the dessert buffet) and the service is like always perfect.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Go hungry! Monster buffet from all countries. The American table had three types of sausage, two types of bacon and honey roasted ham, eggs as you like them inlets too. Want dim sum for breskfast, Malasyan, Indonesian or Japanese breakfasts no problem. Belgian Waffles or griddle cakes? How many and with 8 different toppings. An entire counter of tropical fruits... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The food was quite good but not outstanding. Nevertheless, my friends and I had a lovely time as the service was very attentive. The understated and elegant decor and the well spaced out tables also scored points with us. In fact, every hotel staff we met on the way greeted us, which added to our positive impression.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I don't understand why this place was included in the top 10 best buffets in singapore.. Their spread was nothing out of the ordinary..dessert choices are limited and not appetizing their presentation needs improvement... the only thing good here was the seafood stew with plenty of shrimps and mussels..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a wonderful start to our stay at the Mandarin Oriental. After an overnight flight, we came in with tired and hungry teen boys. They enjoyed trying the amazing variety and we were most impressed with the quality of service and food. Even though the restaurant was full, every station was replenished quickly, everything was at the proper temperature (often... 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: +65 6338 0066

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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