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Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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Marina Bay
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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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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 Service

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... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Singapore
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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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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98 reviews 98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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102 helpful votes 102 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A group of 10 went for a buffet on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was quieter than expected but good for us. The staff were very attentive and very subtle with their service. There was such a variety of food which was all out of this world. The sea food was fantastic. The curries from India and Thailand were also... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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88 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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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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Staying in Marina Bay

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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.