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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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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
International buffet

Spread was great! Suits every taste! The entrée dishes have a wide selection from Western cuisine to Indian cuisine and local cuisine. The dessert counter offers excellent waffles with your own topping/sauce/ice cream and plenty of other pastries, tarts and cakes. Cheese board was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were staying in the hotel and was recommended to try the melt. First impression look good, large selection of hot and cold. Very good sushi selection and good choice of shell fish, though lobster was a bit chewy, obviously frozen. The real disappointment was the roast beef, the little sign advertised it as 'Prime rib' what they served was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Spread was great! Suits every taste! The entrée dishes have a wide selection from Western cuisine to Indian cuisine and local cuisine. The dessert counter offers excellent waffles with your own topping/sauce/ice cream and plenty of other pastries, tarts and cakes. Cheese board was great as is the fruit selection. This was my 1st visit and hoping to come again... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

~if we're celebrating, this is the place to be for a great spread and a sprawling buffet that beats the Line anytime ~not a great place to 2 to dine only just because the food is so good but too much to stop yourself from going overboard, so best to bring a group to slowly enjoy the meal ~the hostess... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A friend spoilt me by taking me as her guest for the Sunday Brunch,,,,,,Warning.....don't have breakfast ......The service by our deligated wait person, faultless, we never had a empty glass,,,Vive Cliquo Champers, Cocktails, select beers....all, included in the set cost. I am sure my friend ate the entire stock of oysters ,,,there was crab, crayfish, curries, salads , just to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Great hospitality with the Melt cafe, wonderful job. Excellent service from Anshul and Claire. Food was amazing and hardly to tried all. Too much variety to choose on. Amazing personal service from Emmanuel and Wai meng that serve me, my long waited oyster. My dirty plate was clear promptly, Claire was attentive to our needs. Homemade waffles was great. Same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This buffet had everything for anyone. Well worth going to on a Sat or Sun morning, but will require skipping lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

so many stations and basically, every food category is covered. Bright clean setting in a fantastic hotel. I really liked the nasi goreng station. The ham and bacon station were excellent too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One of my favourite buffet places in Singapore. I love buffets but I don't like the feel of the place being chaotic, crowded and unorganised. but with Melt, From the moment you step in at this restaurant, you will feel how cozy the place is. From the lights, furnitures and specially the food. There may not be as many variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Firstly , it is not cheap. it is a buffet , but what a buffet. The food selection is very extensive , my wife is a seafood lover , which is why we went. It is not possible to say what they had there , probably everything, but they also had a BBQ chef who did BBQ seafood , which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Top quality buffet. Great family destination. Food from around the world. Good service and tasty food. Expensive so only for special occasions.

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Additional Information about Melt ~ The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue | Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6338 0066
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Marina Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 120
Cuisine: Chinese, International

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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