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“Excellent service, but limited food during festive period”

Melt Cafe at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Ranked #63 of 11,073 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $111
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Marina Bay
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.
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Read about all the positive reviews on the spread, ambience etc.
Went there on the 15th Dec, and they included festive items, such as log cake and roast turkey.

Quality of the food was excellent. The outdoor BBQ counter also produced very tasty meats, sausages and satay. Food was also replenished very quickly. The chocolate fondue and ice-cream waffle was also excellent, and so are the cold seafood, namely the prawns, scallops and lobster.
The service was also excellent, plates cleared quickly, water refilled. As we were celebrating my day's birthday, the staff also did a small birthday cake, candles and all. Well done!
Overall, the atmosphere and ambience was pleasant and cosy, unlike some other buffet places such as MBS's Todai which is more rowdy and noisy.

Did not see many items which was mentioned both here and by friends. Some of the must-haves, such as crab, and oysters, were missing. Sashimi was very limited, also looked forward to more cooked seafood items such as salmon etc but did not see much. the desserts were also quite limited, contrary to what was mentioned. Hunted high and low for macarons, mousse etc.

At $98++, not worth for the "limited" spread at all.

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Thank Choon87
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

I had dined here before but this time I am reviewing about its christmas takeaway for a lunch party. Even though the spread was not extensive, I am appreciative very satisfied with the friendly service of the butlers and chefs.
for more details and pictures : http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2012/12/mandarin-oriental-merry-christmas-lunch.html
highlights include : Boneless Honey Baked Ham with heavy pineapple sauce & Dijon mustard, roasted turkey, macarons and the delicious logcakes.

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Thank dairy_cream
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Reserved a table for 2 on my birthday. Impressed with the staffs. Attentive and they address me by my name when asking if I enjoy the food etc. Seafood and appetizer section was superb. Indian and chinese not much to look forward. Wide range of dessert. drinks not included. You can ask for wine or juice with a cost. I had white wine, about SGD20 per glass. Not too expensive, considering the place.Good atmosphere, the crowd there was not too rowdy. Food was replenished very fast. Ended the dinner with a complimentary cake. Price was SGD72++ not including the drinks.

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Thank Jerbaby
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Melt has everything a great restaurant should have. The service is outstanding, everyone knows your name after a day if you are staying at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. There is a wide selection of food for all nationalities and those that like to try new and exciting foods.

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Thank Geralyn B
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I've been here thrice in the past 4 months.

The service is top notch but the food is not fantastic.

The salad station is great, and there's a large selection of desserts including home made icecream, chocolate fondue, local Ice Kachang, cakes, pastries and more.

The main draw for many people is the seafood counter but as I am not a seafood lover thus I'm not impressed with it.

My boyfriend loves the sashimi and said it's really fresh. The BBQ counter outside offers BBQ meats and seafood but the taste is just normal. Lots of fillers in the buffet including pasta, rice which were bland.

The strange and very annoying thing about their pricing is that they consider Thursday as a "weekend". All other restaurants charge weekend prices for Friday, Saturday & Sunday but Melt charges us weekend prices for a weekday! Considering each person is around SGD80++ for a weekday dinner (but weekend price), I won't come here if I have the choice.

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