When we think of going to some place romantic, most people would suggest fine-dining restaurants. And it’s not exactly a surprise since fine-dining restaurants are known to offer the best service, along with a romantic ambience.
However, many would also agree that the portions of the courses can be rather small and may not actually keep you full. In fact, a lot of people tend to get additional supper after celebrating a special occasion at the restaurant.
Instead of forking out extra money, consider going to a buffet dinner. You’ve got lots of options, and you can take as much food as you would like, which becomes value-for-money. We understand that not every buffet restaurant would be able to provide the same kind of ambience as a fine-dining restaurant, so we’ve gone ahead to put together a list of romantic buffet dinner restaurants in Singapore so that you can plan for your next date night!
If you’re a huge fan of Japanese food, you should definitely check out Mitsuba’s premium all-you-can-eat a la carte Japanese buffet. That’s right, you get to have unlimited thick slices of sashimi that are bound to make your tummy extra satisfied.
They’ve got more than 150 Japanese dishes to choose from, from sashimi, to sushi, to even donburi bowls, so take your time as you savour every dish.
Nestled within Clarke Quay, Mitsuba is a great place to head to for a romantic date. Choose to sit by the floor-to-ceiling windows so that you get a nice view of Clarke Quay and the Singapore river, or opt for the booths that offer a cosy and romantic buffet dinner experience.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: Standard: S$51.90++ per pax | Buffet Plus: S$76.90++ per pax (inclusive of unlimited house beer and sake)
2. Shin Minori
Shin Minori is another romantic buffet dinner place you can consider if you’re looking to have Japanese food for your date night. Here, you get a wide selection of more than 220 Japanese dishes, including fresh sashimi, sushi, appetisers, steamed dishes, Teppanyaki dishes, deep-fried dishes, grilled dishes, rice and noodle dishes, mini hot pots, and more.
In the mood for some tipples? Simply top up an additional S$15++ for free flow Asahi beer! Other than beer, Shin Minori also offers an extensive selection of sake and shochu.
This romantic buffet restaurant is cosy with dim lighting, making it the perfect space for you to have intimate conversations with your partner.
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-15/16, UE Square, Singapore 239917 | 88 East Coast Road, #02-08, Katong Square, Singapore 423371
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.15pm to 10.15pm (Mon – Sat) | 12.15pm to 2.45pm and 6.15pm to 10.15pm (Sun)
Price: S$58.90++ per adult | S$48.90++ per child | Top up S$15++ for either free flow Sakoshi Bay Oysters or free flow Asahi beer per pax
3. Ellenborough Market Cafe
Ellenborough Market Cafe is a romantic buffet restaurant that offers Peranakan classics as well as popular international flavours made with fresh ingredients and time-honoured recipes. The huge dining space is beautifully designed in light tones with Peranakan elements, making it the perfect backdrop for couple photos.
Immerse yourself in the dreamy ambience as you indulge in authentic Nyonya dishes like Ayam Buah Keluak and Ngoh Hiang. Don’t forget to also check out the spread of fresh seafood that they have available!
End the meal off with the restaurant’s signature Durian Pengat dessert. It’s made so smooth and creamy that you’ll probably head back for seconds, or even thirds!
Address: 20 Merchant Road, Hotel Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore 058281
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun) | Weekend High Tea Buffet: 3.30pm to 5.30pm (Sat, Sun, & PH)
Price: From S$48++ per adult | From S$24++ per child
4. Princess Terrace Authentic Penang Food
Travelling may be out of the question for many now given the current climate, even if it’s just to Malaysia, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some authentic Penang food.
Thanks to Princess Terrace Authentic Penang Food, you can bring your partner on a culinary journey and delight yourselves in a mouth-watering spread of Penang delicacies made with premium ingredients and traditional cooking methods.
Address: 403 Havelock Road, Copthorne King’s Hotel on Havelock, Singapore 169632
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: S$58++ per adult
5. Royal Palm @ Orchid Country Club Restaurant
Royal Palm @ Orchid Country Club Restaurant serves up a divine selection of international, local delights, Western, seafood, and Indian cuisines that will blow you away. It is also halal-certified, making it an inclusive restaurant that caters to many.
But here’s the best part: they are currently offering one-for-one promotions for both lunch and dinner!
Choose to dine indoors with air-conditioning, or sit by the poolside and have deep conversations with your loved one under the moonlight. This romantic buffet dinner is surely going to delight your partner.
Address: 1 Orchid Club Road, #01-21/22, Social Clubhouse, Orchid Country Club, Singapore 769162
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: From S$29.45++ per adult
Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than treating your seafood-lover partner to a romantic buffet dinner at this seafood haven. J65 boasts an array of fresh seafood such as oysters, Boston lobsters, prawns, mussels, and sashimi, as well as other highlights such as the Black Angus Prime Beef Rib and Whole Norwegian Salmon.
With a high ceiling, a vibrant mural wall, and tall windows overlooking the alfresco dining area, J65 offers the perfect date spot for couples to indulge in a hearty meal and take Instaworthy photos at.
Address: 1A Cuscaden Road, Level 1, JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La, Singapore 249716
Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: From S$88++ per adult | From S$44++ per child
7. Melt Cafe
Situated within Mandarin Oriental, Melt Cafe offers a sophisticated and romantic buffet dinner experience experience that lets you dine around the world without travelling. There are various stations available with delicious spreads, and since they offer many dishes, you’re going to be spoilt for choice.
Choose to dine al fresco surrounded by nature and savour some tender meat grilled on the barbecue grill, or dine indoors in the comfort of the air-conditioned dining hall.
No matter where you dine, it will still be romantic!
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797
Opening hours: 7.30am to 10.30am, 12pm to 2.30pm, and 6.30pm to 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: From S$62++ per adult | From S$30++ per child
For a unique dining experience, consider paying Peppermint a visit. Formerly known as AquaMarine, the restaurant has gone through a rebranding to offer diners the chance to dine in nature’s paradise surrounded by lush greenery.
Staying true to their mission, Peppermint serves a wide variety of Asian and International farm-to-table cuisines as well as plant-based options. They even use locally and sustainably sourced ingredients to make the dishes!
Once you’re done with your romantic buffet dinner, take a leisure stroll around their outdoor terrace where you get to explore the herbs, edible flowers, and vegetables that they’ve cultivated.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10pm (Mon – Fri) | 12pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 10pm (Sat & Sun)
Price: From S$65++ per adult | From S$32.50++ per child
Conveniently located in the heart of Singapore, Makan@Jen is the ideal place to head to for a romantic buffet dinner after a long day of work, or a vigorous shopping session with your sweetheart.
The dining area is decked with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to admire the city lights regardless of whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors. The restaurant is designed to be cosy and intimate for both couples and families to indulge in a decadent meal.
Unlike other buffet restaurants on the list, Makan@Jen offers two different types of buffet, a semi-buffet for those with smaller appetites, and a normal buffet like the signature Seafood & Friends Buffet Dinner which allows you to select savour dishes such as Boston Lobster with Sambal Cream and Cheese, and Flaming Torch Half Shell Scallop with Mozzarella Sauce.
With so much variety, Makan@Jen is certainly a top contender especially since it takes into account those who like variety but don’t have that big of an appetite.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Level 10, JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 7am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: Semi Buffet: From S$17.90++ per person | Buffet: From S$48++ per person
10. The Landmark Restaurant
Commonly used as a venue for weddings, The Landmark Restaurant could be described as a place where love begins.
The dining hall is fitted with exquisite décor and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and with the theme of white and gold, The Landmark Restaurant is truly making itself out to be a restaurant fit for royalty.
Here, you can delight your tastebuds in an array of cuisines from around the world. Some of the dishes you can look forward to are the Grilled Prawns, Margarita Pizza, Beef Rendang, Cajun Baked Fish with Pineapple Salsa, Singapore Chilli Crab with Fried Mantou, as well as an assortment of French cakes and local favourites.
Plus, they currently offer a one-for-one promotion. Don’t wait any longer and pamper your loved one with a romantic buffet dinner at The Landmark Restaurant today!
Address: 390 Victoria Street, #05-01, Village Hotel Bugis, Singapore 188061
Opening hours: 12pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: From S$40++ per person