Food Review: Melt – The World Cafe | One of the best buffets at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The Place There are numerous hotel buffets in Singapore and TheRantingPanda happens to be a sucker for such buffets, all thanks to the usual wide variety of options and the lush ambience. Unfortunately, quality is often compromised by quantity in such buffets, but I couldn’t say the same for Melt – The World Cafe.

Located on level 4 of the newly furbished Oriental Hotel, Melt is easily one of the best hotel buffets around in Singapore due to the wide variety of cuisine served in the buffet. It probably needs no further introduction since most Singaporeans are already aware of Melt but TheRantingPanda thought that it will be good to share my recent dining experience in Melt. To sum it up, the quality of the food is consistently good, especially the fresh seafood and sashimi. If you are someone like me who likes variety in a buffet, then a trip to Melt is a must.

The Food There are the usualy seafood such as lobsters and oysters, Thai selection such as green curry prawn and fishcake, Indian cuisine such as naan and mutton, Local delights such as wanton mee, Italian fare such as homemade pasta, Japanese corner offering the likes of sashimi and sushi and even a live outdoor barbeque station which offers our local satay, barbequed beef and german sausages, just to name a few.

The Salad and Smoked Salmon corner
Lobster, Prawns and Oysters
The Indian fare
Pasta station

The barbeque station is at the outdoor section of the restaurant.

Barbeque Sausages, Beef, Satay and Prawns
The Wanton Mee “stall”

Scallop and Prawns
Desserts wise, the choices is definitely sufficient enough for a sweet experience.

The ubiquitous chocolate fondue seems to be a trademark of every hotel buffet and it proves to be very popular indeed, especially among kids.

The Chocolate Praline Cake is a must try, as the chocolate is rich enough to make me feel satisfied.
Another must try is the Waffle, which can be complimented with the various Ice-cream flavours available in-house that day, such as chocolate, vanilla and mocha flavours. The Chocolate Praline Cake, Cheese Cake and Chocolate Tart – all worth trying for its consistently good standard.

Rants The hefty price for the buffet ($78++) is probably the only reason to put me off, but then again, I have to give credit to the quality of the food served and the fact that it is located in posh 5 star hotel in Singapore.

Will I return again? I am a strong advocate for quality food and I am sure I will be back for another melting experience again.

Reserve your table at Melt on now!

TheRantingPanda says:
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 5/5
Ambience: 5/5

Melt – The World Cafe
5 Raffles Avenue
4F Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Tel: +65 6885 3082

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