The Place Located in Conrad Centennial Singapore, I revisited Oscar’s recently for the first time since circuit breaker. As with other buffets I had like Colony, the new norm is that we are still not allowed to head to the buffet line to grab our food. Instead, scan the QR code at the table for the full menu and inform the staff of your selections before it is served to your table
The Food For the Sunday Brunch buffet, it is priced at S$98++ per person inclusive of Coffee and Teas. If you are in for a boozy Sunday brunch, at S$158++ per person, it is inclusive of Champagne, Sparkling Rosé, G&T, Wines, Beers and Soft Drinks.
In terms of variety, there are more than 60 dishes on the menu and it is quite a varied selection.I started with the cold dishes like the freshly shucked Oysters and Sashimi platter. The best dishes to test the freshness of a buffet spread starts from these two dishes and the ones I had were fresh.
There is also a selection of some of Oscar’s signatures like the Laksa, Prawn Noodle Soup and Rojak. I had the laksa, a rich coconut rich broth.
From the sharing plates, I highly recommend the Truffle Porcini Eggs Benedict and the Bacon Charcoal Waffle and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The fried chicken with waffle is very good! Other sharing dishes on the menu include the likes of French Toast and 5 Spice Soft Shell Crab Bao Burger.
Western delights are also aplenty. The Roasted Striploin I had comes with pink peppercorn jus, and the beef is tender and flavourful. There are also options like pasta, meatballs and duck confit if you fancy.
Moving on to local flavours, I had the Spicy Chilli Crabmeat served with fried mantou, and the Smoked Barbecue Unagi with sous vide egg though the latter is more Japanese inspired than a local flavour.
There is also a small selection of the Sunday Charcoal Barbecue where you can get the Grilled Lobster with Bearnaise.
Buffet is all about visual presentation and one good element from Oscar’s is the Chef’s Carving Trolley for the cheese moments, and its Signature Salmon Wellington.
Skip the flavours of India though. It was my least favourite section of the menu after trying the Butter Chicken with Naan and the Mutter Paneer with Garlic Butter Naan. The flavours fell flat overall and the Naan is not buttery enough.
For desserts, there are various cake selections like Royal Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch, Raspberry Cheesecake and Creme Brûlée. Otherwise, just go for something simple like ice cream and a fruit platter.
Rants The Indian dishes can definitely be much better, as with most other buffet restaurants post circuit breaker, the array of dishes on the buffet line are less than before.
Will I Return Again? Oscar’s is one buffet restaurant which has survived the test of time. The menu evolves periodically to keep the buffet highlights refreshed, and the quality of the dishes are generally quite good.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
S$98++ per person inclusive of Coffee and Teas.
S$128++ per person inclusive of Sparkling Rosé, G&T, Wines, Beers and Soft Drinks.
S$158++ per person inclusive of Champagne, Sparkling Rosé, G&T, Wines, Beers and Soft Drinks.
2 Temasek Boulevard
Tel: +65 6432 7481
Sunday Brunch: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter