Good news! Safe Management Measures for food and beverage establishments have recently been eased – and just in time for Ramadan, too. Last year’s fasting month may have been tough, but Muslims practising Ramadan can now enjoy iftar (breaking of fast) buffets again and eat to their heart’s content once the sun sets. After all, one of the yearly traditions most look forward to is to gather with beloved family and friends to share a meal together.
We’ve curated the best places for an iftar buffet in Singapore, along with iftar menus at Halal-certified SAFRA dining outlets. But with smaller capacity for all restaurants and cafes, be sure to make a booking before you head down. Ramadan Kareem!
Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts
Carousel’s beloved buffet line at Royal Plaza on Scotts is back from 12 April. The popular buffet counters – such as the signature seafood counter – will be brought back into the spotlight. Whet your appetite with a sumptuous selection of more than 10 types of seafood, including seasonal oysters, Maine lobsters and whole Atlantic salmon served with chives, sour cream and honey mustard. If that’s not enough, pick up some freshly made sushi from the Japanese counter (above). Then, head on to the rotisserie for slices of tender roast chicken straight from the carving board.
Fancy something more local? The Asian Kitchen whips up a feast by dishing out juicy roasts from the tandoori oven, alongside Carousel’s signature chicken rice, lobster mee soto and Singapore chilli crab with mantou. The kids are also in for a treat with the return of the ice cream counter. Some exciting flavours to look out for on the rotation menu include Thai milk tea, chendol and soya bandung.
The dinner buffet is priced at $78++ for adults and $46 ++ for kids on weekdays; $88++ for adults and $49++ for kids on weekends. For reservations, go to carouselbuffet.com.sg.
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant at Furama RiverFront Singapore
Treat your tastebuds to an adventure to Indonesia with Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant’s authentic Balinese fare at Furama RiverFront Singapore.
Tuck into hearty mains like the rendang daging sapi (beef simmered in thick coconut milk), gulai kambing (stewed mutton), ayam panggang sambal (baked chicken in sambal chilli sauce) complemented with sayur lodeh (stewed vegetables in coconut gravy) and sayur campur sos tiram (mixed vegetables in oyster sauce).
After which, cleanse your palate with popular desserts like pulut durian pengat (durian paste with glutinous rice), buah buah & kue kue (fresh cut fruits platter and traditional cake slices) and gula melaka jeli (gula melaka pudding).
The dinner buffet is priced at $33.80++. For reservations, go to furama.com/riverfront/dining/kintamani-indonesian-restaurant.
Situated in the heart of Arab Street, The Landmark’s iconic Buffet On Wheels is the perfect setup for an iftar buffet gathering. Treat yourself and your family to a wide array of international and local delights such as the beef rendang, ayam lemak chilli padi, chilli crab, black pepper prawns, sirloin beef steak and more.
What more, there’s also a prayer room in the vicinity for those hoping to perform their Maghrib prayer before or after iftar.
The dinner buffet is priced at $35++ for adults from Mondays to Thursdays; $40 ++ for adults from Fridays to Sundays, public holidays and eve of public holidays; $15++ for children from 3-7 years old. For reservations, go to landmark.com.sg/reservation.
Peppermint at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay
Health conscious diners, this one’s for you! Peppermint at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay – formerly known as AquaMarine – offers healthful farm-to-table cuisine in the form of a new all-you-can-eat concept. Savour a wide variety of wholesome Asian and International favourites, freshly prepared at the open display kitchen and served to your table.
There’s also a focus on conscious eating, so grab your forks and indulge in plant-based options made from sustainably and locally-sourced ingredients.
The dinner buffet is priced at $88++ for adults and $44++ for children; there are offers for UOB, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank and Bank of China (BOC) cardholders. For reservations, go to panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay/dining/peppermint.html.
Hilton Singapore’s back with its popular iftar buffet pop-up restaurant for Ramadan this year. The buffet will be served to the table (in unlimited servings) and will feature more than 30 timeless as well as seasonal favourites on the hotel’s rooftop dining location on level 24. Start your iftar with dates, assorted nonya kueh, rojak and popiah before indulging in timeless home-cooked dishes like the spiced beef rendang and ayam masak merah. Don’t forget to save some space in your stomach for the dessert platter, which includes the famous Hilton cheesecake, ondeh ondeh, kueh lapis, marble cake and more.
And if you’re planning a staycation, the hotel’s unique Staycation, Iftar Buffet and Sahur Set starts from $256 per night – and you can use your $100 SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV).
The dinner buffet is priced at $74++ from Sundays to Thursdays and $80++ from Fridays to Saturdays; children aged between 5 to 12 years old enjoy 50 per cent off. For reservations, go to hiltonsingaporerestaurants.com/offers.
Eatzi Gourmet Steakhouse and Bistro at SAFRA Yishun
Are you a proud carnivore? Check out Eatzi Gourmet Steakhouse and Bistro, the Halal-certified sibling restaurant of Jack’s Place. Devour the restaurant’s signatures: juicy wagyu ribeye steak ($51.80 for 250g) or wagyu striploin steak ($48.89 for 250g) served with a choice of house special brown sauce, black pepper sauce or mushroom sauce alongside seasonal vegetables and salad or the signature baked potato.
Value meals and a la carte available. SAFRA members get 10% off the total bill. Go to www.safra.sg/promotions/eatzi-gourmet-steakhouse-bistro for more information.
Rasa Istimewa at SAFRA Jurong
If you love seafood, barbecue, satay and steamboat, Rasa Istimewa at SAFRA Jurong might be the place to have your cravings sorted. Fans of spicy food will also love the “Mala Hotpot”, the newest addition to Rasa Istimewa’s wide selection of all-time favourite Asian dishes, which include dishes like chilli crab, black pepper crab, curry fish head, hotplate seafood tofu, kangkong belacan, signature BBQ seafood and otah otah.
Set menus and a la carte available; SAFRA members get 10% off the subtotal bill. Go to safra.sg/
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