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Lunch Buffet at Westin Hotel Singapore - REVIEW

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Labels: |

As you know, I seldom do reviews of restaurants/ outside eateries - I usually feel a tad guilty  for trying to compose a shot while my fellow diners are looking on a little hungrily.  Apart from that, well I guess you can call it 'vanity' - most of the time lighting in restaurants is not the most conducive to food photography (natural light is still the best for me).  However, this time I was awarded with natural light galore as Seasonal Tastes (buffet lunch restaurant) at the Westin is filled with natural light and we were lucky enough to get a table right next to the expansive floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the Singapore Straits.

In terms of the buffet spread, I have to say that we did get what we paid for.  Please note that the lunch buffet on Saturdays only costs SGD35++ which offers markedly less choice in dishes.  Well, we ended up going to the seafood counter a lot, I have to say that the prawns were very fresh and I probably overdosed on the prawns.  Sushi selection was moderate, with the obligatory sake (salmon), California roll and some other types of temaki.

As for the cooked foods section, nothing worth mentioning apart from me thinking that the roasted salmon was a little under cooked.  There's the usual fried rice and noodles with a smattering of 'typical' Asian and Western dishes like curried prawns, baked potatoes, tandoori lamb.

Finally, on to the dessert - there was a large selection of Nyonya kuih (local sweet cakes) but I was disappointed that there were no 'goreng pisang' (fried banana fritters).  By the time we moved on to dessert, I could hardly stuff much more in but I managed to finish up 1 scoop of the tiramisu gelato which was really delicious (and creamy!).  

All in all, the buffet spread was rather limited and the cooked dishes were not notable in terms of flavours.  However, seafood was fresh (only prawns, mussels and scallops), has a great ocean view (although I was not really into looking at ships/ tankers/ vessels while eating - personal biasedness) while service was definitely good.

If you prefer buffets with lavish spreads, you will be better off going for their champagne brunch on Sundays (SGD175++).  The nearest MRT stations are Raffles Place and Downtown.  However, if you are headed to Orchard for a spot of shopping after lunch, do opt for the Raffles Place station as you will not need to change lines.

Location: Westin Hotel 
               12 Marina View
               Asia Square Tower 2
               Singapore 018961


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