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The Best 1-for-1 Buffet Dining Promotions in Singapore 2018

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Clara Lim

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I’m probably going to get into trouble with the Health Promotion Board for writing this, but I do love a good buffet. Not only are they deliciously overwhelming, they are also my go-to suggestions when dining with finicky people. No one has to take responsibility for anyone else’s experience – unless it’s damn jia lat, in which case everyone can complain and get the runs together.

The problem is, nice buffets are expensive unless you have a 1-for-1 or 50% off deal. Luckily, with the current spate of promotions in Singapore, you can get half-price hotel buffets with practically any card.

In compiling this list, I focused only on the biggest discounts, i.e. 1-for-1 buffet and 50% off food bill. There are plenty of smaller discounts but we ignored those because obviously everyone wants the most bang for your buck. The deals are sorted by expiry date, then by price.

Always check the terms and conditions first. Typically you have to call to reserve, quote your bank name to secure the discount (because it may be limited to X number of patrons a day) and pay using that card. Usually both credit or debit cards are accepted as long as it’s from the partner bank.

 

Contents

  1. DBS/POSB dining promotions 2018
  2. UOB dining promotions 2018
  3. OCBC dining promotions 2018
  4. HSBC dining promotions 2018
  5. Maybank dining promotions 2018
  6. Standard Chartered dining promotions 2018
  7. American Express dining promotions 2018

 

DBS/POSB dining promotions 2018

DBS/POSB is running a big dining promotion right now called It’s Dinner Time. Cardholders get a cool 50% off dinner buffets at various hotels until 30 April 2018. Plus there are several 1-for-1 buffet deals at the same time. There’s a lot to choose from and we’ll leave you to figure them out. Update: Promotion is now over, but watch this space for new ones!

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount) Expiry
Marriott Hotel – Lobby Lounge 50% off dinner buffet $36++ (Sun to Wed)

$40++ (Fri to Sat)

$54++ (Thu seafood buffet, booze included)

31 May 2018
Westin Hotel – Seasonal Tastes 1-for-1 dinner buffet $44++ 31 May 2018
Mandarin Orchard – Triple Three 1-for-1 lunch buffet $39++ (Mon to Sat)

$59++ (Sun)

31 Dec 2018
Hotel Grand Pacific – Sun’s Cafe 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $19++ (Mon to Fri)

$20++ (Sat to Sun)

Dinner: $22.5++ (Mon to Fri)

$23.5++ (Sat to Sun)

31 Dec 2018

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UOB dining promotions 2018

The second-best local bank card for dining promotions is UOB. UOB has a number of 1-for-1 buffet deals until 30 Jun 2018 and some are more affordable than the DBS ones. Plus if you’re not a fan of typical hotel international buffets, there’s the wagyu beef buffets at Shabu Tan and Gyuu+ which are exclusive to UOB.

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount) Expiry
One Farrer – Escape Restaurant 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $25++

Dinner: $32.50++ (Sun to Thu)

$34++ (Fri to Sat)

30 Jun 2018
Sheraton – The Dining Room 1-for-1 lunch buffet $26++ 30 Jun 2018
Hotel Jen Tanglin – J65 1-for-1 dinner (Mon) and high tea (Sat) buffet Dinner: $27.50++ (Mon)

High tea: $15.50++ (Sat)

30 Jun 2018
Marina Mandarin – Aquamarine (halal) 1-for-1 weekday lunch buffet $30++ 30 Jun 2018
Le Meridien Sentosa – Latest Recipe 1-for-1 dinner buffet $32.50++ (Fri to Sat only) 30 Jun 2018
Shabu Tan Japanese Hotpot 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Wagyu buffet: $34.95++

Kagoshima buffet: $49.95++

30 Jun 2018
Gyuu+ Yakiniku Grill 1-for-1 wagyu beef buffet $49++ (Mon to Thu)

$54++ (Fri to Sun)

30 Jun 2018
Hotel Grand Pacific – Sun’s Cafe 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $19++ (Mon to Fri)

$20++ (Sat to Sun)

Dinner: $22.5++ (Mon to Fri)

$23.5++ (Sat to Sun)

31 Dec 2018
Furama City Centre – Tiffany Restaurant 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $26.90++

Dinner: $32.90++

31 Dec 2018
Furama Riverfront – Kintamani (halal) 1-for-1 lunch buffet $30++ 31 Dec 2018
Furama Riverfront – The Square 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet $39++ 31 Dec 2018
Mandarin Orchard – Triple Three 1-for-1 lunch buffet $39++ (Mon to Sat)

$59++ (Sun)

9 Apr 2019

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OCBC dining promotions 2018

OCBC is a distant third but there are still some pretty decent options here. Of note are 50% off buffets at the Fairmont and Swissotel until 31 May 2018. Promos at these atas hotels are hard to come by because both hotels are usually exclusive to the Far Card (which I’ll cover at the bottom of the article in the Amex section).

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount) Expiry
Swissotel the Stamford – Cafe Swiss 50% off food bill Lunch: $26.50++ (Mon to Thu)

$29++ (Fri to Sun)

Dinner: $34++ (Thu to Sat)

31 May 2018
Fairmont – Asian Market Cafe (halal) 50% off food bill Lunch: $31.50++

Dinner: $36.50++ (Sun to Thu)

$37.50++ (Fri to Sat 6pm)

$34++ (Fri to Sat 8:30pm)

31 May 2018
Carlton Hotel – Cafe Mosaic 1-for-1 dinner buffet $44++ 30 Jun 2018
Furama City Centre – Tiffany Restaurant 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $26.90++

Dinner: $32.90++

31 Dec 2018
Holiday Inn Orchard – Window on the Park 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $32.50++ (Mon to Fri)

$35++ (Sat to Sun)

Dinner: $40++ (Mon to Fri)

$48++ (Sat to Sun)

28 Feb 2019

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HSBC dining promotions 2018

On to the foreign banks – HSBC has a decent number of 1-for-1 buffet deals under its belt. Some of these aren’t really very well-known for hotel buffets, but at such low prices I’m sure they’re worth a try.

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount) Expiry
Le Meridien Sentosa – Latest Recipe 1-for-1 dinner buffet $32.50++ (Fri to Sat only) 30 Jun 2018
Village Hotel Katong – Katong Kitchen (halal) 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $19++ (Mon to Sat)

Dinner: $24++ (Mon to Thu)

$29++ (Fri to Sun)

30 Dec 2018
Changi Village Hotel – Saltwater Cafe (halal) 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $19++

Dinner: $19.50++ (Mon to Thu)

$24++ (Fri to Sun)

31 Dec 2018
Shin Minori 1-for-1 lunch buffet $20.95++ 31 Dec 2018
Furama Riverfront – Kintamani (halal) 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet $30++ 31 Jan 2019
Furama Riverfront – The Square 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet $39++ 31 Jan 2019

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Maybank dining promotions 2018

Maybank is pretty new to the dining promotions game and lacks the muscle of their bigger competitors, but nonetheless they have gone aggressive with a big dining campaign. I’ve highlighted the most bang-for-buck 1-for-1 buffet deals below.

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount) Expiry
Marriott Hotel – Marriott Cafe 1-for-1 dinner buffet Dinner: $36++ (Sun to Wed)

$40++ (Fri to Sat)

$54++ (Thu seafood buffet, wine included)

31 May 2018
Holiday Inn Orchard – Window on the Park 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet Lunch: $32.50++ (Mon to Fri)

$35++ (Sat to Sun)

Dinner: $40++ (Mon to Fri)

$48++ (Sat to Sun)

30 Sep 2018
Park Hotel Clarke Quay – Cocobolo 1-for-1 BBQ buffet $34++ (Fri to Sat only) 30 Sep 2018

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Standard Chartered dining promotions 2018

StanChart has recently launched a big Dine For 2 campaign with a number of 1-for-1 dining deals at various participating restaurants. However, most of them are for main courses, so your bill can easily inflate once you add in drinks, dessert and what-not. I’ve highlighted only the buffet deals here.

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount) Expiry
Marriott Hotel – Marriott Cafe 1-for-1 lunch & high tea buffet Lunch: $29.50++ (Mon to Sat)

$39++ or $49++ with booze (Sun)

High tea: $22.50++ (Mon to Fri)

$24++ (Sat to Sun)

31 May 2018
Swissotel Merchant Court – Ellenborough Market 1-for-1 lunch buffet (Mon to Sat) $29.50++ 31 May 2018
W Sentosa – The Kitchen Table 1-for-1 lunch & dinner buffet (Sun to Thu) Lunch: $34++ (Mon to Fri)

Dinner: $34++ (Mon to Thu)

$44++ (Sun seafood buffet)

31 Aug 2018

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American Express dining promotions 2018

Amex dining programme Love Dining (which also includes Far Card membership) is famous among foodies as it gives you up to 50% off at atas restaurants and hotel buffets in Singapore. Unfortunately it’s limited to American Express Platinum cardholders. There’s a hefty annual fee attached to the card and you can only get it waived if you’re a really big spender. If you have the card, bring 1 friend to get the best deals at the following restaurants.

Restaurant Promotion Price per adult (after discount)
Four Seasons – One-Ninety Restaurant 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $21++ (semi-buffet, appetisers only)

$26++ (semi-buffet incl. main course)

Dinner: $32++ (semi-buffet)

Swissotel Merchant Court – Ellenborough Market 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $26++

Dinner: $31++ (Mon to Thu)

$34++ (Fri to Sun)

High tea: $21++ (Sat to Sun)

Swissotel – Cafe Swiss 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $26.50++ (Mon to Thu)

$29++ (Fri to Sun)

Dinner: $34++ (Thu to Sat)

St Regis – Brasserie Les Saveurs 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $27++ (semi-buffet)

Dinner: $36.50++ (semi-buffet)

Conrad Centennial – Oscar’s 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $29.50++ (Mon to Sat)

Dinner: $34.50++ (Sun to Thu)

$40++ (Fri to Sat)

Marriott Hotel – Marriott Cafe 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $29.50++ (Mon to Sat)

$39++ or $49++ with booze (Sun)

Dinner: $36++ (Sun to Wed)

$40++ (Fri to Sat)

$54++ (Thu seafood buffet, wine included)

High tea: $22.50++ (Mon to Fri)

$24++ (Sat to Sun)

Fairmont – Asian Market Cafe (halal) 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $31.50++

Dinner: $36.50++ (Sun to Thu) $37.50++ (Fri to Sat 6pm) $34++ (Fri to Sat 8:30pm)

W Sentosa – The Kitchen Table 50% off food bill for 2 people Lunch: $34++ (Mon to Fri)

Dinner: $34++ (Mon to Thu)

$44++ (Fri to Sun seafood buffet)

$64++ (Sun brunch buffet)

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And that’s it! You’re all set to eat your way around Singapore. Just don’t forget to bring the right credit card along.

 

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Clara Lim

I used to be MoneyDumb. I hung out at H&M every day and thought that a $50 lunch set was a good deal. These days, I spend my time researching the crap out of life and trying to maximise utility on micro-decisions. I'm not sure if that's an improvement.