Best 1-for-1 Hotel Buffet Dining Promotions in Singapore (Nov 2020)

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Nothing gets Singaporeans going like a hotel buffet, but they’re pretty expensive at full price. Thanks to competitive credit card promotions, though, you can get 1-for-1 hotel buffets with practically any card.

Always check the terms and conditions for credit card buffet promotions first. Typically you have to call to reserve, quote your bank name to secure the discount, 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 2020
  2. Citibank dining promotions 2020
  3. UOB dining promotions 2020
  4. OCBC dining promotions 2020
  5. HSBC dining promotions 2020
  6. Standard Chartered dining promotions 2020
  7. American Express dining promotions 2020
  8. Maybank dining promotions 2020
  9. Other ways to score 1-for-1 buffet deals

Disclaimer: We referred to published prices to compile this list, stating all the caveats (e.g. valid only on certain days, timings, etc) we could find.

However, we are human. Please give the hotel/restaurant a call to confirm the prices and validity before heading down — just in case we missed anything, or if any terms and conditions have been amended since the time of writing.

In addition, because of Covid-19, many hotels and restaurants have suspended their buffet lines until further notice. So always call them ahead of time to avoid a wasted trip.

 

DBS/POSB 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020

Restaurant Promotion Buffet price (before discount) Expiry
Coleman’s Cafe at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel  1-for-1 lunch buffet  $64++ (Sat and Sun) 30 Dec 2020
Coleman’s Cafe at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel  1-for-1 dinner buffet  $76++ (Sat and Sun) 30 Dec 2020
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  1-for-1 lunch buffet  $60++ (Mon to Fri) / $64++ (Sat and Sun) 30 Dec 2020
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  1-for-1 dinner buffet  $80++ (Mon to Thur), $88++ (Fri and Sat) 30 Dec 2020
Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore 1-for-1 Peranakan lunch buffet  $38++ (Mon to Thu), $40++ (Fri to Sun)  31 Dec 2020 
Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore 1-for-1 Peranakan dinner buffet  $45++ (Mon to Thu), $47++ (Fri to Sun)  31 Dec 2020 
Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore  1-for-lunch buffet  $88++ (Sat), $118++ (Sun)  30 Nov 2020
Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore  1-for-dinner buffet  $108++ (daily) 30 Nov 2020

As you can see, DBS/POSB has a generous selection of deals, however many of the restaurants have suspended their buffets for the moment. Call in to find out about the alternative arrangements and new prices.

Don’t have a DBS/POSB credit card? Find one here.

DBS logo
Online Promo
Online & Visa Contactless Spend
Cash Back on Online Spend & Visa Contactless
Up to 5%
Min. Spend
S$600
Cash Back Cap
S$60
Online Promo:
Get S$200 Cashback from DBS with no minimum spend when you apply for a Credit Card with the promo code "NOVFLASH"!
Valid until 26 Nov 2020

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Citibank 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020

Restaurant Promotion Buffet price (before discount) Expiry
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium 1-for-1 lunch buffet $60++ (Mon to Fri) / $64++ (Sat and Sun) 30 Dec 2020
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium 1-for-1 dinner buffet  $80++ (Mon to Thur), $88++ (Fri and Sat) 30 Dec 2020

Citibank has a dedicated microsite for credit card promotions, featuring their extensive list of dining deals. Cardholders will be glad to know that there are many dining deals, some of which are really quite impressive. Sadly, only two are 1-for-1 buffets.

You can sign up for a Citibank credit card here.

Citibank logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
Cashback on Dining, Groceries & Grab
Cash Back on Dining, Groceries & Petrol
8%
Cash Back Cap per category, per month
S$25
Min. Spend per month
S$888
Get a Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Earbuds (worth S$449) or $350 Cash via PayNow when you apply and spend on your card! 
Valid until 30 Nov 2020

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UOB 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020

Restaurant Promotion Buffet price (before discount) Expiry
Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore  1-for-lunch buffet  $88++ (Sat) and $118++ (Sun) in Nov,

$98++ (Sat) and $128++ (Sun) in Dec

31 April 2021

You can view all of UOB’s buffet promotions there. Although there aren’t much buffet promotions currently, there are some other 1-for-1 dining offers such as:

Don’t have a UOB credit card yet? Find one here.

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Rebate on Shopee, Dairy Farm Group, Grab, SP and more
Up to 10%
Rebate Cap per quarter
S$300
Min. Spend per month
S$2,000

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OCBC 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020

Restaurant Promotion Buffet price Expiry
Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore 1-for-1 Peranakan lunch buffet $38++ (Mon to Thu), $40++ (Fri to Sun) 30 Dec 2020
Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore 1-for-1 Peranakan dinner buffet $45++ (Mon to Thu), $47++ (Fri to Sun) 30 Dec 2020
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  1-for-1 lunch buffet  $60++ (Mon to Fri), $64++ (Sat and Sun) 31 Jan 2021
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  1-for-1 dinner buffet  $80++ (Mon to Fri), $88++ (Sat and Sun) 31 Jan 2021

There aren’t many 1-for-1 buffet promotions with OCBC, but noteworthy dining promotions include:

Don’t have an OCBC credit card? Find one through MoneySmart.

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High Spend on Dining
Cashback on Everyday Dining (Including Local, Overseas and Online Food Delivery)
6%
Cashback Cap per month
S$80
Min. Spend per month
S$800

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HSBC 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020

Restaurant Promotion Buffet price Expiry
Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre 1-for-1 buffet lunch $65++ (Mon to Thu),

$80++ (Fri to Sun)

28 Feb 2021
Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre 1-for-1 buffet dinner $78++ (Mon to Thu), $96++ (Fri to Sun) 28 Feb 2021

You can look for 1-for-1 buffet promotions on HSBC’s website with a “Hotel Dining” filter to narrow down your options, but most of these 1-for-1 deals are listed under “Entertainer with HSBC” instead.

Other 1-for-1 HSBC Entertainer hotel dining deals:

  • 1-for-1 item from main menu at Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 tapas or item from main menu at Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 item from main menu / afternoon tea set at Hari’s Lounge & Lobby Bar, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 Traditional English High Tea at Lobby Lounge, Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 main course at Poolside at Pan Pacific Singapore till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 main course at Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 main course at Shutters, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa  till Dec 30
  • 1-for-1 main course at Silk Road, Amara Singapore  till Dec 30

Other hotel dining promotions by HSBC:

Want an HSBC credit card? Apply for one here.

HSBC logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
Earn Points for Everyday Spending
Rewards
S$1= 10 Points
Rewards
S$1= 4 Miles
Min. Spend
S$0
Get $150 Zalora Store Credits with no minimum spend and an additional gift from HSBC when you get your card approved!
Valid until 30 Nov 2020

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Standard Chartered 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020

Good news if you have a Standard Chartered Visa Infinite credit card. The bank has a tie-up with the dining establishments of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore that offers up to 50% off a la carte dining and selected buffets. 

Participating dining establishments of both hotels include:

  • Town Restaurant (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)
  • The Courtyard (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)
  • Jade (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)
  • La Brasserie (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)
  • The Landing Point (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)
  • Lantern (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)

Want a Standard Chartered credit card? Sign up here.

Standard Chartered logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
Unlimited Cashback
Cash Back on eligible spend
Up to 1.5%
Min. Spend per month
S$0
Cash Back Cap
Unlimited
Get an $200 Cash via PayNow or $250 Zalora Store Credits when you apply and spend on your card.
Valid until 30 Nov 2020

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American Express — Love Dining programme’s buffet dining promotions 2020

Unlike its competitors, American Express doesn’t offer 1-for-1 buffets to anyone with a credit card. Instead, you need to sign up for the Amex Platinum Card in order to get decent buffet discounts.

The Platinum card lets you take part in Amex’s dining programme, Love Dining, which gives you up to 50% off at atas restaurants and hotel buffets in Singapore. To get the maximum 50% discount, you need to dine with one friend/date. Otherwise, your discount ranges from only 15% to 35%.

Participating dining establishments for hotel buffets include:

  • Oscar’s (Conrad Centennial Singapore) – temporarily unavailable
  • Asian Market Cafe (Fairmont Singapore)
  • Marriott Cafe (Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel)
  • The Kitchen Table (W Singapore – Sentosa Cove) – temporarily unavailable

Want the Amex Platinum Credit Card? You can apply here.

American Express logo
Online Promo
at participating Platinum EXTRA Partners
S$1.60 = 10 Points
on All Other Spend
S$1.60 = 2X Points
Rewards to Miles Conversion
1 Point = 0.55 Miles
Online Promo:
Get a Samsung 24" FHD Monitor, a j5create USB HD Webcam (worth S$318) and up to $120 in Vouchers from Amex when you apply and spend on your card!
Valid until 30 Nov 2020

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Maybank 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions 2020 

Restaurant Promotion Buffet price Expiry
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  1-for-1 lunch buffet  $60++ (Mon to Fri), $64++ (Sat and Sun) 31 Dec 2020
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  1-for-1 dinner buffet  $80++ (Mon to Fri), $88++ (Sat and Sun) 31 Dec 2020

Check the Maybank card privilege site for more updates.

Don’t have a Maybank credit card? Get one here.

Maybank logo
Online Promo
Cash Back on Groceries, Dining, Transport and Petrol in Singapore & Malaysia
Up to 8%
Cash Rebate on Shopping and Data communication & online TV streaming
Up to 8%
Cash Rebate Cap per month
S$80
Online Promo:
Get S$100 Cash Credit with Maybank Credit Cards and CreditAble!
Valid until 31 Dec 2020

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Is your favourite 1-for-1 buffet restaurant fully booked? Try The Entertainer, Eatigo, Chope & Fave

Aside from the promotional validity dates, many of these promotions are limited to a certain number of diners per day or promotional period. If for whatever reason you’re not able to get a seat, don’t panic — there are other dining apps to help you save on that buffet feast.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer is a paid subscription that focuses on 1-for-1 deals. As an added bonus, the partner merchants aren’t restricted to restaurants and cafes, so you can expect beauty, fashion and fitness deals as well. The subscription fee for Entertainer 2020 is now on sale at $79 (U.P. $95). It’s still kind of steep, but it also includes Cheers, its sister app for bars and pubs.

Eatigo

Eatigo is an online restaurant reservation service that offers discounts based on what time you dine. Check out the full list of hotel buffet deals at their website.

Chope

Like Eatigo, Chope reservation service that happens to also offer exclusive discounts for their users. Chope is currently having a year end sale, offering over 200 dining deals, a hundred 1-for-1s, and flash deals as low as $1. The full selection of restaurants and partners are available here: Chope Deals promotion page.

Fave

Fave may not have a dedicated 1-for-1 buffet section, but some restaurants offer up to 60% and up, which is an even better deal. Check out the current buffet promotions here.

 

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