Saturday, March 19, 2016

Buffet Lunch at Colony @Ritz Carlton

Met up with sistas for birthday celebration at the newly revamped Colony restaurant at the glitzy Ritz Carlton hotel. The new space had been transformed from its former greenhouse theme into contemporary British-colonial theme. It looks nothing short of fabulous.

The new buffet spread is designed around a Seven 'Live' Conservatory Kitchens theme.

1. The Ice Bar
2. The Grill & Rotisserie
3. The Steam Basket
4. The Wok
5. The Tandoor
6. The Fruit Stall
7. The Patisserie

Before we start digging in, a walkabout to check out the spread is a must. Let's take a look at what the 'seven kitchens' are about.

The Ice Bar
The freshest crustaceans on ice, salads, cold cuts and cheeses. It's an absolute feast for the eyes.

The Grill & Rotisserie
A selection of Western and Asian grilled delicacies. HK style roast meats, local Hainanese chicken rice & satay, western roasts carving station and grilled vegetables.

The Steam Basket
Asian noodles Live station, soups and assorted steamed dim sum delights. Check out their signature Laksa with homemade lobster balls.

The Wok
A myriad of local wok-fried dishes. Seafood, meats, veggies and carbo dishes to make the diner's job of decision making so much harder than it already is.

The Tandoor
Indian style meats, seafood and breads cooked in a traditional tandoor oven. All served in glistening traditional Indian copper ware.

The Fruit Stall
An assortment of whole fruits and fresh pressed fruit juices. The staffs here will help diners customize their own made-to-order juices.

The Patisserie
A decadent selection of sweet treats and a Live pancake station. Cakes, kuehs, custards/mousse, chocolates, ice cream and plenty of candies to spoil the diners.

My food choices, some are sharing portions for us all. 

I loved the super fresh seafood, sushi & sashimi, dim sum, HK roasts, noodle soup, nonya kuehs, pancakes and the ice cream. The cooked food from 'The Wok' station was kinda disappointing with over-seasoned salty dishes and also overcooked ones. My other gripe would be some of the overly sweet desserts (cakes & custard/mousse), they looked gorgeous but taste otherwise...

Lastly, we have a complimentary cake for the birthday girl. We took a lot of photos with it but eventually failed to finish it, of course.

It has been a while since I come across a buffet spread this good, excellent variety, generous use of premium ingredients, well executed and great tasting dishes. Despite some shortcomings with 'The Wok' and a couple of below expectation desserts, we were definitely impressed with the lunch buffet spread. The price was a reasonable $58++ per pax for all the good stuffs mentioned here, quite worthy of an occasional splurge.

Colony @The Ritz-Carlton
7 Raffles Avenue 
Singapore 039799

Tel: +(65) 64345288

6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
(last order at 10:15 a.m.) 

Monday to Saturday
12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Afternoon Tea
Monday to Saturday
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
(last order at 5:15 p.m.) 

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
(last order at 10:15 p.m.)

Vintage Champagne Brunch
12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
(Last order at 3:15 p.m.) 

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