Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Restaurant Week Lunch at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Singapore - 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Level 32) Reservation: 6922 6968

Visited on 22nd March 2014 (Sat). Restaurant week lunch buffet at $25++ per person = Total bill of $58.85 for 2 pax. (Their new price of Restaurant week lunch is $40++ per person now)

Normal Day Price: $42++ for Lunch Buffet daily, $62++ for Dinner Buffet daily except Fri dinner buffet is at $75++ with seafood.

The new Westin Singapore is a small but very modern beautiful hotel. 

You will find this antique lift button at level 1 arrival lobby!

Beautiful Hotel Arrival Lobby @Level 32!

Lobby Lounge
You can enjoy afternoon tea, drinks and evening sessions of live pianist entertainment here with breathtaking views of the city!

I love these lighted butterflies deco when walking up to Cook & Brew!

And Finally... Entrance to Seasonal Tastes!

Seasonal Tastes is a very big & spacious restaurant that offers a live interactive kitchen concept. They serve Asian to International cuisine buffet. As this place is very bright due to the floor-to-ceiling windows that show off panoramic views, it will make you feel very refreshed! Let me show you how big is this restaurant! :)

This is what you will see when you first enter the restaurant

This area are the front seats on the platform near the entrance of the restaurant

This was where we seated by the window! These are the seats after the platform area.

This area is behind our seat

And this area is beside the seats above

These are the next row of seats!

This is the last section of the restaurant. They have another last row of seats by the window behind this area too. So can you imagine how big is this place?

Left: Ice Lemon Tea, Right: Apple Ice Tea

Remember to add the syrup from the bottle to sweeten the ice tea otherwise it will taste very bland (See the Red arrow)

My Favourite Dessert Section!

Premium Gelato 
Premium Quality of Dark Chocolate, Avocado, Tiramisu, Apple Sorbet and Rasberry!

I love this cake! The cake was very soft and had a fragrant taste, the chocolate inside was light. Overall tasted great!

I like this mango mousse cake but the top layer of mango was a tad dry and the cake can be softer. Hope they can improve on this...

This looks good but i forgot to try! :(

This was the non-popular dessert. Hope they can have Tiramisu or Creme Brulee!!

Was too full to try this chocolate brownies...

This was very nice, tasted like there're coconut crumble inside!

This was a very nice, light strawberry cheese cake with cookie at the bottom!

This chocolate cake was average, quite rich...

Lemon Meringue Tart
 I would like to Highly Recommend this - BEST Lemon Meringue Tart that i had compared with other hotels! The tart was so nice! Very very crispy and the lemon was just right, not too sour not too sweet just nice! Full marks for this great mini dessert!

This lemon meringue in shooter glass not so nice.. Very sour...

The cream puff was average..

You can skip their mini pancake here. Very hard and tasteless....

The scallop here was very fresh & nice!

Japanese Section

Vegetable Veloute Soup
This was a nice creamy light soup 

Lotus Root with Chicken Soup
This soup was very nice but too salty.... Chef, please take note!

Yam Ring with Prawns
It was rare to see Yam Ring at international buffet that made me so delighted! And it tasted very crispy and delectable!!! Eat it while it's still warm, it doesn't taste nice when it's cold. Do not miss this great food if you see this!

Pan Seared Sea Bass 
I love to eat sea bass and i was delighted to see this in a lunch buffet. But i was a tad disappointed with the meat. It's not tender, quite tough.. Hope they can control the temperature better.

Non-photo items: They still have a small Indian counter and some other very normal food that i did not take any photos

Usually other buffet restaurants serve free flow or a cup of normal english breakfast tea. But here, they served you a whole pot of premium tea with many choices like English Breakfast Tea, Lemongrass & Ginger Tea, Jasmine Tea, Peppermint & Chamomile Tea etc.. I ordered Camomile tea and it comes with a small bottle of honey to make the taste of the tea nicer... You will feel like you're having a high tea.. So relax........ :-)    Note: Coffee/Tea only limited to 1 round.

Overall the service was average.  Plates were not cleared fast but still acceptable. Moderate food quality and the quality of the desserts were slightly better than the food.. 

After they increased the normal day lunch buffet price to $42++ which adds up to a total of around $50 per person, i feel that the price is not worth for the buffet here at all.. The food here was too simple till i don't even want to take the photos for most of the food.

Guests who dine in at Seasonal Tastes enjoy complimentary per entry parking for the following time:
  • Mondays to Fridays after 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays all day
I hope Seasonal Tastes will win by Quality if there're no variety...