Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Valentine's Day Seafood Dinner Buffet at Makan@Jen (277 Orchard Road, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, #10-01) Reservation: 6708 8899

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New Prices (Updated on 19 May 2016)

Weekday Semi-Buffet Lunch (12pm to 2.30pm) 
   Priced from SGD 12.90++ onwards

Weekend and public holiday Singapore Roast Brunch (12.30pm to 3pm) 
   Priced at SGD 42++ 

Sunday to Thursday International Buffet Dinner (6.30pm to 10pm) 
   Priced at SGD 42++

Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays Seafood Buffet Dinner (6.30pm to 10pm) 
   Priced at SGD 65++

An a la carte menu will also be available from 6.30am to 11pm daily 

Visited on 14 Feb 2015 (Sat) - Valentine's Day! Makan@Jen is situated in the new 4-star hotel at prime location and was launched in Sep 2014. An all-day dining restaurant that offers both a la carte and buffet-style options with a variety of cooking stations, make-your-own salad options, local temptations and international treats.

The moment I stepped into Makan@Jen, I was like "Wow"... Cos there's only a few hotel restaurants in full glass window with some view in Singapore and this restaurant is so big and airy, it really gives people a very delightful impression upon arrival. 

Hotel Concierge

Look out for this small signboard to Makan@Jen!

And here it is - Entrance of Makan@Jen!

Photos below show full introduction of the ambience and seating area for the whole restaurant!

These are the front seats area near the food buffet

These are the front seats area by the window

These are the back sofa seats area by the window

These are the center sofa seats area beside the dessert counter

And finally these are the back seats near the bar counter and beautiful alfresco garden!

This is the beautiful alfresco garden just outside Makan@Jen! You can actually come out to enjoy breeze and relax before or after your meal ...

Really appreciate the effort of the team for their sweet artwork deco on every desk for VDay - Great I'm Yours! :-D

A small gift for every couple - Jellybean (Would prefer maybe a small heart shape photo frame, keychain or chocolate maybe?)

The coffee from this machine was really quite good!

A few selections from Dilmah Tea! 

Free flow of Iced Peach Tea, Iced Water and Iced Lemon Tea!

All these seafood will greet you first when you enter the restaurant!

Baked Lobster with cheese and mushroom! Delish!

Grilled Lobster!

Marinated Squid and Grilled Salmon! Their marinated squid was fantastic! The squid was Q and the marinated sauce was super yummy - Keep going back for more - Must try! The grilled salmon was decent, a tad tough..

Make your own Rojak!

Bread Counter


The roasted duck was quite nice except the meat was a tad tough...

Dim Sum

More Seafood Behind

I like the chilli crab sauce, thick with a tad spicy! They have mantou for you to dip the sauce too! Look-out for this, crab lovers!

Make your own salad

Dessert Counter

Desserts in chiller
I think it's good to have desserts placed in a chiller so that the desserts will remain chilled no matter we have it how long later!

Mini Swiss Roll

Surprisingly the tiramisu here was very good! The texture, cocoa powder and the sweetness were all just right with aromatic espresso taste!

Baked Cheese Cake

Lemon Tart

Pandan Creme Caramel
I'm a super Pandan lover and I was so happy to see there's a dessert with Pandan! My first time seeing creme caramel in pandan and it really complemented so well!! The creme caramel pudding was so smooth with the pandan fragrance in it made it even more delish! Definitely met my high expectations, really feel like having this all by myself! Hahaha! Must-try if you see this!

Kopi-O Tart (Coffee Tart)
Haha so funny to see this word kopi-o in a dessert. It really brings out the strong kopi-o taste that woke me up!

Apple Pound Cake
The apple pound cake was soft and quite nice!

Small chocolate fondue station.

8 flavours of Ice-Cream!

Overall Impression: The service here was very efficient, plates were cleared regularly, requests were attended promptly until around 8+pm, the service started to slack.. 

The variety of the food and dessert were not that much compared to other hotels, which is why the price is slightly lower too. I wouldn't say their seafood buffet was great but overall not bad! 

Desserts were fairly good too, but still need some creativity and improvements. Perhaps can have different types of dessert, not just mostly cakes, seemed a little boring. Maybe can have some in shooter glass, or more pudding or some creme brulee etc so that it can make the dessert counter look more appealing, not so dull ...

I was quite surprised the ambience here was quite quiet as the guests who dine here seemed to be very refined, probably there isn't any large group with loud laughter... The staff here were mostly very young and dressed casually and it made the whole place very relaxing to dine at. 

This is a place that you must go - Cosy, Comfy, Relax and Not Bad Food!


And here we go - Complimentary glass of champagne from Perrier Jouet for each diner at Baywatch @Jen on level 19 after the dinner buffet (Only on Vday)

Unwind with a glass of champagne in front of fantastic city view! 

Their Beverages menu
Very affordable price here! I'll be back here again! :)

I preferred Baywatch@Jen compared to Skypark@MBS as this place is not so crowded, more cosy and relax feel with some appropriate volume of music playing in the background. Poolside + Spectacular panoramic view of the city + Very Affordable Beverages - This is definitely a new Must-Go place to chill out with your love ones or friends!