Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread – City Hall, Singapore

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore is one of the 14 restaurants available at the Fairmont Hotel. This Asian Market Cafe buffet spread offers pan-Asian Halal local fare menu for both dinner and lunch to diners. It is an alternative to the buffet at Cafe Swiss that offers an European menu. The lunch buffet was surprisingly amazing. In short, it was far better than I expected since I have more unpleasant experience in buffet than the better one. 

 

I kind of remember the space was previously occupied by the hotel Chinese restaurant. Asian Market Cafe didn’t have a high ceiling like most buffet restaurant of hotel hence, I find it some what cram. 

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - View of Interior

 

At all buffet, it is common to spot the poached seafood. At the minimum, prawns are always available. Likewise at the Lunch Buffet at Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore. There are mussels and scallops too.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Seafood

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Sushi

 

Other crowd favourite at buffet are the Sushi and Salmon Sashimi, both offered as part of the buffet spread.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Salad

 

If you need some Salad, a good variety of vegetables and adds-on are found at the Salad station.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Indian food

 

Indian food with a handful of curry choices, bread and rice were part of the spread. Among the items here, the must try are the Biryani and the Mutton curry. I would avoid the Nan and Roti.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Local Spread, Tau Pok

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Laksa

 

Over to the Local Spread, Tau Pok, Laksa, Chicken Rice are the offering. I quite like the Laksa.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Black Pepper Crab

 

One of the hot favourite was the Black Pepper Crab. Though I avoided as I find it too messy for lunch.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Steamed Garoupa

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Spring Roll

 

Other hot food included the Steamed Garoupa, Spring Roll, seasonal stir-fried vegetables and rice & noodles choices.

 

Medley of cakes and pastries were laid at a corner tempting the diners’ senses. 

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Dessert

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Ice Dessert

 

Iced Dessert, both the western and local style were available. Either have the Ice Kacang or the Ice Cream.

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - More Dessert

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Durian Pudding

 

My favourite dessert among the assortment is the Durian Pudding. I could forgo everything else for only this item. I was told the Bo Bo Cha Cha is equally good too. So for non-Durian fan, try this instead. 

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore, Delicious Buffet Lunch Spread - Fruits

 

Finally, end the meal with Fruits. Complimentary Coffee or Tea is offered as part of the buffet too.

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

I was surprise to find the spread at Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore to be delicious. Though the Indian Bread, both Nan and Roti weren’t up to expectation, the rest was better than expected. I would recommend this buffet at The Fairmont Hotel to readers of NAHMJ

 

 

 

Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore

80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560 
Tel: + 65 6339 7777 

Websitehttp://www.fairmont.com/singapore/dining/asianmarketcafe/

 

Opening Hours

 

Lunch:
Mondays – Fridays 1200 to 1430
Saturdays & Sundays  1200 to 1600

Dinner:
Sundays – Thursdays   1800 to 2200
Fridays – Saturdays  1800 to 2230

 

Getting There

 

By MRT:

  • East-West line, North South line – City Hall station
  • Circle line – Esplanade station

 

By Bus:

  • St Andrew Cathedral along North Bridge Road 61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174e
  • Opposite Peninsula Plaza along North Bridge Road 32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961
  • Capitol Building along Stamford Road 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 700, 700A, 857

 

Rating: 7.5/10

 

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