Restaurant Review: Sunday Lunch at The Westin Singapore


You’re looking for a fresh new Sunday spread away from the usual hunting ground. You’ve got the family with you – some want the alcy, others don’t drink. What’s more, you don’t want to bust your bank account. Where to go?

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The Sunday lunch at Westin Singapore ticks all your boxes. At $75++ for the massive lunch buffet, it’s a good deal. What’s more Seasonal Tastes, the restaurant, is cheerfully spacious, just perfect for a lazy Sunday. If you want free flow drinks, there are four levels of beverage options, including beers, wines or just the non-alcoholic stuff, starting from $15 – $48. We like this ‘modular’ concept of building up your own lunch package.

And indeed, the spread is very very generous  to say the least. Start off  oysters – freshly shucked or baked three ways, Kilpatrick, Rockefeller or Diane. The seafood section also has the required prawns, clams, crab and mussels, and the sashimi too.

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What differs at this spread is the butchery section where you select from various meats which are then cooked for you a la minute. Great for the carnivorous, there’s housemade sausages, rib eye and sirloin steaks, pork belly and even duck. There’s also the pasta station for a la minute pasta, a sandwich/burger counter where you can select and assemble your own. Spread before you are white and orange cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss cheese and brie cheese, house-smoked charcuterie, house-made barbecued beef brisket, salami beef, etc. For breads there’s ciabatta, sour dough, baguette. What’s your flavour?

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Worth taking note is the particularly impressive and creative range of cold dishes — many with Middle Eastern touches — which shouldn’t be missed. Unfortunately, the section is a little hidden from view, and many do miss it. But those who did try them almost unanimously said it was among the highlights of the buffet.

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The cheese section is also a necessary stop, with unusual cheeses and lots of accompaniments. Then the dessert section. The main acts here is a large range of pies and tarts, the ice cream counter, and the ‘infinite cake’ — a long, snaking cake that spans the dessert buffet. The flavour of the cake changes but is often perennial favourites like Chocolate Brownie with Hazelnut and Chantilly Cream or Cream Cake with Fresh Fruits.

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A note on drinks — if you don’t want free flow alcy, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label goes for S$88++.

Good to know: It’s a good family lunch because its wheelchair friendly, and spacious. Get a seat by the window which gives you a great view of the South China Sea (for now). There’s space for kids to stretch their legs, and the different beverage options make good financial sense. Car parking is free too on Sundays.

Tel: +65 6922 6968 Level 32 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2 Singapore 018961

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