The name Ritz-Carlton has a reputation for luxury and evokes certain expectations. Here in Singapore’s Downtown Core at Marina Bay, the prestigious Raffles Avenue hotel certainly doesn’t disappoint – and that goes for its resident restaurants as well. Colony’s name alludes to the late-18th-century era of global exploration and colonial expansion by the British and other European powers, voyaging to the East Indies for trade and commerce. Appropriately, Colony is adorned with ornate gold-leaf detailing, vintage maps and postcards that evoke nostalgia for a bygone time. Diners can watch as chefs masterfully create dishes at seven open concept kitchens. Go on a multi-sensory journey through Singapore’s rich culinary history, from Asian, Indian and Western delicacies to desserts, seafood and grilled dishes that encapsulate the flavours of the nation’s rich, complex past.
Eating out in Singapore is always a treat, and right at the top end of the dining scene in the city is the Downtown Core, where the classiest hotels and restaurants are to be found. One of the very best places to stay – and to pick up a meal – is the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on Raffles Avenue, where they boast several restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion and the internationally renowned and orientated Colony. Colony offers a buffet set menu with seven stations, from which one can peruse international delicacies from all around the world. Getting there
Colony is located inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, between Raffles Boulevard and Raffles Avenue. The nearest MRT station is Promenade, a three minute walk away up Temasek Boulevard. Bask in the convivial atmosphere at Colony with family and friends, and savour the best of Singapore’s heritage cuisines at seven conservatory kitchens showcasing live culinary wizardry. Firm favourites among Singaporeans are the Colony laksa served with homemade lobster balls, and Alaskan King Crab satay. Finish with freshly prepared crêpe suzette or visit The Bakery and grab Colony’s beloved Upper Crust dessert, a cookie crust and muffin base welded together and bound to delight. As you can see below, the Colony boasts an impressive selection, so reserve your tables and take a trip to the Ritz-Carlton Singapore overlooking the spectacular Marina Bay for an unforgettable, premium buffet dining experience.A quick guide to what’s on the menu at Colony’s seven live cooking stations
– The Ice Bar offers a variety of crustaceans on ice, salads, cold cuts and cheeses.
– The Grill & Rotisserie offers a selection of succulent Western and Asian meats
– The Steam Basket serves Asian noodles, soups and other steamed delights.
– The Wok provides local wok-fried delicacies.
– The Tandoor serves Indian meats, seafood and breads cooked in a traditional tandoor oven.
– The Fruit Stall provides an assortment of whole fruits and fresh pressed fruit juices.
– The Patisserie offers a decadent selection of sweet treats, pastries and local desserts.
Impeccable service and great food overall but the mantous again are not crispy and kind of dry. Freshly made cheese naans are perfect however those that are left out for some time does not taste as good. Hopefully there can be a live station for naans in the future. All in all, delicious food and awesome ambience.
Best buffet. Great quality seafood and lovely setting! Best was the seafood oysters and crabs:)
The food from the christmas hi-tea is well thought through. The ambience and decoration even the music really gives a Christmas feel. Plus the service is excellent!
I give it a thumbs up. You can't find anything to complain. Everyone that works in Ritz-Calton is so nice, even the doorman who give valuable information of how to get to the MRT by the shortest walk. Great work.
Six star service at the Colony restaurant for Sunday brunch! This is certainly the best luxury Sunday brunch experience I have had in Singapore - including world class service from the fantastic Ritz-Carlton staff. If you want to spoil your family, friends and yourself to a true luxury dining experience you cannot miss Sunday brunch at Colony restaurant. It's a great place and a great way to celebrate special occasions, and to indulge in culinary extravagance and refinement in a decidedly family friendly atmosphere. Highest quality level all the way and perfect service all around. We loved it!
Colony , true to its name has good ambience with thought given to little details. The structure with arches , with historic pictures of colonial times . In fact , i was ushered to a comfortable seating with pictures of old colonial Indian map , the glimpse of famous Taj Mahal and others.. Being a vegetarian , i can say that there was a widespread varieties of vegetarian options with multi cuisines. But in the Indian counter , i felt they can do much better . The dessert section also has a wide range with importance given to quality. The staff service is prompt and friendly. They added the service charge and the tax which is not mentioned earlier. Overall , its a relaxing and enjoyable experience which i want more in future.
Dining at Colony restaurant was a remarkable experience for the family. There were various live kitchens catering to different cuisines and the spread was almost unending and very high quality cooking. Our family loved the cold selections of Oysters, Alaska King crab which were very fresh. We also loved the grilled lobsters and chili crabs. Wish we had 2nd stomachs. Staff were also very quick to clear our plates and attentive to our needs. 👍
We had our Christmas dinner at The Colony. The spread of food is good overall but one wouldn't have room for most of them. We did not like the limited supply of baked lobsters though. Each time, there's less than 10 lobsters and with a crowd of people queuing for the lobsters, the supply dwindled very fast. And one will have to wait for the next batch of lobsters. Thankfully, the wait is less than 10 minutes. The ice-cream and sorbet are very lovely.
Great ambience and great service from the staff. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and they provided us with a small cake and candle and sang her a birthday song as well. :) Food wise, we were there for the oysters (which were good). The tomahawk steak was wonderful but the lamb chops which they grilled on the spot, was a little too fatty - they need to trim the fats a little more. Indian food in the selection was also very good, loved the lamb rogan josh, it just melts in your mouth. Not a huge selection in terms of dessert but we really didn't have space in our stomachs to do justice to the desserts. Hay ice cream really did taste grassy. I'd probably give it a miss the next time round.
Enjoyed the evening with my family at Colony. Dinner was lovely and their attentive service was excellent as always. Visited Colony many times for lunch and dinner; and am pleased that the food quality and service never fail to impress.