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.
Really good afternoon tea. everything are good experience. Like the service, environment , taste and experience. wish I can come back next time. good and good.
Service and food were excellent! So far, I haven’t found another hotel buffet better than Colony. Maybe the lights of the restaurant can be brighter; I feel too dim.
Huge variety of cold and hot seafood dishes. Food was fresh and topped up as fast as it ran. Service was friendly and helpful. Worth the money!
Excellent service from all the waiting staff. The reservation process online and over the phone was seamless as well. Staff were super proactive in fulfilling all our request to surprise our friend's birthday, and were tremendously attentive and sincere in serving us throughout our entire time in the restaurant. 10/10 experience!
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.
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.
Great ambient and spacious seating arrangement with some privacy. Variety of food has lots of selection. As for the fruits, the kiwi are unripe (very hard). Staffs are friendly and helpful. We had asked if there's complimentary parking and was told yes but after paying the bill, we were not given the complimentary parking then was informed that they have ran out of coupons. After a few followed up, we were informed that they only have for one vehicle and after much wait, they have for two. After 20 mins of waiting and following up, we were then given the number of coupons we need. This gave us kind of bad impression after the goid meal.
Damn good experience. Manly kinds of fresh juices provided, something not found in other hotel buffets. Desserts are fantastic, complete with specialities like lemon meringue tart and peanut yam ice cream wrap. Not too big a range of food That ends up in one not being able to stomache everything. Delicious salamis and cheese spread provided as well wherein the former is not quite a common view hotel-wide. Service is impeccable, shout out to the bespectacled waiter who constantly clears our plates and asks us if we would like more coffee even after 230pm. Really thumbs up to this best buffet establishment in singapore.