Food Exchange is a stylish restaurant nestled inside Novotel Singapore On Steven, just minutes away from one of Asia’s leading retail destinations, Orchard Road. Food Exchange is the place to be for a buffet that offers all the best flavours of Southeast Asia as well as some from India and Europe. Not just that, there’s a live cooking show where Singapore’s diners can witness their food being prepared fresh right in front of them by a team of talented chefs led by Janne Ollikainen. Whether for lunch or dinner, an advance reservation at Food Exchange on Steven Road is absolutely recommended.
The best thing about any buffet is you can fill up your plate again and again, but the best thing about the Food Exchange buffet is it offers some of the finest Southeast Asian flavours you’ll find in this part of Singapore. Specifically you can expect Thai, Singaporean and Vietnamese specialities, as well as Indian dishes and plenty of favourites from Western Europe. All of it is fresh, all of it is prepared with passion and, better yet, Food Exchange also offers a children menu, as well as gluten-free, salt-free and vegetarian menus. If that doesn’t make it a sound choice for any occasion then we don’t know what does.
In terms of location, as we say, you’ll find Food Exchange within Novotel Singapore On Steven, not far at all from Orchard Road, Chinatown, Little India and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Once you’ve arrived, enjoy your food by the pool, on the very stylish terrace or indoors among decor that’s contemporary and neutral. Singapore and Orchard aren’t short of great places to eat, but Food Exchange on Stevens Road is one that you certainly can’t afford to miss. Reserve a table now.
Very classy ambience though it felt a bit dark but food was overall quite okay. They even helped us to pack the complimentary birthday cake back home. Very hospitable staffs!
Really fantastic spread and value for money with the $68 nett for 2 promotion now. I was really impressed with the variety of food available.
Great food at the price point. Quality > quantity! Fresh seafood as well
Great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive.
I enjoyed my dining experience very, very much! The restaurant serves a decent spread of different types of cuisines, ranging from cold seafood to different types of Asian delectables. I particular liked the fresh cold crayfish and prawns, as well as the different protein meat options such as roasted beef, roast chicken, salmon etc. Desserts was sweetly alluring as well such as the brownie! Perhaps what made this simple food experience memorable is because of the attentive and kind gesture by two of the restaurants servers - one being a petite girl name Yi Fei(?) who ran after us upon seeing that our table is empty, just so we get to have the birthday cake for my partner. The other being the more senior staff, an Indian man (I’m sorry I didn’t get your name!) who gestured is to go back to our seats and continue eating and enjoying the experience. That is impeccable thought and service. Thank you!
Food and ambience is pretty good. But there are a lot of fillers (one huge pot of Jasmine Rice and Watercress soup took the space of 3 pots). Western had a individual huge pots of medley of Vegetables(brocolli), glazed carrot (boiled carrot), roasted pumpkin and boiled corn on cob. Some food ran out and took more than half hour to be replenished and some was just removed from the counter. Even the hot water dispenser ran out of water and wasn’t replenished. Recommended to come early and don’t come after 8pm as some item may not be as available.
Consisting of the western roast beef, the Chinese grilled chicken, pork ribs, Japanese sushi, Indian curries and local delights like Hokkien mee, fried rice and laksa, there is bound to be something for everyone. Not to mention that selection of cakes one can pick from to go with the much needed meal ending coffee.
There was a really good range of items for a buffet! I expected something atypical, but was surprised with less commonly seen items such as Indian food, foie gras, Hokkien mee (really good!), risotto & differently flavoured ice teas! Would definitely want to re-visit.
I like the spread there. Meats were good. Maybe a little grouse on seafood section there, I didn’t find the prawns particularly fresh, no oysters either. Desserts selection was decent & tasted fine. A good place to go when there’s promo. Layout of the tables were a little awkward though.
Food variety is quite alright, was expecting the grilled foie Gras and oyster but it’s only meant for festive period or weekend. Some of my favourite are the pork neck, pasta, snow crab, double boiled herbal chicken soup and sashimi. Would say for $68 for 2 really worth it. However I’m charged $69.90 instead. May I know why? It stated $68 nett