Buffet Review: Novotel Clarke Quay Christmas at The Square, Singapore 179031

December 07, 2019

I am, unfortunately, not going to be around this Christmas and NYE to celebrate in Singapore because I'll be off to JAPAN to see and fall into snow for the first time ever in my life. Yes, I've never actually felt real powdery snow before nor seen it so it's time to make it happen before I turn into a senior citizen. HOWEVER, the good news is Christmas came early this time when Novotel Clarke Quay's The Square buffet restaurant invited us to sample their Christmas (and CNY) menus!


We had the entire buffet spread, including some fresh pasta cooked ala minute, for us to taste! Traditional festive fare such as the 24-hour roasted brine turkey, roasted beef striploin and roasted lamb leg were all up for grabs.


The Baked Gammon Ham with pineapple sauce was one of my favourites from the line up, by the way! Other meaty highlights include the Mediterranean Sea Bass on Papillote and roasted cumin and pepper infued pork ribs with mango. 


And of course what's Christmas without some delicious desserts? Just looking at this Torte cake was already enough to make me want to get to a snowy destination.


The Tiramisu was another hit with our table. Layers of coffee and cream, just wonderful!


I also really liked the Lemon Meringue cake with the cute toasted egg white puffs on top.


In case you're wondering, here's how the prices fare. For the whole of December except 24, 25 and 31st, it costs S$48++ for lunch, and S$68++ for the buffet dinner for adults.


 For Christmas and NYE Eve it will be an extra S$20++ surcharge, since it's a public holiday so spare some good thoughts for the staff! Anyway it is still very worth it for under $100 to get all that spread without the cooking and cleaning up! For large families and gatherings looking for a fuss-free way to celebrate, I can't think of any better place.


The Square Restaurant
7th floor, Novotel Clarke Quay, 177A River Valley Rd, Singapore 179031
Book a table on website or call +65 63383333

Side note: Novotel Clarke Quay has thoughtfully also prepared their Chinese New Year buffet spread for us to sample, including a giant table of YUSHENG. We were amazed when we got there! 


Everyone used super long chopsticks to create some mayhem.


We got a taste of their CNY spread like I mentioned. While it was impressive to get all these dishes out, remember that The Square is more known for their Western and international buffet spread so I wouldn't really go here for their Chinese cuisine as a top choice. BUT when every restaurant in Singapore is either closed or fully booked, remember that Novotel Clarke Quay is open every single day of the year, including CNY!


Here's the bunch I sat with, jolly folks and merry smiles! Always glad to sit with familiar (and new) faces :)


Thanks Novotel Clarke Quay for the invite to the festive feasts!

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