Best buffet dining promotions in Singapore

How to find the best 1-for-1 buffet dining promotions in Singapore.

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Going to fancy hotel buffets may be a perfect indulgence for a date night or a family gathering, but they can be expensive. Fortunately, most credit card providers in Singapore offer attractive 1-for-1 or discounted buffet deals at partner hotels and restaurants.

UOB Yolo Card

UOB Yolo Card

Get up to S$180 cashback when you apply and open an account online.

Offer ends 29 February 2020

UOB Yolo Card

  • Principal Annual Fee: S$0 annual fee for 1 year - S$192.60 thereafter.
  • Cashback Rate: 8%
  • Annual Interest Rate: 25.9%
  • Minimum Income (Singaporean & PR): S$30,000
  • Minimum Income (Non-Singaporean): S$40,000
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Compare credit cards with dining rewards

Name Product Reward Cashback Offer Annual Fee Min Income - Singaporean and PR
UOB Yolo Card
Wide range of discounts including at Bubble Tea Factory. Plus, complimentary travel insurance
Enjoy up to 8% cashback on dining, travel, shopping and entertainment. Plus, a further 3% cashback in selected categories
S$0 annual fee for 1 year - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Apply today and get up to S$230 in bonus cash credits. T&Cs apply.
Standard Chartered Unlimited Cashback Credit Card
Shopping, travel and lifestyle offers at over 3,000 outlets in Asia
Earn 1.5% cashback with no limit. Plus, there's no minimum spend
S$0 annual fee for 2 years - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Apply today via MyInfo and receive up to S$100 cashback. End 31 May 2020.
Citi Cash Back Card
Get up to 20.88% off fuel. Plus, travel offers in 95 countries
8% cash back on dining, groceries and petrol transactions
S$0 annual fee for 1 year - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Get a welcome gift of S$120 cash back when you spend S$1,200 in the first 3 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021.
HSBC Revolution Credit Card
Up to 5X Rewards points (2 miles per S$1 spent) on qualifying purchases
S$150 cashback when you make S$800 in qualifying transactions in the first month of your account. Ends 31 March 2020
S$0 annual fee for 2 years - S$160.50 thereafter
S$30,000
Get free Samsonite T5 68cm Spinner luggage worth S$560. Simply make S$800 in qualifying transactions in the first month of your account. Or choose $150 cashback. Ends 31 March 2020.
Citibank SMRT Card
Up to 5% savings on groceries, fast food, movies, and coffee. Plus, 3% savings on online shopping
Redeem S$10 cash back for shopping vouchers with every 10 SMRT$ earned
S$0 annual fee for 2 years - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Get a welcome gift of S$120 cash back when you spend S$1,200 in the first 3 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021.
HSBC Visa Platinum Credit Card
Earn 1 Reward point for every $1 on all spend.
Up to S$150 cash back when you spend
S$800 in your first month. Ends 31 March 2020

S$0 annual fee for 2 years - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Get free Samsonite T5 68cm Spinner luggage worth S$560. Simply make S$800 in qualifying transactions in the first month of your account. Or choose $150 cashback. Ends 31 March 2020.
Citi Rewards Credit Card
10X Rewards on certain shopping spend, including online purchases
Up to 20% cash back at selected merchants
S$0 annual fee for 1 year - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Get 30,000 Citi Thank You points when you spend S$3,000 in the first 3 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 March 2020.
Standard Chartered Spree Credit Card
Up to 20% savings on your fuel
Apply today via MyInfo and receive up to S$100 cashback. End 31 May 2020.
S$0 annual fee for 2 years - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Enjoy up to 3% cashback on all online spend in foreign currency and all vPost spend. Plus, up to 25% off on postal services and lots more.
Citi Prestige Card
Deals and discounts in more than 90 countries. Also, get six complimentary golf games across Asia
Up to 20% cashback at selected merchants
S$535 annual fee
S$120,000
Get a welcome gift of 62,500 Citi ThankYou Points (25,000 Miles) or Gadget Welcome Gift. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 March 2020.
Citi PremierMiles Card
Deals and discounts in 95 countries. Plus, 10% off on hotel bookings with Expedia
Up to 10% cash back at selected merchants
S$0 annual fee for 1 year - S$192.60 thereafter
S$30,000
Get 37,300 miles when you spend S$9,000 in the first 3 months. Annual fee applies. Ends 31 March 2020.

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Comprehensive list of 1-for-1 Buffet Promotions available

  • DBS/POSB: Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard 1-for-1 buffet lunch
  • DBS/POSB: Element, Amara Hotel 1-for-1 buffet dinner
  • UOB: Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard 1-for-1 buffet lunch
  • OCBC: Cocobolo, Park Hotel Clarke Quay 1-for-1 BBQ buffet
  • OCBC: Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Orchard 1-for-1 buffet lunch/dinner
  • HSBC: One Farrer Hotel – Escape Restaurant & Lounge 1-for-1 Afternoon Tea/Supper
  • HSBC: Park Hotel Clarke Quay – Porta 1-for-1 3-course set menu
  • HSBC: Racines 1-for-1 Main Course
  • HSBC: Sofitel Singapore City Centre – 1864 1-for-1 High Tea stand worth $88++
  • Maybank: Song of India 1-for-1 buffet lunch (Mon to Fri)
  • Maybank: Atrium, Holiday Inn 1-for-1 buffet lunch/dinner
  • Standard Chartered: The Courtyard, Fullerton Hotel Up to 50% off
  • Standard Chartered: Town Restaurant, Fullerton Hotel Up to 50% off weekday buffet lunch

How do buffet dining promotions work?

The offers usually vary from bank to bank or card to card, so you should check ahead with your bank if the promotion is available and if any terms and conditions apply. Some examples of terms and conditions include:

  • Validity period.
    Some offers are only valid on specific days of the week, or at a specific time of the day. Some promotions might also exclude public holidays or eve of public holiday.
  • Reservations.
    Some restaurants impose limited seatings per day for the promotion, so you may be required to book your buffet in advance.
  • Limited menu.
    Certain offers may not include the full menu, so be sure to check beforehand.

Buffet dining promotions for DBS/POSB

DBS is the largest bank in Singapore and since POSB bank operates as part of DBS bank, cardholders from either bank can usually enjoy the same credit/debit card deals. Here are the ongoing dining deals you can get with your DBS/POSB cards in Singapore:

RestaurantPromotionExpiry date
Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard1-for-1 buffet lunch30 December 2020
Element, Amara Hotel1-for-1 buffet dinner31 December 2020

Buffet dining promotions for UOB

UOB used to have an extensive variety of 1-for-1 buffet promotions. For April 2020, the following dining promotions are available in Singapore when using your UOB card:

RestaurantPromotionExpiry date
Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard1-for-1 buffet lunch30 April 2020

Buffet dining promotions for OCBC

Like UOB, OCBC bank used to offer a lot more buffet deals. At the moment, here are the dining deals you can get with your OCBC cards:

RestaurantPromotionExpiry date
Cocobolo, Park Hotel Clarke Quay1-for-1 BBQ buffet$72++ (Fri & Sat)31 March 2020
Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Orchard1-for-1 buffet lunch$65++31 March 2020
Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Orchard1-for-1 buffet dinner$70++31 March 2020

Buffet dining promotions for HSBC

On top of the dining promotions listed on their website, HSBC main credit cardholders can also enrol into the HSBC x The Entertainer programme for free, which offers Buy One Get One Free and 25% off on the total bill promotions across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bali, London and UAE.

Here are the 1-for-1 buffet promotions you can indulge in with your HSBC cards in Singapore:

RestaurantPromotionExpiry date
One Farrer Hotel – Escape Restaurant & Lounge1-for-1 Afternoon Tea31 March 2020
One Farrer Hotel – Escape Restaurant & Lounge1-for-1 Supper30 June 2020
Park Hotel Clarke Quay – Porta1-for-1 3-course set menu31 March 2020
Racines1-for-1 Main Course30 December 2020
Sofitel Singapore City Centre – 18641-for-1 High Tea stand worth $88++31 December 2020

Buffet dining promotions for Maybank

Are you a Maybank cardholder? If so, you may take advantage of the following dining treats with your Maybank cards in Singapore:

RestaurantPromotionExpiry date
Song of India1-for-1 buffet lunch (Mon to Fri)S$60++31 December 2020
Atrium, Holiday Inn1-for-1 buffet lunchS$58++ (Mon to Fri)31 December 2020
Atrium, Holiday Inn1-for-1 buffet dinnerS$90++ (Sun to Thu)
S$100++ (Fri to Sat)
31 December 2020

Buffet dining promotions for Standard Chartered

The dining deals offered by Standard Chartered cards work similarly to American Express’. You get the maximum discount of 50% off your dining bill if you dine as a pair. For larger groups, you’ll still be able to enjoy discounted rates in the following structure: 33% (3 pax), 25% (4 pax), 15% (1 pax, or 5 to 8 pax).

Take a look at these attractive buffet discounts that Standard Chartered cardholders are entitled to:

RestaurantPromotionPrice per person after discountExpiry date
The Courtyard, Fullerton HotelUp to 50% off Indian curry buffetS$45++30 April 2020
The Courtyard, Fullerton HotelUp to 50% off afternoon tea buffetS$49++ (Monto Fri)
S$55++ (Sat & Sun)
30 April 2020
The Courtyard, Fullerton HotelUp to 50% off chocolate buffetS$45++ (Fri & Sat)30 April 2020
Town Restaurant, Fullerton HotelUp to 50% off weekday buffet lunchS$57++30 Arpil 2020
Town Restaurant, Fullerton HotelUp to 50% off buffet dinnerS$59++30 April 2020

Buffet dining promotions for American Express

Unlike the other credit card providers, American Express only offer a variety of decent dining benefits through its Love Dining privileges. To gain access to Amex’s exclusive dining programme, you need to sign up for the Amex Platinum Card, which charges a hefty annual fee. In order to get the highest tier discount of 50%, you need to dine with only one other person. Otherwise, your discount only ranges from 15% to 35%.

RestaurantPromotion
Atrium, Holiday Inn50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person
The Kitchen Table, W Singapore50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person
Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissotel Merchant Court50% off for 2 persons, 33% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 10% for 1 person
Cafe Swiss, Swissotel Merchant Court50% off for 2 persons, 33% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 10% for 1 person
Element, Amara Singapore50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person
Marriott Cafe, Marriott Tang Plaza50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person
Escape, One Farrer Hotel50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person
Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person
Asian Market Cafe, Fairmont50% off for 2 persons, 33% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 10% for 1 person

Frequently asked questions about buffet dining promotions

How can I redeem my buffet dining promotions

Most participating restaurants will apply the discounted rate on your bill as long as you pay with the credit card offering the dining deal. However, certain promotions may come with various terms and conditions such as advanced bookings and specific redemption days. So to avoid any disappointments, make sure to check with the restaurant beforehand.

Is there a minimum spent required?

For dining deals that offer a percentage off your total bill, you’re usually required to meet hit a certain minimum spend or order a specific item on the menu (eg. one ala carte main course).

Can I use redeem other discount coupons alongside the buffet dining deal

No, buffet dining promotions are generally not valid with other promotions, discounts, member privileges or vouchers.

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