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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:
|Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard||1-for-1 buffet lunch||30 December 2020|
|Element, Amara Hotel||1-for-1 buffet dinner||31 December 2020|
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:
|Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard||1-for-1 buffet lunch||30 April 2020|
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:
|Cocobolo, Park Hotel Clarke Quay||1-for-1 BBQ buffet||$72++ (Fri & Sat)||31 March 2020|
|Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Orchard||1-for-1 buffet lunch||$65++||31 March 2020|
|Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Orchard||1-for-1 buffet dinner||$70++||31 March 2020|
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:
|One Farrer Hotel – Escape Restaurant & Lounge||1-for-1 Afternoon Tea||31 March 2020|
|One Farrer Hotel – Escape Restaurant & Lounge||1-for-1 Supper||30 June 2020|
|Park Hotel Clarke Quay – Porta||1-for-1 3-course set menu||31 March 2020|
|Racines||1-for-1 Main Course||30 December 2020|
|Sofitel Singapore City Centre – 1864||1-for-1 High Tea stand worth $88++||31 December 2020|
Are you a Maybank cardholder? If so, you may take advantage of the following dining treats with your Maybank cards in Singapore:
|Song of India||1-for-1 buffet lunch (Mon to Fri)||S$60++||31 December 2020|
|Atrium, Holiday Inn||1-for-1 buffet lunch||S$58++ (Mon to Fri)||31 December 2020|
|Atrium, Holiday Inn||1-for-1 buffet dinner||S$90++ (Sun to Thu)|
S$100++ (Fri to Sat)
|31 December 2020|
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:
|Restaurant||Promotion||Price per person after discount||Expiry date|
|The Courtyard, Fullerton Hotel||Up to 50% off Indian curry buffet||S$45++||30 April 2020|
|The Courtyard, Fullerton Hotel||Up to 50% off afternoon tea buffet||S$49++ (Monto Fri)|
S$55++ (Sat & Sun)
|30 April 2020|
|The Courtyard, Fullerton Hotel||Up to 50% off chocolate buffet||S$45++ (Fri & Sat)||30 April 2020|
|Town Restaurant, Fullerton Hotel||Up to 50% off weekday buffet lunch||S$57++||30 Arpil 2020|
|Town Restaurant, Fullerton Hotel||Up to 50% off buffet dinner||S$59++||30 April 2020|
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%.
|Atrium, Holiday Inn||50% 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 Singapore||50% 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 Court||50% 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 Court||50% off for 2 persons, 33% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 10% for 1 person|
|Element, Amara Singapore||50% 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 Plaza||50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person|
|Escape, One Farrer Hotel||50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person|
|Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial||50% off for 2 persons, 35% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 15% for 1 person|
|Asian Market Cafe, Fairmont||50% off for 2 persons, 33% for 3 persons, 25% for 4 persons, 20% for 5-20 persons, 10% for 1 person|
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.