Words by Serene Chai, photos by ladyironchef.
It is no secret that Singaporeans love to eat. However, the delicious irony is that we complain whenever we are short-changed by food that is lacking in quality or quantity. Hence, many of us are making more informed choices when it comes to forking out that extra bit of dough to enjoy a sumptuous spread.
The best thing you can do for yourself on a slow and lazy Sunday afternoon, is to have a lovely brunch buffet at One-Ninety, Four Seasons Singapore.
In my opinion, there are various factors that contribute to my overall enjoyment at a buffet: Food quality, variety of food choices, dining ambience, and last but not least, good service.
As soon as we entered the restaurant in Four Seasons Singapore, several service staff greeted us warmly and showed us to our table. The attentiveness and promptness in service delivery at the restaurant are noteworthy too. I appreciate how the staff attended to our requests in a heartbeat, and appeared to enjoy their job as they were constantly wearing a smile on their face.
The dining ambience is perfect if you are looking for a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its earthly theme includes wooden flooring and dim lighting, which creates a cosy and relaxing atmosphere for families and couples alike. One-Ninety also has a very nice al fresco area where you can enjoy brunch at peace.
We kick started our meal with a glass of freshly squeezed juice. As silly as this might come across, I was really impressed with their watermelon juice. Without a doubt, it was the most delicious glass of watermelon juice I have ever had – fresh and natural no less.
One-Ninety used to serve champagne brunch on Sunday, but they have since changed the concept. Instead of paying a fixed price, they have introduced a semi-buffet where you pay according to the main course that you order. Prices range from $88++ for the brioche French toast, to $98++ for the braised veal cheek, and $118++ for the wood-roasted lobster and prawn.
The buffet spread is still the same. Before ordering the main course, you can enjoy a scrumptious spread at the antipasto section, the salad bar, seafood counter, Japanese counter, cold cut section, pasta station, Chinese BBQ station, dim sum station, and dessert buffet.
If you are a fan of cured meat, olives, and salads, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the antipasto section. I particularly enjoyed the red pepper stuffed with feta cheese and several of their seafood salads.
We also had fun tasting dishes like peking duck, green mussels, king scallops, sushi, and sashimi. After repeating the process for two rounds, it was finally time for desserts.
From the beginning, we could not wait to get our hands on the desserts when we checked out the desserts bar. Thus, when it was time to end our meal on a sweet note, we showed no mercy! I would recommend the mini fruit tarts, crème brulee, and passionfruit panna cotta, which I particularly savoured until the very last bite.
Cheese lovers will not be disappointed as the buffet offers an extensive variety of cheeses, which you can pair with crackers, apricots, grapes or walnuts.
All in all, the Sunday brunch at One-Ninety was a delectable and enjoyable brunch experience for me with yummy treats paired with good company.
190 Orchard Boulevard
GF Four Seasons Hotel
Tel: +65 6734 1110
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat Hi Tea Buffet: 2pm – 5pm
Sun Brunch: 11.30am – 1.30pm, 2pm – 4 pm
Note: This was an invited media tasting.
For more recommendations, read my list of best buffets in Singapore