Last Updated: April 6, 2018
Don’t we all love receiving a good deal? And what could be better than dining for two at some of the finest dining places in town, but at the price of one? That’s what I call living The Good Life®!
Marriott Cafe is one of the restaurants offering the Dine for 2 promotion with Standard Chartered Cards, and for those who love to indulge in a wide selection of high quality treats, it’s the perfect place to stuff yourself full with good food.
Located at the Lobby Level of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, along Orchard Road, this restaurant serves up one of the freshest international buffets in town and is a highly popular choice among locals. With more than 50 specially-curated gastronomic delights, you will be spoilt for choice! From local delights to the freshest catch of the sea, to stations serving up pasta and noodles cooked a la minute, you can be assured you will leave the place feeling very satisfied and, of course, full!
I started off the lunch feast with cold cuts, freshly shucked oysters and huge poached prawns, paired with a healthy salad.
Did you know that Marriott Cafe offers one of the widest selection of greens, freshly chopped condiments, dressings, flavoured oils as well as premium toppings such as pine nuts and sundried tomatoes, so you are able to create the perfect salad to kickstart your buffet on a high note?
Of course, I couldn’t miss out on the thick cuts of sashimi. Freshly sliced, high quality tuna and salmon sashimi always hit the right spot when paired with a generous dose of wasabi. There are also assorted sushi available.
Meat lovers will definitely want to chow down on the premium meats selection at the carving station. As many will agree, there aren’t many things in life better than biting into a juicy slab of tender, perfectly-cooked steak. The Roast Australian Black Angus Beef Sirloin was meltingly-tender and well-seasoned. Take your pick from a selection of sauces such as Rosemary Jus, Barbeque, Mustard, Thyme Jus, etc to complement your meats.
The Crispy Pork Saddle is definitely a must-try dish. The crispy skin, together with the melt-in-your-mouth fatty layer and lean meat gives you an amazing spectrum of flavours and textures all within a bite.
And, if you are craving for more meats, you can head towards the Western station with highlights such as Seared Duck Breast with Caramelised Orange Sauce, Italian Beef Meatballs Braised Pork Cheeks, Dried Fruit Braised Lamb Shank, Veal Tongue and more!
My favourite from the meal was the Seafood Paella. Served with a heaping portion of prawns, mussels and assorted seafood, this was certainly a dish rich in flavour and I liked how the freshness of the seafood balanced well with the overall taste. Another must-try for all you seafood lovers out there!
Marriott Cafe is also home to an enticing showcase of familiar local favourites such as Laksa, Chicken Curry, Chilli Crab and more. Widely acclaimed as Singapore’s national dish, the Chilli Crab takes the cake with its plump, meaty crabs doused in a rich fusion of tangy and spicy-sweet gravy.
This crustacean dish is best enjoyed with deep-fried crispy golden mantou.
We also got a sneak taste preview of the Cotechino, a traditional Italian sausage dish that will be introduced to the menu soon. This classic dish features richly seasoned pork sausage, cooked at low heat for several hours, and served atop a bed of lentils. Did you know that this traditional dish combines two of Italy’s culinary symbols of good luck, the lentil and pig?
Of course, for those with a sweet tooth, the highlight of every meal would definitely be the desserts. Just look at the assortment of petite-sized sweet offerings on display!
You’ve got to try their Sticky Date Pudding for a sweet ending to the meal. Fluffy and not too sweet, this dessert pudding will certainly put a smile on your face! Here’s a tip: get a scoop of ice cream from the ice cream counter next to the pudding, and enjoy your Sticky Date Pudding a la mode!
With dishes that rotate every few days, you can be sure to get a new experience each time you dine at Marriott Cafe. And if you don’t see your favourites when you’re there, it just means a repeat visit is in order!
Expected Damage: From $59++ (lunch, adult), from $35++ (lunch, child) | From $45++ (high tea, adult), from $27++ (high tea, child) | More detailed pricing available on their website
Start living The Good Life® & enjoy exclusive 1-for-1 deals at Marriott Cafe and more, only with Standard Chartered Cards.
With Standard Chartered Cards, you can enjoy other exclusive dining offers too. Choose from a wide selection of restaurants and dishes, from buffets to main courses and high teas.
You can try the one-for-one main courses from Cali @ Changi and Cali @ Rochester, or plates of pasta at two for the price of one from Fumee by Habanos, Relish by Wild Rocket, and more. If you’d like something more luxurious, go for one of the buffets from Seiwaa Okonomiyaki and Teppanyaki, the kitchen table or any of the other restaurants.
If you don’t see your favourite restaurant on the list, don’t worry. With at least 16 different participating restaurants and a list that’s refreshed every two months, you’re bound to find a deal that interests you.
Want more than just dining offers? The Good Life® by Standard Chartered also gives you privileges, such as additional cashback from a wide variety of travel, retail and lifestyle partners.
Time to put that card to good use, and snag these great dining offers. Treat yourself, and your family and friends, to The Good Life®!
Don’t have a card? Apply for one here to start enjoying exclusive privileges!
*This article was brought to you in partnership with The Good Life® by Standard Chartered