Dining Review: Dinner at Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Keywords: Dinner - Sit down buffet - Halal - International - Ramadan

Month of visit: April 2021


Atrium Restaurant buffet at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.


Situated within Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Atrium Restaurant offers a good buffet spread for lunch and dinner . Prepared in Halal certified kitchens, Atrium Restaurant offers unlimited selections of international delicacies from the comfort of your table. During our visit, a special Ramadan menu was on offer. Dinner started from 5.30PM, with last orders at 9.00PM. On weekdays (Sunday to Thursday), an adult will need to pay $80++ while a child, $25++. On weekends, the adult are increases to $90++. Fortunately, a 50% discount is currently available, hence making the buffet affordable.

Atrium Restaurant and table set-up.


The restaurant was well lit, with plenty of ambient light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The table set-up was relatively simple with drinking water, dates and a hand washing bowl provided. It is highly recommended to make your reservations well in advance as this buffet restaurant is well sought after. While the photos may appear empty, the restaurant filled up completely closer to Iftar timing.

Sample order chit.


Ordering was made simple using physical order chits. Diners will only need to indicate the quantity of a certain food they would like and hand over the order chit to any of the service crew. Overall, our food came punctually and in a large metal trolley. One thing to note is that the oysters and crayfish were not free-flow. One adult was entitled to only 6 pieces of oysters and 1 crayfish.

Complimentary beverages served.


Unlike some restaurants which don't serve beverages during their buffet, this restaurant does. A selection of cold beverages like bandung and a local drink (water chestnut for our visit) and hot beverages like coffee and tea were served.

A modest spread of seafood-on-ice.


To start, a decent selection of fresh chilled seafood was available. Apart from the oysters and crayfish which were served only once, other items like prawns, mussels, scallops and sea whelks were unlimited.

Salmon Sashimi and shushi.


For Japanese starters, sliced salmon sashimi and sushi of the day were included in the menu. A variety of salads were also on offer, including a "make your own salad" option.

Satay and Gado-Gado.


Diners who love local appetisers will be heartened to learn that Satay and Gado-gado were available. We found them to be rather tasty too.

Local favourites.


A wide variety of local mains were on the menu, including Singapore Chilli crab, roasted chicken rice, prata with chicken curry and laksa. They were unable to provide crab claw cutters so it was difficult to thoroughly enjoy the crab meat.

Korean dishes were on the Ramadan menu.


During the month of Ramadan, a special Korean corner was set up and includes dishes like beef bulgogi, chicken stew, spicy squid, kimchi fried rice and pajeon. The pajeon, a Korean pancake was delicious.

Roasted lamb leg.


Western dishes were also available and include beef meatballs, chicken cacciatore, roasted vegetables and carving of the day which was a roasted lamb leg during our visit.

Assorted desserts available during dinner buffets.


To end the buffet, local desserts were served. This included durian pengat, Singapore's traditional ice creams in between bread or biscuits, chendol, ice kachang, carrot cake, local kuehs, local hot desserts and fruits. As every table ordered the desserts within a short time frame, the service was slow and they missed out on some of our orders.


Concluding remarks: For a modest price after deducting the 50% discount, the buffet spread was really good. The food was mostly tasty and service was prompt (apart for the dessert). This Ramadan menu is highly recommended.


Location:

Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Website:

https://singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/Atrium-Buffet-Restaurant

Price:

$80++ (Weekday dinner), $90++ (Weekend dinner), $25++ (Child dinner)

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