Simply Singapore Buffet At The Royal Garden Hotel Kensington

Posted on October 14th, 2007 in All-You-Can-Eat-Buffets by Stephanie

Every year at the beginning of October the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington has a Simply Singapore festival which gives visitors the chance to experience a Singaporian buffet in their restaurant The Park Terrace.  The restaurant is transformed into a Singaporean eatery reminiscent of Singapore’s famed Hawker Stall food markets and the food is prepared by some of Singapore’s leading chefs who are flown in especially for the event. 

This year the Simply Singapore buffet was held from the 5th October and ended today.  There were 3 different menus this year which rotated between the 10 days of the event and I was lucky enough to sample 2 of the menus having attended last Saturday 6th and tonight.  The menus included a lot of delicious traditional delicacies such as char kway teow, laksa, satay, chilli crab and mee siam as well as a variety of starters and desserts.  Below is an example of today’s and last Saturday’s menu:

Today’s menu:

Drunken Chicken
Shredded Duck and Lettuce Rolls
Sliced Pork with Garlic
Nonya Acar (Mixed Vegetable Pickles)
Pickled Tien Tsin Cabbage
Poached Prawns In Sweet Chilli Sauce
Fruit Rojak
Gado Gado
Soup Of The Day
Chicken Herbal Soup
Hot Entrees
Chilli Crab
Assam Fish
Chicken Briyani
Stir Fried Beef with Black Pepper
Braised Beancurd with Minced Pork
Steamed/ Pan Fried Carrot Cake
Sesame and Seafood Dumpling
Kong Bah with Steamed Bun
Seasonal Vegetables
Indian Mee Goreng
Live Station
Braised Duck with Yam Rice
Mee Siam
Ice Kacang
Fresh Fruits
Mango Pomelo and Sago
Peanut Pancake
Sweet Potato Fritter
Barley and Ginko Nut Soup (Hot)

Menu last Saturday:

Shredded Chicken with Peanut Sauce
Braised Duck
Fried Wanton with Sweet Sauce
Nonya Acar (Mixed Vegetable Pickles)
Pickled Tien Tsin Cabbage
Salad Prawns
Pork Ngoh Hiang
Tauhu Goreng
Soup of The Day
Hot and Sour Soup
Hot Entrees
Stir Fried Prawns with Dried Chilli
Fish with Onion Sambal
Chicken Curry
Braised Pork Knuckle
Oyster Omelette
Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf
Char Siew Soh
Seasonal Vegetables
Char Kway Teow
Beef and Chicken Satay with Condiments
Live Station
Roti Prata
Ice Kacang
Fresh Fruits
Sago Gula Melaka
Red Bean Pancake
Baked Tapioca
Or Ne (Teochew Yam Pudding)

As you can see, it is quite an extensive menu and takes its influence from Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan cuisines.  So if you missed it this year I would definately schedule it in your diary for next year!

Buffet Food

Satay, Char Kway Teow, Char Siew Soh, Glutinous Rice In Lotus Leaf, Oyster Omelette, Chilli Prawn and Plate Of Starters



Dessert - Ice Kacang, Sago Gula Melaka, Red Bean Pancake, Baked Tapioca, Yam Pudding, Fruit

Dessert – Ice Kacang, Sago Gula Melaka, Red Bean Pancake, Baked Tapioca, Yam Pudding, Fruit

Starters - Fruit Rojak, Prawn Crackers, Shredded Duck and Lettuce Rolls

More Starters – Fruit Rojak, Prawn Crackers, Shredded Duck and Lettuce Rolls

Mee Siam

Mee Siam

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Comment by Andreas
2007-10-15 02:56:55

yummy..yummy…look delicious la…how much per person? is there any seafood? is this a international buffet? i love buffet, wanna have a try also (if not too expensive la)

Comment by Louis
2007-10-15 13:21:27

Ah, singaporean food. I love how Singaporean food takes in so many different foods that are native to the sorrounding countries. Singapore is one of those overlooked gem of a places for great food.

Comment by Pet supplies
2007-10-17 00:19:49

Now i am hungry! Those food surely looks yummy! Do you have a link to their website? I would like to check out more of their offers.

Comment by My Forex Tools
2007-10-17 14:53:27

you mean the buffet onli only available on October every year then how about other months? or actually they wil provide diff buffet each month. how much per person?

Comment by Johnny Ong
2007-10-18 03:05:47

u must be missing those food a lot. do understand when u start to travel and miss such food.

Comment by Poster Maniac
2007-10-26 06:02:06

Wow..looking at those pictures makes my stomach yelling. The garnish is well done, i bet the taste goes the same. Well if the price is affordable i wouldn’t mind trying these out.

Comment by Anime
2007-10-30 17:37:08

grr u just make me hungry!! lol keep it up!

Comment by Eurolottery
2007-11-14 00:14:53

That looks sooo good! I always have the problem when going to resteraunts deciding on what to order when they have menus that long! In the end i sometimes resort to closing my eyes and bringing my finger down somewhere in the menu! LOL


2007-12-22 16:59:02

This looks so good , it might be worth the plane trip from the USA to check it out!
seriously, I enjoy reading your blog, and my desire to visit London and the UK has grown rampant! James

2007-12-22 17:07:35

The Simply Singapore buffet pics are enough to make your mouth water!
Yet another enticement to visit the UK !
Hopefully I’ll be able to soon! James

Comment by Gustav
2008-09-15 10:22:06

Hi, thanks for this great review and TIP , soon I will be traveling to London and since everything is quite expensive there I think such tips can make my trip more enjoyable and cheaper 😀


Comment by rajshree
2008-10-10 12:01:45

That is looking so good….

2008-11-27 11:04:15

awww singaporean food….I miss this! the menu and the photos looks really delicious. The Fruit Rojak appetizer is really yummy, I’ve tried this already. Sigh…I miss Singapore.

2009-01-27 07:22:38

Mouth watering!! 😉

2009-01-27 07:23:32

Mouth watering!!

Comment by Sylt Urlaub Gerd
2009-07-08 08:50:02

Since I am now and come to London, I have already discovered an interesting place. Thank you

Comment by grata
2009-07-28 22:24:00

looks like ukrainian traditional food

Comment by potato ricer
2009-08-19 02:23:49

I came across this link from google.. This looks amazing! I was just looking for a nice new buffet to try. I’m going to see if they are still doing this and will report back on this years if its on!

Comment by Garlic
2010-04-26 01:58:16

This is a delicacy I seldom can enjoy in China.

Comment by singapore
2010-07-28 10:11:36

I have been to Singapore. I love chicken rice in Singapore so much. Hopefully I will have a chance to visit SG again in the near future.

Comment by Coolblue
2010-10-12 18:54:13

Those all you can eat buffets are just not good for me! I’m getting hungry just looking at the pics!

Comment by Sylt
2010-11-16 12:01:57

My last visit to Singpore was 8 weeks ago. It was very nice.

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