Pay any amount you wish at Carousel's 10th anniversary buffet lunch

PHOTO: Carousel

SINGAPORE - Royal Plaza on Scott's award-winning buffet restaurant Carousel is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday Feb 18, by offering a 'pay-as-you-wish buffet lunch' for 200 diners, worth $76 per person.

According to a press release on Friday (Feb 3), it is the first time that a buffet restaurant in Singapore is giving guests the opportunity to decide how much their meal is worth and pay any amount they deem fit.

Carousel was awarded the AsiaOne People's Choice Award for Best Buffet Restaurant seven years in a row.

All profits from the event will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF), which supports more than 13,000 children and youths a year in providing them with monthly school pocket money.

The lunch will take place from 12pm to 1.30pm, on a first-come-first-served basis. Diners will also be expected to share tables.

The celebration will be topped off with a 10kg cake specially designed and crafted by chefs at Carousel.

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and General Manager of Royal Plaza on Scotts, Mr Patrick Fiat, said: "This is a significant achievement for Carousel as we enter our tenth year. We hope that our guests will come with an empty stomach and leave with a full heart by giving back to the less privileged in the community."

Best buffets under $50 in Singapore

  • At Indonesian restaurant The RiceTable ($17.90 nett for lunch; $28.50 nett for dinner), there's no scurrying around to fill your plate, nor is there a time limit to adhere to. Instead, they follow a unique Dutch style of enjoying Indonesian dishes called 'rijsttafel' (meaning 'rice table'), where samples of many different dishes are served.
  • Look out for the stellar deep fried sweet and sour fish, flavourful curry chicken, tauhu telur and super-meaty chicken satay that our community loves. (Photo by Burppler Christabel Tan)
  • For just $26.80 on weekdays and $28.80 on weekends, there are fresh, thick cuts of salmon sashimi for the seafood fanatics in your family, comforting dim sum for the folks and the crowd favourite of salted egg yolk fish skin to munch on in between changing plates.
  • For just $26.80 on weekdays and $28.80 on weekends, there are fresh, thick cuts of salmon sashimi for the seafood fanatics in your family, comforting dim sum for the folks and the crowd favourite of salted egg yolk fish skin to munch on in between changing plates. (Photo by Burppler Elvina Alim)
  • Meat lovers, you might want to take note of this value-for-money deal.
  • The next time you and your friends are planning to bulk up on meats, head to this all-you-can-eat concept at Park Hotel Alexandra (just next to IKEA). The Carvery's dinner buffet ($52 on weekdays, $62 on weekends) temptingly includes oysters and pork, but the affordable priced lunch buffet provides excellent value. (Photo by Burppler Amber M)
  • This recently opened restaurant on the third floor of JEM houses two concepts under the same roof - Japanese shabu (hotpot) or kintan (grilled meats). The concepts are kept separate, meaning your whole group must choose between having hotpot or grill, and each table must select the same buffet type. Make sure you come to a decision before stepping in.
  • For both concepts, skip the Regular Buffet ($24.80 for Shaburi, $27.80 for Kintan) and go for the Special Shabu ($29.80) or the Kintan Buffet ($34.80) - the meats come from better quality cuts. Maximise the 90-minute feeding frenzy, for there are many stations to conquer.
  • Come hungry for the ultimate carbo-loading at this cosy Italian restaurant in the heart of town. Hidden in the basement of Grand Hyatt, Pete's Place oozes rustic charm with its lovely checkered table cloths, wood-fired oven and bare brick walls. They serve great pastas and pizzas for dinner, but it's their pocket-friendly lunch buffet you should come for.
  • Go for the buffet with mains, ($35, there's a soup and salad only option for $28) where you get unlimited helpings of their excellent thin crust pizzas and simple yet flavourful pastas, on top of soup and salad. (Photo by Burppler Hilary See)
  • When one serving of sashimi just isn't enough to sate your craving, head to this crowd favourite for one of the more affordable Japanese buffets along Havelock Road.
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  • Affordably priced from $22.99 for dinner and conveniently located in malls like Suntec City, Causeway Point and Orchard Central, this chain restaurant specialising in Japanese shabu is the one to head to when your soup craving strikes.
  • Choose two out of six soup bases - play it safe with sukiyaki, tonkotsu shoyu or yuzu collagen stock, or try the monthly specials like assam curry or herbal chicken and barley. Every broth is flavourful and not watered down, and the refills are the same as the soup stock you get in the beginning. The catch? You only have 90 minutes to eat, so act fast. (Photo by Burppler Yvonne Lo)
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  • Gather your hungriest friends and fill up on a four-hour frenzy of all-you-can-eat oysters, sashimi and crabs at this Raffles City Shopping Centre mainstay.
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  • The no-frills chain restaurant offers lunch at $19.90 and dinner at $29.90, making it a great place for penny-pinching students, or large groups who want to feast without burning a hole in their pockets.
  • If you need a break from the meats, go for cooked dishes like japchae, Korean rice cakes and Korean pancakes. The Orchard Central outlet on the seventh floor often sports a long, snaking queue and is mostly alfresco seating so if you prefer to cook in comfort, head to their new outlet at Westgate instead - it is fully air-conditioned!
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