Basilico Restaurant, Singapore : Great Italian Buffet


Different varieties of tomatoes and cheeses

I came for this buffet with a friend for a weekday lunch and I had super good Italian cuisine.

I seldom go for buffets as I do not eat that much and the prices these days at buffets horrify me. Brunches in Singapore on weekends easily cost $150 per person and I honestly do not think I eat even $100 worth of food so it is definitely a big waste going to buffets for me. In fact, none of my family members like buffets either. But some of my friends can really eat and the amazing thing is that they are the skinny ones.

Basilico Restaurant at the Regent Hotel has made a name for itself, serving great Italian dishes and many of them are not commonly found in Singapore. And many Singaporeans do not come here as they do not serve truckloads of seafood – in case you are not familiar with Singaporeans, we can eat a lot of oysters, chilli crabs and sashimi. I have seen people pile plates and plates of freshly shucked oysters and sashimi back to their tables. And they can eat for 4 hours till the restaurant closes.

The dishes here are fresh, delicious and I love all the different types of ham, salami and cheeses. I had a lot of these at this buffet.

This buffet is about fresh ingredients. Most of the dishes are not complicated and that is good Italian cuisine. There are some hot Chinese dishes, I guess for tourists who might want to have more choices but I did not try those.

Take a look at the dishes and you will be tempted to visit the next time you have an Italian craving!


Entrance to Basilico Restaurant


I started with desserts..


Look at all the cheeses! My favourite!


Condiments for the cheese


This was very good


Assorted bread


Some of the hot pasta dishes


Many kinds of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for you to choose from


My 1st plate


Machine to slice the ham






My last plate


Basilico Restaurant, Regent Hotel

Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249715

Location Level 2
Opening Hours Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:30am (Mon – Sat); 7:00am – 10:30am (Sun) Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30pm (Mon – Sat); 12 noon – 3pm (Sun) Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

T. +65 6725 3232


Other food reviews can be found here, here, here, here, here and here.


  1. are there any hits or misses from this buffet? I’m probably going there soon, and hope to spend eat wisely! 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    1. I would totally go for the cheeses, hams, salami, antipasti, grilled salmon and desserts. I didn’t try the hot oriental dishes and I don’t think you should either. Waste of calories. 🙂 The service is very good as well so have a good time! Please reserve ahead too, I hear they are very popular as well for weekday lunches.

      1. Thank you for your advice 🙂

        1. You are most welcome!

  2. Wow!!! You took best and detail shots on each buffet presentation. All pictures are representative enough and don’t need words to explain them. Great job.

    1. Thank you!

      1. Your most welcome. Keep the good works..

  3. Wow…I wanna go!!!

    1. Come to Singapore and you can! 🙂

      1. It is on my list of things to do, hubby has been there already!

        1. Great, I can let you know more about SG if you do come! Like top places to eat!

  4. I cannot imagine paying $100 to $150 for ONE buffet! That would feed me for at least two weeks! LOL 🙂 I must admit the food looks divine! Yum!

    1. Yes it is ridiculous but well, people pay for them. So they continue with that kind of prices. How much can you eat right? Yes this one is not that expensive – about $50 for lunch. Which is why it is a once in a long time occasion.

      1. I suppose we all would go for that once in a lifetime chance! It is just hard to fathom, especially with our economy on the downhill slope. I know…I am being too-o-o-o serious. Um-m-m-m? Maybe I NEED to go out for lunch! LOL 🙂

        1. Yes i agree! Things in SG are really expensive and pointless really… I would really take the money to travel.

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