The Kitchen Table at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove competes within a dining scene where seafood buffets are becoming a dime a dozen affairs. Thankfully, they’ve managed to put a twist into this ever popular buffet theme. I’m not talking about the sustainable sourcing practices of this property though that’s one thing you’re bound to remember after reading their marketing collaterals. To be honest, I came in expecting a run-of-the-mill buffet with the usual cold and grilled seafood items but left pleasantly surprised. Due to the restaurant’s collaboration with celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita, Seafood From the Heart is not your typical seafood buffet. During my staycation at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, I found out exactly why.
The design concept of the F&B outlets of any W hotel is always quite decadent and it was no exception when I entered The Kitchen Table. I didn’t even notice what the “concept” was exactly until a staff member pointed me to look upwards and see how the ceiling was actually designed as an upside down kitchen!
Coming in for the first time, it is apparent that the seafood buffet at The Kitchen Table plays on the restaurant’s abilities in curating the spread rather than just offering as many items as possible. So if you’re expecting to find a buffet that offers 3 types of crabs and 5 types of oysters, this is not the place though all the major types of seafood are represented here.
When I saw the chili crabs, I knew I had to start here. The sauce was quite addictive and went well with the man tou beside it.
The lobster thermidor was another delight. Who could resist that cheesy crust?
Though not strictly a seafood dish, the pork belly with slices of yellow fin tuna on top was also good.
My favorite meat dish for that night though was probably the short ribs which I found quite flavorful. It went well with the mashed potatoes.
That being said, a seafood buffet won’t be complete without the cold items station. Like I mentioned previously, this is not the type of buffet where you will find several types of clams or oysters but all the major seafood items are represented here so no qualms from me whatsoever!
While you’re at it, do save some space for desserts as well. The spread here features a decadent chocolate fountain which you can use to coat a number of sweet treats. There are also different cakes available and macarons in various flavors.
Overall, I enjoyed the seafood buffet at The Kitchen Table. What I specifically loved about it is the fact that the dishes are curated due to the restaurant’s collaboration with Chef Peter Kuruvita. Because of this, it becomes less a question of quantity. There is also talk that Chef Kuruvita is coming back to Singapore soon for a revamp of the buffet items and I’m quite excited to see that soon!
The Seafood From the Heart dinner buffet is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for SGD 88++ per person. SPG Members get up to 15% discount (T&Cs apply) so do remember to quote your number when you dine there.
The Kitchen Table
21 Ocean Way
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Reservations: +65 6808 7268