Sydney hotel buffets that will make you want to eat all day
Buffets may be a little hard to come by in Sydney simply because most hotels tend to focus on ala carte menus, unlike their regional counterparts. However, we’ve done the leg work for you and have discovered 8 hotel with buffets so delicious you will want to stay there just for the food.
Foodies, you will be spoilt for choice at these gastronomical feasts!
1. Cafe Opera, Intercontinental Sydney
Intercontinental Sydney is rare breed – I believe it is the only hotel in Sydney to serve buffet for all three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner! Be sure to make reservations in advance as there is limited capacity. Do also ask for a seat by the window and you will be rewarded with amazing views of Sydney city.
Even though it does buffet all day, Cafe Opera does not skimp on quality. We love the offerings for the breakfast and dinner buffet! For breakfast, indulge in locally cultured Pepe Saya butter, fresh honeycomb, Tasmanian lamb sausages, and other locally sourced and produced breakfast items. There is even unlimited barista coffee for those of you who need your caffeine fix.
Dinner is a seafood buffet, with a lavish selection of hot items, seafood, desserts and breads.
Address: 117 Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $42 for breakfast, $55 for weekday lunch and $79 for weekend lunch, $65 for Sunday to Thursday dinner, $89 for Friday and Saturday dinner buffet
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9240 1396
2. Seafood Market Buffet, Marriott
The Seafood Market Buffet may be the priciest of all buffets on this list, but with good reason. This buffet has the widest selection of raw and cooked seafood, but don’t forget to leave room for dessert! The best thing about this buffet is you don’t have to serve yourself. Service staff will bring the buffet samplers to your table during your meal. Talk about luxurious dining!
Address: Level 2, 30 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $59 from Monday to Thursday, $79 on Fridays, $99 on Saturdays
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9259 7330
3. Glass Brasserie, Hilton
Having a Glass Breakfast should definitely be a food experience you don’t want to miss if you’re a foodie or architectural enthusiast. Glass Brasserie gets its name from its floor to ceiling glass windows and glass-and-jarrah wood encased wine vaults. If you’re lucky enough to be seated by the windows, you will be rewarded with a view of the Queen Victoria Building.
We don’t even know where to begin but be sure to indulge in the Full Australian Buffet, where you can have a wide selection of pastries, breads, hot foods, cheese, cured meats, etc! The best things about the Glass Breakfast are the fresh honeycomb, specialty juice cocktails (think wheatgrass and beetroot shots) and house smoked offerings like salmon and bacon!
Also, we love their ordering system – to order omelettes, waffles, etc, just fill in a form and hand it to the staff member. You’ll then get your dishes served at your table. This sure beats having to wait around the cooking area for the chef to cook your eggs!
Address: 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $30 for Continental Buffet, $42 for the Full Australian
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9265 6068
4. Seafood Buffet at Cafe Mix, Shangri-la
Only available on Friday and Saturday nights, the Shangri-la seafood buffet is one dinner buffet that you should not miss. The seafood on offer is locally sourced and includes items like Balmain Bugs, oysters and crabs.
The star of the buffet however, would have to be the desserts made by Chef Anna Polyviou. The selection of petit fours, macarons, gelato and verrines will blow your mind! You even have a made-to-order crepe station, together with a white and dark chocolate fondue fountain. To indulge the kids (and the kid in you), there’s also a fairy floss maker!
Reservations are highly recommended.
Address: 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9250 6206
5. Feast, Sheraton on the Park
At the International Seafood Buffet at Feast, you get a wide range of high-end seafood such as lobsters and Alaskan King crabs. The hot section serves up exquisite dishes like lamb and pork roast. They also do Indian dishes really well – their roti and curries tasted authentic and delicious. Feast also serves up thin-crust pizzas made on the spot.
If you’re not a fan of savoury food, head straight to the cheese and dessert section. Our favourites from the dessert section include the sticky date pudding, apple crumble and house made ice creams and sorbets!
Address: 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $75 per person for the lunch buffet (from 12 to 2.30pm) and $85 per person for the dinner buffet (from 6 to 10.30pm)
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9286 6000
6. Mosaic Restaurant, The Westin Sydney
Yet another beautiful venue, the Mosaic Restaurant enjoys copious amounts of natural light thanks to its large glass atrium. Indulge in the Sunday Sparkling Brunch, which entitles you to a glass of sparkling wine, and be prepared to be amazed by the quality of food available.
A big range of pastries and breads is offered, as well as crepes in the dessert section. If you are on a gluten-free diet, this is the place to eat at as Mosaic has a section devoted to gluten-free items. Not forgetting the health conscious, there’s also heaps of smoothies and vegetable shots on offer.
Address: Level 1, 159 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $68 for the Sunday Sparkling Brunch
Contact Number: +61 (02) 8223 1111
7. Buffet High Tea, Swissotel Sydney
If lunch or dinner isn’t your thing, then consider having a buffet high tea at Crossroads Bar in Swissotel, the only hotel serving up a buffet high tea on the weekends. If you are considering a venue for bridal showers, a tame hen’s party or baby showers, this place should also definitely be on your list.
The selection of savoury items is small, but it is quality over quantity here. You will be in for a treat if you love chocolate, because there is a chocolate fountain and the chocolate desserts served here are top notch. Do try their quinoa scones and lamingtons if you want something different. For beverages, there is a wide selection of loose leaf teas and herbal infusions by T2, and coffee by Boundi Coffee.
Address: 68 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $69 per person inclusive of a glass of sparkling
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9238 8888
8. The Dining Room, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
Rounding off the list of hotel buffets is an architectural and cultural gem located within a heritage-listed building, the Sir Stamford hotel. If you love European design and art, you will definitely love Sir Stamford, with its open fire places, hundreds of crystal chandeliers and 18th Century antique furniture. In fact, it is one of Australia’s largest private collections of fine art.
Have yourself some eggs benedict while enjoying the views of the Royal Botanic Gardens, and pair it with some freshly made pancakes and hash browns.
Address: 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: Continental breakfast $18, full buffet breakfast $35
Contact Number: +61 (02) 9252 4600 (reservations essential)
Indulge yourself today!
If you’re looking for a way to indulge yourself, be sure to try out one of these Sydney hotel buffets today!
Many of these hotels listed above offer discounts of up to 15% if you sign up to the hotel’s preferred guest or loyalty program, so be sure to do so (for free) before making your reservations!