Not all buffets are created equal. There’s a difference between trays of muffins and the kind of succulent, memorable dishes that some international hotels are known for.
If you’re planning a trip soon, these 24 hotels are worth visiting for their buffets alone. Prepare to sink your teeth into some delicious selections.
Grand Hotel Stockholm
The Grand Hotel Stockholm‘s smorgasbord will fill you to the brim with tart lingonberry jam and meatballs or fresh herring. While you’re at it, indulge in a glass of Grand Aquavit 1874, the hotel’s specialty spirit. The hotel’s restaurant, The Veranda, is open seven days a week.
Flamingo Las Vegas
Nestled among the sprawling grounds of casinos, show stages and hotel rooms at the Flamingo Las Vegas is the Paradise Garden Buffet, named such because the hotel’s nature preserve is located just outside. Stop by on Friday and Saturday nights to sample Mexican and Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can customize your crepes, get omelets made your way, and enjoy freshly smoked pulled pork at the barbecue station while watching real flamingos outside.
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
Feast, the restaurant at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, is known for its international fare. While you’re welcome to stop by any day, don’t miss the Friday Feast, which begins at 1 p.m. It includes “live cooking stations transporting guests from the streets of Malaysia, to the villages of northern India, a grand French chateau and beyond.” The food here is sustainable and includes dishes such as Kelly Galway oysters, coconut curry with braised beef, and tamarind chicken with pomegranates.
The Rio, Las Vegas
Although the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet at the Rio invokes color and whimsy, the buffet here is a sophisticated yet casual experience. Two buffets are included in one, letting diners choose from among 300 international dishes. Whatever you’re in the mood for, it’s easy to find because the Rio arranges the buffet according to cuisine. Don’t forget dessert, especially the gelato, a favorite for Carnival World diners.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok
The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is named for its dizzying, ascending floors that make this the most towering hotel in Bangkok. Up on the 18th floor awaits the fruit buffet, and up on the 79th floor is the international caravan buffet. After all that food, head to the very top of the building, home of the Rooftop Bar.
The Langham, Boston
Get a real taste for New England fare at Café Fleuri, the restaurant on the grounds of The Langham in Boston. It’s buffet is open September through June, and each Sunday there’s the City Brunch with a carving station, salads, omelets, seafood and dessert. Speaking of dessert, The Langham is especially renowned for its Chocolate Bar, which offers more than 100 treats.
Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu
In the mood for seafood? Savor freshly caught ocean delights at the buffet at Pagoda Hotel’s Floating Restaurant. With a Japanese garden and koi pond nearby, this restaurant gets busy on Friday nights once the buffet starts at 5 p.m. Some of the menu items include seared furikake ahi and baked oysters.
ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Take a break from the Las Vegas streets and sit down to a nice meal at ARIA Resort & Casino. The buffet is open every day 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. with international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll find a Tandoori oven for cooking naan, fresh seafood, and delicious cakes and pastries. There is even an option for unlimited beer, wine, Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne.
Mandarin Orchard, Singapore
The famed Orchard Road is the namesake of Mandarin Orchard, a part of the Meritus Group. There are a few restaurants on the hotel grounds, but Triple Three boasts a daily lunch buffet Monday through Saturday. There are wonderful daily specials, too: Foie Gras Tuesday, Wagyu Beef Wednesdays, Tsukiji Fish Market Thursdays. Make sure to call ahead before visiting Triple Three, as reservations are required.
M Resort Spa Casino, Las Vegas
As the recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, Studio B in the M Resort Spa Casino is a favorite for sure. Each day, guests enjoy more than 200 dishes. Stop by for lunch or dinner Monday through Thursday, and make sure to double back Friday through Sunday for the seafood buffet. Drinks are always complimentary, and the desserts are handmade.
Hotel del Coronado, San Diego
Take in the beauty and warmth of San Diego while staying at Hotel del Coronado. The resort has myriad restaurants, but those who want to truly indulge should venture over to the Sheerwater. This outdoor restaurant has a patio with ocean views and a breakfast buffet every morning from 7 a.m. Or stop by for lunch — the seafood is as fresh can be.
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Dubai
Over at the Imperium at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, guests have their pick when it comes to buffet options. There are themed nights and an international buffet open for breakfast and dinner all week long.
Wynn Las Vegas
With its glass tubes full of faux candy piles, colorful décor and tall domed ceilings, the buffet at Wynn Las Vegas beckons hungry travelers. Chefs whip up more than 100 international dishes each day. Make sure to leave some room for dessert, as Wynn’s sweets menu includes confections, pastries, cakes and a chocolate fountain.
Diamond Hotel Philippines, Manila
After checking into the Diamond Hotel Philippines, make a beeline for Corniche. This lobby restaurant has a buffet for breakfast through dinner that includes Japanese, American and Asian cuisine. Sit down, and just outside the window you’ll find a waterfall and garden.
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Denver
With its spacious conference halls, The Inverness Hotel in Denver is a popular spot for businesspeople. After a long day, head over to The Garden Terrace. Citysearch.com and Westword both dubbed its Champagne Sunday Brunch the best brunch buffet in the city. Every breakfast item you can dream of is presented on displays and tables with more than 100 options available. Lunch buffets are also served on weekdays.
Bellagio, Las Vegas
Stop by any day of the week for an interesting culinary experience when dining at The Buffet at Bellagio. The executive chef prepares tableside carvings straight from the kitchen’s rotisserie ovens. Of course, you can also indulge in breakfast and lunch here.
L’Hermitage Hotel, Vancouver
The sophistication of the L’Hermitage Hotel in Vancouver carries over to its L’Orangerie Dining Room & Lounge, home of its European breakfast buffet. Head up to the fifth floor of the hotel starting at 6:30 a.m. and sample items such as Belgian waffles, free-range organic eggs, sausage with Canadian bacon and artisan granola. Orange juice and Milanese coffee are also served.
Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas
It’s easy to work up an appetite at the Stratosphere Hotel. When hunger strikes, get your fill at the hotel’s award-winning buffet (Stratosphere picked up a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 for its buffet). The chefs here prepare American, Southwestern and Pan-Asian foods. Drink prices are always discounted, too.
Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore
The Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts redefines what most people expect from a buffet. There are Teppanyaki dishes, sashimi and sushi, a salad station, Indian dishes such as Tandoori Goan fish tikka, Asian dishes such as curry crab, Mediterranean fare such as hummus kawarma, and small plates such as Greek mezze and tapas. Dessert includes a chocolate fountain, French pastries, crumbles, tarts, mousses and cakes.
Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
While you can eat a continental breakfast when staying at Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, don’t stop there. Make it a point to reserve a table at the SkyCity Bistro, which is a showcase of different cuisines throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet includes freshly made omelets and pastries, while the lunch and dinner menus include seasonal fare.
Grand Hyatt Beijing
The Grand Café in Grand Hyatt Beijing is just that: grand. Experience the tastes of Beijing or let your taste buds travel on to Italy or Japan, as both cuisines are represented on the menu. Menu items change by season, but the Grand Seafood Night and Grand Family Brunch are both staples.
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi
Biloxi’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino sets the standard for buffets on the Gulf Coast. There are breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner offerings, and hotel guests with a packed itinerary can even get their buffet meals to go. Sample international dishes here, or you can stick with Southern specialties.
New World Manila Bay Hotel
The New World Manila Bay Hotel presents its buffet as a market of dishes from around the world: Filipino, Korean, American, Japanese and Chinese cuisines are all represented. Chefs cook meals at each station freshly and right in front of the guests. New World Manila Bay’s buffet is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hotel New Otani, Tokyo
Hotel New Otani‘s Sky buffet on the 17th floor of the hotel lets guests drink in the views of Tokyo while conferring with chefs and choosing from any item on the expansive menu. The stage kitchen is where the chefs prepare vegetables, fish, meats and more to guests’ preferences. There is also sushi, Teppanyaki dishes and even some American fare on the menu.