After an 18 year run at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Greenhouse is no more. Taking over in grand style is Colony, named to fit its palette of black, brown and gold, and the stories of British colonialism it conjures with maps with old cursive, old black and white photographs and postcards hung strategically to section off the dining room into intimate little nooks.
Ask for seats at one of their booths – it feels a lot like you've booked in to a cabin in luxury steam train. The breakfast ($45), lunch ($58) and nightly buffets ($78) from the old Greenhouse are still in place, as are the stumble-out-happy Vintage Champagne brunches ($188, includes Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2008 and Brut Rosé 2009). Highlights from across the seven buffet stations include fresh oysters, foie gras on brioche, the steaming dim sum counter with hand-pulled noodles, and a selection of local fry-ups like cereal prawn, seafood fried rice and XO sauce.
If an eating marathon is not what you're after, The Patisserie and Bakery stations also offer takeaways like The Upper Crust – a muffin and cookie hybrid – chocolates and other sweet goods. Colony also hosts an Afternoon Tea every Monday to Saturday ($49/person) with a three-tiered tea set and a glass of champagne to help celebrate the gathering.
Level 3 The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Ave
|Opening hours:||Daily 6.30am-10.30pm|
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