Dining

Dining Promotions & Buffet 1-for-1 Deals This August 2022

A variety of 1-for-1 and buffet promotions are available for cardholders this August, and with National Day celebrations getting into full swing, there's certainly a reason to celebrate this special occasion. Read on to find out how you treat yourself on this special occasion.

This August, with National Day around the corner, there are plenty of great 1-for-1 promotions around Singapore for any palate, here are the best deals that we found.

Citibank Promotions

Plate | Carlton City Hotel

Picture of Plate Buffet
https://www.carltoncity.sg/dining

Plate @ Carlton City Hotel is running a 3-for-2 weekday buffet lunch and 1-for-1 a la carte mains promotion with Citi Cards. This offer stands till the end of the year. The Plate is a unique contemporary restaurant that offers a curated selection of international cuisines, anything from pasta to laksa.

CardRestaurantPromotionValid Until
CitibankPlate3-For-2 Weekday Buffet Lunch and 1-For-1 A La Carte Mains31Dec2022

Basilico

Picture of Basilico restaurant
https://www.ihg.com/regent/hotels/gb/en/singapore/sinrg/hoteldetail/dining/basilico

Craving Italian? The Basilico at Regent Singapore has got you covered. Covering the quintessential Italian classics as well as offering gluten-free and vegetarian options, the Basilico has something for everyone.

CardRestaurantPromotionValid Until
CitibankBasilico50% off Lunch Buffet and Dinner Semi-Buffet31Oct2022

Citi Cash Back Card: Rebates on Global Food & Petrol

  • Annual fee: S$192.6, 1-year waiver
  • Up to 8% cashback on dining, grocery, & petrol (any station)
  • Up to 20.88% fuel savings at Esso & Shell
Citi Cash Back Card offers an incredible 8% cashback on dining, groceries and petrol worldwide, capping at a higher earning potential of S$80/m. With such attractive rates, comes an S$800 minimum spend, though it should be no issue hitting that mark for the average consumer, as food is typically a large chunk of their budget.
  • Annual fee: S$192.6, 1-year waiver
  • 8% cashback on dining, grocery, & petrol (any station)
  • Up to 20.88% fuel savings at Esso & Shell
Citi Cash Back Card offers an incredible 8% cashback on dining, groceries and petrol worldwide, capping at a higher earning potential of S$80/m. With such attractive rates, comes an S$800 minimum spend, though it should be no issue hitting that mark for the average consumer, as food is typically a large chunk of their budget.

Chope

Royal Palm

Picture of Royal Palm Buffet
https://royalpalmocc.com.sg/gallery/

The Royal Palm at Orchid Country Club currently also has a 1-for-1 buffet promotion with reservation website Chope.

WebsiteRestaurantPromotion Valid Until
ChopeRoyal Palm1-for-1 buffet90 days from time of purchase

Korean Fusion BBQ

Picture of a piece of meat at korean barbeque being cooked

Down Dunlop Street, Korean Fusion BBQ is offering a 1-for-1 treat through any reservations through Chope. As its name suggests, it’s a hotspot for fusion and Korean BBQ options, featuring an impressive array of marinated and unmarinated meats, as well as seafood options.

WebsiteRestaurantPromotion Valid Until
ChopeKorean Fusion BBQ1-for-1 buffet90 days from time of purchase

DBS/POSB Promotions

Asian Market Café

image of Asian Market Café Barbeque
https://www.fairmont-singapore.com/gallery/?category=restaurants-bars

If you’re searching for a Halal certified buffet of pan-asian delicacies, the Asian Market Café just might be the place for you. With their ‘Pacific Seafood Galore on Ice’ this month, you’ll be spoilt for choice for seafood. Citicard holder get 50% off lunch and dinner buffets. with a DBS/POSB card.

CardRestaurantPromotionValid Until
DBS/POSBAsian Market Café50% discount on lunch and dinner31Oct2022

POSB Everyday Card: Rebates on Essentials + SimplyGo

POSB Everyday Card
POSB Everyday Card
  • Best for rebates in SG w/ S$800 min. spend
  • Promotions: No promotion currently being offered
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  • Annual fee: S$192.60 (first year - waived)
  • 10% cash rebates on online food delivery (foodpanda, Deliveroo and WhyQ ) and 3% on other dining spend
  • 5% cash rebates on online shopping (Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, RedMart & iHerb)
  • 3% cash rebates on dining spend
  • 0.3% cash rebate on all other spend
  • DBS Payment Plan: pay 0% interest, up to 6 months

With up to 10% cashback on dining expenses amongst other essentials, the POSB Everyday Card is an excellent all-in-one option for essential spending. With its S$192.60 waived the first year, most consumers will have no issue recouping the cost of this card while earning the rewards.

POSB Everyday Card
POSB Everyday Card
  • Stand-Out: Best for rebates in SG w/ S$800 min. spend
  • Promotions: No promotion currently being offered
  • Read Our Full Review
  • Annual fee: S$192.60 (first year - waived)
  • 10% cash rebates on online food delivery (foodpanda, Deliveroo and WhyQ ) and 3% on other dining spend
  • 5% cash rebates on online shopping (Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, RedMart & iHerb)
  • 3% cash rebates on dining spend
  • 0.3% cash rebate on all other spend
  • DBS Payment Plan: pay 0% interest, up to 6 months

With up to 10% cashback on dining expenses amongst other essentials, the POSB Everyday Card is an excellent all-in-one option for essential spending. With its S$192.60 waived the first year, most consumers will have no issue recouping the cost of this card while earning the rewards.

American Express Promotions

The Orchard Café

picture of the Orchard Café front entrance
https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/orchard-hotel-singapore/orchard-cafe/

From now till 30 Nov 2022, American Express cardholders enjoy a complimentary kid’s buffet and box of sweets at The Orchard Café; Its natural lighting with floor-to-ceiling windows and alfresco seating section creates an unmatched ambiance. The Orchard Café offers a host of locally inspired cuisine from ginger duck to pork belly bee hoon as well as laksa with cockles. Beyond that, they also offer a variety of Indian and Malay cuisine such as butter chicken masala and beef rending.

CardRestaurantPromotionValid Until
American ExpressThe Orchard CaféComplimentary Buffet for Children under 1030Nov2022

American Express Platinum Card: Luxury Local Dining Perks

  • Exclusive local lifestyle & dining perks
  • Promotions: None currently available
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  • Annual fee: S$321
  • 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per S$1 spend
  • Up to 3.44 miles (6.25 pts) per S$1 spend w/ Platinum EXTRA Partners
  • No conversion fees
  • Dining Perks: Love Dining, Amex Selects & Chillax programme
  • Lifestyle Perks: Platinum Wellness spa privileges & complimentary green fees
The American Express Platinum Card probably has some of the best dining privileges of any card on the market. Up to 50% off on high end restaurants and buffets and complimentary cocktails. Not to mention that the Amex Platinum is the official card partner of the Michelin Guide Singapore, allowing cardholders to gain invitation to exclusive guest chef dinners. The card also provides further luxury and shopping privileges. Despite the hefty S$321 annual fee, the more affluent Singaporean, particularly if you enjoy spending on dining, may feel the perks to be more than worth the costs.
Amex Platinum Card also allows consumers to earn miles for their luxury spend. General purchases earn just 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per S$1, but spend with Platinum EXTRA Partners–primarily designer fashion, watch and jewellery brands–earns an elevated 3.44 miles (6.25 pts). This is ideal for affluent shoppers who may feel restrained by typical shopping cards' rewards cap. While there is a S$321 annual fee, wealthier Singaporeans–especially those who frequently dine out–may feel that Amex Platinum's perks outweigh its cost.
  • Stand-Out: Exclusive local lifestyle & dining perks
  • Promotions: None currently available
  • Read Our Full Review
  • Annual fee: S$321
  • 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per S$1 spend
  • Up to 3.44 miles (6.25 pts) per S$1 spend w/ Platinum EXTRA Partners
  • No conversion fees
  • Dining Perks: Love Dining, Amex Selects & Chillax programme
  • Lifestyle Perks: Platinum Wellness spa privileges & complimentary green fees
The American Express Platinum Card probably has some of the best dining privileges of any card on the market. Up to 50% off on high end restaurants and buffets and complimentary cocktails. Not to mention that the Amex Platinum is the official card partner of the Michelin Guide Singapore, allowing cardholders to gain invitation to exclusive guest chef dinners. The card also provides further luxury and shopping privileges. Despite the hefty S$321 annual fee, the more affluent Singaporean, particularly if you enjoy spending on dining, may feel the perks to be more than worth the costs.

HSBC Exclusive ENTERTAINER Promotion

Shin Minori

Picture of the Shin Minori's entrance sign
https://sethlui.com/shin-minori-japanese-buffet-restaurant-review/

For a Japanese food option, HSBC currently has a 1-for-1 Omizu Lunch Buffet/Bento Set promotion exclusive to its ENTERTAINER with HSBC app.

Ellenborough Market Café

Picture of the Ellenborough Market Café seating
https://www.paradoxhotels.com/singapore/dining/ellenborough-market-cafe

For some of the best Peranakan dishes, along Clarke Quay, is the Ellenborough Market Café where HSBC cardholders can enjoy 1-for-1 buffet promotion. Relish in their time-honoured Peranakan classics made with fresh ingredients.

CardRestaurantPromotionValid Until
HSBCEllenborough Market Café1-for-1 lunch and dinner buffet30Sep2022

Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar

Picture of a Don Ho Social Kitchen Platter
https://www.don-ho.com/menu

Another amazing deal available through ENTERTAINER with HSBC is the 1-for-1 at Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar, with a luxurious menu and a happy hour from 5 30 to 7pm on Wednesdays to Fridays or all night on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar is perfect for a night out!

CardRestaurantPromotionValid Until
HSBCDon Ho Social Kitchen & Bar1-for-1 on everything30Dec2022
  • Rebates on local food & petrol, miles for general spend
  • Promotions: Receive S$200 cashback when you make min. S$500 spend upon card approval. Valid till 31 Dec 2022. T&Cs apply
  • Supplementary card promo: Get up to S$150 cashback when you apply for supplementary cards. This promotion is not valid in conjunction with other HSBC supplementary credit card sign up gift promotions. Valid till 31 Dec 2022
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  • Annual fee: S$192.6, 2-year waiver, subsequently with S$12,500 annual spend
  • 5% cashback on local dining, groceries & petrol (up to S$250/quarter)
  • 0.4 miles per S$1 general spend, unlimited
  • Up to 21% fuel savings with Caltex, Shell (including 5% card rebate)
HSBC Visa Platinum Card allows holders to both earn miles and cashbacks on their essential spend with a 5% rebate on local dining, groceries and petrol. All other spending earns 0.4miles per $S1 spent. The card also has a respectable $S250/quarter earn cap, as well as the S$180 fee being waived with S$12 500 annual spend.
  • Stand-Out: Rebates on local food & petrol, miles for general spend
  • Promotions: Receive S$200 cashback when you make min. S$500 spend upon card approval. Valid till 31 Dec 2022. T&Cs apply
  • Supplementary card promo: Get up to S$150 cashback when you apply for supplementary cards. This promotion is not valid in conjunction with other HSBC supplementary credit card sign up gift promotions. Valid till 31 Dec 2022
  • Read Our Full Review
  • Annual fee: S$192.6, 2-year waiver, subsequently with S$12,500 annual spend
  • 5% cashback on local dining, groceries & petrol (up to S$250/quarter)
  • 0.4 miles per S$1 general spend, unlimited
  • Up to 21% fuel savings with Caltex, Shell (including 5% card rebate)
The HSBC Visa Platinum Card allows holders to both earn miles and cashbacks on their essential spend with a 5% rebate on local dining, groceries and petrol. All other spending earns 0.4miles per $S1 spent. The card also has a respectable $S250/quarter earn cap, as well as the S$180 fee being waived with S$12 500 annual spend.

Ongoing Promotions

If you can’t find your ideal promotion yet, fret not! Some of the promotions from last month’s article are still running.

RestaurantPromotionEnd Date
Window on the Park50% off on eatigo-
Café Mosaic50% off Lunch & Dinner Buffet with DBS/POSB card31Dec2022
Asian Market Café1-for-1 buffet lunch & dinner (max. 8pax) for UOB cardholders31Oct2022
Sun’s Café1-for-1 Peranakan Lunch Buffet for the Weekday for DBS/POSB, UOB, HSBC, OCBC cardholders31Dec2022
Coffee Lounge50% off Taiwan Porridge a la carte buffet for Citi Card holders31Aug2022

Conclusion

This National Day month, there’s sure to be a promotion available for you to save whilst you celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday! To have even bigger savings, check out the best dining credit cards in Singapore here.

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Fiona Ling

Fiona is a full-stack marketer working in the digital sphere for more than six years.
A self-proclaimed foodie and bargain hunter, she wants to bring the best deals and value to the community around the world. When not working on her pet projects, Fiona can be found sipping a coffee while reading a paperbacks or watching mystery thrillers on Netflix and Disney+.