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Cafe Brio's @ Waterfront Copthorne Hotel

Special thanks to Jennifer for the invite!

Christmas and Chinese New Year alike are periods in the year that signals endless feasting. Infact, lavish ones indeed and Cafe Brio's is one of the many restaurants that is celebrating the joyous occasion with a huge spread.


The standard seafood display that usually features a bountiful array of catches.


Festive looking salads.


I could not resist stealing a shot of this heart shaped smoked duck salad.


Festive must haves include a honey glazed gammon ham, I love the glisten of the ham under the lighting!


What is christmas without turkey and its stuffing?

There are of course several other stations present but dessert station usually calls out in my walk about before picking my plate to fill it.


Sugar, spice and all things nice.


Award winning logcakes by Executive Pastry Chef, Nicolas Maugard include this signature raspberry flavoured grand marnier and “guanaja”chocolate Christmas Yule log cake (1 kg at $58) that was a major favourite during the buffet. 


How about a Vanilla Pineapple Roasted Confit, Coconut Biscuit, Mango and Yuzu Logcake?


It's times like that and a full sugary spread infront of me that gets me so excited, I wish I could head for the sweets first.


Crab legs, prawns, shell fish, name it they have it.


Belittle their salad range not, I actually found love in their greens, both DIY and premade.


Their festive looking greens have one too many choices, I wish I had space for seconds.


Always save space for oysters, I usually head for the plump ones! The choice of dressings available are more than the usual tabasco and lemon, they also had red sherry and garlic as well as other cream based dressing to make this easier to eat for some!


Freshly baked breads with their herb butter - two plates of this has to be a testimony of how good it really is.


Take your chance at the sashimi counter as the poker faced chef slices away. Yellow tail, tuna and salmon makes the sashimi counter.


I actually thought that serving laksa in a seemingly international buffet a mismatch and nearly gave this a miss - and I have warned you against missing it because it was such a potent bowl, I went for seconds and almost thirds. The truly asian flavours of this national dish shines through with a pow-wow punch of belachan, coconut milk and hum that makes this oh-so-orgasmically good.


While these limited editions treats last I say, there is ham, figs and turkey to tuck into!


Meatballs with a sumpteous sauce to eat with.


Also available on Fridays and weekends is their live grill station that has dishes cooked on the spot and precooked.


More of the local favourites are present in chilli crab and mantou!


Waffles are all the rage these days and I'll credit my lovely dining companions Dairyandcream and Fundamentally Flawed for this beautiful creation.


Yam icecream is always a weakness, just like orh nee.


With so much gluttony going on at the buffet, we were kindly gifted a logcake to continue the season's madness.


A side profile of this pretty logcake - I loved the crunch, the sour and sweet and how chocolate has become my best friend this festive season. Even the family enjoyed it to no end too!

Book your favourite festive delight or even a table at Cafe Brio's today - there is no better reason than a good pig out to end the year on!

The all important price list, 

Festive Buffet Lunch - 1 to 30 December (excluding 24 Dec and 25 December)
Monday to Friday:     Adult: $52    Child: $26
Festive Buffet Brunch  - 7, 14, 21 and 28 Dec (available every Sunday in Dec)
Adult: $75 (with a glass of wine or beer), $65
Child: $32.50
Festive Buffet Dinner - 1 to 30 December (excluding 24  and 25 December)
Monday to Thursday:     Adult: $62    Child: $31
Friday to Sunday:     Adult: $72    Child:$36
Festive High Tea Barbecue - 6, 13, 20, 27 December
Every Saturday:     Adult: $42    Child: $21
Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch - 24 December
Adult: $54    Child: $27
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner - 24 December
Adult: $136 (with free flow of red/ white wine, chilled juices and soft drinks), $106
Child: $53
Christmas Day Buffet Brunch - 25 December
Adult: $136 (with free flow of red/ white wine, chilled juices and soft drinks), $106
Child: $53
Christmas Day Buffet Dinner - 25 December
Adult: $74
Child: $37
New Year’s Eve Buffet Lunch - 31 December
Adult: $54
Child: $27
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – 31 December
Adult: $146 (with free flow of French Champagne, red/white wine, chilled juices and soft drinks)
Child: $53
New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch – 1 January
Adult: $85 (with a glass of wine or beer), $75
Child: $37.50

Book by 13 December for 24, 25 and enjoy 20% early bird discount.
Book by 26 December for 31 December and enjoy 20% early bird discount.
For reservations, please call 6233 1100 or email

Cafe Brio's
Waterfront Copthorne Hotel

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