Macao Buffet Bible – How to choose the best buffet in Macau

Macau has a wide range of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets, but for those that want to truly treat themselves, head for one of Macau's buffet restaurants and savour anything and everything from the stunning smorgasbord of sumptuous spreads. Here are some of the best buffets Macau has to offer.

Macao Buffet Bible – How to choose the best buffet in Macau

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Macau has a range of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets but if you truly want to treat yourself to a smorgasbord of delights, head for one of Macau’s buffet restaurants. Macao’s rapidly changing city skyline has brought new luxury resorts that take pride in their buffets and the Macau buffet scene serves up a smorgasbord of sumptuous spreads. Our team is compiling a list to help you choose the best buffet in Macau. Going to Macau soon? Here are a few Macau buffet choices to get you started.

Best buffet in Macao

Golden Peacock

Venetian Macao buffet

Golden Peacock Macau buffet
There are so many reasons why Golden Peacock is a Macau buffet to put on your dining list.
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The award-winning Indian restaurant in The Venetian Macao is as well known for its sumptuous lunch buffet as it is for its creative and innovative a la carte menu.

With dishes from across the country, a Michelin Star under its belt and an in-house team that makes everything from scratch, the Golden Peacock is the only place in Macau to sample Indian food of this level. It’s a good option for vegetarians in Macau too.

As for what’s on offer, the selection changes regularly, but unless you are Indian (or an Indian food scholar) you are unlikely to have heard of many of them.

Delectable dishes such as the home-style, Jain vegetable curry, khatta meeta machi, and kadai gosht are absolutely guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.

Price: MOP 198 per adult, MOP 99 per child. Buffet is available 11:00am – 3:00pm daily

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Belcanção

Four Seasons Macao buffet

Four Seasons Macau buffet
The Four Seasons Macau buffet is famous for its egg tarts, amongst other dishes.

With a reputation synonymous with quality, it should come as no surprise that the Belcanção at Four Seasons is one of the best places in Macau for an indulgent breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Portuguese for Beautiful Sound, Belcanção offers a wide range of expertly prepared dishes that bring together East and West on a plate (or two).

With various themes, the dishes on offer range from classic Asian and Western to a few innovative combinations of the two.

Current favourites include the tandoori salmon, the unorthodox (in a good way) sushi, and the abalone congee.

The Portuguese egg tarts, a Macau must, are an absolute must try at Belcanção.

Prices: Lunch is MOP 228 per person (Monday – Friday) and MOP 328 per person (Saturday – Sunday). Dinner is MOP 538 per person (Monday – Thursday) and MOP 638 per person (Friday – Sunday).

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Belon

Banyan Tree Macau buffet

Banyan Tree Macau buffet
When choosing a Macau buffet you can’t go wrong at the Banyan Tree.

Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant takes its name from the premium oysters of Brittany, France.

With an underwater design theme, you can be sure to enjoy a sumptuous feast that includes a large selection of seafood items including at least 10 kinds of oysters. Sundays are particularly special at Belon, thanks to a dedicated Champagne brunch.

The restaurant’s location on the 31st floor also means you get a great view of Macau while you dine.

Prices: MOP 798 per adult, MOP 238 per child. Available from 11.30am to 3pm.

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Fontana

Wynn Palace buffet

Fontana Macau buffet
It’s difficult to choose the best buffet in Macau. How about testing your taste buds at the Fontana buffet?

With 10 different stations, Fontana buffet at Wynn Palace has tried to reinvent the buffet experience.

With seasonal produce in the hands of expert chefs from around the globe, the range of dishes at Fontana is a sensory delight.

Also, the family-friendly restaurant has been designed to ensure every seat in the house has a fantastic view of the Performance Lake so no matter when you visit – breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available – you will get a great meal and a great show.

Prices: Breakfast from MOP 220 per adult and 110 per child, lunch from MOP 268 / 134, dinner from MOP 488 / 244

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Le Buffet

The Parisian Macao buffet

Le Buffet Macau
The Parisian Macau buffet dishes up Euro-Asian flavours in a stylish European atmosphere.

With a distinctly European atmosphere, Le Buffet at The Parisian Macao offers gastronomes a chance to sample some of the continents most iconic dishes.

Dishes are prepared a la minute so you watch as chefs create your meal right before your eyes with fresh ingredients.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Le Buffet is an epicurean adventure in the heart of Macao’s famed Cotai Strip.

Prices: Breakfast from MOP 208 per adult and MOP 104 per child, lunch from MOP 238 / 119, and dinner from MOP 388 / 194

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Festiva

Galaxy Macau buffet

Festiva Macau buffet
The Galaxy buffet is a smorgasbord of fresh food from around the world.

Galaxy Macau’s buffet restaurant serves up a host of specialty dishes from around Asia as well as all kinds of innovative dishes from around the world.

Of all of the Macau buffets on this list, Festiva prides itself on bringing in ingredients from around the world to ensure quality as well as authenticity.

Seasonal specialties are also on offer at Festiva meaning each visit will be slightly different from the last.

888 Buffet

Sands Macao buffet

Sands Macao Buffet
A table at 888 is one of the most sought-after Sands Macau buffet bookings for its international and Macanese dishes.

With a great selection of dishes from around the world, including across Europe, China, Japan and Thailand, and a few Macanese dishes, 888 at Sands Macao specialises in seafood.

The fresh seafood selection includes crab, sushi and sashimi, allowing guests to enjoy the freshness and abundance of delicacies from around the world.

Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 888 is one of just a few high-end buffets on the Macau Peninsula.

Prices: Breakfast from MOP 138 per adult and MOP 68 per child, lunch from MOP 208 / MOP 78, and dinner from MOP 318 / 148

The Manor

St Regis Macao buffet

The Manor Macau buffet
When choosing a buffet Macau has no shortage of choices.

Sunday Brunch at The Major at St. Regis Macao is a lavish affair with dishes that exemplify the brand.

Chilled seafood – think lobster, shrimp, mussels, razor clams, and half a dozen kinds of oyster – is a good place to start to get your palate acclimatized for the feast to come.

Start slowly with an a la minute caesar salad, lobster rolls and a cup of lobster bisque. Follow that with foie gras and steak from the teppan and hunks of roasted pork and beef.

Finish with dessert – macaroons are a must – and, if you have room, some cheese.

Oh, and there are also pass around dishes that will be delivered to your table. Add bottomless wine and beer if you like or stick with the juice and sangria that is included.

The Manor also serves a breakfast buffet every day from 6.30am to 10.30am (MOP 248 per person with a 50% discount for children under 12 years and complimentary for 5 years and below) and a lunch buffet from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 3pm that has three options: appetizers and dessert buffet (MOP 168 per person), main course and dessert buffet (MOP 228 per person), and beef and dessert buffet (MOP 338 per person).

Prices: Sunday brunch from 12 pm to 3.30pm. MOP 488 per adult, 50% discount for children under 12 years and complimentary for 5 years and below.

Macau Tower buffet

Cafe Macau Buffet
Macau Tower buffet is one of the most popular Macau buffets for its amazing views.

Easily the best view from any of the buffets on the list, 360 Cafe, on the 60th floor of Macau Tower, rotates once every 90 minutes giving you the full Macau experience.

Highlighting Macau’s past with a range of Portuguese and Indian dishes as well as noting Macau’s history of seafaring and fishing with a range of seafood dishes.

In addition to lunch and dinner buffets, there is also high tea for a lighter option.

Prices: Lunch buffet, 278 per adult, 228 per child; dinner buffet with seafood platter, 500/400; tea set, 198/148

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Mezza 9

Grand Hyatt Macau

Mezza 9 Macau Buffet
Another awesome contender for the title of best buffet in Macau is Mezza 9.

Inside the Grand Hyatt Macau is Mezza 9, the hotel’s buffet concept.

Currently available for just breakfast and dinner (to give the staff time to prepare everything without needing to compromise) the concept is “Dining from the Kitchen” which essentially means everything is prepared freshly as and when you ask for it.

Focusing on quality and freshness, Mezza9 is hoping to elevate buffet dining to another level, which has been helped by its interior, which was created by Japanese design firm SuperPotato.

Of course, there is also an element of theatre as diners get to watch chefs take ingredients from display cases and cook up dishes right then and there.

You can watch and wait for your dish or request that it be delivered to your table. This also means dishes can be tailored to your preference.

So whether you love or loathe something it can be added with abandon or left out entirely. Mezza 9 also has three private dining rooms.

Prices: Monday to Thursday, MOP 599 per adult; Friday to Sunday, MOP 699 per adult. Children aged between 6 and 12 are charged at 50% of the adult rate.

Spotlight

Studio City buffet

The homage to the opulent and golden age of film that is Studio City, with its Art Deco-inspired interior, has Spotlight.

The buffet restaurant, with a gold medal from the Hong Kong Restaurant Interior Design Awards (HKRIDA) no less, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and has everything you would expect from a Macau buffet – oodles of fresh seafood, a wide range of expertly-prepared Asian dishes, and all manner of international creations along with plenty of decadent desserts.

Prices: Breakfast from MOP 228 per adult and MOP 114 per child, lunch from MOP 278 / MOP 139, and dinner from MOP 498 / 249

Feast

Sheraton Grand Macao buffet

Feast Macau Buffet
The Sheraton Macao buffet is a seafood-inspired feast.

On the other side of the Cotai Strip in the gargantuan Sands Cotai Central complex is Feast, the Sheraton Grand Macao’s buffet restaurant.

The restaurant, as do many if not all of the others, showcases the best in international cuisine with a range of stations showcasing all kinds of fabulous dishes.

Feast is particularly proud to offer a good selection of Portuguese and Macanese dishes as well as dishes from across Asia.

There are also frequent special additions like the Feast Crab Bash, which sees buckets of Louisiana-inspired seafood brought to tables for guests to enjoy at no extra charge.

Prices: Lunch from MOP 258 per adult and MOP 100 per child, weekday dinner from MOP 428 / MOP 200, and weekend dinner from MOP 468 / 200

Urban Kitchen

JW Marriot Macau buffet

Urban Kitchen Macau Buffet
JW Marriot Macau buffet is a top spot to entertain.

Another all-day buffet experience, Urban Kitchen inside the JW Marriott offers international and regional dishes housed in six different “zones” that each has a different chef.

Breakfast is a somewhat predictable affair with all the classics, while lunch is a little more involved thanks to the aforementioned zones that offer a seafood bar; Macau, Portugal and Tuscany; Cantonese, Beijing and Sichuan; Japan and Korea; a juice station; and desserts.

Dinner offers freshly-prepared main courses that are delivered to your table. Expect Portuguese chorizo, Peking duck, and hand-pulled noodles among other things.

Prices: Lunch, Monday to Friday, 12pm-2.30pm, MOP 248 per adult and MOP 115 per child; Saturday and Sunday, MOP 348 / 169. Dinner, Monday to Thursday, 6pm-10.30pm, MOP 498 / 239; Friday-Sunday, MOP 578 / MOP 279

Prices do not include service charges or any other additional charges.

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Macao Buffet Bible

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Rob McGovern is a freelance writer and editor who has spent the last decade living and working in Seoul, Hong Kong and Macau working in both media and PR. Over the years, Rob has contributed to many different publications including the South China Morning Post, Morning Calm, The Peak Hong Kong, Forbes, Time Out Hong Kong, Momentum by Starwood, Cotai Style, the magazines of the Galaxy Macau and MGM Macau, the Korea JoongAng Daily and The Korea Herald.

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