Step out of your kitchen this Christmas! With over 15 lavish feasts to choose from, keep an eye out for what these restaurants have lined up for you. Jazz up the party with more than stuffed turkeys and log cakes. The best part? You won’t be the only one going for seconds.
Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah. Tel: 6808 6868
21 on Rajah unleashes a ’Sedap-tious’ Christmas! Upping the ante on celebrations in central Singapore, pile your plate with succulent slices of roasted Australian Wagyu drizzled in your choice of sauce made in-house, or mee goreng with turkey puttanesca prepared right before you. That’s not it–look out for specially selected desserts like salted egg churros, gula melaka fondue and salted caramel gelato. 24 Dec: $56++ (6-10pm); 25 Dec: $49++ (12-3pm), $52++ (6-10pm).
Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6845 1000
Catch up with loved ones over an ocean of festive dishes that are halal-certified. On 24 and 25 Dec, head for classics such as Christmas turkey glazed with maple syrup and beaurre noisette, or 300 days grain-fed angus beef wellington. Don’t worry if you missed it, this buffet goes on for the whole of December. Daily: $60++ (12-2.30pm), Sun-Thu: $70++ (6.30-10pm), Fri/Sat/Eve of PH: $80++ (6.30-10pm). 24 Dec: $68++ (12-2.30pm), $118++ (6.30-10pm); 25 Dec: $88++ (12-2.30pm), $98++ (6.30-10pm).
Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street. Tel: 6593 8888
Dine beneath shimmering stars as Cocobolo decks the poolside with a festive barbecue feast. From 16 Dec to 1 Jan, scoff down a smorgasbord of seafood and premium meats–Murray Bridge lamb rack, Cajun roast turkey and roasted suckling pig. The jazzy cake heaven is hard to be missed too! 16 Dec-1 Jan: $78++, Fri-Sun (6.30-10.30pm) inclusive of one draft beer.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6434 5288
Usher in all things seafood this Christmas eve in the open-concept space–from an ice bar of shellfish to Christmas specials like char-grilled squid and pacific clams with garlic confit. On the big day, anticipate stuffed chicken rolls at the grill and rotisserie station, as well as western carvings like stuffed Kurobuta pork roller roulade. That’s not all–an extensive selection of Asian fare lies ahead. 24 Dec: $188++ inclusive of a glass of Christmas mocktail/$208++ inclusive of unlimited sparkling and house pour wines, draft beer and soft drinks (7-10.30pm); 25 Dec: $98++ inclusive of a glass of festive mocktail (6.30-10.30pm).
DINE ON 3
Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa, 101 Siloso Road. Tel: 6371 1966
Multi-concept Dine on 3 rolls out a mega buffet this Christmas eve. Showcasing over 100 cuisines worldwide, you may want to go easy on the traditional roasts, seafood or grilled meats, and make way for other festive delights at the end of the 78-metre buffet line. Think stollen, panettone and Christmas pudding. If you love artisan cheese alongside balloon and magic shows, go for the Christmas brunch at Barnacles by the sea. 25 Dec: $158++ (12-3pm). 24 Dec: $128++ (6- 10pm); 25 Dec: $58++ (12-2.30pm), $88++ (6-10pm).
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6336 8111
You just know it’s going to be magical when Edge greets you with seven live stations. What do we say–go easy on the wagyu beef striploin as roasted prime ribs and the trendy raclette cheese awaits. Not forgetting, Christmas would not be complete without sweets. Look towards adorable Santa hat chocolate strawberry petit gateau and fresh raspberry log cakes. 24 Dec: $72++ (12-2.30pm), $148++/$188++ includes free flow alcohol and drinks (6.30-10.30pm); 25 Dec: $198++ (12-2pm), $218++ (2.30-4.30pm), $168++ (6.30-10.30pm) includes free-flow alcohol and drinks.
ELLENBOROUGH MARKET CAFÉ
Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road. Tel: 6239 1847
Master of Peranakan cuisine, Ellenborough Market Café, returns with a fresh look. Usher in the festivities with the family festive feast from 1 to 31 Dec (Mon-Thu: $58 (12-2.30pm); Mon-Thu: $68, Fri-Sun: $74 (6.30-10pm)). Introducing Peranakan favourites with a modern twist–think roasted Peranakan buah keluak tom turkey with glutinous rice and a kueh pie tee DIY station, before ending the celebrations with the Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
#03-51 Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 18 Ah Hood Road. Tel: 6808 6846
Take the road less travelled as you dine out this Christmas. Renowned for their hawkerlicious recipes, this Christmas fare comes with Asian-inspired flavours. Apart from char siew honey-glazed gammon ham and wok-fried cranberry chilli crabs, you can create your own prata at Rudolph’s prata wagon—fill them up with truffle potatoes or banana and nutella, you decide! 24 Dec: $64++ (6-10pm); 25 Dec: $49++ (12-2.30pm), $55++ (6-10pm).
Hotel Jen Tanglin, 1A Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6831 4374
Get into the festive mood without feeling the pinch. For $29 (24 Nov to 30 Dec), eat your fill at live carving stations serving up highlights like Percik Asian roast turkey, Jen’s fully loaded turkey, and a variety of sides to go along–maple glazed chestnuts and slow braised brussels sprouts with bacon. Don’t have space for seconds? Order from the hotel’s fully loaded festive takeaway meal ($198). 24 Dec: $68 (12-2.30pm), $98 (6-8pm/8.30-10.30pm); 25 Dec: $88 (12-3pm/6-10pm).
PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street. Tel: 6809 8899
Carol along to Christmas hymns while you snag a shot with Santa Claus at LIME. If you missed their ultimate Lobsterfest this year, now is your chance to taste the signature Maine lobsters on Christmas eve! On the big day, the “Spark-Royal” buffet spread glistens with contemporary twists on classics such as the apple and clove glazed pork loin, along with Asian delights— Cantonese style roast meats and tempura prawns with shoyu dressing. 24 Dec: $68++ (12-3pm), $158++ with free-flow alcohol and drinks (6.30-10.30pm); 25 Dec: $158++ with free-flow alcohol and drinks (12-2.30pm/6.30-10.30pm).
Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6432 7481
Christmas would not be complete without festive roasts and fresh crustaceans on ice. Work up an appetite for turkey with spicy cranberry jus or twice-cooked pork belly with Argentinian spices. Don’t forget to save some space for sweet treats at the dessert house. (Psst… you can also have your photos taken with Santa and the 500-piece Conrad bear Christmas tree!). 1-23 Dec, 27- 30 Dec: $62++ (Mon-Sat, 12-2.30pm), $75++ (Sun-Thur, 6-10pm), $86++ (Fri-Sat, 6-10pm).
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Tel: 6738 1234
Tuck into favourites and take this chance to savour dishes from different ethnic cuisines such as Chinese double boiled soup, Indian tandoori chicken and Malay kambing cop bakar. While a seafood bar with freshly shucked oysters await, Christmas would not be complete without roast turkeys and chicken ham at a carving station, or log cakes with a local twist. 24 Dec: $58++ (12-3pm), $88++ (7-11pm); 25 Dec: $68++(12.30- 3pm), $88++ (6.30-11pm).
Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road. Tel: 6739 6468
Pamper your family with gastronomic delights. Unlike the usual Christmas fare, pile the plates with apricot mascarpone salmon, baked cod on caviar aubergine and puree of Brussels sprouts with bacon & walnut. Dont worry about your kids, the play area–Tykes @ The Square will keep them occupied. 24, 25, 31 Dec: $72++ (12-3pm/6pm-3am).
Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6877 8989
’Tis the season to be jolly! Overlooking the Singapore River, enjoy a sumptuous feast of international flavours. Other than a medley of crustaceans, look forward to a live station with seared foie gras and slow cooked Hokkaido scallops. Pace yourself as over six different festive roasts await. If honey glazed leg of ham or roasted Colorado lamb leg is not for you, Asian delights like beef rendang, tandoori prawn, and dim sum is bound to fill you up. 24 Dec: $59++ (12-2.30pm), $198++ with free-flow champagne, wine and cocktails (6.30-10.30pm); 25 Dec: $310++ (12.30-4pm), $168++ with free-flow champagne, wine and cocktails (6.30- 10.30pm).
Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road. Tel: 6737 4411
Looking to treat your loved ones to a lavish spread in this season of giving? Bask in a time of merrymaking with the signature pineapple honey glazed ham, mentaiyaki lobster and classic festive desserts. On top of pocket-friendly prices from $98, keep an eye out for bang for your buck promotions such as 1-for-1 deals and early bird specials on bookings made before 16 Dec. 24-26 Dec, 31 Dec-1 Jan: $98++ (12-2.30pm), $128++ (6.30-10pm).