With the iconic Christmas lightings spotted across the entire stretch of Orchard road, it’s now time when we can all happily exclaim that Christmas is here. Finally, 2020 is coming to an end and what better way is there to bid goodbye to this rather eventful year than with good food and company in the spirit of feasting, giving and merry-making?
If you are in the midst of sourcing for just the right place to dine with your friends and family this Christmas, we’ve got you covered. From lavish hotels to rustic restaurants, here are 18 Christmas buffets and dinners for a festive 2020.
1. Grand Hyatt Singapore
Be it a western or local fare, you can count on all five of Grand Hyatt Singapore’s restaurants to curate an unforgettable feast this Christmas season. This year, the hotel has adopted the theme of sustainability in all the menus across their restaurants to celebrate the wonderment of Mother Nature.
A grand Christmas à la minute dinner and brunch await you at mezza9 (Christmas Eve Dinner: from S$168++ per adult, S$98++ per child; Christmas Day Brunch: from S$208++ per adult, S$98++ per child) with a glorious spread of dishes served to your table as sharing platters. Japanese and Thai-inspired starters aside, indulge in Christmas must-haves from all over the world including the Roasted Rolled Turkey Breast and Baked Turkey Leg Wellington with Organic Root Vegetables, Brussel Sprouts and Chestnut Stuffing, and Crispy Sustainable Barramundi With Superior Sauce and Truffle.
How about a feast of eclectic flavours closer to home? At StraitsKitchen (Christmas Eve Dinner: S$108++ per adult, S$68++ per child; Christmas Day Lunch: from S$108++ per adult, S$68++ per child), you will be treated to an array of dishes inspired by local Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan cuisines. Instead of ham and turkey, reimagine Christmas with the familiar flavours of Sustainable Tiger Prawns Satay and Homemade Marinated Angus Beef Satay With Peanut Sauce. Thereafter, end your meal with a local twist with their Pandan Log Cake.
Not forgetting my favourite restaurant in Grand Hyatt Singapore, Oasis Restaurant (Christmas Eve BBQ Dinner: S$118++ per adult, S$68++ per child; Christmas Day BBQ Lunch: S$118++ per adult, S$68++ per child)—one of the few restaurants in town the promises a relaxing poolside barbecue dinner surrounded by lush greenery. With mouth-watering mains such as the BBQ Platter of Australian Beef Steak, Australian Lamb Steak, Thai Marinated Chicken Thigh and Chorizo Sausage, this is surely a meal meat lovers won’t want to miss!
2. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Specially designed to delight both the traditionalist and food adventurers alike, Four Season Hotel Singapore’s Festive Semi-Buffet (Lunch: S$48++ per adult, S$24++ per child; Dinner: S$68++ per adult, S$34++ per child) at One-Ninety, a Modern Asian Brasserie features a spread of delectable appetisers, premium imported cheese, wholesome mains and painstakingly handcrafted desserts.
Here, get to savour an entrée of meltingly tender Westholme Tri Wagyu and Slow-cooked Crispy Duck Leg or an elegant plate of Acquerello Risotto of Roasted Butternut Squash, Gorgonzola Cheese and Sage that is sure to tickle the fancy of lovers of Italian food.
If you prefer watching the culinary magic come to life, then the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Semi-Buffet Dinner (from S$128++ per adult, S$64++ per child) is the buffet you won’t want to miss. Fans of seafood should begin with the fresh Seafood Extravaganza, an array of premium crustaceans, and shellfishes that are sure to delight.
Thereafter, eat your way up to all the hearty offerings served from the ‘live’ stations. From Mesquite Wood Smoked Peking Duck to a serving of Grilled Salmon With Lemon and Tarragon Sauce, just name it and you these live stations will have you covered.
Looking to pamper yourself and your loved ones this festive season? Then let your palate be guided by the Michelin-star of Jiang-Nan Chun’s Festive Six-course Menu (S$188++ per adult). This unique menu puts a twist on traditional Chinese cuisine with dishes such as the Chilled Lobster Jelly With White Radish and Fresh Yuzu, Fried Rice With Minced Jerusalem Lamb and Glutinous Rice Dumpling With Strawberry and Cream.
When it comes to Christmas, feasting is a whole day event. Amidst your festive shopping, consider taking a midday respite in the chic ambience of One-Ninety Bar as you imbibe in the joyous spirits with the bar’s Festive Weekend Afternoon Tea (from S$48++ per adult).
Served directly to your table, delight in the three-tier afternoon tea set complete with warm scones, a luxurious selection of savoury sandwiches and indulgent desserts. Organic sparkling tea, hot chocolate and freshly brewed Lavazza coffee are also available for you to pair with all your scrumptious little treats!
3. SO/ Sofitel Singapore
Renowned for their three-tier brunch towers served to the table overflowing with sweets and savoury temptations, SO/ Sofitel Singapore’s Xperience Restaurant will be presenting brunch with a festive twist this holiday season during their Christmas Brunch (from S$88++ per pax) and 2021 Hangover Brunch (from S$78++ per pax).
Appetizers like Pate en Croute and Artisanal Cold Cuts and Cheeses aside, get ready to feast your day away on luxurious seafood items such as the Garlic Butter Roasted Boston Lobster, “Otah” Stuffed Squid & Garlic Soy Glaze and Poached Alaskan King Crab Leg.
In addition to your very own brunch towers, both the Christmas Bunch and 2021 Hangover Bunch also includes unlimited servings of lavish meats and seafood from the live carving stations. Here, you will be treated to amazing Yuletide delights like the Whole Roasted Turkey, Homemade Honey Baked Ham, Australian Grain Fed Tomahawk, Seabass Fillet and more. Now, this is definitely a feast, isn’t it?
If you are in for a boozy treat, why not add Santa’s Bottomless Sleigh (additional S$88++ per pax) to your brunch? Just as its name suggests, this bottomless sleigh features free-flow Taittinger Brut, mulled wine, festive cocktails and an array of alcoholic beverages available for you to drink to your heart’s content!
4. Yellow Pot
Since Christmas Eve and Christmas Day happen to fall on Thursday and Friday respectively, why not take full advantage of the long weekend for a staycation home away from home at The Vagabond Club Singapore or Duxton Reserve?
Valid through 28 February 2021, both hotels will be collaborating with Yellow Pot, a modern Chinese Restaurant, Duxton Reserve’s bar Anouska’s, and The Vagabond Club’s Whiskey Library, to bring additional joy to your yearly festive affair.
This festive season, indulge your sense with The Vagabond Club’s Experience Yellow Pot Staycation. For a rate starting from S$306++ you can complement your staycation with free daily breakfast and a three-course dinner for two alongside complimentary cocktails.
Otherwise, enjoy your stay in the historic heart of Singapore at the Duxton Reserve, a gorgeous hotel filled with the echoes of 19th-century elegance. Here, your Anouska’s Duxton Reserve Festive Staycation entitles you to Yellow Pot’s bar-bites platter, Anouska’s favourite cocktail and breakfast for two for just S$306++.
Don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities to rest, relax and also eat to your fill at Yellow Pot. The restaurant’s classic and innovative Chinese cuisine coupled with the use of healthy and sustainable ingredients will definitely leave you with a belly-filled Christmas!
For The Vagabond Club’s Experience Yellow Pot Staycation, reserve here.
For Anouska’s Duxton Reserve Festive Staycation, reserve here.
5. The St. Regis Singapore
Dine in a sophisticated ambience of timeless elegance in Brasserie Les Saveurs located in The St. Regis Singapore where you will be presented with a lavish line-up of epicurean spread served to your tableside.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, savour a striking spread of Yuletide favourites with the restaurant’s Christmas Indulgence (Dinner: S$328++ per adult, S$114++ per child; Champagne Brunch: S$268++ per adult, S$94++ per child). Noteworthy highlights include a refreshing appetiser of Crab Meat Salad With Baerii Caviar and Gold Leaves, a showpiece of Beef Wellington and an autumnal entrée of Pan-seared Foie Gras With Pumpkin Compote and Gingerbread Coulis.
After your Christmas celebration, continue the merry-making over to the Boxing Day weekend with a luscious Boxing Day Champagne Brunch (from S$168++ per adult, S$74++ per child). Here, pamper yourself with the restaurant’s signature pass-arounds like the Lobster Bisque Espuma with Crab Meat and Salted Egg and Beef Tartare With Red Radish and Soft Egg Yolk.
Both Christmas Indulgence and the Boxing Day Champagne Brunch also includes free-flow champagne, wines, beers and soft drinks for you to celebrate and drink to your heart’s desire!
6. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Offering a myriad of dining options, expect to go on a gastronomical roller coaster ride at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
From 1 December to 25 December, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung will be taken over by the joy of Christmas with their Festive Set Menu (Lunch: S$58++ for three-course, S$68++ for four-course; Dinner: S$158++ for five-course).
For lunch, festive dining gets an Asian remix with Wild Snapper In Kumquat Shoyu Dressing and Tajima Wagyu Beef Rump With Assam Sauce. The dinner menu sets everything back to feature festive delicacies such as the likes of Foie Gras With Raspberry Spiced Apple and Hokkaido Black Angus Beef Tenderloin With Black Truffle and Duck Fat Potato.
Another worthy mention for an unforgettable Christmas is Frieda’s Festive Set Menu (Lunch: S$38++ for three-course; Dinner: S$68++ for four-course). Here, Chef Richard Frick will present you with an authentic Bavarian Christmas with his specially curated German lunch and dinner sets. Imagine Crispy Rosti Potato, Chestnut Soup and Four Spices Duck Breast on a cold Christmas night—YUM.
7. Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
For a Christmas home away from home, busk in the shimmering lights of white, blue and gold along with a dazzling array of festive culinary creations at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. From now till 3 January 2021, savour specially created holiday menus at the Ocean Restaurant, Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, Syun and the Michelin-starred table65.
Otherwise, choose to end 2020 with a blast at Singapore’s first underworld dining experience in Aqua Gastronomy. Following the overwhelming response to this sold-out multisensory experience, this festive encore will feature a refreshed holiday menu and thematic decorations inspired by the beauty of winter and the joy of festivities.
At Aqua Gastronomy, enjoy feasting on a 100% sustainable seafood menu in an igloo-like dining pod surrounded by panoramic views of over 40,000 marine animals.
Be it their Four-course Holiday Menu (S$118++ for RWS members, S$138++ for non-members) or the Five-course Festive Menu (S$138++ for RWS members, S$168++ for non-members), get ready to be enchanted by all the specially curated dishes served in tandem with dreamy lighting effects, oceanic soundscapes and dive performances!
8. Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar
Who says Christmas has to be all about the turkey and rounds of ham? For a sophisticated end to 2020, celebrate here at Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, one of Singapore’s most popular and respected Italian restaurants.
Emphasizing on authentic Italian cuisine prepared using the best ingredients, the restaurant’s Christmas Dinner Menu (S$218++ for five-course, S$258++ for six-course) is one that is sure to delight the epicurean in you.
The menu starts you off with an array of fresh seafood such as the Octopus Carpaccio With Bafun Sea Urchin & Oscietra Caviar and the Canadian Lobster With Black Garlic Potato Puree. Thereafter, it will whip you off your feet with a choice of either their Wild Grouper in a Sea Scallop Broth With Broad Beans or the Japanese Wagyu Miyazaki Grade A5 with Organic Cabbage.
9. Bread Street Kitchen By Gordon Ramsay
For a Masterchef-approved meal this festive season, head to Bread Street Kitchen By Gordon Ramsay. At this vibrant spot by the waterfront, Christmas is guaranteed to be filled with good food and amazing moments.
Available from 4 to 30 December 2020, the restaurant’s Festive Menu (S$79 per pax, S$149 for two pax) promises a feast filled with traditional British fare.
Highlights of the menu include a starter of Seared Scallops and Beetroot Tartare, whilst the mains features a classic fall-off-the-bone tender Osso Buco. If this alone is not enough to satisfy, you can add on a portion of the restaurant’s signature Beef Fillet Wellington for just S$46!
Bread Street Kitchen By Gordon Ramsay: 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppers at Marina Bay Sands, #01-81, Singapore 018956 | Tel: +65 6688 5665 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon to Wed), 11.30am – 11pm (Thu & Fri), 8.30am – 11pm (Sat), 8.30am – 10pm (Sun) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Be transported to a table full of classic British Christmas delights at The English House where world-renowned chef Marco Pierre White will bring you his specially curated Christmas Menu (S$125) available from 23 to 27 December 2020.
Dine like a royal with the restaurant’s organic Roast Turkey specially imported from the royal warranted Rhug Estate in the United Kingdom. This one-of-a-kind Christmas roast is filled with traditional bread stuffing made with succulent trimmings that is bound to bring a ton of festive joy this holiday season.
Those with a sweet tooth can also look forward to their Christmas Pudding. Be forewarned that this toothsome dessert is drenched in whisky sauce so be prepared to get a little tipsy as the night goes on!
The English House by Marco Pierre White: 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238972 | Tel: +65 6545 4055 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 8.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Sat), 8.30am – 8pm (Sun) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. One Faber Group
How about a romantic dinner for two right under the stars, above the sea? This Christmas, One Faber Group is here to give you a taste of travel before international borders open onboard their signature Cable Car Sky Dining with their Fly Me To Italy (S$328++ for 2 pax) menu.
The first of a series of destinations which you can experience on a cable car, this four-course menu will satiate your hunger for travel with dishes inspired by the different Italian regions.
Whilst enjoying the panoramic views surrounding Faber Peak, indulge in traditional Italian delectables such as the Osso Buco Alla Milanese (braised veal shank served with root vegetables and risotto seasoned with saffron), Cod Medallion Alla Puglia (pan-seared cod fillet over spinach and ricotta ravioli) or the Amalfi Coast Astice Alla Griglia (grilled lobster with Tuscany white wine).
Your mains will also come with a pairing of white or red wine to complement and balance the flavours of your meat or seafood. Thereafter, you will be served with a rich and creamy Tiramisu Alla Veneto alongside a cup of Italian coffee for the perfect end to your intimate dinner. Now, this is what I call a romantic date night, don’t you agree?
12. Oxwell & Clan
Aside from being a renowned watering hole serving awesome gin and an eclectic mix of cocktails, Oxwell & Co. has teamed up with the folks of Straits Clan to make our Christmas a whole lot tastier this festive season. Introducing the Oxwell & Clan Festive 6-week Pop Up.
From now to 31 December 2020, Oxwell & Clan will be serving festive family roasts alongside toothsome sides at the Clan Cafe. A la carte menu aside, fans of classic British roasts can also indulge in The Roast & Toast Festive Set Menu (S$98+).
Ovens are fired to serve you their 200-day Grass-fed Roasted Beef Sirloin and Free-range Roast Chicken. As for the festive toast, sip on a glass of Spiced Pear, a cocktail that is sure to delight with the rich fragrance of vanilla and a tinge of numbness from the Sichuan peppers.
In the spirit of the season of giving, Oxwell & Clan will also be donating a meal to those in need through Food Bank SG with every meal purchased during this event. With the opportunity to give back to the society just by feasting on good food, this is surely a simple way to earn some good karma points this Christmas!
A buffet fanatic’s heaven, Carousel has been a popular buffet spot known for its vast variety of dishes and affordable price. With its doors open from 12 November 2020, you can now make your reservations for their Dinner A La Carte Buffet (from S$75++ per adult, from S$42++ per child) if you are planning for a year-end meal with friends and loved ones!
Bringing you an innovative culinary concept that promises to delight your taste buds and pamper your other senses, Carousel serves up an array of global gastronomy that appeals to diners young and old.
From a Mediterranean-inspired Marinated Octopus With Spices to Indian Lahore Chicken Tikka and Japanese Teppan Prawn With Garlic Shogayaki, this is the right place for picky eaters as there is surely something that they will enjoy.
While waiting for your a la carte buffet picks to be served, worry not about going hungry as you will be treated to Carousel’s favourites such as the Seafood Galore, Sashimi and Mezze Platters immediately upon arrival. Isn’t this the warmest kind of welcome you would want from all restaurants?
14. Salted & Hung
For the perfect date night this Christmas, Salted & Hung is the restaurant you are looking for. Dimly lit with a romantic ambience, dining at Salted & Hung is an indulgent experience that also proves to be an unforgettable one.
Especially for this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Chef Drew Nocente and his team have curated a series of mouth-watering dishes for their Christmas Lunch (S$148++) and Christmas Dinner (S$188++) menu.
Whilst both menu features seasonal ingredients such as the Carabinero, Turbot and Kogoshima Beef, the dinner menu includes an addition of the King Crab served with caviar, yuzu and shiso!
For the entire month of December, Salted & Hung will also be treating diners to a series of their “Feed Me” Tasting Menu (Lunch: from S$68; Dinner: from S$148). Each tasting menu has over 10 dishes for you to try. If you are in for a gastronomic ride, check out all three menus here.
Salted & Hung: 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591 | Tel: +65 6358 3130 | Opening Hours: 5pm – 10.30pm (Tue to Thu), 11.30pm – 2.30pm & 5pm – 10.30pm (Fri to Sun), Closed on Mon | Website | Facebook | Instagram
15. Hotel Fort Canning Singapore
Having held my wedding at Hotel Fort Canning Singapore’s Grand Marquee, this is one of the places in Singapore which I hold close to my heart. If you are looking for a rustic yet elegant setting to enjoy a meal this festive season, The Glass House Restaurant in Hotel Fort Canning is where you should be.
From now till 30 December 2020, The restaurant’s Thanksgiving & Festive Specials (Lunch: S$48++ for three-course; Dinner: S$58++ for four-course) herald the season of gratitude with scrumptious treats including the quick-seared Atlantic Scallop, Kühlbarra Barramundi and Heritage Turkey Medallions.
Thereafter, end your meal with a Sea Salt Chocolate Tarte. Enlivened by compressed fruits and a creamy vanilla sauce, this is a simple dessert that warms your heart in an instant.
16. Capella Singapore
Located within 30 acres of lush rainforest on Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore has cemented itself as one of the most luxurious hotels in the region.
For a true respite from the hustle and bustle of the city this holiday season, busk in The Knolls’ intimate and inviting ambience. The restaurant’s impressive Yuletide delights allows diners to indulge in their Christmas Eve (Lunch: S$85++ for three-course, Dinner: S$158++ for four-course) and Christmas Day (Lunch: S$158++ for four-course, Dinner: S$85++ for three-course) menu.
While overlooking the cascading pools and admiring the beauty of the South China Sea, savour delectable dishes such as the Oven Roasted Turkey and the Wagyu Beef Short Ribs.
Thereafter, finish off your meal the old fashion way with an Eggnog Namelaka or a Mulled Wine Morello Cherry Chocolate Tarte.
The Knolls has also prepared a Festive Vegetarian (from S$85++) menu featuring a slew of plant-based dishes. If you are looking for a vegetarian option, do check them out!
With no relation to the already famous CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwenier is Chef Wolfgang Zweiner’s lavish establishment nestled in Robertson Quay.
This year, the restaurant’s festive menu spans from the 24 to 27 December 2020 with a line-up of Yuletide offerings that are all astoundingly impressive. Aside from their 4-course Christmas Set Menu (S$188++), an array of brunch options and festive toasts also awaits you at the restaurant.
After relishing on fan favourites like Steak and Eggs (S$45), Wolfgang’s Eggs Benedict (S$30) and the Shepherd’s Pie (S$25), wash your meals down with festive beverages such as the peppermint-flavoured Santa’s Cane (S$30) or a Christmas must-have, the Gingerbread Eggnog (S$18).
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwenier: 1 Nanson Road, Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, #02-01, Singapore 238909 | Tel: +65 6887 5885 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11.30pm (Mon to Fri), 11pm – 11.30pm (Sat & Sun) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
18. PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road
Iconic and timeless are the two words I often use to describe Christmas celebrations here at PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road.
Keeping Christmas traditions close to heart, 2020’s Festive A La Carte Buffet (Lunch: from S$58 per adult, S$29 per child; Dinner: S$58 per adult, S$29 per child) at the Spice Brasserie features a dazzling kaleidoscope of delicacies starring their special Mai Ya Tang Glazed Ham With Pineapple Sauce, Roasted Leg Of Lamb With Mint Sauce and Crispy Pork Roll.
Not forgetting the restaurant’s signature Asian street dishes like Broken Rice Claypot Porridge With Seafood, Scallion Oil Noodles and every Singaporean’s all-time favourite, Chilli Crab With Mantou.
If you are looking for a place to celebrate Christmas with your ah gong and ah ma, nephew and nieces, look no further as the dishes here at Spice Brasserie will definitely suit the palate of both young and old.
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