The end-year festivities await us once again, as stores and restaurants dangle great deals and treats for one and all! Haven’t planned where to commune and feast for this jolly season yet?
Well, here are 10 places in Singapore for an unforgettable Christmas Eve dinner get-together this 2018.
1. Ash & Elm (InterContinental Singapore)
Ash & Elm at InterContinental Singapore is well-known for their theatrical dining space, that allows diners to witness the three culinary stations that prepare their dishes right before their eyes. This Christmas, centre your gatherings around these ‘live’ theatres as their Festive Dinner offer runs from 21 to 23 December 2018, and 25 to 30 December 2018.
The menu offered will be from their special a la carte Festive Signatures like Slow-grilled Iberico Pork Chop (S$39), Australian Lamb Saddle (S$58) and Braised Beef Cheek (S$39).
On Christmas Eve itself, the space will offer a buffet spread (S$188++ for unlimited Taittinger Brut Champagne, Christmas cocktails, house wines, beers, soft drinks and juices, coffee and tea; S$148++ for unlimited Christmas cocktails, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea; and S$58++ per child, which includes unlimited soft drinks and juices) fit for a king!
Be wowed by delightful dishes like Charcoal-grilled Beef Tenderloin With Port Wine Sauce, Roasted Tom Turkey With Citrus Fruits and Honey Ham And Spinach Flatbread.
Be sure to make room for desserts as you’ll get the chance to take a bite out of Yule log cakes, Christmas fruit cakes, Gingerbread Bread And Butter Pudding, Vanilla Saint-Honoré, Pistachio Apricot Cinnamon Tart and many more. For an exceptional feast like this one, be sure to come in high spirits and a hearty appetite!
2. Mezza9 (Grand Hyatt Singapore)
Still deciding where to hold your annual Christmas get-together? Mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore will meet your all festive needs with their Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner (S$198++ for free-flow alcohol, $S158++ without alcohol and S$98++ for children four to 12 years old).
Get your hands on sustainable crustaceans like Maine Lobsters, Spring Bay Blue Mussels and Snow Crab, while making sure you get a taste of assorted sashimi, sushi and maki rolls. Don’t miss out on Roasted Whole Tom Turkey, Roasted Dingley Dell Pork Crown and Baked Maine Lobster ‘Thermidor Style’.
Save room for dessert as you’ll get to indulge in Organic Coffee Crème Brulée, Yule Log Cakes, Chocolate Praline Mousse Cake and Cookies & Gingerbreads, including a live station with Black Sesame Ganache and even a Chocolate Fountain.
Don’t miss out on this elegant gala of prime meats, fresh seafood and toothsome treats to commemorate the festive season!
Mezza9: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211 | Tel: +65 6732 1234 | Opening hours: (Sun to Thurs) 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm, (Fri & Sat) 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm | Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Alley on 25 and 665°F (Andaz Singapore)
Choose from not one but two different Christmas Eve dinners styles that’ll fit in with your festivities at Andaz Singapore. Alley on 25 is offering a shophouse-style buffet dining (S$108++ without alcohol, S$158++ with free-flow alcohol and S$54++ for children six to 12 years old) across various stations.
Some of the highlights include Air-dried Wagyu Bresaola and Duck Rillette from the charcuterie board, Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare and Fine de Clare Oysters from the Sustainable Seafood On Ice, Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder, BBQ Pork Ribs, Glazed Kurobuta Ham, with an assortment of log cakes, Christmas cookies and Christmas pudding to top off the meal!
If you love steaks, then you’ll be glad to know that 665°F is holding an elegant three-course Christmas menu (S$98++) from 1 to 26 December 2018. The refined menu features a choice of Butternut Squash Veloute or Freshly-shucked Oysters to start, before moving on to an option of Roast Supreme of Turkey or Oven-grilled Toothfish, before ending the celebrations with Christmas Cake or Apple Pear Cobbler.
With such a wide variety of options in one place, not only will you be spoilt for choice – you’ll be able to wine and dine with extra cheer!
4. Latest Recipe (Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa)
Toss your initial ideas of a traditional Christmas out the window, because Latest Recipe at Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa is holding a beach-centric festive celebration.
Affectionately coined ‘Do-nut Worry Beach Happy’, their buffet features a myriad of fresh seafood and succulent meats.
Held from 21 to 23 December 2018, the buffet goes for S$88++ for adults and S$44++ for children (seven to 11 years old). To enjoy free-flow sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks, just top it up for S$30.
Some of the mouth-watering bites that await you are Ham And Potato Corn Chowder, Emerald Prawns, Slipper Lobsters, freshly shucked oysters, Iberico Barbecued Pork Ribs, Masala Fried Barramundi and Singapore Stir-fried Chilli Prawns.
Save room for the sweets like Christmas Panettone, Christmas Fruit Cake, Christmas White Cheese Melon Mousse and a dazzling Grey And Gold Yuzu Yule Log Cake. There will also be an exclusive donut wall feature that’ll keep the kids entertained for sure! Grab your sunblock and head to Sentosa for a tropical yuletide revelry.
5. Melt Café (Mandarin Oriental, Singapore)
Set your eyes on not only the spectacular view of Marina Bay but also the great Fantastic Festivities Christmas Eve Buffet that awaits you at Melt Café, at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
Apart from their scrumptious staples from their regular buffet line, they will also feature tantalising Oven Roasted Festive Turkey, Tajima Wagyu Beef Ribeye from Japan and a mouth-watering King Crab Leg Laksa.
For desserts, there will be Christmas-themed treats, such as Traditional Fruity Minced Pie and Traditional Homemade Christmas Pudding With Vanilla Rum Sauce, presented on a two-tier stand alongside a fine selection of TWG teas.
Prices start from S$188++ per person (includes unlimited chilled juices) to S$258++ (includes unlimited pours of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne, wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks and chilled juices). What a great way to enjoy the merriment!
6. Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
Recognised as one of the best steakhouses that Singapore has to offer, Lawry’s is ringing the festive bells with a Whimsical Christmas Eve Six-course Set Menu for an exclusive one-night-only feature!
For only S$168/S$178 (with/without free-flow alcohol) per person, you’ll start the meal with their Lobster Bisque With Alaskan Prawn Meat, with a choice of three options of mains.
Stick to the classics with Signature Roasted Prime Rib Of Beef, or go with lighter fare like the Seafood Medley Of Atlantic Lobster Tail, New Zealand King Salmon And Sea Urchin, or get into the swing of Christmas with Pistachio Crusted Lamb Rack With 70°C Sous Vide Turkey Breast Roulade And Seared Foie Gras.
Get ready for a meat feast unlike any other!
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-01, Singapore 238897 | Tel: +65 6836 3333 | Opening hours: (Mon to Fri) 11.30am – 10pm, (Sat & Sun) 11.30am – 10.30pm | Facebook | Website | Instagram
Nestled among the lush greenery of Botanic Gardens, Botanico is a serene oasis that serves diners impeccable dishes. This Christmas, revel in the surrounding greenery and tuck into a spread that’s meant to evoke sentiments from the scent of logs burning in a fireplace of a homely cottage in the woods.
The “smoky and woody” experience is a seven-course dinner menu (S$88++ per pax, minimum of two pax) that’s available from 23 to 25 December 2018.
Begin with a Charcuterie & Cheese Station With Asian Inflections, brimming with unique selections like Sarawak Pineapple Glazed Ham, Cumin Coriander-marinated Olives, Lup Cheong, Manchego and Nori Goat Cheese.
Continue the feasting with Crab & Chestnut Soup, Roasted Red Bass, Oak-Smoked 64-degree Turkey Breast Roulade and Quince Christmas Pudding. Wash it all down with a warm side of Mulled Wine Carafe.
We may not have snow-covered forests here, but a festive dinner in our very own UNESCO World Heritage Site sure sounds like a delight.
Botanico: 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Garage, Level 2, Singapore 257488 | Tel: +65 9831 1106 | Opening hours: (Mon & Tues) Closed, (Wed to Fri) 6pm – 11pm, (Sat & Sun) 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm | Website | Facebook | Instagram
8. Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Take in the breath-taking views of Singapore’s skyline from the 55th floor of ION Orchard Mall, at Salt Grill & Sky Bar. Celebrate the Eve of Christmas with the impressive sights for S$148++ for a five-course dinner. You can also opt to enjoy your meal with a bottle of Lanson Champagne for an additional S$88++!
Be treated to a starter of Hokkaido scallop, nam jim, crustacean oil with puffed rice before moving on to Bangalow Pork, apple & ginger puree, fermented cabbage and verjuice glaze. You’ll absolutely love the whisky-glazed wagyu short rib, smoked potato, broad bean and pickled cherry; it’s an absolute winner.
Hold your merry-making celebration above the city, and be treated to an exquisite meal by one of Singapore’s best beautiful dining spots!
Salt Grill & Sky Bar: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard Mall, #55-01, Singapore 238801 | Tel: +65 6592 5118 | Opening hours: (Mon to Fri) 11.30am – 1.45pm, 6pm – 9.45pm, (Sat & Sun) 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.45pm | Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Baba Chews Bar & Eatery
Should you be seeking out an alternative Christmas Eve this year, head to Baba Chews Bar & Eatery for their rendition of festive delicacies, done Peranakan-style!
They are putting a modern and traditional touch of cuisine from the Straits of Malacca on your yuletide celebrations for only S$60++ per person.
Savour their “Bibik” Prawn With Caviar And Tamarind Fennel, Seared Ahi Tuna With Kaffir Lime And Mango Coulis, Tornado Prawn Roll With Nonya Sambal Emulsion, Buak Keluak Chicken Tart, a DIY Kueh Pie Tee station, Beef Short Ribs Rendang, and Salted Egg Macaroons and “Teh Tarik” Ivoire Mousse With Milo Crumbs to end the evening.
Celebrate this Christmas Eve with an Asian flair and revel in the rich food culture that the Peranakans have to offer.
Baba Chews Bar & Eatery: 86 East Coast Road, Katong Square, Singapore 428788 | Tel: +65 6723 2025 | Opening hours: (Sun to Thurs) 6.30am – 11pm, (Fri & Sat) 6.30am – 12am | Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge
Dress up for an Italian affair this Christmas Eve at Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge. This year, they’re offering a Christmas Table d’Hote menu on 24 and 25 December 2018 (S$88++ per person for 3-course, S$98++ per person for 4-course, including access to the dessert bar).
Diners can look forward to Foie Gras Terrine as starters, and tantalising Scampi & Amaretto Biscuit Bottoni Ravioli and Baby Lobster Bisque. The dessert bar will await you with a delightful spread of House-made Tiramisu, assorted macarons, Panna Cotta, Traditional Panettone, and a Christmas log cake.
With a view that’s to-die-for on the 43rd floor of the Ocean Financial Centre, there’s every reason to hold your festivities at one of the best Italian dining spots that Singapore has to offer!
Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge: 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, Singapore 049315 | Tel: +65 6509 1488 | Opening hours: (Mon to Wed) 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm, (Thurs & Fri) 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 12am, (Sun) 6.30pm – 11.30pm | Website | Facebook | Instagram
‘Tis the season for merry-making and indulging and sharing in all the amazing food that this time of the year entails! With so many options for your picking, you’re bound to find the right venue and dining option for your party – making it a Christmas Eve to remember for years to come.