It’s my favourite time of the year again, when shopping malls start playing catchy Christmas tunes, and everything just seems brighter and full of joy.
‘But what’s so great about malls during the festive period?’ you may ask. True, shopping malls in Singapore are so ubiquitous that it’s hard to imagine there’s anything different during the festive season.
Well, if you’re as much of a foodie and fan of good deals as I am, then you’ll want to read on. ‘Tis the season to rejoice, because Raffles City is bringing us 15 tasty food deals so that we can share the joy with our friends and family.
Celebrate like the Germans this festive season—from 27 November – 5 January 2020—with Brotzeit‘s three Christmas Set menus, which ranges from S$48 to S$58 per person for the three-course menu, and S$78 per person for a four-course menu.
The four-course menu will require and is lavish enough to feed a minimum of eight people, so be sure to rally your friends for a hearty feast! Start off with Lobster Soup laced with brandy or a nutritious Festive Winter Salad piled with roast pumpkin, beets, dried fruit and nuts.
You can then dive into a Trio of Fish featuring smoked salmon, gravlax and smoked trout. The star of the meal will be the Oven-roasted Goose, accompanied by a choice of three out of the following six dishes—Venison Stew, Duck Confit, Venison Sausages, Veal Sausage, Mixed Brotzeit Sausages and Schäufele (cured honey-glazed pork).
Be sure to save space, as the set includes trio of Classic Crème Brulee, Roasted Apple with Vanilla Sauce and Warm Chocolate Cake. There will be definitely plenty of festive cheer to go around, along with an abundance of food for the whole family!
Expected Damage: S$48 – S$78 per pax
2. Buffet Town
You’ve definitely heard of the affordable all-you-can-eat international spread at Buffet Town, which has over 300 buffet items and 29 food categories. There’s even a mini playground for the little ones to have fun while their parents dine—talk about family-friendly!
From 13 – 30 December 2019, Buffet Town brings us a Yuletide menu with favourites like Festive Roasted Turkey, Honey Gammon Ham, Roasted Beef With Truffle Paste and other delicious festive dishes. Don’t miss out on the quintessential Christmas cake, the Christmas Log Cake.
Expected Damage: Lunch, 16 – 20 Dec, 23 & 26 Dec, 27 & 30 Dec: S$31.80++ (Adult), S$18.80++ (Child) | Lunch, 14 & 15 Dec, 21 & 22 Dec, 28 & 29 Dec: S$40.80++ (Adult), S$19.80++ (Child) | Lunch, 24 & 25 Dec: S$44.80++ (Adult), S$19.80++ (Child)
Dinner, 16 – 19 Dec, 23, 26 & 30 Dec: S$44.80++ (Adult), S$21.80++ (Child) | Dinner, 13 – 15 Dec, 20 – 22 Dec, 27 – 29 Dec: S$54.80++ (Adult), S$22.80++ (Child) | Dinner, 24 Dec (two seatings) & 25 Dec: S$58.80++ (Adult), S$22.80++ (Child)
3. Café&Meal MUJI
Our favourite minimalist store joins in for the merry season! Café&Meal MUJI has seen a healthy throng of fans peruse their goods at MUJI, before settling in for a wholesome meal at their café since opening day.
This Christmas, you can tuck into their Festive Set Meal (S$28.80, U.P. S$34.50 – S$36.50), which consists of four festive deli dishes, a serving of 16-grain rice, a choice of drink, and a choice of dessert, until 25 December 2019.
From the Cold Deli, there’s Turkey Ham And Baby Potato Salad and Roasted Chicken Cobb Salad, while the Hot Deli will serve Bacon Meatloaf With Roasted Pineapple Giblet Sauce and Roasted Veal With Balsamic Glaze And Berries Compote.
Just wanna swing by and take a break from Christmas shopping? Have tea time with their adorable festive desserts such as Berry Shroom (S$7.90), a cute-as-a-button mushroom-shaped tangy raspberry mousse dessert pumped with sweet, tart strawberry filling on a vanilla cream stem, accompanied by a lush gathering of matcha streusel. There’s also Chocolate Black Currant Mochi Log (S$7.90), a chocolate log cake, with chewy black currant mochi in fluffy kirsch cream.
There are even log cakes for your picking to impress your guests at the party (last pre-order date is 20 December 2019), with delightful flavours such as Chocolate Orange Marmalade Log Cake (S$42, 500g/piece) and Strawberry Fraisier Log Cake (S$42, 500g/piece). With this many treats in one place, you’ll be feeling like a kid in a candy store!
Expected Damage: S$7.90 – S$30 per pax
Café&Meal MUJI: #02-20/22 | Tel: +65 6264 4189 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily) | Website
4. Da Paolo Gastronomia
The most joyous time of the year calls for one of the biggest feasts of the year! Da Paolo Gastronomia will be able to offer just that, from 1 November to 21 December 2019, with their hefty Truffle-Infused Deboned Roast Turkey (S$225, approximately five kilos and serves 10 to 12 pax), stuffed with Cotechino Italian pork sausage, mushrooms, chestnuts, and herbs, with a side of potatoes, carrots and red wine sauce.
Prefer roast chicken instead? Then go with Deboned Roast Chicken (S$88, approximately 2kg and serves six to eight pax), stuffed with potatoes, chicken sausage and herbs, along with a side of cranberry sauce. They even have tempting add-ons such as Christmas Stuffing (S$37.50 for four to six pax), made from turkey, chicken, mushrooms, bread and herbs, as well as Italian Meatballs (S$24 for 12 pieces).
Be one of the first to get your hands on their exclusive panettone and pandoro, one of the first and few to bring this classic Italian festive bread to our shores! If you’re into simple flavours, then the Pandoro Classico (S$48 for 750g) will suit you best, as it’s a traditional Italian Christmas cake made with fresh butter and natural vanilla, baked in an eight-pointed star-shaped pan.
Alternatively, you could go for the more exciting Panettone al Prosecco (S$58 for 900g) where timeless meets His Excellency “Prosecco D.O.C.G.”, the most celebrated wine of the Veneto area. Keep the kids entertained with their fun selection of Gingerbread Cookies (S$5.50 per cookie) and colourful log cakes, Vanilla Raspberry (S$68) and Flourless Chocolate Log Cake (S$68).
They also have two beautiful creations that will serve as stunning food centrepieces for the buffet spread at any home party—the Pistachio & Dark Chocolate/Hazelnut & Salted Milk Chocolate/Raspberry White Chocolate Cornflakes Wreath (S$39 each), and the Gingerbread Cookie Tree (S$65), homemade gingerbread cookies stacked up to form a Christmas tree.
No matter the party size, Da Paolo Gastronomia is there for all your year-end festivity needs!
Expected Damage: S$30 – S$50 per pax
5. Marché Mövenpick
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you can celebrate it with Marché Mövenpick’s Christmas offerings!
Get ready for a slew of delightful festive dishes from our favourite Swiss restaurant, from 16 November 2019 – 1 January 2020.
For starters, try the hearty Seafood Tomato Stew (S$12.90) or the refreshingly light Snowball Salad (S$34.90). Served with 300g of fresh Burrata cheese, basil pesto and San Marzano tomatoes, this salad is great for sharing.
Moving on to the mains, choose from Grinch Ravioli (S$25.90), Roasted Duck Breast (S$29.90) or Seabass Mediterranean Style (S$34.90). The seabass, in particular, is perfect for larger groups, because the dish comes is a whole oven-baked seabass weighing 900g, served with rosemary roasted potatoes on the side.
End the meal on a sweet note with the Sweet Crepe (S$13.90), which comes with fresh strawberries, Zabaione (Italian light custard) and Stracciatella (milk-based gelato with chocolate shavings).
Ready for a festive feast?
Expected Damage: S$30 – S$40 per pax
6. Fish & Co
Share the festive joy with your friends and family this Christmas season, with two new dishes from Fish & Co.
From 14 November 2019 – 2 January 2020, enjoy the all-new Viet Cajun Broth Pot (S$46.95)—a medley of seafood infused with Cajun oil, and Vietnamese and New Orleans flavours—and the mouth-watering British Cod Fish & Chips (S$29.95).
And if you’re celebrating Christmas with your family, why not order the Family Feast (S$99) for four to share? It comes with the Viet Cajun Broth Pot, British Cod Fish & Chips, and Chicken & Mushroom Cream Pasta as mains. For starters, you can share White Bait and Caesar Salad With Tamago, and you can also choose from four drinks (Blue Lagoon, Sunny Island, Tropical Breeze, and Summer Cooler).
Psst, if you purchase the Family Feast from 1 – 25 December 2019, you’ll stand a chance to win amazing prizes—ranging from Adventure Cove Waterpark one-day adult tickets, to S.E.A. Aquarium and The Maritime Experiential Museum one-day adult tickets, to even Universal Studios Singapore one-day adult tickets!
Expected Damage: S$20 – S$40 per pax
7. Osaka Ohsho
Ahh, fried chicken katsu always hits the spot. I’m sure you’ve heard of Osaka Ohsho, which has a few outlets across Singapore. But did you know that this eatery is actually a crowd favourite in Osaka, Japan?
For Christmas, they’ve cooked up something special for us. Get your tastebuds doing a happy festive dance with their all-new Tar Tar Chicken With Gyoza Set (S$15.90). Crispy pieces of fried chicken are coated in Osaka Ohsho’s signature batter, and topped with a housemade tartar sauce.
This comes in a set, so you can enjoy the signature Yaki Gyoza, together with hearty miso soup, fluffy rice, and a soft drink of your choice.
Expected Damage: S$15.90 per pax
Osaka Ohsho: #B1-75 | Tel: +65 6338 5584 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm (Daily) | Website
Bring on the festivities at modern French-themed bistro Poulet! Offering scrumptious French cuisine at pocket-friendly prices, this restaurant has an all-day French menu for comfortable dining and indulgence.
Their signature Poulet Roti is a must-try dish. Brined overnight in a secret blend of citrus and herbs, the chicken is then slow-cooked and finally served with three different yummy sauces.
This Christmas, share the joy with your friends and family, and enjoy the Chicken Platter (S$36.90) together. A whole roast chicken is served with vegetables and shoestring fries, making it a wholesome Yuletide meal—perfect for sharing!
Expected Damage: S$36.90 per platter
9. Real Thai
This Christmas, Real Thai is offering the ‘season of chicken skewers’!
You can look forward to Chicken Skewer Basil Rice With Tom Yum Soup (S$12.80), a hearty combination that’s sure to warm your bellies. If you’re looking for something lighter, the Papaya Salad & Chicken Skewer (S$7.80), served on the same platter, is sure to satisfy your cravings.
Don’t forget to try the three different kinds of sauces available: Sweet Chilli Sauce, Thai Northern Sauce and Sriracha Chilli Sauce.
Expected Damage: S$13 per pax
You may have heard of a white Christmas, but have you ever heard of a Greek Christmas? That’s exactly what you can enjoy at Supergreek! This fast-casual Greek eatery aims to deliver wholesome and healthy Greek cuisine, through affordable souvlaki grain bowls (S$7.90 – S$14.90 per bowl), pita wraps and salads.
Supergreek also serves up its homemade Greek yoghurt (S$4.90 – S$7.90)—possibly the first in Singapore, this super healthy and super yummy yoghurt is made daily through a process that takes 30 hours.
From 23 – 29 December 2019, you can get a Christmas Greek yoghurt for free, when you purchase two souvlaki grain bowls. That’s as good a reason as any to start eating more healthily!
Expected Damage: S$4.90 – S$14.90 per pax
11. TAP Craft Beer Bar
Famous for its open-concept bar, TAP Craft Beer Bar is also getting in on the festive scene with a 1-for-1 lunch deal that runs daily, from 11.30am to 2pm.
With dishes ranging from classics like carbonara and shepherd’s pie to fusion dishes like TAP’s Crabby Chilli Pasta (S$12) and Asian Mushroom Pasta (S$10), lunchtime doesn’t have to be dull. If the two items ordered are of different prices, the lower-priced one will be free.
While you’re there, why not consider grabbing a pint or two? The selection of beers is pretty amazing, if you ask me.
Expected Damage: S$10 – S$12 per pax
12. The Botanic
On 24 & 25 December 2019, The Botanic will serve up a special two-day menu with your choice of either Seafood Platter or Roast Meat Platter, at only S$48++ per pax for either! Want to add a touch of booze to the deal? Treat yourself to a glass of refreshing Red/White Sangria for only S$18++!
The Seafood Platter will feature some of the best catches from the sea with fresh oysters with ginger flower, local mussel with smoked vinegar, king prawns, fresh lobster, Australian octopus in ponzu, lightly cured tuna, taramasalata with salmon roe, and flatbread.
On the other hand, the Meat Platter highlights succulent roasts such as French spatchcock, Australian organic pork rack with olive tapenade, beef flat iron with mustard cream, asparagus in cultured butter, roast baby potato, baby cos and macadamia salad.
Whatever your palate may decide on, you’re sure to be treated to the best of either land or sea!
Expected Damage: S$48 – S$70 per pax
13. The Coffee Academïcs
Celebrate the festive season with the renowned Hong Kong speciality coffee brand, The Coffee Academïcs.
This Christmas, you can look forward to a selection of handcrafted festive cupcakes at S$5.50 per cupcake or S$20 for four cupcakes, in flavours like Forest Berries, Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Salted Caramel S’mores. These cupcakes are available throughout December 2019, while stocks last.
Aside from sweet treats, The Coffee Academïcs is well-known for its award-winning coffee beans and innovative drinks creation. So, you can expect interesting festive beverages such as Spiced Apple Espressoda (S$7) and Raspberry Cinnamon Vienna (S$8).
The Spiced Apple Espressoda is a Singapore exclusive and uses The Coffee Academïcs’ Christmas Spice Blend. This imbues notes of berries, complex spices, smoked cedarwood and a hint of cane sugar. Topped with an apple slice torched with cinnamon sugar, this is sure to put you in the festive mood.
Expected Damage: S$S$5.50 – S$10 per pax
14. The Cocoa Trees
Christmas is all about giving, and gifting, and if you’re in the gifting mood, The Cocoa Trees offers a festive hamper that’s perfect for chocolate lovers.
With delicious bars of chocolate such as Toblerone and Fazer’s Geisha, to chocolate boxes like The Belgian chocolate seashells and Gavottes, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If you’re looking for something that isn’t so chocolatey, there’s even a pack of Honey Butter Almonds—the most popular Korean snack from GILIM Tom’s Farm will have you polishing off the entire pack in no time!
Keep it for yourself, or gift it to a fellow chocolate lover: the choice is yours.
Expected Damage: S$28 per hamper
15. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
One of Japan’s famous confectionery stores, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory has been a hit with Singaporeans ever since it opened in 2017. The Japanese cheese confectionery brand is known for its cheesy cakes, cookies and soft serves.
This festive season, celebrate Yuletide with the long-awaited Winter and Christmas flavours! Available in all shops, these Chocolat & Mascarpone Cookies (S$18) consist of soft yet crunchy espresso dough sandwiching a smooth blend of Mascarpone cheese and scrumptious chocolate.
The decadent and Singapore-exclusive Salted Caramel & Mascarpone Cookies (S$18.80) are available in-store now. You’ll want to sink your teeth into salted, buttery caramel and Mascarpone cheese, in nostalgic purple and batik-inspired packaging.
I mean, really, who can say no to festive cookies?
Expected Damage: S$18.80
Christmas is a time for indulgence, but more importantly, togetherness. And these Christmas specials offer the opportunity for just that—communal dining, and time spent with your friends and family.
Now that you’ve browsed the list of Christmas food deals, what’s your top pick for your festive meal?
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Raffles City.
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252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103