8 restaurants with great Christmas spreads to reserve a table at
Every restaurant on this list has hearty, indulgent food (no fine dining portions sizes here), a large variety of dishes you can share with your family and a selection of food that will foster the Christmas spirit. Think juicy roast turkeys, sharing plates with delicious food that keep the conversation flowing, and desserts that will leave you wanting more.
It’s nearly Christmas, and if you haven’t found a restaurant to dine at yet, simply look through this list and choose from our top picks.
Oxwell & Co, a jazzy looking bar/restaurant is one of the more hip places we can think of to bring your friends for a casual Christmas dinner and then some tipples.
Your meal will start with fresh and crusty bread with a smooth butter spread. Appetisers include smoked ham, cured salmon, or pate, while main dishes range from rolled organic turkey, grass-fed beef fillet, roast pork belly, and the like.
Choose to end your meal three ways, tangy (if you get the Lemon Posset), sweet (if you pick the Orange Chocolate Mousse), or cheesy, if well, you pick a cheese platter.
If you feel like you’d still be left wanting, add on $10 to add on a yorkshire pudding with roast potatoes, parsnips, and brussel sprouts cooked in maple butter.
Price: $78++ for a three-course meal, $48++ for the vegetarian alternative.
Game of Thrones fans, this one is for you. Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel has created a buffet spread in which most of the food items have something to do with fire; whether it’s Beef Balls in Fiery Sambal Bajak or Drogon’s Fire Oysters – freshly shucked and flamed oysters that come spiced to your desired level of heat.
Other fiery Indonesian foods on the menu include Baked Spicy-stuffed Cincaru Sambal Tomat Chilli Padi and Bay Bug Terasi Sambal (stir-fried slipper lobster with shrimp paste sambal).
Yep, you’d probably want to order a glass of iced water along with that.
Even the bar upstairs, Propeller, lives up to the theme. The Mother of Dragons champagne comes smoking, and has dragonfruit balls inside (we see what you did there). Whereas the Winter Is Coming Flaming Cocktail is meant to be reminiscent of what Cersei Lannister did at Blackwater Bay – create a sea of wildfire.
Price: $58++ – $85++.
Location: 50 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098828
Reservations: Call 6818 6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Only lunch is available on Christmas Day)
If you’re geared to spoil yourself silly with a classic Christmas buffet, head down to Edge at Pan Pacific where there will be seven live stations that prepare and serve your food upon order.
The stations vary from charcuterie to a turkey carving station, because we all know we’d fail at carving it ourselves.
Over thirty types of artisanal French cheeses are available, and other meats such as Moroccan style spiced lamb and glazed champagne ham are included, too.
As you’d expect, there are many desserts to choose from at the end of your meal, but we’d recommend the chendol log cake that is delicately soft and moist, but packs a punch in terms of that authentic chendol flavour.
Price: Prices vary. Christmas day dinner prices start from $128 per pax.
This Yuletide season, Baba Chews Bar and Eatery serves up a Peranakan festive feast that’s great for family gatherings where you know your family members prefer Asian to Western food. The dishes are strongly influenced by the cuisine at the Straits of Malacca, so you’ll find dishes such as Turkey Breast “Assam” Curry, and Crackling Pork Belly “Panggang”.
Both festive brunches and dinner are offered. Brunch serves up hot breakfast meals cooked a la minute. Expect dishes such as Beef Rendang Bun, Fisherman Congee and (of course) Nasi Lemak. But a more westernised breakfast that includes Eggs Benedict and Buah Keluak waffles is also available for those who want their basic brunch items.
If dinner is preferred, book a table on Christmas eve (the only day they serve a festive dinner) to have a buffet of cold cuts, seafood on ice, cheeses and desserts; in addition to the Peranakan food mentioned above.
Price: $38++ – $58++ per pax.
Location: 86 East Coast Road, #01-01 Katong Square, Singapore 428788
Reservations: Call 6723 2025 /or email email@example.com. (Only brunch is available on Christmas day)
Summerlong, a Mediterranean beach-themed cafe along the Quayside is a great spot for knocking back tipples as you people watch, or group dinners with friends who want some Mediterranean bites. This Christmas though, they’ve created a seafood spread.
So if you’re looking for a nice, sunny and boozy twist to your Christmas, consider going to the Quayside for its Christmas Summer Punch – made with gin, pomegranate, apple spice syrup, and ginger ale or Eggnog in the Sun which is concocted with rum, spiced nougat cream, egg yolks, almond milk, pimento and grated nutmeg.
Food-wise, you’ll be served Alaskan King Crab Leg, Norwegian Trout Tartare, and Baked Mussels in a macadamia and herb crust, just to name a few. Needless to say, this is an amazing dinner for seafood lovers. As for dessert, you’ll have an Eggnog Semifreddo, with hazelnut praline, and smoked cherries. Mmm.
You may know Overeasy for their burgers, loaded fries, milkshakes, and being a quintessential American diner in general. But fries are swapped for crispy brussel sprouts, and burgers are switched to dishes like Texas Baby Back Ribs or oven-roasted Beer Can Chicken.
If you’re wondering what ‘beer can’ chicken is, it’s a whole chicken that’s been stuffed with an open beer can before baking so that all the moisture and some flavour from the beer seeps into the chicken. You’re in for a juicy treat if you order it.
Other sides that come with the Christmas set at Overeasy are parsnip purée, roasted potatoes, sage cornbread stuffing and an old-fashioned apple crumble. A classic American-style Christmas indeed.
Price: $98++ – $128++
Location: OverEasy Fullerton and OverEasy Orchard
Reservations: Reservations available via http://www.overeasy.com.sg/
The Feed Me menu is a selection of eight Australian-Italian dishes. created by Salted & Hung’s Chef Drew Nocente. If you didn’t know already, Salted & Hung specialises in nose-to-tail meats.
So if you and your buddies love all sorts of meat, you’ll enjoy the offerings at Salted & Hung, such as Rump Cap & Roasted Carrots, Cotechino (a large Italian sausage) & Braised Lentils, and of course, the charcuterie.
It’s not all meat though. Tasty seafood dishes such as cured salmon with burnt cream and kelp, or mackerel with horseradish, pickles and nori ash, are great additions to that menu that add a little bit of variety.
Price: $75++ per person
Location: 12 Purvis St, Singapore 188591
Reservation: Call 63583130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stellar At 1 Altitude Christmas 2017 Blackforest Pavlova
Stellar at 1-Altitude brings back its popular Christmas brunch that will leave you spoilt for choice, and then immensely stuffed.
We’re most excited about how all these decadent meats are free-flow. You need to try the charcuterie selections, turkey porcini, ham that’s glazed with mustard, classic braised leg of lamb, and wagyu short rib that’s been cooked for 24 hours and topped with nori and sesame.
The desserts will satisfy your inner sweet tooth and leave you utterly full, if the mains haven’t already. Pictured here is the Insta-worthy Blackforest Pavlova Wreath, and we’re drooling already thinking about sinking our teeth into that soft meringue with a fruit-studded crisp outer layer. There’s plenty of others to try too, from a guava coconut log cake, ginger date pudding, rum-soaked fruitcakes, and a Panettone Grande live station.
Make sure you’re starving before you go.
Price: $140++, add $60++ for free-flow prosecco
Location: Stellar at 1-Altitude, Level 62, One Raes Place, Singapore 048616
Reservations: Call 6438 0410 or email email@example.com