When it comes to Christmas, we think of a few things besides presents: get-togethers with family and friends, and delicious festive meals. Whether it’s the long-awaited turkey dishes, roast meats, or titillating platters of seafood, we want them all.
Ahead, we have collated 12 places that have announced their Christmas menus, whether you want an elegant plated dinner (with wine pairings) or a jolly buffet with festive dishes.
For a restaurant suited for all members of the family (yes, including furbabies), take a trip down to Reddot Brewhouse to indulge in a traditional Christmas feast. Its festive menu consists of Love Bundle Festive Platter ($128), a tray filled with jumbo prawns, lamb rack, pork belly, grilled portobello mushroom homemade sauce, and much more; and Merry Turkey ($24), a pan-seared turkey breast with king oyster mushrooms and beetroots. To top it all off, the Jingle Bells dessert ($15) ends the meal on a delightfully sweet note with apple cheesecake topped with fresh fruits.
Of course, no meal is complete without a drink. Enjoy either freshly brewed Christmas ale or Sweethearts ($18), a cocktail that marries the flavours of lychee, passion fruit, and fresh lime.
The experience doesn’t end there, though. Before your visit, pen a message to whoever you are taking with you to the place and Santa Claus will personally deliver it to your table.
Available now. Located at 25A Dempsey Road, #01-01, and opened from Monday to Saturday. Call +65 6535 4500 or visit here to make your reservations.
Bask in the celebratory spirit at Conrad Centennial Singapore’s buffet line, Oscar’s, which will be serving up an indulgent assisted buffet spread.
Love a free-flow of seafood? One of the highlights is the Frutti Di Mare platter piled with the likes of oysters, prawns, and sashimi as well as Boston lobster and Alaskan king crab legs (the latter two are available only on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve).
You’ll also be treated to lots of other delights, like a punchy snapper and pineapple ceviche, salmon quinoa poke, and an aromatic truffled turkey pincho. Don’t miss out on hearty meats like the dry-rubbed roasted rib eye, and the roasted turkey, drizzled with a brandy-infused gravy, and cranberry foie gras bread stuffing.
For those of you with a taste for Asian fare, there are dishes like Indonesian chicken rendang, Oscar’s signature laksa, crispy cereal fish skin, and more.
$58++ per person for lunch to $78++ for dinner till 31 Dec, and from $178++ per person on Dec 24 (dinner), Dec 25 (Brunch and dinner) and Dec 31 (Dinner). Visit its website for reservations or more information. Conrad Centennial Singapore is at 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982.
Looking to experience a lavish seven or eight-course meal on Christmas Eve and day?
Before each meal, start off with an array of snacks, ranging from beetroot to kangaroo, before diving into the respective menus at contemporary Australian restaurant Salted and Hung.
The Christmas Eve and Day Dinner ($208++) consists of a uni (sea urchin) with vegetable puree and a sake jelly starter, followed by fresh king fish slices artfully placed to resemble a rose. Afterwards, dine on king crab and Caluga caviar with a side of collagen chips. But of course, we can’t forget the main course. Enjoy servings of Australian marron with shellfish and buttermilk emulsion, alongside dry-aged wagyu with truffles and potato millefeuille.
For the Christmas Day lunch menu ($148++) you can look forward to the restaurant’s signature honey-baked ham, with main courses of turbot with shellfish emulsion and the same dry-aged wagyu served for dinner.
Both repertoires feature rum-infused Christmas pudding topped with cream and berries. Better yet, you can take home Mr. Bucket’s Christmas Bon Bon, Gingerbread, and Egg Nog to continue the indulgence afterwards.
Available on Dec 24 and 25, 2021. Located at 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591. Visit Chope to make your reservations.
Drop by the authentic Cantonese fine-dining restaurant to experience a Chinese-inspired Christmas meal. Dig into the ‘Christmas Baked Turkey Surprise’, a festive rendition of Beggar’s Chicken.
Encased within a flour crust, the turkey stuffed inside is one of tender, smokey goodness that emits a rich herbal aroma. But that’s not all this dish has to offer because the fun part comes in cracking it open yourself.
We don’t know about you, but that sounds both exciting and perfectly Instagram-worthy.
Available from now until Jan 2, 2022. The Christmas Baked Turkey Surprise is priced at $68++ and serves two to four pax. Feng Shui Inn is at 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269. Visit its website for more information and make your reservation.
Also at Resorts World Sentosa is the newly opened Curate Cucina Pisana, which showcases premium produce of Pisa imported from boutique producers. The Italian resto’s Festive Menu kicks off a meaty grilled Fremantle octopus atop white cannellini beans, then ‘Cacciucco’ or a Tuscan seafood stew with potato dumplings and king crab.
For mains, you get the choice of a Boston lobster fusili pasta in a saffron cream sauce, or a dark cocoa marinated venison striploin with Chianti wine sauce. Your meal’s completed with an array of classic Italian Christas desserts, like torrone (a type of nougat) and Cantuccini cookies.
The Festive Dinner menu is at $148++ per person (additional $78++ for wine pairing). Visit its website for reservations or more information. Curate Cucina Pisana is at 26 Sentosa Gateway The Forum, #01-231 & 232, Singapore 098138.
Head to Andaz Singapore’s Alley on 25 restaurant on both the eve of and Christmas day itself and you’ll be treated to a Premium Festive Platter ($168++) that comes with a fresh Sashimi Platter and Lobster Thermidor as well as other delectable sides and festive favourites, such as roasted turkey roulade with mushroom stuffing and beef wellington.
The Premium Festive Platter can be ordered on Dec 24 to 25, 2021. Alley on 25 is at Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser St, Level 25, Singapore 189354. Visit its website for reservations or more information.
Set meals not really your thing? Well, then how about a buffet lunch? Enjoy a feast of beef stifatho, lamb kofta, bread and butter pudding, and choc plate banana log cake. But of course, no buffet is really a buffet without oysters and sashimi, which will be aplenty, to slurp down.
Along with the buffet lunch, they are releasing their newest creation called the Cereal Roast Turkey with Salted Egg Sauce ($138). Slow-roasted to retain the moisture of the poultry, the turkey is wrapped in fragrant ‘cereal’ that is deep-fried in a wonderful blend of chilli, butter, and curry leaves. Talk about putting a local spin on a Christmas staple!
The Christmas Buffet is available from now to Jan 1, 2022. It is priced at $36++* per person (adult) and $20 per person (child). Holiday Inn Atrium Hotel is at 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075. Visit its website for reservations.
*- price is after a 50 per cent discount that lasts from now until the end of the buffet.
has a slew of offerings on its special Christmas menu, with four appetisers and five main courses to choose from.
For appetisers, think Crab and Prawn Cakes ($22++) topped with salsa tropika, Christmas Oyster Shooters ($15++) that combines fresh oysters from Japan with tomato salsa, orange ponzu, and grated radish, Grilled Half Shell Scallops ($16++), and Burrata Caprese ($24++), a refreshing salad with charred tomatoes and sourdough crisps.
For main courses, expect festive favourites such as the PS Christmas Traditional Dinner ($38++), a succulent oven-roasted turkey dish with apricot-glazed leg ham, and chestnut and sage stuffing. You can also dig into four other main courses like the Apricot Glazed Borrowdale Pork Chop ($44++), Pulled Lamb Shoulder Shawarma ($42++), Chicken Tikka Masala Pie ($34++), and Grass Fed Angus Tenderloin ($45++).
Lastly, let’s talk about the dessert. End the meal with the Christmas Chocolate Nougatine ($15++), which features decadent chocolate mousse and crunchy almond and cranberry nougat as a base. To make things even sweeter, it’s served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Available from Nov 29, 2021 onwards. Available at here.outlets islandwide. Find out more and make your reservation
Already have a Christmas dinner planned at home? Well, make the most of the day by going out to Republic bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore for some festive cocktails with your friends (or partner) afterward for much-needed downtime. From minced pie and cream sherry (yes, a drink!) to the normal eggnog, lean back and lighten up with your loved ones during this period.
During this time, Republic’s newly-released Tropical Festive Punch is also available. Consisting of arrack rum, mulled wine reduction, orange and lemon scrub, and a bunch of festive herbs, each bowl can hold 12 to 15 servings. If that doesn’t sound like a good time with your drink buddies, we don’t know what is!
Available from now to Dec 31, 2021. Festive cocktails are at $25 each while the Tropical Festive Punch is priced at $250 per bowl. Republic is at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, S039799. Find out more and make your reservation here.
Want to experience a true English Christmas meal? Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay delivers a three-course meal this season that will make you feel like you are celebrating the festive period in the UK.
For starters, choose between Chicken and Coie Gras Terrine, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with a truffle and mushroom brioche, and the restaurant’s Signature Scallop with a twist of spiced pumpkin pomegranate and bacon jam.
Main courses include Roasted Turkey Breast with chestnut stuffing and Pan Seared Cod served on top of a bed of mussels. Of course, if you have always wanted to try the restaurant’s risotto, now is a good time to do so with their Roasted Beetroot Risotto topped with black truffle.
End off the Christmas affair with traditional English desserts such as the Traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce or the Lemon Posset with shortbread.
Available from Nov 29 to Dec 25, 2021. The three-course meal is priced at $79++ per pax and is available for lunch and dinner. Located at 10 Bayfront Ave, L1 – 81, Singapore 018956. Find out more and make your reservation here.
Want to have a good festive meal and not break the bank? Spruce is offering a four-course meal for $68++. Enjoy a butternut squash soup with black truffles for your first course, and then savour chilled Hokkaido sea scallops with dry fig and lemon dressing. Fork out an additional $12++ to upgrade your second course to a pan-seared foie gras served with onion compote and staple brioche bread.
For mains, you have two options: a six-hour slow-cooked wagyu beef brisket served with mash and potatoes and red wine sauce or a more traditional Christmas dish – roasted turkey with brussel sprouts, apple chestnut stuffing, cranberry compote, and turkey gravy.
Lastly, relish either their rum and raisin parfait or their chocolate mousse with raspberry filling and nougatine.
Available from Dec 25 to 26, 2021. Each four-course meal is priced at $68++. Top up $12++ for foie gras. Located at their outlets in HillV2 and Phoenix Park. Make your reservations here.
Indulge in Italian flavours this festive season at Pete’s Place for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day brunch. Expect dishes such as the Roasted Chestnut Stuffed Porchetta, Baked Turkey Calzone, and Sustainable Seafood Cioppino.
And if you’re a coffee-lover, you may be delighted to know that you will be served classic Italian coffee along with festive desserts to wash everything down. The desserts include but are not restricted to their Mascarpone Amaretto Trifle and Ricotta Cannoli.
Available from Dec 24 to 25, 2021. Prices start from $98++ per pax for adults and $68++ per pax for children. $128++ per pax, inclusive of free-flow alcohol. Pete’s Place is at 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211. Make your reservation here.
This article was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.