See 2017 in style with these set dinners and buffets. We dish out top dining spots with best New Year's Eve menus (with plenty of Champagne and cocktails, of course)
Nothing quite lifts our spirits like the holiday season and all its Yuletide charm. But New Year’s Eve is the glitzy affair of the year, thanks to raucous parties and jaw-dropping fireworks galore. Whether you stuck to your resolutions or not, you deserve to see the year off in A-grade style – so go ahead and treat ourself to top-notch nosh at these restaurants with New Year’s Eve dinner menus. You might wanna kick off 2017 on the right foot by booking these spots ASAP.
Dine on 3
Why visit: You might want to steer clear of skin-tight dresses for this one – at the resort’s in-house resto, Dine on 3, diners are treated to a massive 78-metre buffet spread of over 100 international specialities.
Signature highlights: Black pepper crab, traditional roast turkey, pan-seared foie gras, whole roast and lamb in Moroccan spices.
Cost: SGD$138++ per adult
Xperience Restaurant and HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar
Why visit: Admittedly, we’d love any reason to head to SO Sofitel Singapore (a stunning heritage exterior and chic decor. What’s not to like?). But one of our top reasons has got to be stylish dining spot Xperience Restaurant. It’s our go-to haven for modern European cuisine with Asian influences, where dishes are masterfully crafted by the culinary team. We recommend dining early, as you’ll want to head up to HI-SO rooftop pool bar for the countdown party – at $140 NETT, you’ll enjoy free flow of house spirits, beers, wines and a glass of champagne. Once you’re happily stuffed, you’ll want to head up to HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar for the countdown party with the hype beginning from 9pm onwards – at $140 NETT, you’ll enjoy free flow of house spirits, beers, wines and a glass of Champagne.
Signature highlights: The New Year’s Eve six course dinner will end on a theatrical note with a pre-dessert and dessert, with the Ruinart Champagne Sorbet as well as ‘Fake’ Pear, Nougat Snow,Black Olives, Vanilla.
Cost: $128++. For wine pairings, add $60++ per person and for a bottle of Champagne at HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar, add on $100++.
NOX Dine in the Dark
Why visit: You’re in for a mind-altering meal at NOX, as you’ll be completely shrouded in darkness as good (handi)-capable hands cater to you. This New Year’s Eve, expect to be stunned and satiated by the restaurant’s exclusive four-course menu of 14 different dishes.
Signature highlights: Details of the lineup are naturally scant, but from our previous rewarding experience, we’re expecting major contrasts in flavours, premium ingredients and a baffling culinary guessing game like no other.
Cost: $168++ per person. Prices include a glass of bubbly.
NOX – Dine in the Dark, 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546, p. 6298 0708.
Why visit: Four hours of pure gluttony await at this award-winning restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Dinner. If its famed, decadent brunches are anything to go by, this one’s set to be a truly sinful spread.
Signature highlights: It’s got something for everyone, with a lineup featuring a raclette cheese station, an expansive seafood station and a huge array of tantalising desserts.
Cost: $238, which includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, selected red wine and white wine, beers, fresh juices and soft drinks; or $188, which includes unlimited fruit juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea
Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
The Ritz Carlton
Why visit: The Ritz Carlton is known for its unbeatable views of the fireworks. That, coupled with music from a live band and the mega feast, spells one heck of a glitzy celebration.
Signature highlights: The eight-course dinner includes Kaluga queen caviar, baked Atlantic turbot and char-grilled wagyu tenderloin. Also, go nuts for Alaskan king crab, lobster and scallops at the seafood station and down it all with unlimited bubbles.
Cost: From $388 per person
The Ritz Carlton, Colony and Chihuly Lounge, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799.
Sabio by the Sea
Why visit: This powerhouse of fab Spanish food has all the Mediterranean treats we love, including salty jamón ibérico, flavour-packed chorizos, and ice-cold jugs of summery sangria. And if you’re looking to get away from the New Year’s crowds, Quayside Isle’s quiet locale is a prime spot.
Signature highlights: The New Year’s Eve dinner includes a selection of tapas, and a hearty paella (choose between seafood or vegetable).
Cost: $88 for two
Sabio by the Sea, 31 Ocean Way, #01-02 Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098373, p. 6690 7568.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Why visit: The hotel’s throwing the hottest celebration of the year with an extravagant feast and live music at its three separate dining venues (the Lobby, Marriott Cafe and Crossroads Cafe).
Signature highlights: The spread includes pan-seared scallop with caviar, roast prime rib of beef and spicy lobster Catalana style.
Cost: Price ranges according to seating tier. From $159++ to $239++.
CÉ LA VI
Why visit: Unparalleled panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline makes this rooftop restaurant atop Marina Bay Sands a buzzy spot for all occasions, most notably for New Year’s Eve.
Signature highlights: Kataifi Alaskan King Crab, Wagyu Beef Cheek Stew, Roasted Squab Pigeon, and Pastry Chef Ariane’s selection of desserts, Petit Four.
Cost: $288++ per person, and includes optional wine or champagne pairing.
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7688.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Why visit: If splurging’s on the cards, this swanky watering hole will make you feel like you’re soaring high in life – literally, 62 storeys above ground! Jaw-dropping views are equally matched with delectable dishes here – expect no less with the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve “Glitz, Glamour and Gold” celebration. Executive Chef, Christopher Millar, will pull out all the stops with a progressive Australian menu.
Signature highlights: The mouthwatering line-up includes caramelised foie gras with Champagne jelly, oysters velouté and saffron anda succulent Japanese Wagyu A4 with watercress, truffle and sherry-glazed onion.
Cost: First seating (6pm to 7pm) is priced at $180++ per person for four courses and includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. The second seating (9pm to 10.30pm) is priced at $350++ or $408++ (window seating) per person for five courses and includes a glass of Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne.
Stellar at 1-Altitude; 1 Raffles Place; Lvl 62 1-Altitude; Singapore 048616, p. 6438 0410.
Adrift by David Myers
Why visit: Japanese junkies have to pay this modern, high-end Izakaya a visit. Helmed by celebrity chef and restaurateur, David Myers, Adrift features only stellar culinary creations made with the finest seasonal ingredients. If you consider yourself a major foodie, this dining temple’s the best place to usher in the new year.
Signature highlights: The eight-course Omakase menu features uni with caviar and dashi, Kagoshima carpaccio with pickled myoga, fresh wasabi and sautéed abalone with wild mushrooms and brown butter dumplings.
Adrift Bar & Restaurant by Chef David Myers, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, , Singapore 018956, p. 6688 5657.
Faber Peak Singapore
Why visit: Prefer a New Year’s Eve party that’s away from the crowds this year? Take your pick between Spuds & Aprons and Faber Bistro – both restos are casual dining spots with affordable prices and gorgeous city vistas. And forget about watching fireworks from a rooftop; how does a romantic cable car view sound? Just for 31 December, cable car operations will run all the way ’til 1am (make sure you time it right so you get the midnight slot!). For the ultimate luxe experience, book the Celebration Cabin for a party of six ($488++ for six guests for 90 minutes), and be pampered with a sweet chocolate treat platter, party packs, and two bottles of Champagne with an unbeatable view to boot.
Signature highlights: From Spuds & Aprons, diners have the options of traditional crab bisque and char-grilled US beef striploin. While from the latter, main course options include baked Maine lobster with hollandaise linguine pasta, tomato and zucchini or grilled angus ribeye.
Cost: $95++ per person