Have a merry Christmas dining feast at these top restaurants and hotels
Save your summer body and diet plans for 2021 because ’tis the season to feast on glorious Christmas food. We’re talking about roast turkeys, glazed hams, Christmas desserts and beyond! What are you waiting for? Scroll through our Christmas dining guide for top picks!
Christmas dining in Singapore
1. The Knolls at Capella Singapore
Escape the city this Christmas season with a spectacular spread of holiday classics at The Knolls. Depending on the day, you can look forward to appetisers like Scottish smoked salmon and Alaskan king crab, roast turkey with winter vegetables and sauteed chestnuts, and wagyu beef short ribs for mains. Desserts come in the form of upside-down apple pudding and chocolate cranberry tart. Psst: Vegetarians can get in on the feasting as well. There’s a dedicated vegetarian set menu which includes the likes of porcini and cheese ravioli with black winter truffle, roasted winter vegetables and tomatoes with burrata mousse.
The Knolls, 24 Dec, $85 (lunch), $158 (dinner); 25 Dec, $158 (lunch), $85 (dinner), top up $98 for free flow of champagne, wines and beers or wine pairing; Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa, Singapore 098297
2. Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore
The holidays are here and it’s time to gather your loved ones for a lavish festive buffet to celebrate. At the top of our list? The a la carte buffet experience at Edge. Look forward to classic crowd pleasers like the roasted turkey breast with caramelised apples and crusted almond, glazed gammon ham with pineapple chutney and slow-cooked spiced beef brisket. Save some room for dessert because you’ll be seeing a sweet, sweet lineup with the likes of chocolate yule log, English fruit cake and Christmas pudding with brandy sauce taking the table. Come hungry!
Edge, 24 Dec, from $158 per adult (dinner), 25 Dec, from $168 per adult (brunch), from $158 per adult (dinner); Pan Paciﬁc Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
3. Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Indulge in a merry meal this holiday season! On Christmas Eve, tuck into a six-course feast replete with festive faves. Work up an appetite with starters like lobster bisque, pan-seared foie gras, Chilean scallops and gyoza. Then, take your pick from three main course selections, including the signature roasted prime rib of beef with turkey and Atlantic lobster tail with grilled ora king salmon. For desserts, choose between berry opera cake or chocolate pistachio cake. Come Christmas Day, dishes like BBQ bacon-wrapped chicken and the famous spinning bowl salad feature on the festive menu.
That’s not all! Lawry’s is giving diners a special Maker’s Mark Whisky treat (375ml) on Christmas Eve and Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and Day. Aged in American white oak barrels and made with red winter wheat for a hint of sweetness, there are only 20 bottles up for grabs daily. For the icing on the cake, Citi Cardmembers enjoy 10% off the Christmas Day Set menu with a deposit placed before 18 December. Plus, those who can’t make it on Christmas can get up to 40% off items from the a la carte menu. Terms and Conditions apply.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 24 – 25 Dec, from $169 on Christmas Eve, $139 for one and $229 for two on Christmas Day; #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
4. Fat Prince
Forget about your annual Christmas dining tradition and take the Middle Eastern route with Fat Prince’s festive menu. With flame-grilled Argentinian red prawns with green gazpacho, spiced roasted duck breast with caramelised endive and pumpkin puree, and fennel and potato salad, you won’t even miss roast turkey and all its trimmings. For dessert, there’s Turkish lemon tart and milk crisps made with Middle Eastern spice blend za’atar. Wash it all down with festive cocktail Hold The Pudding, which features rum-infused pudding.
Fat Prince, 14 – 24 Dec, $98, #01-01, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
5. Salted & Hung
For the whole of December, Salted & Hung will be doling out a festive ‘Feed Me’ tasting menu. It’s embellished with an unconventional selection of scallop with caviar, Jerusalem artichoke with confit egg and mushroom dashi, Miyazaki grape-fed pork loin with turnip and apple butter, and house-made charcuterie. On Christmas Eve and Day, you’ll see food items like king crab, honey-glazed ham and Kagoshima beef making an appearance.
Salted & Hung, ‘Feed Me’ menu, $68/$98 (lunch), $148/$188 (dinner); Christmas Eve and Day, $148(lunch), $188 (dinner); 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591
6. The English House, by Marco Pierre White
Dreaming of traditional English Christmas foods? Marco Pierre White has curated a three-course meal that will whisk you away to the lush countryside of England. Whet your appetite with a choice of starters, including cod fish fingers, beef carpaccio, fresh crab cocktail and foie gras terrine. For mains, you’ve got choices like roast turkey, lamb fillet, pan-seared salmon and veal chop. They’re all accompanied by roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, sauteed veggies, pigs in a blanket and gravy. End the Christmas dining feast on a sweet note with options like Christmas pudding and apple and orange tart.
The English House, by Marco Pierre White, 24 – 26 Dec, $125; 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238972
Riverside resto Summerlong has crafted a Christmas menu with hints of Mediterranean flair. Say yes to plates like oysters with Italian prosecco foam, artichoke dip with flatbread, Alaskan king crab tartare and Greek yoghurt cheesecake. Plus, a choice between grass-fed Australian angus beef with grilled asparagus and Jerusalem artichoke puree, or Mediterranean scampi with Greek orzo pasta. On Christmas day, you’ll be treated to a special brunch that spotlights a 42-hour slow-roasted orange juice and herb-marinated turkey with minced chicken and chestnut stuffing, served with a side of roasted potatoes and bell peppers.
Summerlong, 24 – 25 Dec, $75, #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
8. Alley on 25 at Andaz Singapore
Don your comfiest Christmas sweater and make your way to Alley on 25 for Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day lunch. Whet your appetite with the Christmas set platter, which includes an array of grilled meats and seafood. We’re talking about beef wellington, tiger prawns, herb-crusted lamb chops and turkey breast. Feeling bougie? Go for the premium variation where you’ll get to feast on sashimi and fresh seafood on ice such as French oysters, salmon tartare and more. Conclude your Christmas dining feast with desserts like apple strudel, speculoos soft serve ice cream and mango with passionfruit pavlova.
Alley on 25, 24 – 25 Dec, $128 (Christmas set platter), $148 (Premium Christmas Set Platter); Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
9. Beach Road Kitchen
You might want to swap your evening dress for stretchy pants, ‘cos the restaurant is pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable Christmas feast. Don’t take the word ‘feast’ lightly, as you’ll be spoilt with a bountiful spread. Enjoy festive roasts like turkey and honey glazed ham, a fresh seafood platter of Alaskan king crab and poached Boston lobster, and then some. Drop by on Christmas Eve or Day for dishes like tuna tartare, caviar with blini, pan-seared foie gras, and delightful dulcet yuzu log cake or ginger apple pie for dessert. Enjoy the theatrics with a sweet chefs-on-show dining concept where chefs will roll out food and dessert trolleys and put the final touches on your dishes. Best to whip out your phones for some IG content.
Beach Road Kitchen, 27 Nov – 30 Dec; Fri & Sat lunch, $78; Fri-Sun dinner, $98; Champagne Sun brunch, $178; 24 Dec lunch $78, dinner $148; 25 Dec brunch $148, dinner $98; JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
10. The Connoisseur Concerto
Christmas cheer comes in the form of decadent desserts and non-traditional turkeys at The Connoisseur Concerto. Highlights on the Christmas wonderland menu include Swiss-inspired turkey cordon bleu, with a panko-crusted turkey breast and a cheesy centre, and angel hair pasta with prawn and turkey paupiettes. Looking for log cakes? There’s the milk chocolate-based Nutty Choco Fantasy, the earl grey-infused Snowy Wonderland and the Santa-themed Choco Coffee Surprise. End with a refreshing festive drink like the Frosty Hojicha Frappe with cold brew coffee or the fruity Red Rudolph Fizz.
The Connoisseur Concerto Christmas wonderland menu, now till 3 Jan 2021, two-course menu at $33, three-course menu at $41, multiple locations including Bugis Junction, Ion Orchard and VivoCity
11. Oxwell & Clan
Raise your hand if you were devastated about Oxwell & Co’s closure. Fret not, as the restaurant is back with Oxwell & Clan, a joint venture with Straits Clan’s Clan Cafe. The six-week pop-up carries a festive Roast & Toast set menu featuring a festive tipple, sharing plates like salt and pepper shrimp and scotch egg, dishes like roast chicken, beef sirloin, roasted cauliflower and barramundi, and dessert. Great for groups of five!
Or you can go the a la carte route with Oxwell & Co’s signature roast dishes, stellar sides and the like. There’s crackled roast pork belly and grilled lamb chop along with plates of roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, charred Brussels sprouts and a marvellous spread of sauces. Don’t leave without trying the sticky date pudding, served with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Oxwell & Clan, until 31 Dec, Roast & Toast set menu, $98; Clan Cafe, Straits Clan, 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
12. Ce La Vi
Celebrate Christmas 57 storeys up high at Ce La Vi. Tuck into either a stellar four-course lunch menu or an indulgent five-course dinner menu. Dishes like pan-seared foie gras with pineapple, roast duck with five-spiced cranberries, ginger and sweet potatoes, and Hokkaido scallop ceviche will take centre stage. For vegetarians, the black truffle Christmas menu will have you savouring tasty meat-free plates like binchotan-grilled cauliflower and eggplant with black truffle soy glaze.
Ce La Vi, 24 – 25 Dec, $128 (four-course lunch menu), $188 (five-course dinner menu); Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
13. Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Singapore
Brasserie Les Saveurs is sticking to its roots by putting a French spin on its Christmas dining menu. Come Christmas Eve and Day, wolf down a celebratory spread of roast turkey with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, honey-glazed gammon ham, pan-seared foie gras with pumpkin compote and gingerbread coulis, beef wellington and more. The French flair truly shines through with desserts like pistachio and raspberry roll gâteaux, pear caramel choux puff and panettone with mascarpone cream and glühwein nitrogen ice cream. Just look out for the roving dessert trolley!
Brasserie Les Saveurs, 24 Dec, $328 (free-flow champagne, wine, beers and soft drinks); 25 Dec, $268 (free-flow champagne, wine, beers and soft drinks); Lobby Level, St. Regis, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
14. Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
If brunch is more your style, this Mega Safe Christmas Brunch beckons. Make space for a line-up of pan-seared barramundi with champagne sauce, foie gras terrine, sage butter roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, beef wellington and beyond. And what’s a Christmas brunch without free-flow bubbly? Choose between Rose or Brut Champagne and drink to your heart’s content. It’s the holiday season after all!
Kwee Zeen, 25 Dec, $138 for Tower Brunch, $128 for free-flow Brut Champagne and $148 for free-flow Rose Champagne; Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099891
Head chef of Zafferano, Andrea De Paola, has whipped up a Christmas dining menu Italian-style. So expect lots of seafood plates on the three- and five-course menus. Highlights include the luxurious Hokkaido scallop crowned with oscietra caviar, charcoal baked black cod, and tagliolini pasta with confit langoustine. For meat lovers, the wagyu beef tenderloin will satisfy. Psst: Go for the five-course menu and you will be served an exquisite Japanese A5 Miyazaki Wagyu. Dessert comes in the form of a nougat snowball with cardamom and gingerbread.
Zafferano, 24 – 25 Dec, $128 (three-course dinner), $248 (five-course dinner); L43, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 229456
Christmas is all about roasted meats and Morganfield’s does that best. This year, there are wow-worthy mains on the table, from classic festive mainstays like BBQ beef rib to new entrants like orange marmalade-glazed bone-in ham and herb-roasted turkey. Do take note that you have to put in your order three days in advance for all the meat dishes. Also, don’t miss out on Morgan’s Christmas Feast, which spotlights ribs in flavours of cranberry and hazelnut. Yum!
Morganfield’s, available throughout Dec, herb-roasted turkey and bone-in ham available till 27 Dec, various pricings; multiple locations including Orchard Central and VivoCity
17. Cable Car Sky Dining
Fly to Italy (kinda) with Italian inspired cuisine as you dine in the skies. Surprise your partner with the Cable Car Sky Dining – Fly Me To Italy experience, where you’ll be dining with a panoramic view as you ride to Sentosa. From the opening glass of bubbly to mains like braised veal shank with risotto or pan-seared cod fillet with ravioli, this is one special Christmas treat you won’t forget!
Cable Car Sky Dining – Fly Me To Italy, $328++ per couple, available now till March 2021 (blackout dates: 31 Dec and 14 Feb)
For a fuss-free, affordable Yuletide feast, this four-course Christmas food menu fits the bill. Start with the minestrone soup and festive salad followed by either the New Zealand king salmon or New Zealand beef pot roast for a hearty main, which includes servings of crushed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Collin’s, 1 – 31 Dec, $36, multiple locations including Marina Square and Cineleisure Orchard
Now all you have to do is take your pick from our Christmas dining guide!