Have a merry Christmas dining feast at these top restaurants and hotels in Singapore.
‘Tis the season to be jolly! After shopping for Christmas trees, yule decorations, and gifts, it’s time to make your way to exquisite restaurants in Singapore for the ultimate holiday feast – from lunch to dinner. We’re talking roast turkey, glorious meat, decadent log cakes, sumptuous sides and more. Scroll through our Christmas food guide for top picks…
Ultimate Christmas 2021 dining guide in Singapore
1. Grand Hyatt Singapore
To celebrate its 50th birthday, Grand Hyatt Singapore is going all out for Christmas with a special themed menu across its four establishments. At mezza9, the festive menu is embellished with international faves like sashimi, Chinese roasts, dim sum and Xmas classics like roasted turkey, honey baked ham and roasted beef rib.
For Italian flavours, head over to Pete’s Place. The four-course meal spotlights dishes like burratina with parma ham, baked turkey calzone and porchetta with chestnut stuffing. At StraitsKitchen, you can feast on halal-certified fare, from local flavours like satay and popiah to festive faves such as roasted turkey and sauteed Brussels sprouts.
Meanwhile, 10 SCOTTS presents a lounge-style dining experience with plates like shaved serrano ham with honeydew melon, mushroom and truffle veloute, and a plethora of desserts including whiskey flambe plum pudding, apple tart tartine, and raspberry and passion fruit trifle.
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 24 – 25 Dec, from $168 (Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day Brunch at mezza9), 24 – 25 Dec, from $98 (Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch at Pete’s Place, 24 – 25 Dec, from $108 ((Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch at StraitsKitchen), 24 – 25 Dec, from $98 (Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day afternoon tea at 10 SCOTTS); 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
2. Andaz Singapore
Soak in the festive atmosphere at Andaz Singapore. Alley on 25 has rolled out a month-long Christmas Afternoon Tea replete with sweets and savouries. Come Christmas Eve and Day, you and your family can tuck into the Premium Festive Platter. It features fresh sashimi, lobster thermidor, roasted turkey roulade with mushroom stuffing, beef wellington and more.
For a full-on sit-down meal, 665°F (yes, the sleek steakhouse has reopened just in time for the festive season) has a seven-course menu. Expect to be served fresh oysters with Prosecco granite, Jerusalem artichoke veloute, A4 Kagoshima wagyu sirloin, roasted bone marrow and New Zealand snapper crudo. And of course, this goes without saying but all of this is complemented by spectacular views of the city. Psst: enjoy 10% off at Alley on 25 with the early bird offer.
Andaz Singapore, 1 – 31 Dec, $55 (Christmas Afternoon Tea at Alley on 25), 24 – 25 Dec, from $148 (Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch at Alley on 25), 24 – 25 Dec, $168 (Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch at 665°F ); 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
Take your Xmas celebrations 70 storeys high at SKAI, amidst amazing views of the city. Throughout December, look forward to a sumptuous three- and four-course set lunch. Start your feast with a choice of appetiser, including foie gras and Irish oysters. For mains, you’ve got options like roasted cauliflower, chicken thigh and salmon. Want something truly decadent? Go for the black angus steak. And end your meal on a sweet note with a choice of warm lava tart or lemon meringue.
Come Christmas day, you’ll be treated to a stellar five-course meal with the likes of burrata, seared Hokkaido scallop, grilled prawn, Miyazaki A4 wagyu beef and orange jaffa marmalade. There’s also a vegetarian menu for those who prefer a plant-based alternative.
SKAI, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
4. Racines and 1864 Lobby Bar
This year, Sofitel Singapore City Centre is spreading the Christmas cheer with joie de vivre in its Yuletide offerings. Come Christmas Day, the a la carte semi-buffet experience at Racines sees a mix of French and Asian delights like pan-fried foie gras with soy-glazed yuzu and caramelised white peach, smoked turkey breast with fingerling potatoes, morel sauce and cranberries, and roasted rack of lamb with sauteed French beans and natural jus. Round out your meal on a sweet note with dessert options such as frasier Swiss roll with homemade berry jam and vanilla cream and coffee chocolate almond tart.
Throughout the month of December, you can look forward to lunch and dinner set menus with dishes like the roasted chestnut velouté with spinach cheese ravioli and bacon creme, char-grilled beef tenderloin, and caramelised soy codfish with bonito sauce and caviar. For those who want a festive high tea session, make your way to 1864 Lobby Bar where you can nibble on the likes of Valrhona gianduja macaron and caramelised turkey ham with pineapple in a puff pastry alongside glasses of bubbly.
Promo alert: HSBC, OCBC and Citibank Cardholders enjoy early bird savings of 10% on Christmas a la carte semi-buffet reservations placed before 15 December 2021. HSBC cardholders enjoy 40% savings, while Citibank cardholders enjoy 30% savings on Christmas afternoon tea (terms and conditions apply).
Racines and 1864 Lobby Bar, 24 – 25 Dec, $138++ per adult; $68++ per child (Christmas a la carte semi-buffet lunch or brunch), 1 Dec – 2 Jan 2022, from $36++ (Christmas set lunch and dinner), 1 Dec – 2 Jan 2022, from $108++ for two persons (Christmas afternoon tea); Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
5. Opus Bar & Grill
You might want to swap your evening dress for stretchy pants, ‘cos this restaurant is pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable Christmas dining feast. As part of the semi-buffet spread, you can choose a main from options like braised wagyu short ribs, lemon-crusted Chilean seabass and pistachio-stuffed turkey roulade. For appetisers and desserts, you’ve got endless servings of oysters, Maine lobsters, artisan cheeses and festive log cakes.
Opus Bar & Grill, 24 and 31 Dec, $98; Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883
6. Beach Road Kitchen
Get ready for a culinary spectacle this festive season with Beach Road Kitchen’s signature chefs-on-show buffet. You’ll be going “ooh and ahh” as the chefs whip up a tantalising feast fit for Santa himself. Tuck into a luxurious spread of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, seafood on ice, freshly-baked pizzas and pasta. There’s also a live carving station doling out honey glazed ham and whole roasted turkey. Come Christmas weekend, the buffet is elevated with the addition of Norwegian salmon wellington, roasted truffle duck with black lentil and truffle jus, and salt-crusted barramundi with coconut beurre blanc.
Beach Road Kitchen, 20 Nov 2021 – 2 Jan 2022, from $78; JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
7. Brasserie Les Saveurs
Executive chef Thibault Chiumenti, who leads the culinary team at The St. Regis Singapore, has whipped up a Christmas feast with a French slant for Brasserie Les Saveurs. Expect festive roasts on wheels including roasted turkey with Brussels sprouts, beef wellington, beef prime rib and honey-glazed gammon ham, alongside a selection of seafood delicacies like Alaskan king crab legs and freshly shucked oysters. Sweet tooths can indulge in sweet treats such as brandy fruit cake, milk chocolate and cherry yule log cake, and more.
Brasserie Les Saveurs, 24 – 25 Dec, from $228; The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Take the Italian route with Basilico’s festive menu. Whet your appetite with a spread of traditional cold cuts, creamy burrata and mozzarella, and heirloom tomatoes. For the main star, you’ve got a plate of roasted wagyu beef sirloin with seasonal mushrooms. But save some space for dessert! You’ll be digging into struffoli napoletani. For those who don’t know, it’s a traditional Italian sweet fritter drizzled with acacia honey and topped with colourful sprinkles.
Basilico, 25 Dec, $138; 2/F, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Done with roast turkey and ham? Looking for something different? Koma’s calling your name. The four-course Christmas menu will take you on a gastronomic journey across Japan. Start off your meal sampling a fragrant flower crab soup with barley and mushrooms. For mains, you can pick from beef sirloin with sansho sauce, pan-fried soy-braised duck with beet sauce, and abalone with mixed mushrooms. Make space for Koma’s sushi jewel box, an indulgent chirashi with five types of fish. End your meal with a Christmas log cake that’s coated with Manjari dark chocolate mousse, vanilla cremeux and a light burst of nashi pear jelly.
Koma, 24 – 26 Dec, $388 for two, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
10. Escape Restaurant
It’s all about roasted meat at Escape Restaurant. Available in sharing and individual portions, the festive menu features the likes of juicy pork knuckle, spicy Szechuan spring chicken and cheese sausage snails, alongside signature sauces and sides such as horseradish cream, curry kale salad and sauteed spinach with wild mushrooms. Indulge in a slice of rich Christmas fruitcake served with rum ice cream to end off your meal.
Escape Restaurant, 19 Nov – 25 Dec, $98; One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
11. Artemis Grill
Throughout December, the menu at Artemis Grill will be embellished with festive dishes. Start off with appetisers like wild mushroom consomme and lobster thermidor gratin. Next, tuck into mains such as turkey breast with traditional pork stuffing or roasted challans duck confit leg with pickled red cabbage and parsnip puree. Pair ’em with seasonal side dishes including duck fat roasted potatoes with gravy and aged comte cheese, and roasted brussels sprouts with smoked bacon. End your Christmas meal on a sweet note: there’s “mont blanc” milk chocolate ganache with candied chestnut and vanilla chantilly cream or clafoutis with mulled wine black plums and vanilla bean gelato.
Artemis Grill, 1 – 30 Dec, various prices; #40-01, CapitaGreen, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946
12. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
It’s getting festive at Sofitel Singapore Resort and Spa. Kwee Zeen Restaurant dishes out a merry mix of traditional holiday classics including turkey and all its trimmings, a seafood spread of fresh oysters, steamed dungeness crabs, snow crabs and lobsters and sushi selections alongside glorious meats like grilled lamb t-bone, handmade meatballs and roasted suckling pig. There’s even free-flow briny caviar, and live pasta and pan-seared foie gras stations. Don’t forget to head to the outdoor patio to try Asian and Indian specials. End your meal on a sugar high with Christmas stollen, panettone, fruit cake, a chocolate fondue station, and handmade Yule log cakes. Go for the Noel a la Singaourienne, a log cake with a local twist of coconut flakes and a pandan gula melaka filling. Top-up for free-flow drinks: $50 for wine and beer, $70 for champagne and $100 for rose.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Christmas Mega Safe Brunch, 5, 12, 19 Dec, 12pm, $128/adult; $60/child; $228 for 2 pax; 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891
13. The Marmalade Pantry
Indulge in a merry meal this holiday season! The Marmalade Pantry is rolling out a festive Christmas dining set lunch menu: a choice of soup or appetiser, a main dish and a slice of chocolate speculoos log cake or Christmas aloha log cake. Highlights include grilled half chicken with housemade spice rub and served with truffled mac and cheese; grilled salmon-trout with polenta cake; and Moroccan lamb chops with garlic mash and Brussels sprouts.
The Marmalade Pantry, 25 Nov – 31 Dec, $38; multiple locations including Novena and Downtown
14. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
Inspired by Asia’s most beautiful train journeys, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung offers an Enchanted Express-themed menu. For lunch, diners can tuck into a three- or four-course meal of baby octopus, lobster broth, gula melaka curd and a choice between braised beef short rib and rainbow salmon trout. At dinner time, feast on duck breast, tomato consomme, Jerusalem artichoke, wagyu beef sirloin and more.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, 1 – 24 Dec, from $58; The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
15. Se7enth at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
Hate making decisions? Se7enth restaurant spotlights only one festive dish – but oh boy it’s decadent. The bacon chicken roulade is slow-roasted to perfection, encasing a creamy turkey mousse. That’s not all. It comes with all the glorious trimmings: butter-glazed brussels sprouts with raspberries and sweet potato and marshmallow gratin. To top it all off, enjoy free-flow vino for just an additional $28! Psst: you can also order the gourmet takeaway Yuletide feast ($155) when you’re dining in.
Se7enth, 25 Nov – 31 Dec, $28; Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, #07-01 OUE Downtown 1, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
Eat your heart out and make merry with stellar Christmas lunches and dinners in Singapore!