First, let us say, you don’t need to be North American to want to get in on the annual Turkey Fest and Thanksgiving feast.
Ahh, Thanksgiving feasts and dinners (or lunch), it’s simply a great time to get together with friends (i.e., a Friendsgiving) and express your gratitude for the previous year’s blessings. (Not sure what Thanksgiving is all about? Read about our American expat blogger’s thoughts on this very subject.)
But, if the thought of spending hours in the kitchen whipping up a proper Thanksgiving feast – think roasted turkey with all the sides and pies – sounds daunting, don’t stress. There are plenty of ways to get your fill of these iconic American and Canadian comfort foods right here on the Little Red Dot.
Check out the mouth-watering spread of Thanksgiving feasts we’ve round up below. Gobble, gobble!
*COVID Update: Remember to check ahead if they’re taking reservations! Also, let’s keep group gatherings to a maximum of 5 people, shall we? Mask up, practice social distancing, and embrace the new normal.
db Bistro & Oyster Bar is set to present a three-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu ($68++ per pax), available throughout November.
Begin the evening with a hearty Roasted Pumpkin Soup simmered with duck confit, variations of celery and nutty pumpkin seeds, or opt for the refreshing Kale & Chicory Salad studded with pomegranates, crisp granny smith apples, sweet cranberries and hazelnuts in cider dressing. Next, relish in the star of the meal – a scrumptious duo of Free-range Turkey, featuring a combination of juicy herb-roasted turkey breast and chipolata sausage stuffed leg, served alongside tasty cornbread, chestnut stuffing, brussels sprouts, black pepper cranberry sauce and natural gravy. Wrap up the joyous feast with a slice of delicious Thanksgiving pie and pick from the classic Pumpkin Pie with maple bourbon ice cream, Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream, or the Pecan Pie with a scoop of indulgent cookie dough ice cream.
Can’t head out this Thanksgiving, no worries! This resto will also offer selected Thanksgiving specials for takeaway, perfect for guests who prefer a cosy gathering at home. Jazz up your intimate parties with a magnificent Whole Roasted Turkey (S$295+; serves four-six pax) – the remarkable 14-pound centerpiece is served with trimmings such as Brussel sprouts, cornbread and chestnut stuffing, sauce and gravy. For a truly luxurious treat, add seasonal White Truffles (supplement S$50+) to the turkey, or pair the dish with a whole Thanksgiving pie, available in three flavours mentioned above (S$60+; for eight pax). **Note: A 24-hour advance email reservation is required for all Thanksgiving takeaway orders.
When: 23 – 29 November 2020
Price: From $68++ per person
Reservations: Call 6688 8525 or visit here.
db Bistro & Oyster Bar, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-48, Galleria Level, (Across from the Theaters), 2 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
The limited-time Thanksgiving Burger (S$29++) returns to Black Tap Craft Burgers & Bee this season!
The Thanksgiving Burger is a turkey burger with creamy brie layered with crackling applewood smoked bacon, corn and sage potato roll stuffing and a zesty cranberry-orange aioli, and served with a side of sweet potato fries.
When: 23 – 29 November 2020
Price: From $29++
Reservations: Call 6688 9957 or visit here
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Bee, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., #L1-80, 018956
Celebrity chef restaurant Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay rolls out a brand new three-course Thanksgiving menu (S$79++), available for both lunch and dinner.
Starters include the Dutch Yellowtail Ceviche, Chili caviar, Charred Tomato & Jalapeno sauce and more. In addition to the classic Turkey Roulade – served with brussels sprouts, Jerusalem artichoke puree and cranberry jus – indulge in the Pan-seared Grouper as well as a hearty serving of seasonal Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Round up the meal with the delightful savoury and sweet Apple Tarte Tatin, or opt for the nostalgic Pecan and Walnut Tart, served with chocolate and pumpkin ice cream.
When: 26 November 2020
Price: $79++ per person
Reservations: Call 6688 5665 or visit here
Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave., #01 – 81, 018956
Nestled at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1 Lobby, Renku Bar & Lounge delights with a limited-time special – the Roasted Turkey Sandwich (S$20++), available all-day from 14 to 30 November.
Stacked between lightly toasted rye bread, the succulent roast turkey meat is complemented by a spoonful of holiday cranberry marmalade and a perfect trio of Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese and mozzarella, served alongside a crunchy mixed green salad and cherry tomatoes with balsamic dressing.
For a fancier meal, pair with a medium-bodied red wine such as the Pinot Noir Oyster Bay, or a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay Nielson by Byron.
When: 14 – 30 November 2020
Price: From $20++
Reservations: Call 6688 5535 or visit here.
Renku Bar & Lounge, 10 Bayfront Ave., 1 Hotel Lobby Tower, Marina Bay Sands, 018956
Available on Thanksgiving (26 November), the line-up features generous servings of stuffed Traditional Roast Turkey, Grilled Lamb Chops, and a classic Roast Maple-glazed Sweet Potatoes with cranberry and pecans, all served a la carte style tableside. Look forward to sharing platters such as the Chef’s Selection Of Mezze, a medley of Mediterranean starters like pita bread and hummus, a well-varied artisanal Cheese Board, and a Cured Meat Platter featuring prosciutto and truffle salami.
Draw the feast to a close with delightful Thanksgiving-themed desserts such as the Fluffy Pumpkin Pound Cake and the Traditional Pecan Pie Cheesecake.
When: 26 November 2020
Price: $92++ per adult, $38++ per child
Reservations: Call 6688 5525 or visit here
RISE, 10 Bayfront Ave., Tower 1 Lobby Hotel, Marina Bay Sands, 018956
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar celebrates Thanksgiving in the classic American style over a special three-course set menu (S$58++), available for dine-in during lunch and dinner on 26 November.
Start with a refreshing appetizer comprising of beetroot, goat cheese and pecan salad, merriment of artisanal greens tossed in drizzles of maple-balsamic vinaigrette, before moving into the quintessential main course of carved Oven-roasted Turkey with butternut stuffing served with a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, classic Southern creamed corn, green beans almandine, and cranberry sauce. Draw the meal to a close with the decadent Pumpkin Pie, a seasonal dessert perfected with silky Chantilly cream.
Elevate each course with a wine pairing menu (S$30++), or a bottle of the refreshing Bisol, Bel Star, Brut, Prosecco, Venota, Italy, NV (S$60++), a distinctive sparkling wine that offers aromatic notes of sweet citrus fruits and white flowers, complete with a pleasantly dry finish.
When: 26 November 2020
Reservations: Call 6688 9959 or visit here.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave., #B1-07, 018972
Spread the love and joy of Thanksgiving with Marriott Cafe‘s Thanksgiving set menus! Nestled in Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel for one night only, expect some lip-smacking Seafood Platter comprising of Boston Lobster, Snow Crab Leg and Poached Prawns; Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras with Chutney Relish & Brioche; Prosciutto with Burrata, Pomegranate, Arugula & Balsamic Reduction; Roast Turkey with Caramelised Chestnuts, Brussels Sprouts, Potato Puree & Cranberry Jus; Pan-Fried Halibut with Parsnip Puree, Sundried Tomato & Lemon Herb Sauce, and many more.
End on a sweet note with a choice of Madagascar Crème Brulee with Season Berries; Chocolate Gianduja Mousse Chocolate Caramel Touile with Chocolate Soil; Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, and more.
You can also order specially-curated Thanksgiving takeaway goodies crafted with quality ingredients: Traditional Whole Roast Turkey with Chestnuts, Foie Gras Stuffing, Cranberry & Port Wine Sauce (4.5-5kg, $188nett); Honey & Clove Glazed Ham (Bone-in) with Cinnamon Pineapple Sauce (5-6kg, $248nett); Slow Roast Beef Striploin with Port Wine Sauce & Horseradish Sauce (2kg, $198nett); Slow-Roasted Short Ribs with Barbecue Sauce (2kg, $118nett); Roasted Butternut Squash with Chestnuts (6 servings, $48nett); Maple Walnut Cheesecake (1kg, $65nett); Traditional Key Lime Tart (500g, $34nett); Dark Chocolate Gateau (1kg, $65nett); Pumpkin Pie (500g, $34nett); and more!
When: 23 – 26 November 2020 (takeaway menu); 26 November 2020 (Thanksgiving 3-course menu)
Price: $108++ (including wine and beer)
Reservations: Call 6831 4605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Pre-orders: Call 6831 4708 or visit here.
*Kindly pre-order at least 3 working days in advance.
Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd., 238865
Come this Thanksgiving, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove saves you the stresses of the holiday with the Thanksgiving Sorted, an all-inclusive palatial feast with everything you’d crave for the holiday delivered straight to your doorstep.
Start with the Rose Wood Smoked Salmon, and the hearty Alaska King Crab Quiche complete with “Sturia” Oscietra Caviar (15gm). The stars of the show? A majestic Charred Pear Roasted Turkey with giblet and cranberry sauce and a shining Honey-glazed Gammon Ham topped with tangy apple cider sauce. Pile on the sides with Roasted Lemon Thyme Crushed Potato, Sautéed Brussel Sprouts, Maple-roasted Parsnips and Pastrami with Chestnuts and Sage Stuffing. Finally finish things off with a holiday essential with a boozy touch, our Rum & Raisin Log Cake.
All of the above are available for order either as an all-inclusive set or as à la carte items to make room on the table for treasured family recipes.
When: (Pre-orders) From 1 November – 22 November 2020
Delivery or Collection: From 25 – 26 November
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, 098374
Fresh air, verdant green and a touch of festive magic – let the merry feasts of Thanksgiving kick off early with thoughtfully-curated meals at The Glass House. Bask in the celebratory spirits with a curated wine list that complements a line-up of culinary pleasures.
Herald the season of gratitude with scrumptious three- or four-course creations. Highlights on the menus include quick-seared Atlantic Scallop with Parsnip Purée, Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Parsnip Crisp, Kühlbarra Barramundi with Bacon Spinach, Chestnut Purée and Tarragon Sauce, as well as Heritage Turkey Medallions with Chestnut Stuffing, Figs, Beetroot Purée and Cranberry Glace. Dessert comes in the form of a Sea Salt Chocolate Tarte enlivened by compressed fruits and vanilla sauce.
For food and wine menus, please visit this website.
When: 16 November – 30 December 2020
Price: 3 Course Lunch = $48++, 4 Course Dinner = 58++
Reservations: Call 6799 8809 or email email@example.com.
The Glass House, 30 Victoria St., #01-03 CHIJMES, 187996
Launching this catering service Sunday Catering‘s way of bringing back the simple pleasure of gathering around a table. Cause nothing beats the joy of sitting down at home with those closest to you to enjoy a lovingly prepared family roast, right?
Sunday Catering is a new brand created by the team behind Morganfield’s, Home of the Best Ribs in Town, and they’re here with an all-exclusive Thanksgiving menu. Some must-haves?
Classic Roast Chicken ($48) – made with organic chicken that’s brined, stuffed and trussed with a generous rub of herbs and butter. It’s stuffed with simple chestnut stuffing and slow-roasted to perfection. Accompanied with House Gravy.
Kurobuta Pork Belly Porchetta ($138) – seasoned with sage, thyme and garlic. Rolled into porchetta. Meltingly and cooked to tenderness with crackling golden skin. Accompanied with House Gravy.
Beef Prime Rib: Free Range Prime Rib ($345) or Wagyu Prime Rib ($465) – Whole bone-in rib of beef. Seasoned with sea salt and slowly roasted. No messing about here, simply great meat cooked right. Accompanied by Demi-glace sauce.
Whole Roasted Turkey ($160) – Whole young turkey weighing about eight to ten pounds, enough for eight to ten with sides. Seasoned with butter, herbs and stuffing. Slow roasted. Accompanied with House Gravy and Cranberry Sauce.
It’s time to gather and give thanks at the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach! Delight in the scrumptious feast at the Beach Road Kitchen’s Chefs-on-show Dinner highlighted by quintessential Thanksgiving Roasts, Seafood on Ice, Italian Gourmet, Charcoal Grilled Meat and Sweet Patisserie.
Dive into a sea of fresh seafood with beautifully-plated Seafood Platter of Alaskan King Crab, Poached Boston Lobster, Poached King Prawns served to your table from the Cold Room. Feast on meaty delights like the insatiable Traditional Roasted Turkey and Honey-glazed Ham, just to name a few.
When: 26 November 2020, 6-10pm
Price: $108++ per person (additional $70++ per person for free flow of champagne, wine, beer and juices)
Reservations: Call 6818 1913, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online here.
Commence with an exquisite array of entrée plates matched by precise balance and contrasting flavours of occasional French touches highlighted by a medley of French Oysters and Seafood on Ice, Charcuterie Platter; hot entrée with a hint of autumn flavours such as the Pumpkin and Bacon Quiche, Pumpkin Velouté with Crab Cake and Shaved Black Truffle.
Relish in decadent Thanksgiving classics of ambrosial Oven Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb. Delight in sweet ending with desserts such as Pecan Nut Pie, Creme Bruleé Cake, Apple Cranberry Crumble and more.
When: 26 November 2020, 6pm to 10.30pm
Price: $198++ per person with free-flow wines; $248++ per person with free-flow champagne & wines
Reservation: Call 6506 6860, email email@example.com or click here to book online for immediate confirmation
Brasserie Les Saveurs, 29 Tanglin Rd., The St Regis Singapore, Lobby, 247911
Combine traditional trimmings with a contemporary touch at luxury hotel Capella Singapore in Sentosa. For one night only, The Knolls‘ divine dinner menu by Chef de Cuisine Ignacio Moreno includes special Honey Rosemary Brined Turkey carved à la minute and end your dinner with a delicious handmade Pecan Pie.
The Knolls, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
Turkey time is just round the corner! As is tradition, Meatsmith @ Telok Ayer will be offering up a Thanksgiving menu for you to enjoy on the 26th of November.
Festivities begin as they serve up Thanksgiving lunch plates at $38++ per serving. Diners interested in lunch plates may book reservations separately via this link. Note that a refundable holding deposit of $50 per head will be captured upon reservation.
Those joining us for dinner ($108++ per head) can look forward to a free flow menu of…Smoked Turkey (Two-day brine and Hickory-smoked for 4 hours) served with Cranberry Sauce, Corn Bread Stuffing and a Mashed Potato & Turkey Gravy, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pastrami and Crispy Shallots, Sweet Potato Casserole with Orange, Cinnamon Marshmallows & Pecan, Biscuits and Corn Bread, and the classic Pumpkin Pie.
Meatsmith, 167-169 Telok Ayer St.,068620
It won’t be Thanksgiving without a slow-roasted Tom turkey and cornbread and sausage stuffing. Savour these and more at Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House restaurants in Chinatown and Orchard Road. We hear the Thanksgiving dinner menu has been a tradition since the founding of Luke’s in 2011 and the regular menu is not available for this one night. Seats are extremely limited so book early!
When: 26 November 2020, lunch and dinner
Price: From $105++ per person
Reservations: Bookings can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online here.
Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House, 60 Orchard Rd., #03-02, 238855; and 22 Gemmill Lane, 069257
Popularly known as a great place to celebrate a special occasion, Lawry’s The Prime Rib offers a four-course Thanksgiving menu featuring the Turkey & Prime Beef Combo and Rosemary Lamb Rack with foie gras. Sounds like a traditional Thanksgiving meal we’re looking for!
When: 26 & 27 November 2020
Price: $129++ per person, $219++ per two
Reservations: Book online here.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 333A Orchard Rd., #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard, 238897
Get into the festive mood and begin the holiday season with Thanksgiving at mezza9 on 26 November 2020. Traditionally celebrated in North America to give thanks for a successful harvest year, Grand Hyatt Singapore remains one of the few hotels in Singapore to continue this tradition of gratitude and thanksgiving.
Step into mezza9 and reward yourself with a Thanksgiving Sharing Platter menu of traditional dishes including Crispy New Potatoes, Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Roasted Turkey Breast and Leg, Honey Glazed Ham, and Classic Pecan Pie.
Complete the dining experience with special thanksgiving cocktails concocted by the martini bar bartenders, or pair your celebration with exquisite wines from Napa Valley, USA.
When: 26 November 2020, 6-10pm
Price: $88++ per adult; $48++ per child (aged 4 – 12 years)
Reservations: Book online here.
Gather your loved ones for a lavish a la carte buffet experience at Edge, featuring classic favourites such as Roasted Turkey Breast with Caramelised Apples and Crusted Almond, Glazed Gammon Ham with Pineapple Chutney, and Slow-Cooked Spiced Beef Brisket.
End the feast with a decadent line-up of sweet treats including Ye Olde English Fruit Cake, Classic Chocolate Yule Log, Hazelnut Royaltine Entremet and many more. See more of the Thanksgiving Menu here.
Check this out, kids below five go for free!
Edge, Level 3, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd., 039595
By Muneerah Bee, November 2018 / Updated November 2019 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, November 2020. Images are courtesy of the respective restaurants or from their social media pages.
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