Dine to your heart’s content with these extremely festive Christmas feasts.
It’s almost Christmas! We know, this being the gifting season means you might not have enough time to whip up a feast.
Hang up your apron because we’ve scoured the island for sumptuous buffets and dinners on Christmas Eve and the day itself that will help you usher in the Yuletide cheer!
Gobble your way through the jolly days with a traditional Italian Christmas festive fare at Zaffereno. Choose between their two set menus – an early dinner (5.30pm to 7pm) of three courses ($128++ per person), or as five courses ($248++ per person) for guests who wish to relish a leisurely dinner till late (5.30pm onwards).
Highlights include an exquisite appetiser of pan-seared Hokkaido scallop with cauliflower, Riesling sauce, and crowned with oscietra caviar and a festive dessert of nougat snowball with cardamom and gingerbread, Zafferano’s interpretation of a classic Christmas cookie that melts in the mouth.
That’s not all! Zafferano has even prepared a special Christmas present – each adult enjoying the 3-course menu will receive a dining voucher worth $20, while those savouring the 5-course menu will receive a dining voucher worth $50, for return visits.
10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 049315
From festive dinners with all the trimmings to free-flowing bubbly brunches, or order yuletide season bundled takeaways that make hosting parties at home seamlessly easy, you will not want to miss out on Hilton Singapore’s feasts this year!
Enjoy festive semi-buffets at Opus Bar & Grill on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve ($98++), opt for their 5 or 6 course menu (from $138++) at il Cielo Michelin-Plate Restaurant and indulge in their festive semi-buffet brunch ($108++).
Look forward to handcrafted creations highlighting the fedelini con granchio e bisque; cold fedelini pasta with premium Japanese snow crab, homemade crab bisque, celeriac purée and a dash of basil oil, grigliato di manzo Miyazaki A4; grilled Miyazaki Wagyu A4, wasabi green apple sauce, beetroot powder, snow salt and ginger foam.
Their D9 Cakery is even putting together a delightful collection of new homemade festive treats, three new artisanal yule log creations and gourmet Yuletide Bundled Takeaways that are perfect for home parties and get-togethers.
581 Orchard Rd, 238883
This December, Goodwood Park Hotel draws a celebratory close to their 120th anniversary with an exquisite array of Christmas treats available for takeaway and feasting at the hotel as well.
The 2020 new festive takeaway repertoire showcases impressive sweet creations such as the majestic Ivory Christmas Celebration Log Cake, enchanting Christmas Holiday Cabin Log Cake and the decadent Goodwood Black Thorn Durian Christmas Log Cake.
Complementing the Yuletide sweets are highly anticipated festive savouries. This year’s festive takeaway collection showcases creative interpretations of the traditional roast turkey, a time-honoured Christmas classic. Highlights of the Asian-inspired fare include ‘Har Cheong’ Turkey with Vegetable Rice accompanied by housemade spicy Thai-style dip and scallion sour cream, Shredded Turkey with Leek in Sesame Pockets, and Crispy ‘Char Siew’ Turkey with Pine Nuts Kataifi. The scrumptious Mini Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Duo Potato and Cheese Crumble is another festive rendition of a classic English dish.
If you are looking to sit down and enjoy the festive cheer at the hotel, you can also indulge in a selection of Yuletide fare while dining in at Goodwood Park Hotel’s renowned establishments. The newly refurbished Min Jiang offers the Crispy ‘Char Siew’ Turkey with Pine Nuts Kataifi and Shredded Turkey with Leek in Sesame Pockets for diners within its rejuvenated ambience of contemporary elegance. Check out the decadent Black Thorn Black Rice Pudding – a mesmerising union of ‘pulut hitam’, a local favourite dessert, with intense bittersweet Black Thorn durian pulp – when you dine-in at Min Jiang, Coffee Lounge, and L’Espresso.
Goodwood Park hotel
22 Scotts Rd, 228221
Here’s another spot that is offering a delicious spread for some festive cheer right at home! Classic, roasted and baked legends undergo a culinary makeover, providing epicurean twists on timeless recipes and unique gastronomic experiences.
Be it succulent roasts like their Roasted Tea Smoked Turkey with Assorted Roasted Root Vegetables & Old-Fashioned Giblet Gravy ($198nett), lip-smacking Lobster Thermidor with Lobster Bisque Risotto ($180nett), decadent log cakes or must-have Christmas desserts – each of their takeaway goodies are specially prepared to enthrall your senses throughout this magical season.
Tuck into a three-course menu featuring festive delights that weave festive flavours
with the finest ingredients, masterful culinary execution and gorgeous plating. Look forward to irresistible starters such as Ham Hock Terrine with Baked Apple Puree with Celeriac & Granny Smith Slaw and Wild Mushroom & Chestnut Crème Soup with Truffle Oil. For mains, crowd pleasers include Slow-Roasted Turkey with Caramelised Chestnuts, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Potato & Cranberry Jus and Iberico Pork Cutlet with Braised Chicory, Buttered Vegetables & Sauce Robert. You will also be treated to slices of juicy Maple Glazed Ham Leg with Pineapple Sauce at no extra cost from their Live Station.
Be sure to save space for their smorgasbord of lip-smacking Christmas desserts!
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Rd, 238865
Let the whimsical culinary celebration begin with The Capitol Kempinski’s plethora of signature takeaways comprising of a succulent and juicy selection of roasted meats like their signature roasted turkey complete with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy and roasted Black Angus beef rib eye with horseradish and handcrafted Christmas goodies including The Capitol Kempinski’s signature Lady in Red log cake, stollen and a whole lot more.
Chef Alvin Leung is taking over 15 Stamford with seasonal ingredients in set menus, adding a Yuletide touch to lunch and dinner. For lunch ($58++/$68++), festive dining gets an Asian remix with wild snapper in kumquat shoyu dressing and Tajima Wagyu beef rump with a delectable assam sauce. For dinner ($158++), things return to classic flavours like foie gras with raspberry spiced apple and Hokkaido Black Angus beef tenderloin with black truffle and duck fat potato. On Christmas Day, an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch($168++) awaits with the best of Chef Alvin Leong’s creation from iced seafood, cured fish and charcuterie offerings to wood grill carving sections, rotisserie spit counters and cheese and dessert stand.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
15 Stamford Rd, 178906
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium will be ringing in the festivities this year with their newly launched Roasted Masak Lemak Turkey and the Atrium Restaurant’s crowd-favourite Chocolate Banana Log Cake! The Masak Lemak Turkey is inspired by the heritage origins of our local hawker favourites and the flavourful spices used in Malay cuisine. It is marinated with lemongrass, turmeric powder, coconut cream and chilli padi and every order is served with Sayur Lodeh, Nasi Goreng and Cashew Nut Sauce. Order these specials right from the e-shop.
You can also head to the Atrium Restaurant to enjoy their Localicious Christmas Buffet (Adult: $72++, Child: $20++). Apart from perennial favourites such as Oysters and Salmon Sashimi, expect Snow Crab, Turkey Pongteh, Christmas pudding and Tiramisu their new creations will also be available on selected dates at Atrium Restaurant.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Rd, 169075
The Knolls at Capella Singapore presents an impressive Yuletide line-up, where guests can indulge in a 3-course lunch or 4-course dinner on Christmas Eve and a 4-course lunch or a 3-course dinner on Christmas Day. Highlights include an Oven Roasted Turkey with Sautéed Chestnuts, Winter Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Pine Nut-Sage and Onion Bread Stuffing. The Knolls has also unveiled a festive vegetarian set menu featuring a slew of delicious plant-based dishes. You can expect a sumptuous Porcini and Cheese Ravioli with Black Winter Truffle, Spinach, Asparagus, Green Peas, Arugula and Parmesan Cheese among many other delightd.
If you are craving a little Asian flair this christmas, head to their Chinese restaurant, Cassia, which offers a special Cantonese lunch experience on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
featuring specialities such as the signature Baked Spare Rib with Champagne Sauce, whilst the dinner menu presents exquisite dishes such as Braised Bird’s Nest with Crabmeat in Superior Broth.
What’s Christmas without the spirit of giving? This is why Capella Singapore is making this festive season all the more special by working with the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) on two unique initiatives – an online auction for an exclusive staycation package to raise funds for APSN and inviting guests to play ‘Secret Santa,’ and ensure that the children at APSN Student Care Centre receive a special gift this year.
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
The highlight this Christmas season at Resorts World Sentosa would be the underwater dining experience Aqua Gastronomy which has been extended till the year-end, following an overwhelming response. With a new holiday menu and Christmas thematic décor inspired by the beauty of winter and the joy of the festivities, watch the space transform into an enchanting underwater winter wonderland.
Enjoy a 100% sustainable seafood menu while sitting in an igloo-like dining pod offering sweeping panoramic views of over 40,000 marine animals. Each course is served in tandem with dreamy lighting effects, oceanic soundscapes and dive performances.
Whether you opt for their 4-course Six-Hands Holiday Menu ($118++ for RWS members/ $138++ for non-members) or their 5-course Festive Menu ($138++ for RWS members/ $168++ for non-members), you are bound to be awed by both the food and the sights.
Check out their other festive options both for dine-in and takeaway on their Christmas Dining site.
Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Get ready for a magnificent line-up of festive roasts, perfect as the centrepiece for any
Christmas dinner, along with all your favourite Morganfield’s dishes!
The chefs at Morganfield’s are serving up their all-time favourite Christmas centrepieces including their succulent Roast Beef Ribeye ($229.90 for 2kg), a whole rack of melt-in-
your-mouth Barbeque Beef Rib ($219.90 for 3kg) and sweet and savoury Orange Marmalade Glazed Whole Gammon Ham ($189.90 for 3.5kg). They have even included all-new showstopper additions, Herb Roasted Whole Turkey ($199.90 for 4.5kg) and Orange Marmalade Glazed Premium Bone-in Ham ($299.90 for 6kg).
For your usual Rib-Tastic fix at Morganfield’s, their all-time favourite Morgan’s Christmas
Feast ($149.90) will be available too. The highlights include their Christmas special edition items such as the Cranberry & Hazelnut Sticky Bones, tantalizing Crackling Pork Roast,
savoury Gammon Ham slices and so much more!
Multiple Locations around Singapore
Complete this year’s celebrations by gathering with loved ones over Porta’s wonderful feasts, all in the comfort of your own home. To herald this season of joy, Porta at Park Hotel Clarke Quay presents a four-course festive spread ($66++ per person) available for self-collection or delivery.
The festive menu offers Butternut Pumpkin Soup with crispy focaccia croutons, followed by an appetiser of pan-seared Hokkaido Scallops. It is served with avruga caviar, crumbled bacon bits, and a bed of fresh green salad leaves, complemented with a refreshing vinaigrette of lemon and Dijon mustard.
Choose between the ‘surf’ and ‘turf’ option for the main dish. Pan-seared Black Cod fillet is paired with a robust house-made tomato sauce brimming with vibrant flavours from pork chorizo, chickpeas, and a medley of herbs. The hearty Australian Beef Tenderloin, offered at medium-rare doneness, is accompanied by succulent king oyster mushroom finished in butter, creamy celeriac purée, and a vibrant red wine sauce to complete the dish.
End off the meal on a high with their classic Chocolate Log Cake concludes the festive revelry. The luscious cake is served with shaved chocolate, tangy raspberry purée, and decorated with charming festive motifs.
Porta at Park Hotel Clarke Quay
By Lisa Tan + Muneerah Bee, November 2019 / Updated by Jashleen Kaur, November 2020
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