Christmas is a time for cosy gatherings with family, gift exchanges and of course, no gathering is completed without… FOOD! In Singapore, we all love good food and of course, preparing for a feast at home can be really tiring. From roasting the turkey to washing up the plates that have been polished clean, it can be really tiring. If you don’t want to spend the morning after your party lamenting about how tired you are, I suggest having your Christmas meal outside at a restaurant.
You get the best of both worlds – your family and friends will definitely enjoy the spread (no worries about making cooking blunders!), and your overworked dishwasher will thank you as well.
Here are some of the 10 best restaurants in Singapore that we’ve picked out specially for you this Christmas 2018. Perfect for a cosy Christmas gathering, or just a great meal! ☺️
1. Salt Grill & Sky Bar Singapore
Get a bird’s eye view of the Singapore skyline at this restaurant which is located on the 55th floor of ION Orchard. The posh setting will definitely make this meal one to remember. The Salt Grill & Sky Bar is currently helmed by head chef Jake Kowalewki, and is the flagship restaurant in Asia from Australian chef and restaurateur Like Mangan. Get the ‘Surf & Turf’, which has Rangers Valley pure Black Angus sirloin (300 days grain fed, MBS 3+), tiger prawns, chimichurri and garlic cream.
If you’ll like to celebrate Christmas at Salt Grill & Sky Bar, be sure to make a reservation for the special Christmas menus on 24 and 25 December Lunch Session (S$88++/pax, 3 Course Christmas Lunch Set Menu) or the Dinner Session (S$148++/pax, 5 Course Dinner).
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
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2. The Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore
Buffets are made for picky eaters who want to try a bit of everything, or big eaters who can devour plates of food. The Edge, which has already started offering its Festive menu with a glorious at the seven live stations, is sure to please foodies, no matter how picky. Revel in the festivities with the classic Pineapple Glazed Bone-in Gammon Ham with Honey and Clove, Oven Roasted Mustard Angus Striploin or soak in the dazzling display of classic Christmas sweets including Christmas Pudding, Panettone and Vanilla Spice Rum entremet.
P.S. Check out the prices and reserve a table in advance here – the hotel’s Christmas dinner fills up fast!
Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
3. The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra
The Carvery brings us traditional Christmas celebrations with a festive “Forest Feast” themed menu this December. Look forward to the succulent Roast Chicken with Black Truffle, Traditional Tom Turkey with Stuffing, and weekend specials like Roasted Pork Knuckle, Whiskey-Aged US Angus Beef Prime Ribs, Dingley Dell Pork Rack. Tuck into hearty sides like the Balsamic Braised Beef Short Ribs, Persimmon and Pecan Nut Salad. Remember to save some tummy space to round up your meal with festive sweets like The Carvery’s Signature Raspberry and Lychee trifle dessert! (More details here).
P.S. The Carvery is the first buffet restaurant in Singapore that is dedicated to premium meats! As the restaurant is expected to be crowded, do make a reservation to guarantee your table will be ready for your arrival.
Address: 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972
4. Oxwell & Co
At Oxwell & Co, you can expect really delicious roast belly of pork, herb roasted seabass, cold cuts and more. Their usual menu consists of modern British eats like rolled organic turkey breast with fricassée of mushrooms and house cranberry jam, and the Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas and their homemade tartare is a must-try!
Don’t forget, if you are at Oxwell & Co, you’ll need to round up your evening with their legendary Christmas cocktails, like this concoction of bourbon whiskey, cherry Heering liqueur, espresso and homemade butterscotch as pictured.
Address: 5 Ann Siang Road, Chinatown, Singapore 069688
5. Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
There’s nothing better than to celebrate the year-end with a festive feast at Colony. Soak in the festivities at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and at Colony, you can watch chefs masterfully cook up a storm at the seven open concept kitchens. Colony’s Christmas Menu this year brings us a true taste of Singapore with local roast meats, satay, even Marmite Pork Ribs, Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Wings and more, alongside the regular favourites. Check out the menu details here!
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
6. CURATE @ RWS
German Christmas markets are well known for being one of the most festive in the world. Get the chance to recreate the merriness in Singapore with a German Christmas dinner at CURATE. Their Chef de Cuisine, Benjamin Halat comes all the way from Munich – so you can be guaranteed some authentic German fare here to get you into the festive cheer!
Highlights at the restaurant include pig’s trotter with braised cabbage and beer glaze, as well as lobster with chestnut, mandarin and chicory. Don’t forget the amazing selection of canapes to whet your appetite! An eight-course Festive Set dinner is available for reservations at $188++ for 1 to 25 December 2018, 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019. If you have a group larger than 10, do make your reservation via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance.
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, Forum, #01-231 & 232, Singapore 098138
7. Ash & Elm, InterContinental Singapore
Perfect for a good catch-up with your pals over a nice meal, Ash & Elm at the Intercontinental Singapore is a vibrant dining spot with classic and reinvented dishes that are prepared freshly at the three exciting culinary theatres – a charcuterie and cheese room, a wood-fired oven, and a charcoal grill.
Choose from a selection of three different menus for the Festive Semi-Buffet Lunch. Appetiser and Dessert Buffet are priced at S$38*, and with a choice of Main Course at S$48*. Festive main courses include the Turkey Au Vin, Duck Leg Confit, Charcoal-Grilled Australian Beef Tenderloin, Winter Truffle Linguini and more!
*Prices are subject to 10% service charge and GST.
Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 1, Intercontinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
8. The Black Swan
Something about dining al fresco is appealing, even in Singapore’s humid weather. The Black Swan boasts of a gorgeous alfresco garden patio – perfect for your Christmas gathering! The restaurant was also awarded Tatler’s Best New Restaurant of the year in its first year of opening, so you can be sure that the food quality is not compromised at all.
If you’re stuck at work during the festive season, this is the place to have your business lunch at. Their festive lunch set is only available on weekdays till 28 December.
Starters include pan-seared George Bank scallops with corn puree and crispy chicken skin, and it gets better. Main course options include Half Lobster Thermidor with green chilli and fries or a butcher’s steak selection with cauliflower hummus and thick-cut fries (More details here).
Address: 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704
9. Stellar at 1-Altitude
Stellar at 1-Altitude is famous for their amazing views. It’ll be even more magical to dine here on Christmas Eve or on Christmas day itself, with their tantalising festive menu.
A five-course dinner includes slow cooked Kurobuta pork neck, Mayura full blood wagyu tri tip and even Duck and foie gras ‘sandwich’. It costs $160++ for a seat here. $20++ extra gets you first dibs on the view with a window seat! The special menu is only available for two nights, from 6pm to 10pm on Christmas Eve and 6.30pm to 10pm on Christmas day. They have limited seats, so get booking ASAP.
Address: Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
10. Tea Lounge, Regent Hotel
You’ll discover one of the most relaxing afternoons you’ll ever have here at Regent Hotel’s Tea Lounge. Enjoy a quintessential Afternoon Tea in a contemporary colonial garden setting with live piano music. This Christmas, in line with the Disney decorations along Orchard Road, Tea Lounge offers whimsical princess treats served with exclusive traditional and contemporary festive treats at The Festive Weekday Afternoon Tea and Festive Weekend High Tea Buffet (More details here).
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Lobby Level, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
😋 Hungry for more Festive dining recommendations? Check out CHOPE’s Festive Dining Guide for more ideas!
Remember to make your reservations in advance for the restaurant of your choice. We hope you have a great time out with your loved ones! Merry Christmas! 🎅🏻