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. 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 the new 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$69/pax, 3 Course Christmas Lunch Set Menu).
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
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, is sure to please foodies. The specially curated dinner buffet includes baked baby lobster with cider mayo, pumpkin cheesecake, and the star of the night, herb and citrus butter roasted turkey. The one night only event will last from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Expect to pay S$98 per adult and S$49 per child (six to 11 years old). The buffet also includes free-flow local beverages, and coffee or tea.
P.S. Reserve a table in advance – 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
Here’s Christmas fare with delightful Spanish inspired dishes. Expect Iberico pork belly porchetta stuffed with chorizo and apple, spit-roasted chicken with orange and rosemary, and roast turkey. Seafood lovers, don’t fret. They have fresh red mullet fish with mojo verde, and squid and olive salad for you guys as well! Specially available for Christmas is the Spanish suckling pig. Note that it is only available on the eves of and on Christmas and New Year (More details here).
After you’ve stuffed yourself silly, The Carvery will be featuring angelic carollers who will bring joy to your evening with classic Christmas songs.
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 choose from four different types of festive menus: Roast (S$88/pax), Vegetarian (S$48/pax), three-course (S$78/pax) and Christmas canapés (S$58/pax). You can expect really delicious roast belly of pork, herb roasted seabass, cold cuts and more. Their usual menu consists of comfort food like rolled organic turkey breast with fricassée of mushrooms and house cranberry jam, and fish and chips with mushy peas and their homemade tartare.
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. Nadai Fujisoba Ni-Hachi
Now, Japanese food doesn’t really fit with the Christmas theme, right? But Nadai Fujisoba, which is Japan’s “number one soba restaurant”, has a six-course hotpot meal launched just in time for Christmas. Termed the Mount Fuji Icy Hotspot set, the indulgent meal costs $65++ a person and $49.80++ for the festive price.
According to their Facebook page, fresh seafood is served on top of ice to keep it fresh. They then pour seafood and chicken stock over to cook the items. Along with the generous portion of seafood, soba, mashed buckwheat tempura and grilled dashimaki tamago (Japanese omelette with dashi sauce) is included in the set meal. Don’t miss out on the Yakitori Salt and Teriyaki as well.
If you need something sweet to end off your meal, don’t fret because the set comes with matcha warabi mochi with caramel sauce.
Address: 100 Tras Street, #03-14, 100AM Mall, Singapore 079027
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, 31, comes all the way from Munich – so you can be guaranteed some authentic German fare here.
Highlights at the restaurant include pig’s trotter with braised cabbage and beer glaze, and lobster with chestnut, mandarin and chicory. Don’t forget the amazing selection of canapes to whet your appetite! A five-course dinner costs $158++, and an eight-course dinner is $198++. 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. Osteria Mozza
The truffle fries hype in Singapore seems to have died down recently, but Osteria Mozza’s festive menu promises to bring back the love for truffle. The six-course tasting menu at Osteria Mozza prominently features white truffle, an earthly tasting type of funghi that is slightly garlicky, with a “deep tasting aroma”.
The white truffle used in their dishes is harvested from the Piedmont region in Northern Italy, which borders France and Switzerland. Star dishes on their special menu include tortellini in broth with white truffle, blue crab and mascarpone ravioli with lobster butter and cavatelli with winter squash and sage.
My favourite part of Italian cuisine has to be their desserts. Here, warm apple crisp with cinnamon gelato and creme fraiche is served, amongst other delicious sounding treats. The feast costs $188++ per pax. Note that the same menu must be taken by the entire table!
Address: B1-42-46, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (Across from the Theatre)
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, 11.30am-3pm till 29 December 2017.
Don’t let that turn you away through. Their starters include port wine jelly and toasted brioche, pan-seared George Bank scallops with corn puree and crispy chicken skin, and even foie gras parfait with hazelnut crust. It gets better. Main course options include roasted Iberian pork chop with potatoes au gratin, and the classic steak & frites.
Choose between a two-course meal for $42++, or opt for dessert for a $62++ three-course meal.
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-roasted smoked ribeye, lime pears and caramelised corn, and even hand-dive scallops with burnt chilli spheres. It costs $130++ for a seat here. $20++ extra gets you first dibs on the view with a window seat!
The special menu which features red wine poached pear with dark chocolate pudding and pistachios 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. Dean & Deluca
Okay so you might have to get your food delivered instead of eating at the restaurant, but we promise that the Christmas offerings by Dean & Deluca will please your family members to no end! Their whole roasted turkey might cost S$150, but it weighs a whopping 4kg. It is also served with stuffing, and comes with kale caesar salad.
Other popular items which are exclusive to their Christmas menu include the whole roasted angus beef served with merlot jus, truffle mac & cheese and kale caesar salad, apricot glazed gammon ham with caramelised brussel sprouts and kale caesar salad, and their popular chocolate and cranberry log cake.
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