There is no better time than now to start stuffing your faces. With Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday long gone, all you can look forward now is wining, dining and presents for the rest of the year; the near future looks pretty bright right now, doesn’t it? We’ve put together an extensive selection Christmas meals from now to Christmas day itself that you should tuck into.
You can’t go wrong with Crimbo lunch at Raffles Hotel, of course. Celebrate Christmas Day with lunch at Raffles Grill, with an exquisite five-course degustation menu featuring Capon Breast, Green Asparagus Morel, Chestnut Cream and Suprême Sauce as the special main course. The Christmas Day lunch is available at $218++ per person.
Raffles Grill, Raffles Hotel 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, (+65) 6337 1886, www.raffles.com/singapore
LIME at Parkroyal on Pickering
As a ramp-up to Christmas Day, Lime’s buffet repertoire will be elevated to feature a line-up of festive favourites such as Honey Baked Ham, Roasted Turkey and more. Wrapping up the spread is a variety of deliciously indulgent desserts, from the Classic Red Velvet Cake and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Tart, to the Festive Panettone Pudding and Durian Mousse Log Cake. The Festive Buffet runs daily for lunch and dinner from 12 December 2014 to 1 January 2015, along with the bubbly special of Piper Heidsieck Champagne at a special promotional price of $88++ per bottle throughout the month of December.
LIME at Parkroyal on Pickering 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289, (+65) 6809 888
MELT – The World Café
If you’re looking for a hotel buffet that doesn’t disappoint, this is it. Indulge in a feast like no other at MELT – The World Café, where an extensive spread of fresh seafood, traditional roast carvings, wholesome Christmas offerings and delicate desserts awaits.
MELT – The World Café 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, (+65) 6338 0066
Sick of turkey? We feel your pain. Try one of these establishments for something a little out of the ordinary for festive dinners with the people you love.
NUVO should be in your radar if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous. Specialising in contemporary Italian-Japanese cuisine, their three-course Christmas set menu is available from 18 – 25 December – for groups of 2, 4 and 6 at $89 (with 2 glasses of Prosecco), $149 ( with 4 glasses of Prosecco), and $188 (1 bottle of Prosecco) respectively. Highlights include smoked turkey and tako Okonomiyaki and roasted Kurobuta pork ribs 500gm.
NUVO Restaurant + Lounge 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-100, Marina Square Shopping Mall Singapore 039594, (+65) 6822 2908, www.nuvo.sg
UJONG at Raffles
UJONG recently revamped its menu and now features a mix of Asian and Singaporean food. Their festive menu is still predominantly Asian with a few festive twists. Be sure to try their glazed chestnuts with otah, house-made tofu and carrots and honey baked ham and peas fried rice
UJONG at Raffles #01-10, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road Singapore 188719, (+65) 6635 6502, www.ujong.sg
Step back in time in Raffles Singapore’s iconic Tiffin Room, which will offer a traditionally indulgent Indian buffet on Christmas Day ($60++ per adult and $35++ per child).
From now till 30 December, Tiffin Room also offers a Christmas Festive Afternoon Tea ($68++ per adult and $35++ per child), a quintessentially British afternoon tea, with sweet delicacies and delicious treats. From Cucumber sandwiches, Mince Pies, Yule Logs and Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce to seasonal tropical fruits, this is a traditional afternoon tea not to be missed.
Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, (+65) 6337 1886, www.raffles.com/singapore
Lower East Side Taqueria
The Mexican-inspired restaurant-bar located along East Coast Road is famous for its menu of wickedly hot tacos, burritos, and hearty meats and from now till Christmas, the tacqueria offers four scrumptious Mexican-inspired Christmas Party Combos. Their combos are definitely worth the price; for instance their Drunken Feast ($44 per person, minimum order for 3 persons), comprises of Chipotle turkey with pineapple and cranberry sauce, Crispy roasted pork with apple jalapenos chutney, Ribeye with chipotle salsa, drumlets marinated with homemade spicy sauce, Chorizo stew burrito with habaneros, Elote (corn on the cob) topped with Monterey Jack cheese and paprika butter. You will not walk out of this joint hungry.
Lower East Side Taqueria, 19 East Coast Road, (+65) 6348 1302, www.hiddendoorconcepts.com
Spathe Public House
True to Spathe’s tradition, European casual chic restaurant-café is offering three Christmas Mammoth Specials that can easily feed four to six diners, making it perfect for the festive parties. Back by popular demand, the Christmas Turducken ($169) is a veritable poultry portmanteau of a quail in a chicken in a duck in a turkey seasoned with salt, pepper and mustard, accompanied by brussels sprouts sautéed in brown butter, garlic potatoes, roasted chestnuts, and cabbage braised in cranberry juice and red wine.
Spathe Public House 8 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 Singapore 238958, (+65) 6735 1035, www.spathepublichouse.com
The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Celebrate Christmas amidst the lush greenery of The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens with the Christmas Day 2014 Sparkling All-Day Buffet. Indulge in a hearty spread featuring over 30 dishes including the Halia’s Singapore-style Chilli Crab and a wide selection of carvery meats and desserts. They have three seatings for the buffet – 1st seating – 9.30am to 11.30am; 2nd seating – 12 noon to 2.00pm, and 3rd seating – 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Prices from $128++ for first and third seatings with free flow of sparkling, red and white wines; second seating will set you back $138++.
The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569, (+65) 6476 6711, www.thehalia.com
Indulge in a romantic dining experience with your loved ones at The Cliff which is well known for their stunning sea views and sunset watching. Look forward to a six-course Christmas Eve Dinner that features Kurobuta Pork Jowl with caramelised apple and morel cream, or an indulgent Lobster Broth with seared foie gras and shaved fennel, amongst other delights.
The Cliff 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, (+65) 6371 1425, www.singaporeresortsentosa.com
There’s a little Indian in all of us, and for those who want a Taj Mahal-esque twist to their festive dinner, Zaffron Kitchen is the place to go. Come sample their specials like Oven Roasted Tandoori Masala Turkey, Shahi Turkey Biryani and Masala Bread and Butter Pudding. After a hearty meal, kick back and enjoy drinks at their bar and they’re Singapore’s first Indian restaurant to have a full bar, serving cocktails like Mojito, Cuba Libre, Tequila Sunrise and many more, among our house wines and draught beer. You can’t call it Christmas – or Indian, for that matter, if there’s no drinking.
Zaffron Kitchen 137 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428822, (+65) 6440 6786
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Culinary Christmas delights await you at Salt Grill & Sky Bar this holiday season. A three-course set menu (priced at just $100++ per person) includes appetisers like salmon gravlox and tea smoked quail and main courses ranging from traditional turkey breast with carrots dukkah to not so traditional Potato Gnocchi with corn and asparagus. Delectable desserts to tame the sweet tooth like the chocolate tart with praline ice cream or Christmas pudding round out the meal. A half bottle of bubbly is available for just $55 as well. This festive feast is only available 24 25 December.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 & #56-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, (+65) 6592 5118, www.saltgrill.com
The Resto Lounge from Mumbai fuses North Indian and Western cuisine and their festive menu offers just that. Choose from classic Christmas roast like, whole roast Turkey, to fusion dishes with subtle Indian flavours, like Tandoori Turkey Roulade and Masala Lamb Chops. Their festive menu is available from 15 December.
D’Bell 43 North Canal Road, Singapore 059299, (+65) +65 6536 4046, www.dbell.sg