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Best places to dine at this Festive season

As the festive season approaches, prepare to indulge in the finest offerings of Christmas 2023! Whether your palate craves the elegance of a formal sit-down dinner or the abundance of an all-you-can-eat buffet, local restaurants are ready to cater to your preferences with sumptuous delights like turkey, ham, and delectable log cakes. To ensure you make the most of your Christmas dining experience in Singapore, plan ahead with our comprehensive guide. From upscale restaurants adorned for the season to convenient ready-to-deliver roast turkey options, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate Christmas dinner for two in the heart of Singapore or a joyful family lunch at home, explore a plethora of ideas ranging from fabulous dining options to buffets, home delivery, and more.

Enjoy a lavish holiday buffet featuring fresh seafood and exceptional carvings like Chargrilled Australian Tomahawk with Kampot Pepper and Roast Turkey. The dessert display, including a ‘live’ Crowaffle and Flambe Crepes station, adds a sweet touch. On Christmas day, there’ll be even more offerings like Bone-in Gammon Ham, Lamb on Rotisserie, and Foie Gras with Berries Coulis.  Explore the diverse offerings of festive lunch and dinner options, along with special Christmas and New Year brunches and dinners, promising a variety of culinary highlights. Here’s to creating lasting memories and enhancing the festivities with the option to add a bottle of Prosecco for $48++ or Champagne for $78++. Elevate your Christmas, New Year Eve, and New Year dine-in buffets with these delightful additions. 

Celebrate the festive spirit at Carlton City Hotel’s Pinkmas Wonderland, where the season of love, joy, and good tidings takes centre stage. Delight in a culinary extravaganza crafted by their dedicated team at Plate, offering specially curated festive menus brimming with the rich flavours of the season. Indulge in unlimited servings of holiday delights, from traditional roasted turkey and honey-glazed gammon ham to enticing new creations. Enjoy a wide array of salads, appetisers, seafood-on-ice, grilled meats, international delicacies, and local staples like Japanese sushi and Singapore Laksa. Enjoy exclusive deals for DBS/POSB and other cardholders, adding to the joy of your unforgettable year-end celebration.

In the heart of Marina Bay, amidst the enchanting glow of Christmas lights, Conrad Centennial Singapore extends a warm invitation to guests for a joyous celebration. Oscar’s beckons diners on a culinary journey, featuring authentic flavours and a communal cooking approach, with prices starting from $68++. The live station showcases festive delights like Gingerbread Waffles with Pan-Seared Foie Gras. Lobby Lounge offers an exquisite Festive Afternoon Tea and transforms into a grand New Year’s Eve Countdown Party. The Terrace becomes Santa’s dessert workshop, crafting delightful platters and handcrafted cakes for at-home gatherings. Executive Pastry Chef Richard Chew’s meticulously crafted Panettone stands out as a highlight, made in-house with dedicated care and precision, taking a laborious 36 hours to perfect.

Celebrate a joyous Christmas at Haidilao Singapore with their exquisite EC 2023 offerings designed to elevate your festive dining experience. Indulge in the Dragon Fruit Shrimp Paste, a creative hot pot delight infusing the succulence of dragon fruit into prawn paste, illuminating your taste buds with brilliance. Sweeten the season with the Sleeping Baby Bear Cake, a cute and delectable creation transporting you into a dreamlike Christmas feast. Enhance your dining experience with the Matcha Coconut Latte, a wondrous fusion of matcha and rich coconut milk. Additionally, convey warm blessings with Haidilao’s exclusive Christmas-themed merchandise, available for set meals giveaways and single purchase. Choose from the Holly Jolly Set Meal for 2 or 4, complete with limited-edition merchandise, and create unforgettable memories this festive season. Available from December 4th to December 25th at all Haidilao restaurants islandwide, excluding Haidilao Marina Bay Sands. Don’t miss out on this unique and unparalleled Christmas dining experience – visit your nearest Haidilao Restaurant today!

Experience festive magic as Le Petit Chef returns to Restaurant Espoir in Singapore, with The Beginning immersion. Combining state-of-the-art 3D cinema, live theatrical performances, and exquisite Halal gastronomy, this culinary spectacle transforms the dining table into a captivating screen. The diminutive chef engages guests with exciting elemental effects and performances between courses. This two-hour fusion of theatrical displays, thematic music, props, and a tantalising menu creates an unforgettable experience for all ages. Grab the special introductory price, offering two exclusive 5-course adult menus starting at $168++. Vegan and junior menus are available at $168++ and $98++, respectively. Secure your spot for a festive and unforgettable culinary adventure. Reservations open from Nov 27.

Nando’s Singapore is spicing up the festive season with the launch of their latest creation, the PERi-crackle. This fiery addition is set to transform your holiday dining into a flavour-packed journey. Crafted with 11 dynamic elements including Nando’s signature PERi Salt, the PERi-crackle is a carefully balanced blend that promises a delightful crunch and a burst of savoury and spicy goodness. The Christmas Crackle Platter, available for $84, offers a festive twist with a whole chicken, 6 sides, 4 PERi-Soups, and 4 soft drinks. Available for pre-order and delivery via GrabFood, Deliveroo, or foodpanda.

Experience an exceptional festive season at One Farrer Hotel. A standout is the Delicioso Mexican Style Turkey with Spices, a daring fusion of South American tastes featuring meticulously spice-marinated turkey and Executive Chef Marcus Tan’s unique Mole sauce. Accompanied by the Signature Salt-Encrusted Turkey and Mexican Style Chicken Pullet, it creates a captivating blend of opulent and savoury flavours. Pastry Chef Wee Pai Hau adds a delightful twist with east-meets-west cakes like the Bailey Irish Yule Log and Durian Yule Log. Elevate your festive dining with options such as the Christmas platter at Escape Restaurant and the exclusive Xmas Celebratory Set at Nest. The Xmas Celebratory Dinner at One Farrer Hotel is priced at $168++ per person in private studios, with a minimum requirement of four guests per reservation.

Celebrate the holiday season in the heartwarming embrace of Home for Christmas at Pan Pacific Singapore. Revel in the festivities with an array of offerings, from Edge’s lavish buffet spreads featuring seasonal favourites like Honey Glazed Gammon Ham to Hai Tien Lo’s oriental delights, including Sliced Crispy Barbecued Suckling Pig and Jelly Fish with Chilled Honey Peppered Ham Salad. Keyaki invites you to ring in the new year with a curated eight-course menu, featuring Grilled Lobster and Deep-fried Snow Crab. Additionally, embrace tradition with The Snowflake, Pan Pacific Singapore’s latest festive ornament, available for purchase, supporting Assisi Hospice.

PAUL’s holiday theme The Christmas Carousel unveils a spectacular epicurean collection. Familiarise yourself with the exclusive holiday menu, accessible via online pre-orders or outlets, for convenient delivery or self-collection. Indulge in the limited-time milkshake marvels like the Caramel Nutcracker with a strawberry-milk blend crowned with whipped cream, and the Merry Berry featuring a caramel-pistachio fusion. These delights grace outlets for dine-in until Dec 31. Simplify hosting with PAUL’s festive canapé selections presented in golden pull-out tray boxes, offering a tempting array like Maine lobster roll salad and the exotic Galette des Rois. Choose any three for a special price of $109. Enjoy the returning favourites and new creations, including the Korean soy-glazed turkey and delightful desserts like the snowman brioche dipped in white chocolate. Citibank cardholders enjoy exclusive discounts, and PAUL sweetens the deal with free delivery on orders over $150. 

Celebrate the holiday season in grandeur at PARKROYAL Marina Bay, Singapore, where Christmas spirit abounds with a tempting array of sumptuous roasts, festive family dining bundles, ornately-designed hampers, and more. Peppermint, the culinary haven, beckons with traditional favourites crafted by Chef de cuisines Leon Yee and his team, available until Jan 1, 2024. Feast on the signature Slow Roast Turkey with Pomegranate Molasses Glaze, indulge in Honey Baked Chicken Ham, relish Cheese Fondue with Pumpkin Brie Cheese Drip, and savour the exquisite Seafood Ravioli. Christmas Day lunch promises freshly shucked Oysters and Norwegian Lobsters, while Peppermint’s decadent Christmas cakes and desserts provide a sweet finale to your festive dining experience.

Enjoy the Festive Afternoon Tea at Portman’s Bar, available until Jan 4, 2024. Imbibe the enchanting holiday atmosphere while relishing an exquisite array of gourmet savouries and sweets. Delight in the Homemade Cranberry Scone with Clotted Cream and Cranberry Jam, or succumb to the enticing blend of Baked Brie Cheese with Honey. Fall in love with the distinct tastes of Charcoal Bun with Sustainable Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Urban Farm Dill, complemented by Maise Roll, Waffles Basket, and Meat Loaf. For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy the Vanilla Mousse and Cherry Morello in the Santa Hat, or partake in the decadent Picnic Box with Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Compote, and Chocolate Sable. The Sweet Wagon awaits with an assortment of Christmas Patisseries, Macaroons, Pralines, and Cookies. Enhance your delightful journey with free-flow Tattinger for an additional $40++. Don’t miss the irresistible offer of Freshly Shucked Oysters at $20++ for half a dozen pieces. Here’s to a season filled with exquisite flavours.

Celebrate the festive season with joy and peace at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, where a dazzling array of Yuletide gastronomy awaits. From a delectable seafood feast at Crossroads Buffet to a sparkling Christmas afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge, the hotel offers a diverse range of sweet and savoury delights for takeaway. The festive takeaway menu boasts 11 new items, featuring holiday favourites such as the Baked Whole King Crab with Sea Urchin Gratin & Pasta and the Baked Lemon Garlic Whole Halibut. Unique offerings include the Whole Roasted Turkey with Singapore Sling Marinade and a tempting lineup of yule logs, ensuring a memorable festive celebration.

With roots dating back to 1972, Swensen’s continues to be a beloved destination for holiday gatherings. This year, the Christmas menu features delights like the Mushroom Fettuccine and the visually stunning Poultry Platter with a Tuscan tomato sauce twist. The Ocean Catch Platter brings the treasures of the sea to the table, while the Beef Lasagne Platter pays homage to Italian comfort food. And for a sweet conclusion, indulge in the irresistible More S’mores, a holiday favourite with layers of s’mores ice cream, crumbly biscuits, marshmallow sauce, toasty marshmallows, and drizzled chocolate fudge. Available until Jan 3, 2024, these delectable surprises promise a memorable festive experience.

As the festive air envelopes us with the anticipation of Christmas, Tanglin Cookhouse transports diners back to its colonial British origins. Embracing the essence of British cuisine, the culinary offerings intertwine classic ingredients with modern culinary twists, inviting patrons to revel in a unique dining experience. Whether opting for the specially curated Christmas Set Dinners or bringing home the Christmas Beef Wellington Family Feast, the celebration is designed to be shared with loved ones. The menu, priced at $48++ for a 3-course lunch and $58++ or $68++ for dinner, showcases an array of tantalising dishes, from Smoked Salmon Terrine to Christmas Turkey Wellington. Indulge in warm comfort with Creamy Celeriac Soup and conclude the feast with delightful desserts like the Gingerbread & White Chocolate Mousse Trifle or the Christmas Bread & Butter Pudding