Whether you’re planning a celebration at home for Christmas, or you’ve decided to hit the town instead, there are plenty of great dining options this December. Here’s our roundup of the season’s top holiday buffets and take-aways. Get booking now for the family ‘do’ or if you need to thank your work team with a Christmas lunch or dinner.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
This luxury hotel in the heart of Orchard is a cool, welcoming oasis, and all five of its restaurants are offering festive dining specials.
Mezza9 has an à la carte menu on offer up until Christmas, culminating in a grand Christmas Eve buffet dinner ($158 per person; $198 with alcohol) with a spread that includes whole roasted Tom turkey with orange and spices, “roemertopf” roasted mottainai lamb shoulder and a gingerbread-crumb-and-coffee crème brûlée. There’s also a Christmas Day brunch ($198 per person, or $258 with alcohol) extravaganza featuring international dishes from the restaurant’s six live kitchens, plus Christmas treats of course!
Or, opt for one of the hotel’s other restaurants; Pete’s Place is celebrating both Christmas Eve and Day with Italian dinner and lunch buffets ($118 per adult – hello, pannetone bread-and-butter pudding!), while StraitsKitchen is offering festive lunches and dinners with local flair. Other Grand Hyatt highlights include a Christmas Day high tea menu ($78 per adult, or $108 with alcohol) at 10Scotts, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day barbecue dinner buffets ($108 and $88, respectively – both including alcohol) at poolside hotspot Oasis – definitely a fun (and fitting) way to make merry in the tropics!
Don’t miss: Grand Hyatt Singapore has a massive amount of festive takeaway items available through 30 December, from homemade bread, appetisers, artisan cheeses, salads and soups to roasts, sides, pastries, chocolate, wine and gift hampers. In fact, entire Christmas dinner menus can be personalised for festive celebrations at home, making things super easy for those staying in! All items can be ordered online from 18 November at store.grandhyattsingapore.com.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Marriott Cafe is celebrating with festive buffets galore! There’s a Christmas Eve dinner ($160 inclusive of free-flow red and white wine, sparkling wine and beer) and a Christmas Day lunch and dinner ($138/$160 – both including alcohol) with highlights including roast turkey with dried fruits and chestnut bread stuffing, maple-glazed leg ham, slow-roasted Australian beef prime ribs, pan-fried duck foie gras, herb-crusted, harissa-marinated lamb loin with rosemary jus, lobster thermidor, pates and rillettes, charcuterie and cheese, and more.
Then comes the spread of sweets, which is literally something to dream about! Trust us when we tell you to try the peanut butter speculoos praline log cake; we’ve had it and it’s to die for! You can also look forward to pumpkin panna cotta, warm chocolate pudding with brandy sauce, gingerbread-spiced cupcakes, an almond Rocher Christmas tree, a chocolate fountain and more.
Can’t make Christmas Eve or Day? There’s a festive lunch buffet from 1 to 24 December and 26 to 30 December ($68 per adult on weekdays, and $78 on weekends and Christmas Eve day), and a daily dinner buffet happening daily from 1 to 23 December, and 26 to 30 December ($80 on Sunday to Thursday, $88 on Friday and Saturday) – so, plenty of opportunities to soak up the season!
Don’t miss: From 28 November to 24 December, Marriott Cafe is offering an array of goodies to go – from soups and salads to gourmet roasts and seafood to desserts. New to this year’s selection is the whole roast turkey with apple cider brine and giblet cornbread loaf ($198/4.5-5kg), honey and clove-glazed bone-in ham ($248/5-6kg) and rosemary and garlic roast lamb leg (bone-in) with chimichurri, artichokes and capers ($188/2.5-3kg), plus three new log cake ($68) flavours. To order, call 6831 4708, email email@example.com visit singaporemarriott.com/christmas. Orders can also be placed in person at the Hotel Forecourt Stall by the entrance.
320 Orchard Road
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for scenic views of Novena and MacRitchie Reservoir Park, while the sleek, contemporary and well-lit dining room serves as a great space for celebrating with loved ones.
This year, Sky22 restaurant is ringing in Christmas Eve with a dinner buffet (6 to 10pm; $88 per adult or $126 with free-flow wine and beer) and Christmas Day with a special lunch buffet (12 to 3pm; $78 per person, or $116 with free-flow wine and beer). Highlights include hearty carvings of roasted whole turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce, slow-roasted rib-eye with Yorkshire pudding and port wine sauce, and crackling Australian Bangalow sweet pork belly with prune stuffing, plus a seafood-on-ice counter and a spread of traditional sweets such as black forest Bûche de Noël, apple crumble stollen and Christmas pudding with rum sauce.
If you can’t make it on Christmas Eve or Day, you can still enjoy holiday favourites throughout the month. Sky22’s Festive Semi-Buffet is available for both lunch (Monday to Friday from 12 to 2.30pm) and dinner (Sunday to Thursday from 6 to 10pm), at $28 and $36 per person, respectively, and includes a selection appetisers, a choice of a main and a dessert spread. Also on until 29 December, the Festive Weekend Buffet is $68 per person (or $106 with free-flow wine and beer), and is available for both lunch and dinner.
Don’t miss: Sky22’s range of festive takeaways – from appetisers and roasts to pastries and log cakes. The clove-glazed bone-in leg ham with cinnamon pineapple sauce (3.5kg; $175) sounds like a winner for Christmas! To place an order, call 6738 2002 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders must be placed by noon on 20 December.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
99 Irrawaddy Road
Hotel Fort Canning
From special buffets and set menus to a festive afternoon tea, there’s a lot going on at this luxury heritage boutique hotel, situated within lovely Fort Canning Park.
The Christmas Day lunch buffet (12 to 3pm; $138 per adult, $78 per child) at Grand Marquee is definitely one that the little ones won’t want to miss. Complete with a bouncy castle, photo booth, arts and crafts, gingerbread house decorating and other kid-friendly activities, it’ll be a family affair spanning both indoors and out. Santa Claus will even make an appearance to hand out festive treats! The hotel will also hold a Christmas Eve dinner buffet (6 to 10.30pm; $108 per adult, $54 per child aged four to 12) at The Salon.
Hotel Fort Canning is even kicking off the festivities early with festive, four-course lunch (12 to 3pm; $48 per person) and dinner (6 to 10.30pm; $58 per person) specials available from 18 November through 30 December. There’s also a Yuletide afternoon tea ($32, or $42/$82 with a glass or bottle of Prosecco) at The Salon and Tisettanta Lounge from 18 November through 1 January.
Don’t miss: The hotel’s local-inspired Christmas goodies-to-go, available for order and collection at The Salon from 1 November through 25 December. New this year is the slow-roasted otah turkey ($148) with savoury chicken and chestnut stuffing, and spice-infused basmati rice served with lemak gravy. Other turkey takeaways include a satay roast turkey ($138) with ground peanut sauce, and a classic roast turkey with herbed chestnut stuffing, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce and natural jus. There are roasts and log cakes on offer, too! Order by calling 6799 8809 or emailing email@example.com.
Hotel Fort Canning
11 Canning Walk
There’s a lavish line-up of Christmas eats at Ash & Elm, so get ready to feast! From 25 November to 30 December, the restaurant is holding a series of festive Sunday Champagne Brunches ($98 per adult, or $148 with unlimited Taittinger champagne, cocktails, house wines and beer), plus a brunch on Christmas Day itself ($148, or $188 with unlimited alcohol). If you can’t make it for a Sunday and you’re still keen to experience Ash & Elm’s three culinary theatres, there’s a special festive lunch available (Monday to Saturday from 12 to 3pm; $48 for an appetiser, main course and dessert semi-buffet, or $38 for appetisers and dessert only), and a Christmas Eve buffet dinner ($148, or $188 with unlimited alcohol). For a twist on some classic Christmas flavours, try the turkey, brie and cranberry pizza!
Over at The Lobby Lounge is a Christmas afternoon tea, with three-tier stands of bauble-shaped vanilla mousse financiers and other treats. Available from now through 31 January 2020, the tea is $118 for two people, including two flutes of bubbly (or $88 for two without alcohol). Guests can also toast over at Idlewild with the bar’s special eggnog-inspired Joyeaux Noel cocktail ($24) made with spiced pear puree, tequila pear liqueur, egg yolk and salted caramel cream. Cheers!
Don’t miss: InterContinental Singapore has a fun limited-edition advent calendar ($428) with 24 different treats including Moet & Chandon Brut, pecan pie, pralines, Wilkin & Sons marmalade, TWG InterContinental Singapore heritage tea and more. This, along with tons of other festive takeaways (roasts, log cakes, cookies, the works!), are now available online at InterContinentalShoppe.sg, and at the Festive Shoppe (at the entrance of the hotel from Bugis Junction) from 27 November. Psst… Enjoy a 20 percent early-bird saving if you order by 30 November.
80 Middle Road
Latteria Mozzarella Bar
This Duxton Hill eatery is rustic yet refined, with a menu of homemade pastas and straight-from-Italy cheeses any Italian food fan will enjoy. Sit in the cosy indoor dining room or the charming, twinkle-lit alfresco patio – both are perfect for festive gatherings.
Celebrate with an Italian brunch on Christmas Day or Latteria’s Christmas Sharing Dinner ($58 per person), which can be crafted for six guests or more. Available from 20 to 30 December, the special sharing dinner includes a selection of signature appetisers served in sharing portions – think stracciatella cheese with pappa al pomodoro and basil, and buffalo mozzarella with marinated cherry tomatoes and Parma ham on crostini. For mains, guests can either select individually on the spot or opt to share family-style platters; choose from oven-baked eggplant parmigiana, homemade tagliatelle with duck ragù and caciocavallo cheese, grilled Australian rib-eye with rosemary mashed potatoes and veal truffle sauce, and spigola all’acqua pazza in carta fata – a delicious organic, poached fish dish. For dessert, enjoy some “Tipsy Tiramisù,” lemon panna cotta with balsamic strawberries and classic Italian panettone with pistachio gelato – buon Natale!
Children up to eight years old will get a free pasta dish (with a bolognese, carbonara or tomato sauce), and kids under 12 get 50 percent off the sharing menu price.
Don’t miss: Get 10 percent off the restaurant’s house wines (pinot grigio and merlot-cabernet), or 15 percent off à la carte wines, when you book the Christmas Sharing Dinner.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar
40 Duxton Hill
One Farrer Hotel
Smack dab in the middle of the rich heritage enclave of Little India, One Farrer Hotel is a great spot for those looking to combine cultural surrounds with first-class facilities – the best of both worlds, really. The hotel’s all-day dining Escape Restaurant & Lounge will have you watching chefs live in action, which is always a fun touch!
Escape is serving up a seasonal celebration from 22 November until 2 January 2020 with a collection of roasts, seafood and festive desserts. The festive lunch (12 to 2.30pm daily) is $62 per adult ($31 per child), while the dinner (6 to 10pm daily) is $88 per adult ($44 per child).
One item that caught our eye was the roasted truffle turkey with fresh Italian black truffles (yes, please!); and the signature salt-encrusted turkey sounds delectable, too. Other highlights include traditional roasted rib-eye and spiced orange-glazed boneless ham.
For reservations, call 6705 7828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss: Bring Christmas home with One Farrer Hotel’s festive takeaway items (available from 18 November)! Think turmeric-marinated turkey with crusted curry coconut ($158/6kg), roasted black Angus rib-eye with a mustard-herb crust ($208/3kg), mango orange stollen ($38) and gingerbread men ($8), to name a few. The “Festive Bundle” is a great deal: roasted truffle turkey, boneless ham, chocolate hazelnut Yule log and a $50 dining voucher for $394! Order at orders.onefarrer.com.
One Farrer Hotel
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Stellar is the highest restaurant in Singapore, so you’ll feel on top of the world even before the celebrations begin – and, happily the views are matched by the quality of the culinary team’s progressive Aussie cuisine.
Six-course dinners ($168 per person, or $188 for a window seat) await those who book Stellar on 24 and 25 December. Think festive platters of roasted turkey, smoked duck and red wine-braised wagyu beef cheek accompanied by honey balsamic Brussels sprouts and other scrumptious sides. For dessert, expect to savour flaming plum pudding with dried fruits and walnuts in Cognac, and pear and raspberry in burnt blood orange curd in a strawberry tart shell – yes, please!
Stellar is also hosting a family Christmas Day Brunch ($140 per person, $60 for kids six to 12, and free for children below six; add $135 for free-flow Veuve Cliquot!). It features a spread that includes dedicated seafood, charcuterie and foie gras, and Christmas roast stations, and a dessert buffet with Christmas pudding flambé, strawberry shortcake logs and other sweet treats. Also, expect to be served truffle and lobster linguine, chicken and chestnut velouté and the fan-favourite, brioche French toast.
Don’t miss: Festive melodies performed by guest songstress NyaLi at the Christmas Day brunch.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Level 62, One Raffles Place
The St. Regis Singapore
No matter which restaurant you choose to dine at in this luxurious, Tanglin-based hotel, you’re guaranteed a a five-star celebration.
Throughout the month, the hotel’s signature restaurant Brasserie Les Saveurs is offering a festive lunch buffet (2 to 23 and 26 to 31 December, excluding Saturdays and Sundays; $58 per person), a special St. Regis “Connoisseur Dinner” (2 to 23 and 26 to 30 December, excluding Fridays and Saturdays) with à la carte mains from $46, and a special seafood dinner buffet on Fridays and Saturdays (2 to 28 December; $98 per person). Plus, there’s Christmas Eve dinner ($328 per person) and Christmas Day Dinner ($218 per person). One of the big highlights is Christmas Day Champagne Brunch ($268 per person, including free-flow “R” de Ruinart Brut NV, wines and beers)! You’ll find everything from pork chorizo with honey mustard potato salad, and Maine lobster in garlic butter sauce, to honey-glazed gammon ham with apple sauce and cinnamon-grilled pineapple, and lamb chops – yum!
Or, celebrate at one of the hotel’s other restaurants. Upstairs at LaBrezza, diners can celebrate Italian-style with a special five-course degustation dinner ($128 per person, or $28 per person for the dessert buffet only), a Christmas Day barbecue ($98 per person), festive weekday set lunch menus and more. Meanwhile, Cantonese restaurant Yan Ting gets the party going with six-course degustation menus on Christmas Eve and Day ($168 per person).
For reservations at Brasserie Les Saveurs, call 6506 6860, email email@example.com or visit brasserielessaveurs.com; for reservations at LaBrezza, call 6506 6884,email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit labrezzarestaurant.com; for reservations at Yan Ting, call 6506 6887, email email@example.com or visit yantingrestaurant.com.
Don’t miss: The St. Regis Singapore has a beautiful assortment of sweet and savoury takeaway items, from smoked salmon with The St. Regis Singapore tea blend ($90), homemade foie gras terrine ($108), honey-glazed gammon ham ($168) and other roasts, to cookies and bread loaves, and log cakes ($85) in flavours like yuzu coconut and forest berries. They’ve also got a choice of St. Regis Christmas gift hampers ($298 to $368) complete with champagne, cakes, fudge, nuts and other goodies.
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Pan Pacific Singapore
Bask in scenic views of Marina Bay and the Singapore Flyer while indulging in delicious Christmas creations at five of the hotel’s dining venues.
At Edge, you’ll be treated to a festive feast at each of the restaurant’s seven live stations – from pineapple glazed bone-in gammon ham and oven-roasted Tomahawk steak at the carving station to Boston lobster and citrus-marinated salmon at the seafood counter. Classic sweets from the dessert bar include Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, and black forest log cake.
There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of all this: a Monday to Saturday buffet lunch (1 to 24 and 26 to 31 December; $75 per adult), a nightly dinner buffet (1 to 23 and 26 to 30 December; $108 per adult), and Sunday champagne brunch on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 December ($208 per adult with free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, wine, beer, gin and select cocktails; $228 with rose champagne; $158 without alcohol). There’s also a Christmas Day brunch with unlimited bubbly, wine, beer and select cocktails ($238 per adult, or $258 with rose champagne; $178 without alcohol) and Christmas Eve ($208, or $158 without alcohol) and Day ($168/$128) dinner buffets.
Looking for a different kind of celebration? The hotel’s also got an alfresco “tropical Christmas” celebration at Poolside Bar (make merry with a margarita!), plus special dim sum and kaiseki-style brunches at Hai Tien Lo and Keyaki, respectively.
And, if you’re looking for a festive high tea, Atrium’s got one ($58 per person, including two alcoholic drinks) happening every Saturday and Sunday from 23 November through 29 December, as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Call 6826 8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss: Christmas treats from Pacific Marketplace (Level 1) are available until 26 December. New this year is the baked tamarind turkey, an East-meets-West festive specialty spiced with ginger, chili and lime. There’s also coconut-mango-calamansi log cake and hazelnut chocolate tart, among other items from a vast selection (which also includes themed bundles). To place an order, call 6826 8240, email email@example.com, visit ppsinshop.com or stop by in person.
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffle Boulevard, Marina Square
Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
The Little India-based hotel is celebrating the festive season at its just-revamped all-day dining restaurant, Spice Brasserie, which reopens on 12 December. The eatery offers a selection of Asian street food favourites in creative and modern interpretations.
From 20 December to 1 January, 2020, guests can enjoy a festive buffet (from $52 per person) of yuletide delights – from traditional roast turkey, bone-in gammon ham with ginger and sarsi glaze, and white chocolate and cream cheese red velvet log cake with brandied fruit and nuts. Other highlights include Korean seafood pancake and roast duck tangerine with burnt tangerine sauce – mmm!
For reservations at Spice Brasserie, call 6428 3160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss: Get an early bird discount when you pre-pay for the buffet; enjoy 20 percent off if you pay in full by 18 December for buffet bookings on 20 to 30 December, or by 26 December for buffets on 31 December or 1 January, 2020.
Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
181 Kitchener Road
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
The luxe hotel’s bold and funky designs, paired with its fun-loving party vibes, always makes for a good time. Whether you dine at the sophisticated SKIRT steakhouse or book a festive feast at The Kitchen Table, both settings are worth escaping the city for!
The Kitchen Table is celebrating with some special dinners on Christmas Eve ($138 per adult, or $178 with unlimited bubbly, wine and cocktails) and Christmas Day ($88), plus a brunch extravaganza on 25 December with two seatings available – 12 to 2.30pm ($168 per adult, or $228 with bottomless bubbly, wine, beer and cocktails) and 3 to 5.30pm ($158 per adult, or $208 with the same free-flow options). If you can’t make it for any of those dining experiences, head to the Final Remix Brunch on 29 December ($138 per adult, or $178 with unlimited drinks) or other special dining event for New Year’s!
Meanwhile, SKIRT’s got a Festive Grazing menu ($88 per person; add $38 for wine pairings) available from 15 to 30 December that sounds just as appealing. It starts with sharing portions (minimum two people) of blistered Padron peppers with pink Himalayan salt, chilled green peas gazpacho with smoked ham hock and crème fraiche, and foie gras lollipops with spiced balsamic brioche, hazelnut and quince jam, among other yummy starters. You then have a choice of mains – grilled half-side salmon with chimichurri, or slow-cooked venison tenderloin with white asparagus, sweetcorn, cranberries, and truffle and chestnut jus – both served with braised Tuscan cabbage, lobster guanciale, truffle mac and cheese (yes!) and grilled broccolini. The menu rounds out with sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream, and mince pies.
For reservations at The Kitchen Table, call 6808 7268 or email email@example.com; for reservations at SKIRT, call 6808 7278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
21 Ocean Way
Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa
Latest Recipe is fêting the season with a summer soiree-inspired celebration, fitting for Singapore. At the “Noël au Soleil” Christmas Eve buffet dinner, you can start with something light in the form of fresh seafood on ice and summer salads before moving on to roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, pan-fried seabass with spicy tomato sauce, braised brisket and cheese-baked penne with slipper lobster.
Meanwhile, the “Noël au Soleil” Christmas Day brunch buffet features cheese, pasta and carving stations, and a selection of Asian specialties like clay-pot snapper, steamed garlic prawns with glass noodles and lamb curry. Little ones will love the ice cream and waffle cone station, while grown-ups can indulge in Christmas pudding with custard, red wine-poached pears, panna cotta, brioche butter pudding with caramel sauce, gingerbread loaves, pannetone, chocolate Yule log cakes, a Christmas croquembouche tree and more.
Both buffets are $118 per adult ($59 per child; kids below five eat free), but the Christmas Eve dinner includes a welcome sparkling rose cocktail. At both buffets, you can add $60 per person for free-flow sparkling wine, beer and DIY gin and sangria stations.
Don’t miss: Keep an eye out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Additionally, little ones can decorate gingerbread cookies and enjoy colouring activities and popcorn stations at the Christmas Day celebration.
For reservations, call 6818 3326 or email email@example.com. Enjoy a 30 percent discount when pre-paying in full before 15 December.
Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa
23 Beach View, Sentosa
Inspired by the laid-back, food-loving ethos of Australia, this steakhouse is popular for its premium steak selection and Aussie-inspired offerings. The stylish space has expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to panoramic views of the city – a great celebration spot, indeed!
This year, the steakhouse is celebrating Christmas with a special five-course set dinner menu ($128 per person) on 24 and 25 December. Start with smoked trout and crab meat cannelloni with beet puree and Avruga caviar, pan-roasted quail with pancetta mushroom, foie gras and rosemary crumble, and lobster bisque. Then choose from an enticing main course selection: pan-seared Atlantic cod with scallop ravioli, twice-cooked potatoes, warm artichoke salad and whole grain mustard sauce; sous-vide turkey breast with rosemary sausage stuffing, charred Brussels sprouts, and red wine and cranberry sauce; and grilled Australian 200-day grain-fed sirloin with confitof shallots and garlic, and creamed parsley drizzled with shiraz jus.
End on a sweet note with your choice of warm Christmas pudding (rum and raisin ice cream with brandy snap and vanilla sauce) or lemon meringue tart with amaretto gelato – plus petit fours.
For bookings, call 6338 0261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level 3, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
The Chop House
This cosy gastrobar has two outlets, and both are ideal for a casual yet intimate Christmas celebrations with friends and family. The Chop House at VivoCity has full-length windows overlooking the harbour, while the Katong branch is rustic and industrial.
For the entire month of December, The Chop House is featuring special Christmas items on its à la carte menu. We’re especially looking forward to the starter of Christmas sliders with aioli and gruyere ($18) – not the mention the Jerusalem artichoke soup with bacon lardons and chives ($12) – mmm! Main courses include Christmas rigatoni with pancetta and lamb ragout ($26), and rabbit risotto with shaved truffles ($36), while the feast rounds off with a choice of eggnog bread and butter pudding with cinnamon cream, and rum and raisin ice cream ($12) or candy cane brownie trifle with mint cream, graham crackers and dark chocolate sauce ($12).
The Chop House
#01-161/162 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-13, 112 Katong, 112 East Coast Road
Cafe Melba’s two locations – Mediapolis and Goodman Arts Centre – are popular amongst families, friends and couples for all the right reasons! This year, the kid-friendly restaurants are rolling out an all-day Christmas set menu, available from 25 November till 26 December.
The three-course set ($45 per person) starts with the veggie-friendly Vichyssoise soup with truffle oil, croutons and leek essence. Alternatively, opt for the winter romaine crunch salad or red dragonfruit salmon gravlax carpaccio (top up $4). You get to choose from four mains, including the festive-sounding spiced maple orange glazed pork ham and 3 bird roast ballotine: turkey, duck and chicken with Christmas stuffing, cranberry sauce and roasted vegetables. For desserts, there’s the Christmas pudding – brandy creme anglaise and red currant – and eggnog tart to please those with a sweet tooth.
Sasha’s Fine Foods
Sasha’s is a go-to online grocer for food-conscious shoppers who want carefully sourced products delivered to their doorsteps. The website is known for its selection of high-quality, ethically produced, hormone-free and additive-free meat, fish, plant-based products, ready-made meals and healthy snacks, all meticulously sourced by founder, Sasha Conlan, who has personally met and vetted each and every supplier.
This festive season, Sasha doesn’t disappoint, making it super easy to plan a party seamlessly. All in one place, you can order starters (we particularly love the buttery sausage rolls with Wicks Manor pork), mains, sides, desserts, wine (our pick is the ILauri Extra Dry Prosecco!) and more. It’s the only retailer in Singapore where you can get KellyBronze free-range English whole turkey (from $170 for 3kg) so pre-book your bird to avoid disappointment! Other top picks include an Australian black Angus grass-fed rib-eye mini roast (from $75.90), English smoked gammon joint ($32.90; 1 kg) and a fabulously flavoured triple salmon terrine ($32.90) that’ll serve five to six people.
The Tanglin Gin Box ($125) – which includes a 700ml bottle of Tanglin Gin distilled here in Singapore, plus a bottle each of Double Dutch Indian Tonic and Double Dutch Skinny Tonic Water – makes an awesome gift for the gin-lover in your life. So does the “Silent Pool in a Box” ($130), with a bottle of Silent Pool Gin from Surrey Hills, England, and two Silent Pool glasses.
To order: Shop at sashasfinefoods.com; while you’re there, you can read about the provenance of every item you buy! Get 20 percent off your first order with the code “SFFEXPAT.”
See Sasha’s recipe for peppercorn beef tenderloin here!
Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant
For something a little different this year, spice up your celebration with Shahi Maharani’s famous tandoori turkey ($135 for around 5kg) – marinated overnight and prepared with aromatic spices like fenugreek, cinnamon, coriander and mint leaves, then grilled to perfection in the tandoor (hot clay oven). This spiced-up rendition of the classic roast turkey is accompanied by mint yoghurt and tomato and butter-based makhni sauce. Or, opt for another version stuffed with minced meat biryani ($165) – a signature dish at the restaurant. If you’re not a fan of turkey, consider getting the tandoori chicken instead – it’s $70, or $90 for the stuffed version. Another option is the whole leg of lamb ($165 for about 2kg) marinated in a traditional Indian spice paste, then grilled in the tandoor – sure to be a hit with meat lovers!
Also available until 1 January are Shahi Maharani’s takeaway treats. There’s the Royal Savoury Treats box ($50), for example, which includes black peppered almonds, spiced cashews and crunchy savoury snacks such as namak pare and Shahi namkeenmix. Or, go for a jar of gulab jamun($35) – a North Indian milk-based sweet.
To order: Call 6235 8840 at least three days in advance, then collect at the restaurant (#03-21B Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road); a delivery option is also available.
Don’t miss: You can also enjoy Shahi Maharani’s famous turkey and other delicacies at the restaurant’s Christmas Day brunch (12 to 3pm; $42 per adult, $32 per child). The spread will include a live chaat station, an array of kebabs and curries, and delicious desserts. Check shahimaharani.com for more details.
This little bakeshop is most beloved for its brownies, available all year long in popular flavours like salted dark chocolate, macadamia white chocolate, Biscoff and salted caramel. Pre-cut into bite-sized pieces, the fudgy squares of goodness are a sure-fire crowd-pleaser and make a great gift to send friends or colleagues for any occasion. (Trust us, you’ll definitely want to be the one to bring this dessert to the next holiday bash!)
For Christmas, owner-baker Agatha’s cooked up some special seasonal flavours: gingerbread, macadamia white chocolate, orange and cranberry, and mint – yum! The Christmas brownies can be ordered in two sizes: an eight-inch square cut into 36 pieces ($45) or an 11-inch square cut into 64 pieces ($78).
And, if you’re looking for something beyond brownies, the shop’s also got a full menu of cakes, plus a selection of pre-cut cakes, which come in eggless, gluten-free and low-GI options.
To order: The full range of fresh bakes can be purchased online at luciacakes.com, with options for self-collection from the shop (39A Club Street) or delivery to your doorstep both available. Tip: It’s best to place orders online two days in advance, as Lucia Cakes can only churn out so many sweets in its small kitchen space!
This one-stop, family-run shop is a familiar favourite for meat-lovers and home entertaining enthusiasts, thanks to its wide range of mostly growth-hormone-free meats – poultry, beef, ham and more – procured from family-owned farms, and a vast selection of cheeses and pantry items from around the globe.
This holiday season, Huber’s has several new items, including chilled venison (from $38/kg) and 100 percent grass-fed wagyu (from $150/kg) from New Zealand, and tender small pig Spanish ham (from $42/kg), which the butchers make easy to carve by removing the main leg bone (but keeping the knuckle and trotter intact for prime presentation). Of course, traditional turkey is always popular, and this butchery’s got turkeys any which way you want ’em: unfrozen or frozen, big or small (4 to 10kg), unstuffed or stuffed (with your choice of four different stuffings), marinated or not.
Don’t miss: Huber’s will help you create your own cheese platter (with two days’ notice), from a choice of over 100 cheeses, including 20 just-introduced French varieties, plus accoutrements like crackers, jams and dips. Or, get extra fancy and surprise guests with a dedicated raclette station (a new party trick!); equipment can be rented from Huber’s.
To order: Orders can be placed online at hubers.com.sg, with options for home delivery and in-store (22 Dempsey Road) pick-up available. All Christmas orders must be placed by 7pm on 15 December. View the full festive catalogue, complete with cooking instructions, on the Huber’s website or pick up a copy in store.
Ordering through this online platform is a great way to save on your fresh food grocery needs any time of the year, as it gives consumers in Singapore the opportunity to shop a variety of fresh produce – everything from meat and dairy products to fruits and vegetables, and an assortment of pantry items – at wholesale prices. This means you can expect prices to be 30 to 50 percent cheaper than the same items carried at local supermarkets and specialty online grocers!
Don’t miss: Open Taste’s large 1kg cuts are perfect for feeding crowds; the Australian grass-fed beef ribeye ($33.99/1kg) and Australian grass-fed beef striploin ($27.99/1kg) are especially good value for money, and ideal for Christmas roasts. We’ll also be adding the grass-fed beef brisket (500g, $11.99) to our cart, asap!
To order: Shop the online marketplace at opentaste.sg. After your order is placed, Open Taste collects the products from the producers worldwide. Once in Singapore, each customer’s order is repacked at a collection centre before delivery. Your order can arrive at your doorstep within 36 hours of placing your purchase! Last day of delivery before Christmas is 24 December, with deliveries resuming on 26 December.
Tasmania Food & Wine Co.
This specialty online grocer carries a selection of honey, party-perfect cheese, olive oil, seafood and beverages (including wines, whiskies and elderflower drinks), all sourced from Tasmania’s local farmers and brewers who have been producing organically for generations. They’ve also got great gourmet baskets, perfect for gifting!
Don’t miss: Until 6 December, get 20 percent off quince paste ($7.90) and select cheeses including Extra Tasty Cheddar ($8.90), Premium Vintage Cheddar ($8.90), Deloraine Cheddar (medium flavoured, packaged in red wax coating; $25.90), the “Tassie Trio” ($8.90) – a combo of Rubicon Red, Lancashire and Golden Valley to add some colour to your party platter – and the “Taste of Tassie” pack ($15.90), which includes five cheeses (Rubicon Red, Bush Pepper, Smoked Cheddar, Wild Wasabi and Cheddar).
To order: Place your order at tasfoodandwine.com (and get 20 percent off your first order with the code TASCOSTORY). Delivery is $15, or free on orders above $200. Order by 6 December in time for Christmas (last deliveries before the holidays will be made on 12 December). Psst –get a free quince paste with every order placed!
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