This year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be different for most of us. Still, there are plenty of things to be thankful for – like the incredible line-up of festive brunches and show-stopping log cakes from some of Singapore’s best restaurants. Many have food delivery and takeaway options, too. Plus there are some great sources for buying or making Christmas dinner yourself. We’ve done the legwork to bring you our ultimate guide to Christmas dining – at home or out!
Pan Pacific Singapore
Celebrate Christmas with a lavish spread at Pan Pacific Singapore! Until 30 December, Edge is offering an à la carte buffet experience featuring holiday favourites like roasted turkey breast with caramelised apples and crusted almond; glazed gammon ham with pineapple chutney; and slow-cooked spiced beef brisket. End on a sweet note with a decadent line-up of desserts including the classic chocolate Yule log, and Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. The festive lunch (excluding Sundays) from 1 December onwards is priced at $75 per adult, while dinner is $108. There’s also a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner (from $158 per adult), and a Christmas Day brunch (from $168). Sunday brunch starts at $128.
Bid farewell to 2020 with a gastronomic line-up at Edge’s New Year’s Eve dinner (from $188 per adult). Atrium is also rolling out a premium canapé set ($98) with bites like lobster medallion and raspberry yuzu tart, alongside a gourmet meat package with mouth-watering options like Sanchoku Wagyu. Alternatively, ring in the new year with brunch (from $128) or dinner ($108) on 1 January 2021 at Edge. Highlights include Boston lobsters, and brick oven- roasted US beef prime ribs with herb butter.
Make Christmas dinner at home a breeze with Pacific Marketplace’s hassle-free festive bundles, specially curated for all your party needs. The Lifestyle Christmas Bundle includes sustainable, locally sourced produce, while the Traditional Christmas Bundle features a whole-roasted turkey, honey- glazed ham, and chocolate caramel hazelnut log cake. Don’t miss the diverse selection of traditional festive bakes by the pastry team; we’ve got our eye on the black forest tart and homemade gingerbread house. Pre-orders are open and collection can be done before 1 January 2021. Email email@example.com or visit ppsinshop.com to find out more.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
For something a little different, try Cherry Garden’s Christmas Day dim sum brunch ($98 per person), or the festive dim sum brunch ($88) held every Saturday and Sunday this month. Alternatively, Italian restaurant Dolce Vita will be serving a five-course meal for dinner ($188) on Christmas Eve, as well as brunch ($248) and dinner ($158) the next day.
If you prefer a more relaxed setting, opt for a lavish spread of holiday delights at Melt Café. There’s a Christmas Eve dinner($188 per person), followed by a brunch ($238) and dinner ($158) on Christmas Day.
Sending a gift? Shop a selection of festive-themed savouries and sweets online at singapore.mandarinorientalshop.com/collections/festive-delights. Highlights include the crackling Iberico pork loin ($180), traditional roasted Christmas turkey ($180), a the rum-infused Nutty Caramel cake ($88).
Did someone say steak for Christmas? Yes, please! The famous Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is perfect for any time of the year, but especially during the festive season. Decked out in solid walnut floors with a gorgeous mahogany bar shining under the chandeliers, the restaurant boasts a warm and welcoming setting for your Christmas feast.
From 24 to 27 December, look forward to holiday-themed set menus and dishes, as well as crafty tipples specially concocted for the whole month of celebrations. The Christmas set menu ($188 per person) is a four-course meal featuring a Beverly Hills chopped salad with crab cake, and the popular USDA prime Porterhouse steak with honey-baked ham. For brunch on Christmas Day, sink your teeth into hearty fare such as the festive prime rib roast ($165), shepherd’s pie ($25), and grilled Cajun chicken with Creole sauce ($25). For drinks, kick back with a festive cocktail or two; we’re liking the sound of Santa’s Cane ($30), a peppermint Martini made of white chocolate liquor, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao and peppermint. A fine selection of wines are also on the menu if you want a classic pairing.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
No Christmas is complete without a palatial feast, and the sumptuous festive line-up at W Singapore sounds like just the thing! The celebration begins at the award-winning grill house SKIRT, which is offering a Festive Grazing menu (from $138 per person) from 15 December to 30 December, 6pm onwards. The special dinner is centred on a choice of apple-smoked tenderloin or Parrilla-grilled turkey roulade as a main. Make it extra special by opting for wine pairing (top up $30).
From Christmas Eve dinner (from $148 per person) through to brunch on Christmas Day (from $188), sit back and tuck into seasonal classics at The Kitchen Table. Highlights include roasted turkey, a gigantic Wagyu leg, whole halibut with a salt crust, oysters and Oscietra caviar. There’s also a free-flow champagne and wine option for those who love their bubbly. The best part? Kids aged from six to 11 enjoy 50 percent off, and children five and under dine for free!
On 31 December, end the year on a high note with fireworks as you indulge in SKIRT’s New Year’s Eve special five-course set dinner (from $178 per person), or The Kitchen Table’s buffet dinner (from $158). Cure your hangover the next day with a New Year’s Day brunch (from $148).
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
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Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
Kick back and unwind with The Ultimate Festive Sunday Champagne Brunch at Kwee Zeen from 12pm to 3pm every Sunday, including Christmas Eve. This month’s edition features the usual brunch favourites with a festive flair, including foie gras terrine, as well as honey-glazed ham with braised red cabbage and pineapple sauce. On Christmas Day, the Mega Safe Brunch takes place during the same timing, serving holiday favourites like turkey roulade with chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce, duck rillettes, and stollen.
On New Year’s Eve, brunch takes place from 12pm to 3pm. The celebration continues the next day with a New Year’s Day brunch during the same timing. As the brunches served on a tower, there is a minimum of two diners required. The brunches are priced from $128 per person and free-flow champagne is available as a top up, from $98 per person.
For a more intimate experience, head to The Cliff for a festive three-course lunch ($48 per person) or five-course dinner ($78 per person) through December. Must-tries include the caramelised kabocha squash risotto with pine nuts, and an indulgent dark chocolate ricotta Yule log with candied chestnut cream and Amarena cherries. For dinner on Christmas Eve ($158 per person) and New Year’s Eve ($138 per person), tuck into celebration-worthy dishes like the burrata and caviar, homemade pasta with sea urchin, lardo and pepper, and the Sicilian pistachio cake with mascarpone cream and candied fruits. Wine pairing is available at a top-up.
Stay at home and enjoy a sumptuous feast prepared by the team! Served with basmati rice, slow braised vegetables with coconut and tumeric, and a refreshing cucumber, pineapple and onion salad, the locally inspired rendang turkey ($168) is on top of our wish list. Three log cake flavours are also available. For pickup and delivery, you’ll need to place your order at least five days in advance. Collection can be done from 1 to 30 December. Order online at sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/offers/festive-takeaways.
Rumours Bar & Grill
Easties, take note: Rumours Bar & Grill at Jewel Changi Airport offers great alternatives to your usual festive fare. Since its opening in Bali in 2003, the award-winning casual diner has been a go-to hangout spot for families and friends. Coupled with its laidback alfresco seating, the east-side outlet brings tropical holiday vibes to your table.
Share the show-stopping 1kg barbecue pork ribs ($42.80), which features an Australian bone-in prime-cut baby-back rib, cooked sous-vide for eight hours and then roasted to perfection. Served with roasted potatoes, this signature is a delicious pick if you don’t want a traditional roast for Christmas. Another must-try is the fish and chips ($29.80): a crispy breaded Chilean cod fillet served with fat chips, red cabbage and parsley slaw. Other meaty mains include the grilled Kurobuta pork chop ($29.80), and the Australian baby lamb chop ($42.80). Wash it all down with a tipple or two; the long cocktail list includes classic drinks at affordable prices – think martinis, margaritas and mojitos, alongside prosecco-based cocktails like the Lychee Bellini ($15) and Mimosa ($15).
Christmas celebrations start early at Xperience Restaurant; from 1 to 30 December, the restaurant is serving a four-course set dinner ($88) with festive specials like brussels sprout salad, braised beef cheek and Christmas pudding. When you dine in with someone, you’ll also receive one free bottle of customised Maison 21G perfume (worth $80). More reason to celebrate!
For Christmas and Boxing Day brunch, Xperience Restaurant is offering its renowned three-tier brunch tower ($88 per person) for sharing. Each tower is served straight to your table, overflowing with sweet and savoury bites including cold cuts and cheeses; beef con carne tatter tots; garlic butter toasted Boston lobster; poached Alaskan king crab leg; and pancakes, donuts and panettone. There’s also a carving station for you to look forward to, with carnivorous options like the Australian grain-fed Tomahawk, whole roasted turkey, and honey baked ham.
Visiting for New Year’s instead? On 31 December, 1 January and 2 January, a four-course dinner will be available at $78 per person. Welcome 2021 with a hangover brunch on 1 and 2 January, featuring shared brunch towers and a carving station.
Take things up a notch with Santa’s Bottomless Sleigh, a boozy trolley that will be roaming the restaurant this month. Top up $68 for three hours of free-flow prosecco, wine and beers, or $88 for additional options of Taittinger Brut, festive spritz, “jingle juice” and mulled wine.
Available for takeaway and delivery on 25 and 26 December are festive sets that feed two to three people ($298) or four to five people ($348). Collection is at 11am or 4.30pm, while delivery is 11.30am or 5pm. You’ll need to pre-order at least four days in advance.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
End the year grand with an à la minute dinner (from $168 per person) or brunch (from $208) by Mezza9 on 24 and 25 December respectively. In addition to starters prepared by the restaurant’s Japanese and Thai kitchens, you can look forward to distinctive Christmas flavours from all over the world including roasted rolled turkey breast and baked turkey leg wellington with organic vegetables, brussels sprouts and chestnut stuffing; crispy sustainable barramundi with superior sauce and truffle; and double-boiled chicken soup or Maine lobster bisque.
The elegant residential-style lounge of 10 Scotts is also offering an à la minute dinner on 24 December (from $98 per person), as well as an afternoon tea (from $98) on Christmas Day, which includes poached Boston lobster, freshly shucked Pacific oysters, and Steamed black mussels. Other celebratory must- haves include Yarra Valley salmon caviar crumpets, mushroom and truffle veloute, and seared sustainable Atlantic salmon with bouillabaisse sauce.
Mezza9’s New Year’s Eve dinner promises to be a splendid affair, with free- flow bubbly ($288) and a shared selection of dishes made with premium ingredients including Kaluga Queen caviar crumpets, shaved Serrano ham, Boston lobster thermidor, and an impressive croquembouche on display.
Or dig into the best of beef and seafood with 10 Scott’s Roasted Beef and Reef on New Year’s Eve (from $138 per person), and end on a sweet note with vanilla bean custard millefeuille, and English Stilton with port wine pears,and New Year macaroons.
Pete’s Place, 10 Scotts and Oasis all have various buffet specials for Christmas and NYE too.
Until 31 December, the hotel’s Santa Shop is offering an extensive selection of seasonal treats including roasted turkey roll, classic baked ham and Christmas log cakes. There’s also a fab range of top quality frozen ingredients and premium alcohol if you prefer playing chef at home. Visit store.grandhyattsingapore.com for the full menu.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
This year, Marriott Cafe will be elevating your festive celebrations with specially curated set menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. The three-course menu includes elegantly plated epicurean treats such as home-cured salmon with beetroot, gin crème fraiche and yuzu gel; wild mushroom and chestnut crème soup with truffle oil; slow-roasted turkey; roasted US Angus striploin with Yorkshire pudding; and maple-glazed ham leg with pineapple sauce. Save space for the line-up of log cakes and desserts, such as Christmas pudding with brandy Chantilly and gingerbread ice cream.
If you’re planning a holiday feast, the hotel’s array of gourmet takeaway goodies will please even the pickiest eater. New on the menu are the roasted tea-smoked turkey ($198), lobster thermidor with lobster bisque risotto ($180), and pistachio mango log cake ($68). For something more traditional, go for the whole roast turkey with chestnuts and foie gras stuffing ($188), or the boneless honey and clove with cinnamon pineapple sauce ($168). Pre-order online or call 6831 4708. Pickup is at the Hotel Festival Stall (hotel lobby).
Swissôtel The Stamford
Located on the 70th floor of the hotel, SKAI’s panoramic views are the perfect complement to your festive get-together. The restaurant is pulling out all stops with its holiday offerings; through December, there’s a festive-themed high tea menu ($68 per person), set lunch (from $55) and set dinner (from $128), and Saturday brunch ($178 with free-flow champagne, cocktails and wines).
On Christmas Eve and Day, luxuriate in a five-course set dinner ($208 per person), which includes a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve. Highlights on the menu include burrata with Iberico ham, pickled mushrooms and chestnuts; crab cake with celeriac, grain mustard and wild rice; and spiced sticky date pudding. There’s also a Christmas Day brunch ($218 per adult with free-flow alcohol), featuring seafood on ice, duck rillettes, a mix of cold plates and hot plates, and a splendid selection of desserts (eggnog pumpkin pudding, anyone?) and cheeses.
Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations early with a four-course set dinner ($168 per person) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, which includes a glass of bubbly. Alternatively, go for the six-course dinner ($398), available from 8pm.
For home parties, check out the holiday offerings from Café Noel. Set up your dinner table with the Family Christmas Bundle ($275), featuring terrific treats like juniper maple-glazed ham with apple sauce and sweet onion jus, and sticky toffee pudding. For a more luxurious experience, get the Decadent Christmas Bundle ($500), which includes Prego’s finest selections of homemade antipasti, cheese and charcuterie, slow roasted turkey with truffle and chestnut stuffing, and more. Collection can be done at The Stamford Brasserie until 1 January 2021. Free delivery is available for orders of $250 and above. For the full collection, visit celebrationscentral.com.sg.
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Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Racines is serving an à la carte dinner buffet on Christmas Eve, and an à la carte brunch buffet from 25 to 27 December, at $138 per person.For the latter, a wine flight pairing is available at $58 for four glasses. On the menu is a variety of French and Asian highlights, specially curated for the season and served individually as small plate specials. Tuck into pan-fried foie gras with red wine and apricots, and salmon tartare with green apple and Riesling gelée, alongside French favourites like the signature braised Angus beef cheeks with truffled mashed potatoes and a Bordelaise jus. From the Chinese kitchen, a highlight is the Assam-baked Barramundi with okra and tomatoes.
Until 1 January 2021, the much-loved afternoon tea set at 1864 will also be served in a festive rendition. From Monday to Thursday, it’s $88 for two people. On Friday to Sunday, as well as public holidays, it’s $98. Nibble on dainty bites like truffle foie gras toast, roasted turkey with crème fraîche on Sarasin blinis, and chestnut apple frangipane tart.
Don’t miss the takeaway treats, too! The classic slow-roasted truffle butter turkey ($158) sounds amazing, especially when paired with a side of chilled Maine lobster salad with endives and lemon aioli ($102). Two special Yule cakes will also be on offer; the Fraisier pistachio Yule log ($79) and the TWG Singapore Je t’aime Tea Cake with dulce chocolate ($83). Pre-order three days in advance at sofitelsingaporecitycentre.oddle.me.
From 16 December to 1 January 2021, enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at Antidote at Fairmont Singapore. The Magical Festive Afternoon Tea ($58 per person) features a selection of sweet and savoury treats like the crustacean rillette, pea and ham tartlet, gingerbread crémeux, raspberry cheesecake macarons, and freshly baked scones, served in the hotel’s iconic white chest of drawers. Amp up the experience by adding on a serving of Kaluga caviar (top up $180), or a dozen French oysters ($35) to share.
For something more substantial, popular Italian restaurant Prego’s Table Brunch ($198 per adult) will be available on 25 December, 26 December and New Year’s Day. On Christmas Eve and 26 December, a five-course festive dinner set ($188 per adult) will be served. Highlights on the menu include tuna tartare with orange ricotta cream; roasted lamb tenderloin with minted potatoes, turnip, olives and balsamic thyme jus; and honey-baked gammon ham with creamy mash, roasted roots and cranberry mustard sauce. For desserts, try the festive panettone raisin pudding with banana caramel and brandy, or the chestnut Yule log with blackberry coulis. Both brunch and dinner come with free-flow cocktails, wines and Taittinger Brut Reserve.
Give the perfect present to your family and friends with Café Noel’s holiday hampers. Priced from $300 including delivery, the pretty festive gift baskets are wrapped with specialty items from the restaurants at Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore. Highlights include truffle cognac mustard from SKAI, saffron risotto from Prego, as well as holiday essentials like panettone and homemade stollen. Go all out with the Ultimate Hamper ($600), which consists of premium pickslike duck rilette and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne. For more information, visit celebrationscentral.com.sg.
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JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Beach Road Kitchen is offering a unique Chefs-on-Show dining concept for the festive season. Lunch (from $78 per person) and dinner (from $148) are available on Christmas Eve, while a Christmas Day brunch ($148) and dinner (from $98) will be served the next day. Tuck into a luxurious spread of tuna tartare, caviar with blinis, pan-seared foie gras, cranberry turkey pizza, and a dazzling dessert display including ginger apple pie. Roving Chefs-on-Show dishes will be served to your table throughout the meal. Until 30 December, festive buffets are available for lunch (from $78 per person) on Friday and Saturday, dinner (from $98) from Friday to Sunday, and champagne brunch on Sunday ($178 with free-flow alcohol).
Planning something different for your year-end celebrations? Check out the festive seven-course dinner at Madame Fan (Level 2, The NCO Club). Available on 24, 25 and 31 December for $138 per person, the set dinner features pan-seared rosemary turkey breast roll, and a dessert of Granny Smith mousse with cinnamon streusel. There’s also a holiday dim sum brunch (from $98) on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For New Year’s Eve, lunch (from $78) and dinner (from $198) are available at Beach Road Kitchen. There’s a New Year’s Day brunch, too, with free-flow wines ($198 per adult) and bubbly ($208 per person). Highlights include baked charcoal salt-crusted fish, and grilled Alaskan crab leg with garlic butter.
Make hosting a breeze with the hotel’s line-up of festive takeaways available throughout December, from traditional roasted turkey ($148), to honey- glazed gammon ham ($128) and slow-roasted beef striploin ($109; add-on), all paired with trimmings, sides and condiments. Free delivery for orders above $80. Call 6818 1908, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or shop online at shopatjw.oddle.me.
Why not give things a twist this Christmas and enjoy an Indian feast? This diner offers a fusion of Mughal and Bengali cuisine, including a splendid array of curries, tandooris, sauces and sides that are slow-cooked with natural herbs. There’s a great variety of vegetarian and meat- forward dishes to suit your palate; our recommendation is to get a good mix of both! The restaurant will be open for dine-in, delivery and takeout on Christmas Eve and Day.
A popular street food from Bengal, the Kolkata roll (from $10.90) is a must-try – whether you’re vegetarian or not. A crispy, flaky bread rolled with paneer tikka and veggies, this flavoursome roll represents a fusion of various cuisines. Another unique item on the menu is the vegetarian biryani ($19.90), which uses raw jackfruit for a meat-like texture. Pair it with the Chingri Malai Curry ($21.90), which features jumbo prawns in a spicy coconut gravy. For mains, try the Macher Paturi ($21.90), an appetising combination of sea bass fillet marinated with mustard, yogurt, green chilli and coriander, and then wrapped in banana leaf, steamed and smoked in pan.
Round up the meal with a satisfying sweet treat or two; the desserts are made fresh without colouring and additives. Featuring cottage cheese baked with date palm sap and baked with a smoked flavour, the Baked Sondesh ($9.90) is a hot favourite.
The St. Regis Singapore
On Christmas Eve, head to Brasserie Les Saveurs for a free-flow champagne dinner ($328 per person) with festive staples like honey-glazed gammon ham, Beef Wellington, pan-seared foie gras with pumpkin compote and gingerbread coulis, alongside decadent desserts like pistachio and raspberry roll Gâteaux. The feasting and drinking continues the next day with a champagne brunch ($268) with unlimited alcohol. On 26 and 27 December, the restaurant is offering brunch (from $168) with your choice of main and signature “pass-arounds” like lobster bisque espuma with crab meat and salted egg.
Offer cheers to 2021 with flutes of bubbly (free- flow, no less!) at the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve dinner ($268 per person). Look forward to decadent dishes like seared Hokkaido scallop with leek-onion compote and Baerii caviar, along with classic French desserts of Charlotte Cake and Crêpes Suzette. Champagne brunch is also available the next day (from $198).
Backed by the same team behind sister restaurant Kolkata Beckons, this unique restaurant specialises in Indian Chinese flavours, ranging from sweet and sour to spicy Sichuan. Sweet, sticky and garlicky, the pan-fried chicken momos (from $12.90) are the perfect party appetisers to go around with. These award-winning Tibetan dumplings are handmade daily, which explains why they’re so good! For something lighter, get the vegetarian option or opt to have them steamed instead.
Chinese-style dishes are the focus here; the best- selling crispy chilli baby corn ($14.90) is a delicious meat-free pick, as is the vegetarian Hakka noodles, a healthy dish piled high with fresh veggies. For meats, the parsley fish ($16.90) is a must-try. Featuring fried fish pieces coated in a fresh parsley paste, this is one additive plate that pairs well with the Sichuan spicy fried rice ($12.90) – fluffy basmati rice with veggies and spices.
On the desserts menu, you’ll find a fab array of Bengali sweets to sample. Top picks include the Mishti Doi ($7.90): caramelised yogurt garnished with almond flakes.
You can order both Kolkata Beckons and Tangra Chinese from the same website, fifthseason.com.sg/order/pickup-or-homedelivery.
Oxwell & Clan
British gastrobar Oxwell & Co. closed its doors in July after seven years of service at Ann Siang, but the restaurant is now back with a festive concept. Oxwell & Clan is a six-week Christmas pop-up at Straits Clan’s Clan Cafe. Available until 31 December, the special menu includes Christmas dishes like turkey roulade with celery, chestnuts, mushrooms, and cranberry sauce, and the crackled roast pork belly. For sides, tuck into brandy roasted carrots, charred brussel sprouts with bacon, and baked cauliflower cheese. Wash it all down with seasonal tipples like Winta Colada, a decadent mix of vodka, pineapple, line with coconut meringue.
The Oxwell & Clan Roast & Toast set menu starts at $98 per person. Alternatively, go for the Oxwell Classics menu, which offers a la carte signature roast dishes. For home and office deliveries, email email@example.com.
Oxwell & Clan
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Love ham? Sunday Catering makes a mean Christmas leg of ham ($260) for your next festive party! The caterer’s version is made tender and less salty by slowly simmering the hams before glazing and roasting. They also make their own marmalade from scratch to get the right balance of citrusy tang and sweetness to compliment the savoury ham. Oh, and did we mention that the ham is a massive 6kg in weight before cooking? It’s big enough to feed 10 hungry people, including leftovers for your next meal. For a complete meal, go all out with the Christmas ham feast ($340), which includes the ham, a bottle of wine, plus sides like buttery mashed potatoes and honey glazed carrots. Delivery for the Christmas hams is available from 14 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.
Don’t miss out on the other Christmas sets, too. If you’re celebrating with a cosier group, go for the small Wagyu prime rib feast ($275), which feeds two to four people.
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On offer at Huber’s are popular Christmas delights like turkey, ham, duck, geese, beef prime ribs and lamb crown, alongside interesting alternatives including Australian jumbo quail, Huber’s specialty pork (smoked in house), and Spanish suckling pigs. Some of the items are in limited quantities, so you should definitely place your order early to avoid being disappointed! Pair your meat with the butchery’s selection of truffle products, caviar and sauces including turkey gravy and apple sauce. Don’t miss out on the homemade stuffing either; flavours include chestnut, sage and a delicious-sounding apple, cranberry and pecan combination. The homemade chipolatas are also a must-try – especially the one-of-a-kind gingerbread flavoured pork chipolata! If you need some help with prepping the meat, the team of butchers will be happy to help you with stuffing, marinating and tying.
Send some love to your family and friends through a specially curated hamper filled with artisanal products. Huber’s Christmas pre-order ends on 15 December. Shop online or at the store, where you can ask for tips and recommendations. You can also download the full Christmas catalogue and cooking suggestions online. Enjoy free delivery when your online order hits $100.
For something a little different, we recommend the halal-certified Christmas delicacies from North Indian restaurant Shahi Maharani. The popular tandoori turkey ($150) is a must-order; it’s marinated overnight and prepared with aromatic spices like fenugreek, cinnamon, fennel seeds, coriander, rose water and mint leaves, and roasted to perfection in the tandoor (hot clay oven). Alternatively, get the stuffed version ($170), which features a minced lamb biryani stuffing, or the whole tandoori chicken ($70). There’s also a succulent and tender roasted leg of lamb available ($165); it’s marinated in a secret spice paste, then roasted in the tandoor. Pair your choice of meat with some in house sauces, which include a Makhni (tomato and butter) sauce, and a classic mint yogurt sauce with coriander, alongside tandoor veggies ($28).
The festive offerings are available until 1 January 2021. Pre-orders need to be done three days before the date of collection or delivery.
Prefer dining in? Shahi Maharani’s Christmas Day festive brunch ($48 per person) takes place from 12pm to 3pm, featuring a spread of Indian street food like kebabs, curries, desserts, and the restaurant’s signature spiced turkey. On New Year’s Eve from 6.30pm to 11pm, a special dinner ($72 per person) of chaats, sizzling kebabs, biryani and more will be available. Brunch ($45 per person) is also served from 1 to 3 January 2021, 12pm to 3pm.
Let Ryan’s Grocery do the heavy lifting for your festive dinner party by ordering the scrumptious Christmas beef ($368) and pork ($218) sets, which are available roasted and ready-to-serve.
Good for eight to 12 people, the beef set features Ryan’s signature honey baked ham, succulent WX Wagyu Sirloin MB3+ roast, and a classic roast turkey with mushroom stuffing. Alternatively, get the pork set, which includes ham, turkey and juicy Borrowdale free-range pork belly with bratwurst stuffing. All sets come complete with a complimentary cooler bag and a bottle of Artigiani Del Tartufo (truffle) condiment, worth $28.90.
Smaller groups can opt for à la carte options instead. Jazz up your dinner table with the Borrowdale pork collar ($128), a succulent cut that’s been rolled and roasted to perfection. New to the butchery is Beef Wellington ($220): a robust tenderloin encased in flaky pastry. Complement the celebratory meal with a cheesy pork Farmer’s Meatloaf ($98) or the preservative and nitrate-free ham ($49).
Place an order at any Ryan’s Grocery store, or order online, by 20 December. The last date of collection is 3 January 2021. Order before 4 December to enjoy 10 percent off!
In addition to holiday hampers, wine specials and delicious bakes like panettone, Little Farms will be offering a wide assortment of festive specials available for dine-in, delivery and takeaway.
Home cooks can check out the whole turkey (from $109.98) or the King Island ribeye roast (from $134.98), which is buttery smooth and perfectly marbled. Other festive picks include a free-range roast chicken ($25.98), and homemade pork, apricot, pistachio and sage sausages ($19.98).
If you’re looking for a cooked feast instead, the Little Farms Café chefs are serving a selection of ready-to-eat items like maple walnut glazed butterball whole-roasted turkey ($168) with roulade of mushroom and chestnut stuffing; aged white balsamic and manuka honey glazed bone-in premium Greenvale pork ham ($238) with caramelised pineapple, Granny Smith apple compote and Calvados jus; and house-rubbed whole roasted Australian Mirrool Creek bone-in lamb leg ($158), with rosemary and garlic, tomato and mint relish, and Cabernet Sauvignon jus.
Christmas desserts will be pumping out the oven, too. Highlights include a whole pumpkin pie with vanilla Chantilly cream ($80), rum-infused rich fruit cake ($18), and Christmas stollen with almond marzipan ($28).
For items that require cooking, pre-orders are open until 17 December. Order online or at the butcher counter at Valley Point. All ready-to-eat items can be purchased online at The Little Farm’s Christmas page until 7 December, with delivery and pickup available from 22 to 26 December.
Le Petit Depot
This online grocery platform offers top quality gourmet food products like organic fruit and veggies, French wines, cheeses, breads and Label Rouge free-range poultry from France. Thanks to its well-varied selection, Le Petit Depot isn’t just a go-to for French expats living in Singapore – it’s also popular amongst those who appreciate the finer things in life.
For this festive season, Le Petit Depot has selected more than 800 products for your Christmas to help you get into the festive feeling. From free-range capons and whole turkeys from France, to 10 varieties of fresh oysters and smoked salmons from Fort Williams, Scotland, the online store will have you well-stocked and ready for your next Christmas party. There’s also a fine selection of cheeses (time to arrange a show-stopping cheeseboard!), wines, champagnes and log cakes that can be delivered to your doorstep in 24 hours.
For Christmas Eve deliveries, you’ll need to place your order before 19 December. Celebrating New Year’s Eve? Order before 26 December to get your goodies delivered in time.
Le Petit Depot
Sasha’s Fine Foods
Have a cosy Christmas at home with family and friends! Dinner planning is easy when you can get all you need at one-stop online grocer Sasha’s Fine Foods, popular for its extensive selection of top quality, ethically sourced meat, seafood and grocery items.
Tuck into the ready-to-eat honey glazed gammon ham (from $65) – a Wicks Manor English smoked gammon joint, with honey, mustard and whole cloves. A delicious centerpiece traditionally enjoyed during the festive period, this ham also works perfectly for anytime of the year when you simply want to impress a crowd. The pork comes from the award-winning Wicks Manor, a small, family-run farm in Essex, England.
A new item on Sasha’s Fine Foods’ Christmas menu is organic, free-range geese ($300) from the UK, also available for pre-order. Raised in Rhug Estate, an award-winning farm sitting in an idyllic part of North Wales, the geese are farmed to the highest animal welfare standards, and are free to roam around. Other must-tries include Inverawe smoked salmon ($25.90), which features less-fatty salmon slow-smoked in a traditional smokehouse without added sugar, and Wicks Manor English pork chipolatas wrapped in smoked streaky bacon ($15.90), also known as pigs in blankets.
Order online at sashasfinefoods.com/collections/sashas-christmas-shop.
For premium cuts of meats that are marinated, prepped and ready to go into your oven on Christmas Day, check out this online butchery, which has been supplying to top restaurants and hotels for more than 20 years. Meat Co’s Christmas collection includes an array of beef, lamb, turkey, festive ham and more.
Treat your guests to the wagyu Tomahawk steak ($235) from Robbins Island, Tasmania. Raised without antibiotics, the cattle are exposed to a temperate climate, clean air and a pristine coastal environment, resulting in an intense marbling and superbly tender texture. Other highlights on the menu include an Australian lamb crown roast (from $106), Christmas turkey (from $58) from USA, which can be defrosted, brined and stuffed for fuss- free cooking, and a bone-in gammon ham ($158).
Don’t miss out on the Christmas sausages too; with flavours like sweet and spicy Italian pork, they’ll be a hot favourite at the dinner table!
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Complete your Christmas celebrations at home with a local-inspired spread from Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s takeaway menu. A highlight this year is the roasted masak lemak turkey ($98), which is inspired by the local hawker favourites and flavourful spices used in Malay cuisine. Marinated in a fragrant blend of lemongrass, turmeric, coconut cream and chilli padi, then roasted to perfection, the turkey is served with sayur lodeh (Indonesian vegetable soup), nasi goreng (fried rice) and cashew nut sauce. Other meaty picks include the honey glazed gammon ham ($138) and slow-roasted Australian leg of lamb ($138). For dessert, try the chocolate banana log cake ($88). Baked using Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock’s secret recipe, this log cake has been a favourite with diners of Atrium Restaurant for years during the festive period. If you prefer something lighter, go for the dulcey yuzu log cake ($88) instead.
Order by 30 December to collect your goodies from 1 December to 2 January 2021. You also get an early bird discount of 20 percent when you key in the code XMAS20 during checkout and order before 9 December. On top of that, when you spend at least $150, you get a free $50 room credit voucher for your next staycay!
Psst… Dining in? Halal-certified Atrium Restaurant will be serving a festive buffet on 19 (lunch and dinner), 20 (lunch), 24 (dinner) and 25 December (lunch). Prices start at $72 per adult and there’s a 50 percent discount through December – more reason to book in a table!
The Whole Kitchen
Whether you’re looking for light snacks for your guests to munch on in between courses, or a great gift idea for a friend, this gluten-free bakery and healthy snacks company has a wide range of gift hampers and gourmet treats that’ll do the trick. Highlights include eco-friendly jars filled with uniquely blended Christmas nut mixes, as well as healthier versions of festive favourites like gluten-free gingerbread cookies ($9.95), fig and pecan fruit cake ($18.95), and sea salt and caraway Lavosh crackers ($9.95) for grazing platters.
Everything is gluten-free, low in natural sugar, and freshly baked in Singapore. Only natural ingredients are used, so you can snack without guilt!
Hampers start at $79, and go up to $199 for the Gift of Goodness hamper, which features a well-curated line-up of snacks like rock salt rosemary nut mix and cranberry pistachio biscotti, plus a sustainable wooden chopping board by Arthur Zaaro. As the hampers are wrapped in a wooden box with festive paper, you don’t have to worry about presentation, either.
The last order for Christmas is 20 December. Delivery is free for orders $45 and above. For updates, visit facebook.com/thewholekitchen.
This online bakery offers a neat selection of Christmas goodies that are freshly baked to order and delivered to your door. Highlights from the festive menu include the cinnamon star bread ($18, nine-inch), a wonderful treat to indulge in on Christmas morning. Another favourite is the almond stars: bite-sized almond cookies presented in a heart-shaped container with a ribbon on top. Perfect as a gift for your friends and family, these cookies are available in two flavours (vanilla or matcha). Don’t miss the individually wrapped gingerbread man, too. The Christmas bakes are available for pre-order from 1 to 24 December.
If you’re looking for presents, there’s a buy-10-get-one-free deal on the Christmas items. Alternatively, ESCLUSIVA also offers freshly baked breads like rye sourdough and, focaccia and ciabatta, which make great additions to your festive meal.
Little House of Dreams
This Tiong Bahru cafe and bakery is pulling out all stops with its festive offerings this Christmas! A must-have for your next cosy gathering, the signature party box ($129) features a roast chicken (1.5kg) on roasted potatoes and fresh veggies, with four burgers and soba. The roast beef ($149) platter is another popular pick; it’s elegantly presented on a bamboo platter with a bed of slow-roasted beef tenderloin with fresh greens.
For sweets, we’re eyeing the Home for Christmas dessert box ($59.90), a pretty box consisting of an assortment of festive sweets like gingerbread wands, salted caramel tarts and homemade chocolate shards. Don’t miss out on the uber-cute cookie advent calendar ($99.80), a limited-edition item handcrafted by the talented team of cookie artists. It’s the perfect present for surprising someone special! Delivery is free when your order reaches $200.
From 6pm daily, enjoy an exclusive three- course dinner set ($48.90) at the café and bakery, where you’ll get to pick from mains like Chilean sea bass and duck confit with foie gras. Make it extra special with the Scottish Ale chocolate log cake ($42.90), a sweet yet full- bodied craft beer-spiked chocolate cake with feuilletine flakes and milk chocolate.
See the Christmas menu here!
Asian contemporary restaurant and bar SLATE celebrates its first Christmas with a spread of classics with a modern twist. Start your feast with house-made breadsticks, and baked ham with blackberry and thyme jam. Available for dining in, the Christmas feast also includes a cold starter, a soup, two meats, and three selections of sides, plus an option to round off your meal with a show-stopping dessert.
With Christmas being the season of giving, the restaurant has also launched edible gift sets that are perfect for foodies. Gift a box of cheese and truffle soft buns to your bread-loving friend, or an assortment of house-made condiments ($36 for a pack of three) like the signature guava and sour plum jam, and unique savoury sauces like the banana ketchup. For something more novel, doll up your Christmas tree with clear baubles of jewel-like, cocktail-inspired Pate de Fruits. For those who love to drink, check out the trio of wines from Bodegas Muda vineyards, as well as gins and whiskies going at special bottle prices.
The minimum order for delivery is $50. For free delivery, your order needs to hit $100. Self-collection and dining in are also available. For more information, visit instagram.com/slate.singapore.
Baker & Cook
Baker & Cook lets you enjoy the best of Christmas from all corners of the globe, right here in Singapore. Pop by one of the 11 stores or add a bunch of limited-time specials to your cart on the website. Create your very own Christmas table (just like this one!) in the comfort of your home with a collection of handmade seasonal treats. We’re talking traditional German stollen ($30), which is baked with almond marzipan and rum- soaked raisins, and finished with New Zealand melted butter and icing sugar; the gingerbread house ($48), a creative centrepiece using the bakery’s very own recipe, dressed up with sugary icing on the walls; and Italian chocolate panforte ($14), a traditional Italian sweet made with chocolate, candied tropical fruits and hazelnuts.
Here’s a fantastic gift idea: the Baker & Cook Christmas Hamper ($160) is specially curated as a fuss-free offering that includes a variety of snacks such as deluxe fruit minced tarts, all butter cranberry shortbread, and gingerbread cookies. Alternatively, customise your hamper by choosing from the range of products and the team will do the rest.
Until 31 December, the goodies are available in-store and online at bakerandcook.biz/collections/seasonal. Spend over $200 to enjoy free delivery island-wide except for Tuas, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa.
Baker & Cook
11 locations islandwide
Looking for a Christmas bake to round up your meal? Save time from preparing or running across the island with local bakery Joylicious Cakes’ easy-to-navigate website, which makes ordering online a breeze. Owner and Pastry Chef Joyce’s festive loaves ($55) make beautiful additions to your dinner table.
On offer is a Yule chocolate loaf cake that features an Austrian-inspired recipe (Weihnachten Sachertorte). Using top quality ingredients like Valrhone chocolate, the moist and rich cake is drizzled with a mix of dark and milk chocolate crunchy pearls. Another fantastic option is the raspberry pistachio streusel loaf cake, or, as Chef Joyce likes to call it, “Amore de Noel”. This cake has a shiny, red frosting drizzle with fragrant rose petals and a raspberry freeze crunch specially imported from Spain.
Only for this festive period, you’ll receive a complimentary bag of traditional cranberry cinnamon with orange zest cookies (150g) when you purchase a loaf cake ($55). Check out the full selection of flavours, including loaf cakes, cookies and gluten-free tarts, at joyliciouscakes.com/cakes. Order by 18 December for delivery on 24 December or 31 December.
Get your charcuterie and cheese boards sorted with the array of premium imported goodies from online store Classic Deli. From French cheeses like the Lingot Saint Nicolas and Bleu d’Avergne, and the popular burrata cheese from Puglia, to restaurant-standard beef and lamb, Classic Deli sources from some of the best food producers around the world.
This Christmas, also on offer are gift hampers specially curated to suit different tastes and budgets. Perfect for gifting your friends (or yourself!), each hamper is filled with luxurious foodie picks like rillettes, caviar, truffle oil, and traditional panettone.
For your next Christmas party, order the Christmas Holiday Box ($150) from American restaurant Yardbird. Featuring a whopping kilo of succulent sliced roast turkey served with hearty sides like Southern-style corn muffins, butternut stuffing, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, the set is perfect for those who crave a taste of American comfort food this season. Top tip: Complete your celebration with a 10-inch whole pumpkin pie by topping up $35 (otherwise it’s $55 without the set). Preorders are open from 1 to 20 December, and collection can be done between 24 to 26 December.
Prefer to eat out? The restaurant is also offering Christmas (24, 25 and 26 December) and New Year’s Eve (31 December) specials.
Shop a wide range of Christmas delights at SwissBake, including ready-to-eat roasts like beef ribeye ($78), traditional turkey ($108), lamb rack ($88), and the all-new herb-roasted chicken with sausages and potatoes ($68).
Other festive highlights include Christmas pies in flavours like beef stew and seafood chowder. For sweets, a must-try is the spiced apple cheesecake ($42): rich and spiced-up cheesecake with a decadent cookie base, finished with light cream cheese, spiced apples and speculoos biscuits. If you’re looking for something more traditional, go for the classic stollen ($22.90) and festive fruit cake ($22.90).
Delivery is free for all orders above $120.
Where to get wine
From celebratory bubbly to all sorts of liqueurs to fulfil your cocktail dreams, here are five alcohol delivery sites to check out for your next Christmas party. We’ve also included top wine recommendations for the festivities!
Cellarmaster Wines Singapore
Renowned wine distributor Cellarmaster Wines has been around for 30 years, offering an extensive selection of premium wines from around the globe, including Italy, Spain, France, Australia, South Africa, Germany and Chile. Whether you’re hosting at home or visiting friends for Christmas, check out the collection of fine crystal glassware from Austrian brand Riedel, which make excellent presents for wine enthusiasts.
For Christmas roasts and festive dishes, the team of wine experts recommends the Leoparodi Barolo Riserva 2010, made from 100 percent Nebbiolo grapes in Piedmont, Italy. Warm in the mouth, smooth yet enveloping and rich, the wine boasts a beautiful structure, as well as long and persistent notes of cherry, ripe plum and undergrowth scents. It’s a great bottle for great moments!
Another stellar find is the multi award-winning Il Borghetto Bilaccio 2015 from Tuscany. Sweet tobacco, dried herb, mint and dried cherry notes are interlaced in this savoury wine, which pairs well with meats like beef, lamb, poultry and cold cuts. A signature at the small premium winery, the Bilaccio is intense and rich, yet fine and balanced, with an acidity that makes it enjoyable on the palette.
Delivery is free for all orders above $200; otherwise it’s $25.
Instead of mass-produced bottles that are readily available off-the-rack, this online shop brings in sustainable and organic vino from small family-run wineries.
This month, look forward to reduced prices on selected bottles. Kickstart your home party with iLauri Prosecco, which is going at a special price of $29 (regular price $35) this festive period. A dry, fragrant and elegant bubbly with a zesty freshness, this prosecco is the perfect aperitif. Pair it with grilled veggies, smoked salmon or Asian dishes like steamed dumplings. Another must-try is the Tresor du Dragon Rose, an award-winning, dry-style rosé with delicate apricot on the nose and notes of sweet spices. Pale pink in colour and rounded on the palette, this gourmet wine goes exceptionally well with Mediterranean cuisine. The gorgeous bottle adds a classy touch to any holiday gathering. Get it at a discounted price of $39 (usual price $44). TTG Wines also offers gift options starting at $40 for a bottle of wine and a reusable chill bag, perfect for your wine-loving friends.
Enjoy free delivery if you order six bottles or more. Order by 2pm for next-day delivery from Monday to Friday. Also, if you need your bottles urgently, there’s a “wine emergency” hotline: 9114 4542.
Oak & Barrel
This one-stop shop carries one of the biggest range of alcohol to suit all kinds of drinkers. Shop hoppy Asian beers and branded whiskies, Japanese spirits made from premium botanicals, and critically acclaimed wines on the easy-to-navigate website. Cheers to the end of 2020 with a bottle of Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé, a delicious blend of 75 percent pinot noir and 25 percent chardonnay. Boasting delicate bubbles and red fruit aromas with medium acidity, this easy-to-drink sparkling is a great way to start your celebration. Or, if you’re into gins, you’ll have to try the Sakurao Gin Original from Hiroshima. Characterised by a citrus-like aroma, this craft gin is infused with seven kinds of botanicals, including juniper berry and coriander seed.
Here’s a fun idea to get the fun going: a cocktail-making station at home! Must-haves include the Black Tears Spiced Rum, a unique blend of Cuban rum and seductive Cuban spices. It has a gentle sweetness of cocoa accompanying a hit of coffee on the finish, rounding off with lingering pepper notes.
Spend $200 and enjoy free delivery. Otherwise, delivery costs $5.99 for orders worth $100 to $199, and $9 for anything below. If you’re in a hurry to get your bottles, order before 10pm on a weekday and you’ll get them the next working day.
Until 31 January 2021, enter the code EXPAT5% to enjoy five percent off your purchase!
Shop a splendid selection of boutique and artisanal wines at this leading online vino retailer, which brings in over 80 wineries from 15 different key wine-producing countries and regions in the world. From flagship wineries like Pieropan in Italy to UK vineyard Gusbourne, which is known for its award-winning English sparkling, the online store is a must-visit if you’re into fine wines.
Elevate your dining experience at home with a bottle of Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2015 from Kent, UK. This vintage bubbly is fruit-driven on the palate with zesty mandarin and peach notes. With aromas of green apple, ripe pear and candied citrus, the classic blend of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier is a celebration-worthy vino. Another fab pick is the Pieropan Soave Classico DOC 2019 from Veneto, Italy, an organic wine that’s delicate on the nose with a good depth of fruit on the palate. Best paired with vegetable-based soups and starters, egg-based dishes and seafood, this tipple also makes for a fantastic aperitif.
If you’re pairing hearty festive dishes like roasts and stews, the Gran Elias Mora 2013 from Toro, Spain is an excellent option. Deep, complex and fresh all at once, this number is intense and complex on the palate with a wide range of flavours including black fruit, floral notes and sweet tannins.
Enjoy the Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2015, Pieropan Soave Classico DOC 2019, and Gran Elias Mora 2013 at special prices of $89 (instead of $99), $39 (instead of $46), and $86 (instead of $96) respectively. Order online at ewineasia.com. Enjoy free delivery for orders above $200; otherwise, delivery costs $15 per location.
Peccavi Wines Singapore
This award-winning wine producer from Australia’s Margaret River makes fine wines and knows good wines. Each bottle you see on the site has been personally selected from boutique vineyards and family-owned wineries that showcase small- batch, sustainable wines like Peccavi. While they mainly supply to top restaurants like Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse, their wines are also available for online orders.
Sauvignon Blanc fans should try the Domaine Gadais et Fils Muscadet Vieille Vigne 2015, an elegant alternative made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape in Loire Valley, France. Due to the vineyard’s close proximity to the sea, the unique minerality produces a wine that’s perfect for traditional Christmas seafood platters, oysters and smoked salmon starters. It also pairs well with soft creamy cheese and blue cheese, if you’re thinking of putting together a cheese board for brunch on Boxing Day. This Muscadet opens on a nose of honey with notes of white flowers and citrus fruits. The mouth is ample, fresh, complex and floral, with notes of stony mineral and a long finish.
The Peccavi Wines team also recommends the Peccavi Syrah 2013 from Margaret River. Unlike a lot of shiraz from Australia, this one is medium-bodied and perfect for the Christmas table when serving alternatives to turkey such as beef, goose or duck. Smooth, full-bodied and refined with notes of redcurrant, this Syrah has the intensity to handle rich wine-based sauces such as jus. For an organic option, go with the Château Gigognan Clos du Roi Châteauneuf du Pape 2015, which goes well with classic festive dishes including turkey, red meat and mature cheese.
Delivery is free for orders of $300 and above. Next-day delivery is available for orders received before 3pm. For urgent orders and delivery, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through December, enjoy 20 percent off your purchase with the code EXPAT20!
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