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 culinary highlights. Get booking now for the family ‘do’ or if you need to thank business partners or work team with a Christmas lunch or dinner.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Whether you’re looking for a bubbly blowout brunch, a kid-friendly affair or an elegant high tea in a contemporary art setting, this luxe, five-star hotel has got a festive fete for you – plus Marina Bay views!
At Colony, guests can look forward to the Vintage Champagne Brunch ($208 to $388 per adult, depending on seating time and champagne choice) on Christmas Day, as well as Christmas Day dinner and Christmas Eve lunch, featuring festive favourites like oven-roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, honey-glazed gammon ham and pumpkin ravioli, plus heritage cuisine highlights from the restaurant’s seven live kitchens. If high tea’s more your speed, check out Chihuly Lounge’s indulgent afternoon tea buffet on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day (2.30 to 5pm, and until 4.30pm on 31 December) with pastries, sandwiches and Christmas desserts ($88 per adult, inclusive of a glass of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Brut NV).
Don’t miss: The Christmas Buffet Brunch Extravaganza (12 to 3pm) in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, featuring a live band, photo booth, kids’ rides, carnival games, a bouncy castle and an appearance by Santa. It’s $238 per adult (inclusive of unlimited Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Brut NV, draft beer and house pour wines), $119 for children aged six to 12 and $60 for three to five-year-olds.
For bookings, call 6434 5288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
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 a festive à la carte menu on offer up until Christmas, culminating in a grand Christmas Eve buffet dinner ($158 per person, or $198 with alcohol) and a Christmas Day brunch ($198 per person, or $258 with alcohol). The former includes roasted whole Tom turkey with orange and spices, “Roemertopf” roasted rolled lamb shoulder, roasted bone-in Kurobata ham, sustainable seafood on ice, Christmas pudding and a huge selection of international and Western food from all of its live kitchens.
Or, celebrate at one of the hotel’s other restaurants; Pete’s Place will do Christmas Eve Day Italian style (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 at 10 Scotts, and Christmas Eve and Day barbecue dinner buffets at poolside hotspot Oasis – we’re especially looking forward to the 48-hour slow-roasted wagyu beef brisket!
Don’t miss: Grand Hyatt Singapore has a massive online Santa Shop menu of festive takeaway items available, from sides, salads, cheeses and 10 different roasts to homemade breads, and a selection of festive desserts and chocolates. Visit store.grandhyattsingapore.com to find out more.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Pan Pacific Singapore
Bask in scenic views of Marina Bay and the Singapore Flyer while indulging in delicious Christmas creations at all of the hotel’s dining venues.
At Edge, be treated to a festive feast at each of the restaurant’s seven live stations – from pineapple glazed bone-in gammon ham with honey and clove, and oven-roasted mustard Angus striploin at the carving station to over 18 varieties of artisanal European cheeses at the “Cheese Theatre”, and classic sweets like Christmas pudding and vanilla spiced rum entremets at the dessert station. There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of all this: Monday to Saturday lunch until 23 December (from $62 per adult, $31 for kids aged six to 12), nightly dinner (from $98 to $238 depending on the day), and Sunday champagne brunch on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 December ($208 per adult with free-flow champagne, wines, beer and select cocktails). A special Christmas Day champagne brunch with two seatings available is priced from $218 with unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne, wines, beer and select cocktails, and Christmas Day dinner is $168 with the same range of free-flow drinks.
For a Chinese take on tradition, try Hai Tien Lo’s Christmas set lunch and dinner menus ($168 per diner) on 15 and 16 December, and the special dim sum brunch buffet ($88 per adult; $68 for kids aged six
to 11) on 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 December. Or feast Japanese-style with Keyaki’s weekend bubbly brunch ($135 per adult), featuring an eight-course menu accompanied by unlimited Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne, sparkling shochu and sparkling sake.
For those looking to celebrate al fresco, Poolside Patio is the place to be, with a festive barbecue night ($88 per adult; $44 per child) taking place every Friday and Saturday through 29 December, as well as Christmas Day.
As if that’s not enough, Atrium’s got a festive high tea ($58 per person) happening every Saturday and Sunday through 30 December, as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For bookings, call 6826 8240 or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss: Christmas treats from Pacific Marketplace (Level 1), available through 26 December. The Baked Eight Treasures Turkey, an East-meets-West festive creation featuring chestnuts, yam, wolfberries, red dates, mushrooms and Chinese sausages, is new this year, as are the strawberry rhubarb log cake and the croquembouche-inspired choco choux sapin tart, among other items from the vast selection (which also includes themed bundles). To place an order, call 6826 8240, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit pacificmarketplace.sg.
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
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.
Christmas Day Brunch (12 to 3pm; $128 per adult, $64 per child) at Grand Marquee is definitely one that the little ones won’t want to miss. Complete with a bouncy castle, face painting, arts and crafts, cupcake 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, and a festive high tea ($32, or $42/$82 with a glass or bottle of Prosecco) at The Salon and Tisettanta Lounge from 3 to 6pm through 1 January.
Don’t miss: The hotel’s local-inspired takeaway items, including all-new satay roast turkey ($138) – complemented with house-made ground peanut sauce – and chilli crab roast turkey ($168), plus traditional favourites like honey baked ham ($148) and roast beef striploin ($168), and six different log cakes ($64-68 each). Festive goodies will be available for order and collection at The Salon through 25 December. Order via the same contact details as above; orders must be placed three days in advance, with last orders at noon on 22 December.
For reservations, call 6559 6796 or email email@example.com.
Hotel Fort Canning
11 Canning Walk
Perched atop the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford, this newly opened contemporary grill features sprawling city views, a sleek, airy setting and a menu focused on the finest produce with a tribute to Japanese ingredients.
From 3 to 30 December, SKAI is offering a special festive set lunch on weekdays ($39 for two courses, $49 for three courses), and a festive weekend brunch ($118 per adult with free-flow wines, soft drinks and coffee, or add an extra $50 for free-flow Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne, wines and festive cocktails; $59 per child). Things get even more festive on Christmas Eve, with live acoustic entertainment and carollers, and a five-course set menu for $158 (opt for free-flow Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne and festive cocktails for an additional $100; the à la carte menu is available as well). On Christmas Day, a four- course lunch can be enjoyed at $158 per person, or add $80 for free-flow Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne and festive cocktails.
For reservations, call 6837 3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss: SKAI’s seven-course degustation menu, available on New Year’s Eve ($358 per person).
Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford
Floor-to-celling 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.
From 2 to 28 December, Sky22 restaurant is offering a festive semi-buffet lunch ($28 per person) and dinner ($36 per person), where guests can enjoy the buffet selection of appetisers, cold cuts and soups before selecting their choice of main. Highlights include: pan-fried duck breast with sour cherry sauce, chestnuts and Brussels sprouts; maple-clove baked ham with cinnamon pineapple sauce; sea bass papillote with potato and green peas; and classic roast turkey breast with chestnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and chianti sauce. The dessert buffet counter’s rich brandied fruit cake, chocolate fudge log cake and pumpkin pie will end things on a sweet note.
Looking for a full-blown feast? Sky22 has festive weekend buffet lunches ($48 per adult) and dinners ($56 per adult) through 30 December, plus a special Christmas Eve buffet dinner ($68 per adult, $34 for kids six to 12) where guests can pick from apps like foie gras with berry compote, gingerbread-cured salmon with fennel radish and baby herbs, and mains like Sky22’s signature lobster thermidor, oysters Rockefeller, slow-roast prime ribs in port wine sauce. Desserts include the likes of black forest bûche de noel and rum panna cotta. There’s also a Christmas lunch buffet ($56 per adult, $28 for kids aged six to 12) with an array of starters, a seafood-on-ice bar and carvings that include classic roast turkey, roasted lamb leg with onion jus, and salmon coulibiac with Pernod creamed spinach. Plus, you’ll find festive treats including red velvet Yule log cake, gingerbread cookies, winter berry tarts and eggnog pudding. We’d suggest adding $28 for free-flow beer and soft drinks with your buffet, or an extra $38 for unlimited house pour wines, Prosecco and soft drinks!
Don’t miss: Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena’s festive staycation deal is happening through 30 December – it’s from $258 for a night’s stay in a deluxe room with semi-buffet or buffet dinner for two adults depending on day of check-in, plus a buffet breakfast and complimentary car park coupon.
For reservations, call 6378 2040 or email email@example.com.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena,
99 Irrawaddy Road
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa
Located right in front of the iconic Merlion on Sentosa, this hotel’s restaurant Latest Recipe is celebrating the season with tropical flair, starting with carolling performances on Christmas Eve (from 7.15 to 7.45pm and 8.15 to 9pm).
There’s really something to suit any palate at Latest Recipe’s “Do-nut Worry Beach Happy” Christmas buffets – from fresh seafood and grilled meats (think Black Angus beef ribs, mustard and herb-crusted New Zealand rack of lamb, barbecued Iberico pork ribs and German sausage buns) to Italian burrata, charcuterie boards and an array of Asian delights. Dessert will have you tasting everything from Christmas log cakes, traditional plum pudding and minced fruit pies to salted caramel ice cream and donuts. At the Christmas Day brunch, children will especially love decorating their own donuts as part of a special donut wall art piece at WoW – World of Whisky – plus, “best dressed” donut creators have a chance to win free gifts!
The Christmas buffet dinner (6 to 10pm) takes place from 21 to 24 December ($98 per adult on the 24th, $88 per adult on the other days; $44-49 for seven-to-11-year-olds; kids under six dine free), while the special brunch (12 to 3pm; $88 per adult, $44 for seven-to-11-year-olds) takes place on Christmas Day. Feeling extra festive? Top up $30 for free-flow sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks.
For reservations, call 6818 3305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Quote “Expat Living” to enjoy a 25 percent discount when confirming your reservation by 20 December with prepayment.
Don’t miss: Latest Recipe’s festive goodies, available from 1 to 25 December – the Grey and Gold black sesame yuzu Yule log ($68) is a signature. Orders must be placed at least three days in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 6818 3305. Confirm with advance payment by 20 December to enjoy 20 percent off.
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa
23 Beach View, Sentosa
Situated at the intersection of the colourful and cultural Kampong Glam, Bugis and Little India districts, this luxurious hotel is always a great place to go to experience the city from new angles.
While sipping on eggnog and mulled wine, guests at Alley on 25’s Christmas Eve dinner (6 to 10pm) and Christmas Day lunch (12 to 2.30pm) buffets can help themselves to the likes of prime rib roast beef, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, glazed Kurobuta ham, turkey breast roulade, oysters, seafood bouillabaisse, Scottish smoked salmon, tiger prawns and Australian mussels, before finishing on a sweet note with festive desserts like stollen, pavlova, Christmas pudding and the restaurant’s signature Christmas mint pandan chiffon cake (also available for sale at andazshop.oddle.me from 1 to 31 December). Both buffets are $108 per adult, or $158 with free-flow alcoholic beverages, and $54 for children aged six to 12.
Or, celebrate upstairs at Andaz’s sky-high steakhouse, 665°F, where a series of festive dishes will be served from 1 to 26 December. Highlights from the special set menu ($98) include butternut squash velouté and turkey roast supreme with chestnut stuffing, Christmas cake served with a home-made gingerbread crumble and vanilla ice cream, and apple-pear cobbler.
Don’t miss: Andaz Singapore’s New Year’s Eve festivities!
5 Fraser Street
Whether you visit the hotel’s live interactive kitchen concept Seasonal Tastes or contemporary-rustic bar Cook & Brew, you’re guaranteed awesome panoramic views from both sky-high standouts.
Seasonal Tastes restaurant is celebrating with Christmas Eve lunch and dinner buffets ($78 and $98 per adult, respectively), as well as lunch and dinner buffets ($98 adult, $49 child) on Christmas Day itself. Carving highlights include rolled turkey and chef Aaron’s mother’s bread stuffing, grilled Aussie tomahawk, gammon ham glazed with truffle maple syrup, brown sugar-glazed salmon, butter-glazed Brussels sprouts and truffle mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, Cook & Brew is offering its own celebratory feasts, with a special three-course festive menu ($40) available for lunch and dinner throughout December (1 to 30 December), plus a special Christmas Eve surf-and-turf menu ($145 for two, including two glasses of Prosecco).
Don’t miss: Celebrating Boxing Day at Seasonal Tastes with all the festive carvings and treats. The lunch buffet is $78 per adult and $39 per child.
Asia Square Tower 2
12 Marina View
The St. Regis Singapore
The ultra-luxe setting of this hotel in Tanglin is perfect if you’re looking for a five-star celebration.
From 1 to 24 December the hotel’s signature restaurant Brasserie Les Saveurs is offering festive lunch ($62 per person) and dinner ($82 per person) experiences, before kicking off Christmas with a champagne brunch ($258, including complimentary aperitifs at Astor Bar one hour prior to the brunch) on 25 December, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner buffets ($318 and $220 per person, respectively).
Upstairs at LaBrezza, diners can celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a dinner feast ($118 per person) fit for any Italian enthusiast – think homemade pork tortellini, tuna tartare, pizza fritters and traditional pannetone following pre-dinner cocktails and canapés by the pool. Christmas Day lunch ($98 per person) is presented across a spread of shared plates inspired by the southwestern region of Campania – pizza Margherita, eggplant Parmesan and oven-baked fish served “Acquapazza”-style at the carving station. If you can’t make it on Christmas Eve or Day, check out LaBrezza’s festive business set lunch available from 1 to 24 December; three courses for $48 and four courses for $53.
The St. Regis Singapore has a great assortment of sweet and savoury takeaway items, from honey-and-truffle-glazed gammon ham with buttered vegetables, truffle mashed potatoes and wild mushroom sauce ($168) and other roasts, to cold dishes like foie gras terrine with truffle dark chocolate sauce and fig compote ($108), plus log cakes ($68-72), Christmas cookies ($32) and Christmas breads ($28-59). They’ve also got a choice of deluxe gift hampers ($298 -368) complete with champagne, cakes, fudge, nuts, teas and other goodies.
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Baba Chews Bar & Eatery
Housed within the former Joo Chiat Police Station in the culturally rich Katong neighbourhood, Baba Chews is serving up a festive kind of tok panjang (Peranakan for “feast”) this holiday season.
The restaurant’s all-you-can-eat Christmas Eve dinner ($60 per person; first seating from 6 to 8pm, second seating from 8.15 to 10.15pm) will feature everything from seafood on ice, cheese and charcuterie to Peranakan picks like buah keluak chicken tart and do-it-yourself kueh pie tee (pastry cups filled with braised, sweet turnip, egg strips, chilli chukka and crushed peanuts). Local delights include assam curry turkey breast (stewed in homemade rempah with pineapple glaze), crackling pork belly panggang (barbecued satay-marinated pork belly served with pickled mustard vegetables), beef short ribs rendang, chilli crab pasta, Thai-style live black mussels in lemongrass broth and Baba Chews-style Nonya laksa (rice vermicelli in a prawn broth and coconut cream with fish cake, bean sprouts, cucumbers, boiled egg and laksa leaves).
Don’t miss: Takeaway items like the assam curry turkey (2-2.2kg, $84), crackling pork belly panggang (2kg, $84) and Iberico pork ribs with Indonesian sweet sauce and spiced potato wedges ($98 for a rack of 10 ribs), plus sweet treats such as gingerbread houses ($38-$58), Christmas cookies ($7.80/100g), fruit cake ($28) and local-inspired Yule logs ($59-$62), among other goodies.
For reservations, call 6723 2025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baba Chews Bar & Eatery
#01-01 Katong Square
86 East Coast Road
Located within the historic Gillman Barracks, this charming European restaurant is housed in a colonial black-and-white bungalow from 1935. It’s breezy and quiet, and surrounded by trees – a relaxing escape from the city!
Available from 1 December until 6 January, the restaurant’s festive Christmas menu ($68 per person) starts with an amuse bouche, and a choice of clam chowder with freshly handmade herbed Parmesan stick or smoked duck breast salad, followed by a strawberry sorbet palate cleanser. For mains, guests can choose from the following: seared sea bass on a bed of herbed crumble, garlic confit and sweet potato crisps; rolled turkey breast with bacon and sundried tomato pine stuffing served with parsnip puree, baby carrots, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce; or a three-layer vegetarian lasagne with traditional Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and sautéed truffled mushrooms. The dessert trio lets guests get a little taste of everything, from minced pie and Christmas pudding to handmade vanilla cognac gelato. End with coffee or tea and some stollen cake!
For reservations, call 6694 2216 or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss: The smell of Christmas in the air, thanks to Masons’ live Christmas tree!
Gillman Barracks, 8 Lock Road
Located in buzzy Holland Village, The Nook is Singapore’s first-ever self-serving bistro bar where you can self-dispense wines, spirits and beers all under one roof. Whether you sit inside the cosy taproom or at an alfresco table, this is a fun place to kick back with friends and family for a casual celebration.
The Nook has a handful of special Christmas promotions going on from 1 to 31 December, including a three-course feast ($29.90), which includes a choice of starter – pick butternut soup with grated chestnuts and bread or a Christmas crostini with ham, stilton and cranberry sauce – and one main from the likes of the following: roasted turkey leg with a vegetable medley, baked pumpkin and cranberry sauce; baked salmon steak with sautéed baby carrots, green pea puree and lemon herb butter sauce; and roasted herb ribeye steak with baked potato, bacon bits, sour cream, vegetables and red wine sauce. For dessert, enjoy sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream or tiramisu.
Don’t miss: During the entire month of December, get a bottle of Anna Cava (normally $75) for $32, or two bottles for $60! Another not-to-be-missed deal is roasted turkey leg, honey-baked ham and a bottle of Anna Cava for $75.90 – great for sharing.
For reservations, call 6314 2118 (from 3pm weekdays or 1pm weekends, to midnight).
36 Lor Mambong
This Boat Quay-based restaurant boasts Italian specialities and riverside views, making it a prime place for celebrating with loved ones over good food.
Available from 21 to 25 December, Ricciotti’s special all-day Christmas menu features four festive dishes that can be ordered individually or as a four-course set meal ($78 per person). Start with the fritella di patate salata e salmon (potato fritters, smoked salmon cured in-house, lime yoghurt mousse and salmon roe; $20), then move on to homemade ravioli stuffed with gorgonzola and pear, with butter sage and roasted walnuts ($28), and beef roll with foie gras wrapped in Parma ham ($32), before finishing with a chocolate log with candied orange peel and panettone crumble ($14).
For reservations, call 6533 9060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#B1-49/50 The Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road
Whether you’re taking in the harbour view from the VivoCity location or people-watching at the Orchard branch, you’ll find equally delicious fare at both Jamie’s locations.
Jamie’s Italian VivoCity will celebrate Christmas Day with a semi-buffet lunch ($100 per person; also available on New Year’s Day), which includes hot and cold starters, side dishes, salads and desserts served buffet-style, and pastas, pizzas and risottos passed around the table, plus one main course from the likes of porchetta with roasted celeriac mash, and festive roast chicken. Kiddos can also look forward to face painting and balloon sculpting while grown-ups can enjoy live music.
Over at Jamie’s Italian Forum, guests can expect an extravagant yuletide celebration with the four-course Christmas Day set lunch ($80 per person). Tuck into Gennaro’s ravioli of slow-braised turkey finished with rich sage butter, and Tuscan sausages made with pork and fennel, among other festive treats.
No matter which location you visit, you can add free-flow house red and white wine, prosecco and draft beer to your semi-buffet lunch or set lunch for an extra $45. And, for every paying adult dining on the semi-buffet or set lunch on Christmas Day, one child (12 years and below) gets to dine for free!
Don’t miss: Ringing in the New Year with special set New Year’s Eve dinners ($148 per person) at both Jamie’s Italian branches.
#01-165/166/167 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-01/04 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road
Situated in a restored heritage building on Club Street, this Japanese-Italian restaurant is charming and elegant, with an intimate atmosphere that’s great for sharing a special meal with family and friends.
From 18 to 25 December, executive chef Masanao Saito is serving up a special four-course menu ($69 per person, or add an additional $26 for wine pairing) that showcases his favourite creations, which combine the finesse of Japanese flavours with the comfort of Italian cuisine. Kick things off with yuzu-marinated foie gras terrine with black fig and Okinawa spinach drizzled with aged balsamic to start, followed by porcini risotto with maitake and shiitake mushrooms. For mains, guests can choose from a lamb rack with cauliflower puree and a rosemary and eggplant caviar, or black cod on cauliflower puree with cioppino sauce and dill oil, before rounding off the meal with Chef Masanao’s spin on the traditional Italian dessert, montebianco with chestnuts, sprinkled with chocolate and white chocolate powder.
For reservations, call 6887 3311.
64 Club Street | caffebsg.com
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 chef Christopher Millar’s progressive Aussie cuisine.
From 22 to 25 December, guests can indulge in an exclusive multi-sensory experience in the Dom Pérignon Plénitude Suite, where they can feast with their senses through video projections, aromas and music. The 10-course omakase-style dinner ($440 per person) culminates with guests gathering around the dessert table like a fireplace to be dazzled by pastry chef Jasmin Chew’s buche de noel dessert extravaganza.
Also available from 22 to 25 December is a six-course festive dinner (from $160 per person) featuring a selection of hors d’oeuvres, mains such as Mayura full-blood wagyu tri-tip, slow-cooked Kurobuta pork neck, and steamed turkey breast with pistachio and pancetta stuffing served communal style. Desserts take on a winter garden theme with the “Pine Tree” served with pistachio dacquoise, and the “Snowball” with vanilla viennois, yuzu parfait and passionfruit snow.
Stellar’s also got a 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!) featuring a spread of modern Australian fare, Christmas roasts, chilled seafood on ice, charcuterie and foie gras live stations, plus a dessert area with spiced pumpkin pies and Christmas pudding flambéed à la minute.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Level 62, One Raffles Place
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 boasts expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to panoramic views of the city.
The steakhouse is celebrating Christmas with a special five-course set dinner menu ($128 per person) on 24 and 25 December (first seating at 6pm, second seating at 8.30pm). Start with smoked trout and crab meat cannelloni with beet puree and Avruga caviar, cherry-stuffed white Peking duck breast with thyme crumble and pumpkin puree, and lobster bisque with smoked olive oil, before choosing from a main course selection of pan-seared Atlantic cod, pan-roasted quail with pancetta and mushroom stuffing, and grilled Australian 200-day grain-fed sirloin 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), lemon meringue tart with amaretto gelato or petits fours. There’s also a four-course Christmas set lunch menu ($68 per person) on 24 and 25 December. Having a corporate party? Set menus are available for group gatherings, too.
For bookings, call 6338 0261 or email email@example.com.
Level 3, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
The Chop House
Started by the team behind Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, this cosy gastrobar has two outlets, and both are ideal for a casual yet intimate Christmas celebration 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, including rabbit risotto topped with shaved truffles, roasted quail with chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce, and blackened sea bass with vanilla beurre blanc. Spice up the festivities further by enjoying a bottle of Laurent Perrier “La Cuvee” Champagne for $88, or bring home a bottle for just $58! For gatherings, The Chop House has set party menus starting from $38.
The Chop House
#01-161/162 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-13 112 Katong, 112 East Coast Road
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse and The Chop House have a selection of takeaway items available in case you’re staying in, but don’t want to do the cooking! Popular meat items include Australian grass-fed sirloin ($58/kg), roasted dry-aged bone-in Irish tenderloin ($98/850g), USDA prime 150-day, corn-fed ribeye ($108/kg), and beef wellington with mushroom duxelle, foie gras and Parma ham ($95/kg), while the classic, eight-inch chocolate log cake ($30) is one of the standout dessert options.
Straits Marine Supply
Turkish and Mediterranean food supplier Straits Marine Supply has everything you’ll need for building your own cheese platter – cheeses, spreads, dried fruit, jam and olives – plus tea and coffee, glass- and serve-ware, and other specialty items. We particularly love the super-sweet pistachio baklava (great for bringing to someone’s holiday party, or serving at your own!) and the delicious stuffed vine leaves, perfect for a Middle Eastern-inspired festive spread.
Visit straitsmarinesupply.com and click on the “products” tab. Delivery is free for orders of $100 or more. EL readers can use the discount code “EL10DEC” to enjoy a $10 instant rebate with a minimum spend of $120. (Note: for a 24 December delivery, you’ll need to place your order by 11am on 22 December.) To handpick products in person, visit the warehouse at 42 Tuas View Place.
For more information, call 6472 1241 email firstname.lastname@example.org
From beef, veal, pork and lamb to poultry and seafood sourced primarily from its trusted partners in Australia, this contemporary Australian butcher shop has something for everybody – including certified-organic, hormone- and antibiotic-free options, plus GMO-free grain and grass-fed selections – and the holidays are no different. If you’re looking to serve ham, The Butcher’s got it any which way you want it – from raw gammon, semi-bone honey-baked ham and semi-boned smoked ham, to the full leg of double-smoked Barossa ham that’s sure to be a show-stopper. Looking for a roast? The Butcher’s got rolled pork with apple-and-date stuffing, porchetta and lamb leg, plus the famous “turducken” – turkey, duck and chicken all stuffed into one epic roast.
Christmas orders must be placed by 17 December. Visit any of The Butcher’s locations (Holland Village, Parkway Parade and UE Square), or order online at thebutcher.com.sg (orders over $150 qualify for free delivery).
Tip: Pre-order your Christmas turkey online and have it thawed and stuffed by the time you get it!
Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant
For something a little different, try Shahi Maharani’s famous tandoori turkey ($125 for around 4.5kg), 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 ($145) – a signature dish at the restaurant. If you’re not a fan of turkey, consider getting the tandoori chicken ($65 or $85 for the stuffed version) instead! Another option is the whole leg of lamb ($155 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 through 1 January are Shahi Maharani’s takeaway treats including the Royal Savoury Treats box ($48), which includes roasted pistachios, spiced cashews, namak pare and Shahi Namkeen mix, and gulab jamun ($35 per jar) – a North Indian milk-based sweet.
Order at least three days in advance by calling 6235 8840, and collect at the restaurant (#03-21B Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road).
This holiday season, The Fishwives have got everything you need to entertain at home – from oven-ready French turkeys ($66 to $75) and certified-organic, free-range turkeys from the US (4.8kg, $189.50) to Australian Barossa smoked ham ($45 per kg) and Christmas trimmings like certified free-range Borrowdale bacon (250g, $13.50) and pork chipolata sausages (500g, $15). There are also cakes, puddings and other festive treats like Ministry of Chocolate goodies – even gourmet Christmas hampers ($180)! Known for its “no nasties” ethos, this online shop and storefront is all about unadulterated, sustainable food, offering additive- and antibiotic-free meat and seafood with low impact on the environment. Founder and owner Rebecca Forwood deals directly with all farmers, ensuring the brand meets her non-negotiable criteria of ethically grown products by way of animal welfare, and no chemicals or genetic modification throughout the supply chain – which means you’ll go into the New Year with a clearer conscience, too!
Shop The Fishwives’ online (thefishwives.com) or visit the Cluny Court shop (#01-05B, 501 Bukit Timah Road) to handpick in person.
Famous for its wide range of mostly growth hormone-free meats – poultry, beef, hams and more – and a vast selection of gourmet cheeses and pantry items, this one-stop shop is a familiar favourite for meat-lovers and home entertaining enthusiasts alike. Working with family-owned farms that share the Huber’s passion for high-quality meats, the butchery itself is a family affair. Learning the trade from his father, Ernst Huber, Ryan Huber continues the tradition of producing hams and other meat products in-house using only the best quality ingredients to ensure not just the natural tastes but also the meat’s integrity – anything he produces must be something he’d be proud to feed his own kids! This year, Ryan’s got several new items for the festive season, including rabbit sausage ($42/kg), apple, cranberry and walnut stuffing (600g, $19), and small pig ham (1.9-2.6kg, $39-$45), which he plans to cook for his own family on Christmas Day.
Order online at hubers.com.sg/christmas. Both delivery and pick-up options are available. All Christmas orders must be placed by 7pm on 15 December.
The Common Sense People
This zero-waste natural grocer, which also serves food and drinks, sells everything from food ingredients and snacks to body care products and household cleaners – an array of gift ideas this holiday season. The shop’s “Nuts about you” range – 200g bottles of specially-packed organic or natural nuts – is a great buy for the healthy snackers in your life (choose from macadamias, pecans, pistachios or other nut varieties), while the flavoured salts range is a no-brainer for anyone who loves to cook. Buy the specially created, mostly organic salts – choose from rosemary, fiery chilli, zesty lemon, umami mushroom or traditional garlic salt – at $10 each, or gift ’em all! And, don’t miss the Common Sense People’s range of body scrubs, from an all-natural oatmeal lavender facial scrub and luscious vanilla rose bath salt to oxidant-rich coconut lime sugar scrub and a peppermint candy cane sugar scrub ($15 each). Or go totally traditional with one of the shop’s log cakes, now available for pre-order, along with all holiday items.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for that foodie on your list, look no further. A limited-edition hardcover book with a curated list of 10 restaurants, Table Tales Singapore isn’t just a trusted source of recommended eateries in Singapore but also a complete gastronomic experience full of perks and memories to be made. For each restaurant visited, the chef will sign your book as a memento of your evening, and you’ll receive a complimentary second main course or 20 percent off two set menus. You’ll also get to enjoy special discounts and other privileges with Table Tales’ select brand partners, including a wine retailer, ceramic tableware brand and more. The just-launched new edition, Table Tales Singapore 2019 retails for $69, and is valid from the date of purchase until 31 December 2019. Bonus: $3.50 for every copy of the book sold will be donated to Babes, a teenage pregnancy crisis service.
Use the code “ELWINE” when you purchase two or more copies at thetabletales.com, and you’ll get a complimentary bottle of Jasci & Marchesani organic vino (worth $40) from Bacco Wines.
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