There’s a lot to love about the holidays, but our guilty secret is that we look forward to the feasting and drinking most of all! Wondering where to dine on New Year’s Eve, or which countdown party to head to? Celebrate the arrival of 2019 at one of these top restaurants in Singapore.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
End the year with a bang over a delightful five-course dinner ($250 per person) at 6pm, or a seven-course dinner ($420 per person or $460 for a window seat) at 8.30pm, matched with sky-high views of the city and a stunning display of fireworks when the clock strikes midnight.
Dinner kicks off with a serving of Loch Fyne oysters with smoked eel rillettes, followed by mud crab ravioli with poached organic egg yolk and a broth of shells. Mains include an exquisite Mayura wagyu oyster blade 9+ and glazed Japanese amadai (tilefish) served with pickled black radish, kampot peppercorns and finger lime. The meal rounds up with a Pina Colada fireball: a dark chocolate shell with coconut meringue, pineapple ice cream and rum flambé. Both seatings include a glass of bubbly; Veuve Clicquot for the first and Dom Pérignon champagne for the second.
Psst… Dining guests get complimentary rooftop access to 1-Altitude’s countdown party, ‘Burluxe’: Burlesque meets Luxe, and the opportunity to catch the fireworks.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Ring in 2019 with a splendid buffet spread at Edge’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Dinner ($238 per adult, $94 per child) and New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch ($188 per adult, $64 per child). The dinner is happening on 31 December from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, while the brunch is on 1 January from 12pm to 3.30pm. There’s also a New Year’s Day buffet dinner ($98 per adult, $49 per child) from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Gourmet highlights include roasted treasures duck with chorizo and chestnuts and grilled sweet paprika red snapper fillet, alongside a stunning display of fresh seafood on ice. The buffet also features a presentation of desserts including Strawberry Saint Honore, Banana Dulcey Entremet and Liquid Nitrogen Mousseline, complemented with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, red and white wines (except for the New Year’s Day dinner, which does not include alcohol).
Psst… Don’t miss the Glitter Disco Ball Countdown Party on New Year’s Eve, from 9pm to 1am! Prices start at $98 per person for unlimited canapes, beers and wines if you’re dining in any of Pan Pacific’s restaurants.
There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants across Singapore, but it’s not always easy finding one that has ample space for the kids to roam around, a fully-equipped sound system for private events, and uber-delicious grub. One restaurant that has ticked all the boxes is Picotin Express, a spacious spot in the East Coast hood serving a wide range of hearty and wholesome European dishes in generous portions.
On New Year’s Eve, kick off the celebrations with starters like the pan seared foie gras with cranberry reduction, lemon mousse and beetroot foam ($18), or the smoked salmon platter with horseradish cream , capers and fennel salad ($18). For mains, tuck into indulgent holiday specials including the stuffed lamb veg served with Yorkshire pudding ($30), and turkey breast with seasonal vegetable, pigs in a blanket and onion stuffing ($28).
Picotin Express Bukit Timah
60 Fairways Drive
Champions Golf Drive
The Westin Singapore
Usher in the year-end festivities with hearty roasts, rich yule log cakes, and more at the upcoming New Year’s feasts offered by five-star hotel The Westin Singapore’s two restaurants: Seasonal Tastes and Cook & Brew.
Sitting on the 32nd floor of the hotel, spacious Seasonal Tastes boasts splendid views through its floor-to-ceiling windows across the CBD, Marina Bay and the South China Sea. You can indulge in a wide buffet selection on New Year’s Eve ($108 per adult, $54 per child) – complete with free-flow mocktails, juices, iced teas, and soft drinks. If you prefer something on the lighter end, Cook & Brew’s Surf & Turf special is served for New Year’s Eve dinner ($145 for two people). Tuck into a whole Nova Scotia lobster and 46-day dry-aged Black Onyx bone-in striploin, then wash it down with a glass of prosecco, included in the package.
The feasting continues with a lunch buffet on New Year’s Day ($58 per adult, $29 per child), where you’ll get to grub on unlimited servings of hearty roasts like grilled Australian tomahawk steak and roasted pork legs glazed with truffle maple.
Experience festive flavours from all over the world with five special buffet dinner experiences on New Year’s Eve at Grand Hyatt Singapore. Choose from a feast of international festive cuisines at mezza9 ($308 per adult, $158 per child), popular local festive delights at StraitsKitchen ($198 per adult, $148 per child), hearty barbecue favourites by the poolside at Oasis ($108 per adult, $58 per child), traditional Italian festive dishes like wood-fired pizza and handcrafted pastas at Pete’s Place ($198 per adult, $98 per child), or communal-style plates like Maine lobster ‘thermidor’ cocotte at 10 Scotts ($198 per adult, $98 per child). You’ll definitely find something for even the pickiest eater here!
Buffet prices include free-flow bubbly, as well as entry to the hotel’s 90s Dance Fever countdown party (not including Oasis), which is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Priced at $118 per ticket (available to book online), the party will feature live entertainment in the hotel lobby, complete with a dessert extravaganza with unlimited champagne from 9.30pm onwards.
On New Year’s Eve, head to The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar for their special five-course dinner ($198 per person). Menu highlights include indulgent dishes like sea urchin with caviar and black truffle crusted sea trout, complete with festive drinks like traditional eggnog and cocktails. For a different experience this season, host an intimate gathering at Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh. Special curated set menus (from $150 per person) featuring refined Osaka-style tempura and sake pairing are available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
After dinner, head to COMO Dempsey’s countdown party on New Year’s Eve from 9pm to 2am! All diners get free entry, otherwise it’s $25 per person if you pre-book or $35 at the door. Featuring a show-stopping lineup of DJs including Joshua P, YA5TH and Aurora (A PHAT CAT COLLECTIVE), Shai (AOS) and Paulsilver (MATTEBLACC), this exciting event is one to bookmark!
Psst… Apply promo code “COMOCOUNTDOWN” before checkout to enjoy 20 percent off, when you purchase five or more tickets online before 31 December.
17 and 18 Dempsey Road
For more ideas on where to eat in Singapore, check out our Wine & Dine section!