The year 2020 has been a whirlwind. If there’s anything worth celebrating, it’s the fact that the new year is almost in sight and we can have groups of eight – yay! Wondering where to celebrate New Year’s Eve? From special dinner menus to bubbly buffets, here are some of the best restaurants in Singapore for welcoming 2021.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Ring in 2021 with a special three-course New Year’s Eve dinner (from $108 per person) at Marriott Cafe. The spread includes appetisers such as a seafood platter; duck foie gras terrine with chutney; and lobster bisque. For mains, highlights include grilled Angus rib-eye steak with gorgonzola, truffle, smoked mashed potato and chimichurri; there’s also a mushroom risotto with black truffle and Parmigiano-Reggiano. End your meal with a serving of maple dark chocolate pot de crème with a seasonal berry compote and almond nougatine, or the festive warm orange pumpkin strudel with Madagascar vanilla sauce and ice-cream.
If you prefer Chinese fare, check out the six-course New Year’s Eve dinner ($90 per per person) at the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. You’ll be treated to signature dishes like pan-fried Boston lobster with Japanese mustard light soya sauce, and braised crab meat with golden superior stock and chrysanthemum bean curd.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Celebrate the new year with a leisurely six-course dinner at Cherry Garden. Priced from $158 per person (minimum two people), the special set features some exquisite Chinese dishes: steamed cod fillet with spinach tofu in homemade soy sauce; wok-fried scallop with vegetable and mushrooms in XO sauce; and also pan-fried sliced wagyu beef with capsicum in black pepper sauce. Alternatively, make your celebration an Italian affair at Dolce Vita. The restaurant is serving an indulgent five-course dinner (from $328 per person) with a decadent risotto as a highlight: Acquerello rice, green peas, langoustine and Calvisius Oscietra caviar.
For a more laid-back, free-and-easy option, the spread at Melt Café will not disappoint. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant is offering a free-flow dinner (from $238); it includes unlimited servings of champagne, wines, beers and cocktails.
Located in the heart of Boat Quay, this three-storey restaurant offers Pan-Asian cuisine with an eclectic drinks menu that showcases fresh and bright flavours of Asia. Choose to sit indoors or opt for the alfresco dining area to soak in the lively waterfront atmosphere.
End 2020 on a high note with The Sampan’s New Year’s Eve dinner menu. For $88 per person, you’ll enjoy eight premium small plate selections and four bespoke cocktails. The menu is inspired by different Asian cuisines, and promises to take you on a journey to celebrate the array of produce available in the region. Kick start the night with a refreshing sundowner in the form of an Aperol Zing – aperol, sweet vermouth, citrus, club soda; it’s served alongside a duck breast kerabu salad, a light appetiser of sliced duck breast, Thai green mango and pomegranate. Other noteworthy mentions on the menu are the Aburi Hokkaido scallops with garlic butter, salmon roe and red radish, the Angus beef ribeye with green chilli sambal, pistachio and roasted cherry tomatoes, and two fruity desserts; a mango pudding with grapefruit, sesame tuile, coconut sago, and passionfruit sorbet.
Take in sky-high views with a refreshing pint (or three!) and delicious grub at Level33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery. On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant bar is serving a four-course meal, available for two seatings; the first from 5pm to 7.30pm ($138 per person), and the second after 8pm ($188 per person). A glass of champagne or the exclusive Brut Beer is included in your dinner.
For a more complete celebration, go all out with the six-course New Year’s Eve Chef’s Selection menu ($298 per person). Arrive as early as 5pm and leave it to the chefs to make your dining experience an unforgettable one! With this set, a glass of premium champagne or the exclusive Brut Beer is included.
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