Where to Eat in Singapore this Christmas Season

At 10 at Claymore, the Festive Plates of Pleasure (December 1-31) include char-grilled US Angus beef, New Zealand oven roast rack of lamb and baked Norwegian wild salmon. They are part of a buffet (from $58 for lunch; from $98 for dinner) of Christmassy favorites like cranberry blackforest yuletide log cake.

From December 1-23, 21 on Rajah has got a Christmas semi-buffet lunch (from $28)—including turkey salad, log cake and mince pie—and a Christmas communal set dinner (from $68), featuring dishes like baked salmon and braised duck leg confit. Plus, on Christmas eve, they’ll have a buffet dinner (from $58), and on Christmas Day, a brunch ($38) including an egg station, smoked ham and roast turkey. 

Over at Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, a six-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner await you. Priced at $178++ per pax, the two delectable feasts include a glass of prosecco and feature creations made using exquisite ingredients such as Sicilian red prawns from Italy and the restaurant’s signature prime beef short ribs flown in from the States. A buffet-style Christmas Day brunch is also available ($128++ per pax). There’ll be over 20 dishes on offer, from flambé crayfish with Grand Marnier & orange zest to buffalo mozzarella imported from Puglia.

Balzac Brasserie’s festive lunch menu (December 2-January 2; $38) includes French classics such as duck and chicken liver pate, pork belly with truffle mash and Christmas apple tartlette. There’s also a more elaborate Festive menu–available from December 13-31; $98—with indulgent recipes like grilled kurobuta pork belly with onion-potato mousseline and sautéed French winter fruits with gingerbread ice-cream.

At Bar-Roque Grill, take home festive treats like gamon ham glazed with honey (from $138), apple pie ($60) and foie gras with figs (from $95). Place orders from November 15 – December 20. And orders can be collected until December 24. 

In the mood for some Chinese cuisine this Christmas? Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House is offering a 7-course Festive Menu (December 23-January 1) at $88++ per pax. 

Brussels Sprouts – Belgian Beer & Mussels, too, is offering up a range of festive offerings this Christmas season. Starters will cost from $18++, mains from $28++ onwards and desserts at $14++. From December 24 to January 1. 

For the Christmas period, Canele is offering nutty chocolate panettone ($15), traditional fruit cake ($17) and Fairytale Logcakes ($38) in two flavors:  Snow White (sponge cake with Tahitian vanilla cream and strawberries) and Dark Knight (almond praline, dark chocolate mousse and dark chocolate glaze).

At Café Mosaic, listen to festive tunes by Christmas carolers as you dig into buffets such as the 12 Days to Christmas Prelude dinner (December 12-23; $78), the Christmas eve and day dinner (December 24-25; $88) and the Sparkling Christmas Brunch (December 25; from $78). Expect festive dishes such as roasted turkey with chestnut, honey baked ham with pineapple raisin sauce and Christmas chocolate log cake.

Tuck into signature specials at Catalunya on Christmas Eve and enjoy a Christmas brunch on the big day. The Christmas Eve a la carte menu is available at a minimum spending of $160++ per pax and features items like Catalunya tartar and lobster rice, while brunch on Christmas Day showcases the finest selection of Spanish cured meats, seafood, stews and desserts (available at $98++ per pax from 12:30pm-4pm).

The Chop House raises a toast to the festive season with its December Set Lunch offerings (from $25++), available on weekdays except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Their December specials, braised turkey thigh ($27++) and roasted beef striploin ($27++), are also available daily. 

At The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s French brasserie Clifford, there’s a four-course degustation dinner menu available from November 27-December 23. Priced at $95 per pax and $268 per couple (both pricings include a bottle of Champagne), relish divine creations such as foie gras terrine on brioche, traditional season carved turkey with stuffing, as well as Mont Blanc—a chestnut cream snow meringue with caramelized chestnut. 

Pair your festive celebrations with picturesque views of the sea at Coastes. Available all day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this beachside venue offers a Christmas platter for groups or four or more ($70 per pax, $60 per pax if bookings are made before December 15) consisting of classics like roast turkey and roast beef. 

Da Paolo Gastronomia has got roasts and meats galore for you to order and take home for Christmas feasts. Group executive chef Andrea Scarpa has come up with specialties like sous-vide turkey stuffed with cotecchino, porchetta and duck leg confit ($278), which you can order through December 21.

East 8 is offering a wide selection Christmas tapas with its Volume 7: The More The Merrier menu (December 10-28). Expect small dishes like whole baked Boston lobster with melted cheese and cream of mushroom, and dark chocolate smores panna cotta. The menu is available a la carte, or as festive sets for two (from $80 per person with two glasses of champagne) or four (from $75 per person with Prosecco, or $88 per person with champagne).

At Edge, there’ll be a Christmas buffet (December 22, 24 and 25; from $78) spotlighting Asian cuisines: Chinese, Malay, Indian, Singaporean, Thai and Japanese, as well as a range of Christmas specials such as honey glazed gammon ham bone-in, roast turkey, crunchy hazelnut log cake, gingerbread macaroon and chestnut crème brûlée.

Alternatively, Faber Bistro’s Christmas Eve menu (December 24; $68) comprises chilled crab salad, fillet of beef and toffee apple crumble.  

Japanese beef specialist Fat Cow rolls out its month-long omakase dining special (December 2-31; $180)—think premium tuna and lots of wagyu. Add champagne ($100 upwards) for that VIP experience. 

At Flavours at Zhongshan Park, their four-course Christmas set lunch ($25) includes nonya pork salad, turkey ballotine and pumpkin cheesecake. There’s also a Festive Dinner Buffet ($56) with dishes like turkey buah keluak and turkey fricassee from December 16-23.  

Staying in this Christmas? Get festive treats delivered right to your door with the help of Foodpanda—online food delivery portal. Picotin has a special Christmas set menu (available December 13-31; $50++ per pax) featuring starters like foie gras terrine with fig compote, mains such as honey glazed ham, roasted turkey breast, and pan-fried salmon, and desserts like pavlova and warm Christmas pudding with brandy custard and vanilla ice-cream. A la carte choices are also available. There’s also Spizza and their Christmas specials (available December 1-31), such as Pizza Natalizia (mozzarella, roasted turkey, white onion, raspberries and cranberry sauce, $24). 

There’s also the Festive Merriment deal at Gravity Bar (December 12-25) including drinks like the Christmas Vogue ($13)—vodka, lychee liqueur, soda, lime and cherries—Golden Christmas ($13), a blend of vodka, amaretto and praline syrup, as well as Mistletoe Mojo ($10) a mocktail of lime cordial, cucumber, mint leaves and raspberries.

Hai Tien Lo’s Christmas set menu (December 24-25; from $108) is a six-course feast featuring dishes such as braised whole abalone with beancurd in truffle sauce, Chinese style rack of lamb with carrot cake and double-boiled Buddha Jumps over the Wall with deer tendon and cordycep flowers. There’s also an à la carte yum cha buffet (December 25; from $78), with dishes such as barbecued pork belly, steamed pork dumplings and deep-fried prawns tossed in wasabi mayonnaise.

Go local this festive season and head to Jumbo Seafood for a seafood feast. The main star of the Christmas specials? Sweet, tender Boston lobster. The Boston Lobster Christmas set menus (November 15-January 5) are accompanied by other Jumbo Seafood classics, such as braised abalone, steamed garoupa and of course, chilli and black pepper crab. The set menus are different at each Jumbo Seafood outlet and range from $238 for 4 persons to $968 for 10 persons.

Executive chef Frederic Faucheux of KU DÉ TA restaurant will put out a four-course festive menu, including dishes like fresh coffin bay oysters, beef and foie gras cut roll, and pork belly lollipop. Drinkwise, there’ll be wines by the House of Louis Roederer curated by chief sommelier Michael Leitner. (If you book before December 23, you’ll get a complimentary bottle of Louis Roederer too.) For the sweet toothed, there’s also a special Sweet Christmas Weekend Brunch starting December 1. 

Feast on Lawry’s signature roasted prime beef ribs and other exquisite mains like black truffle turkey breast and dark cherry chicken & foie gras by chef Nick Lee. The festive a la carte lunch and dinner menus will be available from November 1 to December 30 (except on December 24, where there’ll be a special Christmas Eve dinner menu). Other special menus will also be available on Christmas Day for brunch and dinner.

Check out the festive promotions at Marina Mandarin‘s AquaMarine and Peach Blossoms restaurants. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the former, there’ll be a buffet with highlights such as Peranakan turkey, a Christmas meat platter, cheddar and smoked duck, and more (from $68 per adult), while at the latter, you can expect a seven-course menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (from $98++) with items like smoked and drunken turkey, roasted turkey roll accompanied with chilled smoked duck breast.

Also on offer is ME@OUE‘s five course Christmas menu ($145)—available from December 20-25—including a luxurious sashimi platter, foie gras poele and Christmas Chocolate Sphere a la mandarine (mandarin-lime gelée, orange sponge biscuit, chocolate sphere, dark chocolate crémeux and Mandarin sorbet).

Japanese stalwart Mikuni will serve up festive menus (December 24, 25 & 31; from $250)—prepared by executive chef Moon Kyung Soo—featuring premium Japanese ingredients such as Ise lobster, Kyushu abalone, Hokkaido sea urchin, Kagoshima wagyu and Kurobuta pork.

Have yourself a Spanish-inspired Christmas this year at My Little Spanish Place. On December 24, tuck into a four-course menu ($80++ per pax), which includes Spanish favorites like suquet de peix (Catalonian light fish and seafood stew), cochinillo asado (Spanish suckling pig), paella de la casa (house paella), and tabla de postres (chocolate tart and churros).

At Pan Pacific Orchard, dig into a Christmas Day lunch (December 25), priced at $568 for a table of 10, including dishes like roast turkey and chestnut stuffing and honey bakied ham, washed down with your choice of your choice of a bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne, red or white wine.

Opt for Japanese fine dining with Keyaki’s Christmas set dinner menu (December 23-25; from S$170) cooked up by Masterchef Ishii. Highlights include grilled eggplant with foie gras, assorted sashimi, grilled lobster and wagyu beef.

Celebrate Christmas by the bay at Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro, which has a range of Christmas sets (December 24-26), from a 3-course lunch to a 5-course dinner (from $79++). Set dinners all come with a complimentary glass of wine. 

Restaurant HOME, helmed by chef Tan Yong Hua, is offering a Christmas-New Year’s menus (December 20-January 1; from $58) including signature dishes like lychee wood barbecued duck with special duck sauce, chilled egg beancurd topped with caviar, and pumpkin soup with Japanese mirin and lobster meat. Plus, East-meets-West recipes such as bone-in beef tomahawk steak with three dips, pan-fried wagyu beef steak with black truffle sea salt, steamed sea perch with chrysanthemum mango sauce and baked lobster with mentaiko and cheese cream.

Inject a Spanish flavor into your Christmas this year at Sabio by the Sea. The Spanish restaurant is offering a host of festive offerings (December 1-31), including spanish churros with a choice of three new festive dips at $11++. 

Fine dining restaurant Saint Pierre is upping the ante this Christmas with an extravagant Christmas Eve 8-course set dinner (December 24; $148++). Christmas Roast is also available on Christmas Day itself at $88+ per pax. 

The Christmas Eve menu (December 24; $120) at Spuds & Aprons includes a trio of oysters, lobster bisque, granny smith apple sorbet, turkey roulade stuffed with foie gras and chocolate chestnut cake.

The Glitter buffet menu at STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar (December 24, 25, 31 and January 1; $98) is a feast of items like langoustine with Thai pomelo salsa, tandoori turkey breast and bread and butter pudding with ginger, longan and vanilla brandy sauce. 

Tandoor’s holiday season menu runs from November 28 to January 1. Priced at $58, the four-course Festive Gourmet Menu includes 10 dishes, with two main course options. There’s roast pumpkin and clove soup and Christmas mince pie filled with semolina and dried fruit. Plus, hearty turkey pankhi—turkey breast stuffed with lightly spiced cream cheese and mushrooms—and turkey raan, braised turkey legs.

For something a little more casual, check out The Chop House. Their December set lunches (from $25)—available December 2-30—feature recipes like pumpkin soup, stuffed turkey breast and warm Christmas pudding. They also have holiday-appropriate specials such as braised turkey thigh ($27) and roasted beef striploin ($27) for the month of December.  

At The Knolls—from December 1-23 and 26-30—executive chef David Senia will serve up festive lunch and dinner menus like cod fish with portobello mushrooms and Champagne butter sauce, and roasted turkey breast with salsify confit, chestnut and natural truffle jus.

What would Christmas be without sweets? Tiong Bahru Bakery has got two special log cakes this season: the Juliette Log (almond dacquoise, mixed berries cream, mixed berries jelly, and vanilla mousse) and the Caulaincourt Log (hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate ganache, mango jelly and Jasmine tea mousse). The treats are available December 15-31.

Expect Tuscan specials at Trattoria Nonna Lina from December 1-25, including oven baked homemade Cannelloni stuffed with ricotta cheese ($35++), slow-roasted pork loin stuffed with herbs ($38++), and oven baked handmade egg pasta layered with seafood ragout and mozzarella ($35++). 

They are offering Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day (December 25) set menus at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. There’s a four-course set lunch (December 24-26) priced at $68, and a five-course set dinner at $158. Chow down on recipes like tuna carpaccio with iberico bellota, turkey with chestnut stuffing and warm Christmas pudding.