We’ve rounded up the best Christmas specials of every cuisine, because what’s a celebration without good food?
This Christmas, the chefs share the spotlight with the baristas at this coffee-centric cafe. The three-course festive set ($38++) features Christmas classics like Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast or the Oriole Glazed Gammon Ham. Sip on comforting Christmas drinks like the Gingerbread Latte or the Grinch Frappe, and end off on a sweet note with a red velvet cupcake.
4 December 2017 – 1 January 2018
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 96 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238163
Savour Christmas at Saveur, with a three course festive menu ($34.90++) that includes their all-time menu faves like Duck Confit, Reef Rossini and Tiger Prawn Pasta; or, something a little more festive: the Chestnut-Stuffed Turkey Breast.
22-31 December 2017, lunch and dinner hours
#01-04, 5 Purvis St, Singapore 188584
The menu at SPRMRKT revolves around market-fresh seasonal products. What’s in this season: All things festive (and, as usual, fresh), including the “Holly” Seafood Fettucine, Trout Confit with Vodka Chantilly and more as part of their five-course menu ($86++).
11-30 December 2017, 11.30am-3pm & 6-10pm; excluding Christmas Day
2 McCallum St, Singapore 069043
There’s no white Christmas in Singapore, but winter sure is coming at Bay Hotel’s Game of Thrones-themed feast (from $78++). Expect mod-Indonesian dishes like Drogon’s Fire Oysters, roasted Balinese Turkey Betutu and more.
22-24 December & 29-31 December 2017, 5pm-late
50 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 098828
Peranakans throw an epic Christmas party. Case in point: Baba Chews’s Tok Panjang (Peranakan for ‘feast’; $58++), a festive table spiced up with flavours of the Straits. Go from Turkey Breast Assam Curry – a delightful spicy, sour, sweet, savoury, all-in-one creamy curry – to Crackling Pork Belly Panggang – barbecued satay-marinated pork belly; finally, finish with a slice (or two) of the Chendol Log Cake.
24 December 2017, 6.30-8pm & 8.30-10.30pm
#01-01 Katong Square, 86 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428788
Froth’s special three-course Christmas menu ($65++) is as much a celebration of the season as it is of their east-meets-west genius. Chow down the Froth Christmas Roast, a spin on the Christmas classic – roasted spring chicken with peach and pineapple salsa, roasted purple potatoes and BBQ peach yogurt sauce. Takewaways available for your house party, too!
4-30 December 2017, lunch and dinner hours
Ascott Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247
Why you shouldn’t miss this: CNN even named Vatos the “Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul”. And at its Singapore outpost, playful Mexican street food meets home-cooked Korean flavours… meets Christmas cheer! Vatos’s scumptious four-course Christmas set menu ($59++) includes noms like tacos and Nutella nachos.
Until 26 December 2017, lunch and dinner hours
#01-03 South Beach Quarter, 36 Beach Rd, Singapore 189766
What’s Christmas and a gastropub got in common? For starters, both involve merry gatherings. And this British gastropub combines the two with its three-course Christmas menu ($78), with options like Port and Chicken Liver Pate, Beet-Cured Salmon, Roasted Belly of Pork, and Grass-Fed Fillet of Beef. Oh, and whimsical festive cocktails. P.S. They’ve got a vegetarian menu ($48++), too.
Until end of January 2018, lunch and dinner hours
5 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069688
Let’s just say the food here lives up to the restaurant’s name. Tuck into a sumptuous five-course dinner (from $130++), including Hand-Dive Scallops with Burnt Chilli Spheres, Lime Pearls and Caramelised Corn, as well as a live station with slow-roasted smoked ribeye, turkey and bone-in ham.
24 December 2017, 6-10pm; 25 December 2017, 6.30-10pm
Level 62 One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Pl, Singapore 048616
The five-course festive menu ($108++) kicks off with a complimentary glass of champagne. Off to a good start? Absolutely – and it gets even better. Go from Thin Sliced Veal and Homemade Cured Salmon to Vanilla-Flavoured Crab Tortelli on Chicken Broth and White Truffle Butter as well as Black Angus Tenderloin with Fois Gras and Black Truffle Sauce, end off with a Warm Italian Panettone.
11-25 December 2017, 6.30-10.30pm
28 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089610
Head Chef Shigeo Akiba once served the likes of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, so we’re not exaggerating when we say this is food fit for royalty. The 6-course surf and turf set menu ($200++) is a gastronomical odyssey, with ingredients imported freshly from Japan.
23-25 December 2017, 6.10.30pm
Level 24 Tower Wing, Shangri-La 22 Hotel, Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Turkey may be a Christmas classic, but we’ll make an exception this time round for Bedrock Bar & Grill’s Chateaubriand (400g) for two ($219++). Pair this with the bar’s stunning collection of traditional whisky from around the world. We don’t need to go into how well these two smokey flavours go together – you know it!
4 December 2017 – 1 January 2018, lunch and dinner hours
#01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 96 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238163
Every dish as part of Béni’s 8-course dinner degustation menu ($278++) woos your heart (and your tummy) and leaves you wanting more of it, but you’re happy to look forward to your next course because it just gets better and better. Go from lobster and caviar served atop a lobster cream to Nozaki A5 wagyu baked to tender perfection in houjicha salt crust. One word: Divine!
22-25 & 29-31 December 2017, dinner hours
#02-37 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
By Pinky Chng, December 2017
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