Dine to your heart’s content with these wallet-friendly festive treats.
Hang up your apron because we’ve scoured the island for sumptuous buffets and dinners on Christmas Eve and the day itself that will help you usher in the Yuletide cheer, without roasting your wallet – yay!
Gobble your way through the jolly days with a variety of decadent selection of appetisers, seafood and live stations before selecting your choice of mains. Slurp up fresh seafood on ice such as Boston Lobster and Snow Crab Legs.
Plus, enjoy exquisite delicacies like the Tuna Salad Nicoise with Feta Cheese, Fettuccini drizzled with 21 on Rajah’s homemade sauces, Sautéed Buttered Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli, Squid Ink Seafood Paella, Whole Seabass in Masak Merah Sauce and Prime Beef Rib-Eye in Cajun Spiced Rub served on the carving station with the classic roast of Slow Roasted Brine Whole Turkey.
From $48++ per adult
Want something different for your tastebuds? Here’s your chance to indulge in an Asian Christmas Buffet consisting of a delightful mix of traditional Christmas dishes and all-time local favourites on the menu. This means you can get Honey Glazed Ham, Signature Roasted Turkey with Buah Keluak Sauce and other Southeast Asian flavours!
Cost: From $57++ per adult
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, 428769
Tel: 6344 8000
Fax: (65) 6344 8010
Fancy a spot of tea? L’Espresso’s Christmas Eve English Afternoon Tea Buffet is sure to leave you chuffed to bits. Get whisked away to Downton Abbey, as you daintily savour the elegant spread of sandwiches, chilled delicatessen and beautiful pastries at the hotel’s cosy café. The buffet also comes with scrumptious turkey and ham carvings. Available in two seatings (12 noon to 2.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm), the afternoon affair includes two servings of coffee or tea. So satisfying, you’d be too stuffed for dinner!
From $70++ per adult
Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road, 228221
Tel: 6730 1743
Since it first opened last year, Ginger has been serving up crowd-pleasing local and international spreads. This festive season, the buffet restaurant has a ‘No Pork, No Lard’ special menu of Asian and Western specialities such as Singapore Chilli Crab with deep-fried Man Tou, Grilled River Prawns with Sambal Belachan, Turkey Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Herb-Crusted Salmon with Seafood Ragout, coupled with a tempting array of mouth-watering desserts and log cakes.
From $68++ per adult
Level 1, PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500A Beach Road, 199591
Tel: 6505 5710
You’re in for “A Rustic Merry Christmas” at this festive buffet. Inspired by the traditional flavours of the holiday, this festive spread promises many nostalgia-evoking dishes, comfort foods and culinary surprises.
We’re talking about Spit-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Orange and Aged Balsamic Glaze, Singapore’s first-ever 21-day Gin-aged Angus Beef Prime Ribs and more. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a complimentary Cold Seafood Platter comprising poached lobster, fresh raw oysters and cured trout sashimi with the VIP al-fresco seating for festive dining on 24 and 25 December.
Cost: From $61++ per adult
Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road, 159972
Tel: 6828 8880
Seafood lovers will be stuffed to the gills at The Square Restaurant’s Christmas Eve buffet. The sumptuous spread of seafood on ice includes Chilled Alaskan King Crab Legs, Half Shell Scallops and sashimi! The restaurant is also serving up its signature Black Pepper Crab and Salted Egg Crayfish.
And of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the classics. Spice up your grilling fare with 24 Hours Roasted Brine Turkey, Roasted Grain Fed Beef Rib-Eye, Roasted Cumin & Pepper Infused Pork Ribs and more.
P/S: Christmas Day lunch and dinner sets are also available on 25 December for $68++ per adult.
From $68++ per adult
The Square Restaurant
Level 7, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Road, 179031
Tel: 6433 8790
True to its name, Straits Café is serving up a feast of flavours from the Straits – namely Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Feast upon the likes of Beef Rendang, Singapore Laksa and Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun or Prawn Noodles for an Asian-flavoured Christmas.
To complete the festive cheer, the Halal-certified restaurant is also serving up the classics, like Roasted Turkey, Christmas Log Cake and Christmas Cranberry Pudding. We approve.
Cost: $58++ per adult
Level 1, Rendezvous Hotel
9 Bras Basah Road, 189559
Tel: 6707 7745
Go east, life is peaceful there. An idyllic oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city, Saltwater Café is a great place to relax and enjoy an unhurried feast with your loved ones.
The Halal-certified poolside restaurant is offering a sumptuous spread of traditional holiday favourites and Asian delights, such as its Durian Pengat Shooters and DIY fruit rojak. Another crowd-pleaser is the Chill & Grill station, which serves up freshly barbequed succulent seafood and meats. Festive fare include a mouth-watering Roasted Turkey, Oven-Baked Salmon and various log cakes.
Cost: $50++ per adult
Level 1, Village Hotel Changi
1 Netheravon Road, 508502
Tel: 6379 7018
Not into buffets? Indulge in an intimate four-course festive set dinner inspired by winter favourites, using fresh sea produce deftly expressed with classic European flavours. The dinner starts with a soulful Vichyssoise with Hokkaido Scallop. The appetiser brings to the table a Lobster Thermidor of Fresh Boston lobster prepared in two ways – gratinated and poached. For the main course, choose between Black Cod or Beef Tenderloin, before you sink into a luscious Christmas dessert — a vibrant red velvet sponge cake, spread over dark chocolate ganache and crowned with rich cream cheese.
Cost: $66++ per adult
Level 1, Park Hotel Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street, 237983
Tel: 6593 8855
By Lisa Tan + Muneerah Bee, November 2019
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