YOUR GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS FEASTING IN SINGAPORE

These might be unusual times for a celebration, but we’re counting our blessings this festive season. With just six weeks until Christmas, it’s not too early to secure that yuletide dinner booking, plan your cozy stay-home gatherings, or put in your orders for takeouts and drinks. This year, dining establishments in Singapore are upping the ante with multi-course meals delivered right to your doorstep, menus inspired by culinary destinations like Italy, Middle East, and Europe, as well as treats that showcase the best of local flavours.

Dining out:

Credits: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Transport your taste buds to the bustling city of New York with Wolfgang’s Steakhouse’s Christmas set meal ($188), available from December 24 to 27. The feast kicks off with a refreshing Beverly Hills chopped salad and crab cake, followed by a USDA prime Porterhouse steak that’s complemented by honey baked ham, pumpkin mashed potato, brussel sprouts with bacon, and vichy-style carrots. If brunches are more your thing, the steakhouse also plans to launch a Christmas brunch with staples like eggs Benedict and prime rib roast.

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Credits: Neon Pigeon

Neon Pigeon 2.0

Fresh from the opening of its new home at 36 Carpenter Street, the modern izakaya will be pushing out festive food and drink items with its signature edgy twist. Available from now until the end of December, the Christmas menu includes the chutoro tartare, which has been elevated with avocado mousse, puffed tapioca and Oscietra caviar, as well as sukiyaki fried whole duck served with Japanese corn bread, wafu-slaw, and “potato salad”—a spin on the quintessential turkey dish. Its line-up of cocktails are equally impressive, from the Japanese ‘Shortcake’ Milk Punch to the Matcha Mochi Highball.

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Credits: Sofitel Singapore

Xperience Restaurant, SO/ Sofitel Singapore

Xperience’s signature three-tier brunch towers will soon take on a festive spin in time for Christmas. Mark your calendars for December 25 and 26, where the spread will feature free-flow servings from the carving stations, including whole roasted turkey, homemade honey baked ham, Australian grain fed tomahawk, and sea bass fillet. Other highlights include artisanal cold cuts and cheeses, seafood dishes like garlic butter roasted Boston lobster and poached Alaskan king crab leg, as well as locally-inspired creations like “otah” stuffed squid.

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Botanico

This year, multi-concept F&B destination The Garage has transformed itself into a cosy hideaway in the woods (read: Singapore Botanical Gardens) just for the festivities. If you’re after an intimate celebration with your loved ones, Botanico is offering a six-course dinner featuring citrus-cured salmon, bacon chestnut “latte”—a comforting soup made with seasonal chestnuts, alongside hearty mains like the umami-filled crab risoni, turkey roulade, and wagyu rump cap. Each diner will also be treated to a complimentary Cherry Fizz drink crafted with rose, cherry bols, and lemon juice.

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Credits: One Faber Group

Singapore Cable Car, One Faber Group

Whisk your loved ones for a sojourn aboard the Singapore Cable Car, where they’ll get to enjoy the Fly Me to Italy ($328 for two pax) feast, an Italian-themed, four-course meal. Set against the scenic backdrop of Mount Faber, Sentosa, and Harbourfront, the evening starts off with a glass of Italian prosecco and a light appetiser of Sicilian marzamemi tuna. Highlights include the friuli venezia giulia jota or roast pork in sauerkraut and bean stew, and the osso buco alla milanese or braised veal shank served with root vegetables. Dessert is the classic tiramisu or coffee-based café cagliari alla modena.

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Aqua Gastronomy, S.E.A. Aquarium

Back for its festive edition, this unique dining experience lets one dine in either one of eight igloo pods or at one of the whimsically-decorated tables—all set against a massive aquarium called the Open Ocean Habitat. Ambient lighting and music, accompanied by sea creatures gathering for their own feeding sessions, set the scene for a magical meal. Diners can expect a five-course festive menu curated by chef de cuisine Marvas Huang of Ocean Restaurant and chef de cuisine Tony Choo of Forest 森,

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Credits: Fat Prince

Fat Prince

At Fat Prince, treat yourself to modern Middle Eastern nosh with a set festive menu priced at $98 per pax—inclusive of one mezze, a main dish, one side and a dessert, along with a glass of cava. Savour festive specials like flame-grilled Argentinian red prawns, served with green gazpacho, as well as spiced roasted duck breast with caramelised endives and pumpkin puree. Toast to the occasion with a dessert-like Christmas cocktail called Hold The Pudding!, which features pudding-infused rum with bitters.

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SE7ENTH, Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore

Christmas is a month-long affair at SE7ENTH, where diners can tuck into a four-course set menu ($88 per pax) from December 1 to 31. The feast includes a welcome glass of mimosa cocktail and a platter of delightful nibbles, followed by a choice of smoked turducken roulade and pan-seared salmon in apple glazed butter cream. For sweet endings, there’s a mini chocolate log cake with berries, as well as a “snowball” cocktail.

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Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel

From December 1 to 25, diners at Goodwood Park Hotel can indulge in festive creations across its dining establishments. Known for its contemporary Sichuan and Cantonese fare. the newly refurbished Min Jiang will serve a crispy char siew turkey with pine nuts kataifi and shredded turkey with leek in sesame pockets. Exclusively for dine-in, the black thorn black rice pudding is a decadent interpretation of the local pulut hitam dessert, featuring bittersweet black thorn durian pulp.

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Summerlong

Celebrate Christmas in true tropics style by enjoying a six-course dinner ($75 per pax) at Summerlong. Available on December 24 and 25. the feast by the breezy riverfront kicks off with Fine de Claire oysters, followed by an artichoke dip. Mains include the indulgent grass-fed Australian angus beef with grilled asparagus and Jerusalem artichoke puree or Mediterranean coldwater scampi with Greek orzo pasta. 

More information here.

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PAZZION Café

Fancy some festive treats while you shop for shoes? At PAZZION Cafe, the lifestyle extension of the footwear brand, sweet and savoury creations are available from November 19 to December 31. There’s Mrs Claus’ Cheesy Cravings, a cheese bowl featuring baked camembert paired with sourdough bread and crackers, as well as Rudolph’s Chocolate Wonderland, a dark chocolate orb with mango mousse and vanilla sponge cake layered within.

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Zafferano

Presents under the tree and a decadent champagne brunch—there’s nothing better than waking up on Christmas Day. At Zafferano, the festive edition of their well-loved champagne brunch comes with unlimited bubbly, premium wines, and other beverages at $198 per person. Available on December 25 and 26, the feast features sharing plates of antipastiprimi, and secondi for each table, along with assorted desserts, cheese, and fresh fruits. Highlights include yuletide staples like roasted turkey with brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce, as well as the chef’s family favourites such as the house-cured Neapolitan-style baccala with confit tomatoes and taggiasca olives.

More information here.

Takeaways and deliveries:

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Tablescape, Grand Park City Hall

European classics take centerstage in Tablescape’s festive takeaway menu, a hearty line-up inspired by executive chef Armando Aristarco’s memories of Christmas spent with loved ones. Graze over cold cuts like Italian parma ham and Spanish chorizo, before tucking into the rich and savoury beef tagliatelle. Then savour mains like the oven baked line-caught sea bass and the roasted flat chicken bbq to round up your yuletide fiesta. Prepared in a charcoal-fired Josper oven, the chicken is paired with potatoes and onions for a well-rounded dish. For desserts, a panettone specially imported from Italy ensures sweet satisfaction.

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Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Dine in with style when you order Porta’s four-course festive spread (from $66 per pax), featuring a modern European themed menu that’s at once comforting and hearty. The meal starts off with butternut pumpkin soup paired with focaccia croutons, followed by pan-seared Hokkaido scallops. Surf and turf main options include black cod fillet accompanied by house-made tomato sauce and Australian beef tenderloin with king oyster mushrooms. A chocolate log cake, served with raspberry puree and shaved chocolate rounds up the meal.

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Credits: Saint Pierre

Saint Pierre

For a luxurious Christmas dinner in the comfort of your own home, turn to French fine-dining restaurant Saint Pierre’s festive takeaway menu, which is available throughout December. Expect flavourful appetisers like Armagnac-marinated foie gras terrine and green tea-smoked sakura masu, alongside decadent mains such as the 200-day aged angus beef ribeye “en-croute” served with black pepper and thyme jus or the roasted whole capon with chestnut, mushroom, and foie gras stuffing. Leave your guests wanting more with the flourless Belgian chocolate cake, made from a recipe handed down by chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s grandmother.

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Credits: New Ubin Seafood

New Ubin Seafood

If you’re eyeing some wok hei-laden tze char (Chinese cooked and fried dishes) for Christmas, New Ubin Seafood has just the deal. Its “Truly Singaporean” Tze Char Festive Bundles (from $178) features a six-course feast of local favourites, including a trio of live crabs cooked in any preferred style—black pepper or garlic baked (picture above), anyone? Those with a hearty appetite can top up $30 to include the restaurant’s signature dishes like egg foie gras special, brinjal delight, and the moreish chye poh kway teow. The purchase of each bundle also comes with $30 off any house smoked turkey order.

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The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel

Sweet and savoury takeaways are aplenty at The Deli, with choices like the Asian-inspired ‘har cheong’ turkey with vegetable rice accompanied by house-made spicy Thai-style dip and scallion sour cream, as well as the mini turkey shepherd’s pie with duo potato and cheese crumble. Sure to steal the spotlight at your Christmas party, the Ivory Christmas Celebration Log Cake, the Christmas Holiday Cabin Log Cake, and the Chocolate Nutty and Berries Tart are some of the top picks from the sweets repertoire.

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Credits: The Kettle Gourmet

The Kettle Gourmet

If you’re planning a house party this Christmas, be sure to have some of these addictive popcorn at the ready. Just for the festivities, the homegrown brand has launched a Christmas Gift Box Special ($32), which comes with six packets of popcorn in flavours including salted caramel, chocolate, as well as locally-inspired ones like nasi lemak, chili crab, chicken floss, and kaya butter toast. The set also comes with a personalised gift card and a five percent discount code for one’s next purchase. Our top pick is the chilli crab popcorn, which had a nice spicy-sweet kick to it.

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Credits: Godiva

Godiva

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like a crowd-pleasing box of artisanal chocolates—especially if it’s from Godiva. This year, the chocolatier’s Holiday Sparkle Chocolate collection comes with seasonal flavours like hot cocoa, almond, caramel, and raspberry, all topped with edible glitter that bring to mind the festive ornaments. Fancy counting down to the 25th with sweet treats? Go for the delightful Holiday Chocolate Advent Calendar.

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Drinks:

Credits: Atlas

Atlas

The top Asian bar in the world, according to the World’s 50 Best Bars ranking, has rolled out curated gin sets just for the festive season. Designed for gifting and gatherings, each set (from $118) comes with a gin, four tonic parings, a garnish, two handcrafted cocktails made with the featured gin, as well as three recipe cards for guests to replicate the drinks at home. Inspired by destinations around the world, the collection includes the refreshing Curiosity Dry Gin, which brings to mind the natural beauty of New Zealand, as well as Pedder’s Shanghai Gin, featuring Szechuan peppercorn.

More information here.

Credits: Tomatin Whisky

Whisky Journey 

If you’re up for a whisky-fuelled revelry this holiday season, don’t miss Whisky Journey’s bar and restaurant trail. Happening from December 11 to 20, the whiskey trail will see 16 restaurants and bars partnering international whisky distilleries to offer tasting menus, whisky pairings, and an around-the-world whisky tour for $32. Participating whisky distilleries include heritage brands like Bunnahabhain, the award-wining Tomatin, as well as the Scottish Loch Lomond. Pass holders will receive a complimentary Glencairn whisky glass, a Whisky Journey passport, as well as a free 10ml tasting dram at each participating bar and restaurant.

More information here.

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Nyetimber

Start the festivities on a high note with a toast of Nyetimber’s sparkling wines, which are some of England’s finest. A favourite is the Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage ($98), which features fine bubbles and toasty, spicy aromas. Decadent yet intense, the wine offers flavours that hint at honey, almond, and baked apples.

More information here.

Credits: Lyre’s

Lyre’s

Teetotalers who want to get into the festive spirit can enjoy cocktails crafted with non-alcohol spirits brand Lyre’s. Available at some of Singapore’s most popular bars, including Manhattan, Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall and DON HO, these non-alcoholic cocktails are a refreshing way to end or start one’s night out. A must-try is Manhattan’s Vega, which uses Lyre’s American Malt mixed with clarified apple juice, chamomile ole Saccharum and lapsang souchong tea.

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