Christmas Feasting in Singapore

‘Tis the season to eat and drink! Here’s our selection of some of the best Christmas buffets, set menus, and home deliveries on the island, so you don’t have to lift anything but a fork and a glass this festive season.


Brilliant buffets

Tuck into eye-popping festive spreads at these popular eateries.

Park Hotel
Clarke Quay
Enjoy a four-course Festive Dinner at Porta ($64 per person) available on 24-25, and 30-31 December from 6.30-10.30pm. Start with scallops and French onion soup with cheese toast, then a main of beef brisket paired with red wine sauce, or an Atlantic Halibut confit. Finish with caramelised banana, topped with vanilla ice-cream and served with Victoria sponge and rum. For a more tropical vibe, try the Festive BBQ Buffet at Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill. parkhotelgroup.com/clarkequay

Jamie’s Italian
Forum, Vivocity
Jamie delivers on beautiful festive menus, activities and knock out gift hampers. At Forum, feast on a four-course Christmas day set lunch. Start with Gennaro’s Turkey Ravioli, stuffed with slow braised turkey and served with a rich sage butter as well as Tuscan sausages, British trout and a Christmas pav with whipped vanilla crème fraiche tart cherries and orange zest. Kids eat free with every Xmas set. There are Christmas and NY semi buffets available at the VivoCity restaurant. jamieoliver.com/italian/singapore

Caffé B
Club Street
Looking for reasonable refined dining? Japanese-Italian Restaurant Caffé B’s Christmas menu offers four-courses for $69 per person from 18-25 December. The menu can be paired with wine for an additional $26 per person. Feast on Yuzu marinated Foie Gras Terrine served with black fig and Okinawan spinach, antipasto, followed by fragrant and creamy Porcini Risotto and either the Lamb Rack with Cauliflower Purée, or Black Cod. Finish with the Glass Montebianco with chestnuts, sprinkled with fluffy chocolate and white chocolate powder. caffebsg.com

Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Road
The Mandarin is dressed to impress this holiday season with a life-sized gingerbread house in the lobby and Santa Claus making a special appearance on Christmas day. Guests will also be serenaded with Christmas carols by the Vocal Consort from 22-25 December. On the menu at their Japanese-inspired restaurant, Triple Three, is honey-glazed ham, roasted turkey and wagyu beef, freshly-shucked oysters, seafood on ice, and sushi and sashimi. Finish with dessert classics like dark cherry yule log, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, stollen, panettone, and toffee pudding. Lunch: Adults $148, kids $48, for lunch or dinner on Christmas Day. meritushotels.com/en/mandarin-orchard-singapore

Home deliveries

Planning to eat in? Check out these time saving options…

The Fullerton
The Fullerton offers a range of glam festive takeaways. Try their locally-flavoured Nasi Lemak Christmas Turkey ($188) with coconut rice, sambal, egg and cucumbers, or the traditional Roasted Turkey with trimmings ($198) and finish with Yule Log or Snow Globe Egg Nog Tiramisu cake. To order, fullertonhotels.com (last orders 28 December)

Grand Mercure Singapore on Stevens
To host the perfect Yuletide dinner without the effort, Festive Takeaways are available for self-collection at Fudebar (located at the lobby of Mercure Singapore on Stevens) or delivered to your doorstep. Takeaways include Traditional Roast Turkey ($128) Australian Roasted Ribeye Beef ($98), Salmon Coulibiac ($98) and Honey Studded Gammon Ham ($88). Orders are open now, and ready for pick-up until Dec 31. For more information email: h9543@accor.com

The Providore
All your Christmas grazing needs are covered by The Providore – from freshly baked breads and pastries for Christmas morning breakfast, to celebratory wines and champagnes, beautiful cheeses, deli meats, chocolates, bikkies and more. Perfect for gifting, they also have a range of hampers, bursting with festive goodies. Or buy your loved one a cooking class for 2019. theprovidore.com

The Butcher
Whether your Chrissy lunch is steak and snags on the barbie, or a full turkey dinner, The Butcher has you covered with a huge range of turkeys, Christmas hams, side-dishes, stuffing and extras, and even log cakes. You can also order ‘dinner bundles’ which do all the planning and prep for you. thebutcher.com.sg

SPRMRKT
Indulge in Singaporean style with SPRMRKT’s new Claypot Rice Roast Turkey ($128) stuffed with fragrant claypot rice, lap cheong, shiitake mushrooms and salted fish. Alternatively, go with the classic Traditional Roast Turkey ($128) with two types of stuffing. End your meal on a sweet, boozy high with the decadent Eggnog Bread Pudding ($38) ; or go for the lighter Christmas Chiffon Cake ($86). To order email contactus@sprmrkt.com.sg