Christmas Buffets in Singapore

Confused by Singapore’s Christmas dining options? Karola Clark checks out the best festive season dining deals, including some great takeaway and catering options if you want to celebrate at home.

Capella

On Christmas Day, Capella’s Grand Ballroom Foyer features an enchanting Gingerbread Man theme. This family-friendly brunch features fresh seafood, a sushi station, a cheese selection and an assorted salad bar. Find Festive favourites like roasted Christmas turkey and dill-crusted salmon with champagne sauce. The Kid’s Corner offers Mini Beef Sliders and Hawaiian Mini Pizza, as well as Christmas carolling, electric animal rides, a magic show, gingerbread man cookie decoration, and face painting. Desserts include Warm Christmas Plum Pudding and Capella Singapore’s signature homemade Panettone.
Christmas Day Brunch, $238++ per adult (free-flow Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV Champagne, wines, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages; $208++ per adult (free-flow mocktails, soft drinks and juices); $118++ per child 7 to 12 years (free-flow of soft drinks and juices); $78++ per child 4 to 6 years (free-flow of soft drinks and juices). Guests can also head to Chinese speciality restaurant Cassia, which offers elegant Cantonese flavours. Christmas Eve and Day Dinner at Cassia: Adults $158++ (six courses), additional $99++ for wine pairing.
capellahotels.com/en/capella-singapore/

Tanjong Beach Club

Celebrate Christmas on the sand, with TBC’s ‘Coastal Christmas’ brunch. They promise the freshest ocean catch, including Boston lobster, oysters and a whole tuna sashimi along with roast turkey with chestnut bread stuffing and slow-roasted beef prime ribs. End on a sweet note with Christmas tree brownies, strawberry watermelon cake and other festive delights. Add on the free-flow package for bottomless Zardetto Prosecco, Babydoll Rosé and more. Activities include face painting, balloon sculpting and a visit from Santa Claus.
Christmas Day Brunch: Adults, $138++ ($35 bottomless tipples); Children 5 – 12 years old – $58++. tanjongbeachclub.com/reservations.

The English House

With its historic shophouse setting and a traditional British menu designed by chef Marco Pierre White, The English House is a sophisticated choice for a conventional English Christmas here in Singapore. Feast on organic turkey and all the trimmings, as well as prawn cocktails, beef wellington, roast pork belly, roast lamb with mint sauce, Scottish salmon, bread and butter pudding and Christmas pudding. A version of this Christmas menu is also available pre-Christmas, from 1 December. Christmas Day Lunch: Adults $99 for four courses. Children under 12 $48 for 3 courses.
theenglishhouse.com

Goodwood Park

Goodwood Park’s fine dining restaurant, Gordon Grill, offers a Christmas Eve set lunch and dinner or on Christmas Day diners can choose between a brunch buffet or a set-menu dinner. Festive fare will include turkey and ham with traditional sides, as well as delectable desserts.
Christmas Eve 4-Course Festive Set Lunch, adults $90; 5-course dinner, adults $170.
Christmas Brunch Buffet, Adults $150 ($190 with free flow of champagne or wine); child $90;
Christmas Day 4-Course set dinner, adults $140; 5-Course set dinner, adults $150.
Goodwood Park also offers a Christmas-themed afternoon tea buffet at their café lounge L’ESPRESSO. The traditional English spread includes turkey and ham carvings and a festive dessert selection. $70 per adult; $42 per child.
goodwoodparkhotel.com

Hotel Fort Canning

Hotel Fort Canning offers expansive buffets on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Highlights include tomato mozzarella salad, smoked duck salad, freshly-shucked oysters, New Zealand green-lipped mussels, Pacific white clams, quality cheeses, hand-rolled sushi, and a selection of pasta prepared à la minute.
The carving station has roasted milk-fed lamb leg, traditional roasted turkey with stuffing, grilled barramundi, braised beef shank, pan-seared prawns and roasted glazed pork loin. Dessert has not been forgotten either, with classics like Christmas log cake, stollen, and cinnamon-spiced pumpkin tarts on offer.
On Christmas Day, kids will be engaged with a bouncy castle, photo booth, gingerbread house decoration and yule-themed craft sessions, as well as a play zone complete with movie screenings, toys and slides. Father Christmas will also make an appearance.
Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet $108++ per adult, $54++ per child, aged four to 12 years; Christmas Day Lunch Buffet $138++ per adult, $78++ per child. hfcsingapore.com.

Jamie’s Italian

From 1 December, Jamie’s Italian outlets (at Forum and Vicocity) offer pre-Christmas specials. At Jamie’s Italian Forum, guests can look forward to black angus tomahawk steak ($152.95++) with Panzanella salad, honey mustard dressing and chimichurri; while Jamie’s Italian VivoCity offers homemade stuffed turkey ravioli and soffritto vegetables ($29.95++). $1 will be donated to Singapore Children’s Society for every Christmas Special order at Jamie’s Italian Forum, while $1 will be donated to Club Rainbow (Singapore) for every Christmas Special at Jamie’s Italian VivoCity. On Christmas Day, Jamie’s Italian Vivocity offers a buffet of cold platter starters, festive roast turkey from a live station, and classic desserts like mini cheesecakes and homemade tiramisu. Christmas Day Buffet $50++ for adults, $25++ for children.

Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore

Enjoy good-value festive dining and yuletide inspired cocktails in the heart of the business district, at Oakwood Premier AMTD.
Their signature restaurant SE7ENTH serves up a festive menu from 12-26 December. The three-course menu features delights like roasted pumpkin and orange with Alaskan crab meat, Christmas duck confit with chestnut brussel sprouts, mushroom ragout and plum sauce; and oven-baked cod fish with sweet potatoes and creamed spinach. $78++ for two people.
Continue the festivities at Oakwood’s The Bar, where you can try their two yuletide inspired cocktails: the Yuletide Mule, a spicy and fruity concoction of vodka, ginger beer, cranberries and lime; or the Holiday Spritz, a blend of sparkling wine and pomegranate.
oakwoodasia.com/Singapore-CBD

Novotel on Stevens

Seafood on ice, traditional roasts and a BBQ by the pool are the highlights of the Novotel on Stevens’ Christmas Day Brunch Buffet.
Sample freshly-shucked oysters, chilled fresh tiger prawns, Boston lobster, green and black mussels, baby clams, scallops and snow crabs. The traditional roast turkey, gammon ham and leg of lamb will be joined by a satay roast turkey, marinated in an exclusive recipe of satay spices. A BBQ set up by the Novotel’s pool will serve up freshly grilled tiger prawn, angus beef steak, wrapped salmon and seabass, lamp chop, chicken cutlet, and skewers of beef, prawn, fish, and chicken). $98++ per person.
novotel-singapore-stevens.com/restaurants-bars/food-exchange

Christmas Catering & Takeaways

Baker & Cook
bakerandcook.biz
This artisanal bakery has got all your festive cake and sweets sorted. Their Christmas offerings include Italian Chocolate Panforte, Pacific Christmas Fruit Cake, Deluxe Fruit Mince Tarts, Festive Gingerbread House and traditional German Stollen, gingerbread cookies and Christmas biscotti. As well as being a stunning centrepiece for your celebration table, these festive items make great seasonal gifts.

The British Club
britishclub.org.sg
Relax on Christmas Day and let The British Club take care of all your cooking, with a home-delivered traditional Christmas spread. Choose a Combo package with all the trimmings (roasted butterball turkey, chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy, potatoes and vegetables, soups and desserts), or pick individual items from their extensive menu. Honey-glazed ham, roasted NZ beef rib-eye, roasted five-spice Australian rack of lamb, baby pork ribs and roast chicken with orange mustard sauce are just some of the festive treats available. The dessert selection includes chocolate yule logs, traditional plum pudding, stollen, fruit cake and mince pies.

Fudebar, Novotel on Stevens
novotel-singapore-stevens.com/restaurants-bars/fudebar
Novotel’s Fudebar will deliver Christmas dinner right to your doorstep. Gourmet Christmas delicacies include roast turkey, roasted ribeye, and honey studded gammon ham, all served with sides like roasted potatoes and slow-braised brussel sprouts. For a more local spin, opt for the satay roast turkey, served with lemongrass peanut sauce, rice, cucumber, pineapple, onion sambal and seasonal greens. The menu options also include a plant-based meatball for your vegetarian guests.