Holidays are coming and that means some serious prep when it comes to Christmas dining. Pacing yourself is key to surviving all of the festive food and drink available, but two feasts that should never be scrimped on are traditional Christmas brunch and dinner.
If your personal Christmas present to you this year is to avoid your kitchen at all costs (because let’s face it, we have seen rather a lot of them this past 12 months), there are plenty of places to go to keep you out of the kitchen.
Whether you want a brunch or dinner that is all-out meaty with extra trimmings, plant-based meal, buffet-style, or intimate, there’s something for everyone. Here’s our round-up of where to find your Christmas dinner in Singapore in 2021. We recommend booking up quickly so as not to miss out. We’ll keep adding to this list as new options arise.
Sofitel Sentosa proudly presents Art De Noel 2021 – Joie Di Vivre, a smorgasboard of dining experiences across each of their dining establishments. The Sofitel Sentosa Festive Sunday Brunch sounds like an absolute stonker: expect the ever popular seafood on ice with fresh oysters, steamed dungeness crabs and juicy lobsters, the extensive carving station showcasing grilled lamb t-bone, handmade Christmas meatballs, luscious turkey and crispy roasted suckling pig, and Christmas stollen, fruit cake, and over three types of handmade yule log cakes. Asian and Indian specials are also available for those who don’t want to follow the traditional track. Don’t miss the festive brunch offerings on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the Hangover Brunch on Saturday 1 January which many of us will be needing.
Plan ahead: Sofitel Sentosa Festive Sunday Brunch takes place on Sunday, 5, 12, 19 December 2021 from 12pm. $128++ per adult | $60++ per child. Exclusive: $218++ for two food only. sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com/offers/festive-sunday-brunch/
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Christmas goes large this year at Raffles Hotel Singapore with celebrations and festive feasts across all of their exquisite festive menus. OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse offers an elevated rendition of their signature Tentazioni Menu, filled with an exciting selection of Italian specialties. On 31 December 2021, celebrate New Year’s Eve with a spectacularly curated dinner menu including San Remo prawns, turbot, and caviar. At La Dame de Pic, helmed by three Michelin-starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, you’ll find a curated festive menu showcasing seasonal truffles and tributes to her French origins. Meanwhile, Butcher’s Block keeps the fires burning with Christmas and New Year specials that will ring in 2022 with a feeling of satisfaction and warm hope in your belly.
Plan ahead: Christmas lunch at OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse kicks off on 1 December 2021–2 January 2022. Lunch and dinner for the festive Tentazioni Menu starts at $128++ per person. Lunch at La Dame de Pic on 24, 25 and 31 December starts at $248++, dinner at $388. The Festive Tour De Force dinner menu at Butcher’s Block from 22 December 2021–2 January 2022 is priced at $258++ per person. Brunch at Butcher’s Block on 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January 2022 costs $188++ per guest including a glass of champagne.
The English House by Marco Pierre White
Go cosy for a Christmas dinner British-style at The English House. Their festive menu from 1 December 2021 boasts the likes of Roast Turkey, Roast Pork with Crackling, Roast Fillet Of Lamb and Sausage Rolls, and builds up to a bigger blow-out menu on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day which features Pigs in Blankets, Bread Sauce, Quails Scotch Eggs and Christmas Pudding. Ricotta and Chestnut Ravioli and Grilled Halibut are also available. A special Children’s Menu will be in place, so parents island-wide can avoid a brussels sprouts-induced breakdown!
Plan ahead: Food is available for dine-in and takeaway. The English House, 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore. theenglishhouse.com/christmas
SKAI @ Swissotel The Stamford
SKAI’s festive meal offerings look set to launch on 1 December so you can enjoy the celebrations from Level 70 of Swissotel. Specially prepared by Chef Paul Hallett and team, the feasts are plenty including the sumptuous Festive Lunch Set Menu, Festive Dinner Set Menu, Festive High Tea, Festive Saturday Brunch Menu and Christmas Brunch. Vegetarian options are available. Their curated menus extend to the New Year’s Eve Set, 4-Course Set Dinner and the After 8 Set Dinner allowing you to start 2022 off as you mean to go on – with a glass of fizz and a well-stocked cheeseboard to hand!
Plan ahead: Available from 1 December 2021. Skai, Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore. skai.sg/menu/festive-dining-2021
Christmas at ATLAS comes to town in the shape of an adults-only afternoon experience on 12, 25 and 26 December. Guests can enjoy two and a half hours of free-flow cocktails, elevated with fine champagne and festive food. Brace yourself for expertly crafted cocktails, including five of The Greats: Winter Royal, Old Fashioned Holiday, Christmas Spritz, Mulled Wine and Egg Nog. Soak them up with sharing plates including a suckling pig leg carvery, baked camembert, a cured and smoked selection, and European cheeses served alongside an abundance of dips, fresh artisan bread and more.
Plan ahead: Christmas at ATLAS is by reservation only, bookings are now open for 12, 25 and 26 December (12–4:30pm). Prices start from S$168++ for two and a half hours of free-flow cocktails and nibbles with a choice to elevate the experience with free-flow Delamotte NV Champagne (+ S$40++ per guest). atlasbar.sg
Pan Pacific Singapore
From epicurean set menus to sensational gift hampers, Pan Pacific Singapore has it all going on this year end with a delicious array of festive goodies and dining experiences at Edge, Hai Tien Lo, Keyaki, Atrium and Pacific Marketplace. Celebrations start from 26 November 2021 and The Edge looks particularly alluring with its Festive Lunch, Dinner and Saturday Brunch buffets. Christmas takeaway is also available: Gourmet Roasts of Turkey starts from $165 (serves 8-12 pax) and includes Chestnut Stuffing, Winter Vegetables, Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce (three-day advance notice required). Other festive orders include Roasted Australian Beef Rib Eye and Honey-Glazed Gammon Ham. Choose from a Christmas Bundle, or pick ‘n’ mix from the likes of roast meats, mince pies, and Christmas cakes.