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Christmas 2022: 22 best buffets & dinners for the merriest holiday feast in Singapore

Christmas 2022 certainly feels different this year. Now that dining in large groups is allowed again, there’s an undeniable infectious sense of joy….

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Christmas 2022 certainly feels different this year. Now that dining in large groups is allowed again, there’s an undeniable infectious sense of joy. Families and loved ones are ready to gather for a mega celebration, and to prepare for that, restaurants, hotels and catering companies in Singapore are pulling out all the stops.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant to celebrate the festivities, or ordering in for a cosy and toasty night at home with your loved ones, we’ve got your back. Here are 22 best buffets & dinners in Singapore for the perfect merriest Christmas holiday feast.

From all of us at SethLui.com to you and your loved ones, here’s wishing you the most wonderful Christmas filled with plenty of feasting. Feliz navidad!

1. Ichiban Boshi

You’re surprised to find a Japanese restaurant at the top of this list? Ichiban Boshi surprised us, too, but we pushed aside our presumptions of how a Christmas dinner ‘should’ look and crowned the deserving winner.

It was the sumptuous array of delicacies included in Ichiban Boshi’s Festive Indulgence set meals promotion that pushed Ichiban Boshi into first place. This promotion runs till 6 Feb 2023.

Diners are presented 4 delicious choices:

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Truffle Miso Golden Tori Gozen (S$28.90)

  •       Breaded chicken cheese meatball, vegetables, salmon roe & cheese with truffle miso cream sauce
  •       Shrimp & tofu with spicy cod roe mayo & sesame dressing
  •       Salmon sashimi, avocado & flying fish roe
  •       Rice with bonito seaweed flakes
  •       Chawanmushi, miso soup & fruit
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Abundance Kaisen Nabe Gozen (S$29.90)

  •       Abalone, scallop, prawns, salmon, clams, braised pork, fish cake & vegetables in house-special seafood broth
  •       Sweet beancurd salad with yuzu miso mayo
  •       Breaded pork & red bean with cheese
  •       Half udon, chawanmushi & fruit
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Credit – Ichiban Boshi

Yakiniku Gyu Steak Gozen (S$29.90)

  •       Premium beef steak, vegetables & flying fish roe with house-special yakiniku sauce
  •       Fried tofu & minced chicken with spicy sauce
  •       Soy-marinated egg with salad
  •       Crab stick, egg, cucumber, flying fish roe & seaweed in mini sushi rice bowl
  •       Chawanmushi, miso soup & fruit
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Buta Kakuni Gozen (S$29.90)

  •       Braised pork belly, soy-marinated egg & spinach in sweet & savoury sauce
  •       Prawn & chives tempura with ginger mayo
  •       Salmon & yellowtail sashimi wrapped with avocado & cucumber with tataki sauce
  •       Sweet potato & mango salad with mango mayo
  •       Rice, miso soup & fruit
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&Rewards members enjoy an exclusive offer when they order any Festive Indulgence Set and get to sample all 3 of the Tokushima Sake Series at a promotional price from S$9.90. Non-members get to pick 1 out of the 3 at a promotional price. 

Tokushima Sake Series

  •       Junmai Ginjo Awatenshi (180ml) (15%) (S$10.90, U.P. S$14.90) – A pure rice ginjo sake that balances umami, sweetness and acidity.
  •       Yamamomo Hime (180ml) (8%) (S$9.90, U.P. S$12.90) – A fruity, floral sake created from a combination of authentic shochu and freshly-picked Tokushima red bayberry.
  •       Yuzu Hime (180ml) (8%) (S$9.90, U.P. S$12.90) A refreshing, citrusy sake made from authentic shochu and freshly-picked Tokushima yuzu.

Diners can receive an S$8 Return Voucher with every Festive Indulgence Set ordered and charged to a Citibank Debit or Credit card from now till 6 Feb 2023. T&Cs apply.  

For a full list of locations, opening hours and contact numbers, refer here.

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2. Chilli Manis Catering

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A Peranakan Christmas? The prospect certainly had us intrigued from the moment we heard of it. Chilli Manis Catering is one of Singapore’s leading catering specialists and their Peranakan Christmas menu is a delightful union of traditional Christmas fare and uniquely Peranakan dishes curated specially for the occasion.

Impress your Christmas guests with a spread that is unlike any they (or you) have ever seen with The Exquisite Taste (S$48.99) buffet that unites the best of Peranakan and Christmas dishes on one table. On the menu are some of the most delicious all-time Perankan favourites such as Signature Kampung Dry Laksa, Signature Ayam Buah Keluak, Nonya Beef Rendang, Nonya Sayur Lodeh and Udang Goreng Assam.

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Also included in this buffet are some classic Christmas dishes that we all know and love, including Garlic Rosemary Rotisserie Chicken, Creamy Tuscan Roasted Dory Fish, Gourmet Cheese Platter with Assorted Cold Cuts, French Sailor-Style Mussels and Chicken Stroganoff Shepherd’s Pie. Have we got your mouth watering already?

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If you are a traditionalist, Chilli Manis Catering gives you 3 standard Christmas menu options, too: Grand Entrance (S$25.99); Limelight (S$29.99); and Showtime (S$35.99). Included in these buffet options is a selection of the Christmas dishes that make up part of the The Exquisite Taste buffet listed above.

Make your choice early and you may have a merrier Christmas than most with the Chilli Manis Early Bird Promotion. It gives you a 50% discount on the Petite Chocolate Ganache Yule Log (500g) (Usual Price S$42.80) with a purchase of any Christmas buffet. You’ll have to hurry, though— this amazing offer is limited to the first 200 redemptions.

For more information, please email sales@chillimanis.com.sg

1 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813
+65 6250 1112
Mon to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri to Sun: 9am – 6pm
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3. Grain

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Grain is delivering Christmas magic this season with a cosy spread of festive classics and a surprise to capture the memories. This year’s feast features familiar favourites made new, with wholesome ingredients, unexpected flavours and festive flair in every bite.

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And with Grain, saying Cheese won’t just be relegated to the dinner table — you’ll receive complimentary get-together cards and a polaroid station so you can capture the joy (and antics) at your party. This isn’t your usual buffet, it’s an entire Christmas experience.

Ease into the meal with Applewood Smoked Duck Salad — succulent slices of duck breast smoked with applewood for a fruity note, served with a delightful combination of pickled tomatoes, peppery arugula and orange marmalade.

Follow up with Miraculous Maple Butter Salmon, an entire slab of salmon glazed with maple butter alongside vibrant romesco sauce, cranberries and parsley. It is also available as a single fillet for one, together with Yuletide Tomato Basil Rice via Grain’s Meals On Demand meal boxes.

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If you love seafood, you have to try the Traditional Riveria Seafood Bouillabaisse. A feast for the eyes and the palate, this dish features tender poached seabass, prawns and mussels in a mouth-watering seafood broth simmered for 48 hours.

End the meal on a sweet note with Spiced Cinnamon Bread and Butter Pudding, a heavenly mixture of brioche, raisins and cinnamon paired with velvety vanilla sauce. Decadent and creamy, this dessert is Christmas comfort food at its finest.

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Hungry for more? Complete your feast with add-ons from Grain’s Ember Smokery range. Choose from Smoked Mesquite Whole Chicken, Signature Sanchoku Beef Brisket and 20-Hour Sanchoku Short Ribs, dry-rubbed with herbs and spices, and smoked for 20 hours to buttery perfection. 

Grain is almost fully booked for Christmas. If you’re looking for an experience like no other, do order soon to secure your spot. All orders before 8 Dec will also receive a complimentary Belgian Chocolate Log Cake as part of Grain’s early bird promotion.

Explore Grain’s unique Christmas offerings here.

+65 3163 5335
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4. Morganfield’s Singapore

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Is your vision of the perfect Christmas a scene from the Hollywood movies you watch? Morganfield’s Singapore will help you recreate it!

Inspired by the traditional American Barbecue, especially the sizzle and mouth-watering aroma of good old-fashioned hickory smoked barbecue pork ribs, Morganfield’s brings a touch of Southern hospitality and charm to your home.

2022’s Christmas Dine-In Specials include huge platters from S$159.90. The renowned Sticky Bones range now features Bourbon Bacon Ribs. Yes, that’s sticky Bourbon basting for finger lickin’ goodness!

Whet your appetite first with the Appetiser Platter (S$32.90), a hearty spread of Crackling Roast Pork, Golden Fried Wings & Sweet Potato Fries. Yummy!

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This year, Morganfield’s brings their supersized roasts, the Roast Beef Ribeye (2kg for S$199.90+) and the Whole Gammon Ham (3.5kg for S$169.90+) to the dine-in menu for the first time ever. They are available only on a 3-day pre-order so you better get crackin’! 

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Not sure what to have for Christmas? Why not have it all with Morgan’s Festive Feast (S$159.90++). Chock full of seasonal specials, it’s more than a feast for 4. Included in the deal are half a slab each of Chestnut Spare Ribs and Cranberry Spare Ribs, 350-400g of shatteringly crispy Crackling Pork Roast and 200g of festive Gammon Ham with Cranberry Jam. There are even festive sides of Roasted Potatoes, Cauliflower and Pumpkin, Sausages, Garden Salad, Mexican Grilled Corn and the classic Southern favourite, Corn Bread.

Interested in feasting for free? Take part in the Morganfield’s all-new Instagram filter game from 18 Nov to 4 Dec 2022 and you could be one of 10 lucky winners who will win a Morgan’s Festive Feast that can be redeemed at any of their 3 outlets. 

Didn’t win the entire feast? Here’s a sure-win offer in collaboration with Morganfield’s: simply use the Promo Code ‘SETHLUI10’ to receive an exclusive 10% discount on your bill. This offer ends on 11 Dec 2022.

You should make your reservations before all the seats run out!

For a full list of locations, opening hours and contact numbers, refer here.
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5. PARKROYAL COLLECTION PICKERING

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Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering has long been one of the mainstays of our annual Christmas Dinner roundup. Their 2022 Christmas Holly Jolly Christmas Festive Feasts crafted by Head Chef & Food and Beverage Director Ralf Dohmeier of Germany easily makes the cut.

Dazzling the eyes and whetting your appetite, the sumptuous feast is a smorgasbord of eclectic flavours drawn from local favourites and international classics.

Not many Singaporeans will complain that the indulgence begins at the seafood bar. Fresh seafood dishes feature the best of Oyster, Snow Crab, Scallop and Prawn.

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Ease into the festive mood with Chef Ralf’s traditional German Pickled Herring Salad before you give in to the aromatic appeal of Homemade Salmon Gravlax, Roast Herb Crusted Sirloin, Traditional Roast Turkey & Stuffing, Triple Glazed Ham and Festive Pork and Pistachio Terrine.

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We come back home to Asia with chefs’ specials that include Crab Meat Soup with Braised Fish Lips and BBQ Duck. Save space for the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering’s signature dish, Pickering Lobster Laksa but, be warned, you will be back for a second helping!

More local seafood delights come in the form of Lobster Linguini and Spicy Prawn Wonton. No need to queue for them— they are prepared by featured chefs as pass-around tasting dishes by the minute and served steaming hot to your plate.

My second stomach reserved for desserts will come in handy when I decide to go for the festive-themed Gingerbread Latte Pudding and Reindeer Mont Blanc Tart. However, my anticipation peaked when I read the name Flaming Christmas Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Stuffed Baked Apple’— I am going dizzy picturing the amazing sight, let alone the exquisite taste!

While Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering makes our list of the best Christmas Dinners for 2022, their festive-themed spread is also available for lunch and brunch. 

For a full list of festive offers, opening hours and contact numbers, refer here.

3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
+65 6809 8888
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6. Andaz Singapore

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Taking a cue from the year 2022, Andaz Singapore seizes 2 spots for the best Christmas dinners on our list. We have put the winners from Alley on 25 and 665°F into a single entry for double the celebration.

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At Alley on 25, four types of salads greet you at the feast. Treat your eyes to the bountiful spread on the charcuterie and cheese station, topped only by the magnificent variety of freshly shucked oysters, sashimi and shellfish.

With your tastebuds warmed up, tuck into some classic festive delights, including Roasted Whole Turkey, Turkey Breast Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing and Honey Citrus Baked Ham. There is also Beef Cheeks braised in red wine sauce, Roasted Prime Rib and Oven-baked Salmon to look forward to.

Timeless Christmas desserts, Yule Log Cake and Panettone Pudding (with vanilla anglaise) put a sweet touch to the end of the meal, with innovative additions, Santa Hat Brownies and Gingerbread Berry Tiramisu among the medley helping things along.

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In the mood to elevate the experience? The Bottomless Beverage Package (+S$108) (Up to 2 hours per pax) will do the trick. It includes free flow of Andaz Pilsner, wines and Delamotte champagne.

Book before 15 Dec 2022 to enjoy a 10% Early Bird discount off the total food bill!

Date & Time: 24 Dec 2022, 6pm – 10pm
Price: S$148 per adult, S$74 per child 6 – 12 years

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665°F ups the friendly competition with its delectable Christmas 5-Course Dinner Menu.

Chef de Cuisine Poh Boon Neo begins with Sakoshi Bay Oyster Vichyssoise with Kaluga Queen Caviar for Amuse Bouche before segueing into Duck Rillettes with cranberry, marsala jelly, pistachios and brioche as the Starter.

The Entrée is Boston Lobster with Winter Truffle while there is a choice of Main between Pira Oven Grilled A4 Kagoshima Wagyu Striploin and Pira Oven Grilled Patagonian Toothfish. Finish with a sweet flourish of Mont Blanc, Candied Chestnuts and Sour Cherry Gelato Dessert.

Date & Time: 24 & 25 Dec 2022, 6pm – 10.30pm
Price: S$188 + S$130 for wine pairing

For full menus, timings and prices, please see here.

5 Fraser Street, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354
+65 6408 1234
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7. Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

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Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium makes the cut for Christmas dinners with its Rustic Christmas Buffet. The yuletide feast runs from 21 Nov 2022.

Perennial favourites such as Lobster Bisque, Chicken Shawarma and Beef Shepherd’s Pie are on the menu for selected dates to deliver an authentic Christmas experience. They are accompanied by Oysters, Salmon Sashimi and Baby Rock Lobster. Alongside, live stations featuring local delights put the quintessential Asian spin on the celebrations.

We think they pale in comparison to the Roasted Kam Heong Turkey. Marinated in an exotic concoction of oyster sauce, lemongrass, ginger, curry powder, dried shrimp and secret ingredients, it certainly lives up to its name, which means ‘Golden Fragrance’.

Dessert time welcomes traditional Christmas Pudding, Christmas Cookies and Log Cakes as well as the less common Churros. Together, the explosion of sweet and savoury flavours is like a Holiday Inn your mouth!

There is also a Christmas 2022 Takeaway Menu if you want to celebrate in private.

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Credit – Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Taking pride of place at the head of this menu is the Roasted Kam Heong Turkey (S$148), which comes with egg fried rice, pickled vegetables and kam heong sauce. The 4.5kg turkey feeds between 7 and 8 people.

The bestselling Roasted Chicken stuffed with peach (S$80) is an excellent alternative. Weighing 1.9kg, it is perfect for a group of 5 to 6 people.

A good meal must end with great dessert and there are few better choices than the Dulcey Yuzu Log Cake (S$88) and Classic Choco Log Cake (S$88).

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Credit – Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

The Dulcey Yuzu Log Cake is a crowd favourite that is back after 2 years; its dulcey cremeux, tangy yuzu mousse, orange marmalade and almond sponge are a heavenly combo of disparate but complementary flavours. 

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Meanwhile, the Classic Choco Log Cake makes a highly-anticipated debut on the takeaway menu and will likely sell out soon.

Choose from the extensive Festive Takeaways menu here from 1 Nov to 26 Dec 2022. Orders will be available for collection from 1 Dec 2022 to 2 Jan 2023.

A 20% early bird discount applies for orders placed before 9 Dec 2022 (with promo code XMAS20 at checkout). Enjoy free delivery for order value at S$360 or more.

Festive Buffet on Christmas Eve, 24 Dec 2022
Adult: from S$94++*
Child: from S$25++ (6 to 12 years old)

Festive Buffet on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2022
Adult: from S$138++*
Child: from S$25++ (6 to 12 years old)

You can find prices and opening hours, as well as make reservations for the Rustic Christmas Buffet at Atrium Restaurant here. *A 50% discount for adults applies through 1 Jan 2023! Prices shown above are before discount. For a look behind the scenes, visit their TikTok page.

317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
+65 6733 0188
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8. Dusk Restaurant & Bar (Mount Faber Leisure Group)

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100 metres above sea level, Dusk Restaurant & Bar combines one of the most unique settings in Singapore with a specially curated Nordic-Asian menu that will keep your palate guessing. With a panorama of the sea, our Harbourfront and Sentosa Island as the background, acclaimed Danish Chef Henrik Jyrk will tease your senses with a festive menu of his renowned Nordic-Asian signatures created especially for this celebration.

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His ingenuity and international culinary experience have culminated in a 4-course set menu (S$108++ per person) that will be available exclusively at Dusk Restaurant & Bar from 12 Dec 2022 to 31 Mar 2023. Wine pairing (from S$98++) options are also available.

Your introduction to Chef Jyrk’s culinary genius comes in the form of Makrel. This first dish consists of tender fish soaked in savoury clam dashi, accompanied by the heat of wasabi and citrusy sweetness of gooseberries. 

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It is followed by Andesteg, surely one of the highlights of Christmas 2022. Andesteg is roasted duck breast served with Danish cherries and caramelised onion puree, topped with Indonesian spice sauce. 

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Equally bewitching is the Rødgrød Med Fløde, a traditional Danish berry compote dessert served with crisp, chewy meringue and smooth, creamy vanilla ice cream, that comes next.

Æbleskive marks the close of this intriguing meal, and the pan-fried Danish takoyaki-like dish filled with a tangy-sweet vanilla & apple compote does not disappoint.

Dusk Restaurant & Bar is known for its Modern European à la carte menu, and diners can order from it even as they enjoy Chef Jyrk’s highlights.

You can enjoy an encore of the Dusk Restaurant & Bar experience when you ring in the new year— they have a special 5-course New Year’s Eve menu (S$158++ per person). Available only on 31 Dec 2022, it includes a selection of amuse bouche and a party kit, all of which you will enjoy all the more with the live band that will be performing.

Don’t forget to sample Dusk Restaurant & Bar’s curated wine list and cocktails; their signature nitro-frosted cocktails are not to be missed, both taste-wise and visually.

109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 099203
+65 6361 0088
Sun to Thu: 4pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 4pm – 2am
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9. Orchard Hotel Singapore

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You certainly can’t accuse the Orchard Hotel Singapore of not taking Christmas seriously— they have built a complete life-size Elf Village Goodie House for the occasion! Go Festive Takeaway shopping at this winter wonderland, complete with Christmas elves. Place your orders by 12 Dec 2022 and enjoy the early bird discount of 15%!

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Among the highlights are the all-new Tandoori Roasted Whole Turkey (S$178) and Truffle Roasted Whole Turkey (S$178). Each is marinated for 24 hours in its own special recipe of herbs and spices. If ham is more your thing, try the extravagant Manuka Honey and Macallan Whisky Baked Bone-In Gammon Ham (S$350) or economical Maple and Mustard Baked Royal Ham (S$128).

They haven’t forgotten about your sweet tooth— the Guanaja Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake (S$78) made from 70% pure chocolate and Winter Hokkaido Yuzu Mousse Cake (S$98) of premium ingredients, including Yuzu imported from Japan are the sweetest picks of the year! Get the kids excited over the fun Cheeky Santa Pina Colada Log Cake (S$98) which comes with a mini hammer— just knock for a sweet surprise!

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‘Tis the season of plenty and what better way to celebrate it than the sumptuous Festive Feast Buffet at The Orchard Cafe? Roasted Turkey with Truffle Butter, Foie Gras Sliders and Beetroot Cured Salmon are just a small sample of the decadent selection. Singapore Chilli Crab, Satay and Lobster Laksa are among the locally inspired dishes.

If you are fortunate enough to visit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, Roasted Whole Lamb, Roasted Australian Wagyu Beef Leg (dinner only), Whole Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi (dinner only), and even a 20kg Giant Panettone specially flown in from Italy await you.

It would be sacrilege to not have sweet treats, so The Orchard Hotel’s spread includes premium Yuzu Log Cake, Fruit Minced Pie and Marzipan Stollen, among others.

Make the indulgence even sweeter with a 25% discount for reservations made by 11 Dec 2022 and a 15% discount for those made from 12 Dec 2022. The Festive Buffet is available from 21 Nov 2022 to 2 Jan 2023

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For (relatively) lighter fare, it’s hard to go past the High Tea Semi-Buffet at Bar Intermezzo (S$78 for 2 persons). Your complimentary glass of M Wines will bring out the best flavours in both cold and hot savoury items, including Bagel with Beetroot Cured Salmon and Avruga Caviar, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, and Iberico Pork Cheek Croquettes with Iberico Ham and Truffle Mayo.

At the free-flow dessert bar, treat yourself to delicious concoctions such as classic Chocolate Log Cake, traditional Fruit Minced Pie, Marzipan Stollen, and Apple and Cinnamon Crumble.

High Tea Semi-Buffet at Bar Intermezzo is available on Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm-5.30pm, from 26 Nov to 31 Dec 2022.

442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, Singapore 238879
+65 6734 7766
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10. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro

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Make it a December to Remember at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro on Mount Faber Peak. There’s fun for everyone at Jolly Good Times at Arbora, with an à la carte buffet that features a Brazilian Churrasco Grill, Festive Carving Station and an edible Dessert Table Centrepiece amongst other high value buffet items. There’s even weekend activities for the kids so they’re kept  entertained!

Hot and cold appetisers pave the way in, firstly with a Sashimi Platter overflowing with freshly prepared silky-smooth fish slices. There is also a Cold Seafood Platter On Ice with one of the widest ranges of fresh seafood we’ve seen— eat your fill of tiger prawns, scallops, crayfish, sea whelks and black-green mussels.

From the soups and salads bar, our pick is the Butternut Squash soup and classic Caesar Salad. A truffle fan? Head straight for the Truffle Fries with Black Truffle Dip.

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From the Brazilian Churrasco Grill & Festive Carving Station, help yourself to juicy Beef Rump Cap and Christmas specialities such as Roasted Tom Turkey with Gravy and Chestnut Stuffing, Honey Glazed Gammon Ham, Porchetta, and much more.

Then, jump into the local selection with Rojak generously peppered with crispy youtiao, cuttlefish and fresh fruits, accompanied by mizuna green salad and all drizzled with aromatic sesame dressing.

Simple Aglio Olio, creamy Carbonara, spicy Arrabbiata and everything in between await you at the pasta station. If you prefer your carbs delivered in a local rendition, there is Seafood Mee Goreng and Egg & Spring Onion Fried Rice galore. The Fried Rice is especially delicious for the infusion of umami from Tobiko.

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If you are astounded by the effort invested in the buffet thus far, the dessert station will blow you away. Named the Arbora Wonderland, it is a sprawling Christmas dessert centrepiece diorama, complete with miniature trains and a Gingerbread House. Placed tantalisingly within the scene are seasonal delights such as Arbora Christmas Yule Log and Mini Christmas Minced Pies.

Eating with the kids? Arbora has complimentary activities such as magic shows, balloon sculpting and face painting for them on selected dates. Best of all, kids under 6 dine free.

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From 12 Dec 2022 to 2 Jan 2023, special festive à la carte items will also be available on the menu. This includes the Black Forest Trifle (S$15++) Festive Dessert, and 3 Festive Cocktails: Festive Faber (S$16++), Winter Elf (S$16++) and Mount Faber Singapore Sling (S$18++).

The Jolly Good Times at Arbora (à la carte buffet) is available from 23 Dec to 25 Dec 2022 & 30 Dec 2022 to 1 Jan 2023 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, at S$108++ per adult, S$54++ for children (7-12 years old).

Free-flow red and white wines, prosecco and beer at S$39++ per person (two hours).
À la carte buffet reservations made before 11 Dec 2022 are eligible for a 15% discount.

109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
+65 6361 0088
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 10.30pm
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11. Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore

Hardly half a year old, Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore makes its debut on our list with its very first Christmas dinner. As a brand that focuses on creating bespoke experiences for guests, their highly-curated menu is a testament to their commitment to excellence.

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Dine-in at the glittering new restaurant, Collective, for a surprisingly economical 3-Course Festive Meal (S$38++). A starter of Berries & Vegetables in Lemon Mustard Dressing eases into the main course of Duck Leg Confit with Signature Pepper Sauce. Elegant and intricate, the Mushroom Coffee Tart dessert attains the perfect level of sweetness.

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A cocktail or two for the road? Dao’s Mangoes On The Grill (S$20++) has a character both peppery and zesty. It’s a mix of Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum, Pink Grapefruit Juice, Mango Juice and Pomegranate Seeds. 

The festively-named Snowy Cranberries (S$20++) is fun and fruity with its blend of the Brass Lion Singapore Gin, Mancino Vermouth, Cointreau and Cranberry Juice.

Should you prefer to dine in the intimacy of your own home, take advantage of the festive takeaway menu from Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore.

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We were highly impressed by the Festive Roast Takeaway (S$180+) meant for a party of 4. The succulent Sous Vide Roasted Wagyu Beef Rump and Stuffed Turkey Roulade is an enticing sight to behold. Lovely brown skin sits aside bursts of colour from Oven Roasted Yellow Zucchini, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce, as well as the Signature Pepper Sauce. Roasted Potatoes and Mash complete the scene.

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Also available for takeaway are the resplendent Mango Calamansi Yule Log (S$56+, 1kg) and Assorted Gingerbread Cookies (S$5+ each).

Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore is already taking orders for their takeaway menus and will do so until 20 Dec 2022. Collection is from 15 Dec to 25 Dec 2022. There is an Early Bird discount of 20% on the festive take-home set and log cakes until 15 Dec 2022. Orders must be placed and paid at least 3 days beforehand.

For a full list of menus, prices, opening hours and contact numbers, refer here.

6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, #07-01, Singapore 068809
+65 6812 6000
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12. One Farrer Hotel

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Christmas 2022 has arrived at One Farrer Hotel, and for those looking to celebrate the festivities from your home, headlining this year’s takeaway selection is a lip-smacking Asian-inspired Smokey Hoisin-Barbecue Christmas Turkey (S$148++) that’s marinated in a rich house-made Hoisin sauce. Also returning to the menu are two of One Farrer Hotel’s well-loved signatures – Salt-Encrusted Turkey (S$158++) and Roasted Traditional Whole Turkey with Spices (S$148++).

One Farrer Hotel’s takeaway goodies are available from 1 Nov to 2 Dec 2022. Click here for more information.

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A merry buffet spread awaits you at Nest at One Farrer, which is situated on the 20th floor of One Farrer Hotel. From 1 Nov to 25 Dec 2022, wine and dine with your loved ones with its 5-course Festive Set Menu (S$168++ per person), with highlights such as Duck Liver Terrine with Port Wine Jelly, Seared Hokkaido Scallop and Tajima Wagyu.

Prefer a pool-side view instead? Head to Escape, the hotel’s idyllic pool-side restaurant on the 6th floor, for its Festive Sharing Platter for 3 persons (S$98++ per platter) which includes delectable favourites such as Beef Wellington, Roasted Half Spring Chicken, Baked Oysters (4 pieces) and more.

1 Farrer Park Station Road, One Farrer Hotel, Singapore 217562
+65 6363 0101
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13. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

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The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is a timeless heritage hotel that houses multiple dining options under one roof, so if you’re looking for a place to ring in the Yuletide joy, there’s definitely something for you here.

Dine at two Michelin-star Alvin Leung’s restaurant for the whole month of Dec 2022 (except Christmas day). 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung will offer Three-Course (S$68++) and Four-Course (S$78++) festive set menus for lunch, and Four-Course (S$158++) and Five-Course (S$168++) sharing set menus for dinner.

You can expect a great range of delectable Christmas delights, such as Canadian Lobster, Smoked Turkey Breast, and even Premium Meat Cuts like Japanese A4 wagyu beef sirloin!

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If you’re wondering why the festive set menus aren’t applicable for Christmas 2022, it’s because Alvin Leung has something special in store for you. Indulge in a lavish buffet on Christmas Eve and Day, with over 20 stations packed with all the trimmings, fresh seafood, carvery, dessert and more.

Christmas Eve dinner will have two seatings: 5pm (S$188++) and 8.30pm (S$168++), while Christmas Day brunch will start from 12pm (S$188++).

You can also check out the rest of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s F&B offerings, such as The Bar at 15 Stamford, La Scala and Frieda Beer Garden and German Restaurant.

15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Singapore 178906
+65 6368 8888
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14. Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse

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If you love your beer, you’ll absolutely love Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse

This homegrown restaurant is the brainchild of Lion Brewery Co, and thanks to the presence of an actual microbrewery situated inside their restaurant, Thirty Six takes the opportunity to experiment with styles, techniques, ingredients and flavours to create all sorts of beer. The food menu is equally stunning, focused on open-flame cooking.

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Thirty Six will be serving a 4-course Festive Menu on 24 & 25 Dec 2022. It is priced at S$136++ per person and S$36++ per child, and includes free-flow drinks and ice cream.

Look forward to a stunning festive feast which starts out with an amuse bouche and several starters, and eventually moves onto the main course, all of which are cooked in the restaurant’s built-in smoke oven. Choices include Traditional New Zealand Ribeye, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast or Gammon Ham. For a more contemporary twist on this festive occasion, the Crispy Rolled Pork Belly, Slow Roast Leg of Lamb, Norwegian Salmon or vegetarian Nut Roast is also available.

36 Club Street, Singapore 069469
+65 6239 0350 / +65 9366 5815
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 12am
Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 12am
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15. Chico Loco

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Looking to jazz up your typical Christmas dinner at home? Chico Loco’s “MexmaxMenu will be available from 22 Nov to 25 Dec 2022, and you can totally expect this cheeky rotisserie and bar to deliver a unique Mexican take on the usual festive offerings.

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The Mexmas Menu includes five types of main roasts. Apart from the Traditional Herb Marinated Turkey (S$175) and Whole Signature Rotisserie Chicken x2 (S$98), those looking for a little spice can try the Smoked Maple Agave Gammon Ham (S$98), which has been cured in a cumin and cinnamon rub and dressed with smoked olive oil. Alternatively, you can cosy up to the Ancho Roast Beef Striploin (S$98), which is marinated in a smoky ancho rub and served with chipotle beef jus.

Be sure to save room for Chico Loco’s signature cocktails, such as Lime Margarita (700ml) (S$48) and Sangria Rojo (700ml) (S$48)!

Note that all festive orders require a pre-order of 3 working days. To order, click here.

102 Amoy Street, Singapore 069922
+65 9738 7828
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 11pm
Sat: 5pm – 11pm
Closed on Sun
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16. Meadesmoore

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Steak lovers will know that the best way to celebrate Christmas 2022 is by indulging in a good ‘ol steak. Head to Meadesmoore, a modern steakhouse on Boon Tat Street, for its festive feast that’s meant for sharing!

The Meadesmoore’s Christmas Set (S$158++ per person) has all that you might need: a refreshing Straciatella & Plum Salad, Porcini & Truffle Tart, and of course, the star dish, the Snake River Farms Wagyu Flatiron Steak, and other meat dishes that make this an utter meat-lover’s dream. Note that this is only available for dine-in from 12 to 25 Dec 2022 and requires a minimum of two to dine.

If you’re celebrating Christmas 2022 at home, Meadesmoore’s Christmas Takeaway Set (S$288+) is available as well from 25 Nov to 25 Dec 2022, and includes crowd favourites such as the Roasted Turkey Crown or 30 Days Dry-aged Vintage Prime Rib (+S$60), Burrata, Artisanal Starter Lab Sourdough and more.

21A Boon Tat St, Singapore 069620
+65 6227 2247
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 11pm
Sat: 5.30pm – 11pm
Closed on Sun
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17. Neo Garden

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If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all your Christmas takeaway items, Neo Garden has seriously got your back. This year, they’re offering a whopping 40 festive items on their Christmas menu!

Its seafood options are perfect for those looking to host a festive party. Opt for the Holiday Christmas Sushi Platter (S$78.80 for 80 pieces) or the impressive Salmon Wellington (S$99.80), a massive 950g dish comprising salmon loin and sauteed spinach, all of which are wrapped in a buttery puff pastry.

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Just looking at its meat offerings alone is enough to get my mouth watering. There’s something for everyone— perhaps you might fancy the Thai-style Roasted Turkey with Kaffir Lime (S$208) or Tomahawk Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (S$188.80), while the kids might prefer the Yangnyeon Drumlets (S$33.80 for 20 pieces) or Chicken Stroganoff Shepherd’s Pie (S$42.80).

Christmas buffet spreads, party feasts and bento sets are available from 14 Nov 2022 to 8 Jan 2023. To order, scan the QR codes on the respective sections of their festive menu or head to their website for more information.

+65 6896 7757
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18. InterContinental Singapore

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InterContinental Singapore certainly celebrates Christmas 2022 in style. One of its festive highlights is a boozy Festive Sunday Champagne Brunch, a perfect festive buffet topped with bubbly that’s taking place at the hotel’s Italian bistronomic concept restaurant, LUCE by Davide Giacomelli.

Available from 20 Nov to 30 Dec 2022 from 12pm to 3pm on Sundays only, dive into a smorgasbord of celebratory highlights including unlimited portions of Boston Lobster, a theatrical presentation of Périgord” Winter Black Truffle Risotto in Parmigiano-Reggiano Wheel, slow-charred lamb shoulder, roasted corn-fed chicken and more.

On Christmas Sunday, be greeted with an extended festive buffet brunch spread such as Oven-Roasted Beef Striploin, Pesce al Sale (baked salt-crusted seabass) and Gamberoni alla Siciliana (seared tiger prawns). Top it off with free-flow Franciacorta or Taittinger Champagne for a stellar Christmas celebration with your loved ones.

80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
+65 6338 7600
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19. L’Angélus

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Celebrate Christmas 2022 at Singapore’s oldest single-location traditional French restaurant, L’Angélus, which has been around since 1998. Nestled along Club Street, this historic restaurant offers authentic French cuisine. L’Angélus will be presenting a decadent 3-Course Festive Menu from 1 to 31 Dec 2022

Start off your Christmas meal with a bang with your entrée of choice: Poached Foie Gras with Black Truffle Artichoke Velouté and Fresh Autumn Black Truffle, Hyogo Oysters with Hokkaido Scallops, or N25 Caviar with Hand-Cut Black Angus Beef Tartare (+S$8).

With entrées this stunning, you can expect to be blown away by the main course options. Go for the Crispy Skin Moulard Duck Breast, Miso Glazed Deep Sea Australian Toothfish or Slow-Cooked US Short Rib (+S$10). As for dessert, be sure to try the Mont Blanc or Omelette Norvégienne (S$6), the latter of which is more commonly known as the Baked Alaska.

85 Club Street, Singapore 069453
+65 6225 6897
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Sun
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20. Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore

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Overlooking Orchard Road, in all its decorated Christmas glory, through 4-metre high floor-to-ceiling windows is Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore, which is known for its iconic Signature Prime Rib of Beef, carved directly out from the famous silver carts.

This Christmas 2022, Lawry’s offers a 6-course Christmas Eve set menu (S$189++ per guest) and 6-course Christmas Day set menu (S$169++ per guest). Both set menus include the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef with Turkey Combo, which is served with your choice of creamed corn, creamed spinach or buttered peas. Alternatively, seafood, chicken and lamb options are available as well if you decide not to go for Lawry’s iconic beef.

As Lawry’s Christmas offerings are only available on 24 & 25 Dec 2022, it’s advised to make reservations by calling +65 6836 3333 or email reservations@lawrys.com.sg to avoid disappointment.

If you’re looking to stay in for Christmas and need a little help with the food preparations, Lawry’s also has a range of succulent Prime Rib To-Go Roasts, which can be ordered here.

333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-01/31, Singapore 238897
+65 6836 3333 / +65 9277 7792
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21. 21 on Rajah

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Located at Zhongshan Park, 21 on Rajah at Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore is a halal-certified restaurant that’ll be offering festive buffets on 24 & 25 Dec 2022

This 160-seater restaurant specialises in Mediterranean-inspired dishes with Asian twists, with a wide variety of seafood on ice options that’ll get you drooling!

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Look forward to an exciting combination of live carving or on-the-spot grilling of prime cuts of meat, premium seafood selections and indulgent desserts. 

For example, meat-lovers will adore the Roasted Lamb Shoulder and Slow-Roasted U.S. Prime Rib-Eye in a Mixed Spice marinade, while the Seafood on Ice selection includes Snow Crab, Tiger Prawns, Blue Mussels, and an assortment of sushi and salmon sashimi.

If you’re coming here for the BBQ dinner buffet, be sure to check out the outdoor BBQ and Grill Station, where dishes such as BBQ Chicken Wings and Marinated Tiger Prawns are grilled to perfection on the spot.

1 Jalan Rajah, Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park, Singapore 329133
+65 6808 6847
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22. Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

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An unconventional Asian twist to the classic festive menu awaits you at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. How unconventional, you might ask? Executive Chef Chen Wei Chung and his culinary team have created East-meets-West dishes from Korea, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and Europe!

Halal-certified Window on the Park’s Festive Buffet is available from 18 Nov 2022 to 2 Jan 2023. Kick off the celebrations with Honey and Citrus Glazed ‘Ham” and Roasted Beef Tomahawk, and look forward to new introductions such as the Whole Baked Chicken with Bulgugi Sauce.

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Indulge in a variety of colourful, Insta-worthy desserts such as Opalys Mango Calamansi Log Cake and Raspberry Pistachio Log Cake. If you’re looking to order some of these festive offerings for takeaway, be sure to get the gingerbread collection for the kids! Available for order are an assortment of Christmas cookies, Gingerbread House, Boy, Girl, and even the Gingerbread Tree.

For reservations, orders and enquiries, call +65 6730 0115 or email wop.hisinorchard@ihg.com

11 Cavenagh Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Singapore 229616
+65 6733 8333
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