Fancy something fancy before the year comes to an end? There’s no time more opportune than the last quarter of the year to indulge in sophisticated and seasonal delicacies.
With Christmas only a few weeks away, restaurants have been actively getting into the mood by preparing menus with a holiday twist. Here’s a restaurant Christmas wishlist offering amazing festive dinner menu sets from two-course meals to sharing platters you would want to work your way down.
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As if embodying the true spirit of Christmas, The White Rabbit’s setting in a pristinely restored 1930s chapel will show you a festive meal with an atmosphere at once exquisite and cosy.
Their Festive Lunches with the options of a two-course and three-course menu boast flavourful Roasted Turkey Breast served with truffle mash, giblet gravy and fried Brussels sprouts. Fitting opportunity to have a glass of wine, or end your lunch on a sweet note with a traditional Eastern European favourite, the Prune Torte!
When: Until 31 December 2019
Where: The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541, tel: 6473 9965
Cost: Two-course at $42++; Three-course at $48; Additional $12++ for a glass of wine
The Singapore River stretch is often associated with lively crowds and buzzing atmospheres. If you’re spending Christmas with friends or even family, consider filling your stomachs at MEMO Café prior to party or family time.
The café will be sharing a casual Christmas affair with a platter adorned with Angus Ribeye Steak, Grilled Baby Herb Chicken, Crackling Pork Belly, Roasted Potatoes and Creamed Spinach. Maybe you can even have an early start to your fun night with the bistro’s prosecco promotion at only $48++ a bottle!
Where: MEMO Café, 3 Nanson Rd, Studio M Hotel, Singapore 238910, tel: 6808 8885
A white Christmas takes up a whole new meaning at The English House with a classic celebratory experience curated by world-renowned British chef Marco Pierre White.
Treat yourself to an experience like no other by dining in their restaurant formed by two converted shophouses for an out-of-this-country ambience, appropriately served with British festive delights like pigs-in-blankets and bread sauce and even organic turkeys from the Royal Warranted Rhug Estate in the UK.
When: Until 24 December 2019
Where: The English House by Marco Pierre White, 28 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238972, tel: 6545 4055
Cost: Pre-Christmas two-course at $55++, three-course at $65++; Christmas Day four-course at $99++, Kids at $48
Nothing speaks chill like a satisfying two-course meal at a gastrobar in town. While the feast may seem limited with only two dishes, take this chance to choose wisely between a Cod with Jet Black Purée served with spring vegetables and microgreen herbs, Fillet Mignon with foie gras and pink peppercorn cream sauce and Roasted Chicken Thigh stuffed with pesto and served with asparagus.
It may even bring a smile to your face to know that the dessert is a handcrafted mini log cake, and that you would receive a complimentary glass of M Wine or festive cocktail! With the sight of the Singapore River before you, make sure you pick the best time to go to make the most out of your dining experience.
When: Until 31 December 2019
Where: Beast and Butterflies, M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay, Level 1, Singapore 238259, tel: 6657 0018
At CÉ LA VI, you can treat yourself to a view of Singapore’s cityscape from 57 storeys above ground with a specially curated lunch or dinner menu. The two to three-course lunch comes with a choice of dishes such as the Spiced Parsnip and Turmeric Velouté, Grilled Iberico Pork Pluma and Steamed Garoupa — and the six-course dinner with the same, along with others like the Wagyu Beef Tartare and Ginger & Leek Gremolata.
Perhaps the best part is that the meal includes a refreshing Coconut Snow palate cleanser before desserts, where guests can also choose between the Pink Guava Cheesecake or the La Dolce Vita.
When: Until 6 January 2020.
Where: CÉ LA VI Singapore, 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Singapore 018971, tel: 6508 2188
Cost: Two-course Lunch at $68++; Three-course Lunch at $78++; Six-course Dinner at $178++
Known as one of Singapore’s top patissieres and top restaurants, Mad About Sucre has successfully juggled sweet and savoury single-handedly in one establishment. Try their hand at the Christmas Festive Dinner Menu featuring a five-course of Cream of French Pumpkin, Blue Swimmer Crab and a choice of main between the Hungarian Beef Goulash, Wild-caught Barramundi in baked egg sauce and white wine and Foie Gras Linguine Aglio Olio before heading on to their raved desserts. This year it’s a Christmas and Bauble dessert with complimentary tea pairing. That’s how you get the best of both worlds for Christmas!
A three-course lunch is also available with the choice of Organic Mushroom Pasta instead of the Foie Gras Linguine Aglio Olio.
When: 17 – 23 December 2019
Where: Mad About Sucre, 27 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088334, tel: 6221 3969
Cost: Festive Dinner Menu at $99++, minimum of two to dine; Festive Lunch Menu at $69; Wine Pairing at $45++; Beverage Pairing at $25++
There’s still some time before Chinese New Year, but it’s not too early for Cantonese cuisine. Executive Chef Nicky Ng is dishing out a five-course Chinese menu with a modern touch with Mitzo’s Black Pepper Turkey Fried Rice and Festive Wagyu Beef Cheek. There’s even Pumpkin & Scallop Soup with Caviar – what’s Asian food without umami?
Fusing the Christmas spirit with authentic Canto tastes isn’t only limited to food. Head Bartender Azlam Kadir will be shaking things up for you with an exclusive festive cocktail Santa Roots. A magical combination of ginseng, cinnamon-infused bourbon tipple mixed with Licor 43, chocolate bitters, lemon juice and many more, lose yourself in the joy of Christmas after a satisfying meal.
When: Until 1 January 2020
Where: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857, tel: 6603 8855
Cost: $88++ per person, minimum of two to dine
Chef Alysia will be bringing her take of a hearty festive dinner to The Black Swan on Christmas Eve this year. Choose between a four-course and five-course menu featuring Westholme Wagyu Beef Wellington, Balsamic Glazed Pork Belly and a Pan-seared King Salmon to satiate your meat-loving soul.
To give yourself an even bigger treat, take on the wine pairing option at only an additional $30 for more satisfaction!
When: Until 31 December 2019
Where: The Black Swan, 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704, tel: 6438 3757
Cost: Four-course at $88++ (if seated between 6pm – 6.45pm); Five-course at $108++ (if seated between 8.15pm – 9pm); Additional $30++ for wine pairing
With it being the season of giving and sharing, get in the spirit of Christmas at UNA, The Alkaff Mansion for their Christmas Communal Dinner Menu. Arranged with a Spanish palate and a focus on Basque cuisine, the feast features courses of Ensalada de Tomate con Atun (salad of Basque white tuna and heirloom tomatoes), Paella de Marisco (bomba rice, prawns, clams and mussels) and sides like the classic Patata Bravas (fried white potatoes served with spicy sauce).
If you’d still prefer some traditional roast, don’t worry – pre-order the whole roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing and roasted vegetables and a full leg of roasted gammon ham. Here’s to more sharing!
When: 25 December 2019
Where: UNA at The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Level 2, Singapore 109178, tel: 8126 8844
Cost: $88++, minimum of two to dine
Mag’s Wine Kitchen offers two festive menus if you’re particular about having roast for Christmas. Only downside? You need to make the grand choice between the Roast Angus 200 Days Prime Rib and the Roast Pork Crackling with Onion Gravy for a roasty kick to your sweet, savoury and tart appetisers like the Jamon Serrano, Meredith Goats Cheese and Mesclun & Pickled Onions.
A third menu comes in on Christmas Eve and Day exclusively, where you can choose to enjoy a French feast flaunting foie gras with ballotine, pine nut, cherry gel and griottine. The rest of your meal will not disappoint, with Stuffed Turkey Breast reinvented with grilled little gem lettuce and cranberry sauce as the main highlight and a decadently sweet Sherry Trifle with caramel-coated almonds and seasonal berries as dessert.
When: Until 31 December 2019, 5pm onwards, except weekends and Christmas Eve & Day
Where: Mag’s Wine Kitchen, 55 Keong Saik Rd, #01-06, Singapore 089158, tel: 6438 3836
Cost: Mag’s Christmas Roast Prime Rib at $128++; Mag’s Christmas Roast Crackling Pork at $108++; French-inspired Christmas menu at $128++
Gourmands with an affinity for modern European cuisine would want to have a try at Culina Bistro on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Serving highlights such as the 5J Jamon, Chilled Oysters, Artichoke Soup, Black Onyx Beef Sirloin and Chocolate Date Cake, diners can take their time to savour the tastes of a lavish European Christmas with a glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne with a partner.
If the dishes leave you wanting more, feel free to order festive a la carte specials from $14 like the Turkey Parmigiana, Porchetta and Festive Trifle.
When: 21 December 2019 – 1 January 2020
Where: Culina at COMO Dempsey, 15 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249675, tel: 6474 7338
Cost: $128++ per person with a glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne, minimum of two to dine
Lawry’s The Prime Rib will be bringing epicurean delights to its diners on Christmas Eve in a taste-rich six-course menu. Be entitled to 10 per cent discount off the menu including the Ocean Gems Fresh Chilean Scallop and Boston Lobster Bisque with Fresh Lobster Claw if seated between 5-6pm – a good price to pay for being early!
Lawry’s switches it up a little more on the 25th, bringing Foie Gras, Baby Octopus, Turkey Prime Combo to name a few for the yuletide Christmas Day 6-course, ending with a Ispahan Rose Lychee Dome Cake and a Panettone. The menu is available for not only lunch but for dinner too, which means you can end your evening in time for a walk down Orchard Road for its spectacular Christmas lights.
When: 24 and 25 December 2019
Where: 333A Orchard Rd, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery Mandarin Orchard, Singapore 238897, te;: 6836 3333
Cost: A Truly Special Christmas Eve Six-Course Set Menu at $169/$189; Yuletide Christmas Day Six-Course Set Menu at $139 ($229 for two)
Instead of injecting their own twist into a classic Christmas menu, Ippoh Tempura Bar is placing Christmas right in Japanese taste and culture. Be presented with Osaka-style tempura with the eight-piece Hoshi and 10-piece tempura Yuki in the warm, wooden interiors of the restaurant with your friends and family for a homely celebration on Christmas Eve and Day.
Both menus also include the Westholme Wagyu Tenderloin and Truffle Tempura, a combination of crisp and delicately-battered tempura with Yuletide decadence.
When: 24 and 25 December 2019
Where: Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh, 17B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676, tel: 1800 304 3388
Cost: Eight-piece tempura Hoshi at $150; 10-piece tempura Yuki at $200
Swap Christmas lights for city lights as you dine with a skyline view at 665°F. For a scrumptious three-course menu, surprise yourself and your loved ones with highlights like the Winter Truffle Linguine and Roasted Turkey Roulade.
Take your time to bask in the flavours of Christmas desserts such as a Christmas cake served with homemade gingerbread crumble and vanilla ice-cream with the cityscape before your eyes for a sweet, gooey and loving Christmas. Peak romantic!
When: 16 – 25 December 2019
Where: 5 Fraser St, Level 38 Andaz, Singapore 189354, tel: 6408 1255
A five-course menu lies in wait at MONTI, Marina Bay’s most iconic social destination serving luxurious Tuscan cuisine. Dining with them gives you the options of choosing between enjoying your serves of Porchetta Carpaccio, Agnolotti Pasta, Mayura Wagyu Tri Tip ‘Rossini’ and many others at MONTI itself or on the Singapore Floating Donut.
Both venues offer breathtaking views, so let this sweet memory stick as you dig into a Panettonne served alongside crème brulee gelato and valrhona white chocolate torrone sauce before you go.
When: 16 – 25 December 2019
Where: MONTI at 1-Pavilian, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327, tel: 6535 0724
Cost: Five-course Normal and Vegetarian Menu at $158++; Kids Menu at $79++
Have your Christmas extra tropical this year by dining at Summerlong, where you will get treated to Mediterranean cuisine with the vibes of the riverfront. With a festive sharing menu fit for four diners and above, enjoy a selection of choices between Smoked Eggplant and Tzatziki Dips, Stuffed Cabbage “Dolmadakia”, Roasted Leg of Lamb and others before arriving at the final Traditional Baklava to wrap up your feast. A perfect treat to watch the sun go down with!
When: Until 31 December 2019
Where: Summerlong, 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252, tel: 6235 1225
Give yourself, friends and family the best of the best by heading down to 3-Michelin-starred Odette, the restaurant named Number One in Asia earlier this year. Owned by Chef Julien Royer, the first Singapore-based chef to work with Air France, Odette will be serving honest and refined French cuisine in an eight-course dinner this season (with a spectacular view, too). A six-course Festive Lunch is also available for those with smaller stomach space.
When: 17 – 31 December 2019, except Christmas Day
Where: Odette, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #01-04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, tel: 6385 0498
Cost: Christmas Eve Eight-Course Dinner at $488; Festive Lunch at $228
Set foot into this modern-day izakaya for an unconventional set menu serving four for an intimate yet bustling Christmas dinner. Set in a social house that captures the essence of urban living, particularly in Tokyo, envelop yourself in a feast rid of traditional Christmas while enjoying authentic Japanese with style.
Be spoiled for choice in your food with temptations like Tokyo Hummus, Soft Shell Crab Bao, and Chargrilled Asparagus – just to name starters. Mains require a choice between the Crispy Rolled Pork Belly and Salt-baked Red Snapper, and desserts between the Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse and Sudachi Cream with Pink Pepperton.
When: 9 – 25 December 2019
Where: 1A Keong Saik Road, #01-03, Singapore 089109, tel: 6222 3623
Cost: $350++ for four (pre-order of three days required)
Those aiming for something classy can put their trust in Celebrity and Three-Michelin-Starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s restaurant, La Dame De Pic. Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Kevin Gatin, a specially curated festive menu will be serving up Classical Bresse Poularde and Black Truffle, Venison Pithviers and the Berlingots paired with exquisite seasonal truffles and wines for the most of December.
Coupled with the extravagant suite of La Dame de Pic in Raffles Singapore, you can definitely enjoy a tasteful dining experience over good conversation.
When: 10 – 31 December 2019
Where: Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673, tel: 6337 1886
Cost: Christmas Eve Set Dinner at $388++; Christmas Day Set Lunch at $318++; Wine pairing at $248++
If you’re in the mood for something more unique, try Basque Kitchen by Aitor, where you can delve into the culture of Santo Tomás arranged by Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive. The native traditions of Basque Country will be produced in the form of a six-course dinner paired with four acclaimed wines from the region and the Iberian Peninsula.
You also get to bring home a Panettone inspired by the recipe of Catalan pastry chef Oriol Balaguer, who was awarded the Best Artisan Panettone in Spain in 2017.
When: 23 – 31 December 2019
Where: Basque Kitchen by Aitor, 97 Amoy St, Singapore 069917, tel: 6224 2232
Cost: Six-course for two at $450++, with four wines
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