Top 10 Christmas lunches in Singapore

Thinking of where to go for a Christmas meal? Natasha Hong and Wong Yoon Sann round up 10 of our best picks
By Time Out Singapore editors |
The Halia (Raffles Hotel) - Festive
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Restaurants, Asian

Halia at Raffles Hotel

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Enjoy a hearty brunch this Christmas day at The Halia at Raffles Hotel ($98/adult, $25/12 years and below). The brunch will feature signature items from the restaurants a la carte menu, cold cuts, cheese spreads, honey baked ham and grass-fed tenderloin.

Available on 25 December.

Health and beauty, Spas

Tangerine at ESPA

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Watching the scales this Christmas? Opt for a less sinful lunch ($40) by the new chef Ian Kittichai at Tangerine at ESPA at Resorts World Singapore. Start with salmon done two ways, a lemon and apple compote, crispy salmon skin with avocado creme before letting the boneless beef short ribs melt in your mouth after its 16-hour braise.

Available from Dec 22 to 28, Dec 29 to Jan 1. 
Restaurants, Asian


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Go for classic favourites – honey baked ham, roasted turkey – at Lime's festive buffet lunch ($68/adult, $34/child; $108-$138/adult on Christmas day, $52/child on Christmas day). On Christmas day, the restaurant pulls out all the stops with a selection of seafood – Maine lobsters, Alaskan king crabs – and meats – US prime ribs, Australian lamb rack. And to provide some jolly company, Lime's enlisted carollers and Santa Claus to spread cheer.

Available until Jan 1.

Tippling Club

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Lauded for his innovative cuisine, chef-owner Ryan Clift whips up a fresh and unique lunch menu ($90) for Christmas that includes cured foie gras, roasted akaroa salmon with parsley and garlic snails, and an eggnog log.

Available until Dec 24.
Restaurants, Seafood

Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora

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Enjoy the view of marine life as you dine within this restaurant tucked away in the S.E.A. Aquarium. On its four-course lunch menu ($68), you can find items such as Gillardeau oysters from France and the blue swimmer crab risotto.

Available from Dec 24 & 25 and Dec 31 to Jan 1. 
Restaurants, Asian


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Watch your food being crafted in the open kitchen setting within this fine dining Chinese restaurant. Its eight-course set lunch ($78) comprises of sea whelk soup made with double-boiled quail, braised Australia abalone with homemade tofu and vegetables in black truffle sauce. Braised rice vermicelli with pork belly and deep-fried lychee stuffed with crab meat will be offered as part of the menu specially on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Available from Dec 25 to Jan 1. 
The Disgruntled Chef - Festive Lunch - Roasted Beetroot Carpaccio
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The Disgruntled Chef

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Poached prawns, roasted beetroot carpaccio and twice cooked pork collar are just some of the dishes on offer on The Disgruntled Chef’s three-course lunch menu ($38) that will be gracing the tables within its recently revamped dining hall.

Available until the first quarter of 2014. 
Restaurants, Indian


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North Indian and Western cuisine meet at this casual chic restaurant from Mumbai. The three-course lunch ($25) provides a selection of starters and mains to choose from. This includes the Mediterranean quinoa salad, grilled Pollock with wild mushroom and tandoori turkey roulade.

Available from Dec 15 to Dec 30. 
Restaurants, European

10 at Claymore

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Enjoy classics like oven roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, roast wagyu beef and Rougie foie gras at 10 at Claymore's Christmas buffet ($42/Mon-Fri, $48/Sat & Sun). Must tries include executive chef Andy Oh’s award-winning peddlers’ famous char kway teow, assam laksa and prawn noodles in spicy broth, all prepared à la minute.

Available from Dec 1– 31.
Restaurants, Japanese

Fat Cow

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This December, sushi chef Fukashi Adachi creates six Fat Cow winter seafood special dishes. Highlights include aburi shime saba tsukuri – lightly torched cured mackerel ($28) – and hotategai sumibiyaki – scallops done two ways: served as sashimi and grilled over fire on its shell and another with dashi broth ($36).

Available from Nov 17 – Dec 31.
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