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The best Christmas meals and festive menus in Singapore

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to gobble your way through these festive menus

Dawson Tan
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Dawson Tan
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The holiday season is a time for feasting! Enjoy a festive dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day with your dearest ones after going through the stress of last-minute present-buying and holiday decorating. We have picked some of the finest restaurants for you, so come and salivate over the sweetest set menus this Christmas. 

From the must-have turkey and log cakes to succulent steaks and seafood and everything else in between, these specially curated Christmas menus will surely get you in the festive mood. It’s what Santa would want. 

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Best Christmas meals to feast on in Singapore

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Raffles Place

December 24 and 25

Ring in the season of merriment with a heartfelt Italian seafood feast at the refreshed Altro Zafferano curated by executive chef Andrea De Paola. Choose between the early three-course dinner ($148) that ends at 8pm and the decadent five-course dinner ($238) exclusively showcased on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some highlights include an elegant bluefin tuna tartare, Sardinian stuffed pasta of culurgiones, cod with potato millefoglie, and lamb saddle with artichoke and pistachio. Just the unrivalled views alone are enough to draw you in for a visit, let alone the quality of the food.

  • Hotels
  • Rochor

November 14 to January 15

End the year with a bang at Andaz Singapore, which has a line-up of delicious festive menus and drinks at Alley on 25, 665°F, 5 ON 25 and Mr Stork. Celebrate Christmas early at Alley on 25 with its Christmas-themed afternoon tea, featuring festive treats like foie gras terrine and Christmas blackforest trifle. Or go luxe at premium steakhouse 665°F, which has a delectable 5-course festive set menu featuring plump Sakoshi Bay Oyster vichyssoise, Boston lobster, and A4 Kagoshima Wagyu striploin. 

Lovers of Cantonese cuisine can ring in the new year at 5 ON 25. The extended family can enjoy truffle crispy chicken, wok-fried Yukimuro Wagyu sirloin, and more in private dining rooms overlooking the city. Or if you like to party into the new year, head to rooftop bar Mr Stork for unlimited canapés, à la minute stations, and a wide selection of alcohol. A live DJ will be bringing the house down with retro 80s, soul and R&B before the big countdown. View Andaz Singapore’s full list of festive offerings and make your bookings here

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Sentosa

From December 24 to 26

Not going on a far-flung Christmas adventure abroad? Capella's latest Italian restaurant might just do enough to drag you to the far ends of Sentosa. But surprise, there's no turkey in this house. What you'll find is an invitation to acclaimed chef Mauro Colagreco's rustic home. That is where he presents a hearty festive series of comforting Italian dishes ($198 per pax) steeped in generations of family traditions alongside Chef Antonio Corsaro. There are Venetian-styled salted cod fried polenta cakes and the signature Crudo Di Capesante where luscious slices of Hokkaido scallops come with dried cherry tomatoes, olives and an elegant splash of ginger honey dressing. Then comes an irresistibly decadent Sicilian red prawn risotto with sea algae and delicately perfumed citrus. This is a gastronomical journey not to be missed so arrive hungry because you're about to get properly stuffed.

Bedrock Origin
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Bedrock Origin

December 1 to January 31

Bedrock Origin at Sentosa is known for its grilled meats, and this festive season, it's upping the ante with sumptuous seafood. From December 1 to January 31 only, the restaurant is offering a Surf & Turf Platter ($338 for up to three people), featuring smoky 72-hour slow-cooked Black Angus short ribs, Australian rock lobster thermidor, Italian pork sausages, char-grilled baby gems, fragrant house-made cornbread, with pickles and sauces on the side. Complete the spread with more succulent seafood options – like its dry-aged Kühlbarra barramundi or oysters of the day. And for a stunning finish to the meal, preorder the Dynamite Bombe Alaska and prepare to whip your phones out to capture the rum flambé. Available in three sizes, the largest can serve up to 16 people ($199). 

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  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Sentosa
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Till December 31

Unwind over authentic Italian classics right by the sandy shores and panoramic views of the South China Sea in this casual beachfront joint. Sink your teeth into crunchy yet succulent Italian suckling pig ($28), citrusy herb-marinated charcoal grilled swordfish ($38) and classic Panettone paired with an airy sabayon sauce ($15). Your holiday feast isn't complete without a tasty tipple of Rudolph's Mule. This Christmas-in-a-cup stirs up a mix of Four Pillars Christmas Gin, basil and pomegranate,
and lime, grapefruit and ginger juice. It then finishes with a ginger beer top-up for a spiced backbone. There are also a series of festive Italian bakes such as a whopping 1kg 
Chiostro Pandoro Classicare available for you to take home or gift to your loved ones.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • City Hall

Till January 2

Who said we must have ham and roast turkey to celebrate Christmas? For those who are looking for flavours nearer to home – or the Far East, consider celebrating with Hai Tien Lo's executive chef Rickey Leung's six-course festive menu ($108). Here, he marries his deft Cantonese techniques and oriental flair accented with joyful seasonings of Yule. Expect exquisite dishes like the deep-fried crispy aubergine with foie gras tossed in Szechuan spicy sauce, braised cream of pumpkin with sweet Alaskan crab and decadent wok-fried cubes of Australian M9 Wagyu beef with juicy portobello mushrooms. There is also an unlimited festive dim sum buffet ($98) – happening exclusively on weekends from 11.30am to 2.30pm – where it is a royal treat of over 50 classic and contemporary dim sum items.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Rochor

From November 16 to December 30

Intercontinental Singapore's latest Italian restaurant presents a five-course festive meal ($158) through the lens of Davide Giacomelli. The young chef features a series of fresh and premium produce with a showcase of his iconic dishes of fresh-made Tagliatelle with Boston lobster, a beautiful Japanese bluefin tuna tartar with smoked eggplant caviar, Amalfi lemon and an organic zucchini velouté with poached Fine de Claire Oyster. Come the eve of Christmas and Christmas Day, the exclusive menu ($178) is jazzed up with some of Italy's finest such as a delicately poached live Boston lobster with wild mushrooms and a charred Wagyu MB6-7 ribeye with artichokes.

  • Restaurants
  • Raffles Place

From December 2 to January 1

Herald the festivities at Racines where one can relish the finest seasonal ingredients served up in courses. This year's highlight is the hay-smoked Magret duck breast spruced up with Christmas spice and it will be featured in both lunch and dinner set menus. Other mains include a luscious soy-baked cod with seasonal vegetables, ricotta stuffed ravioli and a local tribute to the prawn noodle soup using succulent tiger king prawns. Save some space for the chestnut mousse to cap off with sweet endings. Lunch (excluding December 25 and 26) starts from $39 for two courses and dinner (excluding December 24) starts from $65 for three courses.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Orchard

From December 24 to 26

Gather around the family for Nancy Silverton's family-oriented menu where good things are best shared amongst loved ones. The course begins with the classic Affettati Misti where smooth chicken liver parfait and finocchiona salami were crowd favourites between the delectable cold cuts and charcuterie. From comforting bowls of tortellini in Brodo to the well-loved chicken porchetta, made with pan-dripping gravy and crispy chicken skin, the mains looked primed to satiate the hungry. In true Christmas fashion, a selection of contorni perfect for passing around the table includes anchovy spiked fried brussels sprouts and chestnut focaccia. Round it all off on a sweet note with the peppermint stick gelato and profiteroles served on hot fudge and crème fraiche.

Rempapa
Photograph: Rempapa

Rempapa

From December 15 to 31

Damien D'Silva's Rempapa tucks their tongue firmly in cheek with their playful British-inspired Christmas special this year. The dine-in exclusive set dinner seeks to feed four ($120) with a hearty spread of curry-spiked pork meatloaf and a heritage dish of Bubble & Squeak that includes spotted dick fish. Though the centrepiece is definitely the roast GG French poulet with special Rempapa spices. Hungry? Just make sure you pre-order three days in advance.

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  • Restaurants
  • Raffles Place
  • price 2 of 4
On December 25
Amò is all about love and where authentic traditions meet modern techniques. Treat yourself to an approachable communal menu that is spread across eight sharing dishes for lunch ($68) and ten courses for dinner ($88). Start off with a tasty flight of canapés including tuna tartare, burrata campana, slow-roasted Iberico pork neck, and pizza with citrus-cured salmon. Hearty mains will soon follow with a choice of either baked rigatoni or a juicy oven-roasted Augustus prime rib. All that's left is to round it all off with a classic panettone soufflé for sweet finishings.

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