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The best Christmas buffets in Singapore

Dieting can wait till 2023. We are, after all, in the season of feasting

Dawson Tan
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Dawson Tan
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With Christmas comes the usual suspects. But let’s be real – turkeys, stuffing and the whole shebang is more of a borrowed concept. Sometimes, we just want to indulge in a slice of honey-glazed ham as much as a spicy bowl of laksa. And with cravings so diverse, only these festive buffets can satisfy.

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Festive buffets under $100

  • Hotels
  • Tampines

Till January 1

Revel in the joy of the festivities with a lip-smacking smorgasbord of culinary delights at Greenhouse, a forest-themed all-day dining restaurant with lush views of the Masters Course. This December, gather family and friends for an impressive buffet spread served from five show kitchens. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, there is a brunch exclusive ($98) showcasing endless arrays of seafood that is sure to delight all seafood lovers. Think heaps of freshly shucked oysters, slipper lobsters, prawns, mussels, snow crabs and Boston lobsters. Come dinnertime (from $78) during Christmas Day – as well as New Year’s Eve – roasted turkeys and striploin will fill up the carving stations for a spread fit for carnivores. There are even Cantonese-style roast meats like glistening roasted duck, crispy juicy pork belly and the irresistible BBQ honey pork belly.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Orchard

Till December 30

Depending on when you visit, a plethora of festive dishes awaits you at this modern Asian brasserie (from $54). Enjoy fresh seafood, artisanal charcuterie, turkeys, hams, foie gras, and over 20 Yuletide desserts. But it's during the festive period (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) when the menu gets even better – duck liver terrine and figs, poached Hokkaido scallops, roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, king crabs, obsiblue prawns, wine poached pears, and other premium ingredients pop by at the buffet lines. There are even special appearances from Santa Claus and his carolers to keep the young and old entertained while they feast.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Tanglin

Till December 31

Sumptuous is probably still an understatement for The Line. With 10 stations and a plethora of international flavours to treat, it is the grand world tour of buffets. The festive season buffet (from $88) introduces the likes of aromatic seafood paella, tender braised beef cheek, oven-roasted lamb, freshly shucked oysters, and succulent Boston lobster. But it won't feel festive without a visit to the live carving stations dolling out traditional roast turkey, Manuka honey glazed bone-in Gammon ham, roasted Wagyu beef and the salt-crust Norwegian whole salmon. Sweet endings take shape as Christmas pie, grandma chocolate log, English fruit cake, gingerbread cheesecake and many more.

Festive buffets of $100 and more

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Orchard

Tiil January 8

It's hard to not talk about one of the best buffets in town. In true Italian fashion, a grand feast (from $148) of seasonal delicacies awaits. Graze on a fine selection of Italian cheese where a special feature of house-made Gorgonzola is expressed in delicious, imaginative flavours, such as saffron and beer, and white chocolate and truffle. It's not a celebration without the traditional whole roasted turkey done Italian-style – marinated in Campari, Amalfi lemons and lavishly stuffed with blood orange, fresh basil, Cerignola green olives and Pecorino Romano. On Christmas Day, the endless feasting is turned up a notch with a smorgasbord of the finest seafood and caviars on ice while the enthralling live pasta stations whip up fresh orders of egg tagliolini with burrata cream and black truffle a la minute. Round it all off with decadent desserts of Pandoro, hazelnut tiramisu and nutcracker tart. This is one meal you'll need to bring your appetite.

  • Restaurants
  • City Hall

Till December 31

With seven show kitchens, the Edge presents a jolly good time where an extravagant festive buffet spread (from $108) is presented with a side of theatrics. Tuck into a hearty plethora of favourites including the slow roast O'Connor beef ribeye and smoked pork ribs. Come Christmas weekend, the traditional slow-roast whole turkey and honey-baked ham will also be available for all. And when you’re done stuffing yourself, the dessert section is another well-stocked place to conquer. Sweet treats include the chestnutty Mont Blanc tart, classic chocolate log yule log cake and a Jivara pistachio cherry Paris Brest. Bring your heartiest of appetite for this hearty meal.

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  • Restaurants
  • Orchard

On December 25

Revel in the festivities and indulge in an abundant spread ($148) of Christmas favourites filled with the usual suspects of buffet lines and carving stations. Expect whole hams and turkeys, a seafood station flooded with Boston lobsters, Alaskan king crab legs, platters of fresh prawns, and Fin De Claire oysters. Not to mention the delicious classics such as the Araguani dark chocolate log cake and home-made fruit cakes. You won't leave with bored tastebuds as there are varying flavours from the Asian, French and Japanese selections. There is a boozy brunch option (Top up $168) for the adults with bottomless Laurent Perrier champagne, wines, beers and Roku gin spirits. Rest assured, Father Christmas is around and he will keep the kids entertained if you're planning to sip on a little downtime.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • City Hall

December 24 and 25

There's no better time for feasting than in the festive season and Tablescape knows just that. Fresh seafood and mouth-watering roasts are aplenty at this brunch ($128). Graze on a wide range of starters and work your way up to the ocean spray of seafood. Crack apart chunky Boston lobsters, juicy prawns and sweet mussels, all poached in a flavourful court bouillon made in-house. Of course, it isn't brunch without freshly shucked oysters, premium charcuterie and cheese boards. In the carving stations, highlights include whole-roasted chicken, prime rib and a range of a-la-minute selections such as the luxe mini lobster blinis with avruga caviar and traditional Singapore Chilli Crab with warm mantous. If you still manage to save space for dessert, try the artisanal Panettone with vanilla Anglaise or the delightfully sweet festive fruit cake.

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  • Global
  • Sentosa
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December 24 and 25

The variety offered at Silver Shell Caf is extensive, to say the least. Prices start from $138 on both Christmas Eve and the joyous day itself. Beyond a feast of oven roasted turkey, baked salmon coulibiac, black forest ham, premium seafood on ice and international cuisines, Panettone and handcrafted log cakes, along with premium seafood on ice and international cuisines, those who wish to accompany their feasting with some joyful imbibing will simply require a $40 top-up. While you're at it, the little ones can also get creative with the DIY cupcake decorating experience and plenty of sweet treats to follow. Those under the age of 12 will also get a complimentary Santa hat.

 

  • Clubs
  • Sentosa

December 24 and 25

You won't need to be in your Sunday best for this Christmas brunch by the beach. This exclusive buffet spread ($128) will have you slurping oysters, sinking your teeth into braised beef cheeks and carving slow-cooked turkeys and honey-glazed gammon hams. But go slow and steady, there are plenty of desserts to go around and highlights include the decadent TBC chocolate log cake, pecan tart and spiced homemade gingerbread man. And don't forget to hydrate and wash it all down at the bottomless bar. A fuss-free top-up of $58 will unlock access to free-flowing bubbly and refreshing bloody marys at your command so you won't ever feel thirsty at this party.

Only available during 11:30am to 2:30pm.

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