We may all disagree on what constitutes as the best part of Christmas, but there’s no denying that food plays a big part of it. After all, is it really Christmas if you haven’t had some honey baked ham and champagne?
Yup, we didn’t think so either. If thinking about where to go to satisfy your Christmas cravings has you stressing, well, maybe it’s time to check out our list of 15 best Christmas meals and menus of 2018 that is guaranteed to put you in a festive mood.
Ready, set, dine!
1. Swissôtel Merchant Court
There is no better place to ring in the holiday season than with Swissotel Merchant Court. With four delectable Christmas meal options available in their restaurants, it’s no wonder that they’re considered to have one of the best Christmas meals and menus of 2018.
For those who enjoy buffets, go for the Festive Feast at Ellenborough Market Cafe. You’ll get to choose from a series of mouthwatering Christmas dishes such as honey glazed bone-in champagne ham with port wine sauce, traditional country pate, and even Asian-inspired turkey with cranberry and kam heong sauce!
Enjoy more of a traditional (read: non-buffet) dining experience? Try out the Epicurean Festive Set Dinner at Blue Potato instead! A three course meal awaits, and you can expect delicious favourites such as crab louie salad, roasted turkey breast with chestnut stuffing, and caramel yule log cake with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream. Yum!
There’s also Gourmet Festive Tapas and Celebratory Cocktails at Crossroads Bar, which entails a medley of Christmas-themed tapas paired with cocktails. There is even an option for those who’d like to curl up at home with a good meal— their Festive Takeaway Treats allows you to order a wide range of yummy Christmas bites that are sure to delight and satisfy. Yup, there’s really something with everybody at Swissotel Merchant Court!
- The Festive Feast at Ellenborough Market Cafe is available from 3rd-31st December 2018. It costs SGD58++ for lunch and SGD78++ for dinner for adults.
- The Epicurean Festive Set Dinner at Blue Potato is available from 22nd-31st December 2018. It costs SGD88++ per person.
- The Gourmet Festive Tapas and Celebratory Cocktails at Crossroads Bar is available from 3rd-31st December 2018. Prices begin from SGD16++.
- The Festive Takeaway Treats is available from 1st-25th December 2018.
Address: 20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281
Contact: 6239 1847 | [email protected]
2. Mercure Singapore Bugis
A truffle cheese fondue?! Nope, your eyes aren’t fooling you! You’re definitely going to be in for a sweet treat over at Mercure Singapore Bugis. One of the stars of the show, it is infused with aromatic truffle that is practically begging to soaked up with bread rolls and chips.
If you prefer savoury offerings, fret not— Mercure Singapore Bugis has them, too. There’s the seven spices turkey with homemade chili sauce (that reminds of distinctly of the classic Singaporean chicken rice with a twist), as well as port wine glazed rack of lamb and oven roasted barramundi on a bed of ratatouille.
Our favourite? It’s a toss up between the slow braised beef cheek with madeira wine and black pepper pork ribs. Both are incredibly soft, tender and melts in your mouth perfectly. They are also super flavourful, packing an amazingly meaty punch that fellow carnivores are sure to adore.
A live outdoor BBQ station also means that you get to chow down on favourites such as mini crayfish and mentaiko scallops, all of which are perfectly grilled. Mm! With over 40 scrumptious Yuletide dishes available, it’s no surprise that they have one of the best Christmas meals and menus this year!
Santa’s Christmas Circus Buffet is available from 10th-30th of December. It costs SGD48++ for lunch and SGD68++ for dinner for adults.
Address: 122 Middle Road, Singapore 188973
Contact: 6521 6088
Yes, everyone’s favourite German restaurant has a special Christmas menu that is sure to have just about everyone drooling. There’s a wide selection of appetisers, main courses, and desserts to indulge in, as well as Seasonal Glühwein (mulled wine) that comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. How considerate!
Personally, we enjoyed the Brotzeit Christmas Platter (SGD138) most, which comes with a literal spread of honey-baked Christmas ham, venison and veal sausages, oven-roasted pork roulade, and Brotzeit’s signature crispy pork knuckle. Not only does it make a brilliant sharing plate, it also comes with a good mix of textures and flavours. The crunch of the pork knuckle complements perfectly with the tart, tangy sauce of the ham, for one, while the airy, gorgeously whipped mashed potatoes rounds everything out.
You can also opt for lighter fare, such as the Christmas Duo (SGD60), which comes with honey baked ham, turkey schnitzel with ham and raclette cheese stuffing, and potato gratin. Perfect for those with smaller appetites!
The Brotzeit Christmas Menu is available from 15th November to 2nd January.
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4. Intercontinental Singapore
Fancy a little champagne to go with your Christmas tidings? Go for the Festive Sunday Champagne Brunch at Intercontinental Singapore, then! You can expect beautifully cooked meats such as the charcoal-grilled beef tenderloin with port wine sauce, roasted tom turkey with citrus fruits, and honey ham with spinach flatbread.
If you’re in need of a palette cleanser in between, they also have unlimited servings of seafood on ice, luscious caviar, and charcuterie and cheese. Do note that this is limited to their special champagne brunch, though— their festive lunch and dinner options has lesser selections, but we don’t doubt that it tastes just as spectacular. After all, they’re known for having one of the best Christmas meals and menus of all time!
Festive Dining at Intercontinental Singapore is available from 21st November to 31st December. It costs SGD98 for the Festive Sunday Champagne Brunch, SGD48 for Festive Lunch, and SGD148 per adult for Festive Dinner.
Address: 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Contact: 6823 1131 | [email protected]
5. Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza
Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza is big on Christmas, if their slew of food offerings is any indication! Enjoy a Christmas buffet over at the Marriott Cafe that comprises of several classic Christmas dishes with a twist, such as roast pork saddle stuffed with pancetta, roast turkey with chestnut bread stuffing, and spiced pork neck with prunes and apricots.
If you prefer more of a set meal as compared to buffet style, there’s also the Dazzling Christmas Memories meal offerings over by Pool Grill. The three course Christmas set meal is sure to please, as will their selection of carefully curated Christmas hampers with a myriad of unconventional offerings such as lavender roast turkey with orange, honey glazed brussel sprouts, and honey and clove glazed ham. How intriguing!
- The Festive Revelries at Marriot Cafe is available from 1st-30th December 2018. Prices vary according to the day of the week. Click here to view their comprehensive list of rates.
- The Dazzling Christmas Memories & Poolside Bliss at Pool Grill is available from 24th-25th December 2018. It costs SGD88 per person for the three course Christmas set meal.
- Christmas takeaway goodies and hamper pre-orders are available until 21st December.
Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Contact: 6831 4605 | [email protected]
6. Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Sofitel’s French-Chinese restaurant Racines steps up to the plate for the holiday season this year, with a five course Christmas set meal available throughout December as well as as the Art de Noel Christmas Eve dinner buffet and Christmas day brunch buffet available.
If you love sweet treats, we recommend the five course Christmas set meal, which has an amazing steamed Christmas mixed fruit pudding with cognac infused creme anglaise and Tahiti Vanilla ice cream. Uh, we’re pretty sure our jaws just dropped to the floor in anticipation at the thought of it. There’s also Greek seabass fillet and wagyu flank steak to look forward to, while the buffet options are filled with Christmas favourites with an Asian twist, like kong bak pau seasoned in light garlic aioli. Yum!
One of the best Christmas meals and menus of 2018? No doubt about it!
- The five course Christmas set meal is available from 1st-31st December (except 24th and 25th December.) It costs SGD98 per person.
- The Art De Noel Dinner is available on 24th of December 2018. Prices vary according to items selected. Click here to view their comprehensive list of rates.
- The Art De Noel Family Brunch is available on 25th of December 2018. Prices vary according to items selected. Click here to view their comprehensive list of rates.
- The New Year’s Eve Dinner is available on 31st of December 2018. Prices vary according to items selected. Click here to view their comprehensive list of rates.
Address: 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Contact: 6428 5000 | [email protected]
7. Fullerton Hotel
A nasi lemak Christmas turkey?! Snow globe eggnog tiramisu?! The Fullerton Hotel is full of inventive and innovative dishes as always, making it one of the best Christmas menus and meals to try this year. Takeaway their nasi lemak Christmas turkey, which comprises of signature ikan billis, coconut scented rice, onion sambal, as well as eggs and cucumbers on the side.
There’s also a variety of set meals, brunches, and buffets available along their varied range of restaurants, all of which feature yummy eats such as Hokkaido scallops, porcini mushrooms and truffle risotto, as well as eggnog shooters. Trust us, with food like these, it’s a bound to be a Christmas season to remember over at the Fullerton Hotel!
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Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Contact: 6733 8388 | [email protected]
8. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Flying off this December holidays? Well, it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a great Christmas meal before then. Opt for Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s Azur, which has a delightful selection of sumptuous Christmas dishes such as herb crusted beef ribeye, crispy pork knuckles, as well as other popular Asian dishes. Yup, we’re talking favourites like sambal stingray, har cheong gai, and kimchi beef stew!
Talk about an international affair! No wonder it is considered to have one of the best Christmas meals and menus to indulge in for 2018.
The Festive Buffet is available from 1st December to 1st January 2018. It costs SGD58 per adult.
Address: 75 Airport Boulevard, #01-01, Changi Airport, Singapore 819664
Contact: 6823 5300 | [email protected]
9. Hotel Fort Canning
They may not have festive themed meals or buffets throughout the month, but the Hotel Fort Canning does have special festive-themed buffets on both 24th and 25th of December. And aren’t those the days that truly matter, anyway?
Look out for their carving station, where you’ll be able to chow down on roasted herb-crusted milk-fed chump of lamb, satay roast turkey, and a 12 hour slow glazed maple honey mustard gammon ham. For those that prefer seafood, there is also the pan seared prawns with onions and the grilled seabass fillet with Thai citrus lime beurre blanc. Yup, there’s truly something for everyone here!
Hotel Fort Canning’s Christmas buffet is available on 24th December (dinner) and 25th December (brunch). It costs SGD108 per adult for dinner and SGD128 for lunch.
Address: 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881
Contact: 6559 6796 | [email protected]
10. Park Hotel Clarke Quay
It’s festive foods abound over at Park Hotel Clarke Quay this year!
Known as the four course Festive Dinner, you’ll be able to kick off your meal with sous vide scallops that is paired with salty jamon, aged balsamic, and compressed watermelon for a hint of sweet and sour that is sure to get your tummies rumbling. Ease into a bowl of French onion soup with cheese toast, next, and pick between beef brisket and Atlantic halibut confit for your main. The meal then ends off with fresh, fragrant bananas, cooked in caramel and topped with vanila ice cream.
Mm, we’re salivating just thinking about it already! Make sure to drop by if you’d like to try one of the best Christmas meals and menus of 2018.
The four course Festive Dinner is available from 24th-31st December. It costs SGD64++ per adult.
Address: 1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
Contact: 6593 8888 | info@[email protected]
11. Pan Pacific Singapore
There’s a ton of activities and festivities going down at Pan Pacific this year, most notably in the food department! From 12th November, you’ll be able to enjoy a Sparkling Christmas at Edge, which involves a buffet spread containing delectable dishes such as oven roasted mustard angus striploin, pineapple glazed bone-in-gammon ham with honey and clove, as well as Christmas pudding.
They are regarded to have one of the best Christmas meals and menus of all time, though, so we highly recommend you book early if you’d like to snag yourself a spot.
The Sparkling Christmas at Edge Festive Lunch is available from 12th to 30th November. The Festive Dinner is available from 12th November to 30th December. It costs SGD62 per adult for lunch, whereas dinner costs SGD98 per adult. Rates may differ according to the day of visit, so please refer to the comprehensive list of rates here.
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Contact: 6336 8111 | [email protected]
12. Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Prefer meals that are a little more Asian-style than Western? Well, you can still get that with the Festive Weekday Buffet at Carlton City Hotel Singapore. Bite into their diverse selection of fusion dishes, such as the BBQ teriyaki pork ribs, seared salmon and prawns with sesame shoyu, and a dedicated counter for Japanese bites such as sashimi, sushi, and light bites.
They even have local fare like Singaporean chili crab with fried man tou, salted egg yolk prawns, and Singapore laksa. Can you say authentic Singaporean Christmas meal, or what? We love it!
The Festive Weekday Buffet is available from 10th-31st December 2018. It costs SGD55 per adult for lunch and SGD85 per adult for dinner.
Address: 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862
Contact: 6632 8922 | [email protected]
13. Novotel Singapore on Stevens
Novotel Singapore on Stevens is a pretty new addition to the best Christmas meals and menus list, but we’d say that they’re coming in strong. This cheerful space is hosting their very own Festive Buffet, with their spread including gravlax, traditional roast turkey, honey studded ham, as well as a wide variety of desserts.
Seafood lovers are also sure to enjoy this buffet, as they provide fresh seafood on ice on top of their current Christmas offerings. Their more than reasonable pricing just sweetens the deal, really. A must-try, especially if you’re in the Orchard district!
The Festive Buffet is available from 15th November to 1st January 2019. The prices vary according to the day of visit, so please refer to the comprehensive list of rates here.
Address: 28 Stevens Road, Singapore 257878
Contact: 6491 6100 | [email protected]
14. Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
If you’re looking to avoid the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas, try out Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong’s Christmas Dining options instead. They will be providing a special Christmas menu for its Saturday and Sunday brunches all throughout December as well as on Christmas day itself.
Adventurous foodies should try out their Assam turkey fricassee, while those with a fondness for local dishes can go for the barramundi mee goreng, yakitori panggang, or the har cheong gai with buah keluak waffle. Uh, sounds super sinful, but also super worth it? We agree!
The Christmas Dining buffet is available all weekends in December and on the 25th of December. It costs SGD42++ per adult for their Sunday brunch.
Address: 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
Contact: 6723 7001
Widely regarded to have one of the best Christmas meals and menus in Singapore, Capella is the place to go to if you’d like to have a Christmas feast to remember. The Knolls and Cassia (both establishments within the hotel) will be participating in the festivities this year, with both parties adding Yuletide themed dishes their menu such as halibut confit with citrus junos and braised bird’s nest with crabmeat. Uh, whoa. Sounds a little unconventional, but knowing Capella standards, it would probably be stunning.
They also offer a mix of Christmas savouries and sweets over at their other establishment, Chef’s Table. We’re talking tarragon roast turkey sandwich with smoked almond and endive as well as panettone french toast. Hmm! Trust us, with dishes like that, you’re going to want to grab some pictures to commemorate it!
Capella Christmas menu is available from 3rd-31st December, though do note that the Chef’s Table offerings is limited to weekdays only. It costs SGD48. The buffet lunch and dinner are available on the same days, though it does cost SGD78 per adult at The Knolls and SGD98 at Cassia.
Address: 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Contact: 6591 5046
16. Häagen-Dazs Festive Mochi
Everyone’s favourite ice cream brand isn’t to be left out of the festive fun either— this holiday, they’ve come up with two limited edition mochi flavours: Cream Cheese and Tiramisu. Uh, sounds scrumptious already!
The Cream Cheese Mochi is light, subtle, and contains high-quality, delicately sized steamed Mochi pieces from Taiwan. The Tiramisu Mochi, on the other hand, is inspired by home-made tiramisu and featuring real Mascarpone from Italy!
The Häagen-Dazs Festive Mochi in flavours Cream Cheese and Tiramisu are available at all Häagen-Dazs stores and at selected supermarkets. It retails at SGD14.90 per pint.