Fabulous Festive Menus For The Perfect Way To Celebrate Christmas And The New Year

by Nida

It’s time to gather (five) family and friends and dine in restaurants once again

Make most of the 5-pax dining-in rule to enjoy what restaurants have to offer this holiday season. From traditional faves to Asian-inspired menus, their sumptuous eats will make this a season to remember.

The Fullerton Hotel

Savour free-flowing brunch or dinner spreads that will delight gourmands of all ages. At Town Restaurant, enjoy hot servings of holiday roasts from a live carving station: Acacia honey-glazed champagne ham, traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, and more. At La Brasserie, weekend brunch is elevated by holiday specials such as slow-roasted Angus prime ribs, roasted rosemary Colorado lamb leg, and bourbon orange-glazed Champagne ham. Alternatively you can enjoy two- or three-course set lunches at The Courtyard or celebratory Chinese dishes at Jade.

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach (Beach Road Kitchen)

To be completely spoilt for choice, go with Beach Road Kitchen’s festive feasts. The restaurant will present its signature Chefs-on-Show Buffet every Friday to Sunday, to provide traditional roasts, seafood specialties, Asian dishes and Italian favourites.

Savour unlimited servings of artisanal cheese, charcuterie, seafood, pastas and even roasted turkey and honey glazed ham from the carvery station. Those with a sweet tooth will also be able to indulge in cakes as well as chocolates like the Sweet Raspberry Logcake, Maple Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheese Cake and more.

One Farrer Hotel

Host a Christmas get-together in perfect privacy at Nest at One Farrer. A special set menu offers an exuberant combination of flavours and textures in dishes such as Lobster Avocado Timbale, Slow-cooked Turkey and Ariaga 55% Chocolate Cake served with pistachio ice cream. Every four diners partaking in the Christmas set menu will receive a complimentary bottle of house wine to mark the occasion.

Over at Escape Restaurant, the steakhouse presents a savoury collection of specials to put you in a merry mood. Available individually or as a sharing platter for two, dishes include juicy Pork Knuckle, spicy Szechuan Spring Chicken, and succulent Cheese Sausage Snails. We strongly suggest ending the meal with the Crêpes Suzette Flambé that’s doused in Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey. Diners will enjoy two complimentary glasses of Tiger Beer with each platter ordered.

Pan Pacific Singapore

Starting 26 November, enjoy a host of dining experiences at Pan Pacific Singapore. Gather loved ones for extravagant festive buffet spreads at Edge. Highlights include Roasted Mustard-rubbed Beef Prime Ribs, and Foie Gras Slider. Over Christmas weekend, indulge in Herbs-Roasted Whole Turkey and Honey-Glazed Virginia Ham, while the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brings dishes like Brick Oven-Roasted Herbed Lamb Leg, and Sous Vide Beef Cheek and Buttered Potato Purée.

For celebrations with an oriental flare, head to Hai Tien Lo for its six-course Cantonese menu. You can also visit Keyaki for specially curated Winter set lunch and dinner selections. The Japanese restaurant offers an eight-course New Year set menu as well as a la carte dishes such as the Traditional Osechi Plate, brimming with ingredients conveying blessings for success, good health, wealth and longevity, and Ozoni, a Japanese New Year soup.

Finally, don’t forget to grab the hotel’s signature festive ornament, a handmade piece in collaboration with Paper Carpenter. It is presented as part of Pan Pacific Singapore’s festive dining offerings. Alternatively, buy it at ppsinshop.com and Pacific Marketplace from 11 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.

Parkroyal Collection Pickering

Ring in the holidays at Lime Restaurant by Parkroyal Collection Pickering. From 26 November till 30 December, satisfy your cravings with hearty dishes like Roasted Salmon Fillet with Baby Potato with Salmoriglio Sauce, Red Wine Miso Glazed Pork Ribs and Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham as well as dreamy desserts like Cream Cheese Strawberry Sudachi.

On Christmas Eve, dine on Half Shell Scallop and Crab Remoulade Salad with Avocado Mousse and Mango Jelly, while Christmas Day brings an array of festive favourites such as Fresh Oysters, Wok-fried White Pepper Crab and irresistible desserts such as Yoghurt Passion Apricot.

If afternoon tea is more of your jam, gather loved ones for Yuletide Tiers of Joy and savour the holiday-inspired selection which includes Chilli Crab Lobster Quiche, Éclair with Crab Meat Remoulade and Lychee Rose Yule Log Cake, just to name a few.

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Butcher’s Block at Raffles Hotel Singapore has introduced Turducken as a part of chef de cuisine Jordan Keao’s signature multi-course festive Tour De Force experience. This time-limited seasonal delicacy is a culinary marvel of turkey, duck and chicken layered together and perfectly smoked to delicious heights over wood-fire. The dish is exclusively available from 22 December to 2 January 2022 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays), and as an a la carte option on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Don’t miss out on other festive fare at Raffles Hotel. At The Grand Lobby, savour a selection of luscious pastries and sweet treats, including chestnut profiterole, mincemeat pie, festive fruit cake, spiced apple Gingerbread Man and cranberry scones. Special year-end menus featuring specially-sourced premium produce and seasonal flavours can also be experienced at Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse, La Dame de Pic and 藝 yì by Jereme Leung.

Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore

Satay turkey, anyone? This year, Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore is introducing a unique recipe from Carousel’s Asian Kitchen that is designed to pay homage to Singapore’s beloved food culture. The first of its kind, the turkey is well-marinated with ginger, lemongrass and Malay spices for a total of 12 hours. Look forward to trying the local turkey rendition at Carousel’s buffet counters during Carousel’s Christmas dinner.

Other highlights on the festive menu include Turkey Breast Saltimbocca with Sage and Cranberry, Mixed Seafood Thermidor in Cheese Gratin and Baked Whole Seabass Papillote. Goodies such as German Dresden Stollen, Logcakes, Festive Cookies and Hot Christmas Pudding will also be included in the holiday-inspired feast.

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Enjoy a fabulous French dinner at Sofitel Singapore City Centre this Yuletide. Boasting a semi-buffet, Sofitel’s Racines restaurant will absolutely spoil guests on Christmas Eve with its repertoire of small plates specials and French highlights.

Try a generous seafood platter before moving on to turkey and fingerling potatoes or a roasted rack of lamb to be paired with rosemary mustard and sauteed French beans. As for sweets, pick between treats like the Coffee Chocolate Almond Tart and Fraiser Swiss roll with homemade berry jam and vanilla cream. Yum.

Swissotel Merchant Court

Arrive at Ellenborough Market Cafe hungry because its Festive A La Carte Buffet offers an incredible spread of dishes, be it lunch, dinner or high tea. At lunch and dinner, dine on Peranakan classics, roasted delights, international flavours and Yuletide desserts. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, enjoy the Roasted Nyonya Garam Masala Turkey served with spicy granny smith apple sauce and achar.

The Festive A La Carte High Tea Buffet has over 50 local and international dishes such as Kueh Pie Tie and Smoked Turkey Ham & Cheese Finger Sandwiches. End the meal with specially created cocktails for the season—Old Spices Negroni, Kringle Flip and Santa’s Smash—the last of which is a tantalising mix of bourbon, rosemary syrup, lemon and cranberry juice.