Chinese New Year hotel buffets and restaurant promotions
There’s no better way to spend Chinese New Year than with loads of meaningful conversations, cosy gatherings, and good food. But dining out during this festive period can be difficult, with some restaurants close throughout the Chinese New Year period. To help with your reunion dinner plans, we’ve compiled a list of hotel buffets and restaurants to check out this Chinese New Year. These restaurants offer plenty of exciting promotions with Citi Cards, making it great to pop by for a bountiful feast.
1. Marriott Cafe (Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel)
Located right in the middle of Orchard Road, Marriott Cafe’s convenient location means everyone can take part in a satisfying meal without too much of a hassle. Their lunch buffet (from $59++) dishes up a wide range of international cuisine, and we’re huge fans of the carving station. It comprises an assortment of roasted meats, including a whole slab of sirloin that’s cooked to a nice pink centre. It also comes with a wide range of condiments, such as garlic confit and whole-grain mustard, that complement the meats nicely.
Make sure to bring along a Citi Card because Cardmembers will get a whopping 50% off their total bill when dining here. This promotion is only valid until 31 March, so head down before then! Blackout dates apply on 24, 25 and 26 January.
2. Asian Market Cafe (Fairmont Singapore)
With a heavy focus on local fare, Asian Market Cafe pushes out a tasty selection of comforting dishes such as roti prata, satay, and their trademark durian pudding. This halal-certified buffet also features several seasonal dishes during this period, and you can look forward to goodies such as steamed kelong fish Hong Kong style, prawn paste chicken, and roasted duck with hoisin sauce. The latter impresses with juicy and succulent meat that’s accompanied with flavourful skin. Prices start from $70++ for lunch, and $80++ for dinner from Sundays to Thursdays. Take note that this promotion is valid from Sundays to Thursdays only, with blackout dates on the eve, first and second day of Chinese New Year.
Grab a friend for this tasty feast because there’s a 1-for-1 deal on the Lunar New Year buffet from 20 January to 8 February for all Citi Cardmembers.
3. Plate (Carlton City Hotel)
It’s a good idea to bring the party down to Plate, as there’s a complimentary Classic Abundance Salmon Yu Sheng for groups of six people and above. The Reunion Weekday Buffet Lunch ($68++) also plays host to plenty of seasonal treats including bak kwa, eight-treasure fried rice, and an addictive serving of egg noodles with crabmeat and yellow chives. I particularly liked the drunken prawn station, where live tiger prawns are cooked to order and served in an aromatic herbal broth that’s kissed with a touch of Shaoxing wine.
From now till 7 February, Citi Cardmembers will get to enjoy a 1-for-1 promotion on the lunch buffet on weekdays. Conveniently located next to the CBD, this cosy restaurant is an ideal venue for company gatherings. This promotion is not valid on the eve of Chinese New Year.
Address: 1 Gopeng Street, Level 3, Carlton City Hotel Singapore, Singapore 078862
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm
Tel: 6632 8922
4. Summer Place (Regent Singapore)
Awarded with a Michelin star for three consecutive years, Summer Palace serves up a tantalising selection of classic Cantonese fare and dim sum dishes. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, with plenty of red and gold accents to revel in the festive atmosphere. There is a total of 11 specially curated menus this Chinese New Year, and prices start from $98++ per person. For this price, you’ll be treated to an eight-course lunch alongside a trio of popular dim sum favourites. Take note that there needs to be a minimum of four diners to enjoy this tasty menu.
Citi Cardmembers will enjoy 15% off any of the CNY set menus, as well as a complimentary nian gao fish for set menus that cost $1,388++ and above. This promotion is only valid until 7 February. Blackout dates apply from 24 January to 26 January and 31 January.
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 3, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6725 3288
5. Soup Restaurant
Save the hassle of cooking up a storm during CNY, and drop by one of Soup Restaurant’s 15 outlets to collect their Reunion Take Away Set ($308+). You can also opt for delivery to your doorstep at $25. This sumptuous spread feeds five, and comes with the restaurant’s signature Samsui Ginger Chicken, Baby Abalone Yu Sheng, Wellness Abalone Treasure Pot, and Traditional Steamed Rice with Mushroom and Chinese Sausage.
Using a Citi Card to pay for your purchase from now until 9 February will net you $20 off this tasty feast, giving an additional reason to cheer during this festive period.
Chinese New Year doesn’t mean that we have to focus entirely on Chinese cuisine. Make room for a slice of Italian fare with Spizza. This home-grown pizza chain has been around for over 18 years, and is known for its wood-fired thin-crust pizzas. Pizza Kung Pao ($24++) is a seasonal pizza flavour that features fiery kung pao chicken alongside cashew nuts, tomato sauce, dried chilli, spring onions, and a blanket of gooey mozzarella.
The restaurant offers free delivery for orders above $60, and Citi Cardmembers will also get to enjoy a 10% discount when they place their delivery or self-collect an order online with promo code ‘PROMOCITI10’. A minimum spend of $30 applies. Like the other promotions on this list, this deal won’t be around for long and is only valid till 13 February.
7. Paradise Group of restaurants
Adding on to the list of restaurants with lavish yu sheng, the Paradise Group of restaurants offers an impressive Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng that can serve eight guests. This colourful dish is great for kickstarting the festive mood, and comes with different ingredients of varying textures. The tangy plum sauce and canned abalone also take this dish up to the next level.
It is available for takeaway at all Beauty in The Pot, Paradise Dynasty, Canton Paradise (excluding Changi Airport T3 and Westgate), Paradise Classic and Paradise Hotpot outlets. Citi Cardmembers looking to get this tasty treat before 9 February will get to enjoy 10% off as well.
8. Oscar’s (Conrad Centennial Singapore)
Known for serving up a wide variety of international fare, including a scrumptious bowl of Singapore-style laksa, Oscar’s is a favourite amongst buffet aficionados. Dinner prices go for $78++ from Sundays to Thursdays, and $88++ on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is also offering plenty of seasonal treats such as drunken blue prawns during this period.
Citi Cardmembers will relish in getting 30% off the CNY Dinner Buffet from 20 January to 2 February, making it a great deal to check out in the evening. This offer is not valid on 25 and 26 January.
Address: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Singapore 038982
Buffet hours: Daily 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6432 7481
9. Spring Court
With 91 years of history, Spring Court is also the oldest family-run restaurant in Singapore. This legendary restaurant is now helmed by third-generation owners, and is a popular place for family gatherings and large group meals. The restaurant also offers seasonal Chinese New Year set menus for a group of 10 diners, with prices starting from $688++ and $788++ for Chinese New Year Eve. The restaurant’s signature roasted whole boneless suckling pig is also available in Set Menu C ($968++), and has an irresistible crackling.
Citi Cardmembers will receive a $50 return voucher with any purchase of the set menus from now till 29 February, giving an additional reason to revisit this iconic restaurant. Blackout dates apply on 24 January.
10. Han’s & Hanis Cafe
CNY dinner is only complete with a colourful serving of Yu Sheng. Homegrown cafe, Han’s, and its halal-certified sister cafe, Hanis, are serving two different types of auspicious yu sheng that are bound to look great at any dining table. The Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng (from $38+) is topped with generous slices of smoked salmon, while the Prosperity Yu Sheng (from $58+) comes complete with flavourful abalone slices.
From now till 8 February, Citi Cardmembers will get to enjoy 10% off any yu sheng takeaway, perfect for potluck gatherings during this festive period. This exclusive deal is only valid for counter payment only.
Feast on these tasty CNY deals
With so many exciting Chinese New Year deals to choose from, it’s easy to get spoilt for choice. My best bit of advice when planning for a group meal is to get everyone to double confirm their attendance a day before. This way, there’s no need to worry about no-shows or last-minute attendees popping in.
It’s also a good idea to take advantage of the assortment of dining privilege options available with Citi Cards. From fine dining to casual meals across a wide variety of cuisines, there ought to be a dining deal for any occasion. This includes 1-for-1 buffet promotions, return vouchers, up to 50% off the total bill, complimentary food items, and more.
Photos taken by John Lery Villanueva.
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