Celebrate Christmas in Singapore with a feast this 2019
Andy Williams was right when he sang “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Indeed, Christmas is the happiest season, with plenty of get-togethers organised to round out the year. If you’re the designated “party planner” in the office—or even with loved ones—this Christmas, then you will want to study this list featuring Christmas dinner sets, buffets, and takeaways for inspiration.
1. Azur Restaurant (Crowne Plaza Changi Airport)
Frequent flyers planning a quick get-together with their loved ones this Christmas can do so at Azur Restaurant’s Festive Buffet. Located at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, the buffet spread features all your holiday favourites. Sink your teeth into their Roasted Lamb Chop and Crispy Pork Knuckles, both of which are juicy and full of robust flavour. Try their new Tom Yum Turkey, where the standard turkey is given a twist here and comes marinated in a piquant tom yum marinade.
If you’re swinging by from 1 to 15 December 2019, then you will be glad to know that you can cinch 25% off all their Christmas Festive Buffets. Don’t fret if you’re going down from 16 to 30 December 2019, as you can still cinch 20% off the spread too. Do note that the discounts are not valid on 24 and 25 December 2019.
Mon-Sun lunch: $58++
Sun-Wed dinner: $68++
Thur-Sat seafood dinner: $78++
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day lunch and dinner: $88++
Address: 75 Airport Boulevard, Level 2, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore 819664
Buffet hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6823 5354
2. Hotel Fort Canning
Escape from the hustle and bustle this Christmas and dine at the serene Hotel Fort Canning Singapore. Held at The Salon and Grand Marquee, their Christmas In The Park buffet ($108++ for Christmas Eve dinner, $138++ for Christmas Day lunch) sees a buffet spread highlighted by a juicy Roasted Traditional Tom Turkey and tantalising Honey Baked Ham that’s marinated in cinnamon and pineapple for a sweet tang.
Make your Christmas a happier affair and pay with your Maybank Credit or Debit card to get 15% off the buffet. This is a real steal, considering there are limited Christmas dining deals that fall on 24 and 25 December 2019.
Address: 11 Canning Walk, The Salon and Grand Marquee, Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore 178881
Buffet hours: 24 Dec 6pm to 10:30pm, 25 Dec 12pm to 3pm
Tel: 6799 8809 / 6559 6796
3. Oscar’s (Conrad Centennial Singapore)
Feast with your fam’ at Oscar’s and be rewarded with a massive spread of fresh seafood, roast meats, and desserts at their lunch ($65++) and dinner ($82++ for Sun-Thurs, $92++ for Fri-Sat) buffets. Start off your meal by building your own Caesar salad, where you get to toss your greens in the Parmesan cheese wheel for a touch of nutty decadence. Flooding your taste buds with beefy juiciness is the succulent USDA beef rib eye served with rosemary jus. For dessert, grab a slice of their warm and comforting bread and butter pudding.
Maybank Cardmembers can cinch 15% off the total bill from now until 31 December 2019, except on public holidays and its eves. However, if you own any of these Maybank Cards—Diamante Visa Infinite, Visa Infinite, Premier Wealth World Mastercard and World Mastercard—you get up to 20% off the total bill.
Address: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Singapore 038982
Buffet hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6432 7481
4. Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill (Park Hotel Clarke Quay)
Up your Christmas feast with a dinner under the stars at Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill’s Festive BBQ Buffet ($78++). Start off with seafood items such as the Lemon Dill Snapper and Paprika and Harissa Arrow Squid, before conquering the meat feast of Angus Beef with Herbs and Pork Belly garnished with rosemary. There will also be cold cuts, Christmas hams and mulled wine with pear to complete your meal.
You won’t need to worry about breaking the bank when you pay for the buffet with your Maybank Credit or Debit Card, as you enjoy 50% off on every second adult buffet dinner!
Address: 1 Unity Street, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983
Buffet date and time: 20, 21, 24, 27-28, 31 Dec 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6593 8855
5. Cafe Mocha (Marina Mandarin Singapore)
Save yourself the hassle of preparing a feast this Christmas and grab your goodies from Cafe Mocha! Sure to tantalise your taste buds is the Roasted Australian Lamb Rack ($110+ for 800g) that’s coated with toothsome chocolate and brandied dried fruits and nuts. Making it a full meal is the side of sauteed vegetables and red wine sauce. Do also order their Black Forest Yule Cake ($65+) boasting a creamy chocolate mousse that’s pumped up with a tangy cherry compote.
From now until 8 December 2019, Maybank Cardmembers get to enjoy 25% off any festive goodies. Thereafter, you can score 15% off any festive goodies between 9 and 26 December 2019. Go big and get one of their Festive Hampers too, as you also get 10% off when you pay with your Maybank Credit and Debit Cards up until 26 December 2019. Do note that these discounts don’t apply to the Jolly Santa Goodies.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 7:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 7:30pm
Tel: 6845 1066
6. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
A rule of thumb when going for a Christmas party: never come empty-handed. Impress your host by grabbing one of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Christmas takeaway goodies. A fail-safe item to get is their Brandy White Chocolate Chestnut Log Cake ($68 for 1kg). Rich with a decadent earthy aroma, the yule log features a vanilla sponge cake soaked in brandy and stuffed with French chestnut paste. Alternatively, get their Whole Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Brine & Giblet Cornbread Loaf ($198) if you prefer to bring something savoury.
Maybank Cardmembers can enjoy 35% off their Christmas Takeaways when you pre-order the dishes from now until 7 December 2019. Thereafter, from 8 to 24 December 2019, you can get 25% off when you order three Christmas Takeaway items.
Address: 320 Orchard Road, Lobby Level, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865
Tel: 6831 4708
7. Ginger (PARKROYAL on Beach Road)
Leave the chore of cooking for normal days, and enjoy a scrumptious Festive Buffet at Ginger (from $58++ for weekday lunch). The spread will have guests salivating, thanks to the mouth-watering Whole Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce that boasts tender meat and a selection of crustacean dishes including the well-loved Singapore Chilli Crab. There will also be plenty of Christmassy desserts gracing the spread, including the Classic Chocolate and Hazelnut Log Cake, cookies and fruitcakes.
Give your wallet a break and come by between 9 and 30 December 2019 to enjoy 20% off the buffet. If you’re coming on 24, 25 and 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2019, you can also get 10% off the buffet, so long as you book and prepay by 15 December 2019.
Address: 7500 Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Buffet hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Festive brunch buffet hours: 25 Dec 2019 & 1 Jan 2020 12pm to 5pm
Tel: 6505 5710
8. Cafe 2000 (M Hotel)
Plan a Christmas meal with your colleague at Cafe 2000 that’s conveniently located in the CBD. Tuck into a scrumptious spread of dishes at their Festive Seafood Extravaganza Buffet (from $62++) and BBQ Dinner Buffet ($88++ on Fri-Sat), including a Roasted Apricot Honey Mustard Glazed Turkey, Bone-in Honey Baked Ham, and seafood on ice. They also have an assortment of festive desserts such as the Grand Marnier Fruit Bundt and log cakes!
From now until 30 December 2019, Maybank Cardmembers are treated to 25% off, and if they come in a group of six dining adults they also enjoy a complimentary bottle of M Wines! Blackout dates apply on 24 and 25 December 2019.
Address: 81 Anson Road, M Hotel, Singapore 079908
Buffet hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6224 1133
9. Grissini (Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel)
Shake things up this Christmas with a fine meal at Italian restaurant Grissini. Located within Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, the stylish restaurant pushes out contemporary Italian dishes that are as gorgeous as they are delicious. From 2 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, they have a three- ($78++) and four-course ($88++) festive set menu. A must-try is their buttery Seabass Milanese ($32++), which comes with a tender breaded sea bass fillet, green pea puree, vine tomato and a buttered baby carrot.
Dine in a party of three with your Maybank Credit or Debit Card, as you get to order three main courses or festive set menu for the price of two. This deal is available from now until 30 December 2019, with blackout dates on 24, 25 and 31 December 2019.
Address: 392 Havelock Road, Ground Floor, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore 169663
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6233 1100
10. Ash & Elm (InterContinental Singapore)
Christmas is all about sharing, so start your meal at Ash & Elm with the Ash & Elm Platter ($28++ for small, $48++ for large), which is decked up with veal pastrami, truffle salami, foie gras with smoked duck, and other cold cuts. For something more Christmassy, order the rich Turkey Risotto ($22++) that is subtly sweet from the addition of leeks and spinach. Worth splurging on is the Noir Cherry Garden ($18++) that comprises a 72% dark chocolate mousse and sour cherry confit.
Relish in 20% off your total bill when you pick up the tab with your Maybank Credit or Debit Card from now until 30 December 2019. However, do note that blackout dates apply on 24, 25 and 31 December 2019
Address: 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6825 1008
11. LaBrezza (The St. Regis Singapore)
Feel like royalty when you dine at the elegantly designed LaBrezza at The St. Regis Singapore. The Italian restaurant is renowned for their exquisite dishes, such as the Frisella E Astice ($36++) featuring poached Boston lobster, olives, tomatoes, and basil. We were impressed by their Ravioli Del Plin In Brodo O Asciutti ($28++), where the Piedmontese agnolotti comes served with either a delicate consomme or scrummy roasting jus.
You won’t have to break the bank when dining here, as Maybank Cardmembers enjoy 15% off the festive set menus from 28 to 31 December 2019.
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Level 1, The St. Regis Singapore, Singapore 247911
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6506 6884
12. The Dining Room (Sheraton Towers Singapore)
You will definitely have a merry Christmas at The Dining Room’s Festive Buffet ($62++ for lunch, $78++ for dinner), thanks to the gourmet feast laid out. Adding an Asian twist to the Christmas dishes, the buffet spread sees unique creations such as the tantalising Honey Rock Hoisin Turkey, scrummy Slow Roasted Bulgogi Ribeye, and the Lobster Mac & Cheese with Truffle that’s extremely decadent in taste.
Shave 15% off your total bill when you pick up the bill with your Maybank Credit or Debit Card. This deal will run from 2 to 31 December 2019, but excludes public holidays and its eves. Do note that advance reservation is required.
Address: 39 Scotts Road, Sheraton Towers Singapore, Singapore 228230
Tel: 6839 5621
Celebrate Christmas with a feast!
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Photos taken by Ian Teoh,Cindy Yong, Lim An, John Lery Villanueva, and Daren Khek.
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