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8 Restaurants With Christmas Dinners And Buffets So You Can Have Fuss-Free Festive Gatherings

27th November 2023

Christmas dinners and buffets 2023

In the blink of an eye, we’ve reached that time of the year again—sleigh bells are ringing and it’s time to treat your loved ones to a hearty festive meal! With a plethora of choices out there, it can be challenging to even begin planning where to bring your friends and family. Don’t sweat it as our list of the best Christmas dinners and buffets for 2023 will save you the hassle.

1. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

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Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is the ideal spot for Muslim-friendly yuletide buffet this EOY. From 20 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, you get to enjoy a wide variety of buffet classics and festive treats, all free-flow. For starters, enjoy a seafood spread comprising oysters, salmon sashimi, baby rock lobster, and creamy shrimp risotto. For the meat lovers, indulge in their festive selection of Beef Wellington, roasted turkey, glazed honey chicken ham with cranberry sauce and more! 

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We can’t forget about desserts—those with a sweet tooth can keep a lookout for their Christmas cookies, puddings, and log cakes. Don’t sleep on their new Lychee Ginger Log Cake, starring fresh lychees, and a touch of spicy ginger. 

Their Christmas buffet is priced from $108++ per adult and $25++ per child, with prices varying across the festive period.

FYI: All adults can enjoy 50% off the festive buffet, while kids under the age of five can dine in for free with every paying adult!

Make your reservations here!

Address: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore 169075
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9:30pm
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is halal-certified.

2. Surrey Hills Grocer

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Surrey Hills Grocer is a popular Australian cafe-grocer with four branches across the country. Good news, they have a dine-in Christmas menu comprising mains, desserts, and festive drinks that will get you in the holiday spirit! Take note that the Christmas menu is now available at the Surrey Hills ION and Raffles City outlets, while you can get it at their Woodleigh outlet from December 2023. For cheese lovers: their festive menu sees Baked Truffle Cheese ($24++), starring chilli honey as the main ingredient for a subtly spicy touch. To pair with this, get their Christmas Roasted Salmon ($34++), a nice alternative to the usual roasted chicken or ham. The dish comes with baked salmon, served with herb cream cheese dressing.

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A festive drink sounds just about right to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Surrey Hills Grocer has a few cocktails available for the season—there’s the Fireside Spiced Apple Cocktail ($25++) featuring herb apple tea and spiced rum, topped with fresh apple slices. If you can’t take alcohol, opt for the Tropical Mistletoe Mocktail ($10++) instead. This fruity drink is a harmonious blend of apples, hibiscus tea, as well as pineapple and cranberry juice. 

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Surrey Hills Grocer is not halal-certified.

3. Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore

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Enjoy a Christmas feast with a local twist at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024. Priced from $52++ per adult and $26++ per child, their halal-certified festive buffet sees a wide selection of Western and local fare. Think Old School Chicken Wings and Otah Otah in Banana Leaves sharing space with the likes of their Salt Baked Whole Salmon with Dill Hollandaise, and Whole-Baked Barramundi with Local Spices and Pickles. If Western food is your cup of tea, look forward to their Trio Cheese-baked Boston Lobster and Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek. 

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The festive season isn’t complete without log cakes—keep your eyes peeled for free-flow portions of their Valrhona Chocolate Caramelia Banana Pecan Log Cake. For something simple yet sophisticated, there’s the Classic Vanilla and Pear Confit Log Cake as well.

Make your reservations here!

Address: 7500 Beach Road, Level 1, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 10pm
Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore is halal-certified.

4. JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La

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Ring in the festive cheer with halal-certified J65 at JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La this jolly season. Running from 3 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, their festive buffet starts from $88++ per adult and $44++ per child. Shaking up the traditional roast turkey is their Nyonya Style Roasted Boneless Turkey, marinated in aromatic Nyonya spices! The wide range of meat and seafood will not disappoint here either, and offers a huge bang for your buck. Start with the Braised Black Angus Beef, starring fork-tender cuts of juicy beef, and follow that with their Seafood Thermidor—a combination of cheesy and creamy flavours.

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While log cakes are indispensable to a festive feast, you can also opt for something different with their Durian Pengat and Christmas Stollen. The former will be to your liking if you enjoy rich and smooth durian desserts, whereas the latter is great for those who love a classic Christmassy treat. Don’t forget to pair these treats with their free-flow beverages! 

Make your reservations here!

Address: 1A Cuscaden Road, JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La, Singapore 249716
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm (lunch), Mon-Sun 6pm to 9:30pm (dinner), Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm (high tea)
Tel: 6831 4374
J65 at JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La is halal-certified.

5. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

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From 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore has a Christmas spread that includes lunch, dinner, brunch, and even afternoon tea. If you’re planning to drop by for their Festive Weekend Brunch (from $158++ per adult), you can look forward to a range of fancy finger foods such as the Wagyu Beef Tartare on Toast, and Mini Lobster Rolls with Nomad Caviar. Else, stick with the classic Festive Lunch or Dinner Buffet (from $78++ per adult) and indulge in their freshly carved turkey!

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Take this as your sign to share heartfelt conversations with your loved ones over their Festive Afternoon Tea (from $58++ per adult). You can either visit The Courtyard or The Landing Point for a different menu and ambience! The former, situated in the heart of the Fullerton Building, is where you can enjoy a selection of sweet-savoury treats, including the Roasted Prime Beef on Brioche, Rum Fruitcake and more. Otherwise, the latter boasts a lavish space for you to relish their flavourful Madras Curry Turkey and Smoked Salmon with Lemon Jelly, and the Pistachio Vanilla Briolette that’s shaped like a Christmas tree.

Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Tel: 6333 8388
La Brasserie, Town Restaurant, The Courtyard, and The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore are not halal-certified.

6. Chin Lee Tea & Dine

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Not all Christmas dinners and buffets have to be about turkey and log cakes—for a very Chinese Christmas, visit Chin Lee Tea & Dine. They are known for their Teochew fare, and this Christmas, they’re offering a Festive Menu, priced at $708++, which can feed eight to 10 people—a good deal for you and your extended family. Their Festive Menu will be available till 31 December 2023, and you can enjoy 10% off for dine-in on weekdays!

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The Festive Menu sees a wide array of seafood dishes, including Clam Bee Hoon, Steamed Pomfret, Stir-fried Prawn, and Shark’s Fin with Crabmeat Soup. Don’t worry if seafood is not your thing—they also serve Roasted Chicken and Peach Gum Yam Paste, which are some must-haves in any Chinese restaurant.

Address: 133 Canberra View, #02-01/03, Canberra Plaza, Singapore 750133
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 4.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm
Chin Lee Tea & Dine is not halal-certified.

7. Tanglin Cookhouse

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For a festive meal that won’t break the bank, Tanglin Cookhouse has got you covered with their lunch and dinner course meals modestly priced from $48++ for a three-course meal, and $68++ for four courses. Start your dinner course meal with their Smoked Salmon and Prawns starring horseradish cream, as well as gingerflower and lime vinaigrette for a citrusy touch. Next, there’s a Pork and Lamb Scotch Egg, made better with spiced poached pear puree. Moving on to the mains, you can choose one out of four dishes. If you can’t decide, their Christmas Turkey Wellington that’s packed with baby spinach, cranberries, haricot, and caramelised onion is an ideal choice. Alternatively, the Crispy Roasted Pork Belly served with crispy fennel, spiced apple, and celery seed slaw makes for a moreish main too.

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End your meal on a sweet note with their Christmas-coded desserts: the beautifully layered Gingerbread and White Chocolate Mousse Trifle, or the classic but gold Christmas Bread and Butter Pudding. 

Address: 163 Tanglin Road, #01-106, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
Tel: 6235 9382
Tanglin Cookhouse is not halal-certified. 

8. Alkove Bistro

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French-inspired cafe Alkove Bistro is one for the books this jolly season. You can indulge in their Christmas Sharing Menu from 15 December 2023 to 8 January 2024, which is reasonably priced from $76++ for two people, and $148++ for four. Start your meal with their Prosciutto Salad for a tasty medley of rocket, hosui pear, pomegranate, and bocconcini, with a balsamic glaze as the finishing touch. Even better, their Baked Turkey Ham comes with a side of mashed potato as well as dipping sauces such as an apricot-pommery glaze, and a sweet cranberry sauce. If you like pairing vegetables with your meat, the Smoked Spring Chicken makes for a great choice. It’s served with chestnut, brussel sprouts, and sauteed local mushrooms!

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Your meal is not complete without desserts—give their Buche de Noel a shot for a winning combination of croissant pudding, mixed berries, and chocolate ganache.

Read our Alcove Bistro feature!

Address: 163 Tanglin Road, #01-106, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
Tel: 6235 9382
Alkove Bistro is not halal-certified.

Best Christmas dinners and buffets for your loved ones

All there’s left to do is make your reservations, and eat to your heart’s content at these restaurants that serve the best Christmas dinners and buffets. If you’re staying home this Christmas, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas deliveries for your festive gatherings. And of course, we’ve got you covered with the best Christmas log cakes to indulge in besides Christmas dinners and buffets, including classic yule logs to avant-garde creations.

10 Christmas Deliveries For Your Festive Gatherings—Turkey, Roast Ham And Many More

This post was brought to you by Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore, and JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La. 

Feature image adapted from JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore and Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

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