Forget long hours in the kitchen with complicated recipes this Christmas. It’s better to leave the cooking to someone else. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this festive season with your loved ones than to go to a delicious all-you-can-eat Christmas buffet lunch or dinner. Here’s a list – in no particular order – of the best restaurants offering Christmas buffets.
Bountiful Christmas Feast at The Dining Room
Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5621
When: 24 December 2013, from 7pm to 10pm and 25 December 2013, from 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Price: $108++ per adult and $54++ per child (Christmas Eve Dinner); Prices: $88++ per adult and $44++ per child (Christmas Day Lunch)
For a bountiful serving of sumptuous dishes, gather with your loved ones and bask in the joy of Christmas amidst the idyllic ambience of The Dining Room. Indulge in a sumptuous buffet feast of traditional classics and festive marvels such as Roast Goose with Garlic and Sage, Garlic Rosemary Marinated Rack of Lamb as well as Chicken Galantine Stuffed with Spinach, Boursin Cheese, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Dried Apples. End off the fine feast on a saccharine note with all-time favourites like Soft Baked Chocolate Lava Cake and Yule Logs.
Celebrate Christmas Italian-style at Basilico
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715; Tel: 6725 3232
When: 7pm to 10pm on 24 December 2013 and 11am to 3:45pm on 25 December 2013
Price: $168++ per adult or $228++ per adult with free flow of champagne and $84++ per child
For a festive celebration packed with Italian flair and cheer, head to Basilico where you’ll find an extravagant spread of festive favourites. Creamy Lobster and Lemon Risotto flecked with fresh herbs, flavourful Honey Spiced Smoked Ham, and a moist, flaky Whole Baked Monkfish with Artichokes, Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes are hearty standouts, along with the true-to-tradition Rosemary Roasted Rack of Veal with Radicchio Trevisano. Indulge, too, in over 20 Italian specialty cheeses, a Burrata Bar with highlights such as Black Truffle Burrata and a Caviar station featuring a luxurious spread of Avruga, Trout, Salmon and Lobster caviar. End your meal with a sweet note with desserts such as finely crafted Panettone French Toast with Vanilla Gelato, Crème Brulée al Marsala, silky Mandarin Pannacotta, and the simple Vin Santo e Cantucci Gelato.
Festive Feast at Café Mosaic
Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558; Tel: 6311 8195
When: 6:30pm to 10:30pm on 24 and 25 December 2013
Price: $88++ per adult and $44++ per child
Revel in celebration mood at Café Mosaic as you get serenaded by Christmas carollers while dining. Feast on a variety of fresh Seafood on Ice like Live Oysters, Salmon Sashimi and Cold Crabs, roasted specialties at the carving station such as Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing & Old Port Wine Sauce and Honey Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce. The buffet also includes sumptuous mains such as Marinated Red Snapper Fillet in Spanish Style, Caramelised Celeriac Root & Butternut Squash with Marshmallows and Fortified Corn Flakes and Herbs Crusted Rack of Lamb with Peppermint Jus. There’s also extensive spread of mouth-watering desserts such as the must-have Christmas Chocolate Log Cake, Cookies, Christmas Puddings, and many more to sweeten your festive mood. Round up your celebration and toast to this festive indulgence with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Sweet Pleasures at The Landing Point
The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326; Tel: 6597 5292/93
When: Every Friday and Saturday evening from 8pm to 11pm, 27 November till 30 December 2013
Price: $48++ per adult and $24++ per child
Get ready to be charmed by chocolate this Christmas at The Landing Point in The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Prepared by the talented team of Pastry Chefs at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, this Chocolate Buffet is a decadent presentation of exquisite Christmas-themed chocolate creations. Pamper yourself with a gourmet selection of pastries, tarts and cakes including the Manjari Chocolate Yule Log and Chocolate Marshmallow Yule Log, all of which are creatively fused with chocolate. Also look forward to a selection of Christmas treats such as Christmas Puddings and cookies.
Marvellous Merriment at Ellenborough Market Café
Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281; Tel: 6239 1848/1847
When: 24 and 25 December 2013
Price: $60++ per adult and $30++ per child (Lunch); $70++ per adult and $35++ per child (Dinner)
Immerse in the delightful spirit at Ellenborough Market Café and let the fête begin with a gastronomic celebration of local, Peranakan and international cuisine. The delectable lunch and dinner buffet spread will showcase yuletide dishes such as Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Roast Beef with Thyme Jus & Shallot Confit, Honey Baked Ham, Red Wine Lamb Stew and much more. Complete the feast with traditional treats like Christmas Stollen, Log Cake, Mince Pie, as well as the local favourite Deep Fried Durian Ice-cream to sweeten the season.
Christmas Delights with an Asian Touch at Asian Market Café
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560; Tel: 6431 6156
When: 24 and 25 December 2013
Price: $55++ per person (Lunch) and $68++ per person (Dinner)
An amalgamation of festive delights infused with an Asian touch, Asian Market Café will cater to every taste bud this Yuletide season. Savour a tantalising display of seafood comprising Black Mussels, Fresh Tiger Prawns and Scallops, before embarking on a taste journey of Asian culinary treasures ranging from Thai, Japanese and Chinese to Malay and Indian fare. A mix of classic and Halal holiday favourites, injected with hints of local ￼flavours, will undoubtedly present one of the most vibrant selections of festivity served this season.
Christmas celebration in the garden at The Halia
The Halia, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569; Tel: 6287 0711
When: 10:30am to 4pm, 25 December 2013
Price: $138++ per person with free flow of sparkling wines, red and white wines, $98++ per person with choice of a glass of soft drink or juice and $38++ per child with a choice of a glass of soft drink or juice.
Celebrate the joy of Christmas Day with family and friends over a delicious feast in in the midst of the Ginger Garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Christmas brunch buffet at The Halia includes over 40 festive gourmet specialties. Indulge in delicacies such as the Braised Beef Bourguignon with Pearl Onion from the ‘hot’ station, Roast Turkey Breast as well as Crisp Belly of Free Range Pork from the ‘carving’ station and Oyster Shooters with Pickled Ginger from the ‘seafood’ station. The Halia signatures such as the Halia Chilli Crab Spaghettini will also be served. Dessert is an extravagant affair with creations like Christmas Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Christmas Brandy Fruit Cake.
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