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There’s no need to toil in the kitchen for festive cheer when the restaurants are serving it up. If you plan on dining out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, now’s the time to book those reservations. Here’s a guide to a list of great restaurants around town that will be serving up special prix fixes and themed dishes, ranging from relatively inexpensive to fairly ridiculous.

Under $50:

Earle Swensen’s
At all Earle Swensen’s outlets: VivoCity (Tel: 6272 3306), JEM (Tel: 6734 7712) & Changi Airport T3 (Tel: 6443 7123)

Price: $29.80++ or $33.80++ per person for four-course meal

Earle's Swensen's Christmas set meal

Earle’s Swensen’s Christmas set meal

Tuck into a heartening Christmas set meal at Earle Swensen’s. Kick off the meal with a glorious spread of greens at the refreshing, all-you-can-eat Free Flow Buffet Salad Bar, followed by the freshly-made Roasted Pumpkin Soup with roasted almond silvers and a drizzle of fresh cream. For the entrée, pick your choice of Earle’s Traditional Christmas Platter ($33.80++), a luscious combination of oven-roasted turkey roll and pan-seared honey-baked ham served with tangy cranberry jam accompanied with smooth gratin potatoes, chestnuts and a bed of seasonal vegetables or Earle’s Christmas Sausage Platter ($29.80++), assorted sausages with a healthy douse of homemade onion sauce and savoury honey mustard accompanied with creamy, silky-smooth mash and seasonable vegetables. Finish your meal with a decadently-rich, incredibly smooth Ice Cream Brownie.


Charly T’s
112 East Coast Road, #03-015, 112 Katong, Singapore 428802; Tel: 66364701

Price: $35++ per person for three-course meal

Charly T's Famous Rotisserie Chicken

Charly T’s Famous Rotisserie Chicken

Celebrate this festive season with Charly T’s signature rotisserie chicken, marinated for over 13 hours before being slow-cooked rotisserie-style. Choose your mains from the menu favourites such as the Cordon Bleu, served with CT Fries, Kalua Pork, served with Fresh Vegetable and Homemade BBQ and Spicy Sauces or 1 Whole Rotisserie Original Recipe Chicken (good for 2 persons), served with 4 choices of sides and homemade sauces, along with a starter which is Chef’s soup of the day and choice of dessert such as Molten Cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or Apple Strudel with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.


Fish & Co.
Available at all Fish & Co. outlets.

Price: $49.95++ per set for two persons

Seafood Platter for Two

Seafood Platter for Two

This Christmas, enjoy a medley of fresh ocean catches prepared with a Cajun twist. Specially created for this festive season, the Jingle Bells Special set comes with two soups, two drinks of your choice and a generous platter for two to share. The platter comes with a steaming flavourful of king prawns, tiger prawns, scallops, blue mussels and clams. Served with a side of corn, the freshest seafood is grilled to perfection and tossed up with Fish and Co.’s unique Cajun spice blend and olive oil. Choices of beverage offered include Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Coke, Sprite, Paris Passion, Kola Tonic or Passion Fruit.


Under $100:

Si Chuan Dou Hua
At all Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurants: Parkroyal on Beach Road (Tel: 6505 5722), Parkroyal on Kitchener Road (Tel: 6428 3170) and Top of UOB Plaza (Tel: 6535 6006)

Price: $68++ per person for six-course meal

Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

Welcome yuletide with oriental feasts at Si Chuan Dou Hua this Christmas. The luxurious set menu feature the classic turkey alongside the restaurant’s specialities such as Double-boiled Abalone with Sea Whelk and Conpoy (鲜鲍鱼炖响螺汤), Pan-fried Lamb Chop (古法煎羊扒) and Silver Cod in Ginger and Onion Sauce (葱烧鳕鱼). Desserts also take on a merry touch in the well-liked Deep-fried Green Tea Glutinous Rice Ball (绿茶炸汤丸), served in a festive green colour and oozing with piping hot custard, and the delightfully chilled Black Glutinous Rice Puree with Coconut Sauce (椰汁紫米露). You’ll also get to bring home memories of the day with a limited edition Royal Copenhagen collectible plate worth $68 with every bill.


District 10 Bar & Restaurant
81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-15/16/17, UE Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 239917; Tel: 6738 4788

Price: $88++ per person for four-course meal

District 10 Bar & Restaurant

District 10 Bar & Restaurant

Indulge in the Assorted Christmas Platter, a selection of cold cuts with pickles, oven baked puff pastry filled with wild mushrooms and light cream sauce, smoked salmon with condiments and Coffin Bay oysters with lemon jelly. Savour signature festive delights such as Roasted Turkey with Cranberries Sauce and Sautéed Dutch Veal Scallops in White Wine Sauce. For a sweet ending, the Traditional Italian Panettone with Chocolate Chips Ice Cream and Warm Marsala Zabaglione and Christmas Log Cake will do the trick.


Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5623

Price: $128++ per person

Baked Abalone Rice in Mini Pumpkin

Baked Abalone Rice in Mini Pumpkin

Indulge in an exquisite Cantonese experience at the award-winning Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant as you warm your heart and palate with tantalising dishes like Baked Abalone Rice in Mini Pumpkin as well as Steamed Rice Vermicelli with Crab Claw on a bed of Steamed Egg White.


Restaurant HOME
392 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall, S(678046); Tel: 6465 1698

Price: $58+ or $98+ per person for five-course meal (minimum of 2 pax)

Restaurant HOME Christmas dishes

Restaurant HOME Christmas dishes

This Christmas, experience the joy of being at home with your family and friends at Restaurant HOME. You will be spoilt for choice with three different set menus to choose from. The Christmas set menus include the chef’s signature dishes, such as Lychee Wood Barbecued Duck with Special Duck Sauce, Chilled Egg Beancurd topped with Caviar and Garlic Sauce and Wasabi Prawn or Pumpkin Soup with Japanese Mirin and Lobster meat served in Mini Pumpkin. You can also look forward to the hefty Bone-in Beef Tomahawk Steak Served with Three Dips, a special cut of beef that Chef Tan recommends. Other dishes include Pan-fried Wagyu Beef Steak with Black Truffle Sea Salt, Steamed Sea Perch with Chrysanthemum Mango Sauce, Stewed Soft Pork Ribs served in Pumpkin with Mantou, Baked Lobster with Mentaiko and Cheese Cream, and Bone-in Beef Tomahawk Steak served with Three Kinds of Dips (Red Wine Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce, Mustard Sauce).


7Adam Restaurant Gallery
7 Adam Park Singapore 289926 Restaurant ; Tel: 6467 0777

Price: $97++ per person for four-course meal

Pan Seared Masala Atlantic Cod

Pan Seared Masala Atlantic Cod

Kick start your Christmas fiesta with a Spanish Omelette that is given a luxurious twist with a dainty poached egg and Oscietra Caviar, followed by Veloute of Sweet Peas Soup with Wild Berries Coulis and Crème Fraiche. For the mains, either pamper your taste buds with the Grilled Wagyu Striploin served with Truffle Potato Puree, Fricasse of Asparagus, Green Lime Infused Beef Jus or let the beautiful medley of flavours of the Pan Seared Masala Atlantic Cod with Chirozo, Puree of Carrot Infused with Cumin, Tomato and Mango Salsa with a Saffron Cream Sauce work its charm on your taste buds. End your meal with a warm Sticky Date Pudding laced with Brandy Butter Scotch, Cocoa Crumble and Vanilla Ice-cream or the light and fluffy Pavlova, with Summer Berries, Raspberry, Chantilly Cream and Passion Fruit Sorbet.


Balzac Brasserie & Bar
#01-01, Rendezvous Gallery, 9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559; Tel: 6336 0797

Price: $98++ per person for three-course meal

Grilled Kurobuta Pork Belly served with Onion & Potato Mousseline Dijon Mustard Emulsion

Grilled Kurobuta Pork Belly served with Onion & Potato Mousseline Dijon Mustard Emulsion

This Christmas, let Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois from Balzac Brasserie & Bar gives you a taste of French festivities. The three-course meal is preceded by an amuse bouche of Smoked Salmon Rilette Served with Bread and paired with a glass of festive aperitif – Cremant De Bourgogne Brut NV, Pierre Ferraud & Fils (sparkling wine). You will then be spoilt for choice with 3 types of appetisers, mains and desserts. The appetiser selection includes the popular French starter, Foie Gras Terrine with Port Wine & Toasted Farmer’s Bread, the Cooked Warm Asparagus Salad with Egg Mimosa & Aquitaine Caviar or Balzac’s signature appetiser Lobster Bisque with Baby Mozambique Prawns. The main course choices include the Papillote of Atlantic Sea Scallop with Steamed Green Zucchini & Morel Mushroom (Atlantic sea scallop baked in parchment paper) or more hearty dishes such as the tender and juicy Pan-Seared Angus Beef Tenderloin with Braised Baby Romaine Lettuce and Potato Gratin, laced with Truffle Sauce, and the Grilled Kurobuta Pork Belly with Onion & Potato Mousseline, served with Dijon Mustard Emulsion – a dip into the crème fraiche and mustard -infused sauce accentuates the flavours of the succulent premium pork belly. To conclude the celebratory meal, select from the Pan-Fried Sauteed French Winter Fruits with Ginger Bread Ice-cream, the French classic layered pastry dessert – Home-made Apple Mille Feuille with Vanilla Pastry Cream, or the Duet of Chocolate Mousse with Salted Sable and Sweet Cherry Confit –a melodious blend of flavours featuring the traditional French savoury cookie.


8 Sentosa Gateway, Level 2, Hotel Michael, Singapore 098269; Tel: 6577 8888

Price: $68++ per person for four-course meal

Rosemary and Kaffir leaves milk poached halibut fillet Porcini mushroom broth and Palio Mashed Potatoes

Rosemary and Kaffir leaves milk poached halibut fillet Porcini mushroom broth and Palio Mashed Potatoes

Succulent Tuscan delights await you at Palio this Christmas. Italian Chef Davide Bizzari has come up with a festive menu featuring the flavours of Tuscany. Key highlights include: Sicilian Smoked Swordfish with flame grilled bell peppers & pomegranate emulsion, Rosemary & Kaffir leaves milk poached halibut fillet and Braised Beef Short Ribs in Red wine, prunes & cranberries


Under $150:

INDOCAFE – The White House 
35 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228227; Tel: 6733 2656

Price: $88++ per person for five-course meal and $108++ per person for six-course meal. For wine pairing option, add an additional $48++ and $62++ respectively.

INDOCAFE - the white house Festive Indulgence

INDOCAFE – the white house Festive Indulgence

Celebrate a heartwarming Christmas with family and friends with a sumptuous spread of exquisite Nonya delights at INDOCAFE – the white house. Ease into the festive feasting with a tantalizing tasting platter of traditional Peranakan treats to whet the appetite – crispy Kueh Pie Tee with luscious fillings, silky and aromatic Nonya Otah and robustly-flavoured Ngoh Hiang. Thereafter, enjoy the cool, succulent flesh of the sweet and tangy Lobster Salad before delving into a beautifully garnished portion of the mouth-watering Ikan Masak Merah. Savour the juicy and fragrant Tasmanian Beef Satay Cubes, chunks of tenderised, grilled meat complemented with nutty sauce. The hearty Aromatic Spice Turkey will satisfy your festive cravings with a Peranakan twist, served with Sayur Lodeh, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, a mildly spiced and creamy vegetable stew best enjoyed over a generous portion of steamed white rice. A lavish dessert of Bird’s Nest with Coconut Jelly in Lemongrass Soup concludes the meal on a sweet and pleasantly refreshing note.


OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321; Tel: 6634 4555 

Price: $145++ per person for five-course meal

ME@OUE Christmas Menu

ME@OUE Christmas Menu

Dine in style with a stunning views of Marina Bay this Christmas. The five-course Christmas menu at ME@OUE offers unique flavours from Japanese, French and Chinese cuisines, and is a guaranteed rare treat this holiday. The menu features a Sashimi Platter, Foie Gras Poëlé with Clémentine Marmalade and Verbena Syrup, Steamed Cod with Fresh Beancurd Skin and Black Fungus, “Chapon” with Chestnut Variation, Butternut Squash, Black truffle and Chicken Jus and “Christmas Chocolate Sphere A la Mandarine” with Mandarin and Lime Gelée, Orange Sponge Biscuit, Chocolate Sphere Dark Chocolate Crémeux and Mandarin Sorbet.


Absinthe Restaurant Francais
72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860; Tel: 6222 9068

Price: $128++ per person for six-course meal

Absinthe Restaurant Francais

Absinthe Restaurant Francais

Delight in a luxurious French spread from Absinthe’s Christmas Eve six-course menu. Start your meal with the Duo of Lobster Marinated and Crispy, Hollandaise sauce with Caviar, followed by Japanese Scallops “a la Plancha” with Vanilla and Granny Smith Apple and “Vol Au Vent” with Frog Leg Tarragon and Cream and Wild Mushrooms. For the main course, choose from the Venison loin, “Rossini” with pan seared foie gras, truffle sauce and chestnut mash or Grilled atlantic Turbot, Light Broth of Clam and Mussels with Iberico Ham, Saffron and dill. If you love cheese, add an additional $14 and you will be served a selection of French Farmed Cheeses. Finish off the meal with the decadent Buche au Chocolat et a la Framboise and a cup of coffee or tea with complementary Christmas Petits Fours.


Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882; Tel: 6837 3322

Price: Lunch: $78++ per person for three-course meal, $118++ per person for five-course meal; Dinner: $358++ per person for eight-course meal (inclusive of a glass of Krug)

Pigeon and Foie Gras with Celeriac and Perigord Black Truffle

Pigeon and Foie Gras with Celeriac and Perigord Black Truffle

Take Christmas dining to new levels as you dine against a backdrop of charming views of the Singapore skyline and pique your taste buds with a selection of festive French menus presented by JAAN’s Chef de Cuisine Julien Royer. Christmas at JAAN will be a joyous gathering highlighting an ensemble of delectable culinary creations that combine the use of the freshest seasonal ingredients. Relish the modernity of Chef Julien’s Artisanal creations enhanced with Christmas inspirations in exquisite dishes such as Chestnut Ravioli with Jerusalem Artichoke and Black Truffle, Venison Rack with Celeriac, Pomegrate and Poivrade, Gillardeau Oysters with Yuzu and Seaweed Butter as well as Pigeon & Foie Gras with Celeriac and Perigord Black Truffle.


Under $200:

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178; Tel: 6877 8989

Price: $198++ per person for five-course meal (Inclusive of a glass of Champagne and panettone)

Roasted Black Cod and Sicilian Red Prawn

Roasted Black Cod and Sicilian Red Prawn

Take your celebrations to a literal high, and enjoy an intimate five-course dinner at The Lighthouse which is perched atop The Fullerton Hotel against the resplendent backdrop of Marina Bay. Let Executive Chef Sandro Falbo indulge you with delectable Southern Italian highlights such as Alaskan Crab Soup served with Garlic and Paprika Crouton Bread, Pancetta-wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Porcini, Chanterelle, Shaved Truffle and Amarone Wine Sauce, Roasted Black Cod and Sicilian Red Prawns with Celery Puree, Saffron Potatoes and Amalfi Citrus Emulsion, and Panettone served with Bronte Pistachio Ice Cream and Sabayon Sauce to wrap up the meal.


Over $200:

JUMBO Seafood Restaurant
Available at all JUMBO Seafood Restaurants; Tel: 6442-3435

Price: From $238 for 4 persons to $968 for 10 persons

Lobster Braised with Superior Broth

Lobster Braised with Superior Broth

Go local this Christmas! Fresh, tender and juicy Boston Lobster takes centre stage in JUMBO Seafood Christmas feast. The Boston Lobster Christmas set menus are accompanied by other JUMBO Seafood favourites such as braised abalone, steamed live star garoupa and the celebrated and iconic chilli and black pepper crab, for which JUMBO Seafood has become synonymous. Complimentary choice of red, white or sparkling wine is served with each order of the set menu. The set menus served differ at each JUMBO Seafood outlet.


Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
SEA Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway; Tel: 6577 6688

Price: $230++ per person for seven-course meal

Duck Ballotine with an orange-Japanese sweet potato moussline

Duck Ballotine with an orange-Japanese sweet potato moussline

For an underwater dining experience with a view of thousands of marine animals swimming past, indulge in a unique Christmas dinner at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. To celebrate the joyous year end festive season, Chef Cat Cora and Chef de Cuisine Yew Eng Tong have developed a 7-course menu that features delectable dishes. Key highlights include: Gillardeau Oyster, Smoked Foie Gras Terrine sprinkled with Pistachio and cherry, Creamed Rabbit and Duck Ballotine with an orange-Japanese sweet potato moussline.


The Halia at Raffles Hotel
#01-22/23, 1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673; Tel: 9639 1148

Price: $360++ per set for four people

The Halia at Raffles Hotel Christmas Feast

The Halia at Raffles Hotel Christmas Feast

Feast with family and friends over a communal meal this Christmas Eve at the urban-casual The Halia at Raffles Hotel. Tuck into a hearty Christmas spread featuring Prawn Cocktail with Romaine, Horseradish, Lemon gel and Piquant Mayo, Brussels Sprouts with Dried Iberico, Spiced Almonds, Red Onions and Sesame, Goats Cheese Mousse with Heirloom Tomato, Olive, Brioche and Wild Honey, Sous Vide Wagyu Rump with Truffle Mash, Celery and Carrot Jus, Yellowfin Tuna Loin with Sumac, Mussel, White Bean, Radish and Capsicum, House Smoked Duck Breast with Parsnip, Chestnut, Cabbage and Redcurrant, Mulled Fruit Salad with Raspberry Sorbet, Cinnamon, Anise and Port and a selection of Cheeses which include hard, soft, blue, quince, chutney, house made biscuit and lavosh.


See also, Places to eat a lavish Christmas buffet in Singapore10 irresistible Christmas cakes to buyWhere to buy the perfect roast turkey this Christmas and Christmas Treats at Da Paolo Gastronomia.

Author: Javan Ng

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