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13 Christmas feasts that are worth every calorie

Weekender rounds up the best places for festive feasting for you — from decadent buffet spreads to intimate dinners and even casual celebratory meals

This Christmas, put aside your smartphones and devices and let the focus be on good food and good company. Here are our top picks for festive feasting, that are bound to satisfy every palate.


Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa


For an intimate festive gathering, why not tuck into Sofitel Sentosa’s French-inspired set dinner?


Newly rebranded under Sofitel, the Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa is celebrating its first Christmas with Asian cuisine influenced by French flair. New executive chef Eric Crochetiere will be cooking up a storm at the hotel’s casual chic all-day dining restaurant named Kwee Zeen [pronounced “cuisine”].

Expect to tuck into traditional Christmas dishes such as US grain-fed turkey with chestnut and fruit stuffing, giblet and cranberry sauce; alongside a selection of caviar, oysters and more.

For mains, you won’t go wrong with the Beef Wellington Mushroom with Red Wine Sauce, which is truly a treat with tender meat encased in buttery pastry.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Tel: 6708 8310. Christmas Eve Buffet starts at $168.


Raffles Hotel


Raffles Hotel’s Champagne Log Cake is light on the palate yet utterly decadent.


Your palate will be spoilt for choice at Raffles Hotel, with each of its dining establishments offering a different seasonal menu. Go for teatime classics at Tiffin Room, which will serve items such as Mini Mincemeat Pies and Christmas Fruit Cake, or indulge in 5-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus featuring the Capon Chicken Breast and Langoustine among others.

Bigger appetites will appreciate the Christmas buffet spreads at both Bar & Billiard Room and Long Bar Steakhouse. The former’s classic Roasted Christmas Turkey stuffed with Chestnuts, Brussel Sprouts, Bacon and Roasted Butternut and served alongside gravy and cranberry sauce, is perfectly juicy and tender.

Fans of Raffles Hotel’s signature Champagne Mooncakes, be sure to try the Champagne Log Cake, which is light, fragrant and altogether a memorable dessert.

Raffles Hotel, Tel: 6337 1886. Christmas Eve buffet dinner at Bar & Billiard Room starts from $208.


M Hotel


If you fancy Asian flavours, don’t miss out on M Hotel’s Oriental Char Siew Turkey.


M Hotel’s festive buffet menu looks set to be a crowd-pleaser with a spread that includes al fresco barbecue, seafood on ice, a carving station and Christmas roasts.

Both the hotel’s dining concepts, Café 2000 and The Buffet, will be serving similar buffet menus including highlights such as Roast Cajun Spiced Whole Lamb with Mint Sauce and Roasted Beef Prime Ribs served with Port Wine Truffle Sauce.

If you fancy Asian flavours, don’t miss out on the Oriental Roast Char Siew Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Barbecue Taiwanese Pork Sausage.

M Hotel, Tel: 6224 1133. Christmas buffet starts from $55 (UP$72) for bookings made before Dec 15.




Set the perfect festive mood by dining at rooftop restaurant and bar Me@OUE, one of the best locations for enjoying the night view.

For one night only, tuck into a Japanese-inspired five-course Christmas menu. Diners can expect to taste the elegant Sashimi Omakase, which features the freshest slices of seafood, followed by the Foie Gras Terrine — a festive blend of quince, mint and caramelised hazelnut.

Swap turkey for the Roasted Duck, which is complemented by cassis-poached pear coupled with Jerusalem artichoke, caramelised pecan nuts and a generous serving of duck jus. All this is topped with luxurious shavings of black truffle.

Me@OUE, Tel: 6634 4555. Christmas Eve 5-Course Menu starts at $175.




Potato Head Folk


For a fun and casual festive celebration, head to Potato Head Folk for its Rudolph Killah aka Roast Face Killah Burger


Casual diner and purveyor of delicious burgers Potato Head Folk has unveiled a “Christmas with the Folks” festive menu available only in the month of December.

Meat lovers will no doubt enjoy the Rudolph Killah aka Roast Face Killah ($30).

The burger is juicy and flavourful, with a fallow venison and Japanese pork patty, Colston Basset stilton cheese, griddle gem lettuce, red cabbage pickle, bawang goreng (fried onion), and mure and cocoa aioli, all housed in a toasted dark chocolate brioche bun.

Potato Head Folk has also partnered with an orphanage and will donate $1 for every Rudolph Killah aka Roast Face Killah purchased.

End your meal on a sweet note with Ho Ho Homey ($9), a dessert burger that comprises Three Buns Christmas pudding, and brandy and brown butter ice cream patty sandwiched between toasted panettone brioche buns.

Potato Head Folk, Tel: 6327 1939. “Christmas with the Folks” menu is available at $50.

Slow Roasted Iberico Pork Belly w Crackling, Pickled Cabbage, Apple Sauce & Pork Jus

A satisfying Christmas feast will warm your heart and keep your belly happy. If you’re still racking your brains over Christmas dining plans, here are our curated picks with everything from decadent buffet spreads to intimate dinners.

Goodwood Park Hotel

Goodwood Portuguese-style Curry Turkey (angle2)

Create wonderful yuletide memories at Goodwood Park Hotel’s stalwart dining establishments — Gordon Grill, Coffee Lounge and L’Espresso. These restaurants will be offering festive menus that span continental cuisine, steaks and local fare.

Gordon Grill will be serving items like Wagyu Beef Tartar, Celeriac Remoulade, Quail Egg & Melba Toast as well as Cold Capellini Pasta, Green Lip Abalone, Farm Caviar & White Truffle Vinaigrette. The latter is a delectable creation with the silky pasta complementing the fragrant truffle perfectly.

If you’re a fan of Goodwood Park’s durian desserts, don’t miss out on its D24 Durian Snowman and D24 Durian Christmas Log Cake, both available for takeaway at the Deli.

Goodwood Park Hotel,  22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221, Tel: 6737 7411

More information here.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Christmas Festive Spread

This year, Crowne Plaza Changi Hotel’s slew of festive delights is centred around heartfelt conversations and intimate gatherings.

Enjoy an international buffet feast at Azur — featuring both Asian and Western delights, or tuck into  yuletide takeaways like the Roasted Texas BBQ Beef Short-Rib and Ispahan-inspired Log Cake with Raspberries Yoghurt Mousse.

Crowne Plaza Changi Hotel, 75 Airport Boulevard #01-01, Singapore 819664, Tel: 6823 5300

More information here.

Pan Pacific Singapore

Edge Festive Buffet

Be spoilt for choice when you dine at Pan Pacific this Christmas. For traditional festive favourites, head to Edge for its live food stations and don’t forget to drop by Pacific Marketplace for handcrafted goodies and artisanal meats as well.

Diners can also expect exquisite Cantonese delicacies from Hai Tien Lo as well as a seasonal eight-course kaiseki menu at Keyaki.

Remember to also try the specially concocted Christmas cocktails at Atrium.

Pan Pacific Singapore, Marina Square, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, Tel: 6336 8111

More information here.

Dining with a view

Faber Peak Singapore

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End your festivities on a high at Faber Peak Singapore when you take their thematic cable car rides which comes complete with a Dining on Cloud 9 festive set menu.

The exquisite four-course meal includes items like Char Grilled Beef Tenderloin topped with Foie Gras and Hazelnut Nougat Parfait.

Specially curated festive menus are also available at F&B outlets Spuds & Aprons and Faber Bistro.

Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Road , Singapore 099203, Tel: 6377 9688

More information here.

Hearty and elegant meals


Mustard & brandy roast beef

This Christmas, Angelina is showcasing dishes with a rustic French touch, with traditionally festive ingredients such as foie gras, chestnut and wines.

Gather your loved ones for delectable creations like Roasted Winter Squash & Ginger Soup with Scallop and Caviar.

For a decadent finale, be sure to try Angelina’s seasonal pastry creations which will delight your palate with its variety of textures, vivid colours and flavours.


Angelina, Capitol Galleria, #01-82, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, Tel: 63840481

More information here.

Oxwell & Co

Oxwell & Co_Christmas Spread

For a hearty feast with British flair, look no further than Oxwell & Co.

Their ‘Fabulous Feast’ allows you to customise your ideal sharing Christmas dinner with starters like Spiced Duck Rillette and mains like the decadent 28 Day Dry Aged Grass Fed Striploin.

To round off the festivities, toast to cocktails like Spiced Honey and Pear Fizz and the classic Orange and Dark Chocolate Espresso Martini.

Oxwell & Co, 5 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069688, Tel: 6438 3984

More information here.

Caffe B

Cod 3

If buffets are too indulgent, why not treat your date to a six-course degustation Christmas menu at Caffe B?

The feast starts off with antipasto Sicilian Salmon Carpaccio, followed by Homemade Porcini Raviolli. After which, refresh your palette with Pineapple & Lime Barcadi Sorbet before tucking into Cod in Proscuitto and saffron and Festive Roasted Turkey Breast.

Finally, end your meal on a sweet note with the colourful Rainbow Log Cake.

Caffe B, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-15 & 01-83, Singapore 018972, Tel: 6222 2329

More information here.

Casual celebrations

Joe & Dough

3. Gingerbread Man

Take a break from all that Christmas shopping with some sweet and savoury treats at Joe & Dough. From now till end December, diners will be able to enjoy items like Santa’s Christmas Sandwich, freshly prepared using handcrafted sweet potato loaves packed with seasonal favourites such as smoked turkey ham in sweet apple-cranberry sauce, emmental cheese, roasted onions and bell peppers, layered atop crisp baby romaine.

For a sweet touch to the festivities, be sure to try their Fruit Cake — mixed with candied fruits and figs, Valrhona Ginger Pear Log Cake and the adorable Gingerbread Man.

Joe & Dough outlets including Millenia Walk, #01-86, 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596, Tel: 6337 0938 

 More information here.

By Samantha Francis