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Have A Merry Holiday Feast With These Restaurant Offerings

Christmas isn’t just about giving and receiving gifts, it’s also about gathering with your loved ones and spending time over good food and hearty conversations. If you’re searching for places where you can get together at this merriest time of the year, here are some restaurants that offer a holiday feast you’d rather not miss.

AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin

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Don’t miss out on AquaMarine’s Festive Buffet offerings until 31 December 2019. It’s a perfect present for your family, with mouth-watering specials such as the Pink Himalayan Salt Baked Turkey with Organic Lemon Thyme, Seafood Brochette cooked on Lava Stones, Angus Beef Fricadelle with Butternut Squash and Onion Jam, as well as Seafood Mosaic with Nantua Sauce. Kids will surely ask for more of their Christmas-themed sweet treats, too.

If you’d rather dine out for Christmas Eve, AquaMarine is also offering a Christmas Eve dinner buffet on 24 December 2019 with favourites such as Pithivier with Cured Meat, Crispy Cod Brandade and Lobster with Egg Cocotte and Sea Urchin, along with a spread of other festive sweets and savouries frontlining the menu. Surprise your kids with the presence of Christmas carollers, Santa Claus and Santarina! For S$118++ per adult and S$59++ per child aged 6-12 years old, you get to avoid the hassle of thinking way too much about what to prepare for Christmas eve.

Then, you can continue the celebration by having a New Year Fiesta on 31 December 2019 and start your 2020 with an epicurean rendezvous. Specials include Grilled Japanese Fan Scallop, Whole Leg of Angus Beef, Red CornetFish, as well as Festive Terrine. After the feast, diners can head out to the atrium and catch the hotel’s signature balloon drop at midnight. All of these for just S$128++ per adult and S$64++ per child aged 6-12 years old.

Dine To Dream

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Want a different way to dine this holiday season? Give back by supporting Beautiful People’s Inaugural “Dine To Dream” campaign together with more than 50 Top Singapore F&B brands. Beautiful People is a community-based organisation that believes in building mentoring relationships that empower and transform lives.

The campaign will bring together Michelin Star restaurants, bars on World’s 50 Best list, renowned Singapore cafés, and the hottest F&B brands throughout Singapore where select restaurants will be hosting one-time-only events; others are giving Beautiful People S$1 per every patron who walks through their doors; while a few have created special festive menus where a portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the organisation. 

To support, all you have to do is to dine at as many participating restaurants throughout the month of December including Amò, Art Restaurant, Basilico, Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Bincho Hua Bee and Min Jiang, Burnt Ends, Butcher Boy, Camp Kilo, Cheek Bistro, Cloudstreet, Common Man Coffee Roasters, Common Man Stan, Cure, Dolcetto by Basilico, Don Ho, Esquina, Grain Traders, Hafudog, Intermission Bar, Jing at Fullerton Bay, Kilo Kitchen, Lolla, Maggie Joan’s, Majestic Bay, Majestic Restaurant, Manhattan, Meatsmith Little India and Telok Ayer, Moosehead Kitchen-Bar, Palm Beach Seafood, Pasta Bar, Pizza Face, Pollen, Punjab Grill, Nouri, Rogue Trader, Salted & Hung, Starter Lab, Summer Palace, The Lo & Behold Group, The Market Grill, The Projector, Tiong Bahru Bakery Eng Hoon and Raffles City, and Zén.

Now is the time to teach your kids the spirit of Christmas through the value of giving and sharing. For more information, visit www.dinetodream.org.

Faber Peak

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Ring in the new year with a festive meal and colourful fireworks at Faber Peak. On 31 December 2019, One Faber Group brings together the best of the best offers for just one night across three venues: Arbora, Dusk Restaurant & Bar, and Cable Car Sky Dining.

All three venues will treat you to a “tank-to-table” live Maine lobsters, which will be prepared straight from an on-site tank. Enjoy the ensuing festive meal while taking in the panoramic night-time views of Harbourfront and Sentosa Island and a spectacular display of three fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

For those going to Arbora, you will be treated to a New Year’s Eve semi-buffet-style menu for S$98++/adult and S$48++/child, complete with lively music and performances by ShiLi & Adi, one of Singapore’s top vocal duos. There will also be a kid’s play area, complete with games and activities for children such as a colouring station, games station with kid-friendly card and board games, as well as a safe outdoor area for kids to play hopscotch. 

If you’d rather have a better vantage point for panoramic views of Harbourfront and Sentosa Island, head over to Dusk Restaurant & Bar, which offers a premium four-course New Year’s Eve dinner menu complete with curated wine pairings (S$135++/pax with wine pairing, S$120++/pax without wine pairing) for adults. You’ll get to have a taste of the Tuna Tataki with Swiss Balik Smoked Salmon and the Classic Vichyssoise soup with Parmesan Coulis mousse and Bottarga powder. You have a choice between Live Maine Lobster with Wine Poached Oyster Gratin or Bourbon-braised Wagyu Short Rib with De Canard (Duck Foie Gras) for the mains. Desserts include the Guanaja Mousse with Caramel Sauce & Coconut Praline Cremeux.

For a more intimate celebration, Cable Car Sky Dining may be the best option for you. Perfect for husbands and wives who don’t have kids yet, you can spend the evening in its very own private cable car cabin while enjoying a delectable four-course meal in the sky. For S$328++/couple, the Stardust Cabin will be available for dinner from 6pm to 10:30pm, while the Countdown Celebration Cabin will be open from 10:30pm ‘til 12 midnight at S$498++/cabin for up to six pax.

Aside from these New Year’s Eve offerings, Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Cable Car Sky Dining – Stardust Cabin are also offering month-long festive menus. Dusk Restaurant will be offering a four-course festive menu for S$68++/pax while guests of Cable Car Sky Dining – Stardust Cabin can take advantage of its offer of S$298++/couple. Register at www.onefabergroup.com/nye for advance bookings or call +65 6377 9688. 

Fat Prince

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The yearend holiday is the time to treat everyone to sumptuous dishes after a year’s worth of hard work. Fat Prince has a special treat this Christmas: a Noël à la carte menu with a choice between the Hokkaido Scallop Crudo (S$24++), served alongside smoked date puree and verbena poached apples or the Ottomani Spiced Brisket (S$24++/100g, min. order of 400g), with ratte potatoes. Pair it with the delectable Chocolate & Cardamom Cake (S$10++/slice or S$65++/1kg cake) to end your communal Christmas meal on a delightful note.

This offer is available only until 25 December 2019 and requires five days to pre-order. For reservations, call +65 6221 7794. 

Goodwood Park Hotel

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Known for its steaks and continental cuisines, Goodwood Park takes its holiday feast a notch higher with its Christmas Combo Specials, which comes in two variants: local Christmas Combo (S$298 nett; à la carte price $374 nett) and Traditional Christmas Combo (S$318 nett; à la carte price $398 nett), which both serve up to 12 people.

The deluxe Local Christmas Combo includes the juicy Roasted Pandan Scented Turkey with Mantou Kaya Nibbles, Pan-fried Turkey Gyoza, and the classic Goodwood D24 Durian Christmas Log Cake, packed with creamy D24 durian pulp for a truly indulgent dessert. On the other hand, the Traditional Christmas Combo presents a splendid Traditional Christmas Turkey with Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce. It comes with the delicious Honey-glazed Boneless Ham with Vanilla-Pineapple Sauce, and the crowd-pleasing Traditional Christmas Chocolate Log Cake. 

Nando’s

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Have a mango-nificent celebration this Christmas as Nando’s welcomes back everyone’s favourite—its flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken in Mango & Lime flavour. Hurry now because you only have until 12 January 2020 to treat your palate to the fruity sweetness of mangoes and tangy zing from a splash of lime. 

Aside from this sweet surprise, Nando’s will give you a festive feast like no other with its platter for four, specially priced at S$58.90. It comes with a whole Mango & Lime PERi-PERi chicken, a serving of Cheesy PERi-PERi Loaded Chips, four Regular Sides of your choice, and four Bottomless Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks or four cans of 320ml Classic Coca-Cola for takeaway.

Other favourites you shouldn’t miss: 6 Winglets & Drumlets, Ultimate Cheesy Thigh Burger, and 1/4 Chicken with 2 Regular Sides of your choice! 

Neon Pigeon

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Want to experience a modern-day izakaya this holiday? Head over to Neon Pigeon, which offers a S$350++ set menu that’s good for four persons. This festive set breaks down into a curated selection of dishes paired with eight drinks from Neon Pigeon’s beverage menu. You can choose from starters including Tokyo Hummus, Soft Shell Crab Bao, and Chargrilled Asparagus. For main dishes, you’ll be treated to a taste of its Crispy Rolled Pork Belly or Salt-baked Red Snapper. For those who love sweets, their desserts include Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse or Sudachi Cream with pink peppercorn.

This offer lasts until 25 December 2019 and requires three days to pre-order. For reservations, call +65 6222 3623. 

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

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Be impressed by the Yuletide buffet offered by PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road with favourites such as Traditional Roast Turkey, a creative and modern interpretation of Bone-in Gammon Ham with Ginger and Sarsi Glaze and Roast Duck with Burnt Tangerine Sauce, along with a bountiful Asian street food spread featuring Korean Seafood Pancake, salads, charcoal grilled delights, Indian specialities, as well as ‘teppanyaki’ ice cream, and many more for just S$52 per person. 

If you book before 18 December 2019 for reservations from 20 to 30 December and on 26 December 2019 for reservations on 31 December and 1 January 2020, you get to have a 20% savings—perfect for families who want to indulge without breaking the bank!

They also have a six-course festive set menu for S$68 per person, which will treat you to a gastronomic experience complete with  delicious Sichuan and Cantonese dishes such as Roasted Turkey, Flatfish in Osmanthus Sauce with Fresh Fruit, Assorted Mushrooms and Jelly Fish, Pan-fried Kurobuta Pork in Truffle Oil, Double-boiled Abalone with Sea Whelk and Conpoy, and Spiky Sea Cucumber stuffed with Minced Sakura Shrimps. 

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza

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Get ready to gain a few pounds with festive buffet offerings by Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza. First off is Marriott Cafe’s Christmas Eve (dinner) and Christmas Day (lunch and dinner) highlights which include Roast Turkey with Dried Fruits & Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Australian Roast Beef Sirloin, Maple Glazed Leg Ham, Slow-Roasted Australian Beef Prime Ribs, Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras with Chutney & Relish, Coffee & Chermoula Spiced Beef Brisket, Herb-Crusted Harissa-Marinated Lamb Loin with Rosemary Jus, and more! Seafood lovers will also go gaga over delicacies like Lobster Thermidor, Gratinated Oysters, Grilled Scallops with Salsa Verde, Crayfish with Chilli Herb Butter, and Roast Cod Fish with Crushed Malta Potato & Salmoriglio, among others. All these come with lip-smacking Christmas desserts like Peanut Butter Speculoos Praline Log Cake, Pandan & Mixed Berries Chiffon Log Cake, Caramelised Almond Rocher Christmas Tree, and Spiced Pumpkin Panna Cotta, to name a few.

For New Year’s Eve merriment, Marriott Cafe and Hotel Lobby offers entertainment and feast in one! Complete with songs and dances, a glamourous countdown party at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, and a delectable buffet spread, you and your family will have a 2020 you’ll never forget. Look forward to delicacies such as Lobster Thermidor, Baked Oysters, Grilled Crayfish with Lime Butter, Fresh Seafood on Ice, and Slow-Roasted Australian Beef Prime Ribs, then end your last meal of the year with desserts like Amarena Cherry & Italian Nougat Mousse and Lemon Cream Puffs, Crunchy Praline Mousse while appreciating the sweet life you’re having.

Award-winning Hao Chinese Restaurant also invites you to welcome the New Year in style with an exquisite 5-course Chinese Set Dinner served in an opulent oriental setting with dishes masterfully created by Chinese Executive Chef Brian Wong. Highlights include Pan-Fried Boston Lobster with Japanese Mustard Light Soya Sauce, Braised African Dried Abalone with Ramen & Broccolini, Baked Beef Short Ribs with Coffee Sauce, Double-Boiled Fish Maw with Conpoy & Luffa Gourd, Crispy Sea Cucumber with Cordyceps Flower Sauce & Seasonal Greens, and more. 

Summerlong

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Have a Mediterranean Christmas by the riverfront when you choose to dine at Summerlong, offering a festive sharing menu for four that includes dishes you’ll probably swear by even days after Christmas. For S$200++, you’ll get to have a taste of its bestsellers including the Smoked Eggplant and Tzatziki Dips, Baby Spinach Salad paired with fruits, pine nut and citrus dressing and the Stuffed Cabbage “Dolmadakia.” You’re sure to have a worthy holiday meal with options for scrumptious mains including Roasted Leg of Lamb or Whole Grilled Seabream. End your meal with the Traditional Baklava that will make you crave for more.

This offer lasts until 31 December 2019 and requires five working days to pre-order for the Fish and Lamb. For reservations, call +65 6235 1225. 

SuperGreek

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Enjoy souvlaki grain bowls, pita wraps, and salads designed for the modern palate and lifestyle with SuperGreek, a fast-casual eatery that will give your Greek cuisine cravings a fix. Located at Raffles City, it’s a perfect place to go to after a holiday weekend with your family.

Some dishes worth trying are Roasted Barramundi (S$12.90) made up of dill-marinated Barramundi fillets, quinoa, mixed salad, arugula, mashed potato, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, onions, cherry tomatoes, and Greek vinaigrette with the final flourish of creamy homemade Parmigiano sauce and crunchy walnuts; Greek classics like Lamb Kebab (S$10.90), which is grilled and paired with house-made hummus then spiced up with harissa; Flame Grilled Steak (S$13.90) for those who love meat; and The Roasted Vegan (S$7.90) with quinoa, cured beetroot, purple and white cabbage, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, onions and cherry tomatoes with creamy house-made hummus, mango capsicum sauce, and orange vinaigrette. 

You can take advantage of SuperGreek’s ongoing promo where customers enjoy S$1off every order of Super Souvlaki combined with any drink of choice.

For  more information, visit www.supergreek.sg.

The Carvery

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Get ready as The Carvery introduces Singapore’s first-ever house-made gin-aged beef this Christmas season. This spectacular creation joins all the other Christmas dishes offered by the restaurant to diners looking to have an unforgettable holiday feast. Its festive buffet spread is themed “A Rustic Merry Christmas” featuring a dazzling array of tantalising roasts, chilled seafood, must-have yuletide sweets and handmade wood-fired pizzas which cost S$51++ for lunch and $61++ for dinner.

Menu highlights include the 21-day Gin-aged Angus Beef Prime Ribs with natural beef flavours and a hint of the gin’s botanicals, giving the meat a subtle citrusy note; Spit-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Orange and Aged Balsamic Glaze, a plump tender chicken marinated with a sweet orange and aged balsamic reduction and brushed with layers upon layers of the marinade, glazing the chicken to golden-brown perfection; Sticky Date Trifle infused with amaretto, layered with irresistible vanilla custard, sticky date sponge, and crumbling chunks of almond dacquoise and lashings of salted caramel; and Almond and Rhubarb Pithivier with a heavenly filling of rhubarb compote, almond cream with rum, and vanilla custard.

Kids and kids-at-heart will also love The Carvery’s spellbinding variety of holiday-themed desserts including the Christmas Yule Log, Eggnog Crème Brûlée, Banoffee Tart, Christmas Stollen, Assorted Christmas and Gingerbread Cookies, and Baked Apple with Nuts and Cinnamon.  

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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Indulge in early morning Christmas feast as The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf opens a brand new concept store at the heart of Orchard Road, Wisma Atria shopping mall. Here you’ll get to taste high quality beverages, including coffee made with premium beans from the best growing coffee regions in East Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific. Spoil your kids with a holiday brunch of refreshing bites from its Fruits & Greens section, like the Fruits en Papillote or Grilled Watermelon Salad. Breakfast lovers will enjoy comforting treats such as Scrambled Eggs Croissant and The Breakfast Platter. If you’re looking to have lunch or dinner after a long day of holiday shopping, check out its indulgent treats like Prawns Aglio Olio and BBQ Chicken Sandwich.

The new store also features the Island Coffee Bar, where guests can watch live demonstration by the baristas who have mastered four coffee brewing methods: the traditional Balancing Siphon, Pour Over, the classic French Press, and the AeroPress. 

The Fullerton Hotels Singapore

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If you’re looking for a place that has everything you need, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has some offerings lined up for gatherings of all kinds. Perfect for Christmas lunches and dinners, have an Italian feast at ​The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar where you get to satisfy your palate with a three- or four-course festive menu featuring dishes like Red Garoupa in Seafood Broth, Traditional Stuffed Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Jam and Chocolate Manjari with Christmas Cake and Cream Chantilly. For your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations, indulge in a five-course festive dinner while soaking up the panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline or savour a two- or three- course dinner with highlights such as the Norwegian salmon and Queen Caviar, and Pan-Seared Foie Gras and Smoked Duck.

If you’d want to have a grand Christmas brunch, buffet, or rooftop celebration instead, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers an extensive selection of Christmas and international flavours at ​Town Restaurant​. It features 20 stations for sumptuous spread of festivity, which include food like seared foie gras and slow-cooked Hokkaido scallop prepared à la minute, Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Risotto in Parmesan Wheel, and carving stations doling out Traditional Slow-roasted Turkey with Garlic and Rosemary.

For those craving a taste of European Christmas flavours, Clifford Pier offers sumptuous meals from seafood like poached Maine lobsters, snow crabs, and scallops in shells, to the Rosemary Roasted Colorado Lamb Leg, Baked Whole Barramundi a la Veracruzana, and Herb Roasted Whole Prime Rib with Sauce Perigourdine. Also, don’t let the busy-ness stop you from taking weekend meals at La Brasserie. Check out its European-inspired Saturday and Sunday brunches with salmon bar creations and carving station meats as well as shio-kombu angel hair pasta with sakura ebi and truffle scent as signature dishes. Kids will also love its dessert buffet of Christmas-themed treats such as Strawberry Lychee Bandung Short Log Cake and the Classic Panettone with Vanilla Crème. 

The Quayside

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Renowned entertainment spot The Quayside brings together a host of its restaurants offering various holiday feasts. The location gives off an overall holiday vibe with The Quayside’s buzzy, festive atmosphere and stunning views of the iconic Singapore River. 

Mexican-inspired ‘Cocina Y Bar’ has put together a Familia Feast curated by The Loco Group’s Executive Chef, Randy Torres. Options for mains include the tender Herb Crusted Turkey & Mole, the saccharine Agave Glazed Gammon Ham, or the juicy Fire Grilled Angus Beef Fajitas. For families with vegetarian members, they have a choice to have Spinach Enchilada with a generous serving of goat cheese, smoked pipian mole, and jalapeño.

Dine at Publico Ristorante with its freshest catch of the sea, prepared by Executive Chef Bettina Arguelles. Enjoy an abundance of fresh oysters, scallops, tuna, and swordfish and go all out with seasonal menu additions such as the Pizza Royale, a lavish wood-fired pizza topped with Avruga Caviar, Black Truffle, Sea Urchin, Hokkaido Scallops, and finished with a sprinkling of edible Gold Leaf. 

Families can also enjoy holiday feast offerings from Marcello, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore, and D.O.P. Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant. 

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