Romantic Christmas dinners. Hearty family buffets. High teas. Five-course dinners. Traditional Christmas dishes to modern twists and gourmet delights. Choose how you’d like to celebrate your Christmas and New Year with our list of Singapore’s finest holiday buffets, offered by some of the best hotels in the city.
Park Royal Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
The Park Royal has prepared holiday feasts fit for a king and queen! The Festive buffet (until January 3) includes a roasted whole turkey stuffed with chestnuts and Atlantic salmon fillets with glazed asparagus and roasted butter, and a welcome drink of mulled wine.
On Christmas Eve, savor Foie Gras flambed in fine cognac, Maine lobster, lolly buffets and the unique Nitro ice cream station. On New Year’s Eve, celebrate early a brunch or dinner that includes crabs, turkey and traditional pudding, or countdown to midnight at a Skygarden soiree filled with exquisite canapes and molecular desserts. For a more intimate New Year’s get together, book the private cabana and toast to 2016 with Johnnie Walker Black, Sky Vodka or Piper Heidseidk champagne and a bucket of beers.
Ring in the first day of 2016 with a gourmet New Year’s lunch or dinner featuring succulent seafood, juicy meats and Peranakan delights.
The Ritz Carlton Singapore takes you on a culinary journey celebrating Singapore’s heritage, with unlimited servings of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Western and local dishes as well as traditional Christmas favourites.
Christmas Eve is a seafood feast of eight different types of freshly-shucked oysters, flower crabs, and king crab legs. Festive highlights include honey baked ham, steamed Christmas plum pudding, and cakes.
On Christmas day, 8 conservatory kitchen showcase festive roasts and foie gras and unlimited pours of Möet, Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2006 and Rosé. For dinner, savor lobster, ham, beef wellington while being entertained by Morton Wilson of Schtung Music.
The New Year’s Eve dinner features unlimited servings of oyster, prawns, Wagyu beef, suckling pig, and rack of lamb. Stay for the Countdown Party – there’s a DJ, balloon and confetti drop.
Meeting up with friends or business associates? Book an afternoon tea party at The Bakery, or a five-course Cantonese meal at the Summer Pavilion. For a quiet family get-together, try Chihuly Lounge’s eight-course tea experience, with delicate pastries, finger sandwiches and desserts, and a fine loose leaf tea collection.
For dining enquiries or reservations at Colony, Chihuly Lounge or The Grand Ballroom, call (65) 6434-5288. For dining enquiries or reservations at Summer Pavilion, please call (65) 6434-5286.
Dreaming of a Green Christmas? Casa Verde is a laid-back trattoria amid the lush Singapore Botanic Gardens. To support the park’S UNESCO status, it offers both iconic Singaporean dishes that reflect our culture and history and Western choices like pastas and pizzas in line with the park’s colonial history. It has been recently refurbished and has incorporated eco-dining initiatives.
For Christmas, Casa Verde offers smoked salmon carpaccio with fennel, butternut squash soup with shrimp and wild mushroom salad, coppa ham, spinach ravioli and seafood totellino, crab bisque, pork belly, pan-roasted duck breast, and more.
The Sofitel gives traditional Christmas cuisine a modern twist. The Festive Teaser, available until January 3, features salmon gravlax, smoked duck breasts, roasted chicken with a smoked potato puree, lamb shoulder confits, and a dessert of caramelized apple millefeuille or brioche pudding.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, feast on Amuse Bouche, salmon gravlax and Hay Roasted Savel chicken, and a delightful dessert of warm pear cake and honeycomb cinnamon ice cream. Looking for a heartier holiday meal? The buffet brunch table groans under the weight of slow roasted lamb, whole sucking pig stuffed with chorizos, sweet breads and a wide array of desserts.
The New Year’s offering includes mouthwatering grass fed beef short rib, king salmon confit, gourmet appetisers and delicately prepared desserts that delight both the eye and the tastebuds.
Couples can also welcome 2016 with a New Year’s countdown at the rooftop pool bar. Enjoy a five-course meal, a bottle of champagne, and a romantic view.
Embrace the holiday cheer with Regent Singapore’s extravagant spread of Christmas classics: turkey breast stuffed with chestnut, mushroom and foie gras with wine sauce, 8-hour braised lamb osso buco with roasted vegetables, homemade beef bresaola with black truffle dressing and aged Parmesan, a cheese station with 40 Italian cheeses, and homemade agnolotti. End the meal with dark chocolate and orange gelato, nougat crème bulee, and more.
For New Year, The Four Seasons has prepared a slow braised pork knuckle, suckling pig stuffed with chestnuts, figs and parma ham, baked lobster, and a cheese and caviar station. The buffet features acacia honey-glazed ham with roasted fennel and cognac sauce, cherry-wood smoked salmon and caviar, cured duck breast and foie gras mini tarts, and Kobe beef rib eye.
You can also enjoy a weekend Festive High Tea buffet, which includes pastries and tea as well as a Christmas-inspired sushi station, crepe and waffle stations.