In a blink of an eye, Christmas is upon us. What better time to celebrate the end of a year with your loved ones than now? And what better way to share the joy of this magical season than a grand feasting at a sumptuous buffet? Here are 12 delicious spreads you can dig into with your friends and family. Cheers.
Indulge in an elaborate festive feast with favourites such as Slow Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, lobsters, king crab legs, succulent roasts, and more. But it is the Christmas Eve Mega Buffet that will really blow you away. A jaw-dropping 78-metre buffet line of mouth-watering delights from around the world will be presented, including traditional roasts, succulent seafood and grilled meats, alongside Lobster Mac and Cheese and Slow Roasted Prime Ribs, as well as sweets, such as Stollen, Panettone and Eggnog Panna Cotta. For the little ones, they have prepared a delightful selection of main dishes, sandwiches and fruits alongside marshmallows, cupcakes and gummy bears. A fun and enjoyable dining experience indeed.
Prices: Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch costs $78 per adult, $39 per child; Christmas Eve Dinner costs $128 per adult, $64 per child; Christmas Day Buffet Lunch costs $88 per adult, $44 per child; and Christmas Day Dinner costs $108 per adult, $54 per child.
Silver Shell Cafe is at Level 3, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098970, tel: 6371 1966.
Photo: Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
For festive lunch or dinner, enjoy a generous spread of salads, appetizers, soups and desserts along with your choice of à la minute main course such as Roasted Potato Gnocchi with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and shaved black truffle. Come Christmas Eve, savour an extravagant Champagnes brunch with appetizers such as Alaskan King Crab Salad with Japanese Sea Urchin and main courses such as Wagyu Beef Striploin with truffled mash potato and Bordelaise sauce. For Christmas Eve Dinner, don’t miss the foie gras live station that dishes up a creamy Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Pear William compote. Treat your loved ones to the luxurious Christmas Day Champagne Brunch, which features highlights such as Fine de Claire Oysters, chilled Boston Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, and classic Whole Roasted Turkey.
Prices: Festive Buffet (Dec 1 to 23) costs $62 per person for lunch, $82 for dinner; Christmas Eve Champagne Brunch costs $258 per person with complimentary hour (11am to 12pm) of aperitifs served at Astor Bar; Christmas Eve Dinner costs $318 per person;Christmas Day Champagne Brunch costs $258 per person, with complimentary hour (11am to 12pm) of aperitifs served at Astor Bar; and Christmas Day Dinner costs $220 per person.
Brasserie Les Saveurs is at Lobby Level, The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, tel: 6506 6860.
Photo: The St Regis Singapore
Sofitel Singapore City Centre is celebrating Christmas with an Art de Noel Dinner on Christmas Eve and an Art de Noel Family Brunch on Christmas Day. The gourmet holiday buffet selection will feature Racines’ Signature Honey Slow-Roasted Turkey — a handcrafted recipe by Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois — and all-time favourites such as honey-roasted ham served with caramelized pineapples and orange glaze, as well as an Asian twist with Racines’ Chinese brigade cooking up a special “Kong Bak Pau”, braised pork belly with light garlic aioli. Alternatively, you may also consider the exquisite five-course Yuletide feast (available for month of December excluding 24, 25 and 31, $98 per person) that features dishes such as seared Greek seabass fillet with pain d’epice emulsion or spiced Wagyu flank steak, and desserts such as steamed Christmas mixed fruit pudding with cognac infused crème anglaise and Tahiti vanilla ice cream.
Prices: Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is from $158 per adult, $78 per child; Christmas Day Buffet Brunch is from $168 per adult, $88 per child. Visit here for more information.
Racines is at Level 5, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885, tel: 6428 5000.
Photo: Sofitel Singapore City Centre
For the month of December, Marriott Cafe serves up a tempting festive spread including Roast Turkey with Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Slow-roasted Australian Beef, freshly shucked oysters, and other tasty treats. For their Christmas Eve Dinner, expect more lip-smacking dishes such as Maple Glazed Leg Ham, Pan-fried Foie Gras with Chutney, and Lobster Thermidor. End the feast on a sweet note with special Christmas desserts including Raspberry Gula Melaka Coconut Log Cake, Christmas Pudding with Rum-infused Sauce, Spiced Pumpkin Panna Cotta, a Chocolate Fountain, and more.
Prices: Festive Buffet (Dec 1 to 23 and 26 to 30) starts from $68 per adult, $35 per child; Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch costs $78 per adult, $38 per child; Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner costs $160 per adult, $70 per child; Christmas Day Lunch costs $138 per adult, $60 per child; and Christmas Day Dinner costs $160 per adult, $70 per child.
Marriott Café is at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, tel: 6831 4605.
Photo: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Toast to an all-Italian extravaganza at Basilico this festive season and relish hearty fare such as Parma Ham-wrapped Turkey Roulade with Foie Gras and Chestnut, 12-hour Slow Cooked Traditional Pork Cotechino with Castelluccio Lentil Stew, and traditional Italian Christmas breads such as Panettone and Pandoro (another traditional sweet yeasted bread) with Christmas Mascarpone Cream. On Christmas Day, look forward to brunch with a dedicated cheese room carrying over 50 Italian specialty cheeses; a live station of Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Caramelised Amarena Cherries; and a Lavender-infused Mustard Marinated Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Truffled Potatoes. At Christmas dinner, the seafood bar will carry Poached Lobsters, Spiny Lobsters, Mussels and Alaskan King Crabs. Chefs will be in action carving from a Honey Glazed Bone-in Ham with Marsala wine sauce and whipping up Violet Potato Gnocchi with Pork Cheek Ragout. Entertaining and fulfilling.
Prices: Festive Buffet (from Dec 1 to 30, blackout dates apply) Lunch starts from $65 per adult, $32.50 per child; Dinner starts from $70 per adult; $80 with choice of a main course. Christmas Eve Lunch is from $85 per adult, $42.50 per child; Christmas Eve Dinner is from $199 per adult, $99.50 per child; Christmas Day Brunch is from $168 per adult, $84 per child (kiddy’s playroom is available plus expect an appearance of Santa Claus); and Christmas Day Dinner is from $125 per adult, $62.50 per child.
Basilico is at Level 2, Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, tel: 6725 3232.
Photo: Regent Singapore
Revel in festive splendour with enticing Christmas favourites at the award-winning Edge. Be treated to a glorious festive spread at the seven live stations with offerings such as the Carving Station with the classic Pineapple Glazed Bone-in Gammon Ham with honey and cloves and Oven Roasted Mustard Angus Striploin. For cheese lovers, enhance the celebrations with Edge’s Farmer’s Cheese Theatre showcasing over eighteen varieties of artisanal European cheeses. To complete your indulgent feasting, a dazzling array of classic Christmas sweets including Christmas Pudding and Panettone awaits.
Prices: Festive Buffet (Nov 12 to 30, Dec 1 to 23 and 26) starts from $62 per adult, $31 per child; Festive Sunday Brunch is from $158 per adult, $79 per child; Christmas Eve Dinner is from $158 per adult, $79 per child; Christmas Day Sunday Brunch (two seatings) is from $169 per adult, $84 per child; and Christmas Day Dinner is from $128 per adult, $64 per child.
Edge is at Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595, tel: 6826 8240.
Photo: Pan Pacific Singapore
This Christmas, Rise restaurant at Marina Bay Sands presents a sumptuous array of cold plates, festive selections and sweet treats. For Christmas Eve dinner, expect gourmet offerings such as Roasted Australia Wagyu Hip with Onion Gravy and Yorkshire Pudding and Traditional Roasted Turkey with stuffing and giblets sauce, alongside unlimited servings of Lobster and Alaskan King Crab. There will also be live stations serving Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallop with Braised Leek and Potato and Black Truffle Shavings, and Pan-Seared Foie Gras with white peach and balsamico reduction. On Christmas Day, for festive brunch, the buffet takes on an Asian slant with favourites such as Black Pepper Slipper Lobster and Singapore Chili Crab in addition to the wonderful festive spread.
Prices: Christmas Eve dinner (two seatings, 6pm to 8pm and 8.30pm to 10.30pm) costs $128 per adult, $58 per child; and Christmas Day Brunch costs $158 per adult and $58 per child.
Rise is at Hotel Lobby, Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, tel: 6688 5525.
Photo: Marina Bay Sands
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, tuck into classic Christmas fare with Alley on 25’s festive buffet comprising highlights such as Prime Rib Roast Beef, Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Sustainable Seafood Bouillabaisse, Glazed Kurobuta Ham, Boneless BBQ Pork Ribs and Turkey Breast Roulade. Seafood lovers can also enjoy the free-flowing sustainable seafood bar on ice with offerings such as oysters, Scottish smoked salmon, and tiger prawns along with unlimited eggnog, mulled wine, Delamotte Champagne, wines and beer. End the meal on a sweet note with their Tropical Fruit Pavlova, Christmas Pudding and the seasonal-special Christmas Mint Pandan Chiffon Cake (think mint mousse meets pandan chiffon).
Prices: Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is from $108 per adult, $54 per child; and Christmas Day Buffet Lunch is from $108 per adult, $54 per child. For more information, visit here.
Alley on 25 is at Level 25, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354, tel: 6408 1288.
Photo: Andaz Singapore
For Christmas Eve dinner, the award-winning buffet restaurant Carousel brings on festive favourites such as Maine lobsters, live Canadian oysters, Alaskan King Crabs, Slow-cooked Veal Cheek with Wild Mushroom Ragout, their Christmas Rendang Roast Turkey, and Honey Rock Sugar Glazed Veal Ribs. Assorted log cakes and hot Christmas puddings will also be available, and don’t forget to visit the crepe Suzette station. Come Christmas Day lunch, pamper yourself with Seafood Stew in Saffron Broth, Braised Lamb Shank with Roasted Parsnips and Garlic Confit, Oven-roasted Australian Prime Ribs with Yorkshire Pudding, and Traditional Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Chestnut Stuffing. Traditional festive treats such as Christmas Stollen, Italian Panettone, and Christmas Cookies will also be part of the delightful spread. And do keep your eyes open for Santa, who will make an appearance during the Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch. All food at Carousel is prepared in Halal-certified kitchens.
Prices: Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch costs $58 per adult, $36 per child (4-11 years old); Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner costs $98 per adult, $52 per child; Christmas Day Buffet Lunch costs $70 per adult, $43 per child; and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner costs $86 per adult, $52 per child.
Carousel is at Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220, tel: 6589 7799.
Photo: Royal Plaza on Scotts
The culinary team of the 100-seater halal Thai restaurant Blue Jasmine is serving a festive buffet dinner packed with flavour. Start off with a wide selection of fresh prawns, squids and black mussels, paired with Blue Jasmine’s spicy and tangy green seafood sauce. Move on to Assorted Fruits Som Tam (a Thai salad featuring a mixture of fresh fruits such as grapes, guava and pomelo), Sugarcane Prawn, fragrant Deep-Fried Pandan Chicken, and Southern-Thai red chicken curry. Do look out for the live station with piping hot Roast Turkey and Roast Beef marinated Esarn-style, and served with smoked chilli sauce and black pepper sauce rather than a brown sauce or gravy. For sweets, the Thai Chendol topped with jackfruit, fresh berries, and house-made red rubies is a must-try. Otherwise, the classic Christmas Log Cake will also be served at the dessert station.
Price: Festive Buffet Dinner (Dec 21 to 25) costs $65 per adult, $32.50 per child (6 to 12 years old), children 5 years and below dine for free.
Blue Jasmine is at Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564, tel: 6824 8851.
Photo: Park Hotel Farrer Park
Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s Japanese-inspired international buffet restaurant Triple Three dishes signature items such as Premium Honey-glazed Ham, Roasted U.S. Turkey, and Oven-Roasted Kumamoto Wagyu. Diners can also look forward to favourites such as Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Miso and Black Truffle and Lobster Mentaiyaki. Be sure to enjoy the freshly shucked oysters, luscious seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi. Christmas dessert classics such as the Dark Cherry Yule Log, Fruit Cake, Christmas Pudding, Stollen, Panettone and Toffee Pudding will complete your celebration.
Prices: Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch is $108 per adult, $48 per child; Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is $148 per adult, $48 per child; Christmas Day Buffet Lunch is $148 per adult, $48 per child; and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner is $148 per adult, $48 per child.
Triple Three is at Level 5 @ Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867, tel: 6831 6288.
Photo: Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Besides the grand festive feasts at the ever-popular Mezza9, why not opt for something with a local touch. StraitsKitchen presents a vibrant buffet menu of local Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Peranakan classics whipped up in Halal-certified kitchens. In addition to Christmas must-haves such as slow roasted tom turkey, traditional roasted potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts, treat your taste buds to ketam lemak simmered flower crab from the Malay kitchen, stir-fried cuttlefish from the Chinese kitchen, Tandoori turkey breast and molly machi barramundi curry from the Indian Kitchen, as well as a sweet selection of over 25 lovely local desserts, including a purple sweet potato log cake.
Prices: Christmas Eve Dinner is $98 per adult, $58 per child; Christmas Day Lunch is $78 per adult, $48 per child; and Christmas Day Dinner is $98 per adult, $58 per child. For more information, visit here.
StraitsKitchen is at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, tel: 6732 1234.
Photo: Grand Hyatt Singapore