Christmas Dinner Singapore 2013

Christmas Dinner 2013 SpecialChristmas Dinner 2013

Every December, the world gets excited about the biggest festive season of the year – Christmas. And because it is such a joyous and important celebration, everyone wants to treat themselves to something special. Of turkeys, candy canes, poinsettias, mistletoes and log cakes; and how can we miss out on that enchanted dinner?

There is something comforting, something heartwarming, and something enthralling about Christmas dinners. Think of a feast with your loved ones; a table of sumptuous Christmas delights, laughter and love; that familiar fuzzy feeling we all countdown to every year.

For our guide this year, we have shortlisted 8 brands that are worth looking out for when you plan for that much awaited Christmas dinner. We are stoked to share with you a list of restaurants – inexpensive and luxurious ones – for that festive indulgence, and here’s to treating your palate with these selections:

OCF Restaurant

Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt

Restaurant Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt (OCF) – named after Sir Stamford Raffles’ first wife – is located on the second level of The Arts House, right above Timbre. The 50-seater restaurant has an understated lush, with furniture of monochrome hues, set in a space so simple yet sophisticated. The place is romantic, intimate and somewhat elusive – in every good way, of course.

OCF Christmas Eve Dinner

Chef Jonathan Koh has put together a 7-course Christmas Eve Dinner menu (S$128++/pax, inclusive of a glass of champagne). Highlights include a King Oyster Mushroom with black truffles, a delicious pigeon with coco beans and black truffle jus, and a dessert composed of espresso mousse, coffee joconde, cocoa nibs, and ristretto ice cream. For the discerning ones who would like to give your taste buds an exhilarating ride this Christmas, OCF is the place for you and we promise the intricate composition of every dish will not disappoint.

OCF is also offering a special 7-course dinner (S$128++/pax, inclusive of a glass of champagne) on New Year’s Eve. Usher into the New Year with a decadent degustation dinner with your loved ones.

#02-02, The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
Tel: +65 6333 9312
Daily: 6pm – late
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Table Manners Christmas Special

Table Manners

Over at Table Manners, they are offering a 4-course Joy to the World Platter Set. It includes a classic Caesar salad, roasted tomato soup, choice between Catch of the Day Platter (S$45++/pax) or the All Yule Can Eat Meat Platter (S$50++/pax), choice of dessert from the ala carte menu, and a glass of wine or half-pint beer. There is a minimum order of two sets.

The meat platter is more enticing to me as it comes with half rack of fork-tender baby back ribs, a superbly cooked striploin steak, peri-peri chicken, spicy sausages, shepherd’s pie, fluffy potato mash and a medley of vegetables.

Table Manners Christmas Seafood Platter

But if you like seafood, then the seafood platter is your undisputed choice. Feast on a bed of pan-seared seabass, deep-fried panko prawns, baked Rockefeller oysters, mussels with spicy cream sauce, crispy baby squid calamari; complete with tomato rice and vegetables.

Table Manners’ Christmas promotion is absolutely a very value-for-money deal. If you are still deciding on a place, mark it down.

#01-68/69 Changi City Point
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Tel: +65 6604 7669
Daily: 11.30am – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Expo

Traditional Roasted Whole Turkey with Chestnut StuffingPhoto credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Carlton Hotel Singapore

A whole Turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry, a perfectly roasted tender and juicy Tomahwak Rib with red wine sauce, Classic Chocolate Log Cake and Homemade Stollen and Panettone… The take-home Christmas goodies – featuring a variety of sweet treats and roasted specialties – from Carlton Hotel Singapore will promise a Christmas so packed with love in the form of treats on your plates, and leave everyone contented that the year is ending on a good note.

And because feasting is more meaningful when done with a big group, the Christmas Party Pack (S$178++) which can feed 6 guests comfortably is also made available. Goodies include the traditional whole Turkey, mashed potato, buttered seasonable vegetable and butternut squash veloute. Carlton sure knows the way to our hearts (and tummies), and because it is Christmas, we are more than happy to have them spoil us this way.

Flame Valentino Log CakePhoto credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Citibank, DBS/POSB and UOB Cardmembers get to enjoy 15% discout for all Christmas goodies from 2 to 19 Dec 2013, and 10% discount from 20 to 25 Dec 2013. There is free local delivery for purchases above S$500. For orders, call +65 6349 1292, or email

Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Nearest Station: City Hall

Gravity Bar Carlton Hotel SingaporePhoto credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Gravity Bar

Gravity Bar at Carlton Hotel Singapore is one of the best-kept secrets in town. Besides having an extensive list of drinks, it also has a resident live band playing music. Have a festive cocktail party here and enjoy the festive drinks that are specially created for this month.

It is the perfect place for guests who want a quiet and nice bar that has a convenient location, yet steer clear of the crazy crowd in town – especially so for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Why not hide away in a cosy corner in Gravity bar, enjoy the music by the band and countdown to the year of 2014?

New Year's Eve at Gravity BarPhoto credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

One of the celebration packages which Gravity Bar is offering for New Year’s Eve is the Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial: Gold Party Pack (S$178++). It serves up to four and includes a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne, one platter of Chicken Lollipops, one platter of cheese fries, and four Gravity shots.

Lobby, Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6311 8839
Sun to Thu & PH: 5pm – 1am
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 3pm – 1am
Nearest Station: City Hall

Clifford Christmas Special

Clifford Restaurant

Clifford at Fullerton Bay Hotel is one of the most romantic restaurants in Singapore, making it the top choice to celebrate a special occasion like Christmas.

For those of you who are planning to celebrate Christmas early, check out Clifford’s four-course degustation festive dinner (S$95/pax, from 27 November to 23 Dec).

Clifford Christmas Sweets

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Clifford has a six-course degustation dinner (S$198) which includes many delectable dishes like the excellent Seared Scallops with Saffron Sauce and Caviar, the hearty and rich Lobster Bisque with Cognac Lobster Ravioli, and the heavenly Chocolate Raspberry Dessert. Clifford promises an epicurean adventure like no other.

Freshly shucked oysters, Boston lobsters, roasted wagyu and honey balsamic pork belly are just some of the dishes that are available from Clifford’s Christmas Day Champagne Brunch (S$238/pax). Whether it is a treat for your partner, or a family outing, this is surely one of the best ways to spend Christmas.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6597 5288
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Fullerton Hotel Singapore Sweet TreatsPhoto credit: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Town Restaurant

What is Christmas without a gastronomical indulgence? Tis’ the season to be jolly, and greedy. Fix a date at Town Restaurant at Fullerton Hotel, and treat yourself to a scrumptious buffet!

If you have numerous celebrations lined up across the festive month, you will be glad to know that Town Restaurant has prepared special treats – which include Christmas Tortellini with Capon Broth and Champagne Laced Risotto – for its Sunday Champagne Brunch (S$168/pax with unlimited champagne). Besides live music, there will also be kids activities like face-painting, ballon-sculpting, and screening of cartoons.

Festive Roasts at The Fullerton Hotel SingaporePhoto credit: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

With an extravagant spread and free flow of champagne, the Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (S$198++/adult) at Town Restaurant is a splendid venue for year-end celebrations and the final countdown to Christmas. On Christmas day itself, there will also be the highly anticipated Christmas Day Champagne Brunch. With 100 culinary highlights to choose from, it will be a very merry Christmas indeed. Also, there will be a special “bouncy castle” to ensure that the kids have fun while the adults indulge in a feast.

Level 1, Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8128
Sun to Thu: 6.30am – 11.30am
Fri & Sat: 6.30am – 12.30 midnight
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Buche InterContinentalPhoto credit: InterContinental Singapore

InterContinental Singapore

From traditional roasts to sweet treats, the huge selection of festive offerings from InterContinental Singapore will make sure that everyone has a great time at your house party.

No Christmas will be complete without yule logs. We are delighted to share that InterContinental Singapore has not just one, but five choices to offer. Besides the traditional chocolate log cake, it also has a Grand cru chocolate mousse log cake with anise-infused cream and rum & raisin sponge; Noel gateau framboise with raspberry jelly, white chocolate and yuzu; and its best seller Peranakan-style Gula Melaka “Chendol” Log Cake.

Nyonya Asam Chili TurkeyPhoto credit: InterContinental Singapore

Forget about the typical roast turkey, Executive Chef Eric Neo has specially prepared a Nyonya Assam Chilli Turkey – as a tribute to InterContinental Singapore’s Peranakan roots.

The Christmas goodies are available at the Festive Wonderland Shoppe, which is located at the lobby of InterContinental Singapore from 1 to 25 Dec 2013 between 11am – 7pm daily. You can also order online via InterContinental Facebook page.

1F, Hotel Intercontinental
80 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6338 7600
Nearest Station: Bugis

InterContinental Singapore champagne brunchPhoto credit: InterContinental Singapore

InterContinental Singapore Lobby Lounge

A Victorian-styled lobby lounge, soft music and a Christmas Day Ruinart Champagne Brunch (S$198++/adult, $88++/child) – that is what you can expect when you step into Intercontinental Singapore on the day that Christ was born. Dress your best and celebrate in style with an international buffet spread.

The little ones are in for a treat too. Victoria Bar will be transformed into a children’s playground for that day while their parents partake in the champagne buffet. There are many fun activities lined up just for the cheery angels, such as face-painting, balloon sculpting, and magic show. And they get their special kids’ selection buffet line, too! Your kids will have so much fun that they will be looking forward to returning to InterContinental for Christmas Champagne brunch the next year.

InterContinental Singapore TurkeyPhoto credit: InterContinental Singapore

With live music and countdown party, The Ruinart Champagne Buffet Dinner (S$198++/adult) at InterContinental Singapore’s Lobby Lounge is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. The luxurious spread – which includes an array of the freshest seafood, slow-roasted Entrecote beef, and champagne macarons – will be nothing but a rewarding feast for your soul.

1F, Hotel Intercontinental
80 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6825 1046
Nearest Station: Bugis

Feedlot Steakhouse Christmas Dinner

Feedlot Steakhouse Bar & Grill

For all steak lovers, Feedlot will be your church on Christmas. While the rest of the world rejoices with turkey and ham, you can stay happy with your steak dose and merry-make with all the best cuts that this steak house at Tanglin has to offer.

But you can also go for their 3-course festive dinner (S$88, available till 31 Dec). Appetiser options include a classic salmon gravlax that is marinated in-house with brown sugar & pink peppercorn, and a refreshing avocado & crab salad with saffron cream sauce.

Feedlot Christmas Lamb Rib

And the stars of the show have got to be the intricately put together main courses. The pretty fish dish will probably be a hit among the ladies – cod fish with passion fruit salsa, and celeriac & beetroot mash. The other option is a gorgeous Honey-glazed lamb rack with a puff pastry and port wine cherry jelly with orange meringue; Christmas is best celebrated with a myriad of flavours like that.

To conclude the night, tuck in to a classic Christmas dessert of toffee apples – because Feedlot knows how that will make everyone happy.

#B1-01, 56 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6463 8080
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

In our food directories, we have certain places that are special to us somehow, and reserved for remarkable occasions with the discerning ones. The White Rabbit is probably in everyone’s directory, and with its enchanting setting in a chapel complete with stained glass windows and a dimly lit dining room, it is not difficult to understand why it is so well-loved.

This Christmas, join them as they celebrate the launch of their new menu – with exciting new inclusions and tantalising classic favourites. For regulars, you will be happy to know that the Classic Lobster Bisque and Rangers Valley Wagyu Carpaccio are here to stay.

White Rabbit new menu

Highlights of the main courses include Alaskan King Crab Tagliatelle that is served with a sweet pork broth, Seabass en Papillote soaked in bed of fresh Provencal vegetables, and the very impressionable 36-hours Brandt Short Ribs. For desserts, the Baked Apple Pie is quite the ideal sweet note to end your night.

The White Rabbit is also our pick for the most romantic restaurants in Singapore, so we’d suggest making a reservation lest be disappointed.

39C Harding Road
Tel: +65 6473 9965
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm
Tue to Sun: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30pm – 2.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Tiffany Restaurant Christmas Buffet

Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant at Furama City Centre

Many times when making decisions on where to go to for Christmas celebrations, we are either restricted by availability or budget – more often than not the latter. And if you do not want to bust a week’s salary on one dinner, why not head to Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant at Furama City Centre? With a 1-for-1 credit card promotion for its Christmas Day buffet dinner, you can spoil yourself with a spread of international spread and eat all you can with your loved ones on this celebratory season.

Furama Hotel Christmas

The chef has prepared a series of festive dishes – look out for the smoked salmon, fresh & creamy pumpkin soup, ham and turkey with local spices, red velvet cream cheese log cake and lemon cupcake with mint frosting.

Regular customers would be familiar with the Chef’s penchant for infusing Asian flavors to his dishes, and this is especially for you if you want to celebrate the western festivity without being too far from your Asian roots.

For ladyironchef’s readers, flash this write-up for a complimentary fruit punch.

2F Furama City Centre
60 Eu Tong Sen Street
Tel: +65 6531 5366
Daily: 6.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown

Quayside Isle Night BoardwalkPhoto credit: Quayside Isle Singapore

Quayside Isle

A festivity like Christmas should be warm and hearty and indulgent, and spent with your closest ones. Picking a location or a restaurant is always the toughest, because we do not want to risk the chance of having an otherwise celebratory night ruined, but what if we tell you there is somewhere so beautifully stunning that no matter which restaurant you dine at, you are bound to have a memorable night?

Nestled within the luxurious Sentosa Cove enclave is the gem of Singapore – Quayside Isle, is an unparalleled dining and lifestyle destination with an enthralling offering. There is not a moment to feel dull when you are at Quayside Isle, especially when you get an unrivalled view of the marina, and an exciting array of restaurants for that special Christmas meal.

Quayside Isle is having a mall-wide promotion where 20 lucky winners will receive S$300 worth of vouchers. Whether you fancy European cuisine or cannot do without your seafood, there is definitely something special in every restaurant. Do look out for a full guide on Quayside Isle’s festive offerings later this week!

They say “It is a different world across the water”, and we cannot agree more!

31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove
Tel: +65 6887 3502
Nearest Station: Harbourfront