What would Christmas be like without snow, presents and merry-making? While we can’t help with the snow and Christmas gifts, we’ve rounded up a list of value-for-money Christmas buffets, brunches and dining deals where you can have a merry feast with friends and family. And remember, wherever you decide to eat out this December, always ask for available credit card promotions that can help shave off your meal bill. Have a merry Christmas!
1. Hotel Indigo: Baba Chews & Eatery
For those who fancy the usual Christmas delights prepared in old-school Nyonya style, Baba Chews offers a delectable array of Peranakan, Western and local fare which will leave you wanting for more.
Priced affordably at $42 per person, indulge in goodies such as the Assam Curry Turkey Breast, stewed in homemade rempah (paste) of local spices. For those with a savoury tooth, the Yakitori Panggang, grilled chicken skewer marinated with fermented shrimp sauce, topped with crushed nuts, is a must-try.
Another highlight is the D-I-Y Station where you can make your very own Rojak and Kueh Pie Tee using the freshest ingredients provided. With desserts and pastries aplenty, you will be spoilt for choice with a selection of rainbow-coloured Nyonya Kuehs (cakes).
So hurry! Check out Baba Chews’ festive menus here!
- Saturdays (11am – 3 pm): A La Carte Brunch From S$16
- Sundays (12pm – 3 pm): All-You-Can-Eat Brunch S$42++
- Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: All-You-Can-Eat-Dinner for S$60++
- Christmas & New Year’s Day: (12 pm to 3 pm) All-You-Can-Eat Brunch for $52++
Email email@example.com for reservations!
2. InterContinental Singapore: Ash & Elm
Who can say ‘no’ to mouth-watering food at reasonable prices? The G Restaurant Awards of Excellence winner, Ash & Elm has a well-thought out menu for both light-eaters ($38 for appetiser and dessert buffet only) and $48 if you top it up with a main course.
Be tantalised by its fine selection of main courses such as their duck leg confit and winter truffle linguine.
- Festive Lunch from 21 November-24 December 2018 and 26-31 December 2018
- Monday-Saturday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Call 6825 1131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
3. Carlton Hotel: Cafe Mosaic
As its name suggests, expect to savour a “kaleidoscope of flavours: at Café Mosaic. The buffet lunch, priced at S$48 for adults, is a beautiful spread of festive favourites, from sweet and savoury treats to classic roasted specialties.
Look out for ‘Santa’s Sleigh’, an unconventional log cake featuring a trio of flavours – mango, pear and strawberry mousse cake – on top of an exquisitely handcrafted chocolate sleigh.
Weekend lunch buffets also come with an extra serving of fun-filled activities catered for families with children in tow.
Weekday Buffet Lunch (Mon-Fri): $48++ per adult, $24++ per child
Weekend Buffet Lunch (Sat-Sun): $48++ per adult, $24++ per child
Buffet Dinner (Mondays to Sundays): $88++ per adult, $44++ per child
DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB credit and debit card holders enjoy 20% off Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner, with reservations and full payment made by 15 December 2018.
Call 6311 8195 or email: email@example.com for more.
4. Hotel Jen Tanglin: J65
Seafood lovers will revel at the sumptuous spread of ‘treasures from the sea’ at J65, in addition to festive carvings of crispy roasted pork knuckle, slow roast grain-fed striploin and tender Virginia ham. Sink your teeth into succulent turkey roasted to golden perfection in traditional as well as ‘Asian Percik’ styles. For those with a sweet tooth, an irresistible array of festive desserts await.
- From 22 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019 (Noon – 2.30pm)
- Weekday lunch buffet: $31++
- Advance reservation is recommended
Early Bird Promotion:
Enjoy 20% off total bill for any bookings made with pre-payment between 1 Nov to 14 Dec 2018. For UOB, CIMB, Maybank and HSBC credit card holders, you can get further discounts.
For more information, call 6831 4374 or email J65@hoteljen.com
5. Holiday Inn@Singapore Orchard City: Window on the Park
Seafood lovers will be licking their lips at Window on the Park’s buffet, with its mesmerising display of poached tiger prawns, lala clams and Canadian black mussels all spread on ice. Weekend diners can indulge in freshly shucked New Zealand oysters, queen scallops, crab and Maine lobsters.
Apart from its festive fare, Window on the Park also specialises in Asian cuisine so local foodies can also look forward to traditional Singapore chilli crab and Hainanese chicken rice. Do not miss Chef Ken’s signature Ondeh Ondeh cake and creamy Durian Pengat to sweeten your feast.
29 Nov – 23 Dec and 26 to 30 December 2018 and 1 January 2019
- Lunch (12.00pm to 2.30pm)
S$68++ per person (1-for-1 pricing)
S$28++ per person for free flow tiger beer and house wine
- Dinner – 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Monday to Thursday: S$68++ per adult (1-for-1 pricing)
Friday to Sunday: S$98++ per adult (1-for-1 pricing)
- 24, 25 and 31 December 2018
Lunch – 12.00pm to 2.30pm: S$78++ per adult
Dinner – 6.30pm to 10.00pm: S$78++ per adult
Please book online or call toll free: 1800 7871221
6. Song of India
The one-Michelin star Song of India is set in an elegantly restored black and white colonial bungalow with opulent interior décor such as Keralan teak pillars and glistening chandeliers. Sample the decadent ‘fish marinated in malvani tamarind masala’ or ‘saffron walnut pulao rice’ available on its 4 course Christmas menu. Sweet-lovers can savour the ‘Goan Dodol’ or ‘forestberry macadamia kulfi’.
4-course December Christmas menu: $79++ (corporate discounts available).
Christmas brunch available from 23 – 25 Dec, priced at $46.90.
Call 6838 0055 or email: Namaste@songofindia.com.sg for reservations
7. Park Hotel Clarke Quay: Cobolo Poolside Bar and Grill
If you feel like ending the year by the glistening waters of the pool and under the twinkling stars of the night sky, check out the Festive BBQ buffet at Park Hotel’s Cobolo Poolside Bar + Grill. Indulge in irresistible chargrilled meats, the freshest seafood and help yourself to all the roast turkey, Christmas ham and desserts all under the open sky.
Usher in 2019 at the hotel’s New Year’s Eve Countdown party on 31 Dec 2018, where you can drink to your heart’s content with free-flowing beer, wines and cocktails. Join in the fun and games and don’t forget to dip yourself in the pool!
21-24 December and 28-31 December
Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Price: $82++ per adult, $41++ per child (5-11 years)
Early Bird Treat for all room guests, or non-staying guests with UOB, Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, OCBC and Maybank Cards (book before 15 December): 50% off every 2nd adult buffet diner and a complimentary bottle of wine for groups of 4 and above.
For bookings on 15 December and after for all room guests, or non-staying guests with UOB, Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, OCBC and Maybank Cards: 50% off every 2nd adult buffet diner.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (65) 65938855 for reservations.
By Zann Huang
A recipient of the Magnum Foundation Emergency Grant in 2014, my photos from the Middle East and Asia have also been published in Time Magazine and Le Monde etc. My written work ranges from travel, politics (Mid-East) to the environment and finance-related matters.