Tis the season to gather with friends, family and colleagues and feast yourself silly! When it comes to Christmas dinners in Singapore, there are tons of restaurants doing up fab spreads like roast turkey and ham with all the fixings, as well as more modern offerings. While we love ourselves a festive hotel buffet, this year we’ve been scoping out places that offer a bit more of an intimate vibe. If you’re looking for delicious holiday eats in divine settings, these are our top picks for the best holiday dinners in Singapore.
Set in the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Sinfonia makes for a classy spot to celebrate Christmas with groups large and small. Inside you’ll find smooth marble floors, white linen tablecloths, and grand columns and arched windows. Executive Chef Simone Depalmas has put together a range of inspired Christmas menus for lunch and dinner featuring Italian delicacies like truffle chicken liver brulee, risotto with squid and sea urchin, and Wagyu sirloin.
Lunch: 3 courses: $45++ per person, 4 courses: $52++ per person, 3-course kids’ menu (ages 6-11): $28++ per person. Dinner: 4 courses: $108++ per person, 5 courses: $138++ per person, 7 Courses: $168++ per person, 3-course kids’ menu (ages 6-11): $28++ per person
Sinfonia Restaurant, Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place #01-01, Singapore 179558. p. +65 6385 5588. Open Tues – Sat 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sun – Mon 12pm – 3pm (dinner available for group bookings)
Singapore’s highest restaurant is pulling out all the stops this holiday season with a 6-course dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, plus an all-you-can-eat brunch on Christmas Day. The epicurean extravaganzas will feature Christmas favourites like roast turkey and honey baked ham, as well as modern Australian offerings like sustainable red snapper with winter plums and smoked duck with honey balsamic brussel sprouts.
Christmas Eve Dinner: 6 courses $168++ or $188++ (window seating). Christmas Day Brunch: $140++ per adult with option to add free-flow Veuve Clicquot NV for $135++, $60++ per child under 12 years old, free for children under 6 years old. Christmas Day Dinner: 6 courses $168++ or $188++ (window seating).
Stellar at 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place Level 62, Singapore 048616. p. +65 3138 8453. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 2pm, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sat – Sun 6pm – 9:30pm
Famous for their fantastic Asian fusion dishes, Butcher Boy is taking a more traditional approach this December with Christmas Sunday roasts featuring festive dishes like baked honey glazed ham, roast beef, and roast chicken along with sides like cranberry jam, Yorkshire puddings, and pigs in a blanket. They can also host parties for up to 50 or 60 people with various menu options and holiday drink packages. Seats are getting snapped up fast, so reservations are essential.
Sunday Christmas Roast (every Sunday until December 29 from 12pm – 4pm and 4pm- 8:30pm): $45++ per person or $90++ for two people.
Butcher Boy, 31 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089138. p. +65 6221 6833. Open Fri 12pm – 3pm, Mon – Sat 6pm – 10:30pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 8:30pm
Basque Kitchen by Aitor
Brought to us by the Unlisted Collection, this chic spot on Amoy Street is helmed by chef Aitor Jeronimo, who plates up innovative dishes inspired by his Basque heritage. Your festive feast could include fried Guernica peppers, charcoal grilled whole sea bream sauce and pil-pil sauce, or milk-fed lamb shoulder with smoked eggplant. They can cater for larger parties too, making this a great spot for an office Christmas celebration.
Basque Kitchen by Aitor, 97 Amoy Street, Singapore 069917. p. +65 6224 2232. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sat 6pm – 11:30pm
For a traditional British style Christmas lunch or dinner, make your way to The English House by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. Throughout December you can indulge in free-range, organic Rhug Estate turkey with all the trimmings, as well as comforting classics like beef wellington, potted duck with green peppercorns, and roast pork belly with crackling. The festive menus are available from December 1 to December 24, with a special 4-course lunch menu on Christmas Day.
Christmas Festive Menu (December 1 – December 24 for lunch and dinner): 2 courses $55++, 3 courses $65++. Christmas Day Menu (11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm): 4 courses $99++ per adult, 3 courses $48++ per child
The English House, 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238972. p. +65 6545 4055. Open Tues – Fri 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 11pm, Sat 8:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 11pm, Sun 8:30am – 6pm
Soak up sublime views of Marina Bay as you sup on Mediterranean-inspired bites at Artemis, a beautiful rooftop restaurant perched on the 40th floor of the CapitaGreen building. This is the perfect spot for a holiday outing with colleagues, as the location is smack in the middle of the CBD. A la carte options include the seared Boston lobster with green goddess dressing, Iberico pork with cauliflower puree, and roasted squash with seaweed and miso dressing.
Artemis Grill, 138 Market St, CapitaGreen #40-01, Singapore 048946. p. +65 6635 8677. Open Mon – Wed 11:30am – 11pm, Thurs – Fri 11:30am – 12am, Sat 5:30pm – 11pm
Celebrate Christmas Italian style at OSO, a stunning spot perched between two rooftop pools on top of Oasia Hotel Downtown. The festive lunch and dinner menus feature vibrant dishes that will instantly put you in the holiday spirit like the thick cod fish veloute soup, pan-fried foie gras with hazelnut crushed amaretti and pumpkin creme, and the honey-glazed pork pancetta belly with chestnuts-porcini in rosemary gremolata.
Christmas Lunch: $38++ per person. Christmas Dinner: 5 courses for $98++ per person.
OSO, 100 Peck Seah Street, Oasia Hotel Downtown Level 27, Singapore 079333. p. +65 6327 8378. Open daily 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 12am
Lawry’s the Prime Rib
Lawry’s hasn’t officially revealed all the details of their Christmas menu yet, but if it’s anything like their Thanksgiving feast, then you can expect a multi-course meal featuring indulgences like the signature roasted USDA prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, and whipped cream horseradish or the oven-baked New Zealand salmon with king prawns with angel hair pasta. Keep an eye on their site for the latest updates.
Lawry’s the Prime Rib, 333A Orchard Rd, Mandarin Gallery #04-01/3, Singapore 238897. p. +65 6836 3333. Open Sun – Thurs 11:30am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 11:30am – 10:30pm
Escape the city streets and enter the magical world of Christmas at the Woods at Botanico this December. Surrounded by the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the nature-inspired restaurant is offering a slew of fun Christmas activities for the whole family including Christmas carols on the lawn and a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Day. Throughout the month you can also dine on holiday dishes like the 64-degree turkey roulade and Christmas pudding with dried longan and winter melon.
Communal Christmas Brunch (December 24 – December 25, 11am – 3pm): 6 courses $68++ per person (minimum 2 people). Communal Christmas Dinner: (December 24 – December 25 6pm – 10pm): $88++ per person (minimum 2 people).
Botanico, 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 2, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488. p. +65 9831 1106. Open Wed – Fri 6pm – 10pm, Sat – Sun 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
It’s all about gobsmacking views and fantastically fresh Australian fare at Salt Grill & Sky Bar this Christmas. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day you can grab a seat with sweeping views of the city skyline and dig into innovative dishes like the Kombu cured Tasmanian salmon “poke” avocado with smoked Yarra Valley roe, wakame, white soy, and wild rice and the Westholme Wagyu tenderloin with intercostal marmalade, smoked artichoke, and Perigord truffle.
Christmas Lunch (December 24 – December 25): 3 courses $88++ per person. Christmas Dinner (December 24 – December 25): 5 courses $148++ per person
Salt Grill & Sky Bar, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard Mall #55-01, Singapore 238801. p. +65 6592 5118. Open Mon – Fri 11:30am – 1:45pm, 6pm – 9:45pm, Sat – Sun 11am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 9:45pm