In the mood to feast and indulge soon? We list some of the top buffet spots to feast during the festive period, plus details on when to start making your reservations.
Lemongrass Rendang Spiced Turkey from The Fullerton Hotel. Image: Fullerton Hotel
Christmas is still three weeks away but restaurants and hotels here are already revved up and ready to take reservations for the festive season.
In fact, some hotels here have been taking in bookings for this year’s festive buffets last year, according to the hotel representatives that Yahoo Singapore contacted.
“Each year, we receive enthusiastic interest and enquiries on our Christmas offerings as early as a year prior to the occasion and this year is no exception,” said Mr Giovanni Viterale, general manager of The Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
He also observed that reservations are coming in at “a faster pace as compared to last year” but did not share exact figures.
Other hotels contacted said bookings typically begin from late October, though the bulk of bookings still tend to be made in December.
“We have been receiving enquiries since late October and several bookings for our Christmas brunch and Christmas Eve dinners have been confirmed,” said Ms Justina Loh, the director of marketing communications at Goodwood Park Hotel.
She added: “The restaurants are usually fully booked every year. We’d recommend late November as a good time to start placing reservations.”
“We have actually started earlier this year as we have received more enquiries from hotel guests who will be staying with us over the festive period,” noted Mr Chandran Apu Kutan, restaurant manager of Table by Rang Mahal. The restaurant, located at Naumi Hotel at Seah Street, received reservations as early as mid-October.
It seems it’s not just the locals who are keen on these festive meals - tourists are as well, hotel insiders said. To make your holiday plans easier, plan your holiday celebrations with this list. Happy feasting!
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel
When: Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20, Dec 27, from 12pm to 3.30pm
Where: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel, Tel: 6877 8128
Prices: From $129 per adult and $65 per child, inclusive of juices and soda
The Town Restaurant’s festive Sunday brunch includes a mix of pastas, roast meats, seafood, as well as a selection of cheese and Christmas desserts. Top picks include a Champagne laced risotto served with parmesan and shaved black truffles, as well as tortellini with capon broth, Boston-imported lobsters, snow crabs and live prawns.
Tandoor at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
When: Dec 5 to 31, 12pm to 2.30pm
Where: 11 Cavenagh Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Tel: +65 6733 8333
Prices: From $38 per diner, inclusive of a glass of G.H. Mumm champagne
Those in search of a more unusual Christmas spread should check out this festive spread. Get to sup on dishes with a North Indian touch, such as a tandoori turkey flavoured with Indian spices. Don’t be too surprised if you might find more of such festive treats done with a spicy kick.
Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore
When: Dec 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 12pm to 4pm
Where: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Tel: 6826 8240
Prices: From $64 per child, $188 per adult inclusive of free flow Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Champagne and other selected drinks for adult diners
Seafood fiends should flock to Japanese restaurant Edge for crustaceans, sashimi and more seafood on ice as part of its Sunday champagne brunch. The restaurant will serve curry tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet) as well as a selection of cheese, charcuterie, festive cakes plus pizza and foie gras. You won’t miss out on localised dishes either, as this buffet spread also includes dim sum, naans, beef rendang and grilled satay.
Asian Market Café at Fairmont Singapore
When: Dec 7-30, from 12pm to 2.30pm for weekdays and 6pm to 10pm daily
Where: 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Singapore, Tel: 6431 6156
Prices: From $48 per child and $88 per adult
If you’ve had enough of the classic roast turkey, why not opt for a Singapore-inspired festive meal at this halal-certified restaurant. Think festive dishes infused with a mix of dishes and ingredients from Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines, as well as Japanese and Thai-inspired treats.
The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra
When: December 11 to 31, from 12 to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm
Where: Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Tel: 6828 8880
Prices: From $25 per child, $45 per adult diner for lunch
Meat lovers in search of a hearty meal should zip to this restaurant, located at Park Hotel Alexandra which officially opened on Nov 4. Besides the traditional stuffed turkey, The Carvery will also serve coffee roasted baby ribs, spiced orange roasted duck, crispy pork knuckles and dry-aged beef prime rib along with classic Christmas desserts as part of its festive buffet.
Colony at the Ritz-Carlton
When: Dec 24 from 7pm to 10.30pm and Dec 25 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Tel: 6434 5288
Prices: From $49 per child, $98 per adult on Dec 25 to $226 per adult, inclusive of sparkling wine, house pour wines on Dec 24
As part of its Sunday Champagne brunch, this new buffet restaurant will feature a mix of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, western and local dishes, as well as roasted turkey, plum pudding. Christmas carollers, plus Santa Claus and Santarina appearances will also help keep the kids entertained on the eve of Christmas.
Orchard Cafe at Orchard Hotel Singapore
When: Dec 24-25, from 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm
Where: 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Tel: 6739 6565
Prices: From $68 per diner for Dec 24 lunch to $88 for Dec 25 dinner
Dine on a festive spread that includes the staple roast turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, slow roasted beef striploin and other classic Christmas dishes. Don’t miss one of the newest dishes: slow roasted beef striploin with mustard and herbs, as well as the gammon ham bone served with beetroot and muscovado sugar.
Tablescape at Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa
When: Dec 24, from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Where: Tablescape, Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, 23 Beach View
Prices: From $30 per child, $98 per adult
Festive feasting gets a fantastical theme, with pastries and sweets inspired by the Lewis Carroll novelAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Expect photo-worthy treats such as the Christmas Croquembouche, larger than life mushroom-shaped brownies along with classic Christmas dishes like the roasted stuffed turkey and Asian-style dishes.
Basilico at Regent Singapore
When: Dec 24 from 6.30pm to 10pm and Dec 25 from 11am to 1.15pm and 1.45pm to 3.45pm
Where: Regent Singapore, Level 2, Tel: 6725 3232
Prices: From $94 per diner
Expect an Italian-style feast for the buffet dishes at Basilico. The restaurant will serve over 40 Italian specialty cheeses, homemade agnolotti (pasta with meat or vegetable filling), braised lamb and foie gras, just to name a few dishes. Not to be missed: the dessert selection, which will include nougat crème brûlée, Amedei Chuao dark chocolate and orange gelato as well as an espresso and cardamom tart.
Grand Copthorne Waterfront
When: Dec 24, 25, from 6pm to 10pm
Where: 392 Havelock Road, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, Tel: 6733 0880
Prices: From $49 per child, $98 per adult
You’re as likely to find western-style Christmas mains as well as local dishes like Singapore chilli crab with deep-fried flower roll bun, mutton biryani rice at this Christmas buffet. Other top dishes include braised ox-tail stew, roast turkey, seafood on ice and assorted Christmas cakes and breads.
L’Espresso at Goodwood Park
When: Dec 25, from 10.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Where: 22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel, Tel: 6730 1743
Prices: From $90 per child, $158 per adult
As part of its Christmas brunch buffet, this popular afternoon tea venue will serve its signature teatime treats, alongside festive cakes and dishes such as the traditional Christmas chocolate log cake and honey glazed boneless ham. A bonus perk for parents: this festive buffet includes activities for the kids too, which the little ones can try out after their meals.
Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis
When: Dec 25-26, from 12pm to 3pm
Where: 29 Tanglin Road, St Regis Singapore, Tel: 6506 6860
Prices: From $89 per child and $178 per adult
Go all out to indulge on a selection of main courses such as char-grilled halibut fillet, pan-seared Kurobuta pork loin and braised cheek, followed by a spread of seafood on ice, foie gras, cheeses and other festive treats at this champagne brunch. Seafood highlights include Alaskan king crabs, Boston-imported lobsters, pan-seared Hokkaido scallops and more crustaceans.
Brasserie Les Saveur where got so cheap?
On normal Sunday brunch, it already cost $140++
If they lower the cost for xmas special then I think mai tu liao, can go hoot...
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