It’s time to bring out the advent calendars: Christmas is officially less than a month away.
This year, Christmas is a little different. Apart from a five-person restriction at restaurant tables, only five guests are able to visit your household at any given day.
Yet, the restrictions might not necessarily be a bad thing. After all, this means you can plan to meet your friends and family during multiple occasions, and try different dishes too.
The festive menus this year come in a whole range: from set menus to oriental twists and hearty buffets, one will definitely be spoilt for choice. The festive takeaways, on the other hand, come with indulgent cuts of classic turkeys and hams that are bound to keep you stuffed even after a night of revelry at home.
Here, read on for our full list of festive menus and takeaways you can feast on this Christmas 2020.
(Hero and featured image credit: Oxwell & Clan)
Beach Road Kitchen won’t be your average festive buffet line-up this year. Apart from a bountiful menu, it’ll come with a unique Chefs-on-show dining concept where the chefs from Beach Road Kitchen will rove around the hall with speciality passarounds throughout your meal. Expect iconic dishes like the Traditional Roasted Turkey with Signature Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, a mouthwatering, juicy number that’s perfumed with herbs and spices.
The Festive Chefs-on-show dining is available from now to 30 December (lunch, brunch and dinner), and guests who choose to dine on Christmas Even and Christmas Day will be treated to additional dishes like the Pan-seared Foie Gras and the handcrafted Ginger Apple pie.
If you’re looking to feast at home, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach also has takeaways and deliveries for their festive meats and curated hampers for fuss-free gifts available here.
Soak in the yuletide cheer with Christmas at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung. From 1 to 25 December, guests can enjoy lunch and dinner set courses at the locale, with decadent treats like the Tajima Wagyu beef rump with a tangy assam sauce and indulgent plates of foie gras with raspberry spiced apple. On Christmas Day, guests can find a whole plethora of iced seafood, cured fish and charcuterie offerings to wood grill carving sections, rotisserie spit counters at the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat buffet brunch.
Christmas isn’t always about the big meats here in Singapore, and perhaps you’d like to celebrate the festive spirit with a little oriental flair. If that sounds like you, then head over to Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore. Cantonese highlights await as you dine on the restaurant’s Double-boiled Lobster Soup with King Prawn and Pine Nuts, and dig into the lip-smacking Barbecued Suckling Pig stuffed with Glutinous Rice, Wild Mushrooms and Truffles. The festive dishes are available from 21 December 2020 to 1 January 2021, for both lunch and dinner service.
Gather your loved ones for a lavish a la carte buffet at Edge, featuring all your classic favourites. The Roasted Turkey Breast with Caramelised Apples and Crusted Almond and Glazed Gammon Ham with Pineapple Chutney, are dishes you cannot miss during. The festive buffet is available for lunch, brunch and dinner from now to 24 December and 26 to 31 December, and the elevated Christmas day menu will be available for lunch, brunch and dinner service.
The indulgent Basilico Christmas menu will feature your choice of three courses: plated antipasti, mains such as Parma Ham-wrapped Turkey Ballotine stuffed with Foie Gras, and desserts that include an Alphonso Mango Cheesecake that’s gently nestled within a Coconut Snowball. Other highlights include dishes like the poached Boston lobsters and cotechino and the slow-simmered pork sausage with lentils. The festive menu is available for brunch, lunch and dinner service from now to 25 December (only dinner and brunch service).
Stay in this celebratory season with Publico Ristorante. The restaurant has you covered for a night of feasting with the Publico’s Festive Feast Kits To-Go, available for small gatherings of two to four guests and feature dishes like the sweet datterino tomatoes, 20-month-aged prosciutto – DIY Pasta Kit, with handmade rigatoni and crab “mamma rosa” sauce as well the famous Tiramisu. Each kit has to be preordered at least three business days in advance here, and come with the option of being par or fully cooked.
Oxwell & Co may have shut its doors this summer, but it’s making a comeback with the launch of Oxwell & Clan, a six-week Christmas pop-up on the ground floor of Straits Clan’s Clan Cafe. Feast on dishes like the juicy Turkey Roulade, complete with celery, chestnuts, mushrooms and cranberry sauce or the Crackled Roast Pork Belly, a crispy number that’s made even better with mustard sauce. All the mains will be served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and traditional gravy. Make sure to grab a serving of the Spiced Pear Spritz to wash it all down with: the invigorating vodka, baked apple & pear, vanilla, and prosecco makes for the perfect tipple to complete the merry-making with.
If you’d like to spend time at home instead, Oxwell & Clan is able to deliver festive boxes to your doors through Boxwell & Co. All you have to do is call ahead to order. This year, they’ve partnered with Food Bank SG to share some of Christmas spirit: for every meal bought (both at the pop-up and through delivery), another meal will be going to a person in need in the community.
Not all of us are sequin dress-wearing party-goers for the holiday season. If you’re the type to dig into your plates without restraint in your pjs, then you’re probably better off with takeaway. The four-course festive spread from Porta at Park Hotel Clarke Quay first begins with the Butternut Pumpkin Soup, topped with pumpkin seeds and crispy focaccia croutons, then moves on to a delightful appetiser of pan-seared Hokkaido Scallops that crowned with avruga caviar and crumbled bacon bits. For your mains, choose between the succulent Pan-seared Black Cod fillet with served with a chickpea-tomato sauce or the Australian Beef Tenderloin, accompanied by a king oyster mushroom and a light celeriac purée. Finish off the meal with a slice of Chocolate Log Cake, decorated with shaved chocolate and a tangy raspberry purée.
The festive feast is available for self-collection and delivery between 4pm to 8.30pm on 24 to 27 and 31 December 2020, and 1 January 2021
The best treats in life are those that are shared, so why not send some well-wishes to your loved ones with the takeaways from Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel? The trove of yuletide goodies this year include a beautiful Roasted Tea Smoked Turkey with Assorted Roasted Root Vegetables & Old-Fashioned Giblet Gravy, an aromatic number that’s sure to enthral. If you lean towards seafood dishes, the sizeable portion of the Baked Whole Halibut with Artichokes, Fennel & Lemon Herb Sauce and the Lobster Thermidor with Lobster Bisque Risotto will leave you coming back for more.
Two-Michelin starred restaurant, Saint Pierre, is bringing some of their festive cheer to guests this year in the form of takeaways and an exclusive, one-night-only dine-in menu. The seven-course dinner menu on Christmas Eve is set to be a luxe one for sure: think dishes full of premium ingredients like Gillardeau Oyster, Hokkaido Snow Crab, Nagasaki Seabass and Omi Beef.
In the event where you can’t grab a seat that night, we suggest getting a hold of the restaurant’s takeaway menu, complete with resplendent delicacies like the Armagnac-marinated foie gras terrine and the Green Tea Smoked Sakura Masu. As for mains, the 200-Day Aged Angus Beef Ribeye “En-croute” served with black pepper and thyme jus and the Roasted Whole Capon ($45+/kg) with chestnut, mushroom and foie gras stuffing is set to be stunners on your dinner table. Just in case you’re still hungry, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s iconic Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake is available for order too. Saint Pierre’s festive takeaway menu is available from now to 31 December 2020.