With Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year coming our way, the number of gatherings with our friends and loved ones never seem to end. With gatherings, one question comes to mind: “Where shall we eat?” Singapore’s dining scene is blessed with so many different restaurants, both new and old, that we are often spoilt for choice.
If you find yourself at a loss this festive season, we’ve gathered some of our favourite places from the Marriott Portfolio of hotels to hang out with your loved ones. The hotel chain extends a loyalty program across the board, aptly named the Marriott Bonvoy. It also plays hosts to a number of festive offerings this time of the year, including festive takeaways from Beach Road Kitchen, a dinner set menu at modern Japanese restaurant Akira Back and a glitzy Countdown party at Flow 18 Sky Garden. Akira Back will also be offering seven-course festive set menus on Christmas eve, Christmas day, as well as New Year’s Eve for those who want a taste of everything without the hassle of menu selection.
With more than 7,000 hotels around the world, members of Marriott Bonvoy have access to the largest collection of luxury properties, including 24 Michelin-starred restaurants and over 400 managed spas. Enrol now and get an instant 10% F&B savings at participating outlets. Members also earn points on dining which they can redeem for future stays and for a limited time, their bill at the restaurants and bars below.
Whether it’s a casual affair with old friends or a hearty family dinner, we’ve got you covered with these dining options:
For an interesting night out: Madame Fan
Delightful Cantonese dining meet playful spins here at Madame Fan. Acclaimed restaurateur Alan Yau’s first foray into Southeast Asia, he is set to pave the way for a new era of Chinese dining. The fine-dining establishment plays host to a progressive, etiquette-free lifestyle dining concept that delivers experiential gourmet journey for all their guests. Upon entering, customers are immediately enamoured by the restaurant’s Great Gatsby-esque decor: fitted with plush textured seating, warm lighting and layered with elegant gold details. The immersive dining experience is further enhanced by live entertainment every week, from Thursdays to Saturdays from 7.30 pm.
Expect nothing but tantalising bites at Madame Fan. The hallmark of every Chinese restaurant is a heartwarming bowl of soup, and here at Madame Fan, it means their Four Treasure Soup. It includes lavish bites of sea cucumber, fish maw, dried Hokkaido scallop and crab meat, all stuffed in an aromatic coconut. With that, one should never leave without a taste of the restaurant’s Crispy Aromatic Duck, a wok-fried delight that is served Peking duck style, complete with freshly julienned vegetables and paper-thin pancakes.
For a casual gathering: Cook and Brew
A casual gathering of old chums need not equal a regular night out. Located on the 33rd floor, Cook and Brew is a contemporary gastro-bar perfect for friendly banter. The restaurant is furnished with raw wooden flooring, chesterfield sofas and a gorgeous black marble-topped bar. Here, guests can pamper themselves with an array of local and international delights, while indulging in a carefully curated selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails.
Crowd favourites include the hearty Beef Pot Roast, spotlighted with melt-in-your-mouth USDA beef short ribs. The meat is delivered atop a creamy bed of goat cheese and mascarpone polenta, complete with a sweet, nutty bone marrow jus.
For guests who cannot seem to choose between its fine selections, Cook and Brew is also offering festive specials this season. The three-course festive menu is available daily in December (except during dinner on 24 and 31 December), and features delicious treats like their decadent Christmas Pudding. Cook and Brew’s signature two-course Surf & Turf menu will also be available for all the eager guests, available exclusively during dinner on 24 and 31 December.
For big eaters: Beach Road Kitchen
Big eaters rejoice: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s all-day dining restaurant, Beach Road Kitchen is primed to whet your appetites with their scrumptious buffet spread. Available for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, the 247-seater is a showcase of local and international grub. The freshness of its offerings is duly noted especially with the restaurant’s variety of live stations. Highlights include a Charcoal Grill with grilled to order meats and a Cheese & Charcuterie station featuring selections from Italy, France and Spain. Beach Road Kitchen will be playing host to festive lunch and dinners for the whole of December as well as New Year’s Eve, and Christmas goodies will also be available for takeaway.
For a gastronomic affair with breathtaking views: Seasonal Tastes
Fancy plates of delicious eats coupled with a fantastic view? Seasonal Tastes is the ideal location. The all-day dining venue is home to buffet-style and à la carte dining for hungry guests and offers a live interactive kitchen concept for a personalized dining experience. Panoramic views of Singapore’s Marina Bay and the South China Sea can be seen through its floor-to-ceiling windows as well. Imagine finishing your scrumptious meal with a cup of coffee, coupled with a dose of sunset syrup. That truly sounds like a perfect end to the day.
Look out for the tangy Chilli Crab at the buffet dinner, a crowd favourite. The succulent flesh of the crab, as well as the pillowy buns on the side, are perfect accompaniments to the sweet and spicy sauce. If you’re hungry, festive buffets are available from 24 to 26 December as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day for a roundup of scrumptious spreads, including special sweets like the Ginger Spiced Orange Brûlée.
Marriott Bonvoy points can also be earned and redeemed at the following restaurants at The Westin Singapore and JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
– Akira Back
– Beach Road Kitchen
– Cool Cats
– Court Martial Bar
– Fish Pool
– Madame Fan
– Stags’ Room
The Westin Singapore
– Cook & Brew
– Lobby Lounge
– Seasonal Tastes
For all other Marriott hotels in Singapore, points can also be earned but cannot be redeemed at the restaurants.