10 Premium Christmas Dinners in Singapore for Buffets, Private Dining, and Takeaways

Christmas is a special festival across the world. The one you look forward to all year, the moment you have the entire family engaging in festivities and sharing immense joy.

Half of the excitement involves exchanging gifts, decorating Xmas trees, and catching up with your friends and family over a hearty meal, be it Christmas eve or on the day.

Now, if you are in charge of the feast, you will have to account for everyone’s taste. Fortunately, you get your pick of Christmas dinners in Singapore, with special menus and wholesome buffets.

Here are the 10 best restaurants providing fine dining experiences and takeaways.

1. Basilico
Cuisine Served: Authentic Italian
Phone No.: +65 6725 3098
Address: 1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2 Regent Singapore, Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
Website: https://regentsingapore.com.sg/dining/basilico/
Email: contactus@regentsingapore.com.sg
Christmas Hours: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Eve and Day Dinner)
11:00 am – 1:15 pm
1:45 am – 4:00 pm (Day Brunch)
Email: $200 to $250 per adult depending on Christmas Eve, day dinner or brunch

Basilico is a lavish Italian cuisine eatery located in Regent, Singapore. Valerio, the Head Chef, kick started his career at age 15 in Italy. He went on to astound the royalties of Europe and the USA before settling in the Asian restaurant Basilico.

Valerio’s Italian roots are prominent in the signature dishes, such as the Crispy Roman Porchetta or the Gorgonzola cheese dipped in Saffron and Beer.

Their buffet dining area offers a caviar station surrounded by special mains, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. For a private setting, you can book the room adjacent to the wine cellar or the secluded dining area by the pool.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Fresh Mediterranean Mussels
  • Amalfi Lemon Marinated Whole Roasted Turkey
  • Basilico’s signature Crispy Roman Porchetta
  • Boston Lobsters
  • Tagliolini Pasta with Burrata Cream Sauce

Things You Should Know:

  • You can order Basilico’s festive platter from Regent Singapore’s online store.
  • The festive buffet is from 12 November to 8 January.
  • They have a Cheese room featuring over 50 creative flavors along with Basilico’s house produce.

Diner’s feedback:

“We had lunch in Basilico with my colleagues. I would suggest eating everything in small portions because you would absolutely want to taste it all. The cheese room was an instant hit for everyone.”

Melvin
2. Alley on 25
Cuisine Served: Multi-cuisine
Phone No.: +65 6408 1288
Address: 5 Fraser St, Level 25, Singapore 189354
Website: https://hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/singapore/andaz-singapore/sinaz/dining/alley-on-25
Email: alleyon25@andaz.com
Christmas Hours: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Christmas Eve)
12:00 pm- 2:30 pm (Christmas Day)
Email: Around $150 per adult for both days

Alley on 25, a part of Andaz Singapore, makes affordable Xmas lunch a reality. The spacious venue on the 25th floor with a skyline view of Singapore offers free-flowing beverages to drown the appetizers.

The restaurant rotates on a special set of mains every Christmas. Wait for 3 pm to roll, and you can drink unlimited tea and coffee along with sweet treats at their festive afternoon tea party.

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Tasteful Picks:

  • Honey Citrus Baked Ham
  • Sautéed Wild Mushrooms
  • Seafood Bouillabaisse
  • Fresh-Shucked Oysters
  • Duck Rillettes
  • Yule Log Cake

Things You Should Know:

  • Hyatt’s famous islandwide delivery is applicable.
  • Kids below 5 can dine free of charge.
  • Booking early gets you a 10 to 15% discount on the total bill.

Diner’s feedback:

“I had their Xmas feast for both days last year. We are going to have a staycation there this year. I can not wait to have their pandan cake again. This time, we also want to try the marble potatoes.”

Ella
3. The English House
Cuisine Served: Traditional British
Phone No.: +65 6545 4055
Address: 28 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238972
Website: https://theenglishhouse.com/
Email: Info@theenglishhouse.com
Christmas Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Both days)
Email: $150 to $160 per adult

Taking your family for a Christmas feast at The English House is as good as giving them a bonus tour of a museum. The curated statues, photos, and antiques take you back to Singapore’s colonial past.

Flickering candles and dim lighting shroud the place in mystery once evening falls. Enjoy the turkey sourced from Ireland’s Hogan farm with artisanal cranberry sauce, the highlight of this mood.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Potted Duck with Green Peppercorns
  • Roast Stoddart’s Scottish Ribeye
  • Mr. White’s Tiramisu
  • Traditional Wagyu Kagoshima Meat Ball

Things You Should Know:

  • The English House has dining and takeaway vouchers.
  • The usual menu is not available during festivities, only special ones due to seasonal availability.
  • The freshest high-quality ingredient is prepared using old-timey recipes.

Diner’s feedback:

“I wanted to experience a traditional dinner, and The English House proved to be the right choice. Their pigs in the blanket is a side dish but one so delicious, I wished it was the main course. Even the scotch egg seemed more flavorful than most places.”

Angeline
4. Akira Back
Cuisine Served: Modern Japanese
Phone No.: +65 6818 1914
Address: 30 Beach Road, Level B1M, Singapore 189763
Website: https://akiraback.sg/
Email: jw.sinjw.akiraback@marriott.com
Christmas Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm (Both days)
Email: $100 per adult

Akira Back is a namesake Michelin restaurant in JW Marriot, introducing you to bold Japanese cuisine. Akira is of Korean descent but lived in Colorado in his formative years, where he mastered Japanese cuisine.

Akira is experimental with his culinary techniques, blending Asian cultures around the world. His Japanese spreads have Korean condiments, inventing flavors you would not think of.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Tuna Pizza
  • Brother From Another Mother
  • Wagyu Fried Rice
  • Basque Cheesecake
  • ShisoSeabass

Things You Should Know

  • A special delivery menu of 11 courses is available for those who want home catering. 
  • The menu gets the Xmas dressing from 16th December to 1st January.
  • Alcohol is not part of the festive menu, though you can order entire Yamahai or JunmaiDaiginjo sake bottles.
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Diner’s feedback:

“I am in love with how they balance the flavors. There is something new to discover in every bite. I am a vegetarian, and they had so many dishes I could enjoy. It is definitely my top place to go.”

Karthik
5. Melt Cafe
Cuisine Served: Multi-cuisine
Phone No.: +65 6885 3500
Address: 5 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039797
Website: https://mandarinoriental.com/en/singapore/marina-bay/dine/melt-cafe
Email: mosin-reservations@mohg.com
Christmas Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Both Days)
Email: $250 to $280 per adult

Housed inside Mandarin Oriental, their pastry counter has too many awards to boast about. The stations serve and introduce you to various cuisines and cultures, including a rotisserie and a gourmet corner.

The interior decoration is modern with sparks of tradition. The guests also have the option of patio dining, teeming with greenery.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Signature Lobster Laksa
  • Curry set with Garlic Naan
  • Cha Soba
  • Baked Waffles

Things You Should Know:

  • You can make a reservation by scanning the QR code from the website.
  • A different food platter for each round from Xmas eve brunch to the day dinner.
  • If you prefer tasting different flavors in a day, the buffet specials combine Japanese, European, Chinese, and Indian cuisines.

Diner’s feedback:

“I went to their Christmas buffet and found so many seafood varieties. They gave us a tour of the stations as soon as we arrived, before showing us to our tables. I could not believe the number of dishes we got to have, especially with the mega discounts.”

Lucas
6. AltroZafferano
Cuisine Served: Italian
Phone No.: +65 6509 1488
Address: Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
Website: https://altrozafferano.sg/
Email: info@altrozafferano.sg
Christmas Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Both Days)
6:00 pm – 7:30 (Sunset Christmas Dinner)
Email: $150 to $200 per adult

Altro Zafferano has made it a mission to spoil you with Christmas decorations and menu splendor every year. While you can get an astonishing view of Marina Bay from their terrace garden, we doubt it is where you want to be seated.

After all, you do not want to miss the live-action view of the Head Chef, Andrea de Paola, and the Sous Chefs whipping up your order in the open kitchen. Here, Andrea reimagines classical Italian dishes into their modern version but adds South Italian flavors to pay homage to her heritage.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Blue Fin Tuna Tartare
  • ValrhonaOpalys Parfait
  • A5 Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
  • Kinross Station Lamb Rack

Things You Should Know

  • Their Christmas Dinner is 5-course, Brunch 4-course, and Sunset Dinner is 3-course.
  • 70% of the wine is sourced from Italy.
  • You have to get a reservation if you have children under 6.
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Diner’s feedback:

“The dishes were delightful, and it was a great pleasure to see what happens in the kitchen. The chefs were so kind to us, even though they were busy. They answered all questions with a smile.”

David
7. The Summerhouse
Cuisine Served: French
Phone No.: +65 8809 5840
Address: 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798387
Website: https://thesummerhouse.sg/
Email: enquiry@thesummerhouse.sg
Christmas Hours: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Both days)
Email: $150 to $160 per adult

You will have to make a long trip to The Summerhouse, but you will not regret it. Situated by the countryside, it is a french dinner adjacent to a cafe, snowy garden domes, and a patisserie which transforms itself into a bistro at night.

The Summerhouse has all the accommodations for a Xmas special wedding. Serve the guests fresh produce collected from local farms.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Frisee PaN-Seared Foie Gras
  • Inka-Grilled Wagyu Striploin
  • Lemon Meringue Tart
  • Beef Cheek Bourguignon

Things You Should Know:

  • They do island-wide delivery, so even if you can not visit The Summerhouse, it will come to you.
  • They have won several top restaurants and traveler food awards for consecutive years.
  • The Summerhouse has enough space to host corporate events.

Diner’s feedback:

“We went there for our first anniversary since we started dating. I want to have a Xmas wedding there someday. The place has a rustic ambiance, and the bungalow is great for taking pictures.”

Sue
8. The Garage
Cuisine Served: European
Phone No.: +65 9831 1106
Address: 50 Cluny Park Rd, Level 2 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Website: https://.thegarage.sg/
Email: reservation@thegarage.sg
Christmas Hours: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:30 pm- 1:30 pm (Both days)
Email: $100 to $150 per adult

Part of Singapore’s Botanic Garden, The Garage, is a two-set restaurant. The Bee’s Knees offers communal luncheon, while the Botanico is for private dining. Both have an architectural formation resembling 1920s art history.

Bee’s Knees has live music, an open garden, and a pet-friendly atmosphere. Botanico is for exquisite cuisine, where European vegetarian dishes are infused with Southeast Asian herbs. The Christmas feast is a joint event from both.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Ondeh Ondeh Log Cake
  • Pumpkin Truffle Cappuccino
  • Botanico’s Appetizer Medley
  • Ugly Duckling & Rapunzel
  • 3 Little Pigs

Things You Should Know:

  • Got to Botanico for an intimate dining experience and Bee’s Knees for a family gathering.
  • The Garage has all the items needed for you to have an outdoor picnic.
  • Choose indoor or outdoor when you are reserving a table.

Diner’s feedback:

“The Botanic garden turns into a fairytale land during Xmas . I am glad I got to see it. If you have a special occasion, inform the staff at Botanico beforehand. They will have cake and flowers prepared.”

Sherman
9. Le Jardin
Cuisine Served: French European
Phone No.: +65 8870 9977
Address: 5 Cox Terrace, Level 2, Fort Canning Arts Centre, Singapore 179620
Website: https://lejardin.com.sg/
Email: Enquiries@lejardin.com.sg
Christmas Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Email: $100 to $150 per adult

You do not have to wait to indulge in the Christmas mood at Le Jardin. They light up the space with lights, trinkets, decor items, Santa hats, elves, and Xmas trees.

Preserved flowers and hanging trees decorate the place year-round, enhanced against the Victorian theme. The floral art and historical pictures will make you forget about the outside world for a while.

Tasteful Picks:

  • Greenland Halibut
  • Cherry Compote
  • Daikon Veloute
  • Noel Rouge

Things You Should Know:

  • Early bookings get you Christmas-themed gifts and Chardonnay.
  • Outdoor patio seating is available.
  • The Xmas menu is valid from 23rd to 25th December.

Diner’s feedback:

“They served excellent food while keeping the Xmas dinner affordable. It is the kind of place you want to visit with your friends. They even gave us complimentary desserts and bouquets at the end.”

Sally
10. The Masons Table
Cuisine Served: European
Phone No.: +65 8839 6627
Address: The Freemasons’ Hall of Singapore 23A Coleman Street, Singapore 179806
Website: https://themasonstable.com/
Email: info@themasonstable.com
Christmas Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Both days)
Email: $115 to $130 per adult

The Masons Table is a relatively new addition to the Masonic Hall. The menu would lean towards Italian, British, Mediterranean, and French cuisines.

The restaurant maintains the elegance of the Freemason’s Hall but has a casual atmosphere overall. There are long gaps between the tables, allowing you privacy. However, it is their mouth-melting medium-rare beef that seals the deal.

Tasteful Picks:

  • The Masons’ Classic Roast Turkey
  • Pecan pie
  • Rosemary Roast Potatoes
  • Rustic Ham & Chicken Terrine

Things You Should Know:

  • You can book them for Xmas catering, delivered straight to your home from 23rd to 25th.
  • Seminars, business meetings, and weddings are held in the hall, so The Mason Table makes the perfect attached dinner.
  • You can request them to make you halal food.

Diner’s feedback:

“I love historical places so much. We even got a tour of the hall after dinner. But the restaurant had such good food I would have come back regardless. I can’t wait to taste their pork chop with apple sauce again.”

Xin

What qualifies as the finest Christmas Dinner in Singapore?

There is no shortage of Christmas Dinners in the country. In fact, all top cafes and restaurants have a special menu.

Whether you have a good Christmas depends on the following factors:

  • Does the restaurant decor call for family gatherings or a romantic dinner?
  • Do you want a traditional European Christmas or a touch of Asian? Is there a halal option?
  • Is there a buffet system? Can you get takeaways or a home catering service?
  • Do they have free-flowing deals?
  • Is there a corner for other fun Christmas activities, such as a dance floor?