From an Asian-inspired meal at Path to an intricate showcase at Jag, here are some of Singapore’s best restaurants that will take the stress out of hosting this Christmas
What about: Not everyone enjoys ham and turkey at Christmas, and that’s perfectly okay. Marvas Ng, Head Chef at Path, has designed a nine-course tasting menu (S$198 per person) combining Asian flavours with French culinary techniques. Think Wagyu Beef Tartare mixed with shallots and a spicy doubanjiang; Shanghainese Hairy Crab Roe that comes with a supple house-made soy curd; and a Canton-Style Pot-au-Feu featuring braised Australian wagyu short ribs. Available for dinner from 22 to 25 December 2022.
Robb tip: Throw in extra festive cheer with two hours worth of Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne (S$70) or a flight of three wines for S$42.
12 Marina Boulevard
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3
Tel: +65 6443 0180
What about: Basilico at Regent is one of Singapore’s greatest gems. The food is consistently good and the service? Exceptional. It always feels like home when you’re dining here. On offer for the festive season is a special brunch that will go on until 8 January 2022. For S$148, dig into a buffet of antipasti, seafood, cheeses, roasts and more. Highlights include the Squid Ink Risotto and if you can believe it, a juicy Whole-Roasted Turkey marinated in Campari and Amalfi lemon. Top it up with S$70 for free-flow Champagne or S$100 for premium wines.
If you like the festive brunch enough to go a second round, head back on New Year’s Eve for dinner (starting at S$208) before wrapping the year up at Manhattan for a countdown cocktail party (S$288). Expect a giddy start to 2023 with a live DJ and heady drinks from 9.30pm all the way till 2am.
Robb tip: Enjoy 15 per cent off Regent’s festive delivery menu with the promo code, ROBBREPORT15. Valid until 31 December 2022.
1 Cuscaden Road
Regent Singapore, Level 2
Tel: +65 6725 3232
What about: If a hearty family-style feast is what you want at Christmas, look no further than Osteria Mozza. At S$148 per person (for a minimum of two), you’ll enjoy everything from cold cuts and Manuka honey-glazed Iberico Ham to Fried Brussels Sprouts and the very delicious Corzetti alla Norma, a lasagna-style pasta dressed in tomato, eggplant and housemade ricotta. Other highlights include the Chicken Porchetta with gravy and fried chicken skin, and the Hasselback Potatoes amped with garlic herb butter. Available for dinner on Christmas Eve and both lunch and dinner on Christmas Day itself.
Robb tip: Kids dine at half price and if you need a drink (who doesn’t), wine pairing is available at just S$100 more.
333 Orchard Road
Hilton Singapore Orchard
Tel: +65 6831 6271
What about: At Rempapa, almost every dish is a main event. You can taste the hard work and love of Chef Damian D’Silva and his team, and once you’ve done so, there’s no going back. The food here is that good. Typically known for Peranakan and all things Singaporean, this Christmas is going to be British-inspired. Available as a platter for four (S$120), get ready to feast on the Roast GG French Poulet brined with spices and stuffed with pandan leaves, lemongrass, ginger flower and more; Spiced Meatloaf with Sambal Mashed Potatoes; Bubble and Squeak; and Spotted Dick with Gula Melaka Custard.
Dine anytime from 15 to 31 December 2022 or opt for delivery, which will only apply to the à la carte dishes—the roast chicken, meatloaf and Spotted Dick.
Robb tip: Don’t skip on Rempapa’s selection of whole kuehs and cakes. Kueh Bingka (S$60), Bika Ambon (S$65), Sugee Cake (S$85) and the famous Kueh Salat (S$60) are available for takeaway or delivery as long as you make your order five days in advance.
2 Paya Lebar Road
Park Place Residences at PLQ
Tel: +65 9459 1603
What about: Chef Marti Carlos has prepared a selection of four indulgent Festive Plates featuring meats and seafood that are traditional in Spanish Christmas celebrations. The Stuffed Spring Chicken with Pork Belly, Truffle, and Nuts (S$36) is an iteration of a must-have in every Catalan household, while the Monkfish Tail with Salsa Verde and Clams (S$34) is a classic that will transport you to Basque country. Available from 1 to 31 December 2022.
Robb tip: Gaig’s Christmas Gourmet Box (S$150) includes Spanish delicacies such as jamón, manchego cheese, and a bottle of Castillo de Canena extra-virgin olive oil. Perfect for gifting or even better, a late-night indulgence for just yourself.
16 Stanley Street
Tel: +65 6221 2134
What about: Given Chef Jeremy Gillon’s love of wild-foraged indigenous herbs from the Savoie province in the French Alps, Restaurant Jag’s Christmas Discovery Menu (S$398) is bound to be an exceptional showcase of the season’s harvest. Not much has been revealed about the menu, so all you can do this Christmas Eve is to sit back, relax and allow him to surprise you in 17 different ways before you leave the restaurant reeling from deliciousness.
Robb tip: If you’d rather enjoy Christmas at home, there are items available for takeaway or delivery only on the mornings of 24 and 25 December. We recommend the Chapon de Bresse, Mashed Potatoes, Foie Gras Torchon, and Smoked Beetroot and Raspberry Salmon Blinis.
76 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 3138 8477
What about: If a two-Michelin-starred meal at a French fine-dining establishment sounds tempting this Christmas, consider spending it at Saint Pierre, where a four-course lunch (S$248) and seven-course dinner (S$488) are available on the eve. Bask in the backdrop of the Marina Bay skyline as you savour the Minquiers Island Blue Lobster Confit that’s topped with Périgord black winter truffle shavings; the Hawke’s Bay Venison with layers of kabocha tartare and venison mousse; and roasted Pyrenees Lamb Saddle paired with parsnip-miso cream and monkey head mushroom.
Saint Pierre also has a bespoke festive takeaway menu for those who prefer celebrating from the comfort of their homes. Indulge in Black Truffle Marbled Foie Gras Terrine (a Saint Pierre Christmas signature), Green Tea-Smoked Wild Salmon, and a 200-Day Aged Angus Beef Rib Eye with black pepper-thyme sauce. Place your orders before 16 December 2022.
Robb tip: Saint Pierre will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s, so be sure to plan around these dates.
1 Fullerton Road
One Fullerton 02-02B
Tel: +65 6438 0887