While many prefer to celebrate Christmas by cooking up an elaborate home-cooked meal, others have no problem leaving the work to the professionals. Whether you’re looking for a lavish and delicious way to celebrate the festive season, or simply an excuse to get out of the house (and out of cooking your own meal), there’s no shortage of options for dining out on Christmas Day.
Here are some of scrumptious Christmas buffets to celebrate the festive season.
Yuletide feast at Olive Tree
Be dazzled by irresistible yuletide indulgence at Olive Tree this Christmas. Enjoy traditional festive favourites such as roast turkey with chestnut stuffing and honey glazed ham served with cranberry sauce and pineapple chutney. Other delectable delights include “live” seafood selection with tiger prawns, old English roasted chicken and grilled T-bone lamb with rosemary gravy. There is also an extensive array of tempting sweet treats such as Christmas pudding with brandy anglais, vanilla yule log cake and Christmas stollen with almond paste to end the meal with.
Price: $55++ per adult with free flow of orange or lime juice, $35++ per child (High Tea); $78 per adult with a glass of Christmas cocktail, $38++ per child (Dinner)
Olive Tree, InterContinental Singapore
80 Middle Road
Tel: 6825 1061
Hearty Christmas feast at Café Mosaic
Share the warmth and joy of Christmas at Carlton Hotel by relishing the sumptuous and lavish buffet spread at Café Mosaic and let the sweet voices of Christmas Carollers fill the air while you dine. Feast on a wide spread of hearty festive favourites such as roast turkey with chestnut stuffing with port wine sauce, honey baked ham with pineapple raisin sauce, rack of lamb with root vegetables and steamed asparagus with sliced abalone, fresh oysters, baby lobsters and many more. There is also a spread of mouth-watering desserts such as the must-have Christmas log cakes, cookies and puddings.
Price: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child (lunch & high tea); $62++ per adult, $31++ per child (dinner)
Café Mosaic, Carlton Hotel
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: 6311 8195
East meets West festive fare at AquaMarine
This Christmas, celebrate the good cheer at AquaMarine. From merry high tea to dinner, AquaMarine offers a sumptuous buffet spread with an Asian twist. Savour exciting new festive dishes such as the unique buah keluak turkey served with chestnut and mushroom glutinous rice, Nonya chap chye and buah keluak sauce, tantalising Thai style pumpkin lasagna and the special Fuji apple and chestnut pudding. AquaMarine’s food stations and kitchen have been certified Halal, so Muslim diners can celebrate this festive moment with friends and family too!
Price: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child (high tea); $68++ per adult, $34++ per child (dinner)
AquaMarine, Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Tel: 6845 1111
Spice up your Christmas at Spices Café
Treat your friends and family to a memorable meal at Spices Café this Christmas. Here, you can opt for a mouth-watering afternoon tea buffet which includes succulent fresh seafood and delightful traditional Christmas spread such as roast turkey with chestnut stuffing served with cranberry sauce, baked honey ham, deep-fried gruyere cheese stuffed pork and an array of decadent desserts such as Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, Christmas log cake and pumpkin pie. That’s not all. There’s also specialty meats like beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan cheese and gammon ham with turkey and pistachio a La Maison and main courses like pot roasted beef renaissance on Chateau potatoes with beef juices. What’s more, every diner enjoys a serving of half a lobster glambé!
Price: $42.00++ per adult, $20.00++ per child (Afternoon tea); $55.00++ per adult, $28.00++ per child (Dinner)
Spices Café, Concorde Hotel
100 Orchard Road
Tel: 6739 8370 or 6733 8855 ext. 8133
Splendid Swiss Christmas at Café Swiss
Celebrate Christmas the “Swiss Style” at Café Swiss this Christmas. Indulge in authentic Swiss gourmets such as homemade chicken pistachio terrine with grilled portobello salad; homemade charcuterie with assorted pickles remoulade; carving of festive roasted turkey served with buttered baby carrot and Brussels sprouts, potato mousseline port wine turkey jus and carving of festive honey baked ham. There’s also a myriad of toothsome desserts including old fashioned Christmas pudding and vanilla sauce. You also get to enjoy live Christmas carolling while feasting on the Swiss fare.
Price: $74++ per person (Brunch); $80++, include a glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial champagne (Dinner)
Café Swiss, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Tel: 6431 6156