When it comes to presents, one thing’s for sure: nothing will put the smile on your parents’ faces better than a good meal and family bonding time can! Here’s a list of dining spots to head to this festive season.
This three-story dining experience will wow your parents without burning a huge hole in your pocket. The dining area on the second floor is furnished with full length French windows – light and whimsical in the day and oozing with a casual elegance at night, a perfect setting for your family gathering. Their menu is filled with signature British classics that will crank up that festive meter for you and the fam.
Price: Mains start at $22++
Venue: 5 Ann Siang Road, China Town
Who says a Christmas dinner can’t be a casual affair? If you’re a family who loves to get their fingers greased up with a hearty burger, The Market Grill is the ideal restaurant for you! Go for the Bleu Cheese Burger ($25++), a classic cheese burger made with artisan bleu cheese, sweet caramalised onion marmalade and bacon atop a juicy patty between walnut raisin buns. Or opt for the Sword Fish Burger ($26++) if you’re craving for a refreshing palette – made with herbed mayo, mango salsa and a crispy romaine lettuce, the grilled fish is also a healthier choice.
Price: Burgers from $22++
Venue: 208 Telok Ayer Street
If lunch and dinner is too mainstream for mom and pops, how about some high tea? The Festive Hi-Tea set has a combination of sweet and savoury bites like the sea food kueh pie tee, chocolate éclair, salmon and cucumber sandwiches with caviar and assorted mirror glazed cakes.And it comes with aromatic TWG teas or coffees; you can top up $10 for a flute of champagne to really pamper your parents.
Price: From $30++
Venue: 11 Canning Walk
For a budget-friendly meal that is just as filling and delicious, head down to Oriole for their festive offerings – for your main course, choose between a roast turkey with poached eggs or Oriole glazed ham with roasted vegetables. Then, take your pick of festive drinks, from the Grinch Frappe (made of peppermint and vanilla), Orange Spice Chocolate or a Gingerbread Latte and dig into the scrumptious red velvet cupcake dessert. Talk about ending your meal right!
Venue: 96 Somerset Road #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
All you can eat cold prawns and mussels, grilled barramundi, beef rending, roasted turkey, basked seabass, risotto and various christmas desserts? Sign us up! This melting pot of cuisines will satisfy every food craving your family can possibly have.
Price: Weekday Lunch $38++, Weekend Lunch including eve of and on public holidays $48++, Dinner $58++
Venue: Novotel, 177A River Valley Road
How about a Christmas meal that celebrates local culture? Baba Chews is offering a festive weekend brunch menu with seven Peranakan dishes including the classic kueh pie tee, achar and rich coconut desserts. Save some room for the all you can eat Beef Rendang Bun, Nonya Laksa and Buah Keluak Waffles! Dine on the eve or during Christmas and New Year for a luxurious Nonya fusion meal including a serving of Bakwan Kepiting – the traditional soup with homemade crab stock, crab and pork meatballs.
Price: Festive Brunch $38++, Festive Exclusive Brunch $48++
Venue: 86 East Coast Road, Katong Square
Braised ham and duck stuffed in a paper cone, fresh salmon in a pocket of crisp and golden puff pastry, scallops and ikura atop longevity noodles in a superior broth – these are just some of the dishes your palette will be treated to at the Modern-Cantonese restaurant this Christmas!
Venue: Holland Village, 243 Holland Avenu
From its modern art-deco themed decor to its delectable cuisine, be prepared to be blown away at The Black Swan. Their luxurious set lunch will have you spoilt for choice from the get go – Foie Gras Parfait, Steak Tartare or Pan-Seared George Bank Scallops? Even your mains will put you in an equally tough pickle, Steak and Fites, Herb-Crusted Wakanui Lamb Rack or Roasted Iberian Pork Chop – whichever you pick, it’ll definitely be good.
Price: Festive 2 Course Set Lunch $42++, Ala Carte Mains from $32++
Venue: 19 Cecil Street
This year, Park Hotel presents a Spanish inspired Christmas feasts! Look forward to the 28-Day Dry Sged US Black Angus Prime Rim, Squid and Olive Salad, Red Mullet Fish with Mojo Verde and other delectable delights! Join in on the festive fun during the eve or during public holidays to enjoy a performance by carollers and an added Spanish Suckling Pig dish!
Price: $45++ for lunch, $58++ for dinner (Premium price charged on eve and public holidays)
Venue: Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road
Eat to your heart’s content to celebrate the Yuletide! Aside from the usual seafood on ice variety, sashimi cuts and assorted sushi with a fully equipped sauce station, dig into their festive mains – laksa flavoured roast turkey, roasted beef, baked lasagna, white snapper fillet with lime butter, braised pork knuckles and laksa fried rice. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!
Price: Lunch from $45++, Dinner from $68++ (Premium price charged on eve and public holidays)
Venue: 277 Orchard Road
Where will you be celebrating Christmas? Share your recommendations in the comment section!
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