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The BEST Restaurants To Have Your Perfect 2021 Christmas Dinner

Celebrate Christmas with family and friends with these new festive menus!

Close out 2021 with the finest festive feasts this Christmas at these top-tier restaurants.

Impress friends and family by booking a Christmas dinner at these fancy restaurants. With newly curated festive menus, you’ll be sure to enjoy the most delectable and mouth-watering meal. Tired of worrying about the dishes or what to cook for your guests? We’ve got you covered with these traditional festive feasts.

1. Resort World Sentosa’s celebrated Restaurants

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Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has got you covered this jolly season! With its newly curated festive menus, enjoy some delicious roasts and goodies this Christmas. From 1 November 2021 till 2 January 2022, you can enjoy the year-end holiday season with all kinds of seasonal delights such as delicious festive roasts and sweet treats. RWS has its newly opened CURATE CUCINA PISANA, which features the finest Pisan produce imported from boutique Pisan producers. Start off the festivities with porcini mushrooms and chestnut soup, followed by a classic Venison Striploin Christmas dish by Chef Davide. Finish sweet with a selection of decadent desserts, such as soft nougat torrone, cantuccini cookies and more. This four-course meal is at $148 per person from 1 December 2021 to 2 January 2022. 

Festive menus are also included at RWS’s other restaurants such as table65, Osia Steak & Seafood Grill, Syun and Feng Shui Inn. Enjoy a variety of different popular cuisines from these restaurants, such as Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine and more. 

CURATE CUCINA PISANA
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway The Forum, #01-231 & 232, 098138
Opening hours: 5 to 10 p.m. (Mon. and Tues.); 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m. (Fri. to Sun.)

Osia Steak & Seafood Grill
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, Festive Walk, #02-140 & 141, 098138
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 to 10 p.m. (Thurs. to Mon.)

Syun
Address:26 Sentosa Gateway, #02-135/135A, 098138
Opening hours: 12 to 3 p.m., 6 to 10 p.m. (Wed. to Sun.)

Shui Inn
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Equarius, Hotel, Lobby Resorts World Sentosa, 098269
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 6 to 10 p.m. (Daily)

2. Bedrock Grill & Bar

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Nothing’s better than spending Christmas with family and celebrating with scrumptious food and good times. Head over to Bedrock Bar & Grill for a sumptuous Surf & Turf festive meal set that include signature dishes such as succulent steaks, decadent dessert and wine.

Grab the Kombu-Cured Grilled OP Ribeye Surf & Turf Set ($328+ per person) and enjoy ribeye that has been wrapped and dry-aged in kombu for up to 14 days. After being grilled over applewood fire, it is further elevated with compound butter. Or, dig into some Grilled Whole Snapper served with homemade herbs, sauce and lemon. Besides these mains, there is also a choice of side dishes – sweet potatoes, truffled mash potatoes, black truffled fries and mac ‘n’ cheese. You can also grab a sweet gift for loved ones by purchasing its newly introduced Applewood-Smoked Flourless Burnt Cheesecake in a box ($32). It can also be delivered with a personalised card and portrait photo presented in a Polaroid-style frame. 

*Available for takeaway and delivery from mid-Nov till 2 Jan 2022.

Bedrock Grill & Bar
Address: 96 Somerset Rd, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 238163
Opening hours: 12 to 3 p.m., 6 to 10:30 p.m. (Daily)

3. Rempapa

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 Chef Damian D’Silva is Chef Partner at a new restaurant – Rempapa! Officially opened 4 December 2021, it is a multi-cultural restaurant serving the flavours of the Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian and Malay cuisines. This new all-day dining restaurant offers Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Drinks! The name Rempapa comes from ‘rempah’ which is Malay for ‘spice paste’ – the aromatic seasoning at the base of all Singaporean ethnic cuisines. ‘Papa’ comes in honour of Chef Damian’s reputation as ‘the grandfather of heritage cuisine’. 

If you’re craving some local cuisines this Christmas, Rempapa is perfect for you and your family. Enjoy your Christmas dinner at Rempapa and order traditional dishes such as String Hoppers, Dhal and Roti, Nasi Lemak, Peranakan Yong Tau Foo and more. 

Book a reservation here

Rempapa
Address: 2 Paya Lebar Rd., #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, 409053

4. Marina Bay Sands

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Marina Bay Sand’s restaurants are bringing the festive flavour to the table this holiday season! Its world-class culinary teams have curated festive menus for the most delightful time of the year. Explore various cuisines from around the world with over 80 dining options to choose from. Head over to Black Tap for a jolly celebration! The restaurant is introducing two brand-new offerings for the festive season. The Spicy Chèvre Burger ($27+) is a juicy beef burger with spiced goat cheese, pepper jam, basil pesto, arugula and parmesan cheese. Wash it down with The Holiday Shake ($24+), a creamy vanilla shake topped with a slice of delightful white chocolate macadamia cheesecake and festive sprinkles! 

Or, head over to Marina Bay Sands’ other restaurants. Pose for the gram at KOMA’s stunning entrance, reminiscent of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. Be teleported to London as you dine by the waterfront at Bread Street Kitchen. Savour Hong Kong’s rich food heritage as you enjoy a sumptuous Chinese feast at Mott 32. Find out more about festive dining at MBS here

Marina Bay Sands

5. Christmas takeaways from RE&S Enterprise

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Get ready for a Japanese-inspired Christmas dinner at RE&S Enterprises. Bringing to the table dishes that will make you go oishii, RE&S Enterprises is offering seasonal mainstays that combine traditional Yuletide dishes with uniquely Japanese flavours. This year, there are 19 takeaway offerings that you can enjoy at home for a safe and comforting Christmas dinner from Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, Kuriya Japanese Market and Gokoku Japanese Bakery.

Begin the festivities with some sushi and sashimi platters such as the Merry Maki Platter ($36.80), which is thematically arranged in a shape of a Christmas tree. For a fun kid and family bonding activity, consider the Do You Want to Build-a-Sushi? DIY Sushi Set ($38.80), where you can be your own sushi chef and dream up endless sushi creations. If you’re craving a more hearty meal, there are mains such as Red Wine Beef Stew ($68.80), a hearty dish that is reminiscent of beef bourguignon and takes over four hours using aged robust red wine. 

Some of the offerings are also available in 3 value-for-money bundles, ranging from $88 to $168, that can serve from 4 to 8 pax.

Order online for home delivery here

6. CÉ LA VI

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To celebrate the end of the year, CÉ LA VI has curated a series of seasonal menus for you. Some offerings include a month-long festive five-course dinner ($128+), a five-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner menu ($188+). Enjoy Pan Seared Foie Gras with sea urchin, pineapple chip, and berry chutney and Red Wine Glaze Wagyu Beef Short Rib with parsnip kombucha puree and salted Kampot pepper. It also includes an indulgent New Year’s Eve five-course dinner menu so that you can start your year with good food and good vibes. Each menu is thoughtfully curated with a combination of traditional festive classics and contemporary Asian cuisine. 

For those looking to indulge in an afternoon of bubbles, CÉ LA VI is inviting guests to their free-flow brunch from 12 to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Enjoy 3 hours of bottomless Prosecco, wine, spirits, beer and cocktail ($98+) with an upgrade option for Billecart-Salmon Champagne ($48), complimenting a festive twist on their a la carte Breezy Brunch menu.

Finish your meal with something sweet by ordering Rudolph In Blackforest, a smoked chocolate mousse with vanilla compote, brownie sponge, served with a side of cherry vanilla sorbet (also available a la carte, $22+). For online reservations, go here

CÉ LA VI
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, 018971
Opening hours: 4 to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.); 12 to 9 p.m. (Sun.)

7. Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen

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Indulge in a grigliata-style celebration at Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen during this festive season! With a brand new Christmas Set menu ($148) specially curated by Chef-Partner Andrea De Paola, this new menu showcases their innovative takes on symbolic festive dishes prepared using traditional methods and modern techniques, cooked over charcoal.

This new menu includes Hokkaido scallop Crudo with cauliflower and caviar, followed by Chef Andrea’s take on the festive cooked ham in Zucchini flower with Iberico pork and truffle. Burratina with eggplant caponata presents a lighter version of the Sicilian classic appetiser. Roasted lamb with zucchini and oregano cream draws on the time-honoured celebratory dish that signifies purity on this festive occasion. There are also pasta courses and even Grass-fed wagyu beef striploin and Spanish turbot fillet.

Finish off sweet with the dessert Panettonemisu – a glorious combination of panettone and tiramisu. This Griglia Christmas Menu is only available on 24 and 25 December, so book your tables early!

Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen
Address: 37 Craig Rd, #01-01, 089675

8. MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental

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Start the merry feasting with your family at MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental. Raise a toast to a new year with some delicious eggnog, Crystal Holiday ($24+). With its new and special Festive Afternoon Tea ($52+), you’ll be able to experience an eclectic range of East Asian teas and scrumptious bites like its Charcoal Toast, that’s topped with roasted pumpkin, spinach and feta cheese. Enjoy some succulent turkey, pepper jack cheese and onion marmalade presented in a Quesadilla Roll.

Those who have sweet tooth will be pleased to devour the cream cheese bavarois with blueberry jelly and red fruit pain de genes. Don’t forget the fluffy Earl Grey Chantilly with cherry compote and chocolate souffle sponge. Bring a guest and enjoy this festive tea and desserts for just $98+.

MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental
Address: 5 Raffles Ave, 039797
Opening hours: 3 to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 12 to 10:30 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)

9. Permata

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Launched on 8 December, Permata’s new progressive Nusantara menu illustrates creativity and diversity of the highest tier. Led by Culinary Direction Chef Mel Dean, this menu presents ethnic indigenous flavours in a classy, modern way. At The Finder, we had the pleasure of trying starter samples like Ulam rice ball, beef salad and ceviche. We also tried their Soto Banjar, which was chicken consomme, rice cakes, quail egg and vermicelli!

The Rawon Risotto was our favourite – Beef stew with Ramen Egg, Tempe Chips, Sambal Belacan and more! It was such a comforting and heartwarming dish, with satisfying textures that would crunch in your mouth. Last but certainly not least was dessert, Cek Mek Molek! This sweet dessert was mashed fried sweet Potato with crushed almond, vanilla ice cream and Espresso caramel. Calling it decadent was an understatement!

If you wish to impress family and friends by bringing them here, take note of the affordable price range (starting from $10++ to $44++).

Permata
Address: Gedung Kuning, 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore, Singapore 198497
Opening hours: Lunch starts from 12 to 3 p.m., Dinner starts from 6 to 10.30 p.m.

10. Zafferano

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Celebrate the joyous occasions of Christmas by indulging in an Italian feast with family. Zafferano is bringing multiple Christmas feasts to the table, such as Buon Natale. Take the three-course dinner ($128) or indulge in a five-star course ($188) and spoil yourself this Christmas. These dinners will be hosted on 24 and 25 December 2021. Celebratory dinners begin with canapés to whet the appetite, followed by a refreshing appetiser of Alaskan king crab with cauliflower and finger lime, adorned with Oscietra caviar. For the pasta course, gems from the sea are brought together in the house-made tagliolini; the golden twirls are crowned with scallops and bafun uni from Hokkaido.

If you’d rather have a fancy early lunch with friends, dig into the Sumptuous Christmas Brunch ($128) on 25 December. Brunch will be served sharing style, with 9 lavish starters, 2 mouth-watering kinds of pasta, 2 main dishes and a selection of decadent festive desserts. New Years Eve Dinners are also an option for those who wish to start off the New Year with a feast.

Zafferano Italian Restaurant and Lounge
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 049315
Opening hours: 12 to 3 p.m., 6 to 11 p.m. (Tues. to Sun.)

11. The Fat Kid Bakery

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The Fat Kid Bakery is showing up to the Christmas party with its new seasonal Sourdough Bombos! Cheesecake lovers should grab its Basque Blue ($5.50), starring the Blu del Moncenisio, a semi-soft Italian blue cheese lending a unique and funky flavour. Or try out more nostalgic flavours such as the rich and nutty Toffee Pecan ($5.50) or refreshing Peppermint Brownie ($5). It’s not Christmas without something boozy, The Fat Kid’s creamy Spiked Eggnog ($5.20) is sure to leave a warm feeling in both your heart and stomach.

These festive specials are only available from 1 to 31 December 2021, so be sure to preorder soon. Order online here.

The Fat Kid Bakery
Address: 7 Ang Mo Kio Street 66, Floravista #01-07, 567708
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wed. to Sun.)

By Arshi Iqbal

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