The holiday season is upon us and many of us may find ourselves hosting parties, attending dinners or looking for restaurants where family and friends can gather. If you've decided to hold off the party preparation and save yourself from all the clean up work, here's a list of restaurants that stands at the top of our recommendations, with worthy discounts and promotions to boot!
For that Romantic Date
We have picked three of the most romantic and beautiful restaurants in Singapore. These joints can amaze both your eyes and your taste buds.
Pollen is the place to go for a romantic night out. Sitting amidst the lovely Gardens By the Bay, dining at Pollen is an entire experience in of itself. Starting with the personalised buggy ride from the arrival plaza to the restaurant, the wondrous blend of French-Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on freshness of the produce, and a complimentary entry to the flower dome to end your evening on a high note.
Promotion: Complimentary glass of house wine with CIMB Cards. Diners using the CIMB Visa Signature card gets a 10 percent cashback on dining expenses.
2. Highlander Chijmes
Looking for a casual venue that promises a rocking good time? Highlander at Chijmes features an authentic Scottish menu and al fresco dining amidst the picturesque venue known for weddings. Try their specialty festive treat – Scottish Salmon Wellington that comes with spinach, herb cheese all wrapped in a delightful puff pastry. There are even some enticing Christmas cocktails that look like delicious desserts!
Promotion: 15 percent off main course and single glass of Malt whisky with OCBC cards.
If you prefer a waterfront venue without the hustle and bustle of crowds, head to Museo, which is located at the Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove. Over here, you can be sure to have a proper conversation with your date over a unique food concept with food served in cup-size portions that are perfect for sharing. Museo also provides art-jamming sessions so it could be a perfect date idea to spend the afternoon painting together and ending the session over a nice dinner beside the water.
Promotion: 15 percent off Christmas menu and 50 percent off the second cocktail with DBS cards.
Restaurants For Happy Gatherings
If you are looking for a place to host a group dinner or lunch, you may want to consider the below 3 options. Be it your family or company gathering, these restaurants have both the space and kitchen capacity to make everyone in your group happy.
4. Carlton City Hotel Festive Buffet
Singaporeans love buffets, and for a good reason too! Buffets offer a value-for-money dining options, a huge variety of cuisine which is guaranteed to suit everyone in a large group, and allows plenty of time to enjoy the dining experience and spend quality time together. This Christmas, get ready to indulge in a festive buffet with fresh seafood options, festive grill favourites and local delights like Chilli crab.
Promotion: Enjoy a 4-for-3 offer, which provides for one adult to dine for free with three paying diners. This promotion is valid for the Citi PremierMiles Visa Card or any other Citibank credit cards. If you’re booking the Festive Buffet Lunch, your Citibank credit card will entitle you to a 1-for-1 deal between 12 and 23 December.
Christmas Eve & Day Buffet Lunch
- Date: 24 & 25 Dec 2016
- Time: 12pm to 2.30pm
- Adult: S$62+ per person (with free flow soda & juice)
Christmas Eve & Day Buffet Dinner
- Date: 24 & 25 Dec 2016
- Time: 6.30pm to 10pm
- Adult: S$82+ per person (with free flow soda & juice)
Boxing Day Buffet Brunch
- Date: 26 Dec 2016
- Time: 11.30am to 3pm
- Adult: S$28+ per person (with free flow soda & juice)
5. Grand Copthorne Waterfront
Offering a multi-sensory dining experience, Food Capital at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is a buffet restaurant that features cuisines from around the world and theatrical show kitchens. Expect freshly sliced sashimi and sushi at the Japanese station, a rotisserie station with perfectly grilled Australian ribeye and boneless lamb leg as well as a variety of Asian wok-fried dishes. Of course, no buffet ends without a turn around the dessert table filled with tantalising teppanyaki ice cream served with fresh berries and chocolate chips or deep-fried cinnamon churros served with mixed berries, vanilla sauce and chocolate sauce.
Promotion: 25 percent off on buffet for Maybank card members. Valid from 1 November 2016 to 1 January 2017. Reservation for 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January 2017 must be made with full payment by 14 December 2016
5 to 23 December 2016 & 26 to 30 December 2016
- Festive Buffet Lunch: $56 per person
- Festive Buffet Dinner: $76 per person
Christmas Eve/ New Year’s Eve Buffet Lunch (24 December 2016/ 31 December 2016)
- Lunch: $56 per person
- Dinner: $98 per person
- Dinner: $138 per person (with free flow of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, house pour wines, soft drinks and juices)
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Borderless Sunday Brunch (25 December 2016/ 1 January 2017)
- $98 per person
- $138 per person (with free flow of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, Strongbow ciders, cocktails, house pour wines, soft drinks and juices)
6. Aquamarine at Marine Mandarin Singapore
Well-known for its sumptuous spread of seafood and being a halal-certified buffet restaurant, there's something for everyone here during the festive season. Diners can look forward to a truly Christmas spread of Maple-glazed turkey, Beurre Noisette, Angus Beef Wellington and of course, festive log cakes, stollen and Christmas sweets.
Promotion: 15 percent off Festive lunch/dinner buffet with CitiBank Cards.
- Buffet lunch - $68++ per person
- Buffet dinner - $118++ per person
- Buffet lunch - $88++ per person
- Buffet dinner - $98++ per person
Catering for the Office or House Party
If you are hosting a party, finger food is an essential that you must have present at your venue. Below two options can help you both save money and host a fantastic party in style.
7. The Deli at Goodwood Park
The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel has always been known for their delectable festive goodies. This year’s new log cake menu features a Summer berries mousse & passionfruit cream with chocolate brownie log cake ($76 for 1kg), appealing to both chocolate and fruit lovers. There's also a local favourite - the new Goodwood ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian Christmas log cake ($62 for 500g), a premium adaptation of the signature Goodwood D24 durian Christmas log cake.
Other stunning creations include the Whiskey profiteroles chocolate tart ($48 for 600g), Merry mosaic cakes($48 for 500g) – a combination of 16 cake ‘squares’ of six different flavours – Mango mousse, Raspberry earl grey, Carrot cake, Coconut, Green tea and Cheesecake that's perfect for an office party, as well as the all-time favourite Salted caramel nuts cake ($42 for 500g).
Promotions: Citi, DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB Credit & Debit Cardmembers enjoy 20% off from 1 – 13 Dec 2016; and 15% off from 14 – 26 Dec 2016. Please note that discounts are not valid for Goodwood “Mao Shan Wang” durian Christmas log cake, Combo Specials and durian ice cream tubs.
8. Deli Hub
Catering for an entire party? Deli Hub has a special menu for Christmas catering, comprising traditional Christmas Roast such as turkey with chestnut stuffing, whole lamb leg and striploin. Promotion: OCBC card members enjoy 20 percent off Traditional Roasted Turkey and complimentary Chocolate Log Cake with any order of Christmas buffet menu till 9 December. 10 percent off Christmas Buffet menus till 2 Jan 2017.