The 6 Best Restaurants for a Festive Christmas Meal in Singapore

When spending the holiday season with your friends, family, and loved ones, the best way to enjoy the festive spirit is with a Christmas meal together.

We all love the smell of roast turkey and honey-glazed ham wafting through our homes. While cooking at home is what many of us do, there’s plenty of Christmas cheer to be found at your local restaurants. Plus, you won’t have to do any dishes.

And when it comes to Singapore, the city is full of high-quality restaurants. You can’t take five steps in the Lion City without walking by a world-renowned diner. After all, Singapore is one of the cities with the most Michelin-rated restaurants in the world. There are a total of 41 restaurants in Singapore with a Michelin rating. 

To help narrow down your options, here are some of the best restaurants to have a festive Christmas Meal in Singapore if you don’t want to cook at home.

#1 – Opus Bar and Grill

Dining area of Opus Bar and Grill 

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When you want to have a luxurious Christmas dining experience, you can’t go wrong with the Opus Bar and Grill. As the in-house restaurant of the Hilton Singapore, the ambience is classic and the staff are friendly. 

You can also feel good knowing they source their seafood sustainably and that the steaks are dry-aged in-house. Plus, the buffet includes all-time favorites like their Wagyu Short Ribs, Chilean Sea Bass, and Grilled Lobster—just to name a few. 

And during the holidays, they know to treat their guests with top-quality service. Free-flowing champagne and a seasonal menu are just some of the special holiday treats you can look forward to. To make your holidays more enjoyable, you can even stay at the Hilton Hotel and enjoy their pool and hot tub. 

#2 – Cherry Garden 

Dining area of Cherry Garden

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In Cantonese cuisine, there is a special dish for every occasion. You can be sure that Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental knows the ins and outs of Chinese dining. 

Every year when Christmas rolls around, Cherry Garden prepares their special dim sum brunches for the holidays—no matter what you celebrate.  

At Cherry Garden, the kitchen uses only the freshest ingredients for their dishes. You can expect all the Cantonese favorites like their famous Peking Duck, Crispy Spring Rolls, and Xiao Long Bao. The restaurant also serves a wide range of quality wines and Chinese teas to suit your fancy.

Cherry Garden will provide you with a one-of-a-kind, authentic Cantonese dining experience that will keep you coming back for more.

#3 – Wolfgang Steakhouse

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Craving that perfectly cooked steak? Well, you can bet that Wolfgang Steakhouse will exceed all your expectations. The restaurant only serves USDA Prime Black Angus steaks that are strictly dry-aged for 28 days in every location. 

When you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the host and the warm, wooden finishings creates a cozy and classic ambience. With the warm lighting throughout, the restaurant boasts a welcoming atmosphere making it perfect for a date night—especially if your date enjoys fine dining.  

They also have a special Christmas menu to celebrate the holidays, inspired by the New York Christmas festivities. If you’re hoping to try it make sure you plan ahead since it’s only available from December 24th to the 27th. The 5-course meal features delicious dishes like Honey Baked Ham, a USDA Prime Porterhouse Steak, and homemade Carrot Cake for dessert.

Be sure to visit Wolfgang Steakhouse for a classic, yet elegant, Christmas meal.

#4 – Basilico 

Starter and fruit spread at Basilico

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Authentic Italian cuisine is favored by many—but only if it’s done well. The master chefs at Basilico serve the best-of-the-best when it comes to Italian dishes. If you’re looking for a place with fantastic quality and a modern decor, then look no further.

Basilico serves all the classic Italian favorites, like fresh pasta and Neapolitan-style pizzas. They also serve an extensive selection of fine wines to pair with your meal. And of course, the restaurant also emphasizes authentic Italian cooking by using only the freshest of ingredients.

During the holidays, Basilico has special menus available only during the festive season. There’s the Festive Weekday Lunch menu, which is a 3-course menu that serves a plated appetizer, a mini sweet selection or cheese platter, and a selection of main courses. There’s also the Buone Feste Festive Feast, which is a special menu that is only available during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. 

If you’re a fan of classic Italian cuisine, be sure to stop by Basilico during the holiday season.

#5 – Artemis Grill

Artemis Grill dining area overlooking the Singapore skyline

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The folks at Artemis Grill pride themselves on providing customers with a premier Mediterranean dining experience. When you visit Artemis Grill, the bright glass windows, abundant greenery and of course—delicious entrees—will make you feel like you’re just off the coast of France. 

You can expect to find all your favorite Mediterranean dishes at Artemis Grill. There Quinoa Falafel and Angus Steak are some of the restaurant’s specialties and best sellers. And if you’re looking for a premium, handcrafted cocktail to pair with your meal, their bartenders can make your perfect recommendation. 

Artemis Grill also offers a special Christmas-themed menu starting in December. The menu features specially made dishes such as Mushroom Consommé, Lobster Thermidor Gratin, and Stuffed Turkey. And don’t forget to try their specially prepared desserts, like their Mont Blanc and Homemade Chocolate Ganache with Candied Chestnuts.

Artemis Grill will provide you with a one-of-a-kind festive meal this Christmas season.

#6 – The English House

The entranceway of The English House

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If you’re looking for elegance and delicious delicacies reminiscent of the era of fine food and drink with simple, high quality, ingredients—then this restaurant will speak to you personally. 

When it comes to fusion, it can be hard to get it right. At the English House, they’ve designed a unique menu that perfectly blends the tastes of English and Chinese cuisines. 

The menu features many English staples, like their Shepherd’s Pie and Foie Gras. There’s also an ample selection of Chinese dim sum available, from Wagyu Dumplings to Mini Egg Tarts. And of course, you can’t miss their fusion-inspired meals, like their Roast English duck served Peking style.

The restaurant also includes a special menu just for the holidays. The festive menu includes many Christmas staples, such as Stuffed Turkey. There’s also the Classic Christmas Day menu, which serves special dishes like the Roast Fillet of Wagyu. For a unique cultural blend of dishes, The English House is the perfect space to visit.

Singapore: Perfect for a Festive Christmas Meal

As far as fine dining is concerned, when you’re in Singapore you’re spoiled for choice. From Classic Italian to Modern Chinese-English Fusion, Singapore has quality restaurants in spades. Whatever dish you desire, you’re sure to find it here. 

These are just a few of the best places to enjoy a festive Christmas meal in Singapore, but their holiday menus make them stand out among the rest. Now it’s your turn to go out there and sample the best holiday menus that Singapore has to offer! 

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