The 8 Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Festive Menus in Singapore

With the holidays upon us three things are certain: good food, good mood, and good music. Notice how we didn’t say ‘lots-of-holiday-spending’ there? We’ve put together a list of casual-to-fine-dining options that will let you stretch your dollars this holiday season, no matter what kind of feast you choose to indulge in. Without further ado, here are 8 of the best bang-for-your-buck festive menus for the 2016 holiday season in Singapore.

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The Carvery

Prepare your stomach for some substantial festive lunch and dinner feasts at The Carvery, Singapore’s first dedicated carvery restaurant at Park Hotel Alexandra. Expect a lavish spread of succulent holiday goodness with highlights like Crown Roast of Pork, Roast Turkey, and Black Forest Trifle. The best part? The lunch buffet starts at $45++, and dinner buffet just $58++. They’ve also got great value options for Christmas Eve and the big day itself (which will both feature live caroling), but if you’d prefer to celebrate a bit earlier we highly recommend a mid-month festive December meal here.

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
12 – 30 December, excluding 24, 25, 31 Dec
Lunch: $45++ (Mon-Fri) or $48++ (Sat-Sun)
Dinner $58++(Sun-Thur) or $68++ (Fri-Sat)

Book a table at The Carvery.

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1933 by Toast Box

1933 is a great option for those dining with relatives who crave some local choices alongside their Christmas pudding. For the first half of December 1933 is offering up a 3-course festive set (for just $19.33++) that features the soup of the day, a main (think Pan-seared Salmon, Hainan Chicken Rice, or Nanyang Curry Chicken), and a Gula Melaka Pandan Cake as a sweet ending. The second half of the month brings a Christmas-themed 4-course set featuring a ‘Broccoli Christmas Tree’ (you have to see it to believe it) in addition to their famous Secret Pumpkin Soup, Pan-seared Chicken Thigh, and Rice Pudding with Vanilla Sauce at $39++. Great news: all festive sets come with a free Christmas cookie, along with affordable drink top up options.

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
Festive 3-course Set (1-16 Dec), $19.33++
Festive 4-course Set (17-31 Dec), $39++

Book a table at 1933 by Toast Box.

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Oak Room Restaurant & Bar

For those who have yet to experience this cozy hidden gem nestled within Hotel Royal, we present to you the perfect introduction: a scrumptious four-course festive menu coming in at just $38++ for lunch or $65++ for dinner (the latter includes a glass of wine!). The midday meal features standouts like the savoury French Onion Soup to start, followed by a substantial Prime Roast USDA Ribeye with Mash & Mixed Greens. Dinner offers up a similar starter/app choice, but with a wider selection of holiday mains like the exquisite Spanish Iberico Pork Chop with Spiced Applesauce that we can’t stop raving about, and a sinful & sweet Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce.

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
4-course Festive Lunch (1 Dec – 6 Jan), $38++
4-course Festive Dinner w/ complimentary glass of wine (1 Dec – 6 Jan), $65++

Book a table at Oak Room Restaurant & Bar.

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Gallery & Co.


For a more casual holiday affair that doesn’t sacrifice quality or taste, hip café-cum-all-day-dining joint Gallery & Co. will be serving up a drool-worthy festive ‘sharing feast’ all month-long. Feeding 3-4 pax, this bad boy features fusion festive delights like Assam & Honey Glazed Christmas Ham, Coconut & White Wine Seafood Curry, Coconut Panna Cotta w/ Pineapple, Papaya, & Lime, and more, all for just $75++. That’s EIGHT different dishes, split between you and a few friends, and you’ve got a tasty holiday dinner for less than thirty bucks.

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
3-4 Pax Sharing Festive Feast (1-31 Dec), $75++
Individual 3-course Festive Meal (1-31 Dec), $45++

Book a table at Gallery & Co.

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Osteria Art

One of the finer dining options on our list, Osteria Art’s festive menus are a tad more high-end. But for this level of quality at a price range of $58-$88 for a holiday feast, we say it more than deserves its place on our list. The ongoing five-course Festive Season Menu ($88++ for dinner, $58++ for lunch) can be enjoyed all month and features the best of the Christmas & Christmas Eve sets, like the Foie Gras with Blueberries and Pumpkin, Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Orange Sauce, Black Cod with Brussel Sprouts and Mulled Wine Sauce (sign us up), and Chocolate & Cherry Log Cake. Christmas Eve & Day bring slightly different menus so be sure to check which you prefer before you book your table!

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
Festive Season Menu (1-31 Dec), $88++ Dinner, $58++ Lunch
Christmas Eve Dinner (24 Dec), $98++
Christmas Day Lunch (25 Dec), $58++
Christmas Day Dinner (25 Dec), $88++

Book a table at Osteria Art.

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il Cielo

il Cielo is also a bit more high-end, but the icing on this yule log is that for their Festive Dinner Menu parties of 6 diners or above get free flow wines for two hours. So if you consider that $85++ unlocks a gorgeous evening of panoramic Orchard views, a 4-course extravaganza with dishes like Homemade Roasted Beef Ravioli, Marinated Salmon with Pumpkin Puree, and White Chocolate Yule Log, in addition to unlimited wine … well then that may just be the best $85 we spend this season.

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
4-Course Festive Dinner Menu (1-30 Dec, not applicable on 24 Dec), $85++

Book a table at il Cielo.


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The Square Restaurant

We’re almost overwhelmed by how many fantastic options The Square Restaurant is serving up this season. While the month-long daily lunch and dinner buffets are a fantastic value, ($38++ to just $62++ for an unlimited feast of both Western and Asian delights), the true stars are the buffet spread sets for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Dinner, and Christmas Day Brunch. All three are priced at $78++, with an even wider selection of festive nosh featuring standouts like Oven Baked Pumpkin, Baby Lobster & Fresh Oysters on ice, FIVE different live carving stations (Baked Gammon Ham with Clove & Apple Compote…oh my!), and a dessert spread that takes more than half a page to list out. Oh, and did we mention it includes free-flow wine/beer? Now that sounds like some serious holiday cheer that we can get behind.

Details & Pricing
Festive Daily Dinner Menu (Mon-Fri, 1-30 Dec, excludes 24 Dec), $62++
Festive Weekday Lunch (Mon-Fri, 1-30 Dec), $38++
24 & 31 Dec Dinner and 25 Dec Brunch, $78++ (inclusive of free-flow beer/wine & soft drinks)

Book a table at The Square Restaurant.

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The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is offering up a way to get fancy this holiday season without spending serious dough. The pristine 1930s chapel setting provides a serene atmosphere conducive to warm festive gatherings, so you’re sure to experience that ‘Christmas feel’ when chowing down on their 3-course Festive Lunch Menu ($46++). Head Chef Benjamin Tan has whipped up a selection of holiday-inspired meats and dishes, like the succulent Quail with Braised Chestnuts, and Challans Duck Breast with Lavender Honey Glaze. Expect elegant presentation, fresh ingredients, and attentive service for a stress-free holiday meal more than worthy of a few Insta photos.

Details & Pricing – See Menu Here
3-course Festive Lunch (Tue-Fri, 29 Nov – 30 Dec), $46++

Book a table at The White Rabbit.

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