PUBLISHED November 20th, 2019 07:00 am | UPDATED February 7th, 2020 11:22 pm
Rev up your stomachs and break out the bubbly, because the feasting season is coming to town. December is brimming over with delectable dining deals all month long, so you don’t need to wait till the 25th to eat, drink, and be merry.
Since ’tis the season for giving, we’ve teamed up with UOB Dining Advisor to bring you the best December deals in Singapore, exclusive to UOB Cardmembers. From sumptuous set menus to spectacular buffet spreads, these gourmet delights will keep you more gloriously stuffed than your Christmas turkey through the month.
For Smashing Buffets
Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Featuring premium renditions of local heritage fare, Colony has a buffet spread for all times of the day. Between smorgasbords of roast meats and wok-fried delicacies, a sprawling seafood bar and rich desserts, you’ll find more than enough delights to fill a plate (or three). From 22 November onwards, head down on Friday and Saturday evenings for a lavish Festive Seafood Dinner (S$98 per adult), or treat yourself to free-flow bubbles on Sunday with their Festive Vintage Champagne Brunch (S$198 per adult).
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off total bill for UOB Reserve, Visa Infinite, Privilege Banking, Empire and Lady’s Solitaire Cardmembers; 10% off total food bill for all other UOB Cardmembers. Valid from 23 November to 31 December 2019 (excluding 24 & 25 Dec). Reservations must be made directly with the restaurant three days in advance.
Colony is located at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, p. +65 6434 5288. Open Mon-Sat 6.30am−10.30am, 12pm−2.30pm, 3.30pm−5.30pm, 6.30pm−10.30pm; Sun 6.30am−10.30am, 12pm−3.30pm, 6.30pm−10.30pm.
Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore
We normally love Oscar’s droolworthy buffet lineups of plump seafood and live-carved meats, and its magnificent festive spreads are set to up the ante. This vibrant restaurant will be running a festive buffet spread through most of December (S$65++ per adult for lunch and starting from S$82++ for dinner), starring all the glazed ham, roast turkey, and Yule logs you can eat. Come the 25th, things get even merrier. The Christmas Day brunch (starting from S$168++ per adult) and Christmas Day dinner (starting from S$128++ per adult) will involve sizzling live BBQ, fun party packs, and optional add-ons of free-flow bubbles and alcoholic beverages.
UOB Card Promotion: Between 1-23 Dec & 26-30 Dec, enjoy 20% off total bill for festive lunch or dinner for UOB Reserve, Visa Infinite, Privilege Banking, Empire and Lady’s Solitaire Cardmembers; or 15% off for all other UOB Cardmembers.
All cardmembers enjoy 15% off total bill for festive buffet on 24 Dec dinner, 25 Dec brunch, 31 Dec dinner, and 1 Jan brunch. Bookings must be made before 20 November 2019.
Oscar’s is located at Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982, p. +65 6432 7481. Open 24 hours daily.
An alfresco meal, riverside views – there’s no lovelier way to uncork some festive spirit. Set along Robertson Quay, Rosso Vino serves up a range of rustic Italian classics – think crusty pizzas, creamy burratas, and al dente pastas. Add that to a sizeable Italian wine selection, and you’ve got all you need to toast the holidays in style. What’s more, if you’re planning a large-group gathering, their free-flow vino and bubbly options (for eight or more diners) will keep your party extra merry.
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off festive set menu and festive items to-go (applies for food only). Valid till 1 January 2020.
Rosso Vino is located at 15 Merbau Rd, Singapore 239032, p. +65 6733 7735. Open daily 3pm−1am.
For a glittering night of festivities, look no further than PORTA’s splendid Sea Jewels Menu (S$66++ per person). This European dining haven has put together four courses of seafood succulence, from caviar-sprinkled Hokkaido Scallop to buttery Lobster Thermidor to tender, tangy Black Cod. And because it’s Christmas, you’ve all the excuse you need to splash out on a Cattier Champagne Flight Pairing (S$50++ per person). The flight features three vibrant, fruit-forward wines – Brut Icône, Dry Rosé, and Brut Premier Cru – each pairing beautifully with a seafood dish. It’s sure to be a sparkling night!
UOB Card Promotion: 15% off festive set menu and 10% off house pour wines for bookings made before 14 Dec; 10% off festive set menu for bookings made between 15 to 31 Dec. The festive set menu is valid on 23−25 and 30−31 December 2019. Reservation is required, quote ‘UOB Porta Festive’ upon booking.
Porta is located at Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity St, Singapore 237983, p. +65 6593 8855. Open daily 11am−10.30pm.
For Swanky Set Menus
Get your feast on the Italian way at Forlino at One Fullerton, thus boasting breathtaking views of the waterfront. Unusual Yuletide delights on its month-long Festive Lunch Menu (S$88++ per guest) and Festive Dinner Menu (S$148++ per guest) include Swordfish Belly in sea urchin sabayon, and pork sausage-stuffed Raviolo in smooth chestnut purée. Round off the merriness with an Italian Christmas dessert − the fluffy Panettone, laden with creamy mascarpone for that extra-luxurious twist.
UOB Card Promotion: 10% off festive set menu. Valid from 2 to 30 December 2019, excluding 24 & 25 Dec.
Forlino is located at #02-06 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213, p. +65 6690 7564. Open daily 12pm−2.30pm and 6.30pm−11pm.
For Asian Indulgence
Man Fu Yuan, Intercontinental Singapore
Switch up your turkey bingeing with juicy roast duck and succulent suckling pig – signatures of Man Fu Yuan’s Cantonese repertoire. Marrying traditional craftsmanship with modern flavours, look forward to decadent dishes like Deep-Fried Lobster layered with Asian cream (S$38) and Roasted Suckling Pig (S$420 for whole pig) delightfully stuffed with five-grain glutinous rice. This festive banquet is sure to please your whole family. Check out our review here.
UOB Card Promotion: 20% off total bill (not applicable for Weekend Dim Sum Brunch). Valid from 1 November to 31 December 2019. Reservations are required at least one day in advance.
Man Fu Yuan is located at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966, p. +65 6825 1008. Open Mon-Fri 12pm−3pm and 6pm−10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am−3pm and 6pm−10.30pm.
Spice up the Yuletide cheer with fiery flavours from Chalerm Thai. Tucked under a sunny yellow canopy in Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, this charming Thai spot brims with moreish comfort dishes like Kao Phad Sappoarod (S$15) or pineapple fried rice, Phat Thai Kung (S$14) or prawn-packed pad thai in tamarind sauce, and Kai Jiew Nua Phu (S$16) aka crabmeat omelette. Bright with sunshine and cheery vibes, there’s no better place for your year-end catchup with friends or family.
UOB Card Promotion: 1-for-1 main course from Mondays to Thursdays (not applicable for items on festive menu). Valid till 30 April 2020.
Chalerm Thai is located at #01-85 Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905, p. +65 6715 6875. Open daily 11am−2.30pm and 6pm−10pm.
Hua Ting Steamboat, Orchard Hotel Singapore
For a snug get-together, how does a shared steamboat experience that warms your hearts and stomachs sound? Hua Ting Steamboat offers an intriguing selection of steamboat broths, such as Superior Fish Soup with Winter Melon & Conpoy (S$38) and Sichuan Style Seaweed Soup (S$22). Throw in a similarly indulgent range of premium ingredients − from seafood to seasonal greens to homemade meatballs − and you’re all set.
UOB Card Promotion: 25% off a la carte items. Valid from 1 to 30 December 2019, excluding 24 & 25 Dec.
Hua Ting Steamboat is located at Claymore Connect, Mezzanine level #01-08, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879, p. +65 6739 6628. Open daily 11.30am−2.30pm and 5.30pm−10.30pm.
For Sugar & Spice
The Courtyard, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
If you’ve been eating nice all year, it’s time to get naughty with The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s sinfully rich Chocolate Buffet (S$45++ per adult). This sweet tooth’s paradise is chock-a-block with chocolate in pastries, buttons, cocktails, and spiced hot chocolate. There’s even a luscious spread of savouries, from cocoa-rubbed baby pork ribs to Peruvian chocolate and poblano chili empanadas. But if classic scones are more your jam (pun intended), look no further than the Afternoon Tea (S$50++ per adult on weekdays and S$55++ on weekends) − a dainty spread of finger sandwiches, macarons, and tarts accompanied by free-flow coffee and tea.
UOB Card Promotion: 1 person dines free with every 3 paying adults for daily afternoon tea or chocolate buffet. Valid from 1 October to 30 December 2019, for dine-in only, with a maximum of 8 diners per reservation. Reservation is recommended, quote ‘UOB Christmas Campaign’ upon booking.
The Courtyard @ The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is located at 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, p. +65 6877 8129. Open daily 8.30am−12am.
Bar Intermezzo, Orchard Hotel Singapore
If Bar Intermezzo‘s range of local botanical-infused cocktails has already won you over, swing by for their Christmas Inspired Afternoon Tea. Teatime treats here showcase all your favourite festive flavours − think roasted turkey or Scottish smoked salmon finger sandwiches, along with piping hot minced pies. The array of Christmas sweets here is equally hard to resist, from Rich Christmas Fruit Cake to zesty Christmas Stollen Cake and Christmas Wine Jelly with Berries. Perfect for ringing in the good cheer in traditional style.
UOB Card Promotion: 1 person dines free with every 2 paying adults for afternoon tea. Valid from 1 to 30 December 2019, excluding 24 & 25 Dec.
Bar Intermezzo is located at Orchard Hotel Singapore, 2 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879, p. +65 6739 8888. Open daily 10am−1am.
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Top Image: Forlino