Christmas is almost upon us – can you believe it? It’s a great time to spend with your loved ones and to relax and reflect on another year. Skip the stressful holiday meal planning and treat yourself and those close to you with a delectable meal on Christmas Day – we’ve picked out three unique places for a memorable, and delicious, Christmas Day dinner.
1. For a tropical, beachy Christmas: Tanjong Beach Club
Singapore’s not going to have a white Christmas any time soon, but what it does have is brilliant sunny weather and some great beaches. Celebrate a tropical Christmas with Tanjong Beach Club, who’s taking a spin on the traditional Christmas brunch with a coastal spread of delights from the sea. From 11:30 am – 2:30 pm on Christmas Day, Tanjong Beach Club will host its Coastal Christmas event, which offers guests panoramic views of the beach along with hearty servings of lobsters and Japanese oysters. Free flow Prosecco, rosé, chardonnay and other beverages also make for the perfect accompaniment to the calm waters and soothing breeze along the beach.
Tanjong Beach Club also has its very own tropical Santa Claus to spread festive cheer on the beach – be sure to look out for him for a fun photo op.
2. For a romantic evening to remember: White Rabbit
Set in a 1930s colonial chapel that’s been gorgeously restored, the White Rabbit perfectly captures the magical essence of Christmastime. Gentle candlelights and vaulted ceilings add to the romantic mood of the holiday season and coupled with the restaurant’s location in the lush Dempsey Hill, the White Rabbit is the perfect place for a memorable Christmas Eve dinner.
A carefully-planned six-course dinner incorporating exceptional meats and only the freshest produce await diners at the White Rabbit, which specialises in modern takes on classic European cuisine. Dinner starts off with a decadent caviar course before moving on to succulent pigeon confit or pan-roasted turbot, rounding up with a medley of luscious desserts that will linger on your palate long after you’ve finished.
3. For a chill evening with your closest friends: Bread Street Kitchen
Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen goes back to basics this Christmas with a simple three-course meal – but you can be sure that the infamous chef hasn’t skimped on the quality of each of those three courses.
There are no fancy dishes here with names you can’t pronounce: the star of the show here is the braised turkey leg that’s smothered in creamy sage-and-bacon sauce that you’ll be asking for seconds of. And if you hear what’s for dessert, you might want to skip straight to that too: look forward to bouncy sugared doughnuts paired with sweet fig jam and custard cream.
The real focus here is on your dinner companions – with delicious, uncomplicated food like the three-course menu that Bread Street Kitchen is serving up, you can keep your attention squarely on your friends, without having to figure out how to tussle with a dish with an unpronounceable French name.
Bread Street Kitchen is also set on the cooling Marina Bay boardwalk, offering sprawling views of the downtown skyline and the sea, although if you prefer to enjoy the air-conditioning indoors, you can still get a stunning view from the restaurant’s peerless glass windows.