Don't want to eat out on Christmas Day but can't face cooking either? Then check out these fully-catered Christmas dinners that can be delivered to your doorstep, all without you having to lift a finger (except the one clicking 'Buy Now')...
It’s fast becoming the most wonderful time of the year here in Singapore: Christmas! And, as much as we love heading out to a festive brunch with the family, there’s something to be said about a quiet dinner at home with your loved ones. The only downside to staying at home for your Christmas dinner? Having to cook. And after all the excitement (and bickering) that comes with unwrapping presents, we’re always emotionally exhausted. The last thing we want to do is prepare a family feast! So our top tip? Try a Christmas catering company (they deliver!) or a takeaway dinner instead!
While we have the utmost R.E.S.P.E.C.T for anyone who cooks Christmas lunch at home, sometimes the mere thought of slaving in the kitchen in this heat brings us out in a sweat. Sound like you? Then you’ll defo want to know about the delivery, takeaway and Christmas catering options for a festive dinner at home. And if all else fails? Make a note of these delivery apps, too!!
CHRISTMAS CATERING & TAKEAWAY OPTIONS IN SINGAPORE
1. The Marmalade Pantry
Food coma alert! The menu from The Marmalade Pantry looks so good (pictured above for solid proof), we’re pretty sure the kids would happily give up their pocket money to contribute towards it. No need, say us. For a fairly reasonable $298, you can choose between a turkey or ham AND a beef or lamb, plus four sides and a log cake – enough for up to eight hungry tummies. Wipe those chins, kids.
2. JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Skip the cooking and order in your Christmas feast from JW Marriot Singapore Beach Road. It’s got an array of gastronomic centrepieces perfect for any catered Christmas party. We’re talking a glistening traditional roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce for $148, honey glazed gammon ham, slow roast beef striploin with all the trimmings, sides and condiments. Oh, and you get free delivery for orders above $80.
3. Hotel Fort Canning
Make holiday dining and entertaining a cinch with the home-delivered seasonal roasts and festive confectionaries from The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning. If you’re planning on a turkey centrepiece, this restaurant has you covered. The birds all come with a locally-inspired flavour twist! The Peranakan “Mee Siam” roast turkey is a Nyonya-inspired rendition of the festive bird that comes with a delicious serving of Nyonya Fried Mee Siam and gravy. Other bestseller birds on the catering menu? Black Truffle Turkey Wellington, satay roast turkey, and a classic version for the purists among you, served with roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce and natural jus. Other Christmas takeaway options include a roasted beef striploin and honey baked ham. Nom nom nom.
4. Porta at Park Hotel Clarke Quay
As well as having the option to enjoy the delicious four-course festive dinner at Porta’s Fort Canning home, you can also enjoy it in your PJs at your own abode! We love the sound of the pan-seared black cod fillet, as well as the hearty Australian beef tenderloin. Better still, if you order before the 14 December and bank with Citibank, UOB, DBS/POSB or OCBC you’ll get 15% off! Left it late? Order after the 15 December and there’s still a 10% discount. Thanks, Porta!
If you’ve got a big group getting together this Christmas, Grain offers some seasonal catering sets that could be right up your Christmas-light-bedazzled street. Bonus: the talented chefs have whipped up dishes brimming with wholesome and (almost) guilt-free goodness, with food choices rich in nutrition. If you’re hosting up to 10 guests, check out the Christmas Party Set for $308; 10 delish courses which includes a smoked mesquite whole roast chicken, triple citrus salmon parcel, spiced pumpkin rice and duck confit meatballs, among other delights. There’s an add-on menu too if you see something else that takes your fancy.
6. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Call up the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and get them to load up the sleigh with Yuletide takeaway goodies – you won’t regret it! From soups and salads to succulent gourmet roasts and mouth-watering seafood (as well as decadent log cakes and quintessential Christmas desserts), the home-delivered treats will take away all the hassle of cooking. This year’s star offerings? A roast tea smoked turkey with assorted root veggies and gravy (a 5kg bird will set you back about $198), mint and mustard roast lamb leg with chimichurri, and a baked salt-crusted whole halibut with artichokes, fennel, and lemon herb sauce ($138).
7. The Fullerton Hotel
Fancy a Christmas lunch with a Singaporean touch? The roast selection from The Fullerton comes with a new local flavour: roasted turkey sapit (available whole or flattened boneless), which comes with fragrant blue pea flower rice, crackers and sweet chilli soy sauce. Or why not ditch the meat and opt for the new Impossible Meat Wellington, which comprises Brussels sprouts (it’s not Christmas without ’em!), roasted potatoes and wild mushroom cream sauce. More of a pork fan? The honey-glazed Champagne ham is for you. Trimmings, you say? How does mulled wine-braised red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, roasted potato medley, Granny Smith apple sauce and truffle jus sound? We can hear the waistlines widening already…
Allow 3 days between date of order and date of collection or delivery
8. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
If you’re planning on ordering your festive takeaway from W Singapore – Sentosa Cove (we recommend you do!), we say, don’t order when you’re hungry – you’ll end up picking the lot! There’s everything from Rose Wood Smoked Salmon, to temptingly moreish sides of roasted lemon-thyme crushed potatoes and maple roasted parsnips (you’ll be fighting over those!). As an extra special treat for the grown-ups, make sure you add in the Rum and Raisin Log Roll – it’s as delicious as it sounds.
9. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro
Debating between lamb, beef, or traditional turkey this Christmas? Whichever Christmas catering option you fancy, Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro has you covered. Each package is served with grilled summer veggies and the all-important jus. There are also extras such as spaghetti aglio 0lio and chicken shepherd’s pie to keep the kids happy. And don’t forget to add the mini chocolate sea salt tarts to your basket for dessert!
10. Goodwood Park Hotel
We love Goodwood Park Hotel for its festive vibe, but if you fancy a cosy family Christmas at home then you can bring their scrumptious fare to your door. The only difficulty being what to pick! There’s everything in the classic Traditional Christmas Combo, including turkey with stuffing, honey-glazed ham, and Chocolate Log Cake – yum! Or mix it up with the Local Christmas Combo of ‘Har Cheong’ Turkey, Crispy Char Siew Turkey, and D24 Durian Puffs!
11. The Garage at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Can’t choose what to have for that all-important centrepiece this Christmas? Never fear, The Garage’s Christmas delivery offering means you don’t need to, with Wagyu Rump Cap, Kurobuto Pork Belly AND Turkey Bacon Roulade all included. We also love their Singapore-inspired side of “Chicken rice” couscous. The feast is available at $98 for 2 people. Catering for more? Just let the team at The Garage know, and they will up the portions accordingly and throw in an extra Panettone for dessert, served with miso caramel. Divine!
12. The St. Regis Singapore
‘Tis the season to be merry, and it gets even better with a Christmas dinner delivered from The St. Regis Singapore. For the perfect yuletide feast, enjoy a whole roasted turkey complete with buttered Brussels sprouts and truffle mashed potatoes. For variety, add in an order of marinated salmon with citrus zest, or whole roasted sea bass with provençal ratatouille. Nomz!
13. Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall
Tablescape’s take on Christmas is a feast to remember, and then some. With eight courses on offer to take home, it’s fair to say no one is going hungry! If you’re pinning for a European-style menu too, then this is sure to be a hit, with everything from Foie Gras on house-baked brioche, to an Italian Christmas staple (and kid-pleaser) Artisanal Panettone.
Christmas is all about sharing, caring… and feasting! So Morganfield’s is pulling all the meaty showstoppers so you can fill your boots at home avec the fam. Pile that table high with masterpieces from the rib-tastic festive menu. We’ve tried it ALL (tough gig, but someone had to do it!) and can vouch for the herb-roasted whole turkey, orange marmalade-glazed whole gammon ham, whole rack of barbecue beef rib and the crunch-tastic crackling pork roast. Of course, these guys are famed for their ribs, so it would be rude not to make the special-edition rib flavours your feast’s centrepiece (we liked the cranberry and hazelnut ones best!). Here come the meat sweats…
The Christmas menu is available for pick-up or delivery until 3 January 2021. Orders have to be placed at least three days in advance.
15. Stamford Catering
Halal-certified Stamford Catering is a great option if you have a large family gathering, or are opening up your festive celebrations to your mum mates and their kids, too. We’re talking buffet spreads for around 30 people, completely catered and delivered to your home. Select from a varied range of set menus or create your own feast from the extensive menu…
16. Blue Jasmine at Park Hotel Farrer Park
Dreaming of a Thai getaway this December? Check out the mouth-watering Roast Turkey Esarn style at Blue Jasmine to ease those holiday woes. The humble turkey reaches a whole new level of deliciousness when combined with lemongrass, coriander, turmeric, and fish sauce. We reckon even the kids will be converted! After more of a classic? There’s the Festive Roast Beef Set with Pepper sauce. Add on sides of crabmeat pineapple fried rice and sit back and imagine you did make it beachside!
17. Shangri-La, Singapore
Shangri-La Singapore is offering Christmas lunches from every corner of the globe this year, all available for catering and takeaway in the comfort of your own home! Keep it traditional, Singapore style, with Peranakan dishes from The Lobby Lounge. Or if you’re craving Italian delights, then Waterfall Ristorante Italiano has it covered with everything from cold cuts, pastas, and of course Panettone. Fancy fine dining? Let Origin Grill & Bar do the hard work with a whole host of elegant dishes to wow the fam. And let’s not forget the festive roasts to complete the line-up! Full deets on all options here
18. JEN Singapore Orchardgateway & JEN Singapore Tanglin
Looking for a selection of meat dishes for your Christmas lunch this year? The Bundle of Joy Christmas catering set from JEN Singapore Orchardgateway tops it with seven scrummy plates to sample. We love the sound of the Virgin Mojito-Glazed Premium Fats on Gammon Ham! If you’re more of a seafood lover, then try the Lobster & Friends Meat Up, complete with Boston Lobsters and torched cheesy half-shell scallop. After a Singapore take on turkey? Head to JEN Singapore Tanglin for the signature Asian Percik Style Roasted Turkey. With turmeric, red chilli, old ginger, lemongrass, and aromatics, it’s got bags of flavour to give the classic Christmas centrepiece a delicious upgrade. Pair with sides of Golden Crabmeat Fried Rice and Salted Egg Baby Lobsters. Got fussy eaters? Keep with the classics for dessert with home-made Christmas Apple Pie – everyone will want seconds!
19. Café Noel by Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford
Want a one-stop-shop for your Christmas dining needs this year? Check out the Café Noel festive online store from Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford. There’s everything from the all-important Christmas roasts, to irresistible sweets, and side dishes galore. We even think we could swing the dreaded brussel sprouts with our reluctant kids, based on the delicious-looking brussels here, mixed with chestnuts and bacon. Oh, and don’t forget the mulled wine. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it!
Merry easy-peasy Christmas, everyone!