Whether you’re looking for a lavish way to celebrate the festive season, or simply an excuse to get out of the house (and out of cooking your own meal), there’s no shortage of options for dining out on Christmas Day (or any other day, for that matter).
Mydrap cotton napkins ( pack of 12), $ 34.50 and Cutipol gold-tone matte-finish cutlery, $ 654.60 for a set of 24, from ToTT Store.
L’entrecote (bottom) The famed Entrecote Steak ($32.90++ for a classic steak and $39.90++ for a large steak), with its secret-recipe sauce, crispy golden fries and fresh salad, is a great choice for a date night.
Bottles & Bottles (top left) If you are thinking of a picnic or a chill-out night, look to the Dogajolo Toscano wine – a Tuscan blend of sangiovese and cabernet that offers strong raspberry and cherry aromas.
Hoshino Coffee (left) Dig into thick, fluffy souffle pancakes from Hoshino Coffee ($15.50) that soak up all the sweet goodness of the special berry toppings (only available during this Christmas season).
Awfully Chocolate (right) Have a slice of Awfully Chocolate’s moist chocolate velvet cake ($68 for a whole cake).
Sumiya Indulge in the Ryoshi Mushi dinner set ($88 for two diners), with salmon avocado monaka, three kinds of skewers, deep-fried shibaebi prawns and dried stingray, an assortment of seafood steamed in a can. It comes with mocktails just for Christmas.
Mad For Garlic Highlights: Garlic Snowing Pizza ($22.50) with shrimp, pineapple, fried garlic slices and shaved parmesan; Lobster Cream Pasta ($23.50) with lobster meat and fish roe; and crunchy Caesar Salad ($14.50).
Morganfields The Hickory BBQ Sticky Bones prime pork ribs ($27.90 for a half-slab, $41.90 for a full slab) are slow-cooked and smoked to tender, mouth-watering perfection, then basted with a sweet and tangy hickory-flavoured barbecue sauce with a hint of cider.
Shabu Sai Shabu-shabu and sukiyaki don’t get more authentic than this. Buffet restaurant Shabu Sai serves up sliced US beef, South American pork and Brazilian chicken that you can blanch in two soup bases. It also has a vegetable and DIY sauce bar. The buffet is priced at $22.99++ for dinner on weekdays, and $24.99++ on weekends, for each person.
Guksu (bottom left) At Guksu, each succulent chicken wing ($29.90 per platter) is toasted and deep-fried for extra crispiness.
Kimchi Korean Restaurant (top right) Choose from seven kinds of homemade dduk bokgi stew (from $43.90) under three types of sumptuously simmering sauces – Korean sweet spicy, Korean black bean sauce or cheesy cream.
W.E. Café (top left) Brunch has never tasted better! Tuck into W.E. Cafe’s dish of crisp waffles, creamy scrambled eggs and succulent chicken sausages ($17.60).
Saint Ma Garden Dining by IndoChine (bottom right) Go zesty and light with Saint Ma’s Pomelo & Tiger Prawn Salad ($22) with poached tiger prawns, pomelo, dried shrimp, chilli and carrot, tossed with IndoChine’s house dressing.