Here are Spirited’s picks for some of the more fun and unusual spirit-filled festive dining options this year-end season.

The year-end festive season is upon us! And that only means one thing – it’s time for some glorious feasting to celebrate making it to the new year.

If you’re still looking for dining options for your Christmas celebrations – whether it’s with friends, family or other loved ones – we’ve cherry-picked some of our personal favourites that we think you should check out.

      • Deadfall’s Christmas on Canal
      • A Californian Christmas at Rosemead
      • Christmas Day Super Brunch at Manhattan
      • Christmas Communal Brunch at Kaarla
      • Festive Italian Flavours at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
      • Festive Omakase at Nobu Singapore

Festive Dining 2022 - Deadfall Christmas on Canal

Deadfall’s Christmas on Canal

You’ve not been to a proper Christmas party if you’ve never been to ‘Christmas on Canal’. For this year-end season, Deadfall at dual-concept cocktail bar Barbary Coast again goes all out and transforms itself into a Christmas wonderland with a seasonal menu replete with special cocktails and celebratory dishes that will set you in the right proper festive spirit.

You’re looking at the likes of DF ‘Turducken’, an entire roast spring chook stuffed with minced duck and turkey, its famously indulgent Beef Wellington, as well as a most delectable Salmon Confit swimming in a moreish caviar-studded beurre blanc.

Deadfall’s festive cocktails are also some of the most legit in town. The Drunk Uncle Mulled Wine is an absolute soul warmer, and likewise the bourbon, rum or tequila laced Hallelujah Hot Chocolate (the latter of which we recommend you get to wash down the dessert of Ginger Cookies & Adult Milk). Also fun are the rum-based Swizzle It Santa, while the spirit-forward Old Fashioned that is Ho Ho Holy Shit It’s Christmas will set you right with its maple and pecan notes.

Deadfall’s Christmas on Canal runs now till 25 December 2022.

Deadfall | 16 North Canal Rd, #01-01, Singapore 048828 (Google Maps link) | 8am to 2pm on Mondays; 8am to 2pm and 6pm to 2am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 6pm to 3am on Thursdays and Fridays; 7pm to 3am on Saturdays; closed on Sundays | | 8869 4798 | online reservations

Festive Dining 2022 - Rosemead

A Californian Christmas at Rosemead

For a more Californian take on the season, there’s always Rosemead. The modern Californian restaurant is best known for its contemporary interpretations of fine-dining fare from the Golden State, and for this season Group Executive Chef David Tang has put together a spread for a most convivial celebration.

Expect the use of impeccable techniques converting fresh, peak-seasonal ingredients into dishes such as Whole Roasted Baby Chicken, Iberico Pork Tomahawk, as well as a whopping 1.2kg Wagyu Cote de Boeuf served with moreish sides of grilled potatoes and Brussel sprouts with raclette, all of which are designed for sharing with friends and loved ones.

Be sure to get Principal Sommelier Marcus Tan to recommend some wine to wash it all down, and then end the night off with the quintessentially Christmas drink of Egg Nog, laced here with cognac and rum.

Rosemead’s A Californian Christmas menu is available from 20 to 25 December 2022 during dinner hours.

Rosemead | 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704 (Google Maps link) | 11.30am to 2.30pm on Mondays; 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 11pm Tuesdays to Fridays; 6pm to 11pm on Saturdays; closed on Sundays | | 9781 9084 | online reservations

Manhattan - Christmas Day Super Brunch

Christmas Day Super Brunch at Manhattan

What happens when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, when award-winning cocktail bar Manhattan normally runs its (infamous) adults-only Sunday cocktail brunch? Why, you get its Christmas Day Super Brunch, of course!

This is the festive edition of its perpetually-sold-out Sunday cocktail brunch, and comes complete with live cocktail stations and a holiday buffet spread fit for kings. The popular DIY Bloody Mary and Boozy Milkshake stations make their returns, alongside a variety of Christmas-themed cocktails such as bourbon-laced Mulled Wine, the gin-based Christmas Bijou, the Mezcal sour that is Mrs Claus, as well as a range of build-your-own spritzers and bellinis.

Then there’s the American-style festive brunch buffet, where you can load yourself with delights such as pan-seared smoked foie gras, buttermilk fried chicken, a spread of fresh oysters and seafood, unlimited carvings of lamb rack, turkey and barbecued beef ribs for your not-so-guilty Christmas pleasure.

The Christmas Day Super Brunch at Manhattan is available on 25 December 2022 only at the price of S$308++ per person.

Manhattan | 1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2 Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715 (Google Maps link) | 5pm to 1am on Wednesdays to Saturdays; 12pm to 3pm on Sundays; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays | | 6725 3377 | online reservations

Festive Dining 2022 - Kaarla meat platter

Christmas Day Communal Brunch at Kaarla

Contemporary Australian restaurant Kaarla is putting its best festive food forward with an exclusive Aussie-style brunch on Christmas Day. The signature restaurant of 1-Arden will be specially open on a Sunday for this classy Christmas spread featuring its iconic coastal Australian cuisine, put together from some of the finest Australian bounty from land and sea.

You’re looking at sharing platters of fresh seafood laden with oysters, poached prawns and whole barramundi, as well as a vegetable platter featuring roast heirloom carrots, mixed grain salad, baby potatoes and assorted greens from 1-Arden’s own Food Forest. For mains there’s a meat carving station burgeoning with roast beef wellington, wood-fired pork ribs, and whole roasted chicken.

And just to make this a complete Aussie celebration, make sure you top up with the optional wine option featuring Margaret River’s Voyager Estate. Two hours free flow of Voyager Estate’s Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Merlot? Yes, please.

Kaarla’s Christmas Day Communal Brunch is available on 25 December 2022 at S$108++ per person. The Voyager Sparkling Beverage Package is available as an add-on of S$78++ for two hours free-flow.

Kaarla | 8 Market St, #51-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948 (Google Maps link) | 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 12am on Mondays to Fridays; 6pm to 12am on Saturdays; closed on Sundays | | 8518 3763 |

Festive Dining 2022 - Bistecca

Festive Italian flavours at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse

Looking to celebrate Christmas, Italian-style? This season, Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse – in our opinion one of the best Italian steakhouses in town – has introduced a slew of festive dishes on top of its regular a la carte menus for the month of December.

Dine on the likes of Tuna Carpaccio of thinly-sliced tuna served up with smoked egglant, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano and basil, or Spaghetti Al Tartufo with lashings of black winter truffle and Pecorino Romano if you’re a huge fan of the earthy flavours of truffle.

Bistecca’s Christmas month special is the Signature F1 Wagyu Tomahawk, a whopping 1.3kg cut (obviously) meant for sharing. But pop by during Christmas weekend – 23 to 25 December – there’s the festive weekend exclusive of 560g Tenderloin “Chateaubriand” that’s served with chargrilled asparagus, maitake mushrooms and an au poivre peppercorn sauce.

These exclusive festive dishes will be available from Bistecca now till 25 December 2022.

Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse | 26 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238970 (Google Maps link) | 6pm to 10pm on Mondays; 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm Tuesdays to Thursdays; 12pm to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 10pm Fridays to Sundays | | 6735 6739 | online reservations

Festive Dining 2022 - NOBU Singapore

Festive Omakase at Nobu Singapore

For a totally different kind of celebratory Christmas dining experience, head over to Nobu Singapore in Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. For this season the classy Japanese restaurant by celebrity chef and restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa has put together a festive six-course omakase menu featuring its signature Nikkei touch.

You’re looking at a gastronomic journey featuring the best of produce from land and sea; think of starter of Nobu Sashimi of caviar done three ways, the Baby Spinach Salad with Kinmedai and Dry Miso appetiser, the classic Chef’s Assorted Nobu style Sushi, and then main courses of Chilean Seabass Spicy Miso and Josper Grilled A5 Japanese Wagyu Beef Jalapeno Salsa. End off your festive meal with a sweet finale of Chocolate Raspberry Praline.

The festive six-course omakase at Nobu Singapore is available for lunch and dinner from 20 to 31 December 2022 from S$350 per person.

Nobu Singapore | 190 Orchard Blvd, Level 3 Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Singapore 248646 (Google Maps link) | 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm Mondays to Thursdays; 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm Fridays to Sundays | | 6831 7653 | online reservations

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