Get the latest updates about the F&B scene for families in Singapore for December 2023 - new items, menus, openings and more!
Every month, we put together a list of F&B news that is suitable for kids, family gatherings and for date nights! These include details of newly opened restaurants, revamped menus and festive experiences! Let's take a look at what's new in the F&B scene in December 2023!
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1. Sen-Ryo Opens Second Outlet at Suntec City
Following the resounding success of its inaugural opening at ION Orchard in April 2021, sen-ryo now brings more joy by introducing its premium yet affordable dining experience with the opening of a second outlet in Suntec City.
At sen-ryo Suntec City, families can discover brand-new outlet-exclusive platters, draft sake – an uncommon sight – as well as affordable set lunches from $15.80, are offered in a casual chic ambience that boasts light wood elements. Tuna remains a star offering on the menu, along with other premium ingredients sourced from Japan and around the globe.
Families looking for an interesting experience, come 2024, sen-ryo at Suntec City will be introducing the captivating 'Kaitai' (かいたい, tuna cutting ceremony) on a quarterly basis too!
2. Sunday Folks Wagashi Experience
Homegrown dessert brand Sunday Folks is launching its take on handcrafted wagashi — or traditional Japanese confectionery — in its commitment to celebrate the art of dessert-making.
The wagashi is available in beverage pairing set menus ($18++ with tea; $24++ with an alcoholic drink Alcoholic pairing is only available at ION Orchard). The experience comes in two courses inclusive of a yuzu sorbet served in a monaka and guests get to choose from two wagashi variations:
Autumn Red Grape Yokan
The yokan is crafted to resemble autumn leaves suspended under a pond’s surface.
Sudachi Tsukimi Dango
Each dango is enrobed with shiro-an (white bean paste) to resemble a full moon, speckled with sudachi and topped with sliced green muscat grapes.
The Sunday Folks Wagashi Experience is available at Sunday Folks’ ION Orchard and Holland Village outlet from 15 November 2023 until the end of the year and is limited to just 30 sets per day. Pre-bookings are required to ensure availability.
3. Ju Xing Home Opens at Takashimaya
Taste of one of Hong Kong’s favourite restaurants arrives in Singapore with the opening of Ju Xing Home, the iconic go-to spot of many renowned Hong Kong chefs and celebrities, which proudly opens its doors in Takashimaya on 1 December 2023.
For the uninitiated, the hole-in-the-wall with a Michelin Bib Gourmand is always filled to the brim courtesy of chef-owner Ng Kong Kiu’s unpretentious zi char classics. Cantonese stir-fries and fiery Sichuan flavours set the pace of the game, served with lashings of wok hei and fresh live seafood each time, even late into the night.
At this Singapore outpost, drop by and discover for yourself why Ju Xing Home is a perennial favourite with Michelin-starred chefs, for example Tim Ho Wan's Mak Kwai Pui, Lung King Heen's Chan Yan Tak, Mott32’s Lee Man Sing and many others. It is also often frequented by Hong Kong celebrities including Jay Chou, Alan Tam, Raymond Lam, Bosco Wong, Ruco Chan and Ron Ng, testament to its undying popularity that speaks for itself.
Reservations are now open through this link. Walk-ins are welcome from 1 December 2023.
4. New Fireside at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
The new Fireside (#01-15) restaurant consists of two distinctive levels that house the Alfresco Courtyard and The Bar, offering an ambiance that seamlessly transitions from day to night, and offers a menu that strikes a harmonious balance between simplicity and refinement, reimagining classic dishes with the element of fire.
From 25 November onwards, Fireside offers a special Thanksgiving Family Set Menu ($258++, suitable for 4-5 pax), which features family-style favourites such as steamed mussels and wood-fired midwings. On the evenings of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Fireside also offers a special Christmas menu ($98++ per person) that features delicious oysters drizzled with classic mignonette sauce as well as hearty main dishes such as roasted whole chicken.
5. New Dip ‘N Share Bucket from KFC Singapore
KFC Singapore is adding to the festive cheer with its new Dip ‘N Share Bucket along with a limited-edition ‘You Dip, You Share’ KFC Game Card from 29 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024.
Promising a scrumptious and entertaining feast, KFC fans can look forward to their favourite KFC meal with their loved ones. Perfect for sharing during festive gatherings, the Dip ‘N Share Bucket consists of the all-new KFC Shots, the all-time favourite Hot & Crispy Tenders, and the popular Cajun Wedges. It is accompanied by four mouth-watering dipping sauces – Sour Cream & Onion, Smoky Chipotle BBQ, Sriracha Style (NEW), and Honey Mustard (NEW).
KFC Shots is newly launched as part of KFC’s festive line-up. Delicious and crispy bite-sized chunks of chicken meat served with Honey Mustard sauce, it will be available as part of the Dip ‘N Share Bucket and ala carte.
6. Promotions at The Woodleigh Mall
Satisfy all your cravings at The Woodleigh Mall with weekday treats, coupled with exciting Christmas promotions!
Offering a mouthwatering hybrid of both modern and traditional menu items, Beans.Factory (#B1-K43/44) is your go-to place if you’re a fan of Malaysian desserts. With savoury and sweet menu items such as their Signature Grass Jelly with Soya Milk and Matcha Red Bean Tau Fu Fah, get ready to treat yourself to a delicious fusion of unique flavours. You can even create your own dessert menu and select from a wide range of base options and toppings! From now till 31 December 2023, get any two items for $15.
Additionally, indulge in a wide selection of baked goods at Tiong Bahru Bakery (#02-47). With pastries and goods made from premium, all-natural ingredients, this bakery prides itself on creating an irresistible menu that caters to every palate, such as their popular Roast Beef Croissant and Breakfast Croffle. Pair your favourite treats with a hot cup of tea or a refreshing beverage to create the perfect harmony of flavours. From now to 31 December 2023, enjoy $5 off your next purchase for every $35 spent* – it’s a deal you don’t want to miss!
7. Kids Eat Free at IKEA
At IKEA, Kids Eat Free makes a comeback for a limited time, from 18 to 22 December! With every purchase of a main dish by IKEA Family members, little ones can enjoy a free kids meal (U.P $3.50/ea) from the selection below.
- Kids Swedish meatballs with mashed potato
- Kids plant balls with mashed potato
- Kids organic spaghetti with tomato
- Kids meatless patty
8. Festive Menus at CapitaSpring
Dive into a scrumptious Christmas feast with a wide range of options for you to choose from at the CapitaSpring building, located at Raffles Place. You may head up to the 17th floor of the building and take in the panoramic view of Singapore through the lens of a diner at Sol & Luna. Enjoy their Christmas menu, Fête Of Joy, where they infuse a touch of festive enchantment into their exquisite Latin European dishes for an extraordinary gourmet delight.
Go higher up CapitaSpring where Kaarla and Oumi will take you on a mesmerising journey through the fusion of Australian and Japanese culinary artistry with Holly Jolly Soirée. Perched 51 floors above ground, savour a delightful 5-course dinner all while overlooking the breathtaking vistas of the iconic skyline.
If you wish to savour Christmas cocktails, 1-Arden is the perfect place for you! Conveniently located on the 51st floor as well, sprinkle an extra measure of delight with unique cocktails such as Santa’s Spice Sleigh, Gin & Glimmer and Frosty Swirl Bliss with their Starlit Festivity Revelry.
9. Canchita Peruvian Cuisine Launches a limited-time Las Posadas themed Christmas Menu
This holiday season, Canchita Peruvian Cuisine invites all to a Christmas celebration that’s out of the ordinary with limited-time-only Las Posadas-themed Christmas menu. Originating from Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, Las Posadas is a colourful celebration spanning nine days from 16 – 24 December where one looks forward to extensive celebratory feasts.
Begin with a luxurious Cocktail Rosado of a robust shellfish cocktail of lobster meat and prawns marinated in creamy tomato puree. For a festive taste the Beef Monfongo de Puerto Rico serves up fried plantain stuffed with Picanha rump beef, laced with garlic. The star dish is the Lechon Asado ‘A la Cubana’, a whole suckling pig roasted Cuban-style for juicy fall-of-the-bone meaty goodness.
10. Kelly’s Party Combos of European Delicatessen and Roast
Kelly’s wants to bring the most wonderful party combos of European roasts and delicatessen to add to your festivities.
Gather family and friends around the table and dig into specialty items made for the season, like the all-new Kelly’sEuropean Sausage Duo. It comprises of Iberico pork sausages, fragrant and meaty with every bite of prime Iberico pork as well as the England Cumberland Sausage, lashings of English pork sausage served in long, curved lengths that grill to smoky char.
Slice into indulgence with Black Pepper Rib-Eye Roast Beef, juicy and tender on the inside, punchy and peppery on the outside with a black pepper coat. Adding to the flavours are gourmet sauces to satiate even the most discerning cravings. Other classics include Traditional Roast Turkey, Double Ribs Combos, and Honey Baked Ham. Modern iterations bring contemporary variety with items like Premium Sausage Combos with flavours of truffle, chicken bratwurst, chicken cocktail with cheese and more!
11. A New Year’s Eve Night of Lit Vibes & Views at Kinki Restaurant + Bar
Bid farewell to 2023 and usher in the new year with pizzazz at Kinki Restaurant + Bar. Right in the heart of the Marina Bay vicinity, Kinki is the hottest place in town offering a perfect vantage point to be dazzled by the breathtaking fireworks display that will light up the night sky. For good food, booze and live tunes, Kinki has got you covered with exclusive 4-course ($128++ per person) and 6-course ($208++ per person) Set Dinner Menus at the restaurant.
Kicking off the 4-course Set Dinner is a Yuzu Salmon Carpaccio that will tantalise your taste buds; followed by the refreshing Takenoko Salad. For the main course, choose between the Kagoshima Wagyu with Torodon or Spicy Tiger Prawn with Torodon. End the year on a sweet note with the tempting Yuzu Meringue. Lavish in the 6-course Set Dinner with two additional courses - fresh slices of Sashimi flown in from Japan and the New Year Roll, a sushi roll with fresh Japanese fish, sea urchin, salmon roe, and caviar.
The Set Dinner Menus has two seatings available - first seating from 6pm to 8pm; and second seating from 8.30pm onwards, with a minimum of 2 persons to dine for both menus.
12. Celebrate the Festive Season at LeVeL33
Ring in the year-end festivities with freshly brewed beers and a sumptuous spread at LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery. Come this festive season, patrons can anticipate delightful surprises crafted exclusively for the year-end celebrations. With a panoramic view of the cityscape, gather with friends and family over a jovial Christmas Lunch ($198++ per guest) or bid farewell to the year with a themed New Year’s Eve menu.
From 23 to 25 December, enjoy a variety of festive live stations featuring a selection of seafood including oysters, alongside salads, special Christmas roasts, and a spread of artisanal cheese and charcuterie.
On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, LeVeL33 transforms itself into a glamorous masquerade party, inviting diners to dress to the theme and countdown to a new year. Unveiling the New Year’s Eve Package ($598++ per guest) inclusive of a curated 5-course dinner menu and free-flow beverages, guests are also treated to a late-night spread of gourmet snacks as they ring in the new year.
13. Celebrate at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
This festive season, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore will set to mark its debut celebration amidst its newly refreshed space with dazzling lights, Christmas carols and an ensemble of Yuletide feasts and countdown soirée.
Step into the lobby and be captivated by the scent of warm spices as The Mandarin Cake Shop transforms into a life-sized Gingerbread House, one of the largest gingerbread masterpieces in the city, standing at 12 feet high and 33 feet wide.
The merriment continues with a medley of celebratory feasts including the launch of weekend brunch at its all-day dining restaurant, embu, presenting a smorgasbord of local and international delights, alongside a lavish spread of festive delicacies such as Truffled Roasted Turkey, Maple-Glazed Gammon Ham, as well as a selection of handcrafted festive-themed desserts from Bûche De Noël to Christmas Fruit Cake and Gingerbread financier to end the festive meal on a sweet note.
The celebration culminates with a spectacular MOmentous New Year Party amidst exciting line-up of live music, DJ performances, champagne toasts and a kaleidoscope of fireworks display. Take the countdown party up a notch with an exclusive pre-countdown set dinner at Dolce Vita or sip on a curation of seasonal tipples infused with flavours of the festive season at MO BAR.
14. Embrace The Spirit Of Gifting With AMI Patisserie’s Christmas Panettones
As the festive season approaches, AMI Patisserie shares the joy of Christmas with Chef Makoto Arami’s take on the classic panettone, enriched with Japanese ingredients. Available only from 1 to 31 December 2023, these Christmas delights from AMI Patisserie will be available for take-away or deliveries.
Original AMI Panettone ($72nett/600g) - Brimming with divine flavours, the Original Panettone undergoes intricate preparations as dried raisins, orange and lemon are steeped in Grand Marnier and Cointreau for weeks before baking.
Espresso Chocolate Panettone ($76nett/600g) - An interpretation of Chef Makoto’s favourite classic cocktail, the “Espresso Martini”, the panettone features Ethiopian single origin beans that bring forth notes of dark chocolate and caramel, as well as Kahlua-soaked dried fruits, Haku vodka, and Valrhona 40% milk chocolate.
15. Joyful Warmth of Christmas Collection from Toastbox
This Christmas, Toast Box is looking forward to spreading the heartwarming spirit of the season to one and all with its ‘Joyful Warmth of Christmas’ collection. Look out for creations like a charming Merry Yule Log Cake, Mrs Claus’ French Toast and Christmas Brownie Tree, alongside Toast Box’s signature Kopi Sachet Set that spots a fresh new look!
From 11 Nov to 25 Dec 2023, the collection will be available at all Toast Box outlets island-wide for dine-in, takeaway, online and for delivery via GrabFood, FoodPanda, or Deliveroo.
16. Breadtalk sends "A Letter to Santa"
BreadTalk is on the mission to spread festive cheer and ignite the holiday magic through its ‘A Letter to Santa’ collection. Tailored for conveying love to family, friends and cherished ones, this year’s delightful line-up includes log cakes perfect for celebrations, DIY Gingerbread Cookies, delectable buns, irresistible donuts, and much more!
Sleighing their way into BreadTalk outlets from 11 November to 25 December 2023, this enchanting line-up will be available at all BreadTalk outlets island-wide – the selection of log cakes will be available in-store from 1 December 2023.
BreadTalk is introducing two new renditions of the Song Song plushie this Christmas! A Song Song mascot dressed as a Santa’s mailman can be found at Funclaw outlets island-wide, offering exclusive discounts with each catch. Additionally, a Song Song mascot adorned as a Christmas tree is also available at all BreadTalk outlets for $14.80 with any purchase (U.P. $17.80).
17. Butter Bean Christmas Collection
Butter Bean, a halal-certified concept by BreadTalk Group, heralds Christmas with a tantalising line-up of exclusive creations; some back by popular demand, that promises to fill this holiday season with joy, warmth, and unforgettable flavours.
Indulge in the heartwarming flavours of Jolly Chicken Parm Pasta, savour the cuteness of BB Gingerbread Cookies, sip on tempting beverages; and don’t miss out on the star of this collection, the NEW Red Nose Reindeer Log Cake.
Inspired by one of the season’s favourite characters, Red Nose Reindeer Log Cake is a tender chocolate chiffon filled with a decadent chocolate ganache buttercream, covered with cocoa powder, and topped with a charming red cherry nose and mini pretzel ears.
This Christmas collection will be available for dine-in and takeaway at The Seletar Mall from 15 November till 25 December 2023. Delivery exclusive bundles and promotions will also be available via Foodpanda and Grabfood.
18. Wine Connection’s 2024 New Wine Collection Just In Time for Christmas
Wine Connection is pleased to uncork a whole new selection of wines, just in time for the holidays! Savour and share from a selection of over 60 value-for-money as well as premium wines, launching from 27 November 2023, curated specially for their 2024 New Collection.
Look forward to new labels from all over the world that are exclusive to Wine Connection, available nowhere else in Singapore. These wines are available in a myriad of Christmas bundles from hampers to Christmas sweets, panettone, tipples and more!
The 2024 New Collection features top wineries like Argentina’s famous Zuccardi, boasting multiple awards including the New World Winery of the Year award in 2022 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine; South Australian classic Brickfielder and French favourite Patriarche Père & Fils from Burgundy, a household name for more than 200 years.
Pre-Order from now till 3 December 2023 at any Wine Connection Wine Shop for delivery between 1 to 25 Dec 2023!
19. Celebrating the New Year With Prosperity and Tradition at Fat Cow
Fat Cow, the premium Japanese restaurant renowned for its customised Japanese beef experiences, presents an exquisite Osechi feast – a captivating medley of 50 different dishes to usher in bountiful harvests, good health, family well-being, and the safety of loved ones throughout the year.
Available in limited quantities for pre-orders from now to 22nd December 2023, with self-collection only on 31st December 2023 at the restaurant, the Fat Cow Osechi ($500+/good for 4pax) is designed for discerning connoisseurs who appreciate the artistry and tradition of Japanese cuisine. The Osechi is a cherished Japanese practice, reserved for the auspicious New Year's celebration, known as "Shogatsu." Each of the 50 dishes in the box carries a specific meaning, showcasing the aspiration for success, health, and good fortune.
Fat Cow elevates this ceremony with the inclusion of the finest Japanese Wagyu beef, further emphasising the word “FAT” in “Fat Cow”, which signifies luxury, and in Mandarin dialect, encapsulates prosperity
20. PS.Cafe's Holiday Menu
The festive season is upon us! In case you have yet to make bookings for reunion dinners, PS.Cafe has unveiled a brand new festive menu of traditional favourites, as well as some creative Christmas twists on the classics.
From zingy appetisers bound to make your mouth water to comforting main courses, PS.Cafe is the perfect choice to elevate your holiday get-togethers. Explore some highlights from the menu below:
- Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallop ($22++) – Tuck into a fresh and nourishing tabbouleh salad dressed with our homemade honey lemon vinaigrette and sprinkled with smoked bacon dust.
- PS. Traditional Christmas Dinner ($38++) – A quintessential festive dish with a little bit of everything, PS.Cafe’s Christmas dinner showcases succulent oven-roasted turkey layered with an apricot-glazed leg ham and chestnut and sage stuffing.
- End your meal on a seasonal sweet note with another holiday classic, The Christmas Log Cake ($16++). Made up of our signature moist chocolate cake sponge which has been rolled with a rich and intensely chocolatey ganache and decorated with a homemade crunchy almond nougat.
- Raise a glass with your nearest and dearest with our Holiday Spritz ($21++) freshly made in house by our mixologists. This zesty concoction comprises a yummy mix of Aperol, Hendrick’s gin, fresh apple juice, lemon and cinnamon.
PS.Cafe’s Holiday Menu is available at all outlets from now to 26 December.
21. A Tropical Christmas Delight at Rumours Beach Club with Rumours Festive Meat Platter!
Celebrate a hot, spicy and out of the ordinary Balinese Christmas with the limited edition Rumours Festive Meat Platter ($128.80++). Available for a limited time only from 2 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, it invites family and friends of all group sizes to celebrate a tropical Christmas with Balinese flavours galore. Place your orders and dig in only on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
The star of the platter is the Makassar “Konro” Beef Short Ribs, of 120 days Australian grain-fed beef short ribs is marinated in a housemade ‘konro’ paste made from the prized buah keluak, slow-cooked for 13 hours to tender perfection. Grilled 14 Hours Slow-Cooked Canadian Pork Ribs brings juicy, tender pork laced with housemade sambal merah, Spicy Balinese “Betutu” Grilled Chicken and Nurnberger Pork Sausages. Sides include American-Style Potato Salad, Garlic Butter Broccolini, and yummy dipping sauce trio of yoghurt salsa, sambal tomato salsa and sambal kecap.
Pre-orders are highly recommended
22. Wine Connections New Seasonal Menu for Christmas
Wine Connection rings in the holiday season with a festive menu of time-tested favourites with perfect wine pairings as you create special connections with loved ones.
Indulge in specially curated items like Lobster Bisque, Bresaola, Goat Cheese & Pear Salad and US Angus Tenderloin and more for a memorable Christmas with family and friends. They come with perfect wine pairings as selected by the discerning team at Wine Connection.
Enjoy the seasonal items ala carte on their own or as a set made for sharing between two. The set is priced at only $139 for two pax, with the option to top up for a bottle of wine at an additional $29. Choose from a bottle of Shiraz or Prosecco to make it a merry affair to remember.