5 restaurant deals you shouldn't miss this Christmas

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With the holidays just around the corner, we're already booking reservations at restaurants for our Christmas dinners. Point to note: reservation spaces are running out during this festive season, so book now!

But wow, Christmas meals are expensive! Not to worry though. With a good dining credit card, you can take advantage of great seasonal deals. Here are our top picks for the perfect meals out this Christmas:

1. The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers Singapore: Up to 15 per cent off

Dining out before Christmas? This deal is perfect for you.

This festive season, The Dining Room is offering a special buffet consisting of a delicious spread of both local and international cuisine with traditional roasts and desserts.

Cost per person:

Dec 14-24

Prelude to Christmas Lunch Buffet, Mondays to Fridays: S$58++ per person

Dec 24

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: S$104++ per person

Dec 25

Christmas Day Lunch Buffet: S$92++ per person

Credit card to use: Standard Chartered credit cardholders can enjoy a special 15 per cent off Prelude to Christmas Lunch buffets at The Dining Room from the 14th to the 24th of December.

Terms and conditions: The discount is not applicable on the 25th.

How to reserve: You can call them at 6839 5621 or email thediningroom@sheratonsingapore.com.

2. Spice Brasserie, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road: Up to 25 per cent off

Perfect for dining before and on Christmas Day, this all-day dining restaurant in Parkroyal offers a wide range of both local and international delicacies is a real treat for your taste buds.

This year, they have come up with specially crafted buffet spreads for the festive season with Christmas classics such as Roast Turkey and Jamaica-style Leg of Lamb with Roasted Garlic and Mint Gravy.

Cost per person:

Dec 14-Jan 3

Festive Buffet Lunch: S$38 (adults), S$18 (children)

Festive Buffet Dinner, Sunday to Wednesday: S$45 (adults), S$18 (children)

Festive Buffet Dinner, Thursday to Saturday: S$58 (adults), S$25 (children)

Dec 24

Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch: S$50 (adults), S$25 (children)

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner: S$68 (adults), S$25 (children)

Dec 25

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch & Dinner: S$60 (adults), S$25 (children)

Dec 26

Boxing Day Brunch: S$38 (adults), S$18 (children)

Boxing Day Dinner: S$58 (adults), S$25 (children)

Credit card to use:

UOB, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank & Diners Club cardholders enjoy 25 per cent off on the Festive Buffet lunch and dinner. From Dec 24-26 enjoy 20 per cent off.

Terms and conditions:

Child prices are applicable for children between six to 11 years old. Offer is valid only for dine-in.

How to reserve:

You can call them on 6428 3160 or email spicebrasserie.prskt@parkroyalhotels.com.

3. Flavours At Zhongshan Park, Ramada Hotel: Up to 20 per cent off

Another credit card deal applicable on Christmas Day, Flavours At Zhongshan Park is a real treat for those looking for authentic Straits Chinese food.

They're offering a berries themed buffet spread this festive season where traditional dishes come with a modern twist.

Cost per person:

Nov 28-Dec 24 & Dec 26-30

'Flavours of Asia' Weekday Express Set Lunch (12.30-2pm): S$25++ (adult) S$12.5++(child)

'Flavours of Asia' Weekend High Tea Buffet (1st seating: 12pm - 2.30pm; 2nd seating: 3pm - 5pm): S$35++ (adult) S$17.5++ (child)

'Flavours of Asia' Weekday Zichar Semi-Buffet Dinner (6pm - 10.30pm) : S$40 (adult) S$20++ (child)

'Flavours of Asia' Weekend Dinner Buffet (6.30pm - 10.30pm): S$48++ (adult) S$24++ (child)

Dec 24

Berry Merry Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (6.30pm - 10.30pm): S$48++ (adult) S$24++ (child)

Dec 25

Berry Merry Christmas Day High Tea Buffet (1st seating: 12pm - 2.30pm ;2nd seating: 3pm - 5pm): S$36++ (adult) S$18++ (child)

Berry Merry Christmas Day Dinner Buffet (6.30pm - 10.30pm) : S$55++ (adult) S$27.5++ (child)

Credit card to use:

HSBC cardholders get 20 per cent off the total bill at Flavours At Zhongshan Park.

Terms and conditions:

Offer is valid from Oct 1-Dec 31. Promotion is limited up to 8 diners per credit card. Discount is not applicable on the eve of and on public holidays.

How to reserve:

You can call them on 6808 6846 or email flavours@ramadasingapore.com. Reservations can also be made online from their website.

4. Marriott Cafe, Tang Plaza

Celebrate Christmas at one of the most luxurious and freshest international buffet spreads in Singapore. This season they are really serving up a treat with more than 60 dishes to chose from.

Cost per person:

Dec 1-23 & Dec 26-30

Festive Buffet Lunch, Monday to Saturday: S$63++ (adult), S$31++ (child)

Festive Buffet Lunch, Sunday: S$98++ (adult), S$33++ (child)

Festive Buffet Dinner, Sunday to Thursday: S$80++ (adult), S$40++ (child)

Festive Buffet Dinner, Friday & Saturday: S$88++ (adult), S$44++ (child)

Dec 24

Christmas Magic Buffet : S$138++ (adult) S$60 (child)

Dec 25

Christmas Magic Buffet Lunch (1st seating 12pm-2.30pm, 2nd seating 3pm-5.30pm) : S$118 (adult) S$58 (child)

Christmas Magic Buffet Dinner (6.30pm-11pm) : S$138++ (adult) S$60 (child)

Credit card to use:

American Express cardholders can enjoy up to 50 per cent off on the festive buffet lunch and dinners.

Terms and conditions:

Offer not valid on the eve of and on public holidays. Minimum order of two buffets need to be ordered. Child prices applicable for children from five to 12 years old. The applicable discount rates are as follows:

Two persons dining - 50 per cent

Three persons dining - 35 per cent

Four persons dining - 25 per cent

Five to 20 persons dining - 20 per cent

How to reserve:

You can call them on 6831 4605 or email mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

5. Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel: Up to 15 per cent off

Celebrate Christmas with a special meal at Tiffin Room. Known for its Indian food, the Tiffin Room now offers a special festive buffet with a North Indian curry buffet along with seasonal favorites such as glazed Christmas ham.

Cost per person:

Dec 1-24

A Festive North Indian Lunch Buffet (12pm to 2.30pm) : S$65++ (adult), S$35++ (child)

Dec 1-23

Christmas Dinner Buffet (7pm to 10pm): S$75++ (adult), S$40++ (child)

Credit card to use:

HSBC credit card holders can enjoy 15 per cent off on the festive lunch and dinner.

Terms and conditions:

Offer is valid from Dec 1-23. Valid for dine in at Tiffin Room for up to 10 people only.

How to reserve:

You can call them at 6412 1816 or email dining.singapore@raffles.com.

Srivardhan is a graduate from the Singapore Management University and an analyst at SingSaver.com.sg. He’s interested in personal finance and enjoys writing money saving tips.