‘Tis really the season to be eating, isn’t it? Bid adieu to your diet as there are delicious roast meats, eggnog, warm cider, and gingerbread houses to be devoured! (Maybe even take your impending Christmas tum into consideration when picking out your holiday dress?) And hey, you can always burn it off later! Here are our picks for the best festive Christmas meals in Jakarta. Merry Christmas, and send our love to Santa!
Raffles Hotel (14 – 25 December, 2015)
Pop over to Raffles Hotel’s Arts Café which will be serving a special festive buffet of traditional and modern Christmas dishes to enjoy with the entire family. Enjoy the sweet singing of carolers while you enjoy your meal, while the kids can meet Santa on Christmas Day!
Christmas Buffet Special (14 – 23 December 2015). Dinner starts at IDR 450,000++ per person.
Christmas Eve Dinner (24 December 2015). Dinner starts at IDR 600,000++ per person.
Christmas Brunch (25 December 2015). Brunch starts at IDR 650,000++ per person.
Arts Café at the Raffles Hotel Jakarta. For reservations call +62 21 2988 0888.
Hotel Kempinski (29 November – 25 December, 2015)
For a fabulous Christmas meal, head over to Hotel Kempinski’s Signature Restaurant’s A Golden Christmas – where an array of festive dishes will be served buffet style to have you feeling all warm and jolly this holiday season.
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner (24 December 2015). Dinner starts at IDR 545,000++ per person.
Christmas Day Brunch (25 December 2015). Brunch starts at IDR 545,000++ per person.
Christmas Day Dinner (25 December 2015). Dinner starts at IDR 445,000++ per person.
Signature Restaurant at Hotel Kempinski. For reservations call +62 21 2358 3800.
Ladies, want to get a head start on Christmas? Head to Hotel Kempinski’s Nirwana Lounge for a holiday-themed tea party with a selection of delicious teas and festive nibbles to share.
Christmas High Tea (29 November – 20 December 2015). High tea starts at IDR 175,000++ per person.
Nirwana Lounge at Hotel Kempinski. For reservations call +62 21 2358 3800.
Photo: Courtesy of Raffles Hotel
grandKemang Hotel (24 – 25 December, 2015)
What’s holiday season without a little sparkle? Glam it up at grandKemang Hotel’s Sperta, where the Christmas theme this year is White Glam. Bring the whole family for a sumptuous Christmas dinner in a silver and glittery wonderland.
Christmas Eve Dinner (24 December 2015). 5-course dinner starts at IDR 400,000++ per person.
Christmas Day Brunch (25 December 2015). Brunch starts at IDR 442,000++ per person.
Sperta Dining at grandKemang Hotel. For reservations call +21 7194121 ext. 8012.
The Mulia Hotel (5 – 25 December 2015)
The yuletide spirit is strong at the Mulia Hotel. From Christmas Eve onwards, visitors will be treated to the sweet singing of a children’s choir, a surprise visit from Santa, and a fabulous holiday magic show! Meanwhile, all of Mulia’s amazing restaurants will be serving delicious holiday fare that will have you satisfied until the new year.
Christmas Dining Experience (24 December 2015)
Buffet at The Café, Edogin, Orient8, Table8, and Cascade Lounge.
Set menu at il Mare and Bleu8.
Christmas Celebration (25 December 2015)
Brunch at il Mare, Orient8 and Table8.
Lunch Buffet at The Café and Edogin.
The Mulia Hotel. For reservations call +62 21 5747777.