We’ve already given you a taste of places for Christmas dinner and brunch (you can find info for Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, Shangri-La Hotel, Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, The Goods Diner, and Potato Head/Three buns there) but if that didn’t tickle your fancy, here are even more choices for big meals or decadent take-home hampers this year.
All aboard! The Pullman Thamrin has a Christmas cable car (a nod to the brand’s origins as a hotel on wheels) filled with holiday goodies including Yule longs, gingerbread houses, and impressive hampers. Come for the treats and decorations, stay for the Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch.
Pullman Thamrin, Jl. H. M. Thamrin 59. CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/3192-1111.
Known as one of the best buffet brunch spots in town, Hotel Mulia doesn’t disappoint during Christmas. Decadent buffets will be available at The Café, Edogin, Orient8 and Cascade Lounge on Christmas Eve, with set menus at il Mare, Orient8, and Table8. The next day Orient8 and Table8 will be hosting a gut-busting brunch.
Hotel Mulia, Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan 1, Senayan, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/ 574-7777.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Feast well at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta over Christmas. At Lyon, chef Thierry Le Queau will be preparing roasted Christmas turkey with chestnuts based on his mother’s recipe; Cinnamon will have a special Christmas Market-themed buffet, featuring traditional holiday dishes; and Xin Hwa will be serving a six-course meal with the restaurant’s signature roast whole duck.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Jalan M H Thamrin, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2993-8888.
JW Marriot Jakarta
It’s a winter wonderland at the JW Marriot Jakarta with visits from Santa, a children’s Christmas party on the 14 December, and a Santa’s House filled with freshly baked treats and even costumes you can take home! Don’t forget that Sailendra restaurant will be serving a buffet filled Christmas delicacies while Pearl Chrinese Restaurant will have Chinese buffets for Christmas Eve dinnr and Day brunch.
JW Marriot Jakarta, Jl. DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E. 1. 2 No. 1&2, Kuningan, South Jakarta, p. 62-021/5798-8888.
Le Meridien offers up tonnes of options for Christmas, enjoy an international feast at La Brasserie or a Middle Eastern meal at Al Nafoura, complete with live Lebanese music and belly dancing. The youngest guests will also have a lot to pick from too including gingerbread and éclair decorating, photos with Santa, and fun snacks like candy floss.
Le Meriden Hotel Jakarta, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 18-20, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/251-3131.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
The centrally located Grand Hyatt Jakarta is not only serving up the flavours of the season (but they do offer the traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch), they are indulging in the sights and sounds. Enjoy live performances from choirs and strolling singers at the hotel all month long.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jl. M. H. Thamrin kav. 28-30, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2992-1234.
Keraton at The Plaza
Keraton at the Plaza makes its Christmas Eve buffet and next day brunch special by adding live music and free flow of Billecart-Salmon Champagne. To get you in the holiday spirit, enjoy a Christmas afternoon tea for two at the Keraton Lounge all month long.
Keraton at the Plaza, Jl. H. M. Thamron kav. 15, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/5086-0000.
Looking to gather family and friends for an elegant set dinner or an elaborate buffet? The Dharmawangsa has both options at its three fantastic dining outlets.
The Dharmawangsa, Jl. Brawijaya Raya no. 26, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p.: 62/21-725-8181.
Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza
Rasa and Scusa, Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza’s fantastic restaurants, will have fantastic buffets, with sumptuous Chinese cuisine, traditional turkey, and decadent lobster to help you celebrate the holiday season. You can also take home some of the holiday treats with one of the hotel’s beautifully wrapped hampers.
Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav.10-11, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/251-0888.
Gran Melia Jakarta
For something a little different this holiday season, Tian Chao at Gran Melia Jakarta is serving a decadent seven-course dinner including delicacies such as bird’s-nest soup with crabmeat and wok-seared lamb rack with Asian spices.
Gran Melia Jakarta, Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Kuningan, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/526-8080.
The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet at Hotel Borobudur is the place to be if you like fancy proteins including roast turkey, baked salmon, honey-glazed ham, and slow-roast lamb shoulder.
Hotel Borobudur, Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Monas, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/380-5555.
This gorgeous heritage hotel makes for a wonderful backdrop for your Christmas dining. The Hermitage’s L’Avenue will be hosting dinner on Christmas Eve and Day, plus lunch on the 25th. You can even drop in for tea or to pick up a hamper or other goodies all month!
The Hermitage, Jalan Cilacap, Menteng, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/3192-6888.
The Alila Jakarta’s Buzz Restaurant is taking reservations for a special four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Alex Ensor.
Alila Jakarta, Jl. Pecenongan kav. 7-17, Monas, Central Jakarta, p. 62-021/231-6008.
Top image: Keraton at the Plaza