With Christmas underway, many of us now are busy looking out for places with the best Christmas dinners, buffets and high teas for the much awaited family and friends’ meals. If there is anything we do best here in Malaysia, it is always food. So, what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a delectable array of food at some of the best locations around the city. Check out these places offering delicious seasonal fares from Christmas buffet dinners to festive brunches.
Traditional Christmas Dinner
1. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This is the time to celebrate the holiday season with a touch of luxury at The Majestic’s The Colonial Cafe. For its traditional Chrismas dinner, The Colonial Café is offering Christmas must-haves from the enticing roast turkey, delicious sides all the way to mince pies and homemade Yule log. The Colonial Cafe isn’t the only restaurant offering a smorgasbord of mouth-watering Christmas delights this season at The Majestic. You can gather your loved ones for a unique dining experience at the contemporary open kitchen Contango in the Tower Wing, or you can choose private dining slots in the dreamy Orchid Conservatory as well as the classy Smoke House for a change.
2. Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Marriott-Bonvoy’s Nook at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is always the popular choice for dining in the city due to its location, affordability and access to the transportation hub KL Sentral. This year, Nook comes with Naughty and Nice theme with its delightful festive menus, complete with the classics such as garlic roast leg of lamb, turkey, salmon platter, hearty pies and the piece de resistance, crispy chicken ballottine. As for their vegan menu, Nook has also prepared plant-based items such as beetroot hummus, almond and cranberry salad and roasted brussel sprouts. Don’t forget their signature Christmas log cakes also available for dine-in and take-away.
3. Envi Skydining, Menara TA One, KLCC
36 floors above ground next to the Twin Towers is Menara TA One’s Envi Skydining open dining space with the best view of the towers. With their indoor and outdoor seating, you can choose your perfect table and savour the ultimate view and dining experience. This festive season, the five-course dinner offers the choices of chicken roulade with nut stuffing and cranberry sauce, grain fed tenderloin with pink peppercorn sauce and roasted vegetables as well as pan-seared seabass with baked cauliflower. To celebrate the Christmas season, their signature dessert cinnamon apple crumble and ice cream perfectly round up the festive palate.
Christmas Meals with Asian Twists
1. Atmosphere 360, KL Tower
Soak up the view when you take your Christmas dinner party to a whole new level by dining from the highest restaurant in town. Atmosphere 360 is the iconic revolving restaurant perched at the top of KL Tower 282m above ground, allowing guests to indulge in the 360-degree panoramic view of KL city skyline with their table service and buffet options. Expect the usual suspects of roast lamb, barbequed ribs, baked cod, chicken roulade, fresh oysters, sushi and maki station as well as the Asian flavours of curry mee and hor fun. Don’t forget to sample the festive sweet treats of gingerbread cookies, Christmas fruitcake, rich stollen and chocolate fondue.
2. Quan's Kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur
The new Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur is located in the heart of bustling Chinatown, and this year its signature restaurant Quan's Kitchen pays homage to the traditional culinary heritage of Chinatown with their imaginative and delightful flavours. This Christmas, get together with your loved ones over beef striploin, slow roast 'Rojak Nyonya' lamb leg, piping hot lok-lok, fresh seafood and many more at their Christmas buffet available for lunch and dinner!
3. Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar, The Chow Kit Hotel, KL
Head to the multi-award-winning The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar for your fusion Christmas experience this year and sample its festive menu featuring a serving of chargrilled Hokkaido scallops served with betel leaves and ikura topped with kerisik rendang sauce, followed by pumpkin soup and a seafood roll. Start your A5 wagyu fried rice with the topping of chicken, snapper or beef. End the gastronomic journey with a rich and creamy burnt cheesecake tart topped with caramelised pineapple to round up the flavours.
Christmas High Tea and Brunch
1. WOOBAR, W Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The funky W Hotel is no stranger to the city’s hip crowds, offering arty decors and yummy delights in its restaurants. This month, indulge in festive treats at W's very own WOOBAR for its’ Festivi-tea afternoon tea. With an array of sweet delights and specially curated high tea menu, the slots are very popular among the younger groups. Some of the items from the menu includes Orange Lemon Ginger Cake, Pistachio Nut Mousse and the classic Christmas Pudding.
2. Lady Yi's Tea House, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur
Immerse yourselves in the splash of Peranakan heritage and nostalgia at this cosy teahouse with their dainty festive delights over afternoon tea inspired by the rich Straits Chinese culture. This festive season, Lady Yi’s Teahouse is offering Christmas-exclusive treats and sweets paired with your choice of mulled tea or spritzer in their elegant lounge at the centre of the busy old Chow Kit.
3. The Cobalt Room, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Perhaps it is time to glam up and head to The Ritz for a festive Christmas brunch at the famous Cobalt Room. The restaurant offers a luxurious brunch featuring succulent roast turkey on trolley and an array of festive favourites. The Cobalt Room is known for its’ glamourous Jazzy Weekend Dinner, a weekly event with the performance from the house quartet and eclectic menu from Asia and Australia.
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