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11 Places to Spend Your Christmas Dinner

Wine and Dine | 8 December 2016

Christmas is the season to be jolly! It is the most awaited holiday of the year when the entire family gathers to share intimate moments of love, laugh and fun. For some people, nothing beats the smell of your mom’s home cooking during holiday, but it wouldn’t hurt to go out on Christmas to gobble up delicious feasts only available once a year. This month, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in town to spend your Christmas dinner and brunch. Get ready to make this Christmas the most delicious one yet!

Raffles Jakarta

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Enjoy the festivitiy in artistic ambiance at the Raffles Jakarta as Arts Café offers special delicacies for your merriment. Delight in a masterfully crafted lunch set menu and indulge your senses with 12 Days before Christmas, starting from 12 – 23 December 2015. Start from IDR 450,000++ per person, be luxuriated in 4 course menu with a choice from appetizers and main courses. Chef Daniel Patterson and his culinary team serve up a celebratory Christmas treat featuring an exceptional buffet delight in Christmas Eve Dinner on 24 December 2015 until Christmas Brunch on 25 December 2015. Price starts from IDR 688,000++ per person including Christmas welcome drink, free flow iced tea and chilled juice. Another additional IDR 200,000++ per person for free flow beer and wine.

The Hermitage, a tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta

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Menteng is a quirky safe haven where one can enjoy a bit of tranquility in the central Jakarta, and that perhaps is why the Hermitage, a tribute Portfolio Hotel Jakarta, should be on your top list while staying in this area. This festive season, the hotel offers an enchanting Christmas set menu that is available from 19 to 26 December, offering four-course set menu starting from IDR 550,000 and additional IDR 280,000 for free flow of sparkling, white and red wine. L’Avenue opens its doors on 25 December for a festive Christmas lunch in a cozy atmosphere starting from IDR 475,000 per person. Meanwhile the Christmas Eve Package is available from 24 to 26 December, starting at IDR 2,500,000 per night, inclusive of breakfast for two persons, Christmas set menu for two persons, early check-in at 12 pm and late check out at 3 pm, complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and 20% off in-room spa treatments. For reservations, please call at +62-21 3192 6888 or email at [email protected]

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

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The Dharmawangsa Jakarta understands that Christmas is not just about the celebration, but also about togetherness with your loved ones – hence its special treats that promises a happiest time of the year. On Christmas Eve, relish the scrumptious dinner at Sriwijaya Restaurant, where you could opt from delectable spreads such as Atlantic Sea Scallop, Norwegian Salmon and Roast Turkey with foie gras, and of course, the traditional Christmas pudding. For a more casual dining atmosphere, Jakarta Restaurant is a suitable choice with its lavish buffet featuring Traditional Christmas Turkey, Roasted 300 Days Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Whole Venison Saddle with Spiced Poached Pear and many more. Both restaurants also welcome diners to join their Christmas brunch that is filled with tantalizing food, drink and fun activities. For reservations, please contact Jakarta Restaurant at 62-21 725 8181 ext. 6237 or Sriwijaya Restaurant at 62-21 725 8181 ext. 6228.

Mercure Serpong Alam Sutera
Although situated a tad on the outstretch of Jakarta, Serpong Alam Sutera is a nice option if you want to have a short escape from the Capital without having to travel too far. Mercure Serpong Alam Sutera invites guests to celebrate Christmas Eve at Mint & Pepper Restaurant that offers a unique island buffet concept with varied selections of delicious dishes from Traditional Roasts Turkeys, Roasted Prime Ribs, Yorkshire pudding to the famous Yule Log. Price: IDR 250,000++/pax For reservations please contact on +62-21 29 668 668, email [email protected]

Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

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As any Jakarta foodie would attest to, Lyon and Cinnamon at Mandarin Oriental Hotel are undoubtedly among the best dining experiences in town. This holiday season, guests can choose between a French Christmas feast specially crafted by Executive Chef Cyril Calmet at Lyon on 24 and 25 December or enjoying ‘Christmas Wonderland’ themed buffet at Cinnamon – or both, should one fancy to do so. In order to reflect the joyous holiday spirit, the restaurant will be decorated with gingerbread houses and cheerful ornaments to entertain the little ones. The promotions are available for dinner on 24 December and for lunch on 25 December. Price: Lyon: IDR 590,000++ per person (non-alcohol package) and IDR 890,000++ per person (alcohol package), for reservation, contact +62-21 2993 8824 or email to [email protected] Cinnamon: IDR 395,000++ per person, for reservation, contact +62-21 2993 8823 or email [email protected].

Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

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Every year, Hotel Borobudur prepares a series of irresistible promotions to celebrate this festive season, and each year they just get better. Don’t miss the delicious Christmas’ Eve Dinner buffet and Christmas brunch at Bogor Café where you can indulge in an abundance of delicious options from baked salmon to traditional Christmas desserts, or relish festive Chinese menu by Chef Alex Kwok at Teratai restaurant. If you’re in the mood for Italian, do head to Bruschetta where you can enjoy a wide array of Italian classic selections. Last but not least, Japanese food fans wouldn’t want to miss a specially designed festive menu as well as Teppanyaki Special Christmas at Miyama Restaurant. Price: Bogor Café: IDR 498,000++ (adult); IDR 298,000++ (children) Teratai: IDR 428,000++ / pax Bruschetta: IDR 598,000++/pax Miayama: IDR 428,000++/pax (Christmas Menu) For reservations, please call +62-21 380 4444, 383 5000 ext.73400 / 73441

Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

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 Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta invites guests to experience the wonders of the festive season through a lineup of meticulously crafted menus and exclusive privileges for the holidays throughout the month of December. Guests can embrace the merrymaking season with the hotel’s dashing options of Christmas and New Year celebrations. If you’re looking for an intimate dinner, opt for SATOO and Rosso as both restaurants offer special Christmas dinner buffet at IDR 598,000++ per person while the brunch is available at both venues for IDR 638,000++ per person. For dining reservations, please call the hotel’s restaurant reservation on +62-21 2922 9999 or e-mail to [email protected].

InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza
To celebrate the spirit of the festive season, InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza presents a series of exclusive feasts curated by Executive Chef Jocelyn Argaud. On Christmas Eve, Rasa Restaurant will take a traditional approach to dinner with a family style buffet featuring classic holiday dishes, including roasted turkey, a foie gras ballotine and a selection of cold cuts such as Ibérico ham. Another special touch will be a molten chocolate station showcasing the live preparation of a baked Valhorna chocolate cake. Santa Claus is expected to make a surprise visit. The dinner costs Rp.425.000++per person. In the elegant ambience of Scusa, guests can experience a veritable feast by choosing 10 different dishes from a first-class menu of Italian cuisine, complemented by a carving station featuring a leg of lamb, roasted turkey and many more. Enjoy the family style dining concept at Scusa on 24 December 2016 for Rp. 495.000++ per person. Christmas Day, 25 December 2016, will be a more casual affair with an around the world brunch where guests can sit wherever they like to enjoy fine food and entertainment. It is priced at Rp.425.000++ per person.

Grand Hyatt Jakarta

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Situated in the central of Jakarta’s heart, Grand Hyatt Jakarta offers special Christmas feast throughout the hotel. C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant will indulge diners with various delectable feasts, from fresh salmon, to lobster, to slow-braised lamb shank and to the classic Christmas Yule Log, all available for dinner on 25 December 2016. Call +6221 2992 1283 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Grand Cafe also celebrates the Christmas’ joy by presenting special gala buffet for Christmas Eve’s dinner and brunch, both available for IDR 678.000 ++ per person and IDR 339.000++ per child (6 to 12 years old; includes juices and teas).

Sari Pan Pacific
Head to Restoran Fiesta for its special Christmas Eve menu that features Roasted Tom Turkey, Beef Wellington, Roasted Lamb Leg, Peking Duck, sweet Yule Log and many other selections. The dinner is served on 24 December from 6 to 10 pm. Keyaki Japanese Restaurant will also enliven your holiday with authentic Japanese cuisine, and special this season, the restaurant welcomes all children interested in learning the art of sushi making with a real sushi chef. The event takes place on 25 December from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Price: Restoran Fiesta - from IDR 350,000++ per person and IDR 695,000++ for Family Package including buffet for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old Keyaki Japanese Restaurant - price IDR 425,000++ per person. For reservation, contact +62-21 2993 2888 or visit

Double Tree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro
The Double Tree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro offers diners to start the Christmas celebration early by indulging in an extravagant dinner buffet at OPEN} restaurant starting from December 1 at IDR 458,000++ per person. For those looking for a more intimate holiday atmosphere, you can visit Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar and enjoy a delectable four-course menu while listening to memorable Christmas tunes on Christmas Eve with IDR 488.000++ per person. The excitement continues on the day of Christmas at OPEN} Restaurant. A succulent brunch is ready on 25 December 2016 at IDR 458.000++ per person, including access to the swimming pool and Kids Club. For reservations, call +62-21 3190 4433

Pullman Jakarta Central Park

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Pullman Jakarta Central Park invites guests to celebrate the most joyous time of the year with an exciting lineup of festivities. For the Christmas Eve on 24 December and Christmas Day Brunch on 25 December, indulge in lavish Christmas feasts with traditional favorites and delightful gourmet presentations at Collage All Day Dining. The exciting live kitchens will feature freshly caught treasures of the sea, exquisite carving stations, succulent Western, Asian and Indian stations, as well as the not-to-be-missed heavenly sweets at the dessert station. The buffet is available at IDR 428,000++ For reservation, contact Collage All Day Dining  +62-21 29 20 7777/[email protected]

Outback Steakhouse
Christmas is all about comfort food that reminds you of home. At Outback Steakhouse, you can indulge in a series of ‘everyone’s favourite’ feast, from the irresistible Half BBQ Beef Ribs to Pepper Crusted Salmon to the juicy Seasoned and Seared Prime Rib. And who can refuse the scrumptious dessert like Chocolate Thunder from Down Under and Peanut Butter pie? Dine at Outback Steakhouse will definetely make your holidays more joyful. Special for this holiday season, Outback Steakhouse offers a menu consisting of two meals for IDR 579.900