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Places to Spend Your Christmas Dinner and Brunch

Wine and Dine | 12 December 2019
Seasonal cake from Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
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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!

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta

Inspired by a Celestite crystal that resembles calmness, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta transforms with an array of exquisite decorations in white, silver and crystal ornaments to welcome the festive season. Both of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta's signature restaurants prepare dining series with festive creations, such as Beef Fillet Wellington, Classic Roast Turkey with Herb Stuffing and Old-Fashioned Gravy, Roast Rack of Lamb with Redcurrant Juice and Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Gremolata. Authentic Christmas baked goods, such as Stollen and Gingerbreads will be featured, including a wide range of delightful homemade sweets. SATOO’s Christmas Eve special buffet dinner starts at IDR 698,000++ per person, brunch is priced from IDR 658,000++. JIA offers an exquisite all-you-can-eat dim sum and Chinese favourite dishes at IDR 428,000++. And Rosso’s starts at IDR 698,000++ per person. All available on 24 and 25 December.

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta

Kota BNI
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Jakarta 10220
T: +62 21 2922 9999
E: [email protected]
IG: @shangrilahotels

Seasonal menu at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
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Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

For this festive season, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta has spectacular promotions for guests to enjoy. To celebrate this holy moment throughout December, OKU premium Japanese restaurant is offering a special Christmas Bento at IDR 500,000++ or Christmas Five-course Set Dinner at IDR 850,000++ per person including a special menu by Chef Kazuma Yazawa and free flow ocha.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta 10310
T: +62 21 2358 3800
E: [email protected]
IG: @hotelindonesia_kempinski

Seasonal menu at Keraton At The Plaza
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Keraton At The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta

On Christmas Eve, Keraton At The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta's Bengawan Restaurant serves classic holiday buffet featuring roast Turkey, mouth-watering carvings, Iberico Ham, fresh seafood, caviar station and scrumptious Christmas desserts, starting at IDR 688,000++ per person and IDR 1,789,000++ per person inclusive of free-flow champagne. On Christmas day, guests and family can enjoy an exciting brunch, priced at IDR 789,000++ per person and IDR 1,789,000++ per person including free-flow champagne.

Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 15
Jakarta 10350
T: +62 21 5068 0000
E: [email protected]
IG: @keratonjakarta

Seasonal menu at The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
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The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta

The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta celebrates the festive season with a range of flavours and merriment for guests along December. For Christmas, Lagoon Cafe’s buffet serves the guests with various dishes, such as Chicken Salad Vietnamese style, Mussels with Gazpacho, Roasted Duck Salad and Mango Salsa, Smoked Marlin and Potato Salad, Roasted Lamb Provencale with Mint-Balsamic Gravy, Vegetable Lasagna, Braised Australian short ribs in soyu, ginger and sesame, also Indonesian corner that serves Nasi Daun Jeruk, Udang Goreng Kremes, Ayam Bakar Taliwang and various sambals. For dessert, guests can taste Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter, Chocolate Mousse, Mango Margari, Pannacotta and another international with Indonesian twist like Rengginang Cake.

The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta

Jalan Jend. Gatot Subroto
Jakarta 10270
T: +62 21 570 3600
IG: @thesultanhoteljkt

People sharing food at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah
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InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah’s Sugar & Spice can be your festive getaway to celebrate the joyful moments this December. Both Christmas Eve on 24 December and Christmas Day Brunch on 25 December are the best time to tantalise your taste buds with its signature Christmas food and beverage, priced at IDR 688,000++ per person.

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Jalan Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV TA,
Jakarta 12310
T: +62 21 3950 7355
E: [email protected]
IG: @intercontinentaljakarta

People eating seasonal menu at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta
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Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta

Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta is an ideal option to celebrate festive season. At Cafe One Restaurant, guests can enjoy Christmas Lunch Buffet with Santa, offering various food station with special activities for kids, like Christmas tree cupcake decoration, surprise gift from Santa Claus and free access to its lagoon pool. Priced at IDR 350,000++ per person inclusive of free flow juices and iced tea.

The well-known Riva Grill Bar and Terrace opens for Christmas set dinner, available starting at IDR 399,000++ per portion inclusive of four-course set dinner, Santa Eggnog and surprise gift from Santa Claus.

Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta

Jalan Casablanca Kav. 18 
Jakarta 12870
T: +62 21 828 2000
E: [email protected]
IG: @wyndhamcasablancajakarta

Christmas decoration at Grand Hyatt Jakarta
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Grand Hyatt Jakarta

A splendid buffet spread featuring international and traditional Christmas favourites as well as beverage offerings can be found at Grand Cafe, one of most well-known restaurants of Grand Hyatt. Christmas Eve dinner and day, guests can taste abundant dishes with all the trimmings with prices IDR 760,000++ per person and IDR 380,000++ per child aged 6 to 12 years old, including juices and teas.

C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant is a great choice to enjoy a multi-sensory dining experience which all prepared within a theatrical show kitchen. Dinner buffet at C’s that features Asian delicacies with heavenly desserts and more priced at IDR 1,450,000++ per person including a champagne toast and IDR 698,000++ per child younger than 12 years old.

Grand Hyatt Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta 10330
T: +62 21 2992 1234
E: [email protected]
IG: @GrandHyatt

Seasonal buffet at Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention
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Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention

Need a breathtaking view to celebrate festive season? Let’s head to Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention. Dining in culinary delight for Christmas Eve and Day at Damar Restaurant serves exclusive seasonal menu with modern twists on loved classic in buffet style, ranging from appetizing roasted pumpkin and sauteed vegetables, chilled and refreshing salad bar, roasted Turkey and Beef Wellington, Christmas puddings, Yule Log and festive mince pies, priced at IDR 423,500 per person (Christmas Eve dinner) and IDR 350,000 per person (Christmas Day brunch) and IDR 363,000 per person (Christmas Dinner).

Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention

Jalan Raya Puncak, Gadog
Megamendung, Bogor 16770
T: +62 251 830 6888
E: [email protected]
IG: @pullmanciawivimalahills

Photo courtesy of Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA

Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta

Celebrate this festive season with Oakwood Premier’s New Year’s Eve Package starting from IDR 2,900,000 nett per night. The Package is inclusive of New Year’s Eve buffet dinner at Oakroom Restaurant & Bar, complimentary buffet breakfast and complimentary late check-out until 3.00 pm (subject to availability).

Commencing at 6 PM, the buffet dinner will be accompanied by the sound of live music until 11 PM,  and dinner offers a decadent menu created by Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta’s talented Chef Deden Suherman.

For more information and reservations, call +62 21 2554 2300 or email [email protected]

Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta

Jl. DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Lingkar Mega Kuningan No.1
Setiabudi, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan
T: +62 21 25542300
IG: @oakwoodjakarta

Photo courtesy of Novotel dan ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square/NOW!JAKARTA

Novotel dan ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square

Celebrate New Year 2020 Gala Dinner at the Food Exchange Restaurant - Novotel dan ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square. There will be live music from Laidback Brothers, A Dance Show, Kids Activity, Photo Spot, Doorprize as well as special New Year’s Eve countdown and many more. In this New Year 2020 Gala Dinner, Novotel and Ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square will delight their guests by offering a carefully curated menu such as Roasted Beef Rib Eyes, Braised Whole Lamp Shanks, Oven Baked Turkey, Baked Fish Wasabi Mayo Parmesan Crusted and “Pepes Ikan Kakap” as the signature Carving Menu. Not only that, the Food Exchange will also offer choices of International Cuisine such as Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese and Western food to delight guests’ culinary desire.

The New Year 2020 Gala Dinner is available for IDR 390,000 per pax nett. Special offer at the Food Exchange, enjoy pay 1 for 2 with BCA Credit  Card. Novotel room package starts from IDR 2,020,000 nett per room and Ibis Styles room package starts from IDR 1,325,000 nett per room which includes both Breakfast and New Year 2020 Gala Dinner for two persons.

For more information and reservations, call +62 21 6231 2800 or email to [email protected]

Novotel dan ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square

Jalan Gunung Sahari No.1 Pademangan, Jakarta Utara
T: +62 21 29578900 (ibis Style) / +62 21 6231 2800 (Novotel)
IG: @ibisstylesmanggaduasquare @novotelmanggaduasquare

Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Mahakam/NOW!JAKARTA

Hotel Gran Mahakam

Hotel Gran Mahakam welcomes the New Year of 2020 with an array of special festive offerings a range of dining indulgences and the countdown celebrations with a lavish buffet, modern elegant décor, balloon drops, door prizes, and entertainment by a live band and DJ performance that will make the festivity more memorable. 

During the festive celebration, guests can spend quality time while enjoying a sumptuous New Year’s Eve buffet selections at Le Gran Café or AOKI Japanese Cuisine. For families who are craving for Indonesian and International food, Le Gran Café will be a perfect place to fulfill your appetite. 

Start your dining experience with Shrimp and Sweet Corn Salad, Assorted Sushi &  Sashimi as appetizers, Lemon Butter Dory Fish with Avocado Salsa, Oyster Termidor and the signature Indonesian cuisine Nasi Daun Jeruk and Bakso Bakwan as main courses. Enjoy delightful desserts of Sprinkle Chocolate Tarlet and Caramelize Vanilla Mousse for the perfect ending of the festive dining experience at the hotel. 

For Japanese food lovers, AOKI Japanese Cuisine has prepared a signature buffet, featuring Pop Corn Salad, Chuka Wakame Salad, Salmon Mentai Yaki and Unagi Koromo Maki as appetizers and Salmon Sambal Matah as the main course. Guests can also savour a wide selection of refreshing drinks and delicious desserts such as  Strawberry Ginger Cooler, Jelly Coffee Cream, and Mochi Ice Cream to satisfy your palate.

For more information and reservations, call +62 21 7209966 or email to [email protected]

Hotel Gran Mahakam

Jl. Mahakam No.8 Kramat Pela, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
T: +62 21 7209966
IG: @granmahakamhotel

Photo courtesy of Crowne Plaza Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA

Crowne Plaza Jakarta

Celebrate the joyous festive season with Crowne Plaza Jakarta as the hotel has prepared a mouthwatering Christmas Brunch on 25 December at Beranda Cafe. Indulge the appetizing courses from Australian Black Angus Roasted Beef and Roasted Turkey with complimentary first glass of wine or juice. The family could bring along their kids and let them having fun with interesting activities available at the hotel. 

Ring in the New Year with Crowne Plaza Jakarta and complement the experience with the wonderful jubilee with the loved ones by discovering a sumptuous cuisine at Beranda Cafe while enjoying the live band performance on a New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss the countdown as the hotel will surprise the guest with interesting door prizes.

Christmas Brunch is available for IDR 199,000++ per pax. Get 50 per cent off for kids with age from 6 to 12 years old. New Year's Eve dinner is available for IDR 330,000++ per person. The kid’s age from 6 to 12 years old will get 50 discount.

For more information and reservations, call +62 21 5268833 or email to [email protected]

Crowne Plaza Jakarta

Jalan Gatot Subroto Kav. II No.3, Karet Semanggi, Setia Budi, South Jakarta
T: +62 21 5268833
IG: @crowneplazajkt

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Hotel Mulia Senayan

Hotel Mulia Senayan has prepared a full line-up of festive feasts and activities to enhance the moment with family and friends during this season. The hotel presented a great Christmas feast across its world-class dining venue. Hotel Mulia Senayan offers exceptional dinner on 24 December and stylish brunch on 25 December at its international buffet restaurant The Café and the hotel’s Italian restaurant il Mare. Delve into the Christmas spirit in a sumptuous selection of Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines at Table8 or treat the family and friend to enjoy Robatayaki experience at Edogin. For those looking for a memorable festive overlooking the pool on the 5th floor, Blue8 is a perfect choice. Cascade Lounge will cheer up the guests through the performance by violinists’ duo, The Emerald and Indigo Band during Christmas Eve dinner. 

The festive celebration at Hotel Mulia Senayan continues with a special Christmas Afternoon Tea at Blue8 and Cascade Lounge, a special festive beverage available at Cj’s Bar, and Mulia Christmas Log Cake available at Cake Shop. For those looking for stylish hampers with delectable treats for friends and family, overflowing goodies at Chocolate Boutique is meant to make this year’s Chirstmas lights up with sharing moment.  Jakarta offers a series of activities for kids that are expected to contribute positive progress for kids to be more courageous in expressing themselves as well as to strengthening relations with parents.

For more information and reservations, call +62 21 574 7777 or email to [email protected]

Hotel Mulia Senayan

Jalan Asia Afrika Senayan Gelora, Central Jakarta
T: +62 21 574 7777
E: [email protected]
IG: @hotelmulia
FB: @hotelmuliajkt

Photo courtesy of AYANA Midplaza Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA

AYANA Midplaza Jakarta

Spend the top festive experience at AYANA Midplaza Jakarta at Blue Terrace as the hotel’s professional chef has prepared a stylish 4-course set dinner to be savoured in a relaxed and lush setting with friends and family. Priced at IDR 588,000++ per pax, the Festive Set Menu is available on 24 and 25 December.  Ask the server about AYANA’s Christmas Appreciation 3-Courses Set Dinner offered one week before Christmas and the week following with a price at IDR 388,000++ per pax. 

Indulge in a sumptuous Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch at RASA Restaurant, featuring an eclectic spread of classic holiday delicacies and international favourites including traditional carved Turkey, Pan-fried Foie Gras, Beef Cheeks with truffle sauce, Pork corner and their specialty Lobster Bisque. The Christmas Eve Dinner (24 December 2019) will commence at 6.30pm, whilst the Christmas Day Brunch (25 December 2019) will commence at 11.30am. Both dining events are priced at IDR 688,000++ per person.

Priced at IDR 228.000++ per couple, enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea in the intimate set up at JimBARan Lounge and share the precious moment with the loved ones for a memorable festive season. Spread joy and goodwill throughout the city with two sizes of hampers to accommodate gifts for everyone Presented in a chic blue and gold box, Blue Terrace hampers at AYANA Midplaza comes in two sizes: the hampers come in two sizes: the Jasmine 6 Jars Cookies for IDR 898,000nett and the Lotus 4 Jars Cookies for IDR 668,000nett.

For more information and reservations, call +62 21 2510 888 or email to [email protected]

AYANA Midplaza Jakarta

Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Karet Tengsin
Tanahabang, Central Jakarta
T: +62 21 2510 888
IG: @ayanajakarta

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Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Discover this Whimsical Wonderland of Four Seasons, where each day of the festive period, feels like a new chapter in a classic Christmas tale. With a seven course menu inspired by Chef Aipassa’s favourite childhood novel: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, experience Alto as never before, where each dish beautifully representing each phase of the timeless story. 

Begin with the Ebenezer Scrooge Torched Marinated Prawns, Continue with five other magically crafted main courses including Beef Wellington using US Beef Tenderloin, Foie Grass, Duxelle and Spinach baked and wrapped in a Puff Pastry, served with Alto’s signature Truffle and Port Wine Sauce. End the night on a sweet note with Executive Pastry Chef, Lorenzo Sollecito’s Mr. Clause Sphere. The Christmas Carol Degustation Menu is available on 24 December at 7pm with the price at IDR 1,890,000++ per person.

Continue the celebrations on the following mornings, as the Hotel’s culinary team prepares an array of decadent delights. Along with evergreen classics selection of cold cuts and cheeses, and extensive fresh seafood buffet enjoy a new and exciting array of live stations such as Aromatic Herbs Lamb Leg, Norwegian Salmon en croute, 40 Clove Roast Chicken and Roasted Rack of Tomahawk. Some light entertainment and traditional Carollers add to the occasion. Christmas Day Brunch  is available on 25 December at 11.30am, New Year's Day Brunch is available on 1 January 2020 at 11.30am and Lavish buffet is priced at IDR 1,230,000++ per person.

There will be plenty of reasons to linger in the gorgeous Tiffany blue tea room - La Patisserie under the twinkling lights of silver Christmas trees as Executive Pastry Chef Lorenzo Sollecito and the team will showcase their finest festive creations, including the iconic Christmas Stollen, along with the deliciously decadent Snowy Carrot Cake and Jolly Cake.

Unwrap a Christmas feast this season at Palm Court – the stylish venue for discerning gourmands. Indulge in a festive celebration of culinary delights as the team celebrates “Everything Christmas”. Chef Asep Hamdani has created a menu of simple sophistication, which is characteristic of his food and philosophy, taking regional ingredients and local specialties and elevating them to something truly memorable. The holiday Menu features five exquisite dishes: Snowflake Salmon, Whoville Soto Daging, Winter Blues, Potluck Nasi Jeruk, and the decadent, Sugar Plum. The Palm Court Celebration menu is available throughout December with an individual dishes is priced starting from IDR 190,000++

For more information or reservation, call +62 21 2277 1888 

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Jalan Jend. Gatot Subroto, Kav. 18
Kuningan Barat, South Jakarta
T: +62 21 2277 1888
IG: @fsjakarta