Christmas celebrations wouldn’t be complete without great food. Saving the best for last, most hotels across the country usually whip up something special this time of the year, offering special packages to those who want to spend some quality time with family and friends over delicious food. NOW! Jakarta has compiled a list of the best places to enjoy Christmas dinner or lunch.
The 8-meter tall BVLGARI Christmas Tree at the Fairmont Jakarta certainly brings a touch of glamour to this season. When it comes to culinary specials, the hotel’s restaurant Spectrum offers a buffet with a classic international menu for Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch, featuring an extensive menu that includes a Temaki Christmas Tree made of salmon, tuna and ebi, Poached Scallop Skewer and other exotic seafood. As dessert, the restaurant serves Ginger Creme Brulee, Apple Compote, Croquembouche and many more. This joyous feast can be enjoyed for IDR 708,000++ per person, including a glass of wine and one mocktail. For those who prefer a late celebration, Spectrum also offers a Christmas Day Buffet Dinner on 25 December 2017 evening at IDR 488,000++/ person, including one mocktail.
For a more casual setting, opt for Sapori Deli’s Italian Christmas Buffet Dinner on Christmas Eve at IDR 488,000++/ person, including a Christmas Italian Soda as welcome drink. The menu includes an antipasti selection, a Bruschetta Bar, Parma Ham and Caesar Salad with a Parmesan wheel, an Italian Cheese Bar, Roasted Turkey, Roasted Lamb Shank and Grilled Sirloin at the Carving Station as well as selections of Pizza, Pasta and Mains. To end the dinner on a sweet note, Panetonne, Christmas Pudding, Ginger Raspberry Pannacotta and Lemon Cello are available at the dessert section. On Christmas Day, Sapori Deli serves a hearty family-style Christmas Lunch ideal for a family of four, available at IDR 788,000++ per family – serving sharing portions of Pasta Mini Rolls and Fritto Misto di Pesce (mixed fried seafood) as antipasti, selections of salad like Italian Garden, Three Bean Quinoa and Vitello Tonnato (slow cooked veal and tuna truffle mayo), Butternut Squash Soup, Beef Ragout Pizza, Grilled Lamb Rack, Oven Roasted Baby Chicken and Risotto Lobster for mains, followed by the traditional Italian Cannoli, Ginger Raspberry Pannacotta, and Lemon Tart as desserts.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2970 3333 or email [email protected]
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Those looking for a ‘White Christmas’ should head to Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. The hotel’s Cinnamon restaurant will be transformed into a magical ‘White Christmas’ wonderland, complete with a winter chalet for a truly authentic Christmas ambience. For IDR 398,000++ per person, guests can enjoy the Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas lunch buffet. The uniquely decorated chalet can host private parties for up to 35 people and features an a la carte gourmet menu and packages with classic holiday specialties, such as a selection of cold cuts served with artisanal bread, Swiss Raclette cheese, Veal Zurichoise and Potato Roesti.
Lyon restaurant presents an abundant Christmas feast with tantalizing and authentic French dishes. The four-course dinner menu features festive classic highlights, such as Home Cured Salmon, Winter Squash Cream Soup and Truffle Roasted Turkey. It is also open for brunch with various live carving stations, a seafood bar on ice and an international selection of cheese, charcuteries and gourmet terrines. Lyon Christmas dining offers are available on 24 and 25 December and are priced at IDR 630,000++ per person.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2993 8823 (Cinnamon) and +62 21 2993 8824 (Lyon) or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/jakarta
The festive season at Raffles Jakarta this year is particularly special because the property celebrates a significant milestone, namely 130 years of legendary service and culinary excellence. Guests can take part in the celebrations and enjoy the nostalgic dishes of the season with family and friends. Executive Chef Matias Ayala and his culinary team at Arts Cafe By Raffles are ready to indulge the guests with supreme creations for Christmas Eve Dinner and Brunch buffet with starting from IDR 688,000++ per person, including a Christmas welcome drink, free flow of tea and chilled juice. Add for only IDR 200,000++ for free flow of beer and wine. Leading up to Christmas, guests can enjoy “12 Days Before Christmas” with a 4-course lunch menu at IDR 450,000++ per person from 12 to 23 December.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2988 0888 or visit www.raffles.com/jakarta
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
The famous Jakarta Restaurant will be the focal point to savor a seasonal feast at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta. Special for this Christmas, the casual yet elegant atmosphere of the restaurant welcomes its guests to relish Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet featuring a fine selection of premium Caviar, an array of various Smoked Fish, Traditional Christmas Turkey with all the trimmings, Roasted Certified Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Venison Saddle with spiced poached pears and the all-time favourite Christmas dessert collection, including Yule Log Cake and Flambe Christmas Pudding. To further enhance the Christmas atmosphere, a pianist will play classical Christmas songs throughout the evening. This special feast is priced at IDR 595,000++ for adults including a free flow of juices, iced tea and glühwein, and IDR 345,000++ for children.
For Christmas Day Brunch Buffett, the restaurant offers a Traditional Christmas Turkey with classic condiments, Truffle Risotto, Roasted Wagyu Rib Eye, Australian Lamb Saddle as well as AOC French Cheese collection at IDR 895,000+++. The little ones will be entertained in the Santa Claus corner and by live performances and only pay IDR 495,000+++.
For reservation, please contact Jakarta Restaurant at +62 21 725 8181 ext. 6237 or visit www.the-dharmawangsa.com
Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta
Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta aims to make this year’s Christmas celebrations even merrier than usual. The hotel’s establishments, Restoran Fiesta and Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, are ready to tantalize their guests’ taste buds. Guests who choose Restoran Fiesta for their Christmas Eve Dinner at IDR 350,000+++ per person will be spoiled with tender Australian Prime Beef, a perfect combination of Raclette cheese with baby potato and beef bacon as well as sweet Christmas puddings.
Fans of Japanese cuisine will get their money’s worth at Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, where freshly raw and cooked Japanese dishes await, from sushi and teppanyaki to robatayaki and tempura priced at IDR 425,000++ per person for Christmas Day Lunch buffet.
Embrace the art of giving with Christmas Hampers at Sari Delicatessen, which offers two kinds of hampers, for IDR 590,000 nett (four different kinds of cookies) and IDR 790,000 nett for (six different kinds of cookies). The Christmas Hampers are available until the end of December.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2993 2888 or visit www.panpacific.com
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
At Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Christmas is all about delicious cakes and sweets, provided at Kempi Deli and Sweet Boutique by Kempinski, both of which offer creative collections and stylish cakes prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Smita Grosse. The cake shop also provides festive hampers starting from IDR 600,000. For a true Christmas feast, the hotel’s Signatures Restaurant serves authentic Indonesian food and classic Western dishes on Christmas for IDR 395,000++ per person.
Head to Paulaner Brauhaus for a more upbeat and lively Christmas celebration and enjoy live music performances and the special brew of Paulaner beer. For only IDR 490,000++, guests can have a two-course meal for two. If the idea of live music on Christmas doesn’t sound appealing to you, OKU Japanese restaurant offers a more zen experience with a special three-course bento at IDR 690,000++ for lunch and five-course dinner at IDR 900,000++.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2358 3996 or email [email protected]
Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran
Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran invites its guests to celebrate Christmas in a tropical forest ambiance. Under the theme “Tropical”, Botany Restaurant serves a savoury Christmas Lunch buffet, from 12 to 3 pm with great menu options, including Slow Roast Turkey, Beef Saikoro Steak, Pasta on Cheese Bowl and many typical Christmas dishes for IDR 278,000++ per person. Guests can also enjoy the special offer of “Dine 5 Eat 4” to celebrate the togetherness during this Christmas season.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2956 8800 or visit www.botany-jakarta.com
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
Guests have a variety of options to celebrate Christmas at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, as its signature restaurant Bogor Cafe, Teratai Chinese Restaurants, Miyama Japanese Restaurant, Bruschetta Italian Restaurant, Pendopo Lounge and Borobudur Gourmet welcome everyone on their premises with a craving for sumptuous food and beverages, with the price starting from IDR 198,000 nett per person. To add to the joy, Borobudur Hampers – which make for perfect gifts and giveaways – can be purchased from IDR 900,000 nett per box.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 380 5555, 383 5000 or visit www.hotelborobudur.com
Crowne Plaza Bandung
Celebrating Christmas at Crowne Plaza Bandung means celebrating togetherness with family and loved ones. Mosaic All Day Dining restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy this jolly season with the best selection of Christmas buffet dinner for only IDR 349,000 nett per person. On Christmas Day, the hotel offers a lovely brunch at Mountain in View Poolside Resto and Bar for IDR 250,000 nett per person, while the buffet dinner is priced at IDR 284,350 nett per person, including many activities, such as face painting and meeting Santa Claus. The Christmas buffet dinner for two persons is included in a special package for guests who stay at the hotel from 23 to 25 December. The price for this package starts from IDR 1,748,000 nett.
For reservation, please contact +62 22 3000 2500 or email to [email protected]
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
Christmas is always special and sparkling at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. With an iconic Santa Claus appearance, beautiful Christmas tree and ginger bread house, the hotel adds even more treats to deliver a joyful celebration through three sumptuous all-you-can-eat feasts; Christmas Eve Dinner, Brunch and Dinner, priced at only IDR 170,000 nett per person. Guests with little children enjoy a 50% discount, while the kids can sing along with the children choir performing Christmas tunes in the lobby. The hotel’s special offer “Pay 4 Dine 5” is a perfect fit for families who seek quality time and European-style Christmas delights.
For reservation, please contact +62 274 488 488 or visit www.royalambarrukmo.com