Wouldn’t you know it, Christmas is almost here! This is the month when your appetite might go into overdrive thanks to the tantalizing menus and endless Christmas feasts everywhere. We’ve scoured the city and found a number of interesting Christmas dining options this holiday from brunches to lunches, afternoon teas and dinners to keep your tummy filled to the brim. Even better, some venues throw in Santa and some extra kid-friendly activities to make this festive season a truly memorable experience.
Bear lovers, here's your chance to build a bear over afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton's annual Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea on December 8 priced at RM115 for children and RM160 for adults. For Christmas Eve, opt for a three course or four course dinner at The Library with prices starting at RM275, or opt for a pretty Christmas Afternoon Tea as you're serenaded by Christmas tunes at the Lobby Lounge on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, to the tune of RM80 per person. A Christmas Day Bubbly Lunch will also be available at The Cobalt Room from 12pm to 3pm along with a visit by Santa Claus and some children activities. On Sunday, December 30 from 12pm to 3pm, prepare your tummy for the Sunday Roast where you can indulge in a gourmet buffet and free-flow of bubblys at The Library starting at RM225 per person.
The Ritz-Carlton,168 Jalan Imbi, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2142 8000, Website
The Chopard Christmas Afternoon Tea at Lounge on the Park is back once again! Inspired by the jeweller's collaboration with the Cannes International Film Festival, you'll love the pretty sweets and and savoury creations reflecting the brand's collections such as Happy Clown, Happy Hearts and Palme d'Or. Priced at RM148 per person, available until December 25. On Christmas Day, buffet brunches will be available across all four outlets including Mosaic, Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Grill and MO Bar. For Christmas dinner, choose the buffet at Mosaic or festive set menu and wine pairing at Mandarin Grill. Look out for the Christmas carollers at the Grand Staircase.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2380 8888, Website
The Drawing Room offers a festive Afternoon Tea with decadent Christmas log cakes, warm scones with clotted cream and house made jam, and more. On December 14 and 15, celebrate Christmas by the pool from 2:30pm - 5:30pm where kids will receive a gingerbread house to decorate along with poolside bites for the whole family, with prices starting at RM158+ per person. On Christmas Day, head to the Brasserie Brunch and be serenaded by Christmas carollers and meet Santa, with prices starting from RM358 per person. Over at the Astor Bar, it's an adult-only brunch with cocktails and a 5-course sharing menu priced at RM528+.
Feast on some mouth-watering English Rolled Lamb Leg for Christmas Eve dinner at TEMPTations priced at RM138 nett per person. On Christmas Day, there's the brunch buffet with delicious offerings such as slow-roasted Australian Beef Ribs, Whole Baked Salmon and Lamb Chop with Prunes & Rosemary Jus to name a few, priced at RM128 nett per person.
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Website
French bistro Chez Gaston has a great set menu prepared for you this Christmas with options for mains like Coquille St-Jacques au four (scallops cooked in an armoricaine sauce and baked in the oven, served with sweet onion rice, puff pastry and tomato provençale) or Chapon aux chanterelles (honey truffle flavoured stuffed capon bird, roasted and served with sautéed chanterelle mushrooms, baby roasted potatoes and French beans) and for desserts, a medley of chestnut creme brûlée, choco-berry mousse and apple crumble. There's an option to upgrade for oysters if you pre-order basis before December 14. The set dinner is priced at RM185+ per person, while kids menu is at RM75+.
Chez Gaston Kl by Rendez-vous, 12 Jalan Bangsar Utama 9, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6011 3993 0036, Facebook
For a change of ambiance away from your usual five star hotels, Cafe Ame Soeur in Bukit Jalil offers dining with a difference. Relax in their 18th century-inspired opulent surroundings as you indulge in the 4-course Christmas set menu consisting of mains like Roasted Stuffed Turkey Roll or Lamb Shank Wellington priced at RM85 per person.
Cafe Ame Soeur, 20, Jalil Link Block 2, Jalan Jalil Jaya 2, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 8999 0738, Facebook
The brand new Banyan Tree KL is all set for Christmas with their Festive Afternoon Tea set available throughout December at Altitude, priced at RM98 nett per person. For Christmas Eve dinner, choose the 4-course set at Altitude or Horizon Grill, or go for the Christmas Brunch at Horizon Grill priced at RM588 nett per person. For baked treats, drop by Bake by Banyan Tree for gingerbread men cookies, yule logs, Marzipan stolen logs and more.
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Website
Advent Sunday brunches are available on December 9, 16 and 23 at RM142+ per adult, and RM71+ per child where you can indulge in an European Christmas fare with goodies like roast turkey, French oysters, Canadian lobsters and more. Serena Brasserie will keep you satiated witht their Christmas offerings on Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day brunch and dinner. If you're feeling more Asian this season, try Tao Chinese Cuisine's Christmas menu priced at RM278+ per person.Alternatively, there's Tatsu's festive Kaiseki menu available on December 24, 25 and 31 for lunch and dinner, priced at RM298+ per person.
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2782 6000, Website
Enjoy a spot of tea and decadent pastries at The Lounge, with Christmas Afternoon Tea sets starting at RM80 per person. For Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch and dinner, there's Curate with a local and international spread. For Cantonese cuisine, Yun House is offering a festive set menu for lunch and dinner throughout the month of December.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 145, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Website
Have a jolly Christmas Eve at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur where a traditional Christmas feast awaits at The Colonial Cafe, complete with mulled wine, roasted turkey, homemade yule log and more priced at RM280 nett per person. Alternatively, there's Contango for Christmas Eve lunch and dinner, or Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Tea Lounge, the Drawing Room and the Orchid Conservatory.For more details, visit here.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Website
For an early festive start, indulge in the Festive Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge priced at RM190 nett for two persons. All restaurants across the Shangri-La including Lafite, Lemon Garden, Arthur's Bar & Grill and Zipangu are offering a special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch and dinner buffets.Click here for more information.
Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2032 2388, Website
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