Compiled by SHALINI RAVINDRAN
Best Western i-City Hotel
Make a date with The View Cafe to usher in the Yuletide spirit with a splendid Christmas Eve dinner. The buffet, priced at RM88 nett per pax, includes dishes such as Beef Stroganoff, Spring Chicken with Chili Salsa, Pan Fried Red Snapper with Lemon Butter Sauce, Crab Diablo in Cream, Prawn Thermidor, Cheese Concasse Mussels, and Creamy Potato Gratin and Vege Medley. There are also fresh seafood on ice, a pasta action stall and carving station offering roasted turkey, roasted leg of lamb and roasted beef Wellington. On Christmas Day, the cafe will have a high-tea buffet priced at RM45 nett per pax. For reservations, call 03-5521 9000.
This year, BreadStory’s Christmas cakes and cookies takes on a contemporary look while preserving the rich, classic taste. Baked to perfection, the collection includes all-time Christmas favourites such as gingerbread, fruit cake and panettone. The Classic Christmas Log (RM78) is a perfect choice for those looking for a traditional dessert. Frosty White (RM68) is a flavourful vanilla sponge cake filled with mixed berries puree and fruit cocktail. Shaped round like the face of a snowman with yellow pointy nose and black button eyes, it is a delightful finish for the sweet-tooth. The Junior Snowman (RM9.90), shaped like a snowman, comes in three awesome flavours. Panettone Classico (RM28) is a traditional Italian Christmas dessert that is moist and studded with sweet sultanas. The BreadStory Christmas collection will be available at all BreadStory stores in the Klang Valley until Dec 31. For details, call 03-7980 0155.
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy a wonderful Christmas season at Melting Pot Cafe. Highlights from the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Buffet Dinner include Roasted Whole Lamb with Kabsa Rice, Salmon Baked in Puff Pastry with Butter Beurre Blanc Sauce and Grilled Beef Medallions on Caramelized Onion and Pan-Fried Parrot Fish with Saffron Butter and is priced at RM135 nett per person. A Christmas Buffet Supper on Dec 24 and a Christmas Buffet Brunch Special are available at RM110 nett per person. A special Chestnut Mousse Cake, a perfect Yuletide indulgence, is also available at RM15 nett per slice and RM110 nett per kg. For reservations, call 03-2144 2200 (ext 2337).
Furama Bukit Bintang
Experience a warm and delightful family buffet spread this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the hotel’s Spices @ Furama restaurant. The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is priced at RM150 nett per adult, while the Christmas Day Buffet Brunch is priced at RM80 nett per adult. Children aged six to 12 years old and senior citizens aged 55 years and above enjoy 50% discount. Highlights from both buffets include Waldorf Salad, Mini Beef Steak with Garlic Thyme Jus, Yorkshire pudding and ratatouille. For reservations, call 03-2788 8983.
Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur
Spend a relaxing Christmas afternoon at Maya Brasserie with a Buffet High-Tea (noon to 4pm), priced at RM80 per adult and RM50 for kids between five and 12 years old. For a more refined option, the Christmas Eve Gala Celebrations at Still Waters, the contemporary Japanese restaurant, is a good option. The five-course set menu is available for dinner on Dec 24 as well as lunch and dinner on Dec 25, priced at RM138 per set. For reservations, call 03-2711 8866.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Embark on a gourmet adventure at Vasco’s with its spread of mouthwatering Christmas classics and festive desserts. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner are priced at RM188 nett per person, while the Christmas Day Lunch Buffet is priced at RM198 nett per person. Graze will be offering a fusion of contemporary and classic favourites. The family-style four-course Christmas Day Lunch menu is priced at RM120 nett per person and includes live carvery, while the five-course Christmas Eve Dinner menu costs RM188 nett per person. Over at The Lounge, diners can savour a mouthwatering three-tier Classic High-Tea and enjoy joyful live music at RM80 nett per person. Until Dec 23, Chambers Grill is serving up an All-You-Can-Eat festive dinner menu with premium seafood and cuts of dry-aged meat in skewers – juicy and tender, with mouthful of flavours at RM149 nett per person. For reservations, call 03-2264 2596.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Feel the warmth of the festivities with a musical Christmas with grandiose dining experiences at all- day dining restaurant Serena Brasserie, and award-winning signature restaurants Tao Chinese Cuisine and Tatsu Japanese Cuisine. The revelry begins with the Christmas Eve dinner at Serena Brasserie at RM198 nett per person. On Christmas Day, guests will be spoilt for choice with the Sparkling Christmas Brunch (RM268 nett per person) and Seafood Christmas Buffet Dinner (RM198 nett per person). The season livens up with a deluxe six-course Christmas set menu from Tao Chinese Cuisine and a five course set menu at Tatsu Japanese Cuisine, both available from Dec 24 to Dec 26 at RM188 nett per person. Wrap up the season with a Boxing Day high-tea and dinner buffet on Dec 26, at RM98 nett per person and RM150 nett per person for dinner. For reservations, call 03 2782 6000/ 6228.
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
Head down to Golfer’s Terrace for a delightful Christmas Buffet dinner from Dec 24 to 27 and enjoy a wide selection of all–you-can –eat freshly grilled meat and seafood. Festive selections include Spit Charcoal Whole Lamb, Grilled Market Fish, gourmet sausages, Gai Yang (Thai-style chicken) and much more, all prepared in a Hawker Stall Buffet concept from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. This fantastic deal is priced at RM77.50 nett per person and RM38.75 nett per child. Children aged six and below can dine for free. From Dec 25 onwards, the Christmas Weekend Brunch has interactive live cooking stations and is priced at RM65 nett per person and RM32.50 nett per child, from 11am to 3.30pm. For reservations, call 03-2011 9189.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Showcasing opulent Christmas favourites across three different venues, relish sumptuous international and local fare at Mosaic, delectable grills and western specialties at Mandarin Grill before completing your gastronomic adventure with irresistible desserts at Lounge on the Park. Mosaic will be offering a Pre-Christmas Buffet Lunch, Pre-Christmas Buffet Dinner and Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, with lunch starting from RM108 nett per person and dinner at RM148 nett per person. There will also be a Christmas Day Mega Brunch at Mosaic, Lounge on the Park and Mandarin Grill with prices starting from RM428 nett per person. For reservations, call 03-2380 8888.
This year, Maria’s presents an exciting four-course menu not to be missed. Start off with the appetising sweet and tangy prawn cocktails and freshly-blended Pumpkin Pear Soup. Be spoilt for choice with four different main courses to choose from including Australian Wagyu 5 Charbroiled Steak, Pan-fried White Cod served with Cream Sauce, Roast Turkey served with special Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce, or a Duo of NZ Lamb Cutlets and Lamb Loin grilled to full fragrance. The set menu is available from RM118++ on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For reservation, call 03-7725 2313 (Damansara Perdana) or 03-2282 2220 (Bangsar).
Celebrate Christmas in a memorable way with the restaurant’s five-course Christmas Special Menu. Dishes include Sea Bass Carpaccio, Italian Christmas Soup, Crab Pasta, Choice of Porchetta (Suckling Piglet served with potatoes, kailan and beans), Agnello (Lamb Rack served with potatoes) or Baccala (Grilled Cod Fish served with cauliflower mashed and mixed greens) and panettone for dessert. The special menu is priced at RM170++ per person. For reservations, call 03-2011 5725.
One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Make a trip to Cinnamon Coffee House and be spoilt for choice by enticing specials from their Rhapsody of Christmas promotion. Festive specialities to look out for include Roasted Turkey Leg with Caramelised Apple Sauce, Beef Meatloaf with Peppercorn Sauce, Chicken Fricassee. The Steamed Cod with Artichoke and Lemongrass Sauce, Cheesy Spinach Pie, Grilled Prawn in Pesto and Cashew Nuts, Mixed Seafood with Saffron Cream Sauce, Chestnut Cream Soup with Turkey Meat should not be missed either, as these dishes are made only during this season. The Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner is priced at RM158 nett per adult and RM79 nett per child aged four to 12 years while the Christmas High-Tea costs RM118 nett per adult and RM59 nett per child. For reservations, call 03-7681 1157.
Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
Have a Magical Christmas at Chatz Brasserie with a traditional Seafood and Roast Buffet Dinner and a Premium Buffet Lunch and Seafood and Carvery Buffet Dinner. The buffets will feature six types of carvery and roasts including Roasted Australian Striploin, Beef Wellington, Roasted Turkey, Grouper Coulibiac, New Zealand Rack of Lamb and Prime Rib. The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is priced at RM168 nett per adult (inclusive of one glass of cocktail/ mocktail). The Christmas Day Buffet Lunch is priced at RM108 nett per adult (available from 12.30pm to 3.30pm) while the Seafood and Carvery Buffet Dinner is priced at RM148 nett per person (available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm). For reservations, call 03-2147 0088.
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The hotel is inviting guests to celebrate Christmas in stylish elegance at Lafite. For dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there is a choice of a five or seven-course menu, priced at RM395 nett and RM495 nett per person respectively. The restaurant’s Christmas Day Buffet Lunch is served at RM275 nett per adult. Over at Arthur’s Bar and Grill, the sumptuous Christmas Eve dinner set menu and Christmas Day lunch costs RM205 nett per person for a four-course menu. Partake in a lavish buffet spread at Lemon Garden Cafe on Christmas Eve priced at RM120 nett per adult and RM60 nett per child while the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is available at RM265 nett per adult and RM132.50 nett per child. On Christmas Day, the Buffet Lunch is priced at RM195 nett per adult while the Buffet Dinner is RM235 nett per adult. Children pay RM97.50 nett and RM117.50 respectively. For reservations, call 03-2074 3900.
St Giles, The Gardens Kuala Lumpur
The Spirit of Christmas Dining Extravaganza is not complete without delicious food from the hotel’s brigade of chefs. At Spread, be spoilt for choice with an irresistible spread of fresh seafood including Fresh Oysters, Slipper Lobsters, Mussels, Scallops, Tiger Prawn on Ice, Salmon Gravlax, Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki Counter, Traditional Roast Tom-Turkey with Christmas Stuffing, Roast Leg of Lamb and a Pizza Counter. The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and Christmas Day Buffet Lunch are priced at RM145 nett per person. For reservations, call 03-2268 1188 (ext 6123).
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Get into the Christmas spirit with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf holiday specials and appetising creations that will add a sparkle to your celebration. Sample the Toffee Nut Latte, Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Blended and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa or be welcomed with a Christmas Surprise Sampler, German Stollen, Classic Christmas Log, Sugar n’ Chai Cheesecake and the highlight of the menu - the Scottish-inspired Dundee Fruit Cake. For details, visit www.coffeebean.com.my
The Federal Kuala Lumpur
For a festive get-together set against a view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline, Bintang Revolving Restaurant, is the perfect choice. The four-course Xmas Eve Festive Set Dinner and Yuletide Set Dinner includes Rosemary Roasted Pumpkin with Cheese Crouton Soup, Pan-Roasted Turkey Breast with Mashed Sweet Potato Asparagus and Mustard Butter Gravy and Raspberry Coulis or Grilled Lamb Leg with Shallot Confit, Fried Potatoes, Casserole Squash and Smoked Garlic Sauce; and Strawberry Mousse for dessert. The X’mas Eve set dinner is priced at RM128 nett per person while the Yuletide Set is set at RM88 nett per person. Kontiki is also having an X’mas Eve Buffet Dinner priced at RM128 nett per adult or RM78 nett per child/ senior citizen. For reservations, call 03-2148 9166.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Celebrate the festivities at Contango, an interactive dining experience featuring festive specials and Christmas dessert temptations. Contango’s Christmas Eve Dinner Special and Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner Special are priced at RM180 nett per person. At the Colonial Cafe, indulge in a five-course wine-paired menu in a classic setting with dishes like Lamb Loin Au Gratin, Grilled Barramundi Fillet, Traditional Roast Turkey, and mouthwatering Valrhona Chocolate Indulgence Pudding. The Christmas Eve Dinner menu is priced at RM280 nett per person or RM380 nett per person with wine pairing, while the Christmas Day menu is priced at RM220 nett per person or RM320 nett per person with wine pairing. For reservations, call 03-2785 8000.