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It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas: Celebrate with these top feasts

The festive season is peaking with Christmas around the corner, and last week of the year celebrations are taking over calendars. We help you clear the clutter with our pick of top Christmas feasts across Delhi and Mumbai to ring in a Merry Xmas.

Annamaya, Delhi

Christmas Brunch at Annamaya, Andaz Hotel Delhi
Andaz Hotel’s modern European food hall is hosting a brunch on Christmas day. Keeping in line with their philosophy of artisanal products and mindful eating, they’ll be preparing traditional dishes. A live roulade station will feature meats of all kinds — chicken, duck pork, turkey, lamb, and fish. Down the treats with the champagne, as Christmas carols lull you into that sweet after-feasting slumber. Their resident chef, Gordon, will whip up desserts to conclude their Naughty or Nice Christmas Brunch.
When: 12 pm to 4 pm, December 25
Where: Anmamaya, Andaz Hotel, 1, Northern Access Rd, Aerocity, New Delhi

The Lodhi, Delhi

Mezze platter at Elan, The Lodhi hotel, New Delhi
Live jazz music, an al fresco courtyard, and three different cuisines on the table, The Lodhi’s Grand Yuletide Brunch promises four hours of feasting. Take your pick from stir-fries, grills, roasts, and more from Southeast Asian, Mediterranean, and Indian fare. Christmas cocktails and beverages to flow at Elan, where this brunch will be hosted.
When: 12 pm to 4 pm, December 25
Where: Elan at The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Public Affair, Delhi

Public Affair, Khan Market, Delhi
The Khan Market watering hole has got its head Chef Augusto Cabrera to prepare a grand Christmas brunch this season. Champagne and cocktails will usher in a typical Christmassy feast, with roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts and gravy leading the way. An extensive cheese platter, and vast array of deserts such as bouche de Noel, cream de fruita, apple pie, chocolate fondue, plum cake, ginger cookies, and marshmallows promise a traditional Xmas spread.
When: 12 pm to 4 pm, December 25
Where: Public Afair, 6-68 Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

Bastian, Mumbai

Rocky Road Waffles at Bastian, Mumbai
The restaurant known for its wide variety of options — fresh seafood, vegan, gluten-free, et al is hosting two Christmas day brunches. Apart from their regular menu, they’ve got specials like the turkey platter and pork platter. Each comes with the respective meat, cranberry sauce, vegetarian stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and mac ’n’ cheese. Pair these with their hot chocolate or reach out for mulled wine and chocolate eggnog. Rocky road waffles, ice cream cookie sandwich, strawberry cheesecake waffles, and strawberry pancakes will be there to sweeten that festive spirit.
When: 12 pm to 2:15 pm and 2:30 pm to 4 pm, December 25
Where: Bastian, B/1, New Kamal Building, Opposite National College, Linking Road, Bandra West

The Clearing House, Mumbai

Christmas Brunch at The Clearing House, Mumbai

Creating its space in an old ice factory, The Clearing House is an American restaurant that strives for a balance between healthy, wholesome, and comfort food. With global cuisine prepared with a local touch at its core, TCH is ready to impress with its Christmas brunch this year. Tapas and salads, main courses, and desserts can be washed down with copious amounts of alcohol. Think Curried Pumpkin and Pecan Quiche, Maple Mustard Glazed Leg of Lamb with Espresso Glaze, Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Cranberries, Pan-Seared Parma Ham and Emmental Sandwich, Mulberry Eton Mess, traditional Christmas pudding, and many more. It’s probably best to wear your Santa pants to this one.
When: 12 pm to 3 pm, December 25
Where: The Clearing House, 13-15, Calicut Rd, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai

Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai

Siesta Sipper at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai


Spreading cheer across a whole week, Olive Bar & Kitchen is serving their Christmas specials for eight days. Head chef Rishim Sachdeva has created small plates and mains like Roasted and Fermented Winter Root Vegetables, with feta cheese, cinnamon date puree and sunflower seeds and Squash Risotto with feta cheese. While John Lesse, the bar head has concocted tipples such as Stiff Upper Lip, a green peppercorn-infused gin; and Garden of Eden, a fresh lemongrass and ginger cocktail. You could also pick up the sparkling wine to knock back thatsumptiousness and make space for Christmas pudding with brandy custard, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart, and other sweet treats.
When: 8 pm to 1 am, December 24 to December 31
Where: Olive Bar & Kitchen, No. 14, Nargis Dutt Roadd, Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai

Megha Uppal

Senior Associate Editor

An innate love for travel and food has translated into many a trips since childhood for Megha; it also fed her curiosity to know about local cultures. When not writing, she is on the lookout for three things: A great dark chocolate dessert, a beautiful pool where she can practice her backstroke, and art that she can save up for.


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