Having a nice dinner in KL on a public holiday or festive period can be a nightmare, as we know. If you have yet to make those Christmas eve or Christmas dinner reservations, here’s a list of 10 hotels for your consideration to get through the busy season. Bon appetit!
The Library, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Celebrate in style at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, by indulging in their Christmas Eve dinner at The Library. Choose to have a three- or four-course dinner from their specially crafted Menu Du Jour which includes an indulgent roast turkey carvery and luscious eggnog, amongst other festive creations.
Price: From RM250 per person
Date and time: 24 December 2016, 7pm – 11pm
Venue: The Library
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia, +60 3 2142 8000, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KualaLumpur
Serena Brasserie, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Serena Brasserie will be having a Christmas Eve Dinner spread featuring traditional roasts, turkey, fresh seafood on ice, live action stations for meat and pasta or risotto, as well as customary festive desserts. The Christmas Day dinner will have additional items such as Australian prime rib beef, traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, assortments of yule log and rum baba with Chantilly cream.
Christmas Eve Dinner — RM198 nett per person
Christmas Day Dinner — RM198 nett per person
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, 165, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2782 6000, kualalumpur.intercontinental.com
Arthur’s Bar & Grill, Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Kick back and relax with a bountiful buffet at Arthur’s Bar & Grill this Christmas Eve from 7pm – 10.30pm. The venue is preparing a Christmas Eve Buffet dinner showcasing dishes such as baby lobsters, Roast turkey with chestnut and apple stuffing, Australian grain-fed Black Angus prime rib and gourmet salads like Teppan Hokkaido scallops on wild mushroom.
Price: RM288 nett per person
Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2074 3900, www.shangri-la.com
Qba, The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy a Latin Indulgence at Qba‘s Festive Brazilian Churrascarian buffet where perfectly-grilled meat and seafood is brought to your table when you wish it. Highlights include a whole salmon platter, Forbidden black rice salad and ‘Piri-piri’ chicken wings while we personally, highly recommend the Sopa de camarão (coconut shrimp soup), Brazilian costeláo (slow-roasted beef ribs) and the snapper, sea bass, prawn and scallop platter!
Price: RM168 nett per person for food only
The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, +60 3 2731 8333, www.thewestinkualalumpur.com
Favola, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
If you’d like to experience an Italian Christmas, travel to Venetia via a visit to Favola and savour dishes like Sous vide duck breast and duck confit Pastilla, Dutch veal tortellini, snow crab meat with avocado, tuna carpaccio with tomato sorbet and homemade berries Zuccotto with their Christmas Eve four-course dinner.
Price: RM250 nett per person (inclusive of a welcome glass of Prosecco)
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, No. 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2263 7434, www.lemeridienkualalumpur.com
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Go to THIRTY8 for the food and fantastic view of the Petronas Twin Towers, and stay for the cocktails. The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner starts from 7pm till late and features freshly prepared sushi and sashimi, seafood on ice, an oyster station as well as a wide range of main courses of Western, Chinese and local cuisine, desserts and live stations.
Price: RM380 nett per adult, RM190 nett per child
THIRTY8, Level 38, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2182 1234, www.kualalumpur.grand.hyatt.com
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
The Brasserie is offering a lavish seven-course set dinner menu with a wine pairing option on 24 and 25 December 2016. Among the luxurious dishes you will savour are Royal Alaskan King Crab, Pan-roasted wild seabass, Black Angus tenderloin rossini and Chocolate praline bombe for dessert.
RM788 nett per person
RM988 nett per person with wine pairing
RM188 nett per child below 12 years old for a four-course children dinner set
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, No. 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2727 1111, www.stregiskualalumpur.com
Colonial Cafe, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Celebrate Christmas the Majestic way with an intimate Christmas Eve dinner at Colonial Cafe. Savour classic dishes like roasted veal rack, slow-roasted short ribs and ginger cake trifle as The Solianos, a quintessential quartet of the jazz variety, serenade you with jazzy Christmas renditions.
RM280 nett per person
RM380 nett per person with wine pairing
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, KL City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3 2785 8000, www.majestickl.com
Mandarin Grill, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy a fine dining celebration by sampling the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day five-course dinner at Mandarin Grill with dishes such as pan-seared scallops with roasted pumpkin, Mandarin sauce and star anise crumble; grilled Sher Wagyu beef tenderloin, Madeira sauce, potato churros, bean cassoulet and Morello cherry yule log with raspberry cremeux and mince pie ice cream.
Price: RM498 nett per person
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2179 8960, www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur
Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
To make your Christmas an authentic Italian affair, step into Villa Danieli for their yuletide Christmas Eve Dinner comprising dishes like seared sesame tuna tartar Mediterranean style; pumpkin risotto with Amaretto liquor, Mascarpone cheese and crab meat; as well as a classic panettone and vanilla sauce for dessert. Toast to the joyous occasion with your complimentary glass of cocktail or mocktail with your loved ones.
Price: RM158 nett per person
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2717 9922, www.villadanielirestaurant.com