It’s the season of gifting and feasting as Santa swings into town. Have you reserved for Christmas dinner to mark the beginning of the holiday season and the end of 2021?
Customarily taking place on the eve and the evening of the auspicious day, Christmas dinner is notable for being substantial and rich. It varies between regions where cultural influences take precedence. This naturally translates into what makes it onto the dining table.
In Malaysia, a melting pot of cultures, Christmas dinner means anything that you may take a fancy to. While roast turkey, gingerbread, panettone and pudding are expected, many restaurants have adapted their offerings to entice many diners who simply view Christmas as a cultural celebration. An excuse for gluttony?
Here’s where to get the best Christmas lunch and dinner in KL for 2021:
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- The Chow Kit Kitchen, The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel
- Curate, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Botanica+Co, Alila Bangsar and Bangsar South
- Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
- Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
- Iketeru, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
- Maria’s SteakCafe, Bangsar, Damansara and Sunway; Maria’s Signature KLCC
- Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
- The Brasserie, St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
- ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery, The RuMa Hotel and Residences
- The Library, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
- The Cobalt Room, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
- Shook! The Starhill Dining
- Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel
- The Courtyard, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
- Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya
- LAVO Malaysia
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Chow Kit Kitchen transforms its seasonable menu into a festive spread featuring pan-seared foie gras paired with caramelised pineapple slices drizzled with kelulut honey balsamic dressing to start, followed by the comforting oxtail soup or seasonal pea soup to delight your senses.
The mains include the Sous Vide Short Ribs, Salt Baked Senangin along with an additional choice of slow roasted lamb roulade served with rosemary jus and mint sauce and finally, a decadent chocolate tart to end the meal.
The Festive Menu (24 and 25 December 2021) is priced at RM200 per pax, available at The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar or at Private @
The Chow Kit.
Call 03-2778 6688 to reserve
The lavish Christmas dinner unveils holiday specialties from around the globe. Savour Yuletide classics such as Minced Meat Pie and Yule Logs, alongside all-time favourites from Malaysia.
24 and 25 December 2021
Revel in the holiday spirit with a Christmas brunch teeming with traditional carols, hot drinks and a pitstop at the North Pole – where Santa will be waiting with goodies. Inspired by Malaysia’s culinary melting pot, Curate adds fresh flair to Christmas classics. Taste signature dishes such as Wagyu Round of Beef, Keralan Scallop Molee, and Crispy Tomato Mee.
25 December 2021
Extend the celebrations with the Boxing Day brunch. From Roast Turkey to Panettone, the Christmas menu at Four Seasons is available for just one more day – perfect for seeing out the weekend in style.
26 December 2021
Meanwhile, festive brunches and dinners are available daily till 23 December 2021.
Call 017-262 9185 to reserve
Allow Botanica+Co’s Christmas Roast Platter to usher you into the festive season. A sharing platter showcasing holiday favourites, the smorgasbord is meant to satiate up to 6 people.
Christmas Roast Platter, RM590
Roasted USA turkey (half), T-bone roast beef, lamb roulade with salsa verde, salmon and leek pie. Served with chestnut vegetable stuffing, pan-roasted vegetables, baked Idaho potato wedges with garlic herbed butter, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce.
A la carte, however, is available for those with smaller appetite. The menu comprises Roasted Chestnut Soup (RM28), Apple & Gingerbread Dome (RM25), Leek & Potato Pie (RM45) and Roast Turkey (RM65).
Available throughout December 2021
Things are heating up for Mandarin Oriental during the festive season as all dining establishments are offering their own spin throughout the Christmas period. On Christmas Eve, Santa will be making an appearance flanked by carollers at 7pm and 8pm with band performances lasting throughout the night.
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner @ Mosaic
6.30pm-10.30pm, RM288+ per person
A French Christmas Eve Dinner @ Mandarin Grill
Special 6-course dinner menu
6.30pm-10.30pm, RM558+ per person, add on RM 198+ for wine pairing
Christmas Eve Dining Under The Stars Barbecue Dinner @ AQUA Restaurant & Bar
6.30pm-10.30pm, RM288+ per person
As if that’s not enough, Christmas Day promises to be an even more decadent affair.
The Grand Christmas Day Brunch Buffet @ Mosaic, Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Grill and MO Bar
12.30pm-3.30pm, RM488+ per person
Christmas Day Buffet Dinner @ Mosaic
6.30pm-10.30pm, RM288+ per person
A French Christmas Dinner @ Mandarin Grill
Special 6-course dinner menu
6.30pm-10.30pm, RM558+ per person, add on RM198+ for wine pairing
Call 03-2330 8798 to reserve
Bask in the celebratory spirit with classics including Honey Glazed Spice Brined Roast Turkey, Spring Lamb Shoulder Braised in Moroccan Spices, Turkey Roulade with Sage Stuffing, Australian Prime Rib Slow Roasted with Mustard Jus, served with Yorkshire Pudding and Confit Duck Leg with Raisin Red Cabbage. Diners can tuck into a sweet ending with Christmas Yule Log Cake, Panettone Pudding, Traditional Fruitcake, Stollen Bread and more.
Festive Crustacean Buffet Lunch: Saturdays and Sundays, December, 12.30pm-3.00pm, RM168 nett per adult
Festive Crustacean Buffet Dinner: Fridays and Saturdays, December, 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM208 nett per adult
Festive Buffet Dinner: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, December, 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM188 nett per adult
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner: 24 December 2021, 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM258 nett per adult
Christmas Day Buffet Lunch: 25 December 2021, 1.00pm-3.30pm, RM258 nett per adult
Executive Chef Masami Okamoto curates an exclusive 2-week special using seasonal produce. Whet the appetite with the luxurious multi-dish course with a Sakizuke entry – Sashimi Cocktail and California Roll. Move along with the Teppan Grilled Halibut with Vegetables, Unagi Yanagawa Ikura Gobou Mitsuba, Wagyu Shabu-Shabu and Ebi Tempura and Vegetables. End the indulgent affair with a Wafu Parfait.
Iketeru Festive Set: 15-31 December 2021, RM388 nett
Celebrate Christmas at Maria’s with a specially curated four-course meal. Start off your gastronomical experience with a lovely Duck a l’Orange where premium duck breast is pan seared to perfection with carrot puree and honey orange gastrique, followed by a warm, comforting pumpkin soup. Bursting with taste and flavours, choose your main course from a premium selection of Japanese Wagyu A5, Australian Wagyu MB9 Ribeye, Australian Wagyu MB7 Ribeye, Beef Wellington with Foie Gras, Atlantic White Cod, New Zealand Lamb Cutlet or Christmas Roast Turkey. Wind down the magical evening with a sliced fresh lemon loaf with icing glaze and Chantilly cream.
24 and 25 December 2021, from RM119
Celebrate the joyous season at Quan’s Kitchen with a Christmas buffet spread featuring traditional favorites like Beef Wellington and the hotel’s signature Chinese BBQ Spiced Tom Turkey on the carving station alongside Seafood on Ice, Saffron Seafood Stew, Lingonberry Braised Short Ribs, a Gourmet Hot Dog station, the ever-popular Laksa, Yong Tau Foo and many more Asian delights.
Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: 6.3opm-10pm, 24 December 2021, RM168
Christmas Day Brunch Buffet: 12pm-3pm, 25 December 2021, RM158
Christmas Day Dinner Buffet: 6.3opm-10pm, 25 December 2021, RM148
Call 012-507 3327 to reserve
Celebrate Christmas with an exquisite array of festive classics and luxuriate in St. Regis’ revered brand of hospitality. In addition, you may expect signature dishes including fresh seafood on ice, roast turkey, beef wellington, salt-baked sea bass and decadent desserts, prepared especially for this festive season.
24-26 December 2021
RM418+ per person (food only)
RM598+ per person (food and free-flowing alcohol)
Does a multi-course dinner at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in town sound exciting? Specially curated by Executive Chef Tyson Gee, the Christmas Eve Dinner is a magical feast where diners can relish in Foie Gras Parfait, Oyster and Champagne, Turducken with Black Truffle, and Warm Christmas Pudding. If that’s not enough, follow up with a Christmas Brunch where guests can take delight in festive favorites such as Slow Roasted Turkey and Roasted Black Angus Beef, as well as a generous dessert spread including Christmas Cookies, Christollen and Live Nitrogen Ice Cream.
The Christmas Dinner is priced at RM288+ per person, available 24-25 December 2021, while the Great Christmas Day Brunch is priced at RM395+ per person, available 25 December 2021.
Call 03-2778 0888
Chef Wai is cooking up a feast this Christmas. Discover the 4-course dinner menus deliberately curated by him on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day where Western and Asian flavours converge, where every dish is created to complement the exquisite Royal Salute.
Christmas Eve dinner, 24 December 2021, 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM450 per person, supplement of RM150 for Royal Salute 21-year-old pairing
Christmas Day dinner, 25 December 2021, 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM450 per person, supplement of RM150 for Royal Salute 21-year-old pairing
Call 018-929 2174
Jazz up the festive dinner with a live performance at The Cobalt Room. Expect an exceptional gourmet spread while you are serenaded with percussive and classy melodies performed by a jazz quartet. Included on the delectable menu are a Louisiana boil with a Cajun twist, a carvery of luscious, South Western style slow-roasted leg of lamb, all-time favourites of Filé Gumbo and Jambalaya, and a host of tantalising seasonal specials encompassing Roasted Turkey, and yuletide desserts.
Available on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2021, 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM180 per person
Herald in Christmas Day with a luxurious brunch featuring a succulent Roast Turkey carvery on trolley and a decadent selection of celebratory favourites.
Christmas Day, 25 December 2021, 12.30pm-3pm, RM198 per person
Call 011-1764 6056
Skip the hotel and go to Shook! for a Christmas Eve dinner and toast to the holidays in the company of loved ones. For this joyous season, a splendid 5-course menu has been specially curated for you.
24 December 2021, 6.30pm-10pm, RM180 per adult, RM90 per child
Call 018-929 8060
Take the stress out of cooking for the family with a magnificent spread of resplendent dishes. Amp up the festive spirit with some fizzy wine and beer too while you’re at it. The buffet is available on 24 and 25 December 2021, 6pm-10pm; as well as 12pm-3pm on 25 December 2021.
Priced at RM168+ per adult and RM84+ per child or senior citizen
RM250+ for free flow Champagne
RM180+ for free flow Wine and Beer
RM75+ for free flow non-alcoholic beverage
Call 03-2117 2888
Apart from spectacular views, Horizon Grill is teeming with festive offerings throughout December. Showcasing a live carving trolley, the Festive Weekend Brunch is available on every Saturday and Sunday, 4-26 December 2021, 12pm-3pm.
Priced at RM188+ per adult and RM75+ per child or senior citizen, you may also add on RM250+ for free flow Champagne and RM75+ for free flow non-alcoholic beverages.
You could also share good tidings with your nearest and dearest, over a 5-course Christmas dinner, available on 24 and 25 December 2021, 6pm-11pm, highlighting the Royal Oysters, Santa Maria Grilled Japanese Kyushu F1 Ribloin and Grilled Red Mullet.
Priced at RM688+ per person, you may contemplate adding on RM350+ for free flow Champagne or RM75+ for free flow non-alcoholic beverages.
Furthermore, the Christmas brunch happens on 25 December 2021, 12pm-3pm. For RM250+ per adult and RM 75+ per child or senior citizen, you could have a decent time. If you would like an even better time, consider paying extra RM250+ for free flow Champagne or RM75+ for free flow non-alcoholic beverages.
Call 03-2113 1888
For Petaling Jaya folks who are reluctant to venture too far out, drop by Paya Serai. Hilton Petaling Jaya is well known for its warm hospitality. Look forward to Traditional Roasted Tom Turkey, Ribeye Wellington, Braised Lamb with Vegetables, Veal with Mushroom Ragout and Seafood Thermidor. The sweet treats include Chocolate Yule Log Cake, Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Cherry Compote, Gingerbread Butter Pudding, Poached Pear with Gingerbread Spice and Fruit Stollen.
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, 24 December 2021, 7pm-10:30pm, RM148 nett per adult, RM78 nett per child
Christmas Day Buffet High Tea, 25 December 2021, 12:30pm-4pm, RM138 nett per adult, RM68 nett per child
Christmas Day Buffet Dinner, 25 December 2021, 7pm-10:30pm, RM148 nett per adult, RM78 nett per child
Elevate merrymaking by dining at LAVO, a contemporary resto-lounge in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya. For a family of 6-8 members, order the whole Turkey Christmas feast amped up with Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy, alongside a generous serving of traditional Christmas delights such as Apple Stuffing, Idaho Potato Gratin and Baked Vegetables. For those with insatiable appetite, indulge further with a chocolate log cake.
The whole Turkey Christmas feast starts at RM488+, add on Idaho Potato Gratin for RM40+, baked vegetables for RM25+ and chocolate log cake for RM88+.
Call 011-1316 9697 to reserve 2 days in advance. LAVO opens daily 12pm-12am.