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Digest The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Buffets & Meals In 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Buffets & Meals In 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Buffets & Meals In 2019
Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
By Samantha Lim
By Samantha Lim
December 03, 2019
These hotels and restaurants are sharpening their carving knives and basting whole turkeys so you don't have to

1/18 W Kuala Lumpur

Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
 

Our favourite party hotel is already on standby for the year-end festivities. Opt in for one of Flock's Christmas-themed buffets; enjoy festive treats and tipples at Woobar; or experience Cantonese dishes with a Christmas spin at Yen—we're talking warm Christmas puds paired with almond soup.

Dates & Prices

Flock
Dec 1-31 (12noon-10.30pm): Set menu, RM188+
Dec 24 (6.30-10.30pm): RETOX at Dusk, RM288-RM688+
Dec 25 (12.30-3.30pm): RETOX Superbrunch, RM288-RM688+
Dec 31 (8pm-12midnight): RETOX at Dusk, RM388-988

Yen
Dec 20-25 (12noon-2.30pm or 6.30-10.30pm): Set menu, RM198+ (Min. 2 orders)

Woobar
Nov 11-Jan 5 (3-5pm): Festivi-Tea Hi-Tea, RM208+ for 2 pax

Reservations

Ring 012 347-9088 or email bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com.

2/18 Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
 

My work as a chef has taken me all over the world, giving me the opportunity to enjoy Christmas delicacies in different cultures. I’m now recreating these recipes to share them in Kuala Lumpur.

Chef Junious Dickerson

One of our favourite facets about this family-friendly hotel is that there are always activities for the little ones; those dining at Curate can expect a kids corner equipped with colouring pages and candy. Pair your mulled wine with executive chef Junious Dickerson's seasonal specialities from around the world, such as beetroot-cured salmon and eggnog crème brûlée.

Dates & Prices

Curate
Dec 24 (6-10.30pm) – Christmas Eve dinner, RM298
Dec 25 (12noon-3pm) – Christmas day brunch, RM268 nett
*Kids aged 5-12 enjoy half price

The Lounge
Dec 25 (2.30-5.30pm) – Christmas day afternoon tea, RM198

Reservations

Ring 03 2382 8888 or book online.

3/18 The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Did our recent review of Chef Wai's new dishes at The Library catch your attention? Take full advantage of our early Christmas gift to you (see below) if so. Families with young 'uns might also take an interest in Teddy Bear Teatime, a treasured Ritz-Carlton tradition complete with fun, games and food.

Dates & Prices

The Lobby Lounge
Dec 1-31 (2.30-6pm): A Ritzy Christmas afternoon tea, RM80 per pax

The Private Room
Dec 7-8 (2.30-5.30pm): Teddy Bear Teatime, RM115 per child under 12 & RM160 per adult

The Library
Dec 24 (7-11pm): A Festive Christmas with Chef Wai, RM300 or RM450 without or with wine pairing

The Cobalt Room
Dec 25 (12noon-3pm): Christmas brunch, RM99 per child & RM198 or RM398 per adult without or with unlimited Prosecco

Reservations

Ring 018 621 4252 (The Library) or 018 929 2174 (The Cobalt Room or The Lobby Lounge) or email dining@ritzcarltonkl.com.

*Exclusive Deal For Malaysia Tatler Readers:

Parties of 4 pax dining at The Library can claim a complimentary bottle of Champagne if booking via Whatsapp (018 621 4252) or OpenTable.

4/18 The RuMa Hotel and Residences

Photo: The RuMa Hotel and Residences
Photo: The RuMa Hotel and Residences
 

Sure there will be sticky pudding and turkey with all the trimmings, but the rendang-spiced Black Angus at ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery is also worth raving about—it's a nice difference from traditional roast beef. The hotel has also announced attractive room rates through December 29th making 'tis the season to experience The RuMa's hostmanship.

Dates & Prices

ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery
Dec 24-25: Christmas dinner, RM288 nett or RM458 nett with wine pairing
Dec 25: Christmas brunch, RM396 nett or RM515 nett with non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages

The LIBRARI
Dec 1-Jan 5: RM250 nett for 2 pax and 2 glasses of Pol Roger Champagne or RM488 nett for 2 pax and a bottle of Champagne

Reservations

Ring 03 2778 0888 or email info@theruma.com.

5/18 Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Monte Bianco dessert. Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Risotto with sage and kale. Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
 

For a fine dining spread with an Italian edge, book a table at Mandarin Grill. Executive chef Luigi Stinga's creations range from risotto in festive shades of green and red to a cheery chestnut dessert.

Dates & Prices

Mandarin Grill
Nov 22-Dec 23: Festive menu
Dec 24 (6.30-10.30pm): 6-course dinner, RM498
Dec 25 (2.30-3.30pm): Brunch, RM438
Dec 25 (6.30-10.30pm): 5-course dinner, RM408

Mosaic
Nov 22-Dec 21 (Fri & Sat): Seafood buffet, RM198
Nov 24-Dec 22 (Sun, 12.30-3.30pm): Brunch, RM205 or RM298 without or with free-flow Prosecco for 2 hours
Dec 24 (6.30-10.30pm): Brunch, RM258
Dec 25 (2.30-3.30pm): Brunch, RM438
Dec 25 (6.30-10.30pm): Buffet dinner, RM258

Lounge On The Park
Nov 22-Dec 31 (2.30-6pm): Whittard Christmas afternoon tea, RM148 or RM198 without or with a glass of Champagne
Dec 24 (6.30-10.30pm): Brunch, RM258
Dec 25 (2.30-3.30pm): Brunch, RM438

Le Bel étage
Nov 22-Dec 31 (1-6pm): Whittard Christmas afternoon tea, RM148 or RM198 without or with a glass of Champagne

AQUA Restaurant & Bar
Dec 24 (6.30-10.30pm): BBQ, RM258

MO Bar
Dec 25 (2.30-3.30pm): Brunch, RM438

The Mandarin Cake Shop

Nov 22-Dec 26: Pick up your pastries in person or have the Online Gourmet Shop deliver straight to your doorstep.

Reservations

Ring 03 2179 8798 or email mokul-fb@mohg.com.

6/18 Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Gentlemen's afternoon tea. Photo: Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Gentlemen's afternoon tea. Photo: Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The only hotel that hosts an afternoon tea tailored for men, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur serves canapés with coffee, tea and a tankard of beer. Why not take this opportunity to catch up with the boys?

Dates & Prices

Contango
Dec 24: Christmas Eve buffet, RM150 (lunch) or RM250 (dinner)

Tea Lounge
Dec 24 (3-6pm): Afternoon tea, RM70 (The Tea Lounge), RM90 (The Drawing Room) or RM120 (Orchid Conservatory)

The Smoke House
Dec 1-31 (3-6pm): Gentlemen’s afternoon tea, RM80 nett per pax

Reservations

Ring 03 2785 8000 or email enquiry@MajesticKL.com.

7/18 Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Instead of limiting the festivities to Christmas Eve and Day, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur is encouraging month-long celebrations by rolling out special party packages: covering up to 60 guests, each bundle is inclusive of food, a well-stocked bar, party favours, and your very own mixologist.

Dates & Prices

Dec 24: Christmas Delight, RM150 nett with holiday mocktails
Through Dec 30 (Sun-Thu): Weekday parties, RM10,000 nett for 60 pax
Through Dec 30 (Fri & Sat): Weekend parties, RM12,000 nett for 60 pax 

Reservations

Ring 011 3774 8099 or email enquiry@stripeskl.com.

8/18 Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Hilton Hotels
Photo: Hilton Hotels

You'll get more than festive grub at Hilton Kuala Lumpur—not only has the hotel hired carollers to perform Christmas classics on December 24-25, but they've also made 'a pact' with Santa Claus, who will show up on Christmas day itself. Almost every hotel under the Hilton Group will be  rates from RM88-128.

Dates & Prices

Vasco’s
Dec 24 (6-10:30pm): Christmas Eve dinner, RM228 per adult & RM98 per child
Dec 25 (12noon-2.30pm): Christmas day buffet: RM200 per adult & RM98 per child
Dec 25 (6-10.30pm): Christmas dinner buffet: RM228 per adult & RM98 per child

Aviary Bar
Dec 1-31: The Jungle Bird Series, RM150 nett
Cocktail of the month, RM50 nett
 
Chambers Grill
Dec 1-31: Wagyu & tomahawk Specials, 12noon-2:30pm & 6:30-10:30pm
From RM550 nett
 
Graze
Dec 1-Jan 1 (12noon-2.30pm & 6.30-10:30pm): Festive lunch & dinner, RM128+ 
Dec 24 (6-10.30pm): Christmas eve dinner, RM228 nett for 6 courses
Dec 25 (11am-2.30pm): Christmas brunch, RM268 nett for 4 courses
Dec 25 (6-10.30pm): Christmas dinner, RM128 nett per pax

Reservations

Ring 03 2264 2264 or visit www.life.hiltonkl.com.

9/18 The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Holiday trunk. Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
Gravlax platter. Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
 

Clueless about what to gift the person who has everything? Consider one of The St Regis Kuala Lumpur's iconic Holiday Trunks; packed to the brim with festive sweets and a bottle of Champagne Delamotte (if you're getting the Luxury Trunk), the handsome case makes for practical storage facilities in any case.

Dates & Prices

The Drawing Room
Dec 1-31 (Mon-Fri, 3-6pm / Sat-Sun, 2-6.30pm): Afternoon tea, RM158+ or RM248+ without or with a glass of Champagne Delamotte

Hotel Poolside
Dec 14-15 (3-6pm): Family Traditions (a family-friendly pool party), RM158+ per pax

The Brasserie
Dec 24 (7.30-11pm): Christmas Eve dinner, RM368+ or RM548+ per pax without or with free-flow alcohol
Dec 25 (12noon-3pm): Christmas Day brunch, RM368+ or RM548+ per pax without or with free-flow alcohol

Others
Nov 19-Dec 31: Holiday trunks, RM518+for the classic and RM938+ for the luxury trunk
Festive Roasts (turkey or lamb rack complete with sides), RM698+
Santa's Kitchen in the lobby, free of charge

Reservations

Ring 03 2727 6696 or email dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com.

10/18 One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

Photo: One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Photo: One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

If the idea of celebrating Christmas in a crowded dining room rubs you the wrong way, get your turkey for takeaway. Not only will One World Hotel pack your turkey to go; they'll also throw in all that good stuff on the side, such as stuffing, roasted potatoes, buttered brussel sprouts, and cranberry sauce.

Dates & Prices

Dec 24-25 (6.30-10.30pm): Christmas Eve & Christmas Day buffet, RM89 per child (6-12 years) & RM168 per adult
Dec 25 (12noon-4pm): Christmas Day afternoon tea, RM64 per child (6-12 years) & RM118 per adult
Dec 1-25: Takeaway treats, RM9-112 for desserts, RM380-480 for festive roasts

Reservations

Ring 03 7681 1159 or email cinnamon@oneworldhotel.com.my.

11/18 SOULed OUT

Chicken Ballotine. Photo: SOULed OUT
Chicken Ballotine. Photo: SOULed OUT

Parmesan-crusted lamb and chicken ballotine (from the French word balle, meaning 'to bundle') are two of SOULed Out's standout dishes this season. Knock back a glass or two of the NutCracker Vodka if you love the taste of the Italian liquor Frangelico.

Dates & Prices

Nov 15-Dec 25: Festive drinks & dishes range from RM28-68

Reservations

Ring 012 200 1955 (Hartamas), 012 655 7622 (Ampang), 03 2242 3308 (Bangsar South).

12/18 Tujo

Photo: Tujo
Photo: Tujo

Perfect for a pair, the Christmas set menu at Tujo begins with tuna tartare before segueing into a trio of turkey roulade, charbroiled Angus beef striploin, and stuffed salmon. The feast comes to a close with Tropical Fruit Risalamande or rice pudding with a berry sauce. Did we mention that wine is inclusive?

Dates & Prices

Nov 25-Dec 25: Christmas set menu, RM250+

Reservations

Ring 012 210 3055.

13/18 WIP

The Snow Queen cocktail. Photo: WIP
The Snow Queen cocktail. Photo: WIP

Bangsar Shopping Centre's most popular watering hole is serving two seasonal dishes and one festive cocktail for a limited time only. Feeding 2-3 diners, the Jingle Mingle Platter, a medley of roasted turkey breast, smoked chicken sausages, mixed nuts ciabatta, roasted vegetables, red wine poached pear and baked cheese in puff pastry, is made for sharing, whereas the Yuletide Wagyu Steak is good enough for one large eater with a penchant for red meat. Swap dessert for The Snow Queen, a tequila-based cocktail containing Triple Sec Liqueur, coconut and milk.

Dates & Prices

Nov 15-Dec 25: Festive drinks & dishes range from RM25-139

Reservations

Ring 012 650 5722.

14/18 Ante

Photo: Ante
Photo: Ante

Pork lovers will be in hog heaven at Ante this Christmas. What promises to be a veritable feast begins with bread & butter and scallops on a bed of spinach. For the main event, choose between olive-fed pork collar steak or English Hereford flank stank, but save your second stomach for the Valrhona Vintage Chocolate Delice. Listed wines are 20% off for those partaking of this special porcine menu.

Dates & Prices

Dec 2-31: RM388+ for 4 pax

Reservations

Book online.

15/18 Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Photo: Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur
Chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Photo: Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur
Contemporary Yule Log. Photo: Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur
Contemporary Yule Log. Photo: Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur

Proving that fine dining can be flexible, Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur is offering 3 seasonal menus: a set lunch menu, a corporate menu, and a Christmas Eve spread. The 'open-faced' Yule Log fashioned out of hazelnut, milk chocolate, and double cream strikes the right balance between simplicity and elegance, and is our favourite of Chef Emmanuel Stroobant's festive creations.

Dates & Prices

Dec 4-30 (Wed-Sun): Festive set lunch, RM188 for 3 courses or RM258 for 4 courses
Dec 3-30 (Tue-Sun): Festive corporate menu, RM388 for 5 courses or RM588 for 7 courses
Dec 24 (7pm onwards): Christmas Eve dinner, RM

Reservations

Ring 03 2732 5008 or email info@saintpierre.com.my.

16/18 Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Those with more of an appetite for Asian fare can have their needs taken care of by Nobu Kuala Lumpur. The Japanese-Peruvian restaurant with a bird's eye view of the city will be serving a Christmas Omakase that includes whole Botan ebi, Chef Chico's sushi selection, dashi-poached lobster, braised Wagyu cheek, and an adorable Christmas tree crafted out of green tea mousse and tofu bavarian.

Dates & Prices

Dec 21-25: Christmas Omakase, RM560+

Reservations

Ring 03 2164 5084 or WhatsApp 019 389 5085.

17/18 Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Ceviche of Yellowfin Tuna & Sea Scallops Fennel Salad. Photo: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Ceviche of Yellowfin Tuna & Sea Scallops Fennel Salad. Photo: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Bûche de Noël. Photo: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Bûche de Noël. Photo: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Paying tribute to its French identity, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is teaming up with Gallery des Artistes to shine the spotlight on French haute couture this season. Not only are objets d'art showcased throughout the hotel; fashion even infiltrates Le Bar Cocktail & Stories, where pastries such as the Bûche de Noël sports a stylish leopard print.

Dates & Prices

Kwee Zeen
Dec 24 (6.30-10pm): Christmas Eve dinner, RM228-468 depending on drinks selection
Dec 25 (12noon-4pm or 6.30-10pm): Christmas Day brunch, RM228-468; Christmas Day dinner, RM168-408 depending on drinks selection

Nizza
Dec 24-25 (6-11pm): RM268 or RM368 nett without or with a glass of Mumm Champagne 

Le Bar Cocktail & Stories
Dec 2-Jan 2 (3-6pm): RM120 nett for 2 pax; add RM40 for a festive cocktail

Reservations

Ring 03 2720 6688 or email HA123-FB2@sofitel.com.

18/18 Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
 

With four F&B establishments under one roof, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur guarantees a Christmas feast for all budgets. Balloon sculpting, face painting and gingerbread decorating at Latest Recipe will keep the kids busy while mum and dad express their affection under the mistletoe.

Dates & Prices

Gastro Sentral
Dec 24: Christmas Eve 3-course dinner, RM188 nett

Latest Recipe
Dec 24: Christmas Eve buffet, RM218 nett
Dec 25: Christmas Day brunch, RM198 nett; Christmas Day buffet, RM178 nett

Prime
Dec 24: Christmas Eve 4-course dinner, RM388 or RM428 nett without or with a glass of Champagne

Favola
Dec 24: Christmas Eve 4-course dinner, RM318 or RM348 nett without or with a glass of Prosecco

Reservations

Ring 03 2263 7434 or email dining.lmkl@lemeridien.com.

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