We bring you good tidings of great joy: the season of feasting is almost here, and already there are Christmas buffets, festive fine dining menus, and New Year’s dinners aplenty to choose from for your holiday celebrations.
After the year we’ve had, gathering with friends and loved ones over good food and drink is exactly what we need as we head into 2022 with a fresh optimism for all that the future will bring.
To aid your festive dining plans, we have put together a list of dining locations offering the best of holiday feasts to make this season the merriest one yet.
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Extending its ongoing partnership with Royal Salute, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur offers diners at The Library an exquisitely crafted tasting menu by Executive Chef Wai, thoughtfully paired with 21-year-old scotch whiskies for an exceptional gastronomic experience.
For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, indulge in a four-course dinner featuring festive seasonal creations, or end out 2021 on a high note with the exclusive New Year’s Eve four-course contemporary dinner. The four-course menus are priced at MYR450 per person, with a supplement of MYR150 for the Royal Salute 21-year-old flight pairing.
At The Cobalt Room, festive evenings are filled with live jazz music and Louisiana style dishes prepared alongside seasonal favourites like roasted turkey and yuletide desserts. Available on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day at MYR180 per person, with a Christmas Day brunch at MYR 198 per person.
For reservations or more information, call +60 18 929 2174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
The ‘Light of the Season’ festive period has arrived at Hilton Kuala Lumpur, bringing opportunities for celebration, reconnection and making new memories. At Vasco’s a festive buffet is at the ready with all the Christmas trimmings, starring dishes like honey glazed roast turkey and braised spring lamb shoulder, along with desserts like Christmas yule log cake and panettone pudding.
At Chynna, Chef Lam’s Signature Creations offers an East-meets-West year-end treat with a set menu featuring smoked London duck and somen noodles with seared scallops. Meanwhile at Graze, a 15-course canapé style brunch menu is offered for a special three-day period, in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët.
Vasco’s festive buffet is priced at RM258 nett per adult, Chef Lam’s Signature Creations is priced at RM388 nett per person, and Bubbly Sunday Brunch at Graze is priced at RM498 nett per person (with food and alcohol).
Festive takeaway boxes, festive afternoon tea, and festive dining experiences at Iketeru and Chambers Grill are also available. For full details or to make a reservation, visit eatdrinkhilton.com, call +603 2264 2264, or email KULHI_FB@hilton.com
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
The Westin Kuala Lumpur is making this festive season a sweet one with this year’s Candyland Christmas themed dinner and brunch buffets. At The Living Room, an array of pastries, cookies and desserts will headline the culinary production, alongside an extensive selection of carefully curated main courses. The Candyland Buffet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is priced at RM218 nett per person, with free dine-in for children below 6 and 50% off for those aged between 7-12.
For at home celebrations, takeaway turkeys can also be ordered at RM428 nett. Christmas hampers loaded with sweet festive treats like Christmas pralines, gingerbread cookies, fruitcake and mini-mince pies are available at RM360 nett.
For reservations or more information, please call +603 2773 8495, WhatsApp +6017 281 9231, or email email@example.com
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
This Christmas, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur brings traditional Christmas fare to the forefront with dishes like roast turkey, roasted lamb rack served with apricot and chestnut stuffing, beef bacon-wrapped chicken sausages and duck-fat roasted potatoes. Available until 31 December 2021, the Festive Roasts are priced at RM699+ for each whole roasted turkey and signature lamb rack, and are available for order via Oddle.
On Christmas day, the team at The Brasserie pulls out all the stops with fresh seafood on ice, an oyster and caviar bar, roast turkey, pan-seared scallop, an assortment of cheeses and a Christmas dessert selection. This Christmas day brunch is priced at RM 418+ per person, or RM598+ per person with the addition of free-flowing wine and cocktails.
Guests might also like to bring home The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Limited Edition Festive Trunk, elegantly designed and filled with luxurious food items, priced from RM800+.
For reservations or more information, call +6012 280 1303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
At the Mandarin Oriental, a smorgasbord of festive dining options will leave you spoilt for choice this season. At the Mandarin Grill, sample the new French menu featuring Executive Chef Gérald Genson’s rendition of Le Duo de Foie Gras, Les Escargot, Le Filet de Boeuf Rossini and Le Boeuf Bourguignon, available until 31 December. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the six-course French dinner is priced at RM 558+, while the special six-course New Year’s Eve dinner is priced at RM 688+.
Dinners can also indulge in the grand Christmas Day buffet spread presented at Mosaic, Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Grill, and MO Bar, priced at RM488+, or enjoy dinner under the stars at AQUA Restaurant & Bar on Christmas Eve for RM 288+, and New Year’s Eve for RM 688+.
Festive brunches, afternoon teas, and New Year’s Eve parties are also included in this line-up, along with the return of the Christmas Tree of Hope, which facilitates charitable donations to the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Channeling the glamour of winter travel and the art of entertaining, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur celebrates the season with a menagerie of Christmas dining options. At PRIME, a 5-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner includes the prime BBQ grill pure angus beef mignon and the poached half Boston lobster tail, priced at RM488 nett per person. For New Year’s Eve dinner, diners can enjoy a 6-course meal with oysters, caviar and BBQ grilled wagyu sirloin, priced at RM588 nett per person.
At Gastro Sentral, a more casual 4-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner is available for booking, priced at RM228 nett per person, while the 5-course New Year’s Eve dinner is priced at RM258 nett per person.
For reservations or more information, call +603 2263 7888 or email email@example.com
The RuMa Hotels and Residences
The RuMa invites guests to revel in the most wonderful time of the year, sampling its distinct culinary offerings featuring limited edition menus created for the holiday season. Atas showcases a festive set dinner which includes foie gras parfait, turducken with black truffle, and savoury chestnut bread pudding, available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for RM328+ per person.
The Christmas Day brunch provides a grand selection of charcuterie, chilled seafood, turkey, black angus beef, along with Christmas sweet treats, priced at RM398+ per person. The New Year’s Eve dinnermenu at Atas includes cod fish with green papaya and sauce américaine, Wagyu with yuzu kosho, and chocolate, preserved orange and Sichuan pepper dessert, priced at RM588+ per person
Alternatively, guests can enjoy a festive afternoon tea at Seven, a New Year’s barbecue brunch, or purchase a slow roasted turkey for home celebrations. View the Festive Brochure for more information, and contact +60 3 2778 0735 or visit theruma.com for reservations.
Doing its part to make the festive season a fashionable one, Vogue Lounge’s rooftop bar and sleek designs offer a sublime location for raising a celebratory toast to the year-end. Spotlighting the decadent winter truffle, Chef Steve Ariffin’s 8-course degustation Christmas menu is available on the 24 and 25 December, and priced at RM 720 per pax. On December weekends, enjoy a festive afternoon tea from 3-5 pm, priced at RM 250 for two pax.
Ring in the new year in style with the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner priced at RM 750 per pax, and then head up to the rooftop for a lively countdown celebration with live music and a fireworks display. Diners can also drop by on New Year’s Day for a Sunday Roast brunch overflowing with seafood, primed meats and detox juices, priced at RM 200 per pax.
For reservations or more information, call +6016 846 6552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Nobu Kuala Lumpur is going for a tremendous trifecta of festive dining this holiday season, starting with the 5-course Delectable December For Two. Available from 1-23 December, the menu features two main courses and is priced at RM528++, with the option of two additional upgrades to more premium ingredients.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Nobu will present the 6 Plates of Christmas, a menu featuring oyster foie gras, seafood ceviche, Alaskan king crab with cha soba, Japanese wagyu beef and cherry ice cream cake, priced at RM658++ per person. To usher in 2022, the The New Year at New Nobu menu is a celebratory 6-course meal that includes shirako with ceviche miso, scallop tataki with quinoa cranberry salad, king crab yuzu truffle butter sauce, and yuzu chocolate mousse with black goma mochi. Available only on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the menu is priced at RM758++ per person
For reservations or more information, call 0323800028, WhatsApp 0193895085 or email email@example.com
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
For a memorable cuisine crossover Christmas meal, Quan’s Kitchen at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown is bringing back its Roasted in Chinatown Turkey Takeaway with a succulent Chinese BBQ Spiced Tom Turkey, enhanced with sweet and tangy Asian flavours. The takeaway set comes with garlic sesame potatoes and hoisin roasted brussel sprouts, and is priced at RM478.
Dining in at Quan’s Kitchen will be an extravagantly festive affair, with traditional dishes like beef wellington and the signature Chinese BBQ Spiced Tom Turkey, along with seafood on ice, Lingonberry braised short ribs, and local favourites like Laksa and Yong Tau Foo. The Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner is priced at RM168, the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch is priced at RM158, and the Christmas Day Buffet Dinner is priced at RM148, all exclusive of 6% SST.
Botanica+Co is overflowing with yuletide joy this season, with its festive dine in menu proudly featuring a Bo+Co Christmas Roast Platter of Chef Lim Tzer Chuan’s holiday favourites. The platter includes a half a roasted USA turkey, T-bone roast beef, lamb roulade, salmon and leek pie. Ideal for sharing with a group of 5-6, the platter is priced at RM 590.
Individual diners can also sample special seasonal dishes on the menu like roasted chestnut soup, apple and gingerbread dome, leek and potato pie, and roast turkey. At the bakery, festive treats like chestnut log cake, gingerbread chiffon cake, and pecan and ginger spiced bread are ready to be devoured.
For at-home celebrations, Botanica+Co offers full roast turkeys with chestnut and chicken sausage stuffing, potato wedges, pan-roasted vegetables, gravy and cranberry sauce. To make an order or reservation, visit botanica.com.my
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Celebrate the joys of the season at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Curate, where Christmas brunches and dinners come alive with carols, Santa meet-and-greets, and mini Christmas tree decorating. The Christmas Dinner feasts showcases holiday specialties from around the world alongside Malaysian dishes and familiar Christmas classics like mince meat pie and yule logs.
Christmas brunch calls for a fresh take on holiday favourites inspired by local flavours, along with signature dishes like Keralan scallop molee and crispy tomato mee. On New Year’s Day, kick off the new year with an indulgent brunch featuring Boston lobster and T’lur caviar. Christmas Day brunch and dinner are both priced at RM238+, and New Year’s Day Brunch is also priced at RM238+.
An extensive line-up of festive events including afternoon tea at The Lounge at Four Seasons, Cantonese festive dining at Yun House, and holiday takeaway bundles are planned for this month. For reservations and more information, visit fourseasons.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
End the year with a drizzling of glitz and glamour at THIRTY8 in Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, international buffets come with unlimited flow of non-alcoholic signature drinks, chilled juices and soft drinks, as well as a visit from Santa Claus and a Christmas carol performance.
On New Year’s Eve, the party kicks off with a dinner buffet accompanied by live musical entertainment and lucky draw prizes, while on New Year’s Day, THIRTY8’s Festive High On Flavors afternoon tea is served a la carte buffet style.
The Christmas Eve buffet brunch and dinner are both priced at RM468 nett per adult, and the New Year’s Eve buffet starts from RM698 nett per adult. The Festive High On Flavors afternoon tea is priced at RM189 nett per adult.
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
For Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, this season is all about recharging and looking towards new beginnings. At the Horizon Grill, a festive brunch is on offer every weekend of this December, complete with a signature carving trolley. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brings a five-course dinner featuring Royal Oysters, Santa Maria grilled Japanese Kyushu F1 Ribloin and grilled red mullet. For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, a special six-course dinner showcases Kaluga caviar, tuna toro tartare, and Santa Maria grilled Tenderloin.
The festive weekend brunch is priced at RM188+ per adult, the Christmas dinner is priced at RM688+ per person, and the New Year’s dinner is priced at RM888+per person. All three come with the option to add free flow of Champagne or non-alcoholic drinks for an extra charge.
Festive afternoon teas at Altitude, New Year’s Eve parties at Vertigo, and Christmas treats at BAKE by Banyan Tree are also available. For more information, view The Festive Times e-Magazine, and for reservations, visit banyantree.com
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Bringing a splash of local flavour to the festive dining scene, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s The Courtyard presents the Flavours of Malacca Festive Lunch Buffet, featuring dishes like Deble Curry Chicken, Nyonya Curry Laksa, Vindaloo Beef, Eurasian Fish Singgang, and Nyoya desserts. Available daily this December except for the 25th, this buffet is priced at RM102+ per person.
Sumptuous buffets are offered on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, all available for RM168+ per adult, with the option of adding free flow Champagne or non-alcoholic drinks for an extra charge.
Customers can also take home a whole roasted turkey with an array of sides and dessert, for RM488+ per turkey.
Bistro à Table
Offering modern French cuisine, Bistro à Table’s Christmas dine-in menu features a festive feast that includes grilled oyster Mornay, salt-brined roast turkey with chestnut and apple filing, truffled mashed potatoes, stewed peas with turkey bacon, cranberry compote, and a fig and parmesan salad. Topped off with a dark chocolate ganache with Kahlua crème anglaise, the set is available for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and priced at RM190+ per person.
Guests can also order a whole roasted US Turkey stuffed with apple & chestnut filling for delivery, which will come with truffled mac and cheese, and roasted pumpkin, tomato and feta cheese salad
For reservations and orders, WhatsApp +601110365888 or visit bistroatable.com for more information
This holiday season, Maria’s SteakCafe seeks to spread festive joy by providing sumptuous spreads of food that bring people together. The four-course Dine in Christmas set features a duck à l’orange with honey orange gastrique, a premium selection of mains including Wagyu steak, beef wellington with foie gras, and New Zealand lamb cutlet, and a dessert of sliced fresh lemon loaf with Chantilly cream. Available on the 24th and 25th December, the Christmas set is priced at RM119++.
Catering to your home celebration needs, Maria’s SteakCafe offers whole roasted turkey and beef wellington sets for Christmas delivery from 25 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.
For reservations and more information, call 017-902 0339 or email email@example.com