It’s the season of jolly and goodness, and we’re already looking forward to celebrating a memorable Christmas with our loved ones. Christmas Eve is usually celebrated with carolling, presents, big meals, and family gatherings. Haven’t start planning on your Christmas Eve feast yet? Psst, we’ll let you in on a secret – neither have we.
Perhaps you might want to take time off from your Christmas shopping and make plans for the upcoming festivity. If you’re not into cooking (best to avoid a culinary disaster right?) and don’t want to splurge on fine dining, then here are some Christmas buffet deals around Kuala Lumpur that you might want to consider.
1. Seasons Café, Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Usher in the Yuletide celebration at Seasons Café, Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur with their unique culinary experience. Begin the buffet with a selection of fresh salads and appetisers to awake the tastebuds. Continue with main courses that include Western, local, and oriental cravings. Their highlight is, of course, the seasoned whole Roasted Tom Turkey with chestnut stuffing.
Remember to leave some stomach space for their Christmas desserts. The traditional Christmas Pudding, Mini Mincemeat Pie, Coffee, as well as Chocolate Yule Log and yuletide delights are tempting festive bites you wouldn’t want to miss. Full menu here.
- Address: Grand Seasons Hotel, No. 72, Jalan Pahang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 03-2697 8888 Ext. 8819
2. Spices @ Furama, Bukit Bintang
Come have a delightful and warm family buffet spread at Spices @ Furama restaurant. Their “Season of Joy” buffets are available for Christmas Eve/New Year’s Eve dinner (early bird price RM108 nett) and Christmas Day/New Year’s Day brunch (early bird price RM78 nett). The highlights for Spices’ dinner buffet include the honey-glazed ham and honey roasted turkey, while the brunch buffet has beef strip loin and oven-roasted turkey.
- Address: 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 03-2788 8983
3. Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Celebrating the theme of “It’s a Candyland Adventure This Season”, the culinary maestros at Essence Restaurant, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel will be serving a wide spread of sumptuous dishes including herbs and honey-roasted turkey as well as braised short ribs – perfect for a get together with your loved ones. For their Christmas brunch, families with children can look forward to some fun activities with a clown appearance and freebies giveaway.
- Address: Sheraton Imperial 129 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250
- Contact: 03-2717 9900
4. Flavors Restaurant, Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur
Experience this Christmas with a jingle full of treats at Flavors Restaurant, Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur. Begin your gastronomic journey with the restaurant’s oven-roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, Spanish paella valencia, and grilled marinated lamb chops before helping yourself to selection of seafood favourites (fresh oyster, boiled prawns, boiled crabs). The French pastries and other desserts will also satisfy your sweet-tooth palate.
- Address: 1st Floor, Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences,
117 Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 03-2785 1111
5. Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Not satisfied with just a traditional Christmas menu? No problem, cause Makan Kitchen’s buffet banquet will include 5 unique grand roasts (rosemary masala spice rub, curry rubbed prime rib roast, roasted trout with tandoori spices, honey-glazed turkey ham, and a five-spiced roasted whole turkey) together with truly Asian flavours that reflects Malaysia’s culinary influences. This is in addition to over 80 regalia of festive dinner dishes.
- Address: The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 03-2172 7272
6. Tonka Bean Café, Impiana KLCC Hotel
If you want to catch the fantastic fireworks at the strike of 12 while admiring the Christmas entertainment at KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, then Tonka Bean Café is the best place to have your Christmas Eve dinner buffet. Chow down on their whole roasted turkey, beef rump with Yorkshire pudding, and oysters on sea-salt. There’s also a variety of fresh seafood and Baskin-Robbins ice cream for desserts. Full menu here.
- Address: 13 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
- Contact: 03-2147 1111
7. Swez Brasserie, Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Looking at the Christmas buffet menu for Swez Brasserie, we can’t help but fall in love with their buffet spread. Aside from the traditional festive favourites (Roasted Turkey, Rack of Lamb & Peperonata Red Lentils, Beef Carpaccio, Duck Leg Confit, and more), there’s also an annual specialty rice dish by Chef Alex. This year, it’s the New Orleans Jambalaya, which is laden with prawns, squids, mussels, and chicken wings.
Their dessert counter also offers a unique variety of desserts that most other hotel restaurants don’t. They have dried fruits stuffing (bread cubes with a mixture of the dried fruits and chestnuts), minced pie, Ginger Christstollen Spice Cheesecake, and assorted cookies, just to name a few.
- Address: 13, Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya
- Contact: 03-7665 1111
8. TEMPTationS, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Best known for their wide variety of inventive Asian-fusion specialties, local favourites, and a welcoming atmosphere, TEMPTationS will be rolling out their Long Lunch Buffet as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner buffets, inclusive of a cocktail or mocktail. Located at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, TEMPTationS will be providing guests with a contemporary festive dining experience, so look forward to their delicious selection of specialty dishes this coming Christmas.
- Address: Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang
- Contact: 03-2162 2233
In case you’re still doing some last minute Christmas shopping, we’ve come up with a few suggestions in our Quirky Holiday Gift Guide here.