Growing up, Christmas lunch was one of the things we most looked forward to each year. For this writer, we’d celebrate Christmas Eve with a blow-out at home that entailed opening presents, singing, eating, and all manners of merry-making. On Christmas night, we’d regularly go to a family member’s home that (pre-COVID days) would be spilling over with at least 200 guests. So, what do you do in between?
Hosting can be tiring, so we recommend filling that Christmas lunch (or dinner) downtime with a treat among family or friends who are family. Here are seven Christmas Day meals to indulge in at some of the Klang Valley’s finest hotels.
Head over to Lemon Garden, the Shangri-La KL’s coffee house, for a sumptuous buffet spread. Tuck into some traditional Christmas must-haves and sweet treats with a variety of local and international cuisine, heaps of flavour, and a spoonful of class.
We particularly love the spiced hot chocolate and mulled wine that comes with the meal. And, as always, the dessert line is to-die-for! Another thing to note is that the meal is served as an assisted buffet, keeping strict SOPs.
Priced at RM298 per adult, RM149 per child.
The RuMa Hotel & Residences
Dubbed ‘The Great Christmas Day Brunch’, this special festive meal at ATAS is presented as a lavish buffet, where you’ll be offered a mouthwatering selection of festive favourites such as Slow Roasted Turkey and Roasted Black Angus Beef. Of course, all good meals must end on a sweet note, so expect to see a generous dessert spread, including Christmas Cookies, Christollen, and Live Nitrogen Ice Cream.
Priced at RM395+ per person.
Four Points by Sheraton KL, Chinatown
Brunch and a live band? We’re making reservations NOW! Christmas lunch at Quan’s Kitchen is set to be a good time as you get to feast on classic Asian fare with a delightful Christmas twist. We’re talking Beef Wellington and Chinese BBQ Spiced Tom Turkey at the carving station and other signature dishes like the Saffron Seafood Stew, Lingonberry Braised Short Ribs, and even a Gourmet Hot Dog station.
Priced at RM158 per person.
Le Méridien KL
Raise a glass to the festive season with dinner at PRIME with a meal inspired by idyllic European winters and the art of entertaining by Chef Dominico Piras. This 5-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner features Prime BBQ Grill Pure Angus Beef Mignon and Gently Poached Half Boston Lobster Tail. Naturally, each course is paired with fine wine. Talk about fancy!
Priced at RM488 per person.
Sheraton PJ Hotel
Love the idea of local food with a festive twist? Then feast on at Feast by tucking into the Christmas lunch buffet. Don’t miss out on the likes of Turkey Bakar Percik With Crispy, Crackling Skin, Braised Turkey with Chinese Herbs and Turkey Curry that evokes feelings of tradition with nostalgia, specially curated by their culinary team.
Priced at RM168 per person.
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong
If you prefer indulging in more traditional Christmas offerings for your Christmas Day brunch, then head over to The Eatery this festive season. Here, you can enjoy a taste of Roasted Turkey with Herbs Chestnut Bread accompanied by Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Compote. Meanwhile, beef lovers will love their Beef Wellington served with Mushroom Sauce. There’s something for everyone!
Priced at RM120 per adult, RM60 per child.
The Westin KL
You’re going to love the Candyland Christmas themed feast with varieties of sweet pastries, cookies, and countless cakes while savouring in an extensive buffet of must-try main courses like various roasts carefully curated to tantalise the taste buds. The Christmas Day Candyland Buffet Brunch is pure, unadulterated decadence flanked by ice sculptures and other wonderful winter decors.
Priced at RM218 per person, RM109 per child (children below six years dine for free).
All images courtesy of the properties.