When there’s a whiff of cinnamon in the air, talk of rum-soaked plum cakes and roasted turkeys, we know Christmas is here; and along with it, a whole lot of cheer! Tis’ the season to plan lavish dinners with friends and family, be surrounded by gifts and utter merriment. All you have to do is hang up your Christmas stockings, and let us do all the work! We’ve rounded up Christmas Specials at the best restaurants across India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa so you can have some fun in the midst of your workload. We’re sending lots of festive cheer and sweet treats your way to make this Christmas the most delicious one yet!
Wonderful meals, memorable family gatherings, celebrations and a whole lot of bubbly await you…
Guppy by ai
Cost for two: Rs 3400++ (without alcohol) & Rs 4400++ (with alcohol)
A special multi-course meal, wine-and-cocktail-paired dinner await you this Christmas Eve at Guppy by ai. Enjoy the Pan Grilled Scallops spruced up with miso mustard sauce, asparagus wrapped with zucchini and cream cheese paired with Sauvignon Blanc, salmon sushi paired with Chardonnay, Duck Breast Teriyaki paired with Pinor Noir. Oh and you cannot miss out on their signature Pork Belly which pairs beautifully with a glass of Merlot. End your meal on a sweet note with their Chocolate Fondant, Apple Pie and Green Tea Cake.
Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony
When: 24th December (7pm – 12:30am), 25th December (12pm – 3:30pm and 7pm – 12:30am)
This Christmas, get ready for some of the finest contemporary European grills and roasts! Beef Wellington, Roasted Turkey, Shepherd’s Pie, Parisienne Gnocchi with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash await you at Tres, New Delhi. Finish it off with some steamed Christmas Pudding, Hot Dark Chocolate Soufflé with espresso anglaise. Oh and how could we forget their cocktails! You’re in for their house special Spiced Mulled Wine, Winter Special cocktails plus unwrapped surprises.
When: 24th and 25th December
Where: 17, Main Market, Lodhi Colony
Delhi Club House
Delhi Club House has a special menu running from 21st December till Christmas night. What you should look out for? Their fantastic Smoked Roast Ham (Rs. 625), Stuffed Turkey (Rs. 595), Sausage Platter (Rs. 575), Vegetable & Feta Struddle (Rs. 525). Slurp on their scrummy Mulled Wine (Rs. 445), Hot Toddy (Rs. 495) and indulge in some Plum Cake (Rs. 245).
When: 24th and 25th December
Where: Sangam Cinepelex, RK Puram
Cost for two: Christmas Eve Dinner – Rs. 8,000 (with alcohol)
To bring in the joy of the season, Chef Neeraj Tyagi and his team at Tamra are delighted to present the guests a delectable Christmas Eve spread and an elegant Christmas Brunch. The festive buffet menu offers a plethora of choices, featuring traditional favourites such as Roast Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, Christmas Pudding, Yule log, Plum Cake Pudding, Chocolate Fondue and much more. On Christmas day, the team has organized exciting activities for kids, carol singers and a visit by Santa Claus too.
When: 12th to 31st December
Where: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, Connaught Place
Cost for two: Rs. 4,390++ (Christmas Eve Feast) and Rs. 5,390++ (Christmas Brunch)
Olive Qutub goes all out this Christmas, and so should you. Think: Christmassy food stalls and sugary treats from the World of Willi Wonka, ending with a brunch. And with live music, it’s going to be a feast twice over! There’s also a royal feast under the banyan tree courtyard showcasing a Condiment Cart, Salad Bar, Christmas Carvery, The Burger Shop, The Pasta Seller, Fire Grills including Braised Lamb Chops and Thyme-Rubbed Chicken, Antipasti Table, Cheese Bar – fresh Burrata, Cheddar, the works! And there’s also a dessert buffet including a candy station that’s too hard to resist.
When: 24th Dec at 7.30pm
Where: Qutub, Mehrauli
Rustom’s – Parsi Bhonu
It’s true, Rustom’s start their exciting ‘British Hangover Menu’ from Christmas Eve, all the way till the 1st of January. It will include dishes inspired by the Parsi community’s obsession with all things British! Keep an eye out for their scrumptious Retro Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Pot Pies, Mulligatawny Soup, Mixed Grill Platter, Anglo-Parsi Shepherd’s Pie, et al.
When: 24th December to 1st January 2015
Where: Aurobindo Marg
The Fatty Bao
Cost for two: Rs. 1,600++ (without alcohol) and Rs. 2,500++ (with alcohol)
Ring in the Holiday season with the most incredible Asian flavours at The Fatty Bao. We highly recommend their signature Sushi X’Mas Tree featuring Norwegian Salmon and Avocado with Cream Cheese. You must also order a portion of their soft, pillowy Chilly Duck Baos, Cottage Cheese Baos, Smoked Turkey and Black pepper Baos with a delightful medley of new flavours. End your meal on a high note with their Cranberry Cream Cheese Mousse and Mandarin Sorbet or the Warm X’Mas Pudding with Hazelnut Ice cream. Umm, yum! To get into the Christmas spirit, swing by the bar and order some fabulous cocktails such as Jingle Jangle Martini, Sweet Santa, Mistletoe Mojito and Egg Nog.
When: 24th December to 3rd January for Lunch (12 noon to 3:30pm) and Dinner (7pm to 1am)
Where: Linking Road, Bandra West
Indigo Deli will be serving their Christmas menu for four whole days to make sure no one misses out – from December 24th to December 27th. Wondering what you’re in for? Roast Turkey Roulade with the Deli special stuffing, Smoked Leg of Ham, Grilled Lobster, Ravioli, Risotto, et al! In case you need to pick up some last minute gifts, you can also make your way to Indigo Deli to pick up a bag full of scrumptious goodies such as the Deli Boozy Christmas Pudding, Cookies, Mince Pies, Ginger Pound Cake with Vanilla Frosting, Assorted Muffins, Blueberry Clafoutis and so much more! And if you’re planning to feed a roomful of hungry guests this Christmas eve, fret not. Indigo Deli has launched a special take-away festive menu this year which includes hors d’oevres, canapés, quiches, pates, roasts, baked dishes, salads, dips, sweet and savoury pies… Note to remember: Place your order tow days in advance and let them do the rest!
Where: Colaba, Palladium Mall, Lokhandwala, Bandra, Malad West, Ghatkopar
When: 24th to 27th December 2015
The Bombay Canteen
Chefs at The Bombay Canteen give you a taste of an Indian Christmas at your table this holiday season. Their menu offers dishes created with their families’ secret Christmas recipes from Goa, Kerala and Mumbai such as their Braised Oxtail (Rs. 600) in a hot and sticky jus served with rice pilau and carrots, Pork Sambari (Rs. 600), Goan Prawn Pie with a balchao filling (Rs. 350) and Duck Curry (Rs. 1,200) – slow cooked half-duck on the bone cooked Kerala-style with coconut and potatoes. Top that off with a sweet Goan delicacy, Bebinca (Rs. 250) and wash it down with some Good Ol’ Egg Nog, The Canteen Mulled Wine and The Christmas Milk Punch with Jeam Beam, brandy, milk and some nutmeg and cinnamon too!
Where: The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
When: 24th December to 27th December 2015
The team of chefs at Indigo have put together a very special a la carte dinner menu featuring some traditional as well as new-age favourites like the Olive Oil Poached Cured Atlantic Salmon, Truffled Duck Liver Parfait, Traditional Roast Turkey with stuffing, Cranberry and Saffron Potatoes and Herb Crusted Chilean Seabass, Truffled Parsnip Gnocchi… And if that wasn’t enough, there’s Spiced Christmas Pudding Parfait and Eggnog Panna Cotta for dessert. The party continues into the night with their DJ spinning commercial and retro-house favourite, so you can join a few friends at the bar for a round (or two)!
When: Thursday, 24th December, 2015 | 7:30 PM onwards
On Christmas Day, Indigo is throwing their much-awaited annual brunch (or shall we say Drunch) for Rs. 3500 with a huge variety of antipasti on offer, as well as a host of delectable desserts and premium bubbly. Dance the afternoon away to the tunes of the live band, and you can also opt to book a table in their al fresco section upstairs to enjoy the ambience.
When: Friday, 25th December
Where: Colaba, Mumbai and One Golden Mile, Netaji Nagar, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 5000 per person
Celebrate an “All White Christmas” at ASILO, the highest rooftop bar and restaurant in the city, perched on the 40th Floor of The St. Regis Mumbai. As the stars shine down, you can savour delectable desserts such as Baked Alaska Flambéd with Cognac and Grand Marnier Volcano with Vanilla Ice Cream. Get ready for some uber glam, larger than life acoustics and a night to remember!
When: 24th December
Where: 40th Floor, The St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai
The Biere Club
Cost for two: Rs. 3,000
Ring in Christmas with a live band, unlimited food, biere and booze – all for just Rs. 1,500 (inclusive of taxes). Sing to your hearts content and enjoy special Christmas brews this holiday season. The Biere Club guarantees you non-stop fun this December!
When: 24th December, 8:30pm onwards
Where: Lavelle Road
Christmas Brunch at M Cafe is going to be the place for your family to come and indulge. The menu will feature an array of delicacies such as Per Peri Roast Chicken with Thyme Jus, Grilled Snail Sausages with caramelized onions, Butter Tossed Greens, Seafood Stew, etc. There will also be live stations for Pasta and BBQ with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. What’s for dessert? Their Snowy Christmas Cake, German Stollen, Chocolate Salami, Snowman Cupcakes, Vanilla Buttercream Santa Cake and a whole lot more! There will also be a kids zone to keep the little ones busy while you have a gala of a time.
When: 25th December, 7:30 pm onwards
Where: Marriott Hotel, Whitefield
Cost for two: Rs. 4,400 (dinner on 24th and 25th December) and Rs 4,000 (lunch on 25th December)
This international cuisine restaurant in Goa has created a special menu that’s sure to leave you drooling! Kickstart your meal with a glass of Iced Mulled Wine Sangria and proceed An Exploration of Cheese or a Surf and Turf Expedition for your entrée. With mains like BBQ Grilled Vegetables, Slow Roast Duck and Beef Fillets, we challenge you to leave some space for their yummy Christmas Pudding Ice Cream and Churros.