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#BuroDiningGuide: Where to eat for Christmas this year

Merry Feast-mas


By Rachel Au

#BuroDiningGuide: Where to eat for Christmas this year

Troika Sky Dining, 24th and 25th Dec

cantaloupe troika christmas menu 2016

Dine with a view and multiple cuisine options to match your Christmas cravings. At Cantaloupe, there’s a Christmas Eve 9-course dinner menu (RM580++ per person) where highlights include Senboushi Oyster pané, Blue Lobster Carpaccio, Wagyu Shin Consommé, Mulled Wine sorbet, Corn Fed Capon and Chocolate & Figs

strato troika christmas menu 2016

For a Christmas with an Italian touch, Strato will be serving a decadent 5-course festive menu (RM255++ per person) from 15th to 25th December. Guests will be treated to a torched raw Norwegian salmon with burrata, ricotta and pumpkin stuffed tortellini, a choice of monkfish with black olive crust or tenderloin beef wrapped with basil and beef prosciutto and finish off with sticky ginger and apricot pudding. 

fuego christmas menu 2016

South American tapas is especially great for a party of friends and that holds no truer meaning than Fuego‘s December Festive Menu that’s available on Christmas Day (RM220++ per person, minimum 4 pax). There’ll be two types of guac, three little plates (includes fried smoked duck coxinha and crab and prawn ceviche), four big plates (Brazilian beef stew, lamb rack, and more), three sides (there’s patatas bravas!) and two desserts – sounds quite the feast already! 


The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur and its Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Menu, 24th and 25th Dec

majestic hotel kl christmas menu

The hotel’s Colonial Cafe, for one, has a nice and cosy classic setting and two, it goes perfectly with their festive menus this year. The special course wine-paired menus highlight classical cuisines such as the Traditional Roast Turkey, Roasted Veal Rack, Slow Roasted Short Ribs and Ginger Cake Trifle. To top up the holiday spirit, The Solianos, a quintessential jazz quartet will be serenading guests with their renditions of classic holiday jingles. 

The Christmas Eve Dinner menu is priced at RM280 nett per person (RM380 nett per person with wine pairing) while the Christmas Day Menu is priced at RM220 nett per person (RM320 nett per person with wine pairing).


Rama V and its Christmas Mixed Grill Platter, throughout the month of December

rama v christmas mixed grill platter

Nestled amidst the stately buildings of Jalan U-Thant is a tranquil oasis. There, a glass pavilion stands tall as it beckons visitors to step in for a unique gastronomical journey through Thailand. An authentic Thai meal may not be the front-runner when it comes to picking a place for a festive meal. Still, given some thought, the extravagance and richness of Thai cuisine, alongside its philosophy of sharing plates, places it right in the currents the holiday spirit. The newly revamped menu at Rama V promises a true homage to Thailand but tunes their signatures to the trills of modern dining. A shining example is their Christmas special, a Christmas Mixed Grill Platter – a sumptuous spread to behold – featuring an array of meat and seafood with standouts like the Australian beef tenderloin, lemongrass skewered tiger prawns, and moreish smoked duck breast.

rama v kl food review

Make your meal a feast with an order of Rama V’s other noteworthy dishes. The steamed seabass in manow sauce is a belly-warming platter where the deceptively clear sauce that coats the pristine flesh of the gently cooked fish hits the palate like a train of flavour and spice. Tom Yum with river prawns comes served in a young coconut while the creamy yellow prawn curry is accompanied by an interesting vinegar concoction on the side to cut through the richness. Finally, add pops of colour to the spread with the delightful Chor Ladda dumplings – tinted with the blue pea flower and filled with sweet radish and peanuts.

Rama V’s Weekend Brunch Ala-Carte Buffet will be served only from 12PM-3PM for RM69.90++ (Adult), and the first 10 groups of four to dine will get a complimentary Christmas Grill tasting platter.


Nobu Kuala Lumpur and its Christmas Omakase dinner menu, 24th and 25th Dec

nobu kl christmas omakase menu 2016

As usual, Nobu KL has an exclusive menu to match the festive celebrations. The 7-course dinner menu (RM560++ per person) will feature exquisitely crafted dishes such as the Madai Sashimi Dry Miso Salad, Kobe with Tamari Pepper Sauce, Soba-Quinoa Risotto and Caramelized Figs. While it’s also available on Christmas Eve, it’s the session on the 25th that you absolutely can’t miss as the head sushi chef will be showcasing a tuna filleting performance. 


Mandarin Grill @ Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur for lunch or dinner, 28 Nov till 25 Dec

mandarin grill kl christmas 2016

Let Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Halat and his team treat you and your guests to a unique menu inspired by the festive season. And because it’s a different menu depending on the time of the day, you’ll be pleasantly surprised even if you make a second visit (with a different group of friends). 

Christmas Expresss Lunch Menu

28 November to 22 December, Mondays to Thursdays, 12pm to 2.30pm

RM128 nett onwards per menu

Classic Christmas Dinner Menu

29 November to 23 December, 7pm to 10.30pm

3-courses RM188 nett per person

4-courses RM218 nett per person

5-courses RM289 nett per person

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner

24 and 25 December, 7pm to 10.30pm

5-courses RM498 nett per person


TWG Tea Festive Set Menu, throughout the month of December

twg tea christmas festive menu 2016 kl

Be enchanted with TWG Tea’s exquisite 3-course set menu specially crafted for the festive season with a starter of choice between the delightful Cured Salmon Timbale or the flavourful Winter Squash Soup; a selected main of Chicken Supreme, Herb Crusted Lamb Cutlet or the Black Cod with Dashi Broth; and a tea-infused Christmas Log Cake for dessert. Enjoy it all with an accompanying tea of choice from their vast collection. 

The TWG Tea Festive Set Menu (RM60 per person for just the main course and tea or RM98 for the full set menu) is available throughout the month of December at TWG Tea Pavilion KL, TWG Tea The Gardens Mall and TWG Tea Gurney Paragon.


The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and its Christmas Afternoon Tea, 24th and 25th Dec

ritz-carlton kl christmas afternoon tea 2016

Afternoon tea at The Ritz is always an enjoyable affair that also makes for pretty photos – we know because (#throwback) we had our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea there – and it’s no exception this festive season with an elegant collection of intricately handcrafted Christmas-inspired desserts (there’s even one that is shaped in a pine tree) and delectable savouries to be paired with the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur Blend. 

The Christmas Afternoon Tea (RM80 per person) will only be available on 24th and 25th December, 3pm – 6pm, at The Lobby Lounge. 


Thirty8 @ Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur and its Christmas Buffet, 24 and 25 Dec

grand hyatt thirty8 christmas buffet 2016

Fans of buffet spreads will be impressed with Thirty8’s wide selection that ranges from Western to Asian to local cuisine but the cherry on top is of course, their signature 360-concept dining that offers captivating panoramic views. The JP teres option gives guests a more Malaysian atmosphere with the highlight being the percik-style roasted whole turkey.

Thirty8 Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

24 December 2016, 7pm till late

RM380 nett per adult, RM190 nett per child (includes unlimited chilled juices and carbonated drinks)

JP teres Christmas Eve International Buffet Dinner

24 December 2016, 7pm till late

RM180 nett per adult, RM90 nett per child (includes unlimited chilled juices and carbonated drinks)

Thirty8 Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

25 December 2016, 12pm till 3pm

RM380 nett per adult, RM190 nett per child (includes unlimited chilled juices and carbonated drinks) 

JP teres Christmas Day Sharing Menu

25 December 2016, 12pm till 3pm

RM120 nett per adult


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