No Christmas get-together is complete without a lavish spread of savoury and sweet things! With plum cakes, yule logs and candy cane cookies gracing our Instagram feed, we can’t wait to dig into these festive treats and feasts. If you’re itching to head to restaurants offering holiday special meals, look no further. We give you all the places that are whipping up splendid Christmas menus and holiday specials for you to relish till the end of the year. Bookmark these salivating menus and binge guilt-free!
1. Bastian, Bandra & Worli (Mumbai)
Indulge in a salivating meal at Bastian’s Christmas Brunch. The menu features specials like a Duck Platter and Duck taco along with a Dessert buffet including decadent treats such as Mini Strawberry Pull me Cake, Mini Hazelnut Cheesecake, Berry On Shot Glass, and more. The menu is also divided into ‘Salt’ and ‘Salt + Sugar’ with the former comprising Spicy Dan Dan Noodles, The Lobster Mac, Kung Pao Shrimp Scramble, among others, and the latter menu featuring Bastian Bird (chicken katsu) and The Homer (a brioche doughnut). Don’t forget to sip on the menu’s special cocktails like Egg Nog and Mulled Wine.
When: December 25 and 26
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Price: As per a la carte menu
Contact Number: 8419965953 (Bastian Bandra), 7208656074/7208656073 (Bastian Worli)
2. Araku Cafe, Indiranagar (Bengaluru)
A Big Fat Family Style Xmas Brunch with 7 seasonal mains and 8 sides conceptualised by Chef Rahul Sharma awaits you at this cosy cafe. The chef also collaborates with experts from Pastry Artist Joonie Tan’s Lavonne Academy who will be setting up a DIY gingerbread cookie station for cookie lovers. Coffee enthusiasts will love the ARAKU caffeinated countdown wherein ten brand new coffees will be introduced as a countdown to 2022 from December 21 to 30, and patrons have a chance to win gifts worth INR 26,000/- in a raffle draw after trying all the new coffee flavours. You must head to the cafe to witness the Coffee Cherry Christmas themed interiors inspired by the ripe coffee cherries that take over Araku in Andhra Pradesh over this time of the year. In a nutshell, it truly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Araku Cafe!
Price: Christmas Packages start at INR 4,000 for 2 / INR 7,000 for 4 / INR 10,000 for 6/ INR 15,000 for 10.
Available for dine-in and takeaway via reservations
3. JW Marriott Bengaluru
From a leisurely Christmas Eve Dinner to a fun-filled brunch on Christmas day, JW Marriott Bengaluru has designed a menu that offers an exquisite range of flavours for every palate. Choose from an array of options such as Valencian-style paella with seafood, South American grills, Live Roast carvery, Katsu station, Goan specialties and a scrumptious range of desserts including Entremets, Petit Gateaux and Verrines. What’s more? A multi-cuisine buffet experience for those looking at a cosy New Year’s Eve dinner or brunch with dishes and drinks ranging from around the world, and live music. Whether you want to take your beau or family, be rest assured the luxury hotel will make it a memorable holiday season for you!
For Christmas: December 24 and 25; Price: INR 7,100 onwards per couple (+ taxes)
For New Year: December 31 and January 1; Price: INR 10,000 onwards per couple (+ taxes)
4. Cafe Monique (New Delhi)
Enjoy delicious Christmas desserts from this French patisserie. Their festive menu includes Les bûches de Noël aka Yule log, Les Galettes des rois or King’s Galette (a traditional French dessert in which a lucky charm or small figurine is introduced and whoever would get it in his/her slice shall become King/Queen of the Day), Monique’s Pain d’épices or Gingerbread, Monique’s special Christmas cookies, among others–we’re salivating already!
Price: INR 50-3,000
Availability: Delivering New Delhi
5. Fatty Bao, Andheri West & Bandra West (Mumbai)
Get ready to be #BaoWowed with Fatty Bao’s special Bao Dog menu. Giving an American twist to Asian flavours, Fatty Bao pays homage to the humble Hot Dog by replacing the traditional bun with its signature soft baos with Asian fillings. Choose from inventive flavour combos like Sriracha Pork Dog, Spicy Korean Chicken Dog and Dancing Shrimp Dog. Vegetarians can opt for the Tempayy Bao Dog. Pair your crunchy baos with the restaurant’s Christmas cocktails such as the Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail and Very Merry Ornamentini, inspired by chilly winter evenings.
When: Till January 9, 2022
Price Range: INR 265 – 345 ++ per portion for Bao Dogs; Cocktails: 595++ (for dine-in only)
Available at Fatty Bao Andheri and Bandra for dine-in and takeaway/delivery
6. Sly Granny Cafe, Khan Market (New Delhi)
Can’t make it to Goa this Christmas? Don’t worry, Sly Granny has got you covered with its limited-edition menu inspired by Christmas in Goa. Tantalise your taste buds with the cafe’s winter special dishes and signature offerings such as Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, King Prawns, Chargrilled Portobello Mushrooms, Roast Turkey Porchettas, Salmon Three Ways, Plum Cake, Mince Pies as well as cocktails like A Very Vodka Christmas and Hot Toddy.
Price: INR 249-1,099
When: Till January 5, 2022
7. Sorrentina, Santacruz West (Mumbai)
Love Italian cuisine? Hear us out. Srrentina is celebrating the holiday season with a special 21-day long menu, Buon Natale featuring pastas, pizza, cocktails and more. Once you’re there, begin with small plates such as Baked Brie (a phyllo pastry stuffed with Truffle Brie, Salt roasted Beetroot and Sesame), Zucchini Flower Frito (a delicate Zucchini flower stuffed with Lamb Bolognese that is then coated in Bread crumbs) and Lentil Giandujia Toast (slow cooked Puy Lentils and Home Pickled Ndujia served on freshly made Toasted Ciabatta bread). For mains, dig into the Neapolitan pizza like Crab e Pepe, handmade pasta like Caprese Tortelli or something fulfilling like Ossobuco (a traditional specialty of Lombard cuisine where the lamb shanks are braised for 8 hours served in the pan jus over a bed of potato mash). A Boozy Tiramisu awaits you at the end of your meal!
When: Till December 31
Timing: 12 pm to 11 pm
8. House Of Mandarin, Bandra & Powai (Menu)
The Asian restaurant is back with its holiday special cocktails for you and your family to uplift your spirits this festive season! The limited-edition drinks menu includes signatures like Mulled Wine, Mulled Apple Cider, and Mulled Hot Chocolate but if you fancy something different, you must try the Winter Wonderland, The Grinch, and Jack Frost that pair perfectly with pan-Asian food. What a fabulous Christmas menu.
When: Till January 2, 2022
Price: INR 395 plus taxes
Timings: 12 pm – 3:30 pm and 7 pm – 12 am
Contact: 86555 55555 / 91567 00000 (for Bandra), 98196 96196 (for Powai)
9. Monkey Bar (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata)
As an ode to mums and grandmas across different regional communities, Monkey Bar introduces The Great Indian Christmas, a menu championing regional-Indian flavours with the quintessential Monkey Bar twist. So if you can’t spend the holidays with your family this year, head to Monkey Bar for a dose of nostalgia and warm, cosy meals with hints of spice! Mangalorean Chicken Indad with sannas from the Mangalorean Christian homes, Roast Duck Mappas from Syrian Christian community, East Indian style Bottle Masala Shrimp Pan Roll , Goa-inspired Santa and Pita Walk Into A Bar, Anglo-Indian style mince filled Potato Chop Bruschetta and The Anglo-Indian Baked Fish – they’ve covered it all. Want to pair these meals with cocktail? Opt for Home for the Holidays, Mulled Wine or East India’s Khimad.
Available till January 6, 2022
Contact each outpost for price details
10. Burger Seigneur, Indiranagar, Whitefield & St. Mark Road (Bengaluru)
While the locals love the juicy burgers here, they also share an equal love for the desserts. Burger Seigneur’s exclusive Christmas menu is a treat to your eyes and palate. The outpost is offering a range of skillet cookies and other irresistible confections like Crème Brûlée, Cheesecakes & Tres Leches. All these mouth-watering desserts are available at a 30% discount. And there’s more–the burger joint is also giving a 20% discount on coffee and a complementary cookie for everyone who walks in. After all, you need not count your calories during Christmas.
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11. Poco Loco Tapas Bar, Khar (Mumbai)
Taste some comforting Spanish meals and refreshing cocktails at this restaurant. Take your pick from the Christmas-themed drinks such as Dr Loco’s Eggnog or the Sparkling Woo Woo — a heady mix of cranberry juice and peach liqueur. The place is also serving a hearty spread with vegetarian and non-vegetarian specials as a part of their Christmas menu. Start your meal with the Cranberry Kale with Feta Salad, which is like having Christmas in a bowl. You must also try the Cottage Cheese Empanadas, Mix Veg Pazole, the Poco Loco Roast Chicken or the Jamaican Spice Pork Belly, served with a creamy garlic mash. Sounds yum, right? And since it’s Christmas, it’s only right to end your meal with sweet treats. Indulge in Christmas cupcakes, a decadent Chocolate & Raspberry Entremet and some classic Gooey Chocolate Brownies, and have a merry Christmas indeed!
When: Till December 25
Price: INR 2,000 onwards with alcohol and INR 1,600 onwards without alcohol
12. Charoli Foods
Who said you can’t have a blend of Indian and European flavours in your Christmas menu? Charoli Foods presents a plethora of dishes that are the best of both worlds. The White Maharani’s Christmas Tree borrows inspiration from western women who married Indian kings and culinary masterpieces that were created for The White Maharani’s tables. Take your pick from Carrot and peas nevri, a mildly spiced winter red carrots and peas mash stuffed in a flaky deep pastry; liver and potato cutlets, pan-fried potatoes stuffed with a caramelised liver masala served in the form of cutlets, Mutton koftas and chickpeas curry, and more.
When: Till December 26
Availability: Delivering All over Mumbai
Timings: 12 pm – 11 pm
13. Paw Petisserie (New Delhi)
Celebrate with your furry friends this holiday season, and spoil them with pawfect Christmas treats that are organic, gluten-free and healthy. Paw Petiserrie’s menu features Reindeer cakesicles, Christmas tree brownies, Santa paws biscuits and gingerbread cookies for your pooch to bring in the festive cheer with you!
Available pan India on pawpetisserie.com
14. Silly, Khar (Mumbai)
Silly is an exciting place to be at this Christmas as they turn Santa just for you. The restaurant is hosting Silly ‘Mas- A Christmas Garden, and will also be the Secret Santa for over 15000 people the whole of December and fulfil their wishes by the end of March 2022. Exciting, isn’t it? You must visit Silly to witness their beautiful Christmas decor–a beautiful royal Christmas Garden and a bright and dazzling Christmas tree with a Santa Mailbox for your wishes. And of course, a Christmas-themed food & cocktail menu awaits you!
Price: INR 275-1,100
15. The St. Regis Mumbai
Spend your holidays at the luxurious hotel that houses various restaurants in different cuisines. Craving Asian? Head to By The Mekong! Fancy Middle Eastern food? Then visit the new culinary addition Sette Mara to experience the journey of the Levant region. Can’t resist Indian flavours? The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar’s exclusive festive menu is a must-try. The all-day dining Seven Kitchens is also an option for you! And if you’re staying in for a few days, just try them all at St. Regis, Mumbai
Contact the hotel for price details for each restaurant’s Christmas menu.
16. Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Feast on the lavish Mediterranean spread at the open-air diner Ozaa or dig into the Asian fine dining restaurant, Soul City or the European style all-day diner Le Bistro at this luxurious property in Bangalore. The Christmas special menu has been specially curated by Chef Altamsh Patel.
Available till December 25
Contact: 9008304246/ 9611068888
Avg Price for two: INR 3,000 onwards (for Christmas Eve Dinner at Soul City and Le Bistro)
Price: INR 2,500 per person plus taxes (for adults) accompanied by beverages and sparkling wine, INR 899 plus taxes for kids below 12 years (for Christmas Brunch at Soul City)
Avg Price for two: INR 3,500 onwards (for Christmas Day Lunch at Ozaa)
17. Gawky Goose, Wind Tunnel Rd (Bengaluru)
Gawky Goose has curated an exquisite dining experience for you with a curated Christmas menu. Some must-try offerings include the holiday apple & walnut salad, pumpkin & water chestnut soup, pollo alle olive capers coulis, pepperoni & jalapeno pizza, za’atar duck roast with truffle mash & wine jus. Yule log, apple pie with caramel ice cream and plum cake with orange coulis make for great festive desserts. Don’t miss out on festive cocktails such as Amaretto eggnog and White Chocolate Snowflakes!
18. Colocol Cafe, Khan Market & Dhanmill Compound (New Delhi)
Keeping up with the holiday spirits, Colocal is all set to spread the holiday cheer with its limited period Christmas Menu consisting of new and flavorsome savoury and sweet delicacies. Take your pick from lip-smacking meals such as Chicken Parmigiana, Stuffed and Crumbed Mushrooms, Turkey Burger, Cheese Baked Potatoes, Roasted Duck, Vegetable Cheese Fondue, among others and decadent desserts like Chocolate Namelaka, Coconut Berry Tart, Plum cake and Dark Chocolate Brulee. What’s not to love?
Available till December 31
Price: INR 1,000 approximately (for two)
19. Cafe Panama, Mumbai
Is it even Christmas if you don’t have a grazing table spread across for you? Cafe Panama has prepped one for you along with other holiday specials from its Latin American menu. Some of the highlights are Quinoa and Corn Chowder with Lemon Chilli Dressing, and Rum and Pineapple Chipotle Braised Pork belly. No holiday menu is complete without cocktails. The cafe’s signature concoctions include Tequila infused cocktails such as The Panama, Sandia Margarita, El Pastor Margarita, and others such as Pisco Sour, Dark Passion, Del Toro, Mateo created by the team. You can enjoy your meal with a live band that will serenade you with popular songs and classics–the perfect vote for your Christmas dinner date!
Timings: 12 pm – 3 pm
Price: INR 3,500 + taxes per person
20. Smoke House Deli, Colaba, Pali Hill, BKC, Lower Parel (Mumbai)
Heading out for a family dinner? Head to Smoke House Deli that is all set to serve you and your loved ones a wholesome menu featuring local meats and seasonal produce. The cold weather calls for some hot soup, and SHD’s menu includes two comforting options–the the Spiced Roasted Winter Pumpkin With Smoked Pepitas and the Smoke House Lobster Bisque. Have a side of Plantain & candied walnut crostini and Homemade Pork Sausage & Smoked Cheddar Croquettes as appetisers. Pasta lovers can opt for the Creamy Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with Roasted Portobello Mushroom & Sage and Ravioli of Hazelnut and Ricotta. There’s plenty of meat to sink your teeth into with the Vindaloo Spiced Hal-a-roast Chicken, Roast Pork Belly with Potato-Leek Torte, Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks and Slow roasted Smoked Tenderloin–all served with a side of veggies and carbs. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the deli’s Gooey Madikeri Chocolate and Philly Cheese crepes with peppered strawberry compote, Christmas Pudding with apple brandy anglaise and Chocolate Marquise with fresh berries.
Available till January 18, 2022
Time: 9am – 11:45 pm
Contact: 8879651171 (Pali Hill)
21. House of Amel (Mumbai)
Looking for comforting baked classics? Bookmark Sanah Ahuja’s House of Amel, which entices you with its special Christmas dessert menu. Take your pick from cosy treats such as the Buche de Noel (their take on the classic Christmas Yule Log), a X’Mas Cake (a spin on the traditional Christmas cake with nuts & candied fruit soaked in rum & completed with a torched meringue), Stollen (a traditional German Christmas bread) and Pannetonne (an Italian Christmas bread with candied orange, raisins & chocolate chunks).
Price: INR 800-1,650
By the way, if you are looking for our Christmas Gifting Guide, check it out here.