The festive season has finally arrived! And we all know what that means: dining out with family and friends and trying sumptuous dishes around town. Whether you have a favourite family spot that you visit every year, or you are in the mood to try something brand new, we have handpicked several of our favourite eateries across Jakarta to make your life easier. Spread the love and treat your family and friends for a special festive meal this year. Have a lovely Christmas!

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

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The Dharmawangsa Jakarta is offering two very special Christmas dining options at its Jakarta Restaurant. The first is a Christmas Eve dinner buffet followed by a Christmas Day brunch buffet. The dinner buffet will offer a melange of dishes starting from Roasted Certified Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Venison Saddle with spiced poached pears and an all-time favourite Christmas dessert collection including Yule Log Cake and Flambé Christmas Pudding.

Meanwhile, diners can also indulge in traditional Christmas turkey, Truffle Risotto, Roasted Wagyu Rib Eye, Australian Lamb Saddle as well as an AOC French Cheese collection. Bring your kids along to enjoy the Santa Claus corner and sing along to their favourite Christmas songs.

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

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This Christmas, the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is presenting a variety of dining options at its fabulous restaurants. Palm Court restaurant is offering a mouthwatering buffet for Christmas Eve lunch and dinner ranging from international cold cuts and cheeses to a carving station and yummy decadent dessert buffet to accompany the festive ambience. Meanwhile, the posh Alto Restaurant and Bar upstairs is serving a delicious five-course Italian Christmas Eve dinner prepared by Executive Chef Marco Riva, which will include his all-time favourite: The Fileto.

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta

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Embracing the season of joy, the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta is offering its popular Christmas dining series at SATOO restaurant and Rosso Italian restaurant on December 24 and 25. What’s on the menu at SATOO? Roast Whole Turkey with Chestnut stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy, Beef Wellington and Roasted Beef Prime Rib are some of the delicious dishes. Elsewhere, Rosso’s Chef Gianfranco Pirrone is preparing an Italian set menu that will include Carpaccio di manzo e riduzione di lamponi (Marinated Beef Carpaccio with Raspberry Reduction), Fagottini al’Aragosta (Mixed Seafood Soup with  Lombok Lobster Dumpling) and Filetto di vitello/tortino di melenzane (Veal Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Sauce and Eggplant Parmigiana Cake). Don’t miss out!

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

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Fantastic Christmas dining menus await you at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta’s restaurants! At Cinnamon, patrons can enjoy a wonderful “White Christmas” dinner buffet, featuring an à la carte gourmet menu and buffet package with classic holiday specialties, such as a selection of cold cuts served with artisanal bread, Swiss raclette cheese, Veal Zurichoise and Potato Roesti on December 24, and a lunch buffet on December 25.

Meanwhile, Lyon is serving tantalising and authentic French holiday dishes, such as Home Cured Salmon, Winter Squash Cream Soup and Truffle Roasted Turkey. Also, the restaurant will also have live carving stations, a seafood bar on ice, international cheeses, and charcuteries and gourmet terrines. The Christmas feast is available on December 24 and 25. The “White Christmas” buffet at Cinnamon is priced at Rp398,000++ per person, while the Christmas feast at Lyon restaurant is priced at Rp630,000++ per person.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

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Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is celebrating Christmas with plenty of scrumptious treats! Signatures restaurant is offering sumptuous buffet of authentic Indonesian food and classic Western dishes with a whimsically decorated table setting. Don’t forget to drop by Kempi Deli and Sweet Boutique by Kempinski, where creative and stylish cakes made by Executive Pastry Chef Smita Grosse are up for grabs!

Plataran Menteng

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From December 23 to 26, Plataran Menteng is inviting diners to taste its special menu cooked up for the festive season. Bring your family and friends to enjoy delicious Ayam Kodok: roasted chicken stuffed with meatloaf for four people. Not only that, the mixologists at Plataran Menteng are also shaking up special seasonal drinks: Christmas Leave (Vodka Mandarin, Peachtree liquor and lemon) and Red Nose (red cherry, pomegranate, lemon and cranberry).

Raffles Jakarta

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This year, Raffles Jakarta will be celebrating Raffles’ 130th anniversary. With this in mind, the hotel is hosting myriad activities and special offers, which include a delicious “12 Days before Christmas” menu: a four-course lunch menu available from December 12-23. Meanwhile, you can also indulge in a festive Christmas brunch buffet and dinner by Executive Chef Matias at Arts Café by Raffles. The “12 Days before Christmas” lunch is priced at Rp450,000++ per person.

Pullman Jakarta Central Park

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Welcoming the holiday season, Pullman Jakarta Central Park is hosting a Christmas Eve dinner as well as a Christmas Day brunch and dinner at Collage All Day Dining. Guests can savour traditional festive favourites from succulent Western, Asian to Indian cuisines along with signature Christmas cake “Buche de Noel” and Christmas cocktail “Mulled Wine”. The Christmas buffet is priced at Rp338,000++ per person.

Karma Group

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In keeping with the Christmas spirit, Karma’s master mixologist has created twelve luscious cocktails. With one for each day of Yuletide, they are created using specially sourced artisanal ingredients from every corner of the globe to burst with flavour and titillate even the most discerning of palates. These spirits will add to the overall cheer of the winter holiday program, which will include everything from bashes and banquets, to shows, live performances and in-hotel as well as off-site activities. Meanwhile, Karma Kandara is also inviting guests to enjoy their quintessentially cosmopolitan Christmas with a distinctively tropical flavour. Don’t miss out!

Tugu Kunstkring Paleis

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Tugu Kunstkring Paleis is inviting dinners to indulged in its special Christmas menu, which includes an array  of  appetizers, main  courses,  desserts  and  cocktails. Available all month of December, the special Christmas menu will feature a number of mouthwatering menus, such as smoked salmon terrine, cucumber jelly and melba toast for appetizer, and Tugu signature sliced roasted turkey with apple, prunes and baked potatoes for the main course. Also, don't miss out on its traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy custard cream!

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