The festival of joy - Christmas - is here and we cannot wait to celebrate it with our loved ones. Food is a very important part of Christmas celebrations and there is plenty to enjoy during the festivities. However, a traditional Christmas spread is something that you don't come by very easily. Fortunately, a number of restaurants and hotels in metro cities are getting you as close to an authentic Christmas celebration as they can, through a number of Christmas special menus and brunches. From the Bombay Canteen's desi Christmas menu in Mumbai to Andaz, Delhi's traditional and exquisite brunch spread and a range of Bengaluru restaurants offering traditional dinners and brunches, we have listed for you some of the best Christmas menus in these three cities.
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Take your pick from some of the best Christmas 2018 menus in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru:
Mumbai Restaurants for Christmas Celebrations
1. Indian Christmas At The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai
The Bombay Canteen in Mumbai has come up with an Indian Christmas menu that is available from 12th December 12 to 31st December 2018 and it is sure to delight desi food lovers. The stellar menu brings together five amazing family Christmas delicacies from five different regions of India; for example, Naga Galho, rice porridge served with King chilli chutney, naga pyaaz salad and pork innards curry from Nagaland, and Ammini's Duck Curry, Kerala-style boneless duck coconut curry accompanied with lacy egg appams. This one is sure to tease your taste buds and give you something to remember from Christmas 2018. For reservation, call 022-49666666.
Where: The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Timings: Lunch (12.30pm-3.00pm) and dinner (7.00pm-12.00am)
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2. Festive Menu And Brunch At The Bandra Project, Mumbai
The Bandra Project is bringing the community together to celebrate Christmas this year with a menu that is available from December 16th, and it includes diverse gourmet flavours that offer small plates, plates to share as well as special dessert options. Italian-style roast chicken and classic baked mac and cheese with truffle oil are some options for sharing, while small plates include X'Mas chaat - a medley of fresh and crisp vegetables in chaat masala vinaigrette, black rice arancini, and plump butter garlic prawns. For reservations and more information, call 022 6250 6800.
Where: HSBC Building, C - 534A, Ground Floor, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West
3. Traditional Christmas Brunch At Holiday Inn, Mumbai
The multi-cuisine restaurant outlet in Mumbai is hosting a Christmas brunch, where guests can enjoy delectable dishes that include Beetroot Carpaccio, Artisans Cheese Board, Roast Turkey, Bhatti Paneer Tikka, Ghost Chilman Biryani, Potato Lyonnaise, Spinach and Ricotta Baked Lasagna and more. For reservations, call 9004617824/ 9004689458 or mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Saptami, Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport
When: Tuesday, 25th December 2018
4. Twelve Days To Christmas And Big Goan Brunch Menu At O Pedro, Mumbai
Popular Mumbai Goan bar and restaurant, O Pedro, is celebrating Christmas in a very unique style this year, with a menu that features a pre-Christmas menu available between December 12th and December 23rd and a Christmas Brunch available between December 23rd and 25th, 2018. Dishes like Smoked Pork Sorpotel with red rice sannas Mama Beryl's Christmas Pulao, a delicious spicy tomato rice with clams, prawns, mussels and scampi, with a side of Mackerel Reshado, Shinanyo (mussels) Rava Fry and Choriz Fat Grilled Octopus can be enjoyed, along with live carolling and merriment, during the Christmas brunch. For reservations, call 022-26534700/01/02.
Where: Unit #2, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai
When: Twelve Days to Christmas Menu - Dec 12th-23rd December, 2018; Big Goan Christmas Brunch - Dec 23rd-25th December, 2018
5. Christmas Special Menu At Salt Water Cafe, Mumbai
The popular European Cafe in Bandra and Churchgate, Mumbai, Salt Water Cafe is bringing Christmas cheer with a special menu this season. Indulge in delectable dishes specially curated for the holiday season, including delights like Grilled Assorted Carrots, Pan Seared Halloumi, Carotene Butter, Xmas Fried Chicken with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Chicken Hot Sauce. Add to this deliciousness, a range of delightful sweet indulgences like warm Plum Cake served with an Eggnog Sauce and a yummy Raspberry Red Wine Sorbet, and your evening is sure to be a memorable one.
Where: Salt Water Cafe at Bandra and Churchgate, Mumbai
When: 20th December 2018 to 31st December 2018
Timings: 9 am to 1 am
6. #12daysofxmas At Social (All Outlets Across India)
Your favourite neighbourhood bar-cum-cafe - Social - is ringing in Christmas and the festive season in style. They have a Christmas-themed menu, which features dishes like Noel Burrata Chaat (roasted carrots, crispy corn, and fried okra), Santa Ki Shammi (mutton Shammi kebab with rum soaked fruits), X'mas Prawn Pot Stickers (pot stickers with prawn vindaloo), and the quintessential Chili Pork for the Chills (with a Naga twist)! In the Mains, they have interesting options like Pasta-mas (fettuccine with smoky BBQ cauliflower) or HAM It Up For The Holidays (ham and pineapple tikka with sweet 'n' sour mustard) and to make things more jolly, they also have the classic Goan Bebinca Yuletide Special (flavoured with chocolate and coconut) as well as D'Souza Aunty's Famous X'mas Cake (plum cake with ricotta and mascarpone).
Where: At Social outlets all over India
When: 13th December to 25th December
Timings: 9 am - 1 am
Delhi Restaurants for Christmas Celebrations
1. Traditional Christmas Brunch At Annamaya, Delhi
The European food hall at Andaz, Delhi - Annamaya has come up with the 'Naughty and Nice Xmas Brunch' this season, with a variety of traditional dishes, signature specials, lively Christmas carols, champagne and loads of entertainment. The brunch will feature a roulade station with a variety of meats like turkey, duck, chicken, pork, lamb legs and fish, and a number of delectable desserts to wrap things up on a sweet note. For reservations, call 91 85888 04222.
Where: Annamaya, Andaz Delhi
When: December 25th, 2018
Cost: INR 3500 (all inclusive)
2. Christmas Eve Buffet At Imperial, Delhi
The Imperial in Delhi is hosting a Christmas dinner and brunch at 1191 Restaurant with an exotic menu on December 24th and 25th. The festive spread includes roast turkey, Brussel sprouts, pork loin in a blanket, bread stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce on the Western Roast station, and a selection of international cuisine like Shepherd's pie, Cajun chicken, celeriac and blue cheese crumble. The menu has something for everyone as it also includes Asian, Indian, Tandoori favourites, Italian specials, salads, desserts and cold cuts. You can opt for either the dinner buffet or the Christmas brunch.
Where: 1191 Restaurant, The Imperial, Delhi
When: December 24th and 25th, 2018
Timings: Dinner buffet (6:30pm-11:45pm) and brunch (12pm-3:30pm)
Cost: Dinner buffet starts at INR 6000 (plus taxes) for adults and INR 3000 (plus taxes) for kids; Brunch is priced at INR 4,800 (plus taxes)
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3. X'Mas Celebrations At Cafe Delhi Heights, Delhi
Cafe Delhi Heights has geared up to spread the festive cheer with a delectable winter menu, which includes starters like Pan Seared Tiger Prawns, Risotto balls and chicken skewers, as well as Mains delicacies like Braised Lamb Shank and Roasted Turkey or Chicken. They also have a toothsome dessert range, including Kit-Kat chocolate cake and Bailey's Irish Creme Brulee.
Where: Cafe Delhi Heights outlets across Delhi NCR
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
4. Festive Menu At Honey & Dough, Delhi
Honey & Dough is kick-starting Christmas with a festive menu at multiple outlets in Delhi. They have a range of sweet treats and traditional Christmas goodies that include timeless favourites like Cake Pops, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Brownies, Snow ball, Rum ball, Christmas Cupcakes, Yule Log Cake and plum cakes. They also have a range of gifting options, with assorted goodies like chocolates, truffles, brownies, etc. For reservations, call 85279 66844.
Where: Honey & Dough outlets in SDA, Defence Colony, Dwarka and Vasant Kunj
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
5. Christmas Eve Dinner And Christmas Brunch At Pluck, Pullman Delhi Aerocity
If you are looking for an exquisite Christmas brunch with a range of delicacies and mulled wine, book your seat at Pluck, Pullman in Delhi Aerocity. There is a Christmas Eve dinner with Jazz music on December 24th and a Christmas Day brunch on December 25th, 2018 for you to enjoy. They also have a lot of fun activities planned for kids, and for cocktail enthusiasts, they have a Christmas theme cocktail making session that will be conducted by skilled mixologists of the hotel.
Where: Pluck, Pullman, 2 IGI Airport GMR Hospitality District Asset No 02, New Delhi
When: December 24th and 25th, 2018
Timings: 7 pm - 10:30 pm for Christmas Eve lunch on December 24th 2018; 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm for Christmas brunch on December 25th, 2018
Cost For One: INR 3000 + taxes for Christmas Eve dinner; INR 3250 + taxes for Christmas brunch
6. Midnight Madness At Anticlock, Radisson, Delhi
Want to celebrate Christmas away from the maddening crowds? Anticlock at Radisson, Park Inn, is one of the best places to be at. The restaurant will be open till 4 am and will feature amazing food with some bonfire, music and beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
Where: Anticlock, Park Inn, Lajpat Nagar
When: December 25th, 2018
Timings: 7 pm onwards to 4 am
7. Snowy Christmas At Barcode, Delhi
Who doesn't like a snowy white Christmas? Well Barcode in Dwarka is giving you just that. The restaurant is letting guests enjoy a white Christmas in Delhi filled with holiday lights accompanied with amazing winter delicacies. It is the perfect haven for a festive celebration with your near and dear ones.
Where: 228, 3rd Floor, Service Centre, Sector 9, Dwarka, New Delhi
When: 25th December, 2018
Timings: 9 pm onwards
8. Frost 'N' Frolic Christmas At Time Machine, Noida
Time Machine, the biggest restro-bar in Noida, is treating its guests to a festive feast, which includes sugary treats like cakes, brownies and a specially curated menu that behoves a festive mood. It is definitely one of the top choices for Noida peeps to enjoy during Christmas.
Where: 2nd Floor, Garden's Galleria Mall, Noida
When: 25th December, 2018
Timings: 9 pm onwards
9. Traditional Christmas Spread At Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi is going all-out to celebrate the festive season with a Festivity Week beginning from 22nd December to 30th December 2018. On Christmas Eve, there is a special four course traditional Christmas meal, which will be hosted at Machan; while on Christmas Day, the Brunch includes a lavish spread of specialties to fit the occasion. These specialties include Roast Turkey, Christmas, Pudding and Yule Log. Additionally, the brunch will have live music performance, unlimited champagne, and more.
Where: Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
When: 24th and 25th December, 2018
Cost For One: Christmas Eve festivities at Machan for INR 3,500 + taxes; Christmas brunch at the pool lawns at INR 3,000 + taxes
Bengaluru Restaurants for Christmas Celebrations
1. Christmas Eve Dinner And Christmas Brunch At JW Marriott, Bengaluru
If you're looking to take your family or friends out for a sumptuous Christmas meal in Bengaluru, JW Marriott has a Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas brunch menus that will delight you no end. The menus feature appetisers, fresh salads, roast root vegetables, Boeuf en Croute, Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Sage stuffing with glazed carrots, Gingerbread crusted Ham, Maple Roast Pumpkin, Beetroot Salmon Gravlax, and other traditional mains and artisanal delights to tuck into. For more information, call: +91 88844 94035 or +91 88849 44330.
Where: 24, 1, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
When: Christmas Eve dinner buffet on December 24th, 2018 from 7.30pm to 11 pm; Christmas Brunch on December 25th, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Cost: INR 2000 (plus taxes) for the buffet and INR 2450 (plus taxes) for Christmas brunch
2. Christmas Eve Dinner And Christmas Lunch At Gokulam Grand Hotel And Spa, Bengaluru
Gokulam Grand Hotel and Spa is celebrating Christmas in style. If you want to get in on the tradition and indulge in some Roast Turkey, then My Place - their all-day fine dining restaurant - is hosting a Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas lunch that you may want to book. The special menu curated by Chef Rayomund offers the exquisite flavours for which the restaurant is known, including traditional and Indian dishes along with an array of mouth-watering desserts. For reservations and more information, call 080-4300-1000/1036.
Where: My Place, Gokulam Grand Hotel & Spa, 115, Gokula Extension, Mathikere, Bangalore
When: 24th and 25th of December 2018
3. Christmas Celebrations At Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, Bengaluru
Aloft Cessna Business Park in Bengaluru is ringing in joy and happiness this festive season with the finest drinks and goodies. They have a delightful selection of Plum Cakes, German Stollen Bread, Ginger Bread Cookies, Pantone, Macaroons, Christmas puddings and Christmas cupcakes. WXYZ Bar at Aloft is offering a wide selection of hot alcoholic toddies, including 'Bourbon Whisky Toddy', 'Brandy Toddy' and 'Indian Spiced Toddy' to warm you up this winter. Refuel at Aloft is also offering hand-crafted baked goodness in the form of rum cakes, cookies and Christmas puddings.
Where: Refuel & WXYZ at Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park
When: All December
4. Christmas Feast At Aioli BBQ And Grill, Bengaluru
Aioli BBQ and Grill in Bengaluru is hosting a full-blown Christmas feast for you and your family. The Christmas Special Menu includes dishes like Smoked Turkey with Spicy Pepper Sauce, Roast Turkey with Strawberry Sauce, Chicken Pot Bomb, Vegetable Princes and for the sweet tooth lovers, there's Plum Cake with fruity custard. For reservations, call 9183104 15820.
Where: Aioli BBQ and Grill, HRBR Layout Kalyan Nagar
Date: 25th December, 2018
Timings: 11:45 am to 11:30 pm
Christmas is a time for marry-making, indulging your hedonism to your heart's extent and togetherness. These and some more are just some of the options you can choose from to enjoy a festive spread this Christmas.
Merry Christmas everybody!