The last week of the year is here and ‘tis the season to party with your loved ones. If your Christmas plans are not in order yet, we’ve got you covered! Restaurants across the country have lined up exciting Christmas special menus and cocktails, festive events and offers. Look no further as LF has narrowed down on some of the hottest happenings in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. Get ready to soak in the Christmas cheer!
Also Read: Don’t forget to check out rest of the stories in LF’s Christmas series, #12DaysofChristmas
Bombay Brasserie: This SoBo all-day bar and eatery, known for serving experimental Indian cuisine, has curated a festive cocktail menu with drinks named after Santa Claus and his friends. Expect drinks like Santa’s Tipple, Red Rudolph and Gingle-Jangle.
When: Until January 7, 2019 | Where: Opposite Nehru Centre, Worli
Bombay Canteen: Giving you a glimpse of Christmas feasts from Indian Christian communities, this local favourite is spreading Christmas cheer desi style. Those who like trying new flavours will enjoy the East Indian Pork Sambari, Naga Galho from Nagaland and Ammini’s Duck Curry from Kerala. The drinks menu boasts the Canteen Egg Nog, The Gentleman Julep and Lynchburg Sour.
When: Until December 31, 2018 | Where: Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Thirsty City 127: Celebrate Christmas Eve at the cocktail bar and brewery with festive cocktails created by chocolatier David Belo and in-house mixologist Santosh Kukreti. Follow it up with their traditional brunch on Christmas Day that begins at 12:30 pm and goes on till 7 pm. Not forgetting the diet preferences of their patrons, the bar has also arranged a gluten-free and vegan menu.
When: Christmas Eve Party on December 24, 2018; Christmas Brunch on December 25, 2018 | Where: Todi Mill Compound, Lower Parel
Olive Bar & Kitchen: If you can't make up your mind, trust Olive Bar & Kitchen Mumbai’s head chef Rishim Sachdeva to find you a solution. Along with Olive’s bar manager John Leese, Sachdeva has created a special three-course dinner and drinks menu. The main is a traditional roast chicken or turkey with winter vegetables and gravy. Vegetarians, don’t be disheartened, an interesting three-course menu awaits you too!
When: December 24 to 31, 2018, 8 pm to 1 am | Where: Union Park, Khar West
Lady Baga: For people looking out for an indulgent Greek fare, the Thalassa Pop-Up at Lady Baga is 'the' place. Its extensive menu features not just classics from the Goan hotspot, but some sumptuous new additions too - from Thalassa's famed Greek pita wraps to pastitsio, and kebabs. For desserts, they've got interesting options such as chocolate baklava, chocolate salami, and more. To sum this up, the folks at Lady Baga will serve Thalassa-inspired cocktails too.
When: Until February, 2019 | Where: Oasis city, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel 400 013
Pho King: For fans of Asian flavours, Pho King is serving a five-course meal paired with wine and beer. The festive menu includes Vietnamese pho soup, turnip cake, asparagus chestnut, apple cinnamon rolls and brownie a la mode.
When: Until December 31, 2018 | Where: Outlets at Gurgaon, Hauz Khas Village and Champa Gali in Saket
The Lodhi: With an all-you-can-eat brunch, the folks at The Lodhi's Elan have prepared a lively dining experience for Christmas with a live jazz performance. The feast features Mediterranean and Asian delicacies with festive cocktails.
When: December 25, 2018 | Where: Elan Courtyard, The Lodhi
Radisson, Park Inn: If night outs are your thing, head to Anticlock at the Radisson, Park Inn. Apart from a host of festive special food and drinks, the hotel has also arranged for a bonfire with music.
When: December 25, 2018, 7 pm to 4 am | Where: Anticlock, Radisson, Park Inn, Lajpat Nagar
Baar Baar: Their festive food and drinks menu isn’t limited to Christmas classics such as mulled wine and rum cake but also includes lip-smacking delicacies from across the country. Expect to find Kolkata-style kathak ki biryani, black sesame pork from Meghalaya and Tibetan steamed bread Tingmo.
When: December 24 and 25, 2018 | Where: Khan Market
Pan Asian: Experience East Asian culinary traditions at Pan Asian’s lavish Christmas brunch buffet. From sushi, teppanyaki grills to pecking duck, a long list of delicious dishes await you. Oh, and did we mention unlimited beverages and live music? Now that’s what we call a steal deal!
When: December 26 to 30, 2018 | Where: ITC Sonar Hotel, Tangra
Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences: Parents can make the most of the year's last holiday with a specially-curated Christmas brunch at Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences. Kickstart the celebrations with mulled wine and keep it going with the vast spread of Indian and international dishes prepared by the experts at the five-star hotel. While adults can enjoy live music performances, the kids can spend time decoding magic tricks or at the PlayStation area.
When: December 25, 2018 | Where: The Square, Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences, Newtown Park Street – Kolkata Christmas Festival: The city’s one-of-a-kind Christmas fiesta is a one-stop destination for people of all age groups where Kolkata brings forth the best of its food and music. Almost 30 food stalls, which include Chinese, Anglo-Indian and Bengali delicacies, greet the visitors at the festival.
When: December 21 to 30, 2018, Noon to 8 pm | Where: Park Street
Anise, Taj Coromandel: The Christmas brunch at the Taj Coromandel will have you feasting on roasted turkey, lemon-roasted new potatoes, roasted duck with chilly plum sauce and mushroom tawa masala. Pair the delectable preparations with your favourite drink and live music by Charles Anthony.
When: December 25, 2018 | Where: Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam
Wire Room, The Design Hotel by Justa: Savour a six-course Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas brunch at the Wire Room. It features a variety of salads, soups, canapes, mains and desserts. The highlight, however, is the live carving station with roasted turkey, suckling pig, tandoori baked red snapper and roasted veggies accompanied by five sauces.
When: Dinner on December 24, 2018 and Brunch on December 25, 2018 | Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Velachery
Tim Tai: The Christmas menu at Tim Tai is as an instant reminder of the culinary brilliance of destinations like Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
When: December 24 and 25, 2018 | Where: Koramangala
Street Mama: If you dream of a festive brunch that serves delicacies from different parts of the world under one roof, Street Mama’s Christmas Eve party is where you need to be. Get your party going with their house specials like Maloney Sangria, Christmas Martini, Santa Toddy and alcohol-infused popsicles.
When: December 24, 2018, 9 pm onwards | Where: Garuda Mall
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