Baby, it’s…rainy outside? It might not get cold enough in Malaysia to feel like Christmas (where’s our cold snap!?), but we’ve lined up a few places to get your fix of Christmas cheer. Loosen up your belts and prepare to get jolly.
For a change of pace from all that eating, why not get festive with some Christmas beers at Delirium Café. Available now on tap and in bottles, for the Christmas season while stocks last – so get in quick!
Date: 7th December
Address: Delirium Café Kuala Lumpur, Ground Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2162 7888
Operation time: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00am; Friday – Sunday, 10:00am – 1:00am
No, your eyes aren’t tricking you, Santa’s sleigh is really flying through the air in downtown KL. And if you’re lucky you can book your dinner onboard. Santa In The Sky will suspend you and 15 other diners up in the air at 150ft for a three- or four-course dinner prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey, featuring pan roasted ocean snapper, braised Angus beef brisket, and a nitro poached coconut milk espuma. Lock in your seats in Economy class (RM499 for three-course dinner), Business class (RM799 for four-course dinner and two complimentary cocktails/mocktails), or First class (RM1,499 for four-course dinner, free flow cocktails/mocktails, and a one night stay at Le Meridien).
Date: 1st – 31st December
Address: Dinner In The Sky, 231, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2282 6413.
Operation time: Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday, 6.30pm and 8.00pm; Friday and Saturday: 6.30pm, 8.00pm and 9.00pm
Go for casual dining at Drift – they’ve got free flow, and it’s family friendly (there’ve got a bouncy castle for the kids, and Santa will be stopping by). The very Aussie menu includes oysters, King prawns, sausage rolls, beetroot salad, Turkey, Black Angus beef cheek, and sticky date pudding with eggnog (RM150++ for food only, up to RM450++ for champagne, wine, beer, and spirits as part of their drinks package. Kids under six eat for free, and 12 and under are RM68++). Their lunch service is already totally sold out, so book their dinner service ASAP.
Date: 25th December
Address: Drift Dining and Bar, 38, Jalan Bedara, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2110 2079
Operation time:12:00pm – 4:00pm, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Werner’s Group has drawn up a special advent calendar, hosting promotions across all their outlets - El Cerdo KL, The Rum Bar KL, Opium KL, Dining in the Dark KL, The Steakhouse KL, The Whisky Bar KL, Cielo KL – from the 1st of December, right up to Christmas eve. Customers can redeem a special gift or promotion at the outlet of the day, and no two days are alike. Personally, we like the looks of the unlimited servings of wine for two hours at The Steakhouse KL on the 19th, as well as the 1-for-1 rum flight at Rum Bar KL on the 23rd.
Date: 1st – 24th December
Telephone No.: Various
Operation time: Various
In honour of the newest addition to YTL Hotels porftolio - The Academy Hotel London, in Bloomsbury - Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur is brinnging the hearty and comforting classics of Britain's culinary history to KL with Stripes Meets Bloomsbury for the month of December. Have a nostalgic Christmas Eve dinner at Brasserie 25 with a four-course meal, and dine on prawn cocktail, spiced butternut soup, a traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings (or pan seared barramundi), and a grand finale of Christmas pudding, all for RM180 nett per person.
Date: 24th December
Address: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2038 0000
Operation time: N/A
Have a Japanese-themed Christmas on the 24th at IPPUDO in Bangsar Shopping Centre, you'll be spoilt with Christmas gifts, two complimentary ramen vouchers, and free flow Japanese alcohol and food at RM138+ per person! Your bottomless drinks options include Sake, Shochu, Japanese cocktails, and Japanese beers, and you can snack on ham stick and sweet potato fries. Reservations and payment before arrival is required!
Date: 24th December
Address: Lot G110, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2011 6238
Operation time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Recent winners of Best Restaurant Bar at the Bar Awards 2018, JOLOKO is swapping a cold Christmas for a tropical one via the Caribbean. Ditch the turkey and shake things up with jerk chicken, crab cakes, rib veal steak, and Bermuda black cake with mango – select your menu per pax (two or four), at RM160 per person, RM60 for children below 12.
Date: 4th – 25th December
Address: JOLOKO, 43, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2694 1100
Operation time: 5:00pm – 1:00am
Feliz Navidad! Tuck into the Menu de Navidad at all La Bodega outlets for delightful Spanish-style Christmas fare on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. At RM280 nett with champagne and wine (RM180 without), you'll enjoy a potato salad Christmas tree (we're not quite sure what that is but it sounds amazing), duck leg confit or a rack of lamb, and Christmas brownies. You're also able to follow their suggested pairings by the glass, at extra cost.
Date: 24th – 25th December
Address: Depends on outlet
Telephone No.: Depends on outlet
Operation time: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Take a break from all the intense eating and cosy up in Art Cacao in the lobby of Le Meridien KL for a great spread of Christmas desserts. Here you’ll find Stollen, ginger bread houses, Yule logs, Panettone, festive eclairs, and Christmas puddings. Pair this with a coffee or hot chocolate for a little extra indulgence.
Date: 3rd – 31st December
Address: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2263 7434
Operation time: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Lads, if you need to step away from the madness of the festivities and take a quiet momemt to yourself, the Smoke House at The Majestic Hotel has just the thing you need. The Gentleman's Experience is carefully curated for a quiet, sophisticated moment that includes either The Gentleman's Afternoon Tea (with a selection of wholecome canape-style bites with coffee or tea, and a tankard of beer, RM80+ per person), or the the Gentleman's Retreat Experience - an extention on the afternoon tea which then includes a Duke haircut at their barbershop, and a single malt Bruichladdich whisky flight. Treat yourself this Christmas.
Date: 1st – 31st December
Address: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2785 8000
Operation time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Get the full Christmas experience up in the chilly altitudes of Genting Highlands. Celebrate Christmas a la Paris with a festive high tea at Cafés Richard, and dig in to pecan tarts, butterscotch eclairs, strawberry mille-feuille, and some savoury plates of lobster on toast, escargot, foie gras tartlets, and duck rillette. They’ll also be brewing special Christmas teas and decorating coffee drinks with Christmas latte art (make mine a Christmas tree, please).
Address: Cafés Richard, Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Telephone No.: +603 2718 1118
Operation time: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 10:00pm; Friday, 10:00am – 12:00am; Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00am; Sunday, 8:00am – 10:00pm.
Be spoilt for choice with the Christmas spread at The Brasserie with their Festive Roasts. Opt for a Traditional Christmas Turkey (serves up to 10 guests) or the Signature lamb Rack (serves up to six guests) with a side of apple stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and turkey jus (for the turkey) or caramelised chestnuts and mint jus (for the lamb). For those who want to treat themselves, The Brasserie will also host “La Nuit de Noël” Christmas Eve dinner with a festive spread that includes traditional roasts, foie gras and risotto, oyster bar, a Christmas dessert corner, and more.
Date: 17th November – 31st December
Address: St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, No 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2727 6666
Operation time: N/A
Dig into a traditional Festive Dinner Set at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill with an inspiring view of the Twin Towers, and decide on the three-course menu (RM188 nett) or the five-course menu (RM248 nett plus free flow wine). Carollers will perform on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and you can revel in their songs over Christmas Eve Dinner (RM298 nett for a four-course menu) or Traditional Christmas Day Brunch (RM248 nett plus free flow wine and bubbly).
Date: 1st – 31st December
Address: Traders Hotel, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2332 9910
Operation time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm