Argentinian brunch and dinner | Hotel buffets | Traditional Christmas dining | Our Picks for the Best Christmas Feasts in Jakarta (Dec 20-27)

Christmas specials at Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah (L) and Panettone (Italian sweet bread) at GIA Jakarta (R). Photos: Instagram/@intercontinentaljakarta and @giajakarta
Christmas specials at Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah (L) and Panettone (Italian sweet bread) at GIA Jakarta (R). Photos: Instagram/@intercontinentaljakarta and @giajakarta


Christmas feast at Grand Hyatt Jakarta

Photo: Instagram/@grandhyattjakarta
Photo: Instagram/@grandhyattjakarta

Grand Hyatt, one of the 5-star hotels on Central Jakarta’s Bundaran HI, will hold its special Christmas feast this year.

To kickstart your Christmas Eve feast (which may be quite hectic), relax at the high tea buffet from 6pm to 10pm, priced at IDR400,000++. The menu will feature seasonal treats, such as an assortment of Christmas cookies, Gateau Saint Honore (French pastry), eggnog ice cream, and a chocolate fountain, among others.

For Christmas Eve dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 24, enjoy a seasonal menu at Grand Cafe for IDR760,000++ (including juices and tea) from 6pm to 11pm. On Christmas Day, enjoy the festive Christmas Lunch from noon to 3pm for the same price.

Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Menteng, Central Jakarta. RSVP and inquiries: +62 21 299 21234


Christmas dining at Sugar & Spice, Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Photo: Instagram/@intercontinentaljakarta
Photo: Instagram/@intercontinentaljakarta

‘Tis the season of jolly at Sugar & Spice restaurant in the newly opened Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah. Treat your taste buds to their special international buffet and a Christmas-themed welcome drink for Christmas Eve dinner, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day brunch, Dec. 25, both priced at IDR688,000++. The price includes free-flow homemade iced tea and infused water. At the hotel, your little ones will get to participate in fun activities and receive gifts from Santa Claus.

Sugar & Spice, Intercontinental Jakarta Pondok Indah 1st floor, Pondok Indah Mall 2, Jalan Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV A, Pondok Indah, South Jakarta 12310. RSVP and inquiries at +62 21 395 073 55.


Christmas Eve dinner and staycation package at Hotel Monopoli


Hotel Monopoli, a boutique hotel in Kemang, is offering several holiday packages for you to celebrate Christmas in style. From Dec. 20-27, you and your loved ones can enjoy the special whole roast chicken at IDR477,000++, which can be shared with up to four persons. If you want to have something sweet, there are selections of whole cakes by Kitte by Alma, Chocolate Peppermint at IDR500,000++ and Cranberry Orange Spice at IDR650,000++.

You can also opt for the Christmas Holiday Staycation Package, which includes breakfast and Christmas dinner, complimentary mini bar, and access to special events at the hotel, starting from IDR1.8 million++.

Jalan Taman Kemang No.12, Bangka, Kemang, South Jakarta 12730. For more information or RSVP, call +62 821 1110 0336. Instagram


Holiday specials at Pullman Jakarta Thamrin and Central Park

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Photo: Instagram/@pullmanjakartacp

Sana Sini Restaurant at Pullman Jakarta Thamrin joins in the festive season with special packages. The buffet restaurant offers Festive Cuisine buffet until Dec. 23 — starting from IDR380,000++ for lunch, IDR480,000++ for dinner, and IDR540,000++ for Sunday brunch.

The Christmas package will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, in which you can enjoy seasonal treats and other holiday special delicacies. Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 24 is priced at IDR695,000++, while prices for Wednesday, Dec. 25 are IDR695,000++ for lunch and IDR495,000++ for dinner.

Over at Pullman Central Park, there will be a Chocolate Factory Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Brunch on Dec. 25 at COLLAGE restaurant. Priced at IDR558,000++, there will be a festive spread consisting of Christmas Roasted Turkey, Gammon Ham, and Hazelnut Chocolate Cake for dessert. Additionally, Santa Claus will bring presents for kids, alongside live music on the Christmas Eve dinner.

Throughout December, guests can enjoy special Christmas Cocktails such as Eggnog, Kir Yolare, Hot Buttered Rum, and Brandy Blazer at BUNK Lobby Lounge, starting from IDR169,000++ per glass. 

Or, if you’d like to bring the Christmas cheer to your home, you can buy the Yule Log Cake or Buche de Noel at COLLAGE for IDR388,000++ per box.

Sana Sini Restaurant, Pullman Jakarta Thamrin: Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 59, Central Jakarta 10350 , +62 21 3906 444. Instagram

Pullman Jakarta Central Park: Podomoro City, Jalan Let. Jend. S. Parman Kav. 28, West Jakarta 11470 , +62 21 292 000 88. Instagram


Christmas Dining at Shangri-La Hotel’s restaurants

Photo: Instagram/@shangrilajkt
Photo: Instagram/@shangrilajkt

As one of the most well-known hotel buffet purveyors in Jakarta, SATOO’s Christmas dining might be the one to look forward to. Indulge in festive dishes such as Beef Fillet Wellington, Classic Roast Turkey with Herb Stuffing and Old-Fashioned Gravy, Roast Rack of Lamb with Redcurrant Juice and Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Gremolata. There will also be several Christmas-special baked goods, such as Stollen (traditional German fruit bread) and gingerbread, aside from a wide range of delightful sweets.

The offer will be available on Dec. 24 and 25, with Christmas Eve special buffet dinner starting at IDR698,000++ and Christmas day brunch from IDR658,000++.

Other participating restaurants at Shangri-La is JIA, which offers all-you-can-eat dim sum and other popular dishes at IDR428,000++, and Italian restaurant Rosso with packages starting from IDR698,000++.

The hotel will also present a Christmas choir and Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and Day. Additionally, you can enjoy the Festive Afternoon Tea until Jan. 1 2020 at The Lobby Lounge from 3-5pm, starting from IDR258,000+ per set.

SATOO, Jia, Rosso, and Lobby Lounge are at Shangri-La Hotel, Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1 Jakarta 10220. RSVP and inquiries: +62 21 2922 9999. Instagram



Buon Natale: Christmas dinner at Bistecca

Photo: Instagram/@bisteccajkt
Photo: Instagram/@bisteccajkt

Union Group’s Italian-American steakhouse Bistecca will hold their special Christmas dinner, Buon Natale, on Dec. 24-25 starting from 7pm. Bring your loved ones to this SCBD establishment to share the Wagyu Grass-Fed FIorentina or the Oven-Roasted Black Angus Beef Wellington with Goose Liver Glaze. Your dinner on Christmas Day will be extra festive with a choir singing their beautiful rendition of classic carols.

Bistecca, 18 Parc Place Tower C, GF. SCBD. Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53. For RSVP, call +6221 5151 660 or WhatsApp +62812 9873 7378. Instagram


GIA’s Italian Christmas Specials

Photo: @giajakarta
Photo: Instagram/@giajakarta

Celebrate the festive season with special Christmas dishes at GIA — from antipasti Wagyu Bollito and Salsa Verde (IDR125,000++), Tortellini in Brodo as your pasta selection (IDR145,000++), Iberico Pork Jowl (IDR230,000++), and Homemade Panettone (IDR85,000++) for dessert.

Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jalan Jendral Sudirman No.Kav 45-46, RT.3/RW.4, Karet Semanggi, South Jakarta 12930, For RSVP, call +62 21 5795 3300 or +62 812 9907 3300. Instagram


SAV/OR of PAKUBUWONO’s special Christmas dining packages

Photo: Instagram/@savior_pakubuwono
Photo: Instagram/@savior_pakubuwono

Cherish the moment with your family or friends over this restaurant’s special Christmas menu, which includes the Roasted Sweet Aromatic Turkey Package at IDR189.000++ and Beef Wellington Package at IDR199,000++. There will also be a family-style menu for Christmas Eve dinner, Dec. 24 from 6pm-9pm and buffet for Christmas brunch from noon-4pm on Dec. 25.

Jalan Pakubuwono VI No.51, Gunung, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan For RSVP or other inquiries, call +62 21 22773351 or Whatsapp at +628 121999 3351. Instagram


Noche Buena and Brunch de Navidad at Sudestada

Photo: Instagram/@sudestadajakarta
Photo: Instagram/@sudestadajakarta

Celebrate Christmas the Argentinean way at Sudestada Grill, Bar, and Cafe as they will hold a special dinner and brunch. 

For Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 24, enjoy an Argentinian sharing menu including a cheese platter, 1.2 kg chuletón (large steak), whole roast chicken, and endless sweet treats from 6pm priced at IDR750,000++ (including free flow water and iced tea), IDR1,000,000++ (including 2-hour free flow wine), as well as half price for kids aged 4 to 12-year-old.

At the Brunch de Navidad, or Christmas brunch, you may enjoy house specialties such as picanha (sirloin cap or rump cap), striploin, pizza, and empanadas (pastel, but Spanish), as well as the house-made Pan Dulce, an Argentinian sweet fluffy bread Christmas specialty. Starting at 11am, the prices are the same as above, and if you wish to take home the Pan Dulce, you can buy it for IDR200,000++.

Jalan Irian No. 18, Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta 10350. For RSVP, call: +62 21 392 8944 or Whatsapp at +62 813 3126 5567. Instagram


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