By Aseem Kulkarni

While you may be busying yourself with shopping and entertaining cousins from abroad, the question is: where will you be having your Christmas feast? Well fear not, LBB has you covered with our top choices for the best Christmas meals in town. From traditional ham and turkey, to French or Mexican cuisines, there’s a great Christmas meal for everyone, on our list.

 

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Le Bistro du Parc |

Feel like stepping out of Delhi for Christmas? Well you can get a bit of France without leaving the city. Naina de Bois is creating a festive Joyeux Noel at her restaurant Le Bistro du Parc. For Christmas eve, there will be a 5 course meal on offer, and for Christmas day, there will be a brunch with specially imported French luxury products. Before you start your meal at Le Bistro du Parc, make sure you say bon apetit.

Where: A 57,58,59 Moolchand Market, Defence Colony

Price: Christmas Eve: INR 3000, Christmas Brunch: INR 2000, INR 2500 for unlimited alcohol

Contact: 01146780080, or email at contact@lebistroduparc.com

Caffe Tonino |

Indulge yourself this Christmas with a tradtional meal at Caffe Tonino. Enjoy a delicious Christmas feast with traditional roast turkey, honey glazed ham, and chipolata sausages. With traditional festive decorations, Christmas carols playing in the background, and gifts from Santa, Caffe Tonino is a perfect place to sit back, relax, eat, drink and be merry!

Where: PVR Plaza Building, H-Block, Connaught Place

Price: INR 1399 with 2 glasses of soft drinks & coffee

Contact: 011 2332 0081

Setz |

Who can go wrong with a shopping spree and a delicious Christmas meal? Head to DLF Emporio for some retail therapy, and a choice of seven delicious cuisines at Setz. They are celebrating Christmas right, with an all inclusive brunch including unlimited alcohol. From carving stations to pasta stations, and everything in between, celebrate Christmas at Setz.

Where: DLF Emporio, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj

Price:  INR 2675 approximately

Contact: 011 4311 9999

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 Guppy by ai |

If you feel like doing something different this Christmas, different from the traditional turkeys and yule logs, head over to Guppy by ai. Their menu includes an assortment of delicious seafood, including Diver caught Pan Grilled Scallops with citrus miso mustard sauce, and Chirashi Seafood Salad. As for dessert, there’s a special Christmas cake, artfully presented in a jar, for every table to share.

Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony

Price: Just dinner INR 1700 plus taxes, Dinner with wine and cocktails INR 2200 plus taxes

Contact: +919650185005

Smoke House Deli |

Delhi’s favourite all day cafe and delicatessen is unveiling its own brand of Christmas magic this year with delicious food and ambience. The menu will include items like a Roasted Corn and Thyme Soup, Herby Roast Chicken and Beer Bake, and a vegetarian Devilled Soya with Spinach. The dessert menu is sinfully rich, with Christmas pudding with custard & nuts, and the seriously toasted muffin with ice cream & nuts.

Where: 125, DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, DLF Promenade; Shop No: 12, Deer Park, Hauz Khas; 1st Floor, 17, Khan Market; Shop 252/253, DLF Place Mall, Saket

Price: 1500 for 2 plus taxes {approximately}

Contact: +919891506576

Hungry Monkey |

This year, Hungry Monkey is bringing you an awesome Christmas party and brunch. Christmas Eve will include a la carte dishes and a DJ playing House, Electro Swing, and EDM. For Christmas brunch, Hungry Monkey will prepare Christmas delicacies and Californian cuisine, including a honey glazed smoked leg of ham, a mushroom risotto with Californian wild rice, and a Christmas pudding with toffee sauce.

Where:  B6/6 DDA Market, opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave

Price: Christmas Eve Dinner INR 2000 inclusive of taxes, Christmas Brunch INR 1950 plus taxes without alcohol, INR 2450 plus taxes with alcohol, INR 2950 plus taxes with premium alcohol

Contact: +919810788196.

Mamagoto |

Looking for some great Asian food this Christmas? Head to Mamagoto; they have just launched their signature Winter Menu. The menu includes plenty of spicy and tantalizing flavours, guaranteed to warm you up during these holidays; we’re loving the Crispy Lotus Stem with burnt garlic and dried red chilli.

Where: 53 Khan Market, Middle Lane, Shop No. S9, Second Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, 305-306, Second Floor, DLF Promenade Mall,, Vasant Kunj, SCO 56, City Centre, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Price: INR 1500 approximately

Contact: 011 4516 6060

Ploof Deli |

If you’re thinking simple and fresh for Christmas dinner, check out Ploof Deli. Their dishes are carefully picked from across the globe, and are prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients… and their Christmas meal is no exception. For their Christmas celebration, there will be a special menu, complete with turkey, ham, and duck. As for special desserts, there will be fresh strawberries with cream, and a Christmas pudding.

Where: Shop No. 13, Lodhi Colony Market

Price: 950 plus taxes not including alcohol

Contact: 099580 27772

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 Monkey Bar |

This Christmas, Monkey Bar is serving up panthras, jalfrezi, kedgeree and plum cake, and some awesome Anglo Indian grub. Rethinking pub food with firm Indian roots, Monkey Bar has created some new dishes for the festive season, including the Chingree Samosa and a Pui Saag and Cheese Soufflé. As for drinks, there’s the Classic Gimlet, and Oddennino’s Hot Punch with whiskey, brandy, gin, orange curacao, lemon and sugar.

Where: P-3/90, Connaught Circus

Price: INR 1500 for 2 approximately

Contact: 011 41500170

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Camino |

Looking for a boozy Christmas brunch this year? Camino will be having their Triple M Brunch, guaranteed to satisfy. The Triple M stands for bottomless margaritas, mojitos, or martinis! And for a little bit extra, there is the unlimited champagne brunch.  The food menu inlcudes not just a Christmas Turkey, but also live grills for other meats, along with an assortment of soups, salads, and sides.

Where: M 13, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 2

Price: INR 1300 plus taxes and INR 1499 plus taxes for the champagne brunch

Contact: 099990 00123

The Qube, Leela Palace |

The song “It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas” is fitting for the Leela Palace this year. The lobby has a ginger bread house and and a beautiful Christmas tree. Along with their decorations, the Leela is having a delicious Christmas brunch, with a sampling of gourmet international cuisines. For all you meat lovers, there’s a carving station, barbeque grill, salmon station, and much more.

Where: The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri

Price: INR Adults 5500 plus taxes, INR Children 2500 plus taxes

Contact: 011 39331234

 

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ITC Maurya |

If sophistication and elegance are what you’re looking for this Christmas, head over to the ITC Maurya in Chanakyapuri. Their elaborate menu  includes Poached Lobster, Honey Glazed Turkey, Christmas pudding with a Remy Martin sauce, Flan of Morel and Chanterelle Mushrooms. Fancy all this and more?

Where: ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave

Price: INR 4500 for buffet including champagne and spirits, INR 4950 for dinner including champagne and spirits

Contact: + 91 11 26112233

TGI Friday’s |

For those who are looking for an inexpensive deal and an authentic American experience this Christmas, TGI Friday’s is the way to go. The restaurant has prepared a set turkey meal, complete with American comfort foods like mashed potatoes and parsnips. Along with the meal, you can get 2 soft drinks or a glass of red/white wine. Switch things up this Christmas; head to TGI Friday’s for a meal, and to rock out to Bon Jovi.

Where: 314 – 316, 2nd Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket,

302 – 304, 2nd Floor, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

Price: INR 800 plus taxes

Contact: 011 33106084

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Fio Cookhouse and Bar |

Join Fio Cookhouse for a scrumptious traditional Christmas meal with roast turkey, mulled wine and Christmas pudding, as well as all your other Fio favourites from the menu. Celebrate the holly jolly season with Fio and stick around to spot Santa Claus with his bag of goodies for all the children.

Where: Epicuria, Nehru Place

Price: INR 2500 plus taxes for two

Contact: 01126281026

Fio Country Kitchen and Bar |

Jingle all the way with Fio Country Kitchen and Bar this Christmas. On Christmas eve Fio will welcome you with melodies by Rosalyn and an inhouse DJ. There will be a traditional Christmas brunch buffet including turkey, mulled wine, and a Christmas pudding. Santa will also be present, so make sure you are being nice and not naughty.

Where: Gate No.1, Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab, Mehrauli

Price:  INR 2599 plus taxes with alcohol and INR 1950 plus taxes without alcohol

Contact: 011-29536309

Dramz |

A soothing whiskey and full Christmas meal sounds pretty good doesn’t it? At Dramz, they take a meticulous approach to whiskey and food pairings. This Christmas, they are celebrating with a full fledged Christmas barbecue, which includes grilled items like turkey, chicken, and lamb. They will also be serving a special mulled wine.

Where: 1580/1, KD Marg, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli

Price: INR 2500 plus taxes

Contact: +91 9650755555

Cafe Turtle |

Keep your Christmas meal cute and cosy at Cafe Turtle, with their three course Christmas Meal. You can look forward to a heart warming Pumpkin Soup, and the warm spiciness of the Carrot Cake, perfectly complemented by the earthiness of the maple cream cheese frosting. Now that’s what we call Christmas on a plate.

Where: Khan Market, Shop 23, 1st & 2nd Floor, Khan Market; N 16, 3rd Floor, Greater Kailash {GK} I; 8, Nizamuddin East Market, New Delhi

Price: INR 995 plus taxes

Contact: +91 11 24655641

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Olive at Qutub |

Olive at Qutub is celebrating Christmas Eve with specials for dinner, which include Hamhock Terrine, Christmas pudding, and live music. And to top it off there’s a bottomless bar to spread cheer! The next day there is an epic Christmas brunch with a Spit-roasted Suckling Pig and Yule Log. Last but not least, there will be live music and gifts from Santa to make it a very Merry Christmas!
Where: Olive at the Qutub, One Style Mile , Mehrauli

Price: INR 2000 plus taxes for the dinner, INR 2695 plus taxes for the brunch

Contact: 011 29574444

Sevilla at The Claridges |

Celebrate Christmas in style, and in Sevilla. Sevilla the restaurant at The Claridges here in Delhi, to be more precise. Sevilla is offering a special feast for the upcoming festivities, with Mulled Wine, and a set menu offering unique dishes inspired by Sevilla, Spain.

Where: The Claridges, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road

Price: INR 4995 plus taxes

Contact: 011 39555082

La Bodega |

Get your sombrero and poncho! There’s a Mexican fiesta happening for Christmas Eve and Christmas at La Bodega! Treat yourself to a special set menu, with seasonal classics like the Vegetarian Pozole: a special preparation cooked with cacahuazintle corn and guajillo chili. End your meal on a sweet note with festive favourites such as the mixiote de queso y frutos rojos: a phylo pastry filled with cream cheese, mashed berries and served with figs marinated in tequila.

Where: 29, 1st Floor, Pandara Road, Middle Lane, Khan Market

Price: INR 2250 plus taxes (inclusive of a glass of mulled wine/rum punch)

Contact: 011 43105777