Christmas 2017: Make Merry At These 8 Top Restaurants In The Capital

Christmas bells are jingling, and there’s no way we can keep calm, except when we have our mouths full. The tree is bedecked. With mulled wine warming our palms, we have our cheeseboards ready, and shortbreads, stollen, plum cake, arranged. We nibble, and sit down to scribble this list of the most drool-worthy Christmas feasts lined up for #OurCity.   

 

AnnaMaya, Andaz

Get your homies to huddle at this family style Christmas Eve Dinner at AnnaMaya, Andaz. Their hearty spread, and organic produce fetched from the best there is, has had us return to this stunning property more often than we could count (no, really). For Christmas, their dinner for two includes non-alcoholic beverages with mulled wine available à la carte. There’s also a reason to come back the day after for a Kids Special Christmas brunch – Santa Claus, magic shows, live band, and of course, champagne.

When: December 24, 7 pm to 11:30 pm

Ping them at: 011-49031351, 8588804222

Feast at: Asset No.1, Aerocity, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: INR 4000 all inclusive

 

The Imperial

They offer the most luxurious Christmas spreads and the Christmas 2017 staycation is just as promising. For a luxe Christmas do, head to The Imperial for their lavish Christmas Eve dinner at 1911. Follow it up with a night’s stay (who’d care to drive home after all the merrymaking?) in one of the exquisite heritage suites at the property that oozes grandeur, and an extensive breakfast buffet the morning after, along with a bunch of gifts for the kids to return home with.

When: December 24 onwards

Ping them at: 011-41116602

Feast at: The Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: INR 23,999 (for couple) per room per night

 

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Olive Qutub

If the thought of a Christmas Market set up under the stars amid lush green environs surrounded by zenful white walls widens your eyes, Olive Qutub is where all the action is. Dig into a Christmas Eve feast where a welcome drink is followed by unlimited food. Live music, fromagerie, boulangerie, glazed ham cart & carnivore’s corner with treats like vanilla & citrus glazed porchetta, spice crusted duck roulade, herbi roast station, oyster stand presenting semola fried Indian Ocean Oysters, pan grilled Andaman squid, dessert wonderland, goodie bags and more – there ain’t a better way to drink up and chow down. Eat, drink, dance and be merry. You can also opt to head here on December 25 for the Christmas Brunch to chomp on unlimited food and select premium tipples (INR 4348 all inclusive).

When: December 24, 7:30 pm onwards

Ping them at: 09810235472

Feast at: One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: INR 2970 all inclusive

 

ATM Bistro

We’ve been floored by their craft tipples, bespoke suppers, extravagant hangover brunches, and impeccable hospitality. And we’re headed to this chic bistro for a special brunch to ring in the festivities. If you, like us, zero in on this one, then expect Beef Wellington, Red Currant and White Tea Infused Pork Belly, Cinnamon and Apple Crumble, Vanilla Apricot and Drambuie Mousse, along with bucketfuls of sparkling wine. And while you’re at it, do keep an eye out for their Christmas Special DIY Ginger Bread Box that comes with cooking instructions. If you fancy a supper paired with wines, then head there on Christmas Eve for a hearty 5-course dinner (INR 4750).

When: December 24 & 25, 12 pm to 4 pm

Ping them at: 011 33105057

Feast at: 21, 1st Floor, Sunder Nagar Market, Behind HDFC Bank, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: INR 4000 all inclusive

 

Fio Country Kitchen and Bar

Sprinkling fairy dust over the festivities is Fio Country Kitchen and Bar’s brunch. On Christmas Day, head to Fio for a luncheon like no other. Make your way through specials including Apricot & Chilli Roast Turkey, Spiced Lime Sweet Potato Roesti, Brandy Butter Christmas Pudding and of course mulled wine. The tree is up and Santa will be there to greet us, so bring them stockings along.

When: December 24 & 25, 12 pm to 4 pm

Ping them at: 9971004530/1

Feast at: Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab, Saket or Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: Teetotaller Brunch – INR 2399, Sparkling Brunch- INR 3299, Tippler Brunch- INR 2899, Kids Brunch- INR 1599

 

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Perch

When our go-to place for weekly tipples puts forth not one but two options for Christmas dinner, we rush to book our spots, pronto! Perch brings to the table a three-course traditional menu (think pumpkin pie, turkey roulade, gravy, and treacle tart). The other option is the four-course Avant Garde menu that is their interpretation of Christmas favourites from the world over. Both the menus will be served with some mulled wine, Christmas stollen and Christmas cheer! So head to the cupboards, put your best dress on and get ready to clink your glasses (but first reserve your table because they’re taking pre-bookings for only 25 diners per day). A holiday menu is also on from December 22 till January 1 at both Vasant Vihar and Khan Market. It features specials like pumpkin & sage mac n cheese, pigs in blankets, and Christmas spiced braised pork gammon.  

When: December 24 & 25

Ping them at: 8588889199

Feast at: Priya Complex, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: Avant Garde menu- INR 3500, Traditional Menu- INR 3000

 

Mahabelly

Their legit Malyali fare complete with appams and varattiyathu has us swooning, and they’re offering a regional Christmas lunch buffet that has our hearts singing.  Appetizers range from Trivandrum kozhi porichattu to squid masala fry, mains present delicacies like duck roast, mutton mappas, pork vindaloo, and pineapple pachhadi that can be mopped clean with kallu appams and porottas. That’s not all- The dessert line up has caramel custard and Christmas cake (how can we enjoy our meal without it).

When: December 24, 12 pm to 4 pm

Ping them at: 9911462757

Feast at: MA-A05, Ground Floor, Restaurant Block, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi

Dough to Drop: INR 899++

 

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Bella Cucina, Le Meridien Gurgaon

The elves at Bella Cucina got to work to put together a festive Italian brunch. One that includes mulled wine on arrival. We got the pangs at the thought of maneuvering our forks and knives through antipasti from roasted radish with whipped Greek feta and confit leeks to sliced turkey ham with blood orange and rocket; a cheese counter with homemade relishes, cheese crackers, truffle hone; pass around starters – smoked chicken pate with cranberry on melba toast, prawn fritters with lemon aioli; eggs to order (we can never imagine a meal skipping these); white onion soup with confit garlic and pancetta; pizza and pasta; carving station and an array of desserts. Don’t miss out the Live flambéed Christmas cake and the ice cream trolley, just don’t.

When: December 25

Ping them at: 0124 4992007, +91 8860609368

Feast at: Le Meridien, Sector 26, Gurgaon Delhi Border, MG Road.

Dough to Drop: INR 1999++ (without alcohol), INR 2999++ (with alcohol).

 

Feast away because ‘tis the season.

 

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