Who says Christmas means you have to slave away the day to create an elaborate meal?
From lavish buffets to festive family-style feasts, here’s where to eat, drink and be merry in Joburg this Christmas.
If you’re old enough to remember dining at the iconic Westcliff Hotel prior to it being taken over by The Four Seasons group, you’d probably remember the level of class and luxury that was once associate with this landmark hotel. Not only has it retained all of it’s charm, but has also added an opulent approach to its diverse offering. This is why this luxurious hotel was voted the best in the city. Flames is one of Westcliff’s divine eateries and restaurants.
The spots expansive hillside terrace overlooks the city’s lush treetops, making it the ultimate place to go and unwind on Christmas day. Marvel at their surroundings and enjoy a delicious urban-casual menu prepared at an outdoor braai kitchen. For Christmas, Flames will be hosting a brunch and will also have a family-style dinner buffet special. You might want to spoil the family!
Price: R1200 pp dinner | R1450 pp brunch
The Wanderers Club
The Wanderers club in Illovo is famous for its warm welcome to visitors and sportsmen from all around the world. Treat the family to a delicious buffet-lunch at this majestic club on Christmas Day. The buffet is said to include a welcome drink at R420 per person, with free dining and catering for children younger than three. Enjoy dishes like pickled Herring fish, slow-roast pork loin served with dried fruit, roast leg of lamb with Harissa sauce, berry-and-cream trifle, and Christmas pudding served with Amarula custard. A booking is required and club members will receive a discount when paying with their pre-loaded membership cards.
Amuse-Bouche at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is not only an award-winning restaurant, but a definite fine choice for your Christmas dinner. A full buffet is on offer with starters like oysters, herb roast lamb rack, turkey and gammon for mains. Their Christmas lunch buffet is already fully booked so be sure to get a seat at the dinner buffet. What are you waiting for? Make your booking now..
Price: R700 pp
Radisson Blu Sandton
Radisson Blu Sandton is a chic five star hotel situated on the corner of Rivonia Road and Daisy Street in Sandton. The elegant venue boasts an exception panoramic view, as well as a modern all-day dining restaurant where chefs prepare food before your eyes in the open-plan kitchen.
On Christmas Eve, a four course set menu will be presented to all guests for a divine dinner – including all your favourite Christmas trimmings as well as a bottle of house wine. On the following day, an incredible Christmas Day Lunch buffet and carvery is planned for only R450 per person.
Relax and savour a sumptuous meal with family and friends at this glorious hotel this Christmas.
Parc Ferme, Sandton
Enjoy a set lunch menu for only R535 per adult, and R110 for children under the age of 12 at Parc Ferme this Christmas. The adult menu includes an amuse bouche, a starter, main, and dessert. Dishes include the seared tuna coated in seven spices served on wasabi mayo; cannelloni with spinach, ricotta sauce and a delicious roast beef fillet and stuffed turkey breast; and spiced orange parfait. Booking is essential.
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