Christmas is just around the corner and the festivities have begun all over the world. Brightly lit Christmas trees, fairy lights adorning the streets, holiday season for everyone, the winter chill in the air.
It is just the perfect time for a festival which brings families together over food and drinks. Although Christmas is celebrated all over the world, every country, region, city and even street celebrates the festival in their own special ways with their own special foods.
India, being a predominantly Hindu country, celebrates Christmas in its own way with Church masses, food, drinks and family gatherings. In India, Mumbai is a fun place to be around this time of the year thanks to the festivities, the cold weather and the happy atmosphere around.
On Christmas Eve, ie on 24th December, people from all over the city, belonging to various religions, flock to the beautiful Mount Mary Church in Bandra to offer their prayers. On the day of Christmas, many families and friends get together to eat and celebrate.
Seeing this trend of celebrating Christmas in large numbers, the numerous restaurants of Mumbai have introduced special Christmas lunches, dinners and events. The restaurants offer a traditional or modern Christmas meal to its customers.
Here are some of the restaurants in which you can indulge in gorgeous, delicious Christmas meals..
6. Gallops, Mahalaxmi
Gallops at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse is one of the many hidden gems of Mumbai. It is not a very well-known hotel but the regulars know and swear by it.
Originally, it serves continental and North Indian food. This year, they have prepared a special Christmas Menu which consists of a traditional Christmas meal. The menu has a 4 course meal consisting of turkey, eggnog, pies etc.
This menu will be available at the restaurant starting from 19th December up to 4th January. If a hearty meal that will leave you happy and satisfied is what you want, head over to Gallops.
5. Out Of The Blue, Khar
Out of the Blue serves some of the best continental food in the city and the very talented chefs have now opened the doors to a mouth-watering Mid Night Buffet to welcome Christmas in style and celebration.
The Mid Night Buffet offer is open only for one day – The Christmas Eve. It will start on 24th December at 11pm and will go on till 1.30 am on 25th December. The price for the midnight buffet is Rs.945 plus taxes.
Kids and stags are allowed at the buffet. So if you already have plans made for the Christmas dinner with your family, go for the Midnight Buffet with your friends and bring in Christmas in style!
4. IMBISS, Colaba
If you are a hard-core meat lover from Mumbai, you must have probably heard of the meat haven that is IMBISS. The tagline for this restaurant suggests that it is a “Meating Joint” and we cannot argue with that.
This German cuisine inspired restaurant has come up with a special menu for Christmas which they call the Festive Menu. The menu contains Turkey Meat Balls, Roast Duck, Pork Crackling, Stuffed Pigling, Xmas ham etc.
The servers help you out with the various wine and beer pairings to go with your dish. Most dishes cost Rs.350. This menu will be served from 10th December, 2014 to 20th January, 2015. So grab this opportunity to indulge!
3. Indigo, Colaba
The famous Indigo restaurant which is known for its top class service and mouth-watering food is adding more and more feathers to its cap year after year.
Rahul Akerker, the owner of Indigo, is said to be the pioneer who got modern American dining to the city. The talented team at Indigo is now letting us soak in the glory of it’s exclusively designed Christmas meal.
The Christmas Brunch will take place on 25th December from 12pm to 4pm. Kids and stags are allowed. The meal will cost Rs 3200 for adults and Rs 1510 for kids.
Along with the traditional meals with a twist, they will also serve imported alcohol, which will further enhance your dining experience. It is perfect way to spend Christmas with family.
2. Levo Restaurant & Lounge, Andheri
If brunches, lunches and dinners are not your thing, don’t worry for you will not have to sit at home sulking. Levo Restaurant & Lounge in Andheri has your back as it has organized a Christmas Eve Party.
The price range varies from Rs 999 for vegetarians and Rs.1100 for non-vegetarians, exclusive of alcohol. With an inclusion of alcohol, the price is Rs.1500 for vegetarians and Rs.1600 for non-vegetarians.
The party starts at 8pm on 24th December. This is the place where you can eat, drink, dance and make merry with your friends. A Christmas special dinner menu, alcohol and a DJ to set your holiday right!
1. Le Pain Quotidien, Bandra Kurla Complex
The famous Belgian chain of cafes and restaurants, Le Pain Quotidien, better known as LPQ, has quickly become one of the most loved restaurant in the city.
Why won’t it be with its scrumptious food and drinks. So to take it up one notch, LPQ has arranged a special Christmas Dinner. The offer for the dinner will be on from 35th December to 27th December.
It will start at 7pm every day and go on till midnight. The dinner includes a 3 course meal of both traditional and modern Christmas dishes. Along with good food, you get unlimited alcohol. For those who don’t favour Christmas dishes, you have an extensive menu of breads, pastries etc to choose from.
Apart from these, there are many other restaurants around the city that are offering Christmas meals. But we know that for some, there is no place like home and no food that compares to the food made by our mothers. So indulge in good food and happy people this season. Happy Festivities!