From beachfront brunches to free-flow Champagne, here’s where you’ll find Bali’s most fabulous festive feasts on Christmas Day. Bring on the stretchy pants!
So, you’ve decided to spend the holidays in Bali (high five!) but you’re not sure where to steer all of that holiday cheer? Never fear, the Honeycombers Christmas fairies are here, and we’ve found the best festive feasts happening across the island!
We’ve already put together a guide on where to spend Christmas Eve, and where all of Bali’s best New Year’s parties are going down, so here’s where you’ll want to eat, drink & be merry on Christmas Day in Bali. From free-flow Champagne brunches to visits from the Big Man in Red himself, consider this your early Xmas gift from us.
Happy Holidays Honeys!
WHERE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS DAY IN BALI
The best buffets, free-flow brunches & festive dinners
Best for Christmassy vibes: The Sumptuous Christmas Brunch at Seasalt
12pm – 4pm
The feast: A sumptuous Christmas Brunch with an extravagant menu of traditional specialties and gourmet treats galore (think honey-glazed turkey and spiced pork belly) merrily served up with a warm Christmas vibe, special festive cocktails and plenty of bubbles to raise a glass with.
The draw: Stunning ocean views, plenty of Christmas cheer, and all of our fave bites from Seasalt’s seafood Sunday brunch.
The damage: IDR 750.000++ per person for food & free-flow soft drinks (half-off for kids under 12) or IDR 1,400,000 with free-flow cocktails, wine & beer.
Seasalt, Jl Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3021 888 / +62 361 3021 889.
Best for foodies: Two Super Brunches at W Bali – Seminyak
12pm – 3.30pm
The feast: W Bali – Seminyak’s famous brunches are getting supercharged on Christmas Day with gourmet spreads that Santa and all of his elves would be proud of. At Starfish Bloo, there’ll be a foie gras station, seafood on ice and a very special Canadian lobster bisque, while at FIRE, feast on smokehouse BBQ bites and European charcuterie galore.
The draw: Santa will be making a special appearance at both brunches, and while you pop open another bottle of bubbles, the kids will be well and truly taken care of with arts & crafts, face painting, toys, movies and Christmassy activities.
The damage: IDR 1,200,000++ per person for food & free-flow soft drinks, or IDR 2,100,000 with free-flow bubbles.
W Bali – Seminyak, Jl Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 361 3000 106.
Best for a five-star feast: Christmas Dinner Buffet at Taman Wantilan
6pm – 10pm
The feast: A gourmet buffet with live action cooking from Taman Wantilan’s specialty chefs. Think fresh seafood, festive favourites with all the trimmings, and desserts from a World Champion chocolatier.
The draw: Four Seasons’ sublime service, matched with panoramic ocean views of Jimbaran Bay.
The damage: IDR 1,750,00++ per person for the buffet, half-off for kids aged 5-11.
Taman Wantilan at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, p. +62 361 701010.
Best for couples: Christmas on Boards at Alila Ubud
7pm – 10.30pm
The feast: An evening of culinary delights served up on sharing boards for two, including Alila Ubud’s famed Rijsttafel sampler of different Indonesian dishes, as well as a Butcher Board with various Balinese meats, and a Mexican Board with of all your fave Mexican staples.
The draw: You and your boo will also receive two christmas cocktails and desserts to share.
The damage: 890,000++ per couple.
Plantation Restaurant & Cabana Lounge at Alila Ubud, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, p. +62 361 975 963.
Best for a traditional roast: Christmas at Jemme
12pm – 11pm
The feast: Well known in Bali for cooking up the best Sunday roast on the island, Jemme is pulling out all the stops this Christmas with a three-course traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
The draw: There’ll be mulled wine or eggnog on arrival, a Christmas choir, crackers, buttery homemade mince pies, and a whole lotta festive cheer.
The damage: IDR 795,000++ per person including the welcome drink, mince pies and after-dinner coffee.
Jemme Bali, Jl Petitenget No.28, Seminyak, p. +62 361 4732932.
Best for a cultural Christmas: More The Merrier Christmas Dinner at Banyan Tree Ungasan
6.30pm – 10.30pm
The feast: A scrumptious Christmas buffet at Banyan Tree Ungasan’s Bambu Restaurant, complete with a complimentary welcome drink to cheers to Santa!
The draw: A live acoustic performance and children’s choir will add to the heartwarming atmosphere, while a traditional fire dance will ignite the evening spirit.
The damage: IDR 1,200,000++ per person including the buffet and welcome drink.
Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jl Melasti Banjar Kelod, Ungasan, p. +62 361 300 7000.
Best for everything: Christmas Day at Mulia Bali
11am – 3pm
The feast: One helluva Christmas banquet at each of Mulia Bali’s five-star dining destinations. From Japanese Teppanyaki at Edogin, to lavish foodie spreads at Soleil and The Cafe – there’s something for every flavour of Christmas festivity at Mulia Bali.
The draw: Fine food, opulent surroundings and free-flow beverage packages at affordable prices.
The damage: At Soleil, it’s IDR 1,499,000++ per person for the buffet and free-flow wine, bubbles & select cocktails.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 36 1301 7777.
Best for beach-aholics: A Beachfront Christmas at Sundays Beach Club
9am – 10pm
The feast: A special festive menu served up on the sparkling white sands of this iconic beach club. Whipped up by Sundays famed chefs, expect Christmas classics alongside fresh-from-the-net seafood and plenty of bubbles. If spending Christmas on the beach sounds like your kinda thang, this one’s for you.
The draw: There’ll be pressies from Santa, festive music and fun for the kiddos – wrapped up in picture-perfect paradisal surrounds.
The damage: For Adults, IDR 550,000 (Kids 7-12 IDR 350,000) for entrance, with IDR 350,000 (Kids 7-12 IDR 200,000) used as F&B credit on the a la carte menu.
Sundays Beach Club, Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. + 62 361 848 2111.
Best for wine connoisseurs: A Christmas Day Dinner at The Legian Seminyak Bali
The feast: A very special six-course dinner at The Restaurant by The Legian. The menu offers a choice of wine pairing, and will feature gourmet takes on homely Christmas cuisine, like slow-cooked organic chicken, Black Angus Beef with Melipona nectar, and a white mousse eclair.
The draw: The evening will be serenaded by a captivating live rendition from the resort’s pianist, performing all of your favourite Christmas classics within the sophisticated and elegant ambiance.
The damage: IDR 1,250,000 per person for dinner only, or IDR 1,950,000 with wine pairing.
The Legian Seminyak Bali, Jl Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, p. +62 361 730 622.
Best for laid-back lounging: Cliffmas Day at Ulu Cliffhouse
10am – 10pm
The feast: A laid-back, long and leisurely 3-course set lunch on the cliffs of Ulu Cliffhouse, with a delicious spread of seafood and charcuterie to start, followed by traditional mains with all the trimmings and scrummy Xmas desserts.
The draw: A soundtrack with beats by Theo R (PNNY) and Koyuki will keep the party vibes alive.
The damage: IDR 700,000++ per person for food only, or IDR 1,500,000++ with 2 hours of free-flow Prosecco, or IDR 1,800,000++ with Champagne.
Ulu Cliffhouse, Jl Labuan Sait No. 315, Padang-Padang, p. +62 81 338 812 502.
Best for the kiddos: Christmas Day Brunch at Prego
11.30am – 3pm
The feast: Festive treats deliciously served up buffet-style, specially prepared by Chef Alex and his culinary team.
The draw: There’ll be fun activities in the Prego garden to keep little ones entertained, including a magician, balloonist and a surprise visit from Santa.
The damage: IDR 650,000++ per person for the free-flow buffet (half off for kids aged 5-12)
Prego at The Westin Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, p. +62 361 771 906.
Best for families: Market Brunch at Feast
12pm – 3pm
The feast: A lavish international buffet with charcuterie, roast meats, salads desserts and beats from the resident DJ.
The draw: A surprise visit from Santa, Christmas choir and lots of kids activities will have the whole family feeling festive.
The damage: IDR 650,000++ for the buffet & free-flow soft drinks, half-off for kids aged 4-11). IDR 450,000++ to upgrade to the free-flow beverage package.
Feast at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta, p. +62 361 846 5555.
Best for a homemade feast: Christmas Day Roast at Hoi Polloi
12pm – 11pm
The feast: A crowd pleasing 3-course Christmas lunch and dinner menu featuring a choice of starters, Roast Lamb or Roast Pork with all the trimmings for mains, and scrummy desserts like baked apple pie with housemade salted caramel ice cream.
The draw: Premium produce home-cooked just like your Mum makes it!
The damage: IDR 300,000++ per person for the set menu.
Hoi Polloi Bali, Jl Arjuna 23, Legian, p. +62 812 4690 9629.
Keep your eyes peeled for more Christmas dinners & announcements here– more TBA!
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