Don't get your tinsel in a tangle - here are Bali's best brunches, buffets & free-flow feasts this Christmas. Bring on the stretchy pants!
So, you’ve decided to spend Christmas in Bali (high five!) but you’re not sure where to steer all of that holiday cheer? Never fear, the Honeycombers festive fairies are here! In fact, we’ve already put together a guide on where to spend Christmas Eve in Bali, as well as all of Bali’s best New Year’s Eve parties and New Year’s Day brunches – so here’s where you’ll want to eat, drink & be merry on the big day itself too: the best festive feasts for Christmas Day 2019.
Sure, there may not be glittering lights lining Bali’s streets or Christmas trees in every window, but luckily for us festive folk, the island’s best restaurants, bars and beach clubs sure know how to celebrate with plenty of yuletide spirit.
So, to help you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, here’s our pick of what to do and where to feast this Christmas in Bali – the best free-flow Champagne brunches and Christmas dinners with 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 a festive day out: Lunch & Splash at Finns Rec Club
The Christmas feast: A buffet-style spread of sumptuous salads, meats, pastas and loads of festive favourites to fill your plate, along with drink specials to keep the Christmas spirits high.
The trimmings: The children from Jodie O ’Shea House will be joining in on the fun and family-oriented atmosphere with Christmas carols, games, gifts from the Wishing Tree, great food and entertainment. Santa will also be making an appearance, alongside Zorbs and a Slip ‘n’ Slide on the green. And to make it a full-on festive day out, the Lunch & Splash package lets you continue the fun at Splash Waterpark!
Time: 25th December 2019, from 11am.
Price: IDR 700,000 for adults for lunch only or IDR 300,000 for kids. Lunch & Splash packages are IDR 950,000 and IDR 480,000, respectively.
Best for Ibizan beach club vibes: Dine & Delight at Café Del Mar
The Christmas feast: A sophisticated, share-style set menu feast at Bali’s lavish new beach club, Café del Mar Bali. Pulling out all the stops for its first festive season, expect decadent dishes like prawn-stuffed barramundi, roast chicken with black garlic stuffing, and to finish, a custard tart garnished with Christmas spices, plus that all-important pavlova.
The trimmings: Prime sunset seats, world-class beats and a buzzing beach club atmo ’til late.
Time: 25th December 2019, from 5pm.
Price: IDR 950,000++ per person.
Best for a seafood spread: Feast of the Seven Fishes at Hippie Fish
The Christmas feast: A luscious and festive seafood spread prepared in true Mediterranean-style, dished up to share to capture the spirit of the moment – conviviality, lavish hearty food, and of course – bubbles! Think tuna crudo and black mussels to start, followed by chargrilled Barramundi, grilled prawns and Hippie Fish’s signature Seafood Fregola.
The trimmings: An acoustic band will be bringing the festive vibes, alongside drinks packages and the option to level-up your seafood feast with a half-lobster!
Time: 25th December 2019, from 12pm.
Price: IDR 499,000++ per person for food plus a welcome drink. Add on a free-flow standard alcohol package for IDR 490,000++, or IDR 990,000++ for premium alcohol. A bottomless infused-gin package is also available from IDR 250,000++.
Best for a bikini-clad Christmas: Twelve Tropical Days of Christmas at OMNIA
The Christmas feast: A sun-soaked twelve-day party on the Uluwatu clifftops as part of OMNIA Bali’s merry-making party marathon! Think swimsuits, Santa hats and sensational sounds from an epic line-up of international and local DJs, for twelve days running!
The trimmings: There’ll be treats galore, seasonal cheer from the fabulous OMNIA team, sparkling views of the Indian Ocean, and tropical vibes aplenty!
Time: 25th December 2019, from 11am.
Best for a beachside feast: Eat, Drink & Be Merry at SugarSand
The Christmas feast: A five-course set menu Christmas Lunch by the beach at SugarSand. Expect extraordinary Christmas-inspired creations like cured scallop with an apple-fennel dressing, BBQ quail with a sherry jus, and Christmas pudding with almond and raspberry.
The trimmings: The set menu comes with an option free-flow beverage menu featuring Christmassy cocktails. Think G&Ts with red apple and cinnamon, and Espresso Martinis with butterscotch.
Time: 25th December 2019, from 12pm – 4pm.
Price: IDR 650,000 nett per person for food only, or IDR 1,200,000 nett with free-flow beverages.
Best for a buffet brunch: Christmas Day Brunch at Cucina
The Christmas feast: Sofitel Bali’s legendary Sunday brunch will be getting a festive makeover this Christmas. Joining the always-epic spread of Mediterranean brunch classics, you’ll be invited to feast on roast meats and home-style dishes, alongside a roast turkey and all the Christmassy sides.
The trimmings: There’ll be a live acoustic band playing Christmas classics, plus a children’s choir singing carols, a magician’s performance, and the chance to have your photo taken with Santa.
Time: 25th December 2019, 11am – 3pm.
Price: IDR 899,000++ per person. Add IDR 399,000++ for a drinks package or IDR 999,000++ for the premium package.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC Lot N5, Nusa Dua, p. +62 +62 361 849 2888
Best for foodies: The Astor Diamond Champagne Christmas Brunch at Kayuputi
The Christmas feast: A decadent and gastronomical journey showcasing the finest Asian-inspired, haute cuisine with plenty of bubbly. We’re talking a seemingly endless parade of oysters, lobster, caviar, foie gras, fresh seafood and high grade meats across a fabulous a la carte menu.
The trimmings: Brunch is inclusive of complimentary aperitifs and hand-crafted canapés in the King Cole bar to start from 11am – 12pm.
Time: 25th December 2019, 11am – 3pm.
Price: IDR 1,700,000nett for brunch only, or IDR 2,100,000 nett inclusive of Champagne, wines, cocktails & digestives.
Best for an island-style feast: Christmas Lunch at The Lawn Canggu
The Christmas feast: A grand buffet-style feast beside the Canggu seaside, dishing up an incredible spread of island-style Christmas treats. Think glazed turkey and a whole smoked ham, plus an entire selection of sweets, salads, sides, and appetisers, like charcuterie, cheese boards, house-made cured salmon and sooo much more.
The trimmings: The lunch will be joined by all-day entertainment and two-for-one poolside cocktails to keep the festivities alive the whole day through.
Time: 25th December 2019, 11am – 3pm.
Price: IDR 650,000++ for the buffet and free-flow juices & infused water, or IDR 1,000,000++ with free-flow wine, sparkling and Christmas cocktails. For kids aged 3-12 years-old, the price is just IDR 300,000++.
Best for beach-aholics: A Beachfront Christmas Lunch at Sundays Beach Club
The Christmas feast: A special festive menu served up on the sparkling white sands of this iconic beach club. Expect Christmas classics like roasted Porchetta (cooked up on a rotisserie) and traditional trifle for dessert. If spending Christmas on the beach sounds like your kinda thang, this one’s for you.
The trimmings: To get into the beachside Christmas spirit, there’ll be pineapples cooking on the barbecue and wood-roasted pumpkin – wrapped up in picture-perfect paradisal surrounds.
Time: From 9am onwards.
Price: IDR 550,000 for adults for entrance and IDR 350,000 towards F&B credit. For kids, it’s IDR 2o0,000 for entrance with IDR 150,000 F&B credit.
Sundays Beach Club, Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. + 62 361 848 2111
Best for a traditional roast: A Christmas Roast Dinner at Jemme
The Christmas feast: A three-course traditional Christmas roast with all the trimmings – think roast turkey, beef or pork with creamy cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, brussels sprouts and even cranberry and bread sauce.
The trimmings: There’ll be mulled wine or eggnog on arrival, a Christmas choir, crackers, mini homemade mince pies, and a whole lotta festive cheer – not to mention a visit from Santa!
Time: 25th December 2019, Three seatings at 12pm, 4pm & 8pm.
Price: IDR 795,000++ per person including welcome drink, mince pies and after-dinner coffee.
Jemme Bali, Jl Petitenget No.28, Seminyak, p. +62 361 4732 392
Best for a French feast: A Gastronomique Celebration at Mozaic Restaurant
The Christmas feast: A six- or eight-course set menu featuring produce from the seas, fields and forests, with Mozaic’s signature culinary magic that applies French techniques to the best local and imported ingredients. Think Tasmanian Salmon cured with beetroot, Javanese Kluwek and seasonal mango, and ‘Iberico Pluma’ Pork with Balinese blood sausage and nutmeg.
The trimmings: The restaurant will be fabulously decorated with spices and natural ingredients. It will be unmistakably Christmas.
Time: 25th December 2019, from 12pm for lunch, and from 6pm for dinner.
Price: IDR 1,250,000++ for six-courses and IDR 1,600,000++ for eight-courses for lunch. For dinner, it’s IDR 1,350,000++ for six-courses and IDR 1,700,000++ for eight-courses. Premium wine pairing also available.
Best for brunch & beats: A Super Brunch at Starfish Bloo
The Christmas feast: A supercharged gourmet spread that Santa and his elves would be proud of. Think lavish seafood and a seemingly never-ending buffet featuring a very special Canadian lobster bisque.
The trimmings: The brunch will be paired with pumped-up beats from W’s world-class DJs.
Time: 25th December 2019, 12pm – 4pm.
Price: IDR 2,200,000 per person for food plus bubbles.
Best for a sustainable celebration: Festive Feasting at Desa Potato Head
The Christmas feast: A series of festive feasts at three of Desa Potato Head’s boundary-breaking venues. Choose from a Sustainable Seafood Feast at Ijen (Indonesia’s first-ever zero-waste restaurant), a Poolside Picnic at Potato Head Beach Club (helloooo charcuterie boards and bubbles), or an Indonesian family Feast at Kaum.
The trimmings: Ocean views, convivial Christmas vibes and feel-good, earth-friendly concepts.
Time: 25th December 2019, varying times.
Price: Varying prices at varying venues.
Desa Potato Head, Jl Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, p. +62 361 4737979
Best for families: Christmas Lunch at Seminyak Italian Food
The Christmas feast: A family-style shared four-course set Christmas Lunch at Seminyak Italian Food, complete with easy breezy outdoor trattoria vibes and a classic carved Christmas turkey.
The trimmings: This traditional lunch will be joined by cotton candy, Christmas bonbons and treats from Santa for the kiddos, plus a live performance from a band to serenade the occasion.
Time: 25th December 2019, 12pm onwards
Price: IDR 499,000++ per person. Special prices for children.
Seminyak Italian Food at Double-Six Luxury Hotel, No. 66, Double Six Beach, Seminyak, p. +62 361 734 300
Best for wine connoisseurs: A Christmas Day Dinner at The Restaurant
The Christmas feast: A very special six-course dinner at The Restaurant on Christmas night. The menu offers a choice of wine pairing, and will feature gourmet takes on homely Christmas cuisine, like stuffed lamb with herbs, and a raspberry and milk chocolate yule log for dessert.
The trimmings: The evening will be serenaded by a captivating live pianist, performing all of your favourite Christmas classics within the sophisticated and elegant ambiance.
Time: 25th December 2019, 7pm onwards
Price: IDR 1,250,000++ per person for dinner only, or IDR 1,950,000++ with wine pairing.
The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak, Bali, Jl Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, p. +62 361 730 622
Best for a boozy brunch: Bottomless Christmas Brunch at Mano Beach House
The Christmas feast: A very merry bottomless Christmas brunch beside the Seminyak seaside at Mano Beach House. Celebrate overlooking the ocean while enjoying a special a la carte menu and unlimited alcoholic drinks.
The trimmings: Ocean views, laid-back live beats and a family-friendly vibe.
Time: 25th December 2019, 9am – 3pm
Price: A la carte menu from IDR 75.000++ per dish. Add on an unlimited alcoholic drinks package for two hours for IDR 550.000++ per person.
Best for the kids: Fun Christmas Brunch at Prego
The Christmas feast: Make your way to Prego for a Fun Christmas Brunch featuring all of your favourite festive treats that make the holidays so special. A delicious buffet of Italian fare will feature a live grill and much more from the Prego chefs, plus plenty of interactive activities for the kiddos.
The trimmings: Lots of fun and games in the festive atmosphere of the Prego garden. There will be a magician, a balloonist, photo opportunities with Santa, live music and a tug-of-war for adults.
Time: 25th December 2019, 11.30am – 3pm
Price: IDR 650,000++ per adult and IDR 325,000++ for kids aged 6-12.
Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 771906
Best for Christmassy vibes: Christmas Brunch at Seasalt
The Christmas feast: A sumptuous Christmas Brunch with an extravagant menu of traditional specialties and gourmet treats galore (think roasted 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 trimmings: The brunch will come with stunning ocean views, plenty of Christmas cheer, live music from Leanna Rachel and all of our fave bites from Seasalt’s seafood Sunday brunch.
Time: 25th December 2019, 12pm – 4pm
Price: IDR 800.000++ per person for food and a welcome cocktail plus 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 beachy vibes: KU DE TA Christmas Lunch
The Christmas feast: Bring the whole family for a holly-jolly tropical Christmas at KU DE TA, where a a playful yet traditional Christmas lunch will be served up across six nostalgic courses, best paired with festive cocktails to add to the Christmas magic!
The trimmings: The kids can get stuck into a bucket load of surprises, including arts & crafts, goodies from Santa, and so much more – all beside the Seminyak seaside.
Time: 25th December 2019, 12pm – 4pm.
Price: IDR 950,000++ for adults, IDR 350,000++ for kids.
Best for everything: Christmas Day at Mulia Bali
The Christmas feast: Get ready for one helluva Christmas banquet at each of Mulia Bali’s five-star dining destinations. From Japanese Teppanyaki at Edogin, to lavish traditional Christmas spreads at Soleil and The Cafe, plus a “Chopsticks and Wreaths” Cantonese buffet dinner at Table8 – there’s something for every flavour of festivity at Mulia Bali.
The trimmings: Fine food, opulent surroundings and free-flow beverage packages at affordable prices.
Time: Brunch & dinner options available.
Price: Prices vary at each restaurant.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 36 1301 7777
Best for Christmas night: Christmas Buffet at Omang Omang
The Christmas feast: Taking place on Christmas night, a Christmas buffet at Omang Omang restaurant will feature classic dishes such as turkey, honey-glazed ham, log cake and many more, served up alongside family-style meals in tranquil surroundings.
The trimmings: The buffet includes a welcome sparkling cocktail to toast to the occasion.
Time: 6pm onwards.
Price: IDR 780k ++ per adult.
Keep your eyes peeled for more Christmas dinners & announcements here – more TBA!