Don't get your tinsel in a tangle - here are Bali's best brunches, buffets & free-flow feasts this Christmas 2023. Bring on the stretchy pants!
So, you’re spending Christmas 2023 in Bali (high five!). Whether you’re a local Bali resident or you’re flying in for the holidays, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s plenty of festive things to do and delicious places to eat this Christmas in Bali.
Yep, luckily for us festive folk, the island’s best restaurants, bars and beach clubs sure know how to celebrate with plenty of yuletide cheer. 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 Santa Claus himself. Consider this your Christmas 2023 gift from us!
CHRISTMAS IN BALI 2023
The best buffets, free-flow brunches & festive things to do
1. Christmas Day Brunch at Seasalt
The Christmas feast: A sumptuous Christmas Day Brunch at Seasalt with an extravagant menu of traditional specialties and gourmet treats galore (think roasted turkey and spiced pork belly). All of this will be 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 and all of our fave bites from Seasalt’s Sunday brunch. Little ones can try their hand at decorating a gingerbread house, and Santa and his Lady Elf will be making an appearance too!
Time: 25th December, 12pm – 4pm.
Where: Seasalt – Jl Taman Ganesha No.9, Petitenget, Seminyak.
Psst – Bali’s Christmas Day events are still being finalised, so here’s a peek as what happened last year!
Christmas Day on the beach at Sundays Beach Club
The Christmas feast: Follow the jingle of Santa and his sandy feet to Sundays Beach Club, because this iconic oceanfront destination will be hosting Christmas Day on the beach with all the bells, whistles and bikinis! There’ll also be a special Christmas menu to graze on, including oysters, turkey yakitori, Christmas ham bahn mi and roast beef too. Top tip: come early for general admission as it’s first-come-first-serve with no bookings available, or to secure your spot on the beach, go big with a VIP Bungalow or VIP Sunbed booking.
The trimmings: Throughout the day there’ll be a DJ and electric guitarist, and an acoustic performance and percussionist, as well as a special visit from a Balinese Santa and his Santarinas!
Time: 25th December, 10am to 8pm.
Place: Sundays Beach Club – Jl Pantai Sel. Gau Banjar Wijaya Kusuma – Ungasan.
Festive feasting at Potato Head Beach Club
The Christmas feast: Settle into Seminyak’s most iconic beach club on Christmas Day with friends, family and an indulgent shared platter of locally sourced goodies. We’re talking smoked and grilled meats, cold cuts, freshly caught seafood and plant-based options too. Each platter is big enough for two to share, ideal for grazing throughout the day and into the evening.
The trimmings: The platters will be served poolside, with music playing throughout the day, and sun-soaked, sparkling vibes just footsteps from the beach.
Time: 25th December, from 9am til late.
Place: Potato Head Beach Club – Jl Petitenget No 51B, Seminyak.
A Merry Meal at Padma Resort Ubud
The Christmas feast: On Christmas night nestled deep in the jungle, Padma Resort Ubud will be cooking up a three-course Christmas dinner at The Puhu Restaurant, where you’ll get to feast on house-made Christmas classics, like honey-glazed lamb, a prawn ravioli, and the chef’s special deconstructed Black Forest dessert. Keep your eyes peeled, because Santa and his Lady Elf will be stopping by too!
The trimmings: Throughout Christmas Day from 10am – 7pm, the kid’s club will be treating little guests to Santa games, gingerbread decorating and even a special gift from the The Big Man in Red, all for just IDR 189,000+ per child.
Time: 25th December, from 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Place: Padma Resort Ubud – Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu Payangan, Ubud.
Two Super Brunches at W Bali – Seminyak
The Christmas feast: For a Christmas feast that even Santa and his elves would be proud of, head to W – Bali Seminyak for its Christmas Day Super Brunches. This iconic Seminyak resort will be dishing up two buffet brunches at two of its most decadent dining destinations: one at Starfish Bloo and one at Fire. Both Super Brunches will be laying out the must-have Christmas staples, like roast turkey with all the trimmings, a leg of lamb and even stollen and Christmas pud for dessert.
The trimmings: There’ll also be fresh seafood from the ice-carving station, smoked deli meats, cured charcuterie, a selection of cheeses, and all-time favourites from around the world, like Argentinean steaks, Indian curries, Singaporean pepper crab, Japanese yakitori and soooo much more. Psst – you’ll want to save space for all the Christmas desserts too!
Time: 25th December, from 12pm – 4pm.
Place: W Bali – Seminyak – Jl Petitenget, Seminyak.
Christmas Day Buffet at CasCades
The Christmas feast: A sumptuous Christmas Day lunch or dinner fit for a King (whilst overlooking Ubud’s Valley of the Kings) at CasCades restaurant, with an extravagant, gourmet spread of traditional roasts and salads served up buffet-style at the carvery station. Think glazed roast turkey with cranberry sauce, honey smoked ham and marinated prime ribs too.
The trimmings: All this will be merrily served up with a traditional Balinese dance performance, overlooking the lush jungle valley…
Time: 25th December, 12pm – 2pm for lunch, or 6pm – 8.30pm for dinner.
Place: CasCades Restaurant – Jl Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud.
Christmas Carnival Brunch at Daily Social
The Christmas feast: A Christmas brunch buffet with colourful carnival vibes at Daily Social, the newest foodie destination at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Overlooking the iconic Kuta Beach, delicious cuisines from around the world will be dished up from the live cooking stations, featuring all of your favourite Christmas classics. And to get you feeling extra merry, you can also choose to add-on free-flow beverage packages too.
The trimmings: To up the Christmas ante, there’ll be Christmas craft making for the kids, and Santa will be making an appearance too!
Time: 25th December, 12pm – 3.30pm.
Place: Daily Social at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort – Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta.
REN Christmas Day Bubbly Brunch at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu
The Christmas feast: To get you into the festive spirit with tropical vibes aplenty, this Christmas Day, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu will be dishing up a bubbly Christmas brunch at Double Ikat Restaurant. The bountiful spread will feature global classics and seasonal favourites too, including juicy roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, artisanal cheese, and so much more. And while parents raise a glass of bubbles to the occasion, the kids can join in on the festive fun with Christmas-themed kids’ activities throughout the day.
The trimmings: There’ll be Christmas carols, a live acoustic performance, a visit from Santa, and of course, those kids activities! Not to mention, the option to add-on free-flow bubbles, cocktails and beers. Cheers!
Time: 25th December, from 12pm – 4pm.
Place: Double Ikat Restaurant at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu – Jl Pantai Balangan I No.1, Ungasan.
Christmas brunch and dinner at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
The Christmas feast: To really celebrate Christmas in style, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is putting on not one, but two fabulous feasts on Christmas Day. Kicking off the gourmet celebrations is a Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at Makase, with an endless spread of cold cuts, cheeses, barbecued seafood, pizza, and a Christmas carvery station. Then, in the evening, head over to the beachfront for a six-course Modern Japanese Dinner at SugarSand, featuring ginger-sesame salmon, sushi, sashimi, tiger prawns and marinated baby chicken.
The trimmings: The brunch at Makase will be served up alongside Christmas carols, a magician, live music and a visit from Santa, while dinner at SugarSand will graced by a breathtaking Seminyak sunset and a live DJ performance.
Time: 25th December, 12.30pm – 3.30pm for brunch, and 6pm – 10pm for dinner.
Place: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach – Jl Camplung Tanduk No.10, Seminyak.
Christmas Brunch by the beach at Eight Degrees South Restaurant at Conrad Bali
The Christmas feast: Nothing beats a long and lazy Christmas brunch by the beach, so this year, head to the beachfront of Conrad Bali for a sumptuous Mediterranean buffet brunch at Eight Degrees South Restaurant. There’ll be fresh pastries, seafood, meat carving stations, salads and an oh-so sweet dessert corner with gelato and cakes. Take a dip in the pool or nearby ocean in between plates for the ultimate seaside Christmas brunch!
The trimmings: You’ll want to visit Conrad Bali in the lead-up to Christmas too, because they’ll be hosting a pop-up “Festive Arcade” marketplace and retail village featuring over 20 of Bali’s artisans in sustainable art, local crafts, home decor, natural skincare, jewellery, fashion, food, drinks and more. There’ll even be daily demos, talks, tastings, workshops and craft corners, so you can really delve deep into this Festive Arcade!
Time: 25th December, 12pm – 3pm for the brunch || December 10th – 25th for the Festive Arcade.
Place: Eight Degrees South Restaurant at Conrad Bali – Jl Pratama No.168, Tanjung Benoa.
Christmas Brunchcation at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
The Christmas feast: Settle in for an entire day full of festive deliciousness at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. Expect a bountiful festive display of seafood, roasts and cuts from the fire, including suckling pig on a spit, a giant lobster ice sculpture, sushi, sashimi and a flaming grill on standby ready to cook your food to-order. Save space for the chocolate fountain, gelato counter, fruits and cheeses for dessert.
The trimmings: The Brunchcation will include festive fun for kids, a visit from Santa Claus, live entertainment and festive activities for all – Christmassy vibes included!
Time: 25th December, 12pm – 3.30pm.
Where: Pala Restaurant at The Apurva Kempinski Bali – Jl Raya Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua.
A three-course Christmas celebration at The Blue Door
The Christmas feast: Tuck in to a three-course festive menu at The Blue Door in Ubud, featuring the likes of pumpkin bisque, prawns served with a truffle cauliflower velouté, and Wagyu marbling. Make it a lively Christmas with family and friends, with live music throughout the day and fun games too.
The trimmings: There’ll also be a two-hour free-flow drinks package that can be added to your lunch or dinner. Christmas cocktails and bubbles will also be available to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Time: 25th December, 12pm till late.
Where: The Blue Door – Jl Monkey Forest, Ubud
Christmas Experience Dinner at Sa’Mesa
The Christmas feast: Make it an authentic and lively Italian Christmas at Sa’Mesa – a totally different dinner experience where a theatrical parade of 15 – 20 surprise dishes are served family-style across three long tables. While you won’t know exactly what you’ll be served, expect to see some of Sa’Mesa’s Italian-inspired favourites, like the tuna crudo, the chargrilled whole red snapper, and a homemade mushroom risotto.
The trimmings: Christmas dinner includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, plus free-flow Limoncello throughout the evening. Or, choose to pair your feast with free-flow bubbles: Bruno Paillard Cuvee Champagne, no less.
Time: 25th December, 4pm – 8.30pm.
Where: Sa’Mesa – Jl Tanah Barak No.1e, Canggu,
A five-course Christmas Day Dinner at Copper Kitchen, Bar & Rooftop
The Christmas feast: With the gleaming stars above and a kids’ choir with traditional angklung instruments, Copper Kitchen will be igniting the magic of Christmas with a five-course dinner at this open-air rooftop destination. Expect Christmas classics like roasted turkey, sticky honey and mustard glazed ham, and herb-crusted roast beef, finished with chocolate parfait or a pandan brûlée. Yum!
The trimmings: There’ll be turkey carving, surprise gifts from Santa, and of course, a live performance from the choir.
Time: 25th December, 5.30pm – 11pm.
Where: Copper Kitchen, Bar & Rooftop at Bisma Eight – Jl Bisma, Ubud.
Christmas Day Brunch at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
The Christmas feast: Joyeux Noel! This Christmas, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is treating you to a Christmas day brunch at not one, but two of its hottest dining spots. You can feast on a Mediterranean brunch at Cucina in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere, or head to Kwee Zeen for an elevated, spice-packed pan-Asian dining experience.
The trimmings: Your Christmas brunch will be accompanied by entertainment galore! Munch and chat away as a live acoustic band and children’s choir sets a peaceful yet lively vibe. Keep your eyes peeled for the very special magician’s performance, and don’t forget to snap a photograph with Santa!
Time: 25th December, 11am – 3pm at Cucina, and 12pm – 4pm at Kwee Zeen.
Place: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort – ITDC Tourism Complex Lot N5, Nusa Dua.
A Village Square Christmas Dinner at Andaz Bali
The Christmas feast: Get ready to mingle at this community-style Christmas feast at Village Square – Andaz Bali’s culinary hub that’s home to four delicious dining destinations. On Christmas night, three of these restaurants will be dishing up their own special three-course menu to create a village-style dining experience. All you have to do is decide whether you fancy Sate Maranggi from Wok Wok, succulent beef tenderloin from Fire Fox, or Blue Oven’s signature roast duck…
The trimmings: It takes a village to really ignite the festive spirit, so expect plenty of Christmas cheer, a community atmosphere, and the option to pair your dinner with Christmas-themed artisan cocktails!
Time: 25th December, 7pm – 11pm.
Place: Andaz Bali, Jl Danau Tamblingan No.89A, Sanur.
Christmas Day Brunch at Mulia Bali
The Christmas feast: Get ready for one helluva Christmas banquet at Mulia Bali’s five-star dining destination, Soleil. Bring your tinsel-hemmed bikini, because Soleil dishes up a seaside Christmas dinner with amazing delicacies from the Mediterranean and across Asia, topped off with free-flow beverage packages. Feast on all-you-can-order traditional Christmas classics, theatrical live stations and a selection of fine signature dishes from around the world. Psst – don’t miss the dessert wonderland!
The trimmings: Fine food, opulent surroundings and lavish Christmas decorations to add to the decadent vibes.
Time: 25th December, 11am – 3pm.
Where: Soleil at Mulia Bali – Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua.
Christmas Lunch at KYND Cafe
The Christmas feast: A three-course Christmas lunch, KYND-style! There’ll be plant-based turkey, vegan wellington and all the yummy trimmings – think glazed carrots, cranberry sauce and smashed spuds, as well as drool-worthy vegan desserts!
The trimmings: Expect candy-cane cocktail specials, Christmas bon-bons, live music and plenty of KYND Christmas cheer!
Time: 25th December, 12pm – 3pm.
Place: Kynd Cafe – Jl Petitenget No.12, Seminyak