Can you believe it’s December already? With it comes Christmas, one of the year’s most festive seasons! Happiness and warmth fill up this month, and the city rejoices with beautiful decorations all over. Hotels and resorts all over town have also taken their festive game to the next level, preparing themed activities and events, but also filling their lobbies and restaurants with cute and classy Christmas decorations. If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend Christmas with the whole family or round up your besties and head for an unforgettable meal, read on and find out our selection of where to celebrate Christmas in Macau!
Are you ready to end this year in full pomp and circumstance with The Conservatory’s Christmas menus? We love this restaurant and couldn’t be more excited with these deals! Here, you’ll be able to have a true dining experience with a British touch. Besides festive roasts such as roast turkey breast and leg ballotine with cranberry and caraway stuffing, guests can also enjoy the special roast pork shoulder ham created by their sous chef, Ben Hu. This homemade delicacy is marinated for more than 12 hours with various spices and herbs before being slow-cooked for at least 18 hours. The British festive roasts are available between December 23 and 26, 2021. Each dish is priced at MOP $188 per person.
The truth is that The Manor never disappoints. If you want to be sure you’ll have an unforgettable Christmas feast with top-notch recipes made with the freshest ingredients, then this is to place to dine at. From December 24 to 26, they’ll be serving a five-course gourmet lunch on December fitted with themed delicacies such as foie gras terrine, French turbot, and pandoro white chocolate mousse with a choice of a free-flow sparkling or champagne package. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Manor offers a six-course festive set dinner featuring Brittany scampi, artichoke fagottelli with red prawns, rhug estate pheasant, and panettone paired with Valrhona dulce chocolate and earl grey tea ice cream. These festive menus are available from MOP $588 per person.
Hotel Lisboa is one of Macau’s most emblematic hotels, so if tradition is important to you, this is where you should celebrate Christmas! Portuguese restaurant Guincho à Galera’s team is crafting a memorable Christmas Eve dinner menu featuring Boston lobster and a fabulous desserts trolley. At Noite e Dia Café, guests will be delighted with their buffet option featuring delicious themed dishes. Available on December 24 and 25, 2021, it will surely be a feast to remember! A complimentary roasted seafood platter will be served to guests for the festive vibes as well, so gear up and spend Christmas at Hotel Lisboa. Prices vary between MOP $510 (buffet) and MOP $850 (dinner menu) per person.
Mandarin Oriental, Macau has prepared a series of wonderful surprises to celebrate this season! Besides Vida Rica Restaurant’s carefully crafted Christmas Eve and Day menus, it is also hosting The Christmas Chalet at Vida Rica Bar, a wonderful world of themed decorations and food where kids and adults can take a beautiful journey of warmth and love. At this themed happening–available till January 6, 2022–Christmas fans can relish cheese fondue and countless other savory and sweet delicacies. Isn’t this season all about sharing and spending time with loved ones?
The restaurant’s menus are available on Christmas Eve and Day and there’s something for everyone: a four-course beef Wellington degustation menu, a five-course Christmas set dinner menu, and a Christmas Day buffet lunch. These menus are available from MOP $588 per person. The Christmas Chalet can be enjoyed till the start of next year, but it surely has a different vibe when experienced on Christmas Day, don’t you think? This themed happening includes original Swiss raclette, cheese fondue, Alpine cheese, and cold cut selection, a white pizza with black truffles, traditional ham and sausage selections, Christmas pudding, chestnut pavlova, and so many other delights. The Christmas Chalet prices range between MOP $88 and MOP $1,088 per dish, and cocktails cost MOP $88.
Experience a traditional Christmas dinner or lunch surrounded by loved ones at the cozy and cute Café Bela Vista. Facing the hotel’s outdoor area, there’s also a nice balcony where you can chill over food and drinks. Their festive buffets are available on December 24 and 25, 2021, and feature homemade delicacies for everyone to try.
Their Christmas Eve dinner buffet includes shrimp-orange-pomegranate-fennel salad, chicken liver with truffle parfait, a foie gras terrine, but also root vegetable terrine, duck rillettes, hot appetizers like seafood paella, seabass, shrimps, calamari, blue mussels, scallops, chicken, smoked chorizo, lemon wedges, green pea, parsley, and saffron-tomato lobster broth. These start at MOP $398 per adult. Book your table now!
Grill 58 at MGM Cotai
MGM Cotai knows how to celebrate winter like no one! Plan ahead and mark on your calendar: the traditional steakhouse Grill 58 is bringing Christmas Eve and Day menus for everyone. The five-course dinner set and the eight-course Teppanyaki Omakase are only available on December 24 and 25, while the Christmas Brunch can be enjoyed on December 25 and 26. You can even go for one of their dinner sets and try the brunch for a wholesome dining experience! The dinner menus are priced at MOP $788 and MOP $2,388 per person, respectively, while the Christmas brunch is available at MOP $588 per person.
Join friends and family together at mezza9 Macau, while their team skillfully prepares sumptuous delicacies for everyone. From chilled seafood to lobster thermidor or grilled meat, there’s a bit of everything! And because Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some seasonal recipes, they’re also presenting traditional roasted turkey and festive desserts. Join in and savor their irresistible delicacies along with loves ones! Besides this sumptuous Christmas Day lunch, guests will also be able to enjoy three different deals during dinner time, including on Christmas Eve and Day. Menus range between MOP $588 and MOP $1,099 per person.
The Apron Oyster Bar & Grill at Galaxy Macau
This laid-back and modern restaurant offers a festive steak and seafood set menu this Christmas. Celebrate the season with their steak dinner that includes a glass of Mumm Champagne each, served together with Shandi caviar and Kys Marine oysters. It surely doesn’t get classier than this! Guests can also savor grilled jumbo tiger prawns, grilled USA RSF Wagyu striploin, and much more. The menu ends with a Christmas pudding. You can have it for MOP $1,788 for two persons.
The Apron Oyster Bar & Grill G/F, G108, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Galaxy Macau, Cotai, +853 8883 2221, www.galaxymacau.com/apron-oyster-bar-grill-festive-steak-and-seafood-set-menu
Saffron at Banyan Tree
Traditional Thai restaurant Saffron is offering beautifully crafted exotic deals for this Christmas. Only available on December 24 and 25, their buffet includes Thai delicacies for an original celebration. Guests will be able to savor premium ingredients such as caviar, foie gras, Australian prime rib, lobster, snow crab, fresh oyster, and more. There’s also a spread of grilled seafood waiting for you! Food is accompanied by a wide selection of sweet festive treats, classic salads, refreshing appetizers plus free-flow beverages including champagne and house wine.
The buffet is available for MOP $888 per adult and MOP $388 per child. As for the set dinner and lunch, guests can expect delicacies such as red curry giant prawns and stir-fried scallops with sweet basil. You can have this wonderful menu for MOP $898 for two persons.
Saffron Banyan Tree Hotel, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 8883 6061, https://www.galaxymacau.com/merrily-sumptuous-feast-saffron
Sumptuous like no other, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau is also crafting some great themed menus for everyone to savor. If you’re into classic dishes, we suggest booking a table at The Ritz-Carlton Café and having one of their Christmas specials, available on December 24 and 25 for dinner and lunch, respectively. We are also excited for their Buffet de Gourmandise afternoon tea buffet, which is a great option if you prefer to gather a smaller group of people over savories and sweets. This is available between December 23, 2021 and January 2, 2022.
The Ritz-Carlton, Macau’s top-notch restaurant, Lai Heen, is also having a great deal for this Christmas. Available on December 24 and 25 only, the Michelin-starred restaurant’s degustation menu includes Chinese delights such as marinated jellyfish head with cherry and pomelo, double-boiled quail, and dried clam with sea cucumber, and steamed lobster with egg white topped with caviar. The Christmas degustation dinner menu also features the chef’s take on a traditional Christmas turkey with roasted turkey rolled with hawthorn sauce, reflective of Macau’s east-meets-west spirit. Ready to try? These menus can be savored for MOP $2,288 per person.
Churchill’s Table is a truly British establishment right in the heart of Cotai. Here, you’ll be able to savor several themed options, including a Christmas classic tea set, but also Christmas Eve dinner, and a Christmas Day lunch buffet. The afternoon tea includes savory selections such as spiced foie gras mousse on gingerbread with cranberry chutney, smoked salmon with tobiko, and baked mini tartlet with Wicks Manor bacon and Christmas pumpkin cream, but also Christmas gingerbread scones served with homemade jams and Cornish clotted cream prepared tableside, and more.
If you are going out for dinner on December 24 or 25, be sure to book a table at this spot and have their four-course menu featuring foie gras and smoked eel terrine or Santa’s seafood platter, slow-roasted Atlantic cod, or US prime beef tenderloin with pan-fried duck liver, and a sublime sweet note with classic Christmas black forest log. Their Christmas Day lunch buffet includes highlights such as a festive carving station with roast prime beef, turkey, and honey ham. You’ll also be able to savor baked half-Boston lobster, double-boiled sea conch soup, and pan-seared duck liver with Grand Marnier-flambeed cranberries. This buffet is only available on December 25, 2021. Prices for Christmas Eve and Day experiences range between MOP $538 and MOP $788 per person
Copa Steakhouse offers Christmas set menus, featuring traditional Christmas favorites such as roasted turkey roulade, black Angus beef tenderloin Wellington, and Christmas log cake. What’s not to like here? This is the time to be jolly and experience some truly traditional dishes, so be sure to head to one of Macau’s best steakhouses to taste high-quality meat this Christmas. These menus are available from MOP $928 per person.
French cuisine is always a must, especially when celebrating something as important as Christmas. Book your Christmas Eve dinner or Day lunch at The Parisian Macao’s Brasserie and enjoy French delicacies this festive season. Their lunch and dinner set menus (from MOP $348 per person) include classics such as Fine de Claire oysters, braised wagyu beef cheek in burgundy, and country-style foie gras and pork terrine. La Chine is also crafting a seasonal menu to be enjoyed on Christmas Day featuring seared Japanese Miyazaki wagyu beef A5, braised abalone in golden broth, and deep-fried crispy sea cucumber. These can be enjoyed starting at MOP $688 per person.
At Lotus Palace, expect to have a truly Chinese Christmas, with exquisite dishes such as steamed French blue lobster meat and egg white and pan-fried star grouper with fried milk and black truffle Daliang style. Creative and thoughtful, this can be a great way to celebrate the love between friends and family! Lotus Palace’s menu is available from MOP $388 per person.
SW Steakhouse at Wynn Palace
SW Steakhouse just upped its game when it comes to festive dining. If you’re looking for a spot with a luxurious vibe, great food, and a cozy ambiance, then this is the place to head to. Available from December 23 to 26, 2021 the restaurant’s team has crafted a four-course dinner menu featuring milk-fed veal tartare, poached Australian rock lobster, rangers valley tenderloin, and SW Christmas yule log to savor!
Il Teatro at Wynn Macau
Enter this festive season with Italian food from Il Teatro! Wynn Macau’s restaurant is crafting a six-course Christmas festive dinner on both December 24 and 25, 2021 with the one and only, Alba white truffle. This menu includes blue lobster salad, veal agnolotti, risotto alla fonduta to the fassone veal tenderloin. Il Teatro boasts incredible views over the city, so be sure to book your table here for either a romantic Christmas dinner or a family gathering.
L’Attitude is offering a Christmas set menu in the evenings of December 24 and 25, 2021 for guests to celebrate the holiday season over a sumptuous meal. This sumptuous restaurant is offering a six-course Christmas menu that includes chilled abalone with seaweed and yuzu pearls, Boucherie Polmard beef tartare with sea urchin, and gold caviar, French pigeon Wellington with black truffle sauce, and also mint and chocolate Jingle Bell. The festive deal is priced at MOP $1,288 per person so make sure to make your bookings tout de suite!
T for Tapas
Celebrate Christmas in Macau where there are succulent festive roasts like whole turkey, honey-baked gammon ham, and prime rib in the comfort of home. T for Tapas is a beautiful and laid-back place where friends and family can chill and relax over themed drinks and food along with traditional recipes.
Robuchon au Dôme, The Kitchen & Casa Don Alfonso at Grand Lisboa Hotel
Grand Lisboa is also planning grand Christmas dining escapes for everyone looking to combine luxury and tradition. Robuchon au Dôme, The Kitchen, and Casa Don Alfonso are all offering holiday dinner menus for this Christmas. At Robuchon au Dôme, expect Chef Julien Tongourian’s eight-course dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Kitchen will present a sumptuous six-course dinner–for MOP $1,600 per person–to be enjoyed on December 24 and 25. Italian restaurant Casa Don Alfonso is crafting truly Italian Christmas dinner menus featuring traditional holiday dishes for guests to celebrate with friends and family this year. The six-course dinner menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day are all priced at MOP $1,200 per person.
Mesa at Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau
For Portuguese expats living in Macau wondering where to celebrate Christmas this year, Mesa might just be the place! This recently opened restaurant is serving some of Portugal’s most traditional festive dishes. Head there with friends or family and savor dishes like feijoada, roupa Velha, and carabineiro. Served with a contemporary twist, this Portuguese restaurant boasts authentic recipes and a gorgeous environment. What’s not to like? These festive dishes are served on December 24 and 25, 2021 so be sure to hurry up and book your table!
Urban Kitchen at JW Marriott
Have you ever tried celebrating Christmas at a buffet? It certainly allows for a truly diverse dining experience, as there are countless foods to savor, as well as stations to check out. It’s exciting, even! Urban Kitchen’s buffet dinner–available on December 25 and 25–includes beers and wines for adults, as well as removable Christmas tattoos for kids to play with. Besides a vast seafood selection that includes freshly shucked Fine de Claire No.2 and French Tsarskaya oysters and Boston lobsters, there are also festive carving dishes including a classic roasted turkey, glazed Canadian ham with honey orange, and an indulgent Beef Rossini made with duck liver, foie gras sauce, and red wine sauce.
Guests will also be awed by the live cutting performance of a whole yellowfin tuna and can complete the meal on a high note with an array of festive desserts fit for Santa Claus himself like the classic stollen, Italian panettone, pudding fruit cakes, Christmas log cakes, and Christmas cookies, and a limited-edition gluhwein, known as mulled wine, to keep the heart and body warm from the winter outside. This buffet is priced at MOP $988 per adult and MOP $495 per child.