Festive Dining Sorted: Newmark’s irresistible festive season menus this year
The festive season is almost here and what would December be without delicious Christmas Eve dinners, lunches and New Year’s Eve celebrations to look forward to? From skyscrapers to the African bush, wherever you plan to spend your holidays, Newmark chefs are going all out in the preparation of lavish Christmas Eve dinners, lunches, and New Year’s Eve menus.
Here's a rundown of some of Newmark’s world-class options to help you celebrate the momentous end to 2023 in style.
The Christmas menu at the Winchester Hotel in Sea Point is Mediterranean with an Oriental twist. Try charred edamame with Tandoori Oil or Za'atar flatbread followed by mains of lamb shank, beetroot risotto and Greek salad. Dessert is spiced amarula custard bread pudding or lemon sabayon tart. New Year's Eve dinner kicks off with oysters, mussels and short rib ends. Then it’s dry aged rump or wood-fired seafood platter with a side of aubergine kebabs. Raise a toast to the new year over chocolate mousse or Cape brandy pudding. All meals can be shared between two. Book here.
Experience our buffet-style Christmas Day lunch and dinner at GINJA Restaurant with salads, hot carvery, a variety of breads and desserts. Our New Year’s Eve menu includes oysters and bubbly on arrival followed by canape starter with mains including marinated beef, Cape Malay line fish and lamb. Enjoy the sounds of Timothy De Monk who will be performing with a pianist and saxophonist.
For a regal Christmas, come to Dash Restaurant at the Queen Victoria Hotel for plush dining. Our Christmas Lunch offers you sourdough bread, fresh salads, Turkey roulade, Madras lentil curry and cocktail eggnog. We also have a pianist lined up for you on Christmas day and New Year’s Eve. Book now.
Longing to try the boma experience? December is the ideal time, with our scintillating Christmas dinner menu at Babohi Lodge situated in Waterberg at the Qwabi Private Game Reserve. Start your evening with smoked pork neck and homemade pumpkin chutney and ciabatta, followed by roasted lamb or stuffed turkey, potjie, roasted vegetables, salads and triple chocolate trifle for dessert. View our full menu.
Nkomanzi Private Game Reserve
Situated in Emanza, Nkomazi Private Game Reserve is a UNESCO heritage site and boasts some of the most majestic wildlife and natural landscapes. Celebrate Christmas with us under the African sky. Christmas dinner begins with a watermelon and feta starter salad, followed by main dishes of gammon, stuffed lamb or roast chicken complemented with savoury Christmas rice, hazelnut and honey carrots, and traditional roast potatoes. Feast on crème brulée or mini cheesecake for dessert ‒ it’s pure heaven! View the Christmas menu.
Kashew Restaurant at The Catalyst Hotel offers the best of city festive dining for anyone in Johannesburg this December. Our Christmas buffet menu includes the likes of stuffed snoek, honey-glazed gammon, and garlic infused roast potatoes with Christmas cake, eggnog and sticky toffee pudding. Join us for a New Years Eve braai, including stuffed mushrooms, boerewors, lamb chops and milk tarts or fruit salad for dessert. Book now.
Mystik Lifestyle Boutique Hotel
Have an island-style Christmas with white sandy beaches and a sun kissed ocean breeze at Mystik Lifestyle Boutique Hotel in Mauritius. Be spoiled for choice with our Christmas Eve menu, Christmas menu and New Year’s Eve menu, offering the likes of lamb shank, steaks, shrimp, duck and soups, with mixed berry sabayon and more for your sweet tooth.
Located on the on the edge of Unguja Island, Chuini Zanzibar Lodge is a holiday destination of dreams. Celebrate the magic of this festive season with a Christmas Lunch or New Years Eve Dinner at Chuini Lodge, where the air is filled with the aroma of traditional delights and the ambiance sparkles with festive cheer. Book now
Make your Christmas and New Year memorable with Newmark Hotels’ plentiful offerings from city to safari dining that will delight the senses as you celebrate festivities with loved ones.