Where to dine out on Christmas Eve and Day in Dhaka


“Tis the season to be jolly” – as the holiday season starts across the western countries. Christmas celebration and the holiday week have been an intricate part of western culture for centuries. Gradually the holiday festivities and merriment caught up in Bangladesh as well. On that note, Christmas and New years have particularly made their way to the local celebrations. Upscale hotels across Dhaka have become a hub for these celebrations. With that said, here are the best hotels and restaurants in Dhaka to celebrate Christmas lunch or dinner.

Best Hotels and Restaurants in Dhaka to Celebrate Christmas Lunch and Dinner

Most of the restaurants that offer specialized dinner menus at Christmas are high-end ones and have limited capacities. It is suggested to book early for a table through their contact channels.

Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Pan Pacific Sonargaon has been organizing festive programs for a long time now. Their main focus always centers around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Like every year, diners can take part in the day-long festivities and program on Christmas day. There is also a buffet option at their café Bazar on the eve and Christmas day. The price of the buffet is 4500 BDT with a buy 1 gets 1 offer on selected cards.

The Way Dhaka

The Way Dhaka is one of the recent international chains that opened in Dhaka. Situated at the heart of the Gulshan business district, The Way offers some of the most exquisite oriental and Mediterranean dining experiences.

Their signature in-house restaurant, Top of the Way will host a Christmas dinner this year. The buffet dinner is priced at 5499 BDT with a buy 1 get 2 options. The multi-cuisine experience with a live kitchen can be a great way to enliven the Christmas merriment. Their Facebook Page has reservation details.

Elements by InterContinental Dhaka

Elements by InterContinental Dhaka is a well known continental cuisine restaurant in Dhaka. Their range of items and ambiance makes it a perfect dining spot for couples and family outings.

Like every year, the restaurant is offering a specialized buffet for Christmas dinner at 6500 BDT. There is a buy 1 get 1 option on selected cards. Diners will have to make a reservation as the places are limited. Reservations can be made through the contacts on their Facebook Page.

Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden

Situated in Airport Road, Radisson Blu Dhaka is part of the global international chain, the Radisson Blu hotels. This 4-star hotel takes on a scintillating look for the occasion of Christmas and new year.

Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden

Christmas decoration at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden

This year Radisson has come up with several dining options for Christmas eve as well as Christmas day celebrations. Diners can enjoy a special Christmas day dinner buffet at their in-house restaurant, the Water Garden Brasserie. The buffet will cost 4100 BDT per person with the buy 1 get 1 option available on selected cards. Reservations can be made through their Facebook Page.

The Raintree Dhaka

The Raintree Dhaka is a 5-star contemporary boutique hotel situated in Banani. Their luscious infinity pool at the heart of Dhaka offers some of the best views of Dhaka city. Raintree Dhaka also provides staycation options that make for a perfect city retreat.

This Christmas, Raintree Dhaka introduced a 4-course candlelight dinner for couples. It’s a perfect romantic getaway for couples looking to spend some quality time. The price of the course dinner is also reasonable at 2555+ BDT. Reservations can be made through their Facebook Page.

Renaissance Dhaka

Renaissance Dhaka is situated in Gulshan. This upscale hotel is part of the Marriot International, a global hospitality conglomerate. The hotel is known for its assortment of global cuisines. Each of their items is prepared by internationally recognized in-house chefs. The hotel has a year-round buffet and multi-course cuisines for diners.

Like other rated hotels, Renaissance Dhaka also introduced a special Christmas day dinner buffet for the diners. The oriental-themed buffet costs 6000 BDT and comes with a buy 1 get 1 option. Tables can be reserved on their website and Facebook Page.

The Midori by Lakeshore

The Midori is a boutique hotel by Lakeshore. The hotel is situated in Gulshan 2, one of the more picturesque locations of Dhaka. The Midori holds several programs and dine-in options every year in the holiday season. Typically, the hotel has programs on Christmas eve, a children’s program on Christmas Day, and new years eve.

This year, Midori has introduced a Christmas eve dinner buffet and a Christmas day brunch at their Savannah restaurant. The dinner buffet will cost 3500 BDT whereas the Christmas day brunch will cost 3000 BDT. There is a buy 1 get 1 offer them so make sure to book a table beforehand through their Facebook Page.

Ascott Hotels Dhaka

Nestled in the Baridhara diplomatic zone, the Ascott Hotels offers a cozy staycation experience for its clients. They have two separate hotels within Baridhara. Those are: Ascott the residence and Ascott the Palace. Both of the hotels offer an amazing dine-in experience.

The Christmas programs are exclusive to the ”Ascott the residence”. The chill n grill restaurant hosts a special Christmas eve BBQ buffet. The Christmas day brunch is hosted by the Royal Treat restaurant. Diners need to pre-book for the dinner and brunch through their contact channels. The dinner costs 3000 BDT whereas the brunch costs 2000 BDT per person.

Golden Tulip – The Grandmark Dhaka

The Grandmark Dhaka is situated in Banani. The hotel is part of the Grandmark international chain of 4-star restaurants. Each year, the hotel hosts one of the best Christmas buffets in Dhaka. Their 100+ items range from fusion to oriental to local cuisines.

The buffet dinner is hosted by their in-house restaurant Skyline Tulip. The diners can enjoy the nightscape of Dhaka from the rooftop while having quality time. The price of the buffet is 3500 BDT with the buy 1 gets 1 option on selected cards.

Amari Dhaka

Amari has been one of the pioneers in holiday celebrations in Dhaka. The restaurant has some of the most exciting offers and packages centered around the holiday season, particularly Christmas.

This year, Amari Dhaka has introduced several festive packages as part of their timeless celebration. The packages range from couple to family. In addition to that, the signature Christmas dinner buffet is also present. The buffet costs 5500 BDT with the buy 1 get 1 option on selected cards. For reservations and package details, diners will have to call their numbers which can be found on their Facebook page.

Final Words

So far we have discuss some amazing hotels and restaurants in Dhaka to celebrate dinner/ lunch on the Christmas day with family and friends. The traditions and festivities of the holiday season might be new to the masses of Bangladesh. But it is increasingly becoming part of the celebration in the mainstream Bengali culture. To top all of these off, these restaurants might be the perfect holiday getaway for some quality time and fine dining experience.

Source: United News of Bangladesh