The Best Christmas Lunches in Johannesburg and Surrounds 2023


Make the most of the festive season and celebrate the occasion with loved ones over a marvellous Christmas lunch. Dedicated to everything merry, and enchanting and boasts some of the most idyllic venues in Johannesburg.

Bring along the whole family for a special treat and tuck into a range of food offerings, courses and dishes to tantalise your palate and take in the festive vibes with great entertainment lined up for adults and kids. So come and settle down with a drink or two to toast to the season and take in the breathtaking scenery and merry atmosphere at the festive spots for Christmas.

Christmas Lunches in Johannesburg

The Medley in Sandton and The Collective in Rosebank

Hyatt House Johannesburg is hosting a fully inclusive and Halaal-certified Christmas Brunch buffet with all the traditional trimmings at The Medly in Sandton and The Collective in Rosebank. There will be a cold seafood selection, hot-and-cold buffet options packed with Christmas favourites, and a dessert table. The inclusive three-hour dining package excludes drinks, you can try local wines, beer and non-alcoholic drinks for your own account. 

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Cost: R450pp, book via Dineplan for Sandton or Rosebank, or via

When: Monday, 25 December 2023, from 12pm to 3pm
Where: Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton – 25 Ann Cres, Simba, Sandton | Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank – 28 Tottenham Ave, Melrose, Johannesburg

Website: Sandton – | Rosebank –| Email: | Tel: Sandton – 010 601 1234 | Rosebank – 010 476 1234

Chiefs Boma Restaurant

Chiefs Boma at Indaba Hotel

All about the Christmas spirit at this festive buffet

Celebrate this Christmas lunch that boasts a flavourful symphony of culinary delights at Chiefs Boma. The 300 seater Chiefs Boma African dining experience restaurant, located in the tranquil indigenous gardens of the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre caters for all tastes this festive season.

The Christmas Day Family Buffet Lunch features special Christmas treats, welcome drink on arrival, a Christmas cracker and hat, a Mowana Spa discount voucher per adult and let the kids play in the fun entertainment area whilst enjoying the lunch.

There will also be live entertainment on offer, lucky draw prizes, kiddies entertainment and colouring-in competition and an exclusive visit from Father Christmas himself. Due to popularity, they will be opening two venues for Christmas – Chiefs Boma Restaurant and Kgotla for a Christmas Wonderland. Bookings are essential, please visit for more information.

Cost: R695pp per adult; Children 0 – 2 years eat for free and 3 – 5 years pay R100pp; 6 – 12 years pay R235pp. Book via

When: Monday, 25 December 2023, from 12pm
Where: Chiefs Boma Restaurant, cnr. William Nicol & Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways, Johannesburg

Website: | Email: | Tel: 011 840 6600

Flames restaurant

Flames restaurant

An enchanting Christmas lunch with lots of entertainment

Come and enjoy the festivities with friends and family at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg and let them arrange a magical experience for you and your loved ones as we wave 2023 goodbye.

The celebrations kick off on Christmas Eve Sunday Brunch and continue right through to New Year’s Day. The Christmas lunch features signature festive dishes, holiday cocktails, sharing delights, carols, enchanting entertainment a visit from Santa Claus and other holiday-inspired activities to enjoy with loved ones.

Embrace the festivities in style and savour all-time favourites that encapsulate the spirit of tradition with a uniquely South African twist. Linger under the African skies at Flames Restaurant, transformed for the season into an enchanting festive setting with panoramic views across the city.

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Where: Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg
When: 25 December 2023 | 12pm to 3pm
Cost: R1990 per adult | R1290 per child



A feast to make the most of the merry occasion

Embrace the world of exceptional experiences at Avianto this festive season, synonymous with the luxury and refinement befitting an elite hotel. Let the Christmas vibes sparkle at this idyllic venue and savour the holiday taste with their sumptuous Christmas Lunch.

Bring your family and friends together to celebrate Christmas Day with joy and happiness in an elegant and exclusive atmosphere. The Christmas lunch offers amuse bouche citrus cured salmon served on a beetroot and orange puree, served with sliced radishes and crispy tortilla crisp. There are various options for the starters in this 7-course lunch.

For mains guests can enjoy a fish course that boasts pan-seared kingklip – topped with a mild curry sauce served with a chickpea and coriander ragout accompanied by a homemade mint dressing & pineapple raita. You can also tuck into the meat course that features smoked pork neck with a honey glaze – served on an apple infused mash potato with baby carrots, brussel sprouts and rosemary Jus.

The menu also offers an indulgent chocolate and peanut butter dessert. There is a dedicated kids menu with lots of flavourful food that is especially arranged for them.

Where: Avianto, R114 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift
When: 25 December 2023 | From 1pm
Cost: R1250pp | Children 4 – 12 R625 | Children under for 4 for free

Emperors Palace

Emperors Palace

A royal and fun festive lunch at Emperors Palace

Come and enjoy a magical Christmas lunch at Emperors Palace, home to some of the most elegant settings in Joburg to celebrate the occasion with family, friends and the kids.

Come hungry and ready for a festive-inspired menu that delivers a culinary adventure for all tastebuds. Guests can expect a full menu that will deck the table outstandingly, along with Christmas-themed decor and lit up by the Christmas cheer and spirit of the season. Experience a fitting family occasion, and bring the whole family along for the royal treatment this festive season at Emperors Palace.

Bookings essential:

Where: Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park Johannesburg
When: 25 December 2023 | 11am to 13pm | 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Cost: R425pp and Pensioners | Children ages 3 – 6 R195

Balata Restaurant

Balata Restaurant

Make new fond memories and dine in style

Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable Christmas buffet lunch at the Fairway Hotel’s renowned Balata Restaurant. This festive extravaganza promises to be a culinary journey, nestled within the beautiful Fairway Hotel, Balata Restaurant is a haven for food enthusiasts and families looking to make the most of the holidays.

The menu features traditional Christmas favourites to international delights, there’s something for everyone. And for the little ones (aged 12 and under), it’s only R255 per child, while children under 5 years old dine for free.

The Fairway Hotel’s Balata Restaurant has a well-deserved reputation for delivering exceptional dining experiences, and this Christmas Buffet Lunch promises to be no exception. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive staff, and a mouthwatering menu, you can look forward to a day filled with laughter, joy, and the flavours of the season.

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Where: Balata Restaurant, Randpark Golf Course, Randburg
When: 25 December 2023
Cost: R510pp | Children R255 | Children aged 5 and under dine for free

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