De Kloof Restaurant
For regular patrons, no prompting will be needed, as De Kloof host a feast on Christmas Day. Their five course menu lands at just under R600 pp, it’s emphatically worthwhile, and you’ll need to book to secure a table.
The Centurion flagship eatery of the Leriba Hotel Group, Christmas Day lunch here will set you back R455 pp, but boy, oh boy, you can be sure it will be worth it. Renowned for making a good deal of everything, Hemingway’s host a glorious lunch buffet on Christmas Day.
The Barn Restaurant
Not to be outdone, The Barn will host a Christmas Day breakfast to kick off the day. Their breakfast buffet covers everything from muesli with fruit and farm yoghurt, all the way through to bacon, eggs and sausages. Santa will forgive you for trying a healthy dollop of their syrup flapjacks, and of course, you’ll want some ice cream to top it all off. The breakfast menu is being served from 8.00 until 10.30am, and Christmas hats and crackers are on the house! Kids aged six to 12 cost half price, and little ones under five can eat totally for mahala.
With breakfast that good, you might want to walk it off on the farm and return for Christmas Day lunch. A more copious, savoury and bountiful menu awaits lunchtime patrons, with the cherry on top being roasted turkey with delicious glaze and stuffing. The lunchtime menu costs R575 pp and you’ll need to book for both if you want to be guaranteed a table.
Forti Grill & Bar
Featuring a set Christmas Day lunch menu, this is another venue where you can park the car, go inside and concentrate on your taste buds. At R750 pp, Forti Grill & Bar will justify every penny with a truly great Christmas feast.
Meadow Green Restaurant at Irene Country Lodge
Another great Christmas Day lunch option, the good people at Meadow Green will lay on their version of a festive buffet that will be one to remember. Priced at R745 pp, kids under 12 eat for half price. Here, too, you’ll need to book quickly if you want a seat before they’re sold out.
Orange Restaurant & Wine Cellar
With two seatings looming – Christmas Day lunch and Christmas Day dinner – Orange will offer a five course set menu at R450 pp. New to some and a best kept secret to others, this venue will provide an ideal Christmas Day banquet with friends and family, especially if you live close by.