Christmas Meals in Pretoria

Is that the faint jingle of bells in the air? Christmas is practically on our doorsteps, getting ready to knock. One of the best things about Christmas is no doubt the festive food frenzy that comes along with it. But sometimes you’re just not keen for cooking up a storm, and we get it. It’s a lot of prep and cooking time that could’ve been spent with your loved ones. Not to mention the mountains of dishes and pots that wait to greet you come the 26th… Luckily, we’ve found a couple of places in Pretoria that offer you and your family a yummy Christmas meal.

Forti Grill & Bar

On the upper floors of Time Square Casino, you’ll find a spectacular Southern Italian Christmas day buffet. Whether you drop by for a festive lunch or dinner, your taste buds will be reeling. You can expect a massive spread, from starters to dessert. For your main meal, you can expect delectable options like roast turkey with stuffing, whole roasted lamb shoulder, prawn tower, oxtail casserole and so much more. They also offer vegetarian options, including vegetarian pasta dishes and vegetable moussaka. There’s no doubt that this Christmas menu will take you on a festive journey. And if you can grab some outside seating, you’ll have a phenomenal view! Seating is limited so go ahead and make a booking as soon as possible.

Details: R590 per head.

R250 per head for children under 12.

Regrettably no infants or children under 3.

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Where: Upper Floor, Sun Time Square Casino, Corner of Aramist and Corobay St.

Blos Café

Blos is once again offering a tasty Christmas lunch for you and your family. Mosey on down to Blos for a delicious Christmas lunch in an authentic farmhouse atmosphere. For starters, you’ll be offered a range of interesting salads. And some of you might be frowning at the thought, but trust us – you’ll find no bland salads here. Your options will include a balsamic roasted beet salad with creamy feta, a turkey Waldorf salad, a Mediterranean pasta salad with basil pesto, among many others. The main course consists of mouth-watering choices - beef fillet, chicken cordon bleu stuffed with gammon and peppered cranberry jam, roast potatoes with biltong dust, and shallot and brie tart tartin. And what better way to finish off your meal than with something sweet? The desserts will have your sweet tooth aching for more. Christmas is coming up quick, so buy your ticket for a lovely Christmas meal online now!

Details: R350 per adult.

R50 per child (Kiddies Menu)

Where: Plot 66, C/O Olympus Rd and Leander St, Faerie Glen, Pretoria

More Info: // 012 991 1790

Casa Toscana – Lesi Restaurant

You’re in for a treat should you have Christmas Lunch at Casa Toscana’s Lesi Restaurant. Here you’ll enjoy a welcome drink when you arrive – a perfect way to kick off your lunchtime festivities. Their three-course Christmas lunch menu is chock-full of inviting meal choices.  The starter options include a wide selection of homemade breads, rolls, spreads, olives, cheeses, cold meats, marinated mushrooms, and salads. The main course is a real treat too. Leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, Gammon with pineapple and chilli glaze, and Boeuf Bourguignon… and that’s only the start of the list. You won’t be starved for choice when it comes to your Christmas dessert either. Choose between Cape brandy pudding, brownies, fruit pavlova, and many more sweet treats to finish off your meal. Make your bookings soon – you don’t want to miss out on a spectacular lunch with your loved ones.

Details: R395 per person

R197.50 for kids 4 to 8 years

R120 for kids 2 – 4 years

No charge for kids under 2

Where: 5 Darlington Road Darlington Road, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria, Gauteng

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Go ahead and take a break from cooking this Christmas. Enjoy some downtime with your loved ones instead. If you guys know of any good places for Christmas lunch, let us know in the comments.

By Tilana de Wachter