Where to eat in Pretoria this Christmas

Planning a ‘staycation’ this festive season? Book a table at one of these Pretoria spots this Christmas.

The Barn Restaurant (Irene)

Christmas Day breakfast: Tuck into breakfast buffet comprising bowls of homemade muesli with farm-fresh yoghurt and fresh fruit; smoked and grilled farmhouse bacon; oven-roasted pork and beef sausages, flapjacks with syrup, Irene Farm cream and much more. The menu will be served from 8am until 10.30am. The buffet costs R195 per person and includes crackers and Christmas hats. Children aged six to 12 pay half price and children the age of five can dine for free.

Christmas Day lunch: Expect starters of spicy Cape Malay-style pickled fish, home-baked artisanal breads with hummus, guacamole, tapenade and flavoured butters. Then tuck into the buffet offering of oven-roasted turkey with sage-and-onion stuffing smothered in cranberry-enhanced gravy. The buffet costs R575 per person and booking is essential.

Outside at The Barn Restaurant. Photo supplied.

The Deck Restaurant (Irene)

Christmas day lunch: Expect a selection of delicious dishes offering a traditional Christmas feast with all the trimmings for R575 per person. Booking is essential.

De Kloof Restaurant (Waterkloof)

Christmas day lunch: Celebrate at De Kloof Restaurant with a gloriously festive five-course plated menu for R598 per person. Booking is essential.

Forti Grill & Bar (Menlyn Maine)

Christmas day lunch: Join Forti Grill & Bar for a festive set menu priced at R750 per person.

Hemingway’s Restaurant  & Wine Cellar (Centurion)

Christmas day lunch: Celebrate this festive day with the delicious lunch buffet at Hemingway’s for R455 per person.

Meadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Hotel Irene Country Lodge (Irene)

Christmas day lunch: Treat yourself at Meadow Green Restaurant to a festive buffet for R745 per person (children under the age of 12 eat for half price). Booking is essential.

A set table at Meadow Green Restaurant. Photo supplied.

Orange Restaurant & Wine Cellar (Arcadia)

Christmas day lunch and Christmas day dinner: Celebrate this most joyous of days at Orange Restaurant & Wine Cellar with a five-course set menu for R450 per person.

Range Restaurant & Wine Cellar at Court Classique Suite Hotel (Pretoria)

Celebrate with a Christmas Day Lunch or a Christmas Day Dinner at Range Restaurant with a festive four-course meal for R420 per person. Booking is essential, send a mail to or contact them on 012 344 4420.

Have we missed a Christmas special in Pretoria? Let us know in the comments below.

Please note that, while we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, some prices and deals might change without our knowledge. Bookings are essential and these specials are subject to availability.

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