Christmas Lunch At Home With Zero Fuss
Between shopping for presents, trying to stop the kids opening everything under the tree before the big day and catching up with friends and family, there’s enough to be getting on with at Christmas without adding the stress of cooking for zillions of people. Instead of slaving over a hot stove on the morning of the 25th, send the in-laws out to collect a full pre-ordered festive feast, get your turkey and trimmings delivered to your door or pick a super easy option that’ll guarantee a table full of happy bellies and more time for you to chillax with a glass of bubbles..perfect.
Turkey and trimmings from the Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta
Traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings including home-made stuffing – all you gotta do is order and collect (oh, but for an additional AED 150 the Movenpick team can deliver to your door – hooray!). And check this out for a line-up; Whole roast turkey with chestnuts, oven roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, cinnamon pears, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. YUM!
AED 650 for 7-8 Kg and AED 850 for 9-10 Kg.
Available from 10th December – 26th December. Advanced ordering necessary – minimum 72 hours beforehand.
Contact: +971 4 444 5613 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t quite get your head around cooking Christmas lunch from scratch but you also don’t want to hand the whole job over (yes, we know, we’re control freaks too) – The Ivy at Home is your best bet this year, offering par-cooked hampers with complete instructions for you to finish the meal off at home (in no more than 45 mins – perfect). If you haven’t heard, this fab resto is closing its doors in 2017 so there’s no better time than to experience its magic than now! Choose form Take Away Roast Turkey or Beef with all the trimmings including pigs in blankets (for pork lovers), Roast potatoes, Honey Roasted parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Braised Red Cabbage, Cranberry (or horseradish) sauce, Bread sauce, gravy and Christmas pudding or Sticky Toffee Pudding and Mince pies.
AED 999 for 6 people, AED 1,299 for 8 people and AED 1,499 for 10 people (extra people at AED 150 per person).
Available from now until 25th December. Minimum 48 hours advance booking.
Contact: +971 (0) 4 319 8767 or Email email@example.com
Big family gatherings can be stressful, so why not let the chefs at Fairmont The Palm lighten the load? The culinary experts at Delicacy will prepare the perfect traditional meal, including turkey or Angus beef striploin if you’re not a fan of the bird to feed up to 12 people (and more – the portions are generous – ideal for a big Christmas group!), and a selection of delicious trimmings and festive desserts. Yum!
Festive dining takeaway is available daily from 4 December 2014 to 7 January 2015 between 12pm to 5pm. Traditional Turkey for four people is priced at AED 450, eight people at AED 550 and 12 people at AED 650. Traditional roast beef, 2kg is priced at AED 600 and 4kg at AED 1,120. 48 hours advance booking required.
Contact: +97144573457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +97144573457
Jones The Grocer Turkey Takeaway
Praised by many a mama-in-the-know as the ‘best turkey takeaway in Dubai’, Jones The Grocer have delicious festive options to choose from. Not sure you need all the trimmings (or want to give those bits a go yourself?) – then go for a Roasted Turkey stuffed with sage and apricot and without any extras. OR choose accompaniments including roast potatoes, roasted red onion and sausage wrapped in bacon, broccoli and cauliflower cheese and more (seriously, we want it all!). There are also starters including oysters and smoked salmon to choose from plus the cutest little mince pies and deluxe cheese boards. Give them a call!
AED550 (turkey alone, for 8-10 people), AED750 (with trimmings, for 8-10 people). Deadline for orders: 3 days in advance.
Christmas Made Easy With Spinneys
Now here’s a festive option we love, mamas! Our fave grocery store is making Christmas easy this year by offering a ready-prepared turkey range that just needs to be popped in the oven – hooray! If you opt to cook-in this Christmas then treat yourself to a Crowe’s Farm Organic Bronze turkey, reared in Ireland and sooo juicy and delicious. The Spinneys butchers can help you to prepare and stuff your bird with fresh stuffings including sage and onion, apple and cranberry and roast chestnut (all available in store too!). If turkey isn’t really your thing then you’ll find everything from goose to duck to beef and more plus a gorgeous range of cheeses picked especially for this season and the best mince pies we’ve tasted in Dubers (and trust us, we’ve tried A LOT!).
Visit www.spinneys-dubai.com or pop into your nearest store to make your order and chat to the very helpful team.
And a few options from our friends at CitiSpi:
Turkey from the Sheraton’s Besh Turkish Kitchen! Take the work out of Christmas and order your festive fayre here. Oven roast stuffed turkey with the classic condiments of sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce.
AED 549 for a 5kg turkey and all the trimmings plus AED 100 for delivery in Dubai. Orders can be placed between December 10-31 with 48 hours advance notice from the delivery date.
Contact: +971 4 377 2006
Christmas Turkey at Latitude Creations, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Bring home the festivities with pre-cooked turkeys and Christmas dinners from Latitude Creations. With a scrummy array of delectable goodies for the festive and New Year season, Latitude Creations offers full festive dinners for pre-order, including turkeys, traditional sides, customary sauces, a wide choice of desserts and table center-pieces.
AED 850 for a 5-7kg turkey for 5-8 people or AED 1,100 for a 9-11kg turkey for 9-12 people.
Download their Turkey Order Form and send the completed details to LatitudeCreations@jumeirah.com. Orders may be placed from November 2016 and order collection is from December 20 to December 26, 2016.
Takeaway Turkey from La Farine, JW Marriott Marquis
Enjoy a traditional turkey prepared by a team of talented chefs, served with all the trimmings including apple, celery and chestnut stuffing, market vegetables, mashed potato, roasted maple glazed carrot and turnip, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Fab!
AED 750 for turkey, for 10 – 12 people
Customers are required to pay in advance, or provide credit card guarantee through restaurant reservations. Orders must be placed a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Customers are required to collect the turkey themselves, as delivery is not provided.
Festive Fayre at the Link@Sheraton Café, Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
If you’re not a turkey lover then go for beef rib at Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai (don’t worry, they also offer the traditional turkey roast). Served with traditional trimmings and side dishes for a perfect festive meal. And why not spoil your gang with a few Christmas treats as well? Take home traditional gingerbread cookies, tarts and cupcakes. Every dessert can be personalised.
AED 850 for turkey roast for 4-8 people or AED 1,100 for 9 – 12 servings
AED 990 for prime beef rib for 4-8 people or AED 1,290 for 9 – 12 servings
Orders must be made 3 days in advance.
Contact: +971 4 503 4305
Skye and Walker – Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
Skip the cooking and let the skilled chefs at Skye and Walker take care of your festive lunch with a perfectly prepared whole roasted turkey complete with stuffing, roasted potatoes, honey glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Sound good? We think so.
AED 480 for a 6-8kg turkey for 7-10 people
Available to order from November 22 – January 7, 2017. Take away from Skye & Walker, orders to be placed 48 hours in advance.
Yeah yeah we know what you’re thinking – a steakhouse? Doing turkey? Well yes mamas, these guys have got you covered with a full Roast turkey and all the trimmings takeaway service with sides including sweet potato casserole, green beans sautéed with almond flakes and garlic fresh cranberry compote plus bread stuffing.
AED 650 for turkey and all the trimmings for 4-6 people
Booking required a minimum of 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability
Pre-book a turkey meal for take away, and the Marriott team will take care of the rest. Turkey is served with chipolata sausages (they’re the cute little ones), Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, broccoli, cranberry sauce, gravy and chestnut/dry fruit stuffing. Phew! Time to loosen the waistbands…
Available through to December 31, 2016.
AED 500 for a 5kg turkey, AED 500
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