Ho! Ho! Ho! It's the season of good eating!

Christmas is a festive time to relax, spend time with family and friends and eat – whether a slow-cooked turkey at home or a meal out at a restaurant. 

Christmas is a festive time to relax, spend time with family and friends and eat — whether a slow-cooked turkey at home or a meal out at a restaurant. It’s almost as if everything tastes better at Christmas. We look at a range of options for those who might want a special meal out.

Christmas Turkey

It isn’t Christmas without a turkey and stuffing for a dinner after hours of preparation, traditionally with smoked ham, smoked salmon and Christmas pudding.

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Recommended restaurants: Alami

With modern decorations and simple style, Alami is a Western restaurant featuring Spanish seafood paella and Christmas turkey. Its Christmas turkey is a special offer here especially for this special festival and it attracts a large number of fans every Christmas. The meat tastes toothsome while the skin is appetizing and crispy. Give it a try.

Address: 230 Ruiping Rd

Wanna Feel Restaurant & Bar

Wanna Feel Restaurant & Bar is a popular restaurant with a quiet environment and attentive service. Its roast turkey is substantial and tasty. With crispy skin and juicy meat, it’s a great food journey.

Address: 104 Wanping Rd S.

Stollen

Stollen is a traditional German Christmas bread made with wheatmeal, dried fruit, spices and vanilla, sprinkled with powdered sugar outside.

As a stabdard Christmas dessert, Stollen has a history of thousands of years. It is worth mentioning that Stollen has a one-month shelf life and the flavor will change over that time.

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Recommended restaurants: Briant

Using the traditional baking methods of stone kilns, Briant is a distinctive bakery near Nanjing Road W.

It features a large number of European breads including baguettes, nut pies, croissants and rye. Briant also offers stollen for a limited time at Christmas. Briant’s stollen has a strong fruity aroma and bouquet and tastes luscious.

Address: 233 Maoming Rd N.

Gingerbread

Made of ginger, flour, honey, almonds, candied peels, spices and brown sugar, gingerbread is a Christmas treat. Gingerbread has a long history dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. It now has many forms, such as chocolate gingerbread and gingerbread lodge.

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Recommended restaurants: Mcake

Mcake is a chain cake label started by French brand Maxim in 1893. Its branches are in Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. It is known for Napoleon cakes, velvet cakes and other special desserts. But it doesn’t have physical stores and customers need to order online or by phone.

The Christmas cookies here are made from New Zealand butter, almond power and sugar. They come in different shapes, such as Christmas trees, hats, snowmen and gingerbread men. They are a great Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Website: www.mcake.com

Horiguchi Coffee

Decorated with reddish-brown ornaments in a retro style, Horiguchi Coffee near the Bund reminds you of good old times.

In addition to coffee, desserts such as cheesecakes, chocolate cakes and orange mousses are recommended here. 

Gingerbread sold by Horiguchi Coffee is a highlight for its cute shape of Santa Claus and its lovely taste.

Address: 133 Yuanmingyuan Rd

Mulled Wine

Originating from Europe, mulled wine is a popular and traditional beverage during Christmas. It is usually served with warm or hot red wine, spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, lemon slices,orange slices and other mulling spices. 

With a full-bodied fruity tastesand bouquet, mulled wine is a popular drink among people all over the world.

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Recommended restaurants: Host Wine & Kitchen (Antoni)

With vintage wooden chairs, retro lighting and unique industrial decorations, Host Wine & Kitchen is a hot restaurant featuring Spanish food. It also offers Italian and other Western food and drinks.

As a wine bar, Host Wine & Kitchen offers a large variety of wines for customers to choose from. The Mulled wine here celebrates the flavor of red wine with additional fresh tastes of fruits and spices. Don’t miss it.

Address: 794 Julu Rd

Uin Bar

Uin Bar is a tiny wine bar with a nice attic on Jiaozhou Road. Although it isn’t roomy, the drinks and snacks here are worth trying.

Mulled wine served by Uin Bar has a nice taste with fresh fruits texture and authentic red wine flavor. It would be a perfect choice in cold winter, of course, for Christmas.

Address: 397-1 Jiaozhou Rd

Eggnog Latte

Eggnog, also known as egg milk punch, is a traditional Christmas drink made with fresh milk, egg, liquor and sugar. 

Originating in Britain, Eggnog now has diversified tastes after it was introduced to other countries. Eggnog Latte is such a new attempt combining eggnog and coffee together.

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Recommended restaurants: Ops Cafe

Ops Cafe is a chic cafe bar with a simple and stylish design, featuring cold brew coffee, hand-poured coffee and different kinds of fruit tea.

The eggnog latte here has an excellent texture combining alcohol and coffee. In order to create a balanced taste, it adds milk foam mixed with whisky and brown sugar. It might be a good selection for people who can’t drink too much alcohol but still want to try.

Address: 177-1 Taiyuan Rd

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