Here’s the TriniChow 2012 roundup of restaurants in Trinidad & Tobago offering special menus for the 2012 holiday season, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Boxing Day (we’re updating the list daily). Menus range from buffets to plated meals for lunch and dinner, along with a few breakfast and brunch options:
VENI MANGE RESTAURANT (Woodbrook, Trinidad)
- Christmas Menu: Choice of one appetizer, two main courses (combo platter), side dish, and one dessert, along with complimentary glass of wine, rum punch, beer, fruit juice or soft drink. Link to menu.
- Price: $185, exclusive of 10% Service Charge & 15% VAT. Reservations (868) 624-4597.
BUZO OSTERIA ITALIANA (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
- Special holiday menu (a la carte) for the month of December at Buzo. Link to menu on our Buzo post.
POOL TERRACE GARDEN RESTAURANT at Hilton Trinidad (Port of Spain)
- Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet: December 24th; Price – $316.21 (Link to menu).
- Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: December 24th (6:30pm-10:30pm) Price – $300
- Christmas Day Breakfast (held in Grand Ballroom): December 25th (6:30am-11am) Price – $240
- Christmas Day Brunch (Santa Claus to distribute gifts to children 12 & under): December 25th (12:30pm-3pm) Price – $316
- Boxing Day Breakfast (held in Grand Ballroom): December 26th (6:30am-11am) Price – $240
- Boxing Day Brunch: December 26th (12:30pm-3pm) Price – $316
- All Hilton event prices above are exclusive of 15% VAT and 10% service charge. Most events include live entertainment, door prizes and giveaways. For reservations and more information, (868) 624-3211 ext. 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See flyer for details on discounts for Hilton Premium Club Members. Link to Hilton’s holiday calendar on Facebook.
RITUALS COFFEE HOUSE (Glencoe, Maraval and Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad)
- Sunday Christmas Buffet: December 2nd-16th
- Price: $185 taxes included and half price for children under 10.
CHAUD CAFE & WINE BAR (Woodbrook, Trinidad)
- Special Christmas Menu in December (a la carte): Arepas, ‘Deconstucted’ Shrimp Pastelles, Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing, Ponche de Crème Pot de Crème, Sorrel Royale, Cranberry Mimosas, Sorrel Martinis…
CIAO RESTAURANT at Hotel Normandie (St. Anns, Trinidad)
- Christmas Lunch Menu: 11am-3pm. Lunch includes your choice of an appetizer, a main course platter (The Traditional, Seafood Platter or The Premium, see menu for descriptions) and a dessert. Lunch is served with a choice of a Soft Drink, Juice, Ginger Beer, Tea or Coffee. Link to menu on Facebook.
- Prices: The Traditional or Seafood Platter – $249 and The Premium – $304. Prices are inclusive of 10% Service Charge & 15% VAT. Reservations (868) 624-1181 ext 5555.
THE VERANDAH RESTAURANT (St. Clair, Trinidad)
- Christmas Lunch Special: December 3rd – 23rd
- Menu: Appetizers – Roasted Pumpkin & Green Apple Soup, Beef Pastelles w/Spicy Chow Chow, Mixed Salad w/Mandarin Oranges, Raisins, Pecans & Feta Cheese. Main Course – Butter Roasted Turkey Breast, Ham & Pineapple Skewers w/Pineapple Rum & Brown Sugar Glaze, Cranberry Basmati Rice, Cassava Oil Down, Stewed Pigeon Peas, Cheesy Crushed Plantain and Vegetables. Dessert – Creamy Cheesecake topped with Rum Soaked Fruit.
- Price: $190 per person plus taxes includes complimentary Christmas Cocktail. Reservations are needed; Arrangements can be made for dinner for groups. (868) 622-6287.
TEXAS DE BRAZIL (MovieTowne, Port of Spain, Trinidad)
- Special Holiday Menu Items: Honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole are available for a limited time during dinner hours of operation for the month of December only. Link to flyer on Facebook.
- Price – Special items are INCLUDED in the regular dinner menu and price.
CAPITAL PLAZA’S OLYMPIA RESTAURANT (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
- Christmas Lunch Buffet (Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in December through to Dec. 24th.) Check the Capital Plaza Facebook page to see the menu for the day. Buffet includes soup, salads, entree and desserts.
- Price – $189, exclusive of 10% Service Charge & 15% VAT. Reservations (868) 625-3361/8 ext. 7681 or email email@example.com.
JAFFA AT THE OVAL (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
- Christmas Lunch Buffet (Dec 3rd – Dec 28th), Mondays to Sundays, from 11:45am
- Lunch Menu – Hot & Cold Selections, Salad, Sides & Desserts; also includes: (1) Glass of Wine, Fruit Punch, Sorrel, Ginger Beer OR Ponche Creme.
- Price – $265/person plus VAT
WATERFRONT RESTAURANT at Hyatt Regency Trinidad (Port of Spain)
- Taste of Christmas Lunch and Dinner: December 1 – December 25. “Choose one menu item from our selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts.” Link to menu on Facebook (download or right click & open in new tab to enlarge).
- Prices: Lunch: $275/person; Dinner: $350/person (prices exclusive of tax & service charge). Reservations and more information, call (868) 623-2222.
JOSEPH’S RESTAURANT (Maraval, Trinidad)
- Christmas Buffet and Prix Fixe Menus: Buffet Menu – Soup, Salads, Meats, Sides & Desserts. Prix Fixe Menu – Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert. Link to Christmas Menu at Joseph’s Restaurant Trinidad.
- Buffet Price – $250 plus taxes and Prix Fixe Price – $220 plus taxes. Both menus come with a complimentary glass of sorrel cocktail or ponche de creme. Buffet menu is for groups of 20 people or more. Reservations (868) 622-5557.
WOODFORD CAFE (Port of Spain & Chaguanas, Trinidad)
- Christmas Platter Lunch Special for December – Honey Glazed Ham, Roasted Turkey, a Mini Pastelle (beef or vegetarian), plus any one side order from the menu. Lunch is 11:30-4pm and all platters are $100 plus 10% Service Charge and 15% VAT. (868) 627-CAFÉ (2233) or (868) 627-5612.
- Woodford Cafe (POS) Annual Christmas SOIREE featuring Bunji Garlin & Scrunter – Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9pm-3am; Free Cutters, Complimentary 2 4 1 Drinks & Free Shots 9pm-11pm. Link to POS Woodford Cafe’s Christmas Soiree flyer on Facebook. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Woodford Cafe (Chaguanas) Christmas PARTY featuring Kes The Band – Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9pm-3am; Complimentary Cutters 9pm-11pm, Free Shots & Drink Specials. Link to Chaguanas Woodford Cafe’s Christmas Party event listing and flyer on Facebook. email@example.com.
- Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Pembois Restaurant: Dec 24th, 6:30pm – 10:30pm “with many culinary delights of the season and soft Christmas background music.”
- Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at upscale Kali’na Restaurant: Dec 24th, 6:30pm – 10:30pm. “Unique Caribbean Fusion cuisine with mouth-watering recommendations from our Chef to celebrate Christmas Eve.”
- Santa Claus is coming to Magdalena Grand’s Salaka Grill on Dec 25th, 11am – 2pm.
- Christmas Day Brunch at Pembois Restaurant & Terrace: Dec 25th, 12pm-3pm. “Celebrate this joyful day with your loved ones while feasting on our brunch” and enjoying a Parang Band.
- Christmas Day Dinner at Pembois Restaurant & Terrace: Dec 25th, 6:30pm-10:30pm. “A dream buffet dinner awaits you at Pembois Restaurant featuring tasty Christmas specialties.”
- Christmas Day Dinner at Kali’na Restaurant: Dec 25th, 6:30pm-10:30pm. “Discover the unique Caribbean Fusion cuisine in our upscale Kali’na Restaurant with mouth-watering recommendations from our Chef to celebrate Christmas Day.”
- Reservations (868) 660-8500.
NOTE: Every effort is made to keep this list updated, but please call to confirm special holiday menus, days and times, as well as prices. All menus and prices as well as the days and times are subject to being withdrawn or changed at the restaurant’s discretion.
Check out our recipe roundup of traditional Christmas dishes (link) in Trinidad & Tobago for menu ideas for your own Christmas dinner or lunch.