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Where to Have Christmas Dinner in Madrid

Written by Laura

The 25th of December is one of the most important dates on the Christian calendar, where the birth of Jesus, the son of God, is celebrated heartily. Leading up to such a great event, there are a number of lively celebrations that live up to the excitement of the holiday.

For some, this makes the idea of a dinner out following all the work of the previous weeks sound much more enticing than cooking a large dinner at home. Today in this article from ShMadrid, we want to give you some suggestions for places to go out to Christmas dinner in the capital.  

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Christmas dinner restaurants in Madrid

The gastronomic offering in Madrid is widely varied and contains a number of high-quality options for all tastes. For this reason, it’s not too hard to find the right restaurant for your family’s Christmas dinner.

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One good restaurant option is the restaurant Milos, a Greek food option to switch up the Christmas menu a little bit.

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Milos offers an authentic and elegant menu, where you can find appetizers such as bruschetta with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and mint leaves and other delicious plates to share such as bacon-wrapped eggplant roasted in orange and topped with tomato sauce and vegetables in a rain of feta cheese, and grape leaves with rice and fresh spices.

They also feature a puff pastry table, with spanakopita (filo dough filled with spinach and bits of cheese) and tiropita (filo dough filled with cheese) and orzo pasta with lobster and vegetables.

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For a second course, you can choose between lamb frikanse with French chives and avgolemono sauce, tsipoura (fillet of gilt head bream fish with fish veloute sauce and rice and leeks) and xoirino karre (creamy pork carre made in the oven with apple compote and potatoes).

Don’t miss out on the desserts; you’ll find delicious options such as ekmek kataifi (a creamy cake with nata and pistachios on a nut-filled cake) and greek yogurt with honey and nuts. Milos sets a price of 30 euros per person for this meal.

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Another alternative is Purnima, an Indian restaurant with lovely jungle decoration that will add an exquisite touch to your Christmas dinner.

Purnima offers a Christmas menu at 75 euros per person that consists of entrees such as pakora, vegetable pastries in chickpea flour, and samosas, empanada-style corn treats filled with meat and spices.

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After the entrees you can enjoys courses that include Murgh ke tikka, made of chicken breast marinated in yogurt, lime, ginger, and aromatic herbs, or seekh kebab, which consists of spicy grilled tandoori lamb with spices and aromatic herbs.

You won’t be left hungry, because besides vegetables (chickpeas, mushrooms or a vegetable mix) there is Naan, a type of natural Indian bread, and Basmati Pulau (Basmati rice with cardamom, cinnamon and star anise).

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To finish of the night, Purnima offer a variety of delicious desserts, like for example: mango ice cream, carrot cake, and Gulabjamun, fried milk pellets dipped in syrup.

They also have a special menu for New Year’s Eve. You can check the contents of both special dinners at Purnima here.

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Lastly, if you prefer something exquisite and you are not bound by a limited budget for the month of December, we recommend the Christmas and New Year’s Eve menu at Lúa, a restaurant found at Paseo Eduardo dato, 5

The price is 320 euros per person for 8 courses (wine pairing included), and for this you will be served, among many other delicious dishes, oysters, caviar brioche, lobster, and suckling lam. The dessert is also worth mentioning: Santiago’s cake and Christmas sweets.

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If you didn’t go out for Christmas dinner in Madrid this year, but you would like to enjoy a special and festive meal before or right after the holidays, check out Lúa en tu casa with delivery and collection options.

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American journalist writing about the beautiful country of Spain. Her passions include news and feature writing, Spanish language and culture and the outdoors.

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