These Iftar buffets and Hampers are perfect for celebrating the Ramadan season
· 14 March 2023
From a spread of Middle East and Mediterranean-inspired dishes to a bespoke Ramadan treats, here are the perfect Iftar and hampers for Ramadan 2023.
The holy month for Muslims around the world draws near. Many will find themselves repurposing and reflecting on the spiritual deeds they have done and to improve. Ramadan is also the best time to reconnect and gather with loved ones through hearty Iftar buffets to break your fast or warmly crafted hampers to send your love over. From sweet takjil snacks to a grand array of Iftar, these are the best places to celebrate Ramadan, thoughtfully handpicked for you.
The Langham, Jakarta
Plan a memorable Iftar gathering amidst the majestic South Jakarta’s skyscrapers through ‘Iftar Feast Buffet’ at the Michelin-starred Tom’s by Tom Aikens within The Langham, Jakarta. As you enter the property, you will be welcomed by lovely mosque decorations and choices of selections of Ramadan-exclusive offers.
The sumptuous buffet highlights Baklava, Turkish Delights, Cold Mezze, Mixed Salad and more as the appetiser. Expect a wide variety of main courses, including soup, western and mid-eastern delicacies, Indian, and a couple of live stations that serve all-time favourites like Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Tikka, Seafood Marinara Pasta, and Fresh Lamien Beef Broth. Make room for essential Ramadan cold beverages such as Es Cendol, Es Campur, and Es Teler.
For those whose love language is gift giving, the hotel has two lavish options of Ramadan Hampers in store, Deluxe and Premium packages. The first package comprises Salted black sesame, Sunflower and Cheese Stick Galeta, Pistachio and Rose, Dates and Walnut Maamoul for Rp888,000. The latter includes the satiating Lapis legit, Sugar Glazed Kastengel, Nastar, Gold Glazed Macaron, and Orange Stuffed Dates with Valrhona Chocolate dip for Rp1,588,000. Each package comes with an Exclusive Langham Ramadan Greeting Card.
Complete the Ramadan experience by booking the Ramadan Tales room package with 25% off the Deluxe and Executive Cityscape room’s daily rate. You can also enjoy the special in-room dining for Sahoor on your stays. It is available from 23 March to 19 April 2023.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 2708 7888 or WhatsApp at +62 858 8388 8805
Sheraton Belitung Resort
Often cited as one of the islands with the most pristine beaches, Belitung’s astounding seascape is perfectly captured by Sheraton Belitung Resort facilities. Blessed by a couple of vantage points, the resort offers a ‘Sunset Iftar’ buffet banquet for guests and visitors alike to break their fast under the golden glow at Island Restaurant.
The extensive menu features Indonesian and Arabian cuisines. Get a taste of the classic take on local delights such as Mie Belitung, Soto Betawi, Gado-Gado, Asinan, and more at the buffet counter and live cooking stations. Head to the desserts counter for Kolak Pisang, Es Belitung, Es Campur and complete it with traditional beverages like Bajigur or Wedang Jahe.
At the same time, take a short trip to the Middle East as they serve an array of Arabian specialities like Arabic Lentil Soup, Tabbouleh, Dajaj Bil Batata, Manakish, the all-time favourites Falafel and Chicken Shawarma, as well as Arabic Mix Grill at one of the stations. Don’t miss the toothsome desserts, including Baklava and Basbousa.
The programme is available from 23 March – 20 April 2023 for Rp275,000/person (week 1 & 2) and Rp325,000/person (week 3 & 4), with children up to 5 years old being free and 50% off for children below 11 years old. The resort also offers Buy 5 Get 7 promotion for every reservation for five (reservation is required).
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Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
The luxurious hotel within the capital city’s hubbub, overlooking the iconic Selamat Datang Monument, flaunts this year’s Ramadan-Eid programmes. Its Asian cuisine restaurant, Cinnamon, offers a fulfilling Iftar experience from 22 March to 21 April 2023. Find a sumptuous spread of Indonesian delicacies such as Ketupat Sayur, grilled fish, meat carving, and more specially curated by chef Jefry Adytia.
Later, head to Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop to discover the beautifully crafted rattan bags from a local community in Cirebon enclosing traditional snacks for you to send as hampers. The cake shop prepares two selections of hampers, the compact Asghar Picnic Bag and the deluxe Akbar Treasure Box. Find the best-loved snacks such as Nastar, Kastengel, Pandan Sable, Spicy Cashew Nuts, and Chocolate Butter Cookies in the Asghar Picnic Bag (Rp899,000). Add 150gr Raw Honey and an elegant Batik Scarf to the hampers by opting for the Akbar Treasure Box (Rp1,688,000).
Additionally, you can also find the star of Eid celebration, the buttery Lapis Legit, which comes in two options: the Classic (Rp702,000) and the Prune (Rp845,000) at the cake shop during the promotion. Mandarin Oriental’s Ramadan Exclusive Gifts are ready to order from 6 March to 30 April 2023 and will be out for delivery on 20 March. Get the early bird discount for orders made on 6 – 27 March 2023. These offers made them one of the perfect place to have iftar buffets and hampers for Ramadan.
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The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta
It is time to experience what Ramadan is in the Peranakan culture, shown by the actress/singer Andien Aisyah at The Hermitage Jakarta collaboration ‘Pulang ke Rumah Andien.’ Start by savouring Peranakan’s favourite dishes at the 1928 Restaurant to break your fast, prepared by the executive chef Ferdian Tobing and Andien. Indulge in an array of takjil (snacks to break the fast), Assorted Satai, Laksa Udang, Bakso Kepiting, Gulai Kepala Salmon, and Assorted Peranakan Ice.
If you are craving Padangnese and Middle Eastern specialities, head to the rooftop venue, LaVue, where Al Jazeerah Restaurant and Pagi Sore will be ready to serve a tantalising flavour from each of the lands. Iftar dinner at 1928 Restaurant is priced at Rp528,000/person with free-flow iced tea, coffee, and water, while dinner at LaVue starts at Rp298,000/person.
Wondering if you can deliver Andien Aisyah’s collaboration to your loved ones? Look no further, the hotel and Andien have prepared three Peranakan-inspired hampers for you to share. Packed with the Ramadan-Eid season’s indulgences, the Aisyah Hamper (Rp728,000) consists of Golden Pineapple Nastar, Kaasstengels, Cheese Sago, and Chocolate Cookies. Up the ante with additional Raspberry and Pineapple Jams, Thousand Layer Cake, and Two Special Collaborations: Scarf of The Hermitage Jakarta and Andien Aisyah, with the Andien Hamper (Rp1,928,000).
Or simply send a decadent of chocolate-dipped dates with Dates Hamper (Rp728,000). All hampers come with a charming turquoise box with a floral pattern in fuchsia, thoughtfully paired by the actress herself. At the same time, the executive pastry chef of Lee Anne Bakes, chef Rikky Yohansen, is baking a unique creation for the Ramadan season. The Ramadan dates cake is available for Rp598,000 at the bakery.
Elevate your Ramadan experience at the hotel by booking night stays at the exclusive Andien’s Room. The room is meticulously decorated and designed to reflect Andien’s personal experience of Ramadan in the Peranakan culture. The hotel also offers tailored room packages which cover suhoor (early breakfast), Iftar buffets, and one out of three Ramadan hampers, for reservations between 22 March – 30 April 2023.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 3192 6999 or WhatsApp at +62 812 9991 1928
Park Hyatt Jakarta
The Hyatt’s property in Central Jakarta parades festive programmes of Iftar buffets at its dining venues and hampers assortment to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. Discerning guests can expect an immersive culinary journey from 22 March to 21 April 2023. Start at the Dining Room, where the team helmed by chef de cuisine Indrawan Ardy prepare a myriad of East-meets-West flavour. The Iftar buffet in the Dining Room starts from Rp688,000/person.
For takjil, head to Conservatory and explore the Levant-inspired afternoon tea set, highlighting titbits like Pistachio Baklava and Maamoul Tart. Craving more Middle East and Mediterranean meals? Join the Ramadan feast at one of its event spaces where you can savour delightful Indonesian noshes fused with Middle East and Mediterranean tastes. The afternoon tea at Conservatory is priced at Rp325,000/person and Rp640,000/two persons, while the Ramadan feast starts at Rp800,000/person.
Park Hyatt Jakarta also prepares handcrafted hampers with decadent treats, priced at Rp688,000, with 10% off for early birds ordering between 1 – 15 March 2023. In addition, pastry chef Ali Saleh showcases his talent through the Ramadan cake collection comprising Kolak Cake, Bandung Cake, and Es Teler Cake for Rp525,000/cake and Rp65,000/cake for a smaller size.
For reservation, please contact +62 21 3119 0333 or WhatsApp at +62 858 2468 6263
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Celebrate the holy month with your family and friends at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta as the hotel’s lavish buffet await you at Signatures Restaurant. Find Indonesian, Arabian, and international flavours at Signatures Restaurant’s Arabian Nights.
The highlights include Iga Bakar Rempah, Kambing Guling, Bebek Betutu, Nasi Kebuli, and the well-known Shawarma and Baklava. There are also a plentiful array of Nusantara Satay and takjil to start your Iftar dinner. The weekday rate starts from Rp510,000, while the weekend rate starts from Rp670,000. Available from 23 April to 23 May 2023.
Nonetheless, Iftar dinner is never limited to only traditional and Arabian cuisines. At the hotel’s beloved Japanese restaurant, Japanese food fans can break their fasts with artisanal three-tier Iftar Bento. Japanese delicacies such as Wagyu Yakiniki Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Teriyaki Yakitori Don, Truffle Gyu Don, and Tasmanian Salmon are available as the main course. Free-flow Sencha is ready to quench your thirst, along with complementary takjil snacks. Iftar dinner at OKU priced at Rp650,000/person.
The hotel invites you to take your Iftar dinner to a greater height, quite literally, as its Sky Pool Bar & Café hosts a buffet banquet with unique selections of Iftar Ramadan Rijsttafel. Relish the beauty of Jakarta’s cityscape from above while indulging in Mandalika Rijsttafel, Nasi Gandul, or Ramesan Iftar Rijstaffel. The price starts from Rp450,000/couple and Rp380,000/person.
While celebrating Ramadan season over Iftar buffets is joyous, you can still up the ante by sending festive hampers with Ramadan-inspired titbits, including Nastar, Dates Cookies, Cheesy Parsley, and more. The hotel offers a four-treats Kareem hamper, a six-treats Eid hamper, and the ultimate ten-treats Mubarak hamper starting from Rp688,000. Top it with Kempi Deli’s special Ramadan cake made of jasmine tea, pecan crumble, and chocolate mousse for Rp460,000.
Room offers with breakfast or suhoor for two are available to book until 20 April 2023 at a rate of Rp2,462,809/night. Simultaneously, plan an Eid sojourn and celebrate lavishly for Rp2,880,000/night, including breakfast for two. The offer is valid for reservation until 23 April 2023.
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Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
The luxurious urban oasis in Jakarta hosts a delectable Iftar feast at its esteemed restaurant, Palm Court. Having to host an Iftar buffet, even in the pandemic, the luxurious hotel gears up for more scrumptious delicacies courtesy of the masterful local chef Tri Priyanto, chef Asep Hamdani, and chef Darius Tjahja. The trio will serve Indonesian must-try dishes like Grilled Chicken with Lemongrass, South Minang Style Braised Beef, and Pan Seared Turmeric Marinated Fish.
Guests are welcome to indulge in the main course, but first, start with traditional sweet treats at the Ta’jil Corner to break the fast. You will find Indonesian Kolak, Banana Fritters, and dates to kickstart your Iftar feast here. Save room for more fares at the live-cooking stations featuring Four Seasons’ chef. Be sure to grab the freshly cooked Lamb Shawarma, Roti Cane, or Mie Atam with Meatballs there.
End the feast sweetly with mouth-watering desserts, including Es Dawet Ayu, Mini Pisang Ijo, and Mango Sago with Vanilla Gelato. This ultimate banquet is available on 23 March to 21 April 2023, from 5.30pm – 9.30pm, with a rate of Rp580,000/adult and Rp290,000/child.
The Ramadan festivity at Fours Seasons Hotel Jakarta does not end with Iftar buffets only, as it also presents a selection of hampers in a deep blue case, giving it a touch of elegance. Find three jars of assorted cookies in the Sa’id hamper (Rp470,000) and the five jars in the Mabrook hamper (Rp680,000).
Up the ante with the deluxe hampers comprising cookies, chocolate, tea, jam, and Moroccan mocktail in the Thannina gift hamper (Rp1,650,000). Make it sweeter with additional honey and travel cake in the Shukran hamper (Rp1,850,000). You can still add macaroons and Lapis Legit cake with the Tabrikatuna hamper (Rp2,250,000) or opt for the alternative, stuffed-dates hampers in the Assalam Kurma (Rp370,000).
Spoil your loved ones even more with decadent options of Four Seasons celebration cakes by La Patisserie. Choose one out of three: Shahrazad Cake (Rp450,000), 24k Gold Plated Lapis Legit Cake (Rp650,000), and Lapis Surabaya Cake (Rp650,000). Or, invite them for a reposeful Ramadan staycation with the Rediscover Jakarta room package. Enjoy the most of your Ramadan at the hotel with 20 per cent off, be it for a short respite or a cosy extended stay.
For reservation, please contact +62 (21) 2277-1888
Padma Hotel Semarang
Suppose you are residing or planning to visit Semarang for Ramadan 2023, head to Padma Hotel Semarang for a wide-ranging Iftar banquet. The hotel brings the classic Indonesian and Mediterranean favourites to its chic restaurant, Semawis All-Day Dining. The extensive room for indoor seating is apt for a familial dinner to break the fast, while the al fresco seating is fitting for a festive Iftar celebration with your loved ones.
The Mediterranean-style Iftar spread highlights Chicken Biryani, Lamb Kebab, Kofta, Tagine, Butter Chicken, Mouhamara, Zalouk, Labneh, Hummus, and the signature dish Lamb Ouzi. Don’t miss the bread noshes such as Zaatar Bread, Pita Bread, Prata Bread, and the crispy Papadum. At the same time, satisfy your sweet craving with its Almond Stuffed Kurma and Chocolate Coated Kurma.
For those who desire Indonesian delicacy, the restaurant features a choice of penyetan with a selection of traditional sambal to complete the local flavour. For takjil, Sweet traditional snacks such as Kolak Pisang, Es Campur, Es Teler, and an assortment of Goolali Gelato are available. The Ramadan festivity is heightened by a stringed musical performance serenading the guest before the Iftar starts.
The Ramadan feast is available from 25 March to 19 April 2023, commencing at 5.30pm – 9pm throughout the holy month. With a rate of Rp328,000/person, you can enjoy a wide selection from the buffet. Additionally, reservations made before 25 March are privileged to an early bird offer of ‘buy 5 get 6,’ while reservations made after the date can enjoy a ‘buy 10 get 11’ offer.
For reservation, please WhatsApp at +62 811 2670 693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*All prices are exclusive of 21% government tax and service