There’s nothing like a plump, juicy roast turkey lying belly up on your dinner table pleading to be eaten. But we've also got to admit, it's a lot of work just to cook a bloomin' bird. So why not ditch the cooking, kick your legs up and just order in your roast turkey? It'll be cooked to perfection by expert chefs and come with all the trimmings, desserts and other accompaniments. And best of all, we won't tell.
Spinneys and Carrefour also have turkey takeaways as portions, or as whole birds for large groups. We'll be updating this list with more venues, so bookmark the page for later.
Note. Plan ahead as most restaurants require you to place your orders 48 hours to three days in advance.
Enjoy a delicious Christmas turkey with buttered carrots, Brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes and stuffing accompanied by cranberry sauce and gravy.
Location Barsha Cost Dh199 for 3kg; Dh299 for 5kg Contact +971 4 407 8075
Day and Night Restaurant
Indulge in a traditional roast turkey served with all the trimmings. Enjoy caramelised onions, herb-roast potatoes, braised brussels sprouts, crispy beef bacon, roast pumpkin with honey glazed chestnuts and braised red cabbage. Complete the dinner with fresh cranberry sauce and flavoursome roast gravy. Order must be placed 48 hours in advance and collection is between 9am to 7pm.
Location Day and Night Restaurant, Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Cost Dh300 for 4kg turkey with all the trimmings; Dh450 for 8kg turkey with all the trimmings (Additional sides for Dh25) Dates November 22 to December 31; Place your order before December 19 to get a discount of 20 per cent Contact 04 381 8888
The perfectly roasted turkeys from Parkafe come with all the trimmings; cranberry sauce and gravy, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots. And because it’s Christmas, don’t hold back on desserts and choose from their menu of traditional desserts which include yule log, pudding and gugelhupf.
Location ParKafe, Park Arjaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi Dates December 8 to January 3 Cost Dh599 for a 6-7 kg turkey with all trimmings; Dh659 for a 8-9 kg turkey with all trimmings (does not include desserts) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Contact + 971 2 657 3333
You can order turkey per portion here but there is a minimum spend of eight portions which comes around the size of a 6kg turkey with all the trimmings.
Location Bu! The World Trade Center Mall - Abu Dhabi Dates Until December 30 (Order 48 hours in advance) Cost Dh125 per portion (minimum of Dh1,000) Contact +971 2 666 8066 Email email@example.com
Eat Artisanal Bakery
Impress your friends and family with an array of classic mains, sides and desserts ranging from a full juicy turkey, leg of lamb, brown buttered carrots, Cheddar Bay drop scones, deep dish apple pie, Christmas log or a classic cheese cake.
Location Bay Square Business Bay (and soon to be open JLT branch) Dubai Cost Turkey crown with two sides, one pie and one gravy for Dh350; Turkey crown with four sides, one pie, one dessert and one gravy for Dh450; Full turkey (5-7kg) with sides, gravy, pie dessert and cheesboard for Dh650; Full turkey (7-9kg) with sides, gravy, pie dessert and cheesboard for Dh750 Contact 045547178
Ostro, dusitd2 Kenz Hotel is offering a whole roast turkey for 4 to 6 people or 6 to 8 people with all the trimmings, available to pre-order only from December 15 to 31.
Location Ostro, dusitd2 Kenz Hotel, Barsha Heights, Shaikh Zayed Road, near Internet City Metro Station Cost Dh550 for 4-6 people and Dh650 for 6-8 people Dates Pre-order between 9am – 11pm, from December 15 to 31 Contact +9714 567 2246
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Tuck into a delicious Christmas feast set with all the trimmings, while sat in the comfort of your own home. Indulge in many trimmings from caramelised chestnuts, roasted root vegetables and sautéed onions to succulent mushrooms, baby potatoes and artichoke. Don’t forget the classic Christmas stuffing, which comes with mushrooms, turkey ham, farce, parmesan cheese, giblets, and of course herbs and spices. Last but not least, the delicious sauces, the turkey takeaway comes with herb and onion just as well as the old school favourite, classic cranberry chutney.
Location Sofitel Dubai Downtown Cost Dh799 per order Dates Available from December 20 to 30 – orders must be made before December 10 Contact +971 4 503 6111
Perry & Blackwelder’s
This year, P&B are serving up an all American feast of either a 6kg or 11kg traditional American smoked turkey with gravy, corn bread stuffing and cranberry sauce. Each box comes with a selection of four traditional sides, sides including a choice of roast potatoes, mashed potato, brussels sprouts, boiled cabbage, grilled corn or carrots.
Location Perry & Blackwelder’s Cost Dh495 for 6kg whole turkey with no sides (serves 4-6); Dh650 – 6kg whole turkey with four sides, serves 4-6 people; Dh895 – 11kg whole turkey with four sides, serves 7-10 people Dates Tuesday 15 November – Thursday 28 December (48 hours advance notice required) Contact 04 432 3232
Aspen by Kempinski
Get your traditional turkey and trimming to order from this award-winning hotel for Christmas. You can place your order now for takeaway. Delivery to your address is possible for an additional charge, but this charge can come up to almost half the price of your turkey if you stay further away.
Location Aspen, Kempinski, Mall of the Emirates Dates Orders from December 4 onwards for delivery on December 24-26 (48 hours in advance) You can order for delivery on other dates as well, as long as it's well in advance. Cost Dh645 for 6-8kg serves 6 to 8 people; Dh845 for 8-10kg serves 8 to 10 people Contact +971 4 409 5004
Tub of Butter
Lots of lovely festive and holiday experiences will take place at casual dining restaurant and gourmet grocer, Tub of Butter, this December. Book your turkey 48 hours in advance and set up a collection time, just in time for your party.
Location Al Thanya Street, Shaikh Zayed Road (Next To The Metropolitan Hotel) Cost Dh600 for turkey serving up to 8 people Contact +971 4 343 8884
For those seeking something with more of a local flavour, Al Nafoorah is offering an Arabian inspired turkey. Priced at Dh650 for an 8kg turkey serving up to eight, this Middle Eastern banquet comes with sautéed vegetables, oriental rice with minced lamb and fried nuts, and either mashed or roast potatoes.
Location Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Cost Dh650 for an 8kg turkey serving up to eight, with four sides Dates Until Thursday, 28 December (48 hours advance notice required) Contact 04 432 3232
Enjoy a sumptuous home-style meal with a roasted turkey with all the trimmings and gravy prepared by the chefs at Kambaa in Address Dubai Marina.
Location Kambaa, Address Dubai Marina Cost 6-7 kg for Dh950,10 kg for Dh1,450; Alternative option of beef rib-eye hamper for Dh750 Dates 26 November to 31 December (Order in advance) Contact 04 8883444
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Treat your family and guests to an indulgent meal with all the trimmings. The expert chefs at Arabian Ranches Golf Club will ensure your home-style feast is perfect.
Location Arabian Ranches Golf Club Cost Starts at Dh995 Dates 17 December to 2 January, 2018 Contact 04 888 3444
Sofra Bld, the restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi, will have a menu of whole roasts with all the trimmings available for takeaway from November 26 until January 7, 2018. The readymade dinner includes a whole tom turkey with apple and chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey in portions that serve every family’s needs with different sizes available. Side dishes include roasted root vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted fingerling potatoes with thyme, Brussels sprouts with cured beef and onions, and apple red cabbage.
Location Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi Cost From Dh450 (not inclusive of service charge, tourism and municipality fees) Dates November 26 to January 7, 2018 Contact 02 509 8555
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