It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the countdown is on! Have you forgotten anything important?
Christmas lunch! This year were you planning to dine at home or has the ‘chief cook and bottle washer’ firmly crossed their arms and said “Not again” very loudly? What are your options if you and your family and friends want to have Christmas lunch out somewhere? If you want to make a booking, you had better be quick as places are filling up fast. Already Pod in Pialligo; Hotel Realm and Hotel Kurrajong in Barton; and The Boat House are booked out. But do not despair – here is the best of the rest…
Most venues require pre-payment, so be ready with your credit card when you phone to book.
The Hyatt Hotel, Yarralumla has a number of options. Currently there is a waiting list for the two lunch sessions being offered in the Promenade Café, but there is availability for both the Christmas Carvery Buffet $218.00 per person, and the Traditional Five Course Christmas Lunch at $238.00 per person, both of which are served in one of the Hyatt ballrooms. These prices include a two-hour premium beverage package. Book: 6269 8901.
Southern Cross Yacht Club, Alexandrina Drive, Yarraluma has availability in the main dining room for a sit-down lunch with views of the lake. Lunch is $155.00 for adults and includes wine, and $65.00 for children. The Marque downstairs is sold out, and the MV Southern Cross cruise is almost sold out. Book: 6273 1784.
Crowne Plaza Canberra , Canberra City will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch in their Redsalt restaurant with a delicious buffet of traditional and modern festive favourites including fresh seafood, tender roasts, fresh breads, salads and a selection of hot dishes. There is availability with the 1.00 pm session. Prices are $185 adult, $99 teens (aged 13-17 years), $59 child (aged 6-12 years), under 6’s dine free. Book: 6247 8999 or online.
Rydges Capital Hill in Forrest will be hosting a Christmas Day Gourmet Seafood and Traditional Roast Buffet with all the trimmings followed by a gourmet dessert buffet. Santa will also make an appearance and deliver gifts for children under 12. Prices are $170 adult and includes 3 hours of Australian draught beer, bottled house red, white and sparkling wine, $95 for teens (aged 13-17 years), $60 for child (aged 6-12 years), under 5’s free. Book: 6295 3144 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Bar & Grill Restaurant , QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra City offering a four-course lunch from 12 noon. Lunch is priced at $190.00 per person and includes a glass of French champagne on arrival and a beverage package and $95.00 for children Book: 6247 1488 or book online.
Benchmark Wine Bar, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch from 12 – 3 and serving a 5 Course Degustation Lunch with champagne on arrival. See the Benchmark Wine Bar website for more details, inclusions and pricing. Price is $125 per person. Book: 6262 6522.
Monster Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edingburgh Avenue, New Acton are still finalising details but will be offering a shared-style menu with matching wines as a lunch option with flexible hours. Contact Monster for more details or to book on 6287 6287 or email@example.com
Helix Bar and Dining in the Vibe Hotel, 1 Rogan Place, Canberra Airport will be open and serving their regular menu which offers modern European cuisine showcasing regional produce. Book: 6201 1500.
So, in anticipation, have a wonderful Christmas Day. This may be a no fuss, no mess Christmas, but there will be one downside – no leftovers!