Whether it’s a seafood barbecue or traditional set menu, Christmas lunch has long been a staple of the Australian festive calendar. Unfortunately, with a sprawling spread comes hours spent in the kitchen and away from family and friends.
Take the hassle out of this year’s festive feast and let Adelaide’s venues take the culinary reigns for you with our go-to guide of Christmas lunches.
Mount Lofty House
Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty House presents Christmas two ways this festive season. Enjoy a Lofty Christmas Day gourmet luncheon complete with sprawling seafood buffet, Howard Vineyard pours, a live flambéed brûlée station and giant chocolate fountain. But if feasting on fare prepared at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant tickles your fancy, spend Christmas getting acquainted with a special Long Story seven course degustation.
WHERE? Lofty Christmas Day: Mount Lofty House, 74 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers / Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, Mount Lofty House, 74 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers
WHEN? TUES 25 DEC 2018
Kick off Christmas day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the pristine waters of Glenelg Beach at The Promenade. Later in the day, chow down on a seafood buffet lunch, championing fresh South Australian fare and paired with a three-hour beverage package. For those more traditionally inclined, tuck into a classic Christmas feast as the sun sets over the foreshore.
WHERE? The Promenade, Stamford Grand Glenelg, 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg
WHEN? TUES 25 DEC 2018
Stamford Grand Glenelg
Step Christmas lunch up a notch this festive season with A Grand Christmas Lunch at the Stamford Grand Glenelg. There’s something for everyone from charcuterie and cheese boards to a full Christmas Cavery. Think succulent turkey breast, glazed ham and traditional Christmas stuffing served alongside fresh Spencer Gulf king prawns and blue swimmer crab.
WHERE? Grand Ball Room, Stamford Grand Glenelg, 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg
WHEN? TUES 25 DEC 2018 12.00 – 15.00
TICKETS: $175pp + bf here
Pulling out all the stops, The Hackney will once again bring the festive spirit to Adelaide’s north-east. Break bread with friends and family over three courses of delicious Christmas inspired fare washed down with a comprehensive drinks list.
WHERE? The Hackney, 95 Hackney Road, Hackney
WHEN? TUES 25 DEC 2018, from 11.30
TICKETS: $120 pp, to book call (08) 8362 9282
Celebrate the holidays your way at Jamie’s Italian this festive season with three distinct menus catered to suit any and all tastes. Tuck into smoked salmon pâté, oxtail casarecce and clementine sorbet with Jamie’s Festive Lunch, or enjoy Jamie’s Festive Feast complete with antipasti plank, truffled flash steak and black forest panna cotta. Crank it up a notch with Jamie’s Ultimate Feast’s pea and mint arancini, higher welfare spatchcok, trifle, and a glass of fizz to wash it down.
WHERE? Jamie’s Italian, 2 King William Street, Adelaide
WHEN? 19 NOV 2018 – 31 DEC 2018