We get it, Christmas can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to organise, a lot to execute, and a lot that can go wrong—we've all seen that scene in The Bear season two. In a world of ever-evolving dietary requirements, flight cancellations and rising cozzi livs, getting the family, friends or work mates together for some end-of-year merry making can be more stressful than it's worth.
Lucky for Sydney-siders, The Star Sydney has a heap of dining options perfect for outsourcing the cooking and entertaining this festive season. Consider this your go-to guide to all food-based celebrations to hit up over the next few months.
Deluxe End Of Year Dining
Summer in Sydney was made for long lunches and lengthy dinners, and nowhere does festive feasting better than The Star. Got a hankering for Italian? Book a table at the authentic Italian restaurant Cucina Porto. Can’t decide what you’re in the mood for? Get a little—or a big, we’re not judging—taste of everything at Harvest Buffet. If you’re feeling fancy and want an extra special start to summer, put your little fingers up at one of The Star’s fine diners. Upscale your lunch or dinner with Sydney’s finest seafood at the Flying Fish; get hooked on rock lobster, abalone and caviar at Sokyo; or feast on dry aged David Blackmore beef at BLACK Bar and Grill.
Intimate Private Dining Rooms
Splash a bit of cash this Christmas on the ultimate intimate dining experience with your very own private dining room for you and your crew. Ideal for end of year office parties, friend get togethers, family festivities and every summer celebration in between, each of The Star’s fine dining restaurants feature semi private and private dining rooms for luxurious lunching or deluxe dining.
Stress Free Christmas Day Dining
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle: every restaurant within The Star precinct will be in action on Christmas Day, with the clever kitchen teams cheffing up indulgent set menus for both lunch and dinner. There’ll be Chrissy specials available exclusively on the day, and chic festive decorations with all the trimmings setting the tone.
A word of warning from those in the know: bookings on the 25th get snapped up pretty quick, so skip the stress of cooking, lock in your plans and let The Star do the dishes this Christmas Day.
Christmas Hampers At The Ready
Avoid the planning, shopping, prepping and cooking involved in putting on a show-stopping festive feast at and impress your guests with The Star’s Christmas Dinner Hamper. For $130pp, you’ll be dining in the comfort of your own home with all of the Chrissy classics and more. Think stonefruit salad, cold Mediterranean pasta, a traditional glazed Christmas ham, stuffed turkey breast, Cone Bay barramundi, Jack’s Creek Angus striploin, potato gratin, homemade gravy and more, with the option to add on a seafood upgrade for juicy jumbo cooked prawns and freshly shucked oysters.
Of course, no Christmas dinner is complete without dessert, and The Star’s Christmas Dinner Hamper includes seven sweet treats, from a warm plum pudding to vanilla pannacotta. Place your order before December 18 and make sure you’re wearing your stretchy pants to the dining table on Christmas Day.
Convenient and Quick Gift Cards
Stumped on what to give your colleague, client, friends or family? The Star Gift Card will take care of that. For that fussy aunty or finicky supervisor, The Star’s gift cards can be used in any of the restaurants, hotels, bars and retail across the Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast locations. Order a physical gift card and pop it in a Chrissy card to make the receiver's day, or if it’s a last-minute saviour, you can buy a digital gift card that’s delivered instantly to your inbox. Low effort, high reward, it doesn’t get any easier than that.
Getting hungry? Us too. Book in with your next festive food experience for you and your loved ones today via The Star Sydney where you’ll find all of the juicy details on each delectable offering.
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