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5 Experiences To Feast Your Way Through At The Star This Christmas

By Isabella Jeffrey
22nd Dec 2023

We don’t want to alarm you, but Christmas is right around the corner—which means it’s time to start planning your menu and hitting up the fam group chat. Swap the stress of the kitchen this year—we've all seen that episode of The Bear—because The Star Gold Coast has loads of tasty food to make this Christmas your best one yet. Whether you want to give nan’s pav a miss this year, are searching for an awesome gift, or you just want to avoid the chaos in the kitchen, there’s ticketed events, epic entertainment, hampers and gift cards with your name on 'em. 

For A Night Out

Harvest Buffet

For a Christmas feast with all the classic trimmings, hit up Harvest Buffet. Get stuck into a three-hour drinks package and a glass of bubbles on arrival for the Christmas Eve experience. Ideal for the whole family, Harvest’s extensive menu is brimming with dishes from around the globe. Alongside an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet of Sydney rock oysters and prawns, you’ll devour roast pork loin with crackling and Aussie beef sirloin with all the trimmings—plus Roman-inspired pizzas, Indian curries, dumplings, freshly made pasta and more.

Those with a sweet tooth will love the chocolate fountains (yep, that’s plural) and huge spread of cakes, slices and of a classic Aussie Christmas pav. 

Uncle Su

Check out Uncle Su for a seriously tasty Asian menu. Combining Mandarin and Cantonese ingredients with a modern twist, this special festive menu, curated by celebrated Executive Chef Song Yao Su, is one you’ll remember long after you scrape your plate clean. The banquet lunch, which kicks off from 12pm on Christmas Day, includes awesome eats from the land and sea—think crab and scallop dumplings, fried live coral trout, chicken shu mai with truffle, and mochi for dessert. There will even be a special appearance from Santa.

Kiyomi

For a luxury Christmas dinner, make tracks to Kiyomi at The Star. The award-winning Japanese restaurant—which boasts two chefs hats—is food nirvana. On the menu you’ll find fresh sashimi, the best sushi you’ll ever have the pleasure of devouring, authentic binchotan (charcoal BBQ) and tasty tempura—the Moreton Bay bug with grapefruit salad is an absolute must order. Cap off the experience with a few of their fresh cocktails and mochi raviolis for dessert and you’ve got the ultimate Christmas dinner. A-la-carte bookings are still available but won’t last long so get in quick. 

Bellini Saturdays

There's only one way to do summer this year—and it's from above. Skip the sweltering sun this season and head to Bellini Saturdays with Nineteen at The Star. Feast on killer skyline views and a fresh share menu of shucked oysters, olives, charcuterie, mushroom arancini balls, fries and of course refreshing bellinis to wash it all down. Running every Saturday from 4pm to 7pm, Bellini Saturdays are just $79 per person.

For A Night In

Want to veg out in your Chrissie PJs all day? We feel you. The Star Gold Coast is doing all the hard work with their takeaway hampers and Gift Vouchers.  Perfect for last minute prezzie or change of dinner plans— be spoilt with decadent feasting across The Star Gold Coast, The Star Sydney and Treasury Brisbane’s award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes.

With two hampers to choose from, the ‘Classic’ and the ‘Enhanced’ which feed up to six guests each, be the hero of the Holidays with honey glazed ham, turkey with sage stuffing and hot smoked Tassie salmon, plus baked cauliflower, roast veggies and gravy included in both. While the  ‘Enhanced’ hamper also has Seared Teys beef sirloin inside.

Dessert is sorted with macarons, Buche De Noel and fresh fruit on the menu. You can upgrade your hampers with fresh seafood and gourmet salads too, plus there’s a beverage hamper available with champagne and wine, so you don’t even need to take a trip to the bottle shop. 

The Star Goldcoast has all your end of year plans sorted—from long Italian lunches to gift cards for a raving good time. Redeemable across The Star Gold Coast, The Star Sydney and Treasury Brisbane’s award-winning restaurants, bars, cafes and premium retail partners, the Star gift card is a super easy gift for those hard to buy for relos.

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