Quick Bites: Christmas Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just realized Christmas is like, next weekend. Do you think I’ve bought any presents? Do you suppose I’ve planned a menu? Do you reckon I’ve got any idea what on earth my plans will entail? Heck no. If you’re like me, consider dining out on the big day – here’s a few of my picks:

 

Cloudland

Part of me is posting Cloudland a bit begrudgingly (my mom’s boyfriend – a 60-year-old-dude – once got turned away because he wasn’t wearing whatever fashionable shoes the Valley was deeming cool that week. Ridiculous) but the other part of me sees what an awesome menu they have. Think lobster, pork belly, turkey, salmon, and other seafood, and dessert, and some beverages! Understandably, it’s $220 a head (children under 13 are $60). Just make sure you’ve got the right socks on. Visit the Cloudland website for more info.

 

Brisbane Sofitel

While we’re at it, let’s throw another high-flyer onto the list: the Ballroom Le Grand in the CBD’s Sofitel. The Christmas buffet lunch will set you back $210 ($105 for kids under 12), but this includes basically everything you could think of: sushi, sashimi, salads, roast meats, seafood, tandoori chicken, and desserts, to name a few dishes. I hear Santa will also be making a visit…check out the Sofitel’s website for more details.

 

Breakfast Creek Wharf

There is a phrase that strikes both fear and delight in me: seafood buffet. If you think you can control yourself around a table full of seafood, roast meat, and inclusive drinks, then get yourself to the Brekkie Creek Wharf. The Christmas buffet lunch is $160 per head ($75 under 12, under three is free), and I’m hoping that includes a non-judgmental environment. Visit their website for more info.

 

Palettes 

Here’s a well-priced option from Palettes Restaurant on Charlotte Street: $89 per adult will get you a traditional three-course lunch or dinner, as well as a glass of Chandon NV Brut. Kids 13-17 are $59, kids four-12 are $39, and the little guys three and under are free!

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