Best lunch spots to soak up the spring sun
Spring has sprung and with it comes a season of al fresco dining and long lazy lunches. Whether it’s getting the girls together for an overdue catch up or celebrating with someone special, we’ve got you covered with the best spots in your city to soak up the spring sun. Don’t forget, with the Citibank Dining Program free offer, all Citi cardholders can get a free bottle of wine at any of the restaurants featured.
Set on a picturesque 12,000 acre property just an hour from Brisbane sits hyper-local dining destination, Homage. This block boasts an 89-bed market garden, surrounded by mango trees and beehives. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a crisp bottle of semillon that’s free to all Citi cardholders. Homage’s market garden, smokehouse, coal pits and rotisserie make for a deliciously diverse menu ideal for sharing over a lazy spring lunch. Heroing local produce, wood oven roasted Homage farm lamb served with flat breads, jalapeno, fermented macadamia and their mouth-watering beef brisket with fermented cabbage and charred lime are the perfect centrepiece for your meal. Homage hosts a vibrant verandah with fortnightly jazz musicians, creating a blissfully relaxed dining experience like no other. All Citi cardholders can pick up a free bottle of red or white wine when you dine at Homage - music to your ears!
Standing tall on the corner of Hill and Hay Streets in the Perth Mint precinct you’ll find the iconic Heritage pub which has been restored into a vibrant inner city local. If you’re looking for a sunny afternoon in a beer garden with good mates, then look no further. The menu is bursting with modern twists to pub classics like the king snapper fillet served with vegetable quinoa, sauteed snowpeas and cherry tomatoes with a mango and chilli salsa. For something more hearty, The Grosvington prime fillet steak is topped with homemade pate, mushroom duxelle and puff pastry served with rosemary seasalt potatoes and can be washed down with a rich and fruity cabernet sauvignon that’s free to all Citi cardholders. This is al-fresco dining at its best.
There’s no better spot in Sydney to soak up the spring sun than Aqua Dining. In prime position overlooking the world-famous Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Luna Park, Aqua Dining offers the ultimate Sydney dining experience. Enjoy a fresh and citrusy glass of Pinot Grigio as you take in the waterfront views and peruse Italian dishes such as freshly made agnolotti pasta with smoked trout, asparagus and lemon gel. Or, tuck into the succulent pork belly with kale, sweet potato and dates which add a hint of sweetness to the dish.
A stone’s throw away from the water, The Pier is one of a kind in Melbourne overlooking the Bay Street Port. This waterside spot is a haven for any seafood lover with pan seared fish tacos on the menu and a delicious seafood linguini made up of tiger prawns, scallops, calamari, mussels, cherry tomatoes and rocket tossed in a white wine sambal chilli sauce. If fish doesn’t take your fancy, the 12 hour slow cooked lamb shoulder served with beetroot hummus puree, a mixed olive and feta salad and wood fired flatbread will definitely be ticking all your boxes. An impressive meal that can be partnered with a vibrant bottle of shiraz bursting with juicy red plum fruits and black spices, free to Citi cardholders.
Ready to soak up the sun? Check out the hundreds of partner restaurants across the country where you’re entitled as a Citi cardholder to a free bottle of wine.