Where to celebrate Christmas in July
Australian winters are chilly and the nights are long, but this season is home to one of the best-loved Aussie traditions – a second Christmas.
We’ve put together a list of the perfect restaurants across Australia to host your Christmas in July lunch. So wrap up and settle in this month to celebrate with your loved ones - and don’t forget to make the most of the free bottle of wine for Citi cardholders.
Turn your Christmas in July lunch into a spectacular affair by booking a table at Burwood Teppanyaki House. Sit back and enjoy the show as a team of highly skilled chefs expertly flip and fry Wagyu beef and succulent tiger prawns on the hotplate in front of you – a few flames add a pinch of extra drama. A unique dining experience, teppanyaki is a great way of making Christmas in July a unique occasion.
For a change to the traditional Christmas cuisine, why not try some award-winning Indian fare. Offering authentic regional dishes from all over India, Roti Boti’s menu is designed to be shared, so get a group together to make the most of the experience – and the free bottle of wine for Citi cardholders. Try the rich and creamy butter chicken or the slow cooked goat rogan josh and fight for the last garlic naan to soak up the delicious sauces. A welcome change to the traditional festive menu, this is bound to be a Christmas in July you won’t forget.
Don’t let the traditional exterior fool you, The Observer Hotel provides a bright, fresh ambience with plenty of space for a big family gathering. Serving up classic pub favourites with a modern twist, there’s a perfect, hearty lunch choice for everyone. Don’t forget to pick up your free bottle of wine as a Citi cardholder – a rich red should go well with the steak and chips. The Observer is just a stone’s throw from the Christmas in July village in The Rocks, so be sure to plan a whole afternoon of family festivities.
Allium’s approachable fine-dining menu combines expert cooking technique with seasonal Australian ingredients - so you can make the most of winter by enjoying great Aussie produce with your loved ones. Try the Spencer Gulf Kingfish with a crisp glass of white, or the Goldfields lamb rump with smoked yoghurt, date and vanilla for a real winter warmer. Make sure you leave enough room for dessert. Cheesecake, chocolate pudding and panna cotta are all on the menu. It is Christmas, after all…
As a Citi cardholder you’re entitled to a free bottle of wine at almost 400 restaurants across Australia, a great way to get your Christmas in July party started. So what are you waiting for? Book a restaurant now.