An impeccable restaurant for a festive occasion is Ambrosia Mediterranean Cuisine in Hawthorn East. The white-cloth family restaurant is a local favourite and is known for its friendly atmosphere and use of fresh ingredients.
The restaurant has maintained its reputation for serving a careful selection of char-grilled meats and seafood. Whilst you can choose to go la carte, the banquet course, Ambrosia Experience, is recommended at $48.50 (as of December 2012) per person, available to be shared among four friends / family members or more. With the starter of Mediterranean dips and bread, Ambrosia will give you all of what they are well-known for, including chargrilled skewers of meat and seafood in one big party plate as pictured above.
To accompany your meal, a large selection of wines and beers are in house, along with a wall of liqueurs at the bar. This char-grilled heaven is located conveniently at Camberwell Junction. Make a booking to be sure you'll get a seat.