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Christmas 4 Course Lunch at Melbourne Zoo

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Enjoy a magical festive experience at the Zoo

Make Christmas Day a truly special occasion at Melbourne Zoo this year!

Enjoy a delicious Christmas-themed 4 course lunch with all beverages included, a surprise visit from Santa, roving musicians who will add to the festive atmosphere and take a wander through the zoo on Christmas Day!

The dining event will take place at midday and will be presented in a private event space that features views of either its own animal enclosure (the tamarin monkeys or tree kangaroo) or picturesque views across the Japanese Gardens and Lake.

The four-course menu is a tantalising mixture of contemporary Australian Christmas influences as well as everyone's traditional favourites! Each dish will be carefully crafted using the best Victorian produce and the chefs are committed to sourcing sustainable and ethical ingredients.


To Start

Chefs selection of canapes

Freshly baked Zoo Bakery focaccia with olive & balsamic oil


Tasmanian smoked salmon, prawns in a Bloody Mary-style sauce, baby watercress, heirloom radish & beetroot dust


Butter roasted Turkey breast, duck fat roast potatoes, honey glazed carrots, chestnut roasted new season sprouts, red wine & orange peel braised red cabbage, green beans with toasted almonds & grain mustard gravy


Brandy & fruit Christmas pudding served with a rich custard & candid blood orange

Zoo Bakery made mince pies

Vanilla ice-cream with mini French waffles (for children)


The menu is complemented with a 3 hour beverage package, including your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks or juice.

As it's Christmas Day, Santa will drop in for a visit and there will be an appearance from roving musicians performing Christmas classics. Make sure to stop by the photo booth to capture a special family snapshot!

You take a walk through the zoo either before or after lunch - there will be many talks taking place throughout the day and you might even see some of the animals opening their Christmas pressies!

Spoil the whole family by taking them to lunch at Melbourne Zoo this Christmas Day!

Lunch is from 12pm-3pm with entry into the Zoo from 11am.

The price is $225 for adults and $95 for children (2 years-12 years of age) (additional Eventbrite booking fees apply).

Secure your ticket today at

Early bookings are advised as places are limited.

For more information on the event, menu and how to book, please visit, call 9285 9440 or email

*Vegetarian options available. Please request at time of booking.

**Please request all other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Children under 2 years are free of charge and will not receive food unless a child's ticket is booked.

Please advise if you will be bringing children under 2 years to ensure a space at the table for pram or highchair.

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When: Tue. 25 December 2018, 12:00 pm 3:00 pm
Where: Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville, VIC 3052
Cost: $225 for adults and $95 for children (2 years-12 years of age) Eventbrite booking fees apply
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