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Published November 22nd 2014
Christmas Lunch never looked so good
Christmas is the most special time of the year. There is so much to be done - decorating the house, buying gifts, sending cards, and all that cooking! But if you can't see yourself sweating over a hot stove or bbq this Christmas, and all you really want to do is relax, then why not indulge and head to one of the many wonderful buffets spreading lots of yuletide cheer on the Coast this year! (And if you don't fancy a buffet this year, take a look at the mouth-watering menus below for some seriously scrumptious Christmas lunch ideas you can cook at home!)
Where: The Noosa Reef Hotel
Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm
Prices: Adult $90, Child (4-12yrs) $25, Child 3yrs and under dines free. Bookings Essential.
Prices: Adult $154, Teen (12-17yrs) $103.50, Child under 12 $57.50, Member $139. For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org
Menu: A delicious gourmet buffet lunch including beer, wine, sparkling, soft drinks and juices. Menu highlights include slow roast lamb with garlic and rosemary, maple glazed double baked ham, Mooloolaba prawns, salmon fillets and refreshing salads.
Prices: Adult $85, Child (5-12yrs) $29, Kids under 5yrs dine free.
Menu: Bread rolls, green salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad, antipasto veges, king prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, ham, roast pork, roast turkey, steamed veges, roast potatoes and pumpkin, Christmas puddings, trifle, mini bite desserts, and a cheese platter.
Bonus: Free gift for every child, and an appearance by Santa.
Menu: King prawns, tiger prawns, oysters, Moreton Bay bug tails, crabs, smoked salmon, roast turkey with stuffing, honey glazed smoked leg ham, roast beef fillet, steamed barramundi, herb gnocchi, potatoes and yam, steamed vegetables, caesar salad, green salad, potato salad, smoked and cured meats, sweet potato and goat cheese salad, radish and beet salad, Christmas pudding with vanilla anglaise, White Christmas meringues, cakes/terrines/gateaux, mince pies, Black Forest torte, fruit salad, cream and coulis, cheeses and crackers. Bonus: Santa's visit with gifts for kids, 2.5 hour premium beverage package (beer, wine, soft drinks).