A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published October 7th 2017
Take the worry out of cooking on Christmas Day
Although it is still about 11 weeks before Christmas time, the shops already have Christmas items on their shelves! This seems to happen earlier and earlier each year - or is it just my imagination? You can already buy Christmas cakes, as well as Christmas confectionery and cards, so for many of us, it is time to start planning for our Christmas Day.
This year at one of the large stores you also have a choice to meet Santa Claus or Mrs Claus. I find this rather amusing as I fear to think what they will come up with next - traditionally it is Santa Claus and now Mrs Claus has appeared!
Despite all this early hype, Christmas Day is one of the times when you need to book a restaurant early as the places sell out fast and early! One of the sites I wanted to list here has three different places for lunch and all three are already booked out.
So I have compiled a list of fifteen different places where you will be able to get a pleasant Christmas lunch.
You can already book in for most of these and if you are not entertaining at home, I would strongly urge you to book early so you don't miss out - there is nothing worse than having to take "second best" because a restaurant is fully booked for an event.
1. THE QUEENS This great old pub is situated in Highgate and will be open for your Christmas lunch, with a three-course set menu.
You can see the menu here and make a booking here.
3. ELMERS IN THE VALLEY
Here in the Swan Valley, you can have a sumptuous gourmet buffet with a wide range of items to suit a variety of tastes. The buffet lunch includes cold and hot options as well as a carvery station and is complete with a dessert buffet, plus a three-hour beverage package is included.
4. NOVOTEL PERTH
This hotel is situated in Perth just out of the City and there is parking underneath. Their lunch will consist of a festive buffet of fresh seafood, roast carvery with traditional trimmings, a sumptuous array of hot and cold dishes, plus a selection of desserts.
7. INTERNATIONAL ON THE WATER
This is a restaurant I recently discovered recently, situated in Ascot and it was a brilliant place. With parking right outside, their Christmas Day lunch will be a buffet and you couldn't find a nicer spot than this.
Situated right on the banks of the swan River
Children (3-11 yrs) $45.00
Children (under 3) FREE
14. THE PAGODA RESORT
Situated in Como, you can celebrate Christmas lunch in the elegant surroundings of the historic Ballroom at the Pagoda Resort & Spa from. Here you can enjoy a 5-course set menu inclusive of a 3-hour premium beverage package, live music, decorations plus children under 12 receive a Christmas gift.