Melbourne Zoo Christmas Day Lunch (LAKESIDE)

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Melbourne Zoo

Elliott Ave

Parkville, VIC 3052


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Enjoy Christmas Day at Melbourne Zoo with a special buffet lunch at the Lakeside Cafe!

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Christmas Day at the Zoo!

Why not join us for a festive buffet lunch in the LAKESIDE CAFE (closed to the public) where you will find the best of the season’s Christmas fare including seafood, salads & roasted meats, followed by an enticing grand dessert buffet.

Santa will make a guest appearance and the photo booth will capture your 2019 Christmas day special moments. Roving musicians will entertain and delight you with some festive tunes.Wander through the Zoo grounds and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the animals on this special day whilst taking advantage of the exciting Zoo Keeper talks.

Alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the 3-hour event as well as a range of soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.

Full menu to be posted here shortly.

Wednesday 25 December 2019

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

Adults : $245 * | Zoo Member Adult: $223 *

Child (5 -15 years): $95* | Zoo Member Child (5-15 years): $86* Children under 5 are free

Children 4 years and under are free of charge, however please select “4 & under (seat)” or “4 & under (high chair)” depending on what is suitable for each individual guest.

*Eventbrite booking fees apply.

**Zoo Member tickets require a valid Zoo Membership card which must be presented on entry. Zoo Members cannot buy a Zoo Member ticket for non members.

Please request all dietary requirements at time of booking.


Seafood & Charcuterie Selection

Fresh pacific oysters on ice with assorted condiments

Char-grilled summer prawns, green papaya & mango salsa

Beetroot & vodka house cured Atlantic salmon

Charcuterie selection, antipasti of grilled & marinated vegetables, olives & cheeses, crispbreads & grissini

Freshly baked Zoo Bakery artisan breads

Hot Items & Traditional Roast Station

Golden maple & bourbon glazed Christmas ham,

Slow roasted striploin of high-country with thyme & horseradish, grain mustard & cider jus

Butter & chestnut roasted turkey breast with baby onions & heirloom carrots, cranberry sauce

Cranberry, apple & sage roasted vegetable loaf, salsa verde

Lemon thyme roast potatoes & young parsnips, pangrattato

Dukkha baked pumpkin with fetta crumble

Steamed green beans toasted almonds, pomegranate & raspberry vinaigrette

Salads & Cold Selection

Asparagus, golden beet & goats cheese summer tart with baby sorrel

Heirloom young tomato salad, torn mozzarella & basil, olives

Roasted cauliflower & yoghurt salad, coriander, cumin, almonds & pomegranate

Chermoula braised eggplant, smoked labna, toasted seeds

Forager salad pomegranate toasted seeds flowers

Dessert Station

Traditional Christmas pudding with a rich brandy custard

A selection of mini cakes, French pastries & petite tartlets

Build your own pavlova bar with fresh summer berries, white peach & vanilla curd, double cream & chocolate crunch, pistachio praline

White chocolate & champagne mousse, raspberry gel

Seasonal fruit platter with stone fruits, cherries & mangoes

Australian cheese selection, lavosh & quince paste

Zoo Bakery mince pies

To book at one of our other Christmas Day Lunch venues at Melbourne Zoo, click on the link below:

Terms & Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable. If you have a special dietary request please include requests at the time of booking to ensure we can organise appropriate catering. Food items may change depending on seasonal availability. Children's tickets are required for those aged 5-15 years old. For children under this age, please select either “4 & under (seat)” OR “4 & under (high chair)”. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a licensed event. Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by adults aged 18 and over. Suitable proof of age identification (license, passport, key card) will be required. Clients will be held responsible for ensuring that their guests behave and consume alcohol in a responsible manner and that guests under the age of 18 years old do not consume alcohol. RA (Restaurant Associates) reserves the right to request proof of identification before serving alcoholic beverages to guests. RA reserves the right to refuse the supply of alcohol to patrons who appear intoxicated. RA reserve the right to ask intoxicated and/or disorderly patrons to vacate the premises at any time. No refunds will be made for guests that are refused service or asked to vacate the premises because of intoxication or disorderly behaviour. A valid Zoo Membership is required for each Zoo Member ticket purchased. A valid Zoo Membership card must be presented on entry for each Zoo Member ticket predeceased. Zoo Members cannot buy a Zoo Member ticket for non members.

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