Christmas, the one day of the year when you can absolutely stuff yourself silly with no regrets. One day of over-indulgence just isn’t enough though is it, so some smarty pants came up with the idea of Christmas in July and here we are.
In honour of eating and drinking all the delicious Christmas things mid year (because why not), here’s a list of local joints (from north to south) getting involved in this excellent time.
Merry half Christmas kids.
Bazaar at QT Gold Coast
Prepare yourselves for the smell of cinnamon (best served in an espresso martini) and the sound of jingle bells a.k.a. total happiness at Bazaar this Christmas in July. Load your plate with tasty glazed ham, roast turkey, slow cooked rosemary lamb and beef wellington. Choose from an array of vibrant salads then smother your spiced pumpkin pie in chocolate from the decadent chocolate fountains, all washed down with festive inspired cocktails. Children are $29 and Adults $79.50 on Thursday 25th July.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
Our Irish friends at D’Arcy Arms serve up a mean Christmas feast throughout July. The $50 set menu comes with herb bread and potato and leek soup, traditional roasts (turkey, pork and ham off the bone), roasted seasonal vegetables, cranberry and apple sauce, stuffing, gravy and of course traditional pudding with brandy anglaise and vanilla bean ice cream (YUM). There’s plenty of Christmas cheer in the form of decorations and a crackling log fire too. How good.
Where: 2923 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Experience the cheer of Christmas in the middle of winter at Tees Clubhouse, RACV Royal Pines Resort on Wednesday 24th July. Begin the merrymaking with a drink on arrival and candlelight carols. Then gather your loved ones and indulge in a traditional Christmas feast, presented family share style for just $42 per person. RACV’s Tees’ Clubhouse is famed with locals for its great casual dining, magnificent views of the golf course and hearty meals.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross St, Benowa
The crew at The Collective are set to dish-up all your festive favourites this Christmas in July with a snowy winter paradise party that you won’t want to miss. . The merrymaking will take place on Friday 5th July with a lavish four-course dinner and a welcome drink on arrival. Indulge in dishes like Mother Hubards Honey Ham Pigs in Blankets and Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin for the vegos plus after eight soft chocolate for dessert. There’ll be a live band and DJ playing until late and tickets are $69 per person.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
It’s a carvnivores Christmas in July at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards on Saturday July 27th from 11:30am until 2:30pm. Experience a culinary feast and celebrate the farmers and producers of the beautiful Scenic Rim as you savour a sumptuous five-course degustation menu paired with O’Reilly’s handcrafted artisan wines. The first course is BBQ glazed Beef Ribs from Running Creek Beef matched with O’Reilly’s Sparkling Chambourcin. You’ll be happy as a pig in mud.
Where: 852 Pine Street, Canungra
Words by Kirra Smith