A Christmas in July feast

If this year heasn’t gone quick enough for you, here we are talking about Christmas. Oh Christmas, that joyous time before the world was brought to its knees.

Well that time couldn’t come around soon enough again, but rather than fast forward the next six months, D’Arcy Arms Irish Pub has got something for you now to put a ho in your woes.

For the whole month of July, the famed Surfers Paradise pub is serving their famed Christmas in July menu to warm your soul.

Yes the tinsel and baubles are already up, the open fireplace has been lit and you should get down there asap to reserve your spot for a merry time.

If you’re thinking, isn’t it a bit weird to be celebrating Christmas already? Bah humbug!

This is a feast of epic proportions, a warm and cosy space (the delightful green four-leaf clover carpet gets us everytime!) and the ultimate excuse to catch-up with friends you haven’t seen due to some unspoken limitations on life.

Speaking of ultimate feasting, what can you expect from the $50 three course menu?

Well…the elves have been busy this year. Your entree will start with shared table garlic bread and a hearty pumpkin soup to line your belly. But be prepared for your ultimate festive main.

A trio of meats including crowd favourites roast turkey, ham off the bone and roast pork are accompanied by seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy (there’s gravy boats on the table too, because I’ll decide how much gravy my meat swims in thanks).

And if you think you are totally spent by this point, that’s about when the dessert of desserts is placed in front of you. A traditional pudding with Brandy custard and ice-cream will tempt you to finish every bite.

Now I’ve heard much chat about this Dry July business, but I really don’t think it’s the year for that, so after you’ve licked your bowl clean there’s nothing more warming than having a goblet of red and sitting in front of the open fire until you’re ready to brave the chill outside.

So do your tastebuds a favour and book a spot with your crew for a feast of the ages. Christmassy dress up strongly encouraged.

LOCATION: 2923 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
HOURS: Mon – Tue 5pm to 9pm, Wed – Thu 12pm to 9pm, Fri – Sat 12pm to 10pm and Sun 12pm to 8pm

Words by Carly Snodgrass


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