Seafood, Booze and Christmas News

Christmas in Australia is always in the midst of summer, due to the heat Australian’s mostly eat light food such as salads, cold meats, traditional roasts, baked vegetables and mainly seafood. Seafood lovers are all over Australia. Eating seafood for Christmas started out as a trendsetter but now has turned into a part of ‘The Great Australian Christmas Tradition’. What’s a great Christmas without the booze, seafood and juicy Christmas news.

In today’s society when people are time poor and there are varieties of restaurants to choose from, co-ordinating and gathering an event with food, booze, people all in the festive season turns out to be so hard. Instead try one of the below restaurants to eat, drink and celebrate this Christmas.

Harbour Bar and Kitchen

State: New South Wales

Introducing the hottest edition to the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card Program. Sydney’s Harbourside dining precinct – Harbour Bar and Kitchen Spanning across the balcony level of Harbourside, boasting the most desirable location in Darling Harbour, The venuex offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the iconic Sydney city skyline from every seat in the house. HBK is a celebration of all things Smokey, charred and succulent served directly from our roaring coal oven. The menu offers the finest rotisserie meats, seafood and vegetables as well as innovative smaller share plates or simply pop in for a cocktail crafted by in house mixologist across the lavish outdoor bar space.

The Atlantic

State: Victoria

The Atlantic is inspired by the famous New York meat packing district and the hustle and bustle of the fish markets of years gone by, in New York and Chicago. With an uncompromising focus on excellence – the seafood is sourced from Australia’s very best producers, it is this spirit that infuses every aspect of the restaurant, from the design and ambience to service and of course its cuisine- all in this magnificent waterfront location. The Atlantic experience is designed for all the senses and can be enjoyed in many ways, from the oyster bar and a la carte menus through to Donovan Cooke’s signature degustation menus. A true ocean to plate experience and fully licensed bar to enjoy the festive season.

Beachside Pavillion

State: Queensland

Beachside Pavilion has the perfect beachside location specialising in fresh sustainable seafood, succulent steaks, healthy breakfasts, and a mouth-watering all-day menu. With the emphasis on great service, quality food, exceptional cocktails and an approachable wine list, the freshly shucked oysters and seafood display all highlight the freshness and quality of the produce.

The Shorehouse

State: Western Australia

The Shorehouse offers casual beachside dining, overlooking Swanbourne Beach. The modern Australian menu is perfect for a fresh and healthy breakfast, a long lunch on the deck or dinner with friends. The extensive drinks menu varies from cocktails, wines, beers and much more giving options for everyone to quench their thirst.

Bistro Blackwood

State: South Australia

Bistro Blackwood is Jock Zonfrillo’s lively bistro located in the east end of Adelaide’s CBD, and is the sibling of Restaurant Orana which was recently named Australia’s Restaurant of the Year by Gourmet Traveller. It’s a place for everyone that serves a seasonally evolving menu with daily specials drawing from the same indigenous ingredients and techniques that are brought to life at Orana.

Feel like celebrating but not entertaining? Buy a Gourmet Traveller Gift Card and eat, drink, be merry this Christmas.


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