Don’t look any further than Walsh Bay’s many fine restaurants, hotels and bars for a sumptuous, hassle free Christmas feast or memorable New Year’s Eve celebration this year.
To make life even easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive packages of offer in the area this year:
- The Langham Sydney
- Pier One
- Sydney Dance Lounge
- View by Sydney
- Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
The Langham Sydney
Led by Executive Chef, Thomas Heinrich, The Langham Sydney has put together a hand-curated three-course Christmas Eve dinner and five-course Christmas day lunch. Reserving a seat the night before the big day will set you back $130 per person while prices start at $285 per person for the decadent five-course Christmas Day event.
If you want to welcome the new year in style the hotel’s is also offering a glamorous eight course gala dinner in its sophisticated Kent Street Kitchen complete with matched wines plus exclusive, private access to The Sydney Observatory's gated grounds to view the fireworks afterwards. From $550 per person for dinner or $650 per head including gated access to fireworks. http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/sydney/
Pier One is offering a delicious all you can eat Christmas day buffet including a fresh seafood station, live roast carving along with plenty of sides and salads plus dessert for $225 per head for adults and $75 for children – kids under 13 eat free!
Taking advantage of it’s location as one of the city’s best firework vantage spots the heritage listed hotel is all set for ‘POSE’ – a loft-styled NYE party that along with the venue’s hard-to-beat location underneath the Harbour Bridge includes a gourmet feasting station, complimentary drinks, DJs and live entertainment for $499 per head.
Pier One’s ‘Water Wonderland’ NYE dinner party ups the ante by including a fine dining, five course menu including fresh seafood station as well as a champagne tower, all-night complimentary beverage package and live acoustic performances for $699 per person. www.pieronesydneyharbour.com.au
Sydney Dance Lounge
For the first time ever Sydney Dance Lounge is opening up its prime firework vantage point on Pier 4/5 to stage a glamorous, 1920’s-themed New Year’s Eve event. For $150 per head, guests inspired by the dazzling Gatsby style of the era, will be entertained by a six piece band, nibble on canapés and be amazed by one of the city’s top spots to take in the breathtaking NYE firework displays. And the motto for the night? A little party never killed nobody…
View By Sydney
Enjoy the stunning Harbour scenes and take a day off with Christmas lunch at View By Sydney. The special festive event includes a quality contemporary Australian three course menu while the kids are not forgotten and get their own delicious 2 course meal plus a special wrapped gift from Santa. $165 adults, $80 kids (including present).
View’s exceptional firework vantage point is also a great NYE option. Reserving a spot at the venue on this special night covers drinks on arrival, a sublime degustation menu with matched wines as well as kid friendly meals. $295 for adults or $100 for children.
Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
Taking in a unique westerly aspect over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and across the harbour from North Sydney to Balmain, The STC’s Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf is another NYE firework hot spot.
Tickets to its New Year’s party include canapés put together by Chef Geoff Haviland, a glass of sparkling when the clock strikes midnight and quality entertainment by DJ Charlie Villas and DJ Hamo to keep you on the dance floor into 2016 – not forgetting a prime pose take in the fireworks! Tickets $245 per head.