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Memorable Christmas Celebrations at the Luxurious the Langham, Melbourne

October 16, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

October 2017…Nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like The Langham, Melbourne. Melba Restaurant’s talented brigade of chefs will delight diners by preparing a mix of festive favourites alongside contemporary dishes that include cuisines from around the globe.  From Christmas Eve dinner right through until Boxing Day, Melba Restaurant has added a festive twist to breakfast, lunch and dinner over three days.

The Langham, Melbourne understands that for some, the festive season can be a stressful time of year and finding a dining venue can become tense. Whether it’s an early breakfast, a relaxed long lunch, an afternoon tea, an early or late dinner, The Langham, Melbourne has something on offer for even the most discerning diner and hard to please family member.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Guests can kick off celebrations with a candy cane cocktail or a glass of sparkling before enjoying a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings. The Christmas Eve buffet offerings include Moreton Bay bugs, blue swimmer crab, scallop fettuccine, ginger and crab stir fry, Tandoori pork belly and cider and honey roast leg of lamb. The dessert cabinet will be brimming with salted caramel apple tarts, Kahlua and cream brownies, chocolate éclairs and a fountain with overflowing Lindt chocolate.

Children will be given a special take home gift of cookies, milk and a letter for Santa while all guests are welcome to marvel at the hotel’s two-storey Christmas tree.

Early Christmas Eve dinner will be from 5pm until 7:30pm.

Adults dine for $159.00 while children dine for $99.00. Guaranteed window tables are available for $179 per adult.

Second seating commences from 8:30pm until 11pm. Adults dine for $175.00 while children dine for $99.00. Guaranteed window tables are available for $195 per adult.

Christmas Day Breakfast

Families, friends and couples can get a head start on Christmas festivities with a relaxed breakfast to start the day. The extensive breakfast options include smoked salmon, bacon rashers, hash browns, grilled sausages, maple ham and cheese croissant and eggs made to order. Plus, diners can indulge in fluffy pancakes, cinnamon Danish, Bircher muesli, stewed and citrus fruits and chilled seasonal lemons served with either a freshly squeezed juice or blended smoothie.

Breakfast is served from 6:30am until 10:30am.  Adults can dine for $135 and children dine for $85.

Christmas Day Lunches at The Langham, Melbourne

Christmas Day lunch at The Langham, Melbourne is available in no less than three venues. Melba Restaurant, Clarendon Ballroom and Alto, the hotel’s rooftop venue, each host their own distinct take on Christmas Day lunch.

Christmas Day Lunch at Melba Restaurant

Christmas Day lunch at Melba Restaurant is $399.00 per adult and $199.00 per child including all of the festive trimmings imaginable from Western Australian rock lobster with ruby grapefruit, South Australian Pacific oysters, honey-glazed leg of ham and Tasmanian crayfish.  The dessert buffet will be laden with candy cane and red velvet trifle, gingerbread caramel swirl cupcake, a twist on classic mince pies with a touch of chocolate and a modern take on traditional pudding and a Christmas crumble pudding. Free-flowing premium wine from South Australia’s Penfolds and Yarra Valley’s Coldstream Hills and beers all included.

In addition to the hearty lunch, there will also be roving entertainers, Christmas carollers and adorable presents from the man in red for children up to 9 years.

Lunch is served from 12:30pm until 4pm and guaranteed windows are available at $439.00 per adult and $239.00 per child.

Christmas Day Lunch at Clarendon Ballroom 

The Langham, Melbourne’s Clarendon Ballroom will be adorned with enchanting decorations to create the perfect setting to celebrate Christmas. Guests will be spoilt for choice with over 20 dishes from which to choose. From fresh water yabbies, Queensland king prawns, prosciutto with rock melon to grilled cutlets of lamb with rosemary, crisp skin salmon with green beans, prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, veal scallopini with mushroom and tomato and turkey breast with cranberry sauce and sage stuffing, diners will surely have a Christmas lunch to remember.

There will also be a “Kids Only” room complete with Playstations, games and a slushie machine for the young and the young at heart.

Lunch will be served from 12pm until 3:30pm.

Adults dine for $349.00 and children can dine for $199.00 for a minimum table of four paying guests.

Christmas Day Lunch at Alto

Located on level 25 of the hotel, Alto offers an unparalleled view of the Yarra River and city skyline for guests wishing to experience a sophisticated lunch with the finest cuisine.

Western Australian rock lobster, Queensland king prawns, Moreton bay bugs, South Australia Pacific oysters, blue fin tuna, Tasmanian salmon sashimi, green lip mussel and Port Fairy blue swimmer crab will be served for entree while the main course stations will offer Wagyu beef sirloin with Bordelaise sauce and Yorkshire pudding, turkey breast with cranberry sauce, honey-glazed leg of ham and roasted vegetables and potatoes accompanied by Coldstream Hills’ and Penfolds’ exquisite red and white wine collection, beers, soft drinks and juices.

Diners are encouraged to save room for decadent desserts from Christmas mince tarts, tiramisu, traditional Christmas pudding, dark chocolate and praline mousse  to Yule log, Christmas macarons, vanilla bean crème brulee, Victorian cheeses and last but not least, a  brimming Lindt chocolate.

Christmas Day Dinner at Melba Restaurant

Guests can choose from over 40 delectable dishes from the traditional festive favourites to diverse flavours from different cuisines including Italian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese to name just some.

Guests will also be able to enjoy wine from Coldstream Hills and Penfolds and a premium selection of sparkling wine and beers.

And what about dessert? There will be candy cane and red velvet trifles, Christmas crumble pies, sticky fig and butterscotch soufflés, Gundowring ice creams plus Melba’s famous melted chocolate fountain.

Dinner is served from 6pm until 11pm. Adults dine for $299.00 and children can dine for $175.00.  Guaranteed windows are available at $399.00 per adult and $199.00 per child.

Christmas Day Afternoon Tea at Aria Bar & Lounge

Guests seeking an alternative to breakfast, lunch and dinner may opt to visit Aria Bar and Lounge and enjoy a Christmas-themed chocolate bar and afternoon tea.

Think Christmas stuffing quiche, Yule logs, Christmas pudding as well as time-honoured favourites such as ribbon sandwiches and fluffy, freshly baked scones with chantilly cream served with free flowing espresso coffee, hot chocolate and loose-leaf Wedgwood teas.

$139.00 per adult includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and $89.00 per child.

There will be two servings from 12pm until 2pm and 3pm concluding at 5pm.

In addition to this plethora of dining options, a few surprise prizes are on offer from The Langham, Melbourne such as return flights to London for two via Thai Airways, a flights and accommodation package to stay at The Langham, Sydney and a complimentary night stay in the Chairman’s suite at The Langham, Melbourne.

Guests are also encouraged to take full advantage of the holiday season and extend the celebrations into Boxing Day at Melba restaurant.

The Langham, Melbourne has thought of every detail to ensure this year’s Christmas celebration is one to remember.

Bookings may be made by emailing Lauren Tuinder at lauren.tuinder@langhamhotels.com or by calling 1800 641 107. More information is available at melbarestaurant.com.au.

Our top tip?  Book early to avoid disappointment. Traditionally, The Langham, Melbourne’s Christmas Day events regularly sell out.

The Langham, Melbourne also offers a Summer Loving package to guests who would like to stay in-house and enjoy Melbourne’s summer season in the heart of the city. The Summer Loving package is available from $395.00 which includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two adults and two children at Melba Restaurant, complimentary parking plus two children’s backpacks.

This offer is valid from Sunday 9 October until Saturday 31 March 2018 and may be booked by visiting langhamhotels.com/melbourne.

It’s fair to say, The Langham, Melbourne has the festive season all wrapped up.


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