Whether you’re looking to celebrate the holiday season in style, treat a loved one to something special or come together with friends and family over a spectacular feast, The Sheraton Grand at Sydney’s Hyde Park is the perfect place to go.
Helping people celebrate this joyous time of year, the five-star hotel has launched an exciting line-up of dining experiences, ranging from Christmas feasts to Royal High Tea, wine & cheese buffets and even Sunday brunch.
Check out all the highlight happening at the Sheraton Grand Sydney this festive season:
Christmas Day feasts
Christmas Day doesn’t get much grander than at Feast, the hotel’s award-winning, signature restaurant. Having already become a popular tradition for many families, this year’s Christmas Day lunch will be expanded across the first-floor restaurant as well as the Grand Ballroom and the entire second floor.
On the menu, the famous seafood buffet will make a return along with traditional roast turkey, honey glazed ham and bush marinated lamb with extra Asian dishes and Western favourites also in the mix. For dessert, all the Christmas classics will be on offer including pudding, mince pies, panettone and pavlova as well as a few extra sweet treats to cater to everyone’s tastes.
Expect decadent decorations, live music, a visit from Santa for the kids, and plenty of cheer in the room. Alternatively for those who prefer to stay at home, the Sheraton Grand Sydney is also offering a take-away service in December. Gourmet roast turkey or honey and star anise glazed ham can be expertly prepared by one of the hotel’s chefs, with just 48 hours’ notice.
Christmas Eve Lunch and Dinner: $165 adults / $82.50 children.
Christmas Day Lunch: $355 per adult (includes welcome cocktail, sparkling wine, white and red wine, beer) Children 12-17 $275, 4-11 $195, under 3 free. Dinner: $209 per adult, $114 children.
Take-away: Turkey $240 or $390 with all the trimmings / Ham $280 or $430 with all the trimmings. Order by calling 02 9286 6000.
This December, a festive-themed high tea buffet will be available on the ground floor at The Gallery. Enjoy a selection of artisanal small plates including turkey bruschetta with cranberry jelly, compressed watermelon with crab and avocado foam, pumpkin and feta quiche, and rare roast beef on charcoal bread with horseradish snow. Plus specially crafted festive sweet treats including a white hazelnut petit four Snowman and a raspberry petite gateau Santa. High tea stands are available Monday to Friday while the high tea buffet will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
However, if you’re after something with a little extra pizazz, the Royal High Tea is all about glamorous fun. The ornate menu combines innovative techniques with classic traditions and is served with a glass of vintage champagne in The Royal Suite on Sundays by appointment only.
Royal High Tea:
$250 per couple including Moët & Chandon ‘Grand Vintage’
$495 per couple including Dom Pérignon
Available Sundays by reservation only
The Grand Sunday Brunch
It’s no secret that Aussie’s love a good Sunday brunch and the Sheraton Grand’s new brunch concept certainly does not disappoint. Starting in The Conservatory Bar, guests will be able to choose between an Aperol spritz or Bloody Mary on arrival before enjoying canapés and a lavish grazing table.
However, keep your appetite because you’ll then move on to the hotel’s Feast restaurant for, quite literally, a feast. Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you indulge in an impressive selection of seafood, including fresh crab, lobsters, oysters and prawns; to sushi and sashimi, antipasti, assorted cold cuts, and Australian cheeses. Live cooking stations will also be set up along with an endless selection of mouth-watering desserts – if you can fit them in, that is.
The Grand Sunday Brunch runs from 11:30am Sundays and costs $195 per person. Bookings are made at feastsydney.com.au.
Weekday specials at The Gallery
The festivities don’t stop when the weekend ends. The Sheraton Grand Sydney also recently launched two mid-week dining concepts at The Gallery which are ideal for a bit of after-work fun with friends.
Wednesday is wine and cheese night with a buffet of all the cheese you could ask for and free-flowing wine to get you through hump day.
While Thursday night is all about freshly shucked oysters and house-cured salmon, served with bottomless bubbles to kick off the weekend.
Wine & Cheese Buffet in The Gallery
5:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesdays – $65 per person
Oysters, Salmon & Champagne in The Gallery
5:30pm to 7:30pm Thursdays – $59 per person or upgrade to free-flowing Moet Chandon Champagne for an additional $40 per person