Make your Christmas one to remember at The Star
Sydney’s premier entertainment destination, The Star, will deck the halls this Christmas and get into the Christmas spirit with premium dining and entertainment experiences to make this holiday season one to remember.
Forget about cooking this Christmas day and indulge in one of three bespoke dining options at The Star’s signature restaurants, including Sokyo, BLACK by ezard and Osteria Balla Manfredi. There are also casual dining Christmas Day specials at the Garden Buffet, Pizzaperta, Fat Noodle and the Food Quarter.
The Star is the go-to Christmas party destination this festive season with everything from private dining options available across signature restaurants, sophisticated cocktail functions to unbeatable views from Sky Terrace rooftop bar.
Christmas Shopping Night at The Star
Wrap up your Christmas shopping at The Star’s glamorous Christmas Shopping Night on Thursday, 10 December at 6pm-8pm – a shopper’s delight with special offers, treats and entertainment for one night only.
The Star’s retail precinct will be humming as shoppers sip on complimentary Chandon sparkling wine and enjoy festive treats from Adriano Zumbo and Gelato Messina, plus gourmet wine and cheese samples from Osteria Manfredi Balla.
Christmas comes early with exclusive offers like 15–50% discounts and 20% off The Star gift cards from 6pm (while stocks last). Shoppers will also have the chance to win a range of luxury prizes including a Saint Laurent bag valued at $3,299, Salvatore Ferragamo bag, Bottega Veneta wallet and more. Spend $100 or more and receive free parking upon presenting your receipt at the cloakroom.
BLACK by ezard
Enjoy culinary bliss this Christmas Day with a premium five-course menu ($155pp) by Teage Ezard. Guests can take in the sweeping Sydney Harbour views and sip on a Christmas-inspired cocktail as the chefs prepare the hand-crafted menu featuring mouthwatering king fish, oysters and king crab. Choose from turkey macadamia nut stuffing, roasted pork belly, or pan-fried snapper for main course. Finish with a pre-dessert of summer berries and dessert of chocolate parfait with brandy custard and gingerbread crumble. The young folk can also enjoy a cheerful children’s menu for $55.
Osteria Balla Manfredi
Culinary legend Stefano Manfredi will delight guests with the very best of European fare, serving a family-style, four-course lunch menu ($145pp). Starting with a glass of prosecco, guests will relish traditional antipasti, duo di pasta of ravioli filled with scampi, secondi of stuffed roast turkey wrapped in prosciutto and sage, and dolce – a traditional Christmas panettone. Children are welcome with a set menu for $65. Children under five eat for free!
Try something different this Christmas and let Sokyo executive chef and Japanese cuisine master, Chase Kojima take you on a memorable Japanese-inspired Christmas lunch. Guests can make their selection from the Sokyo à la carte menu, including maguro tataki, dengakuman, tuna crispy rice and more.
Garden Buffet will boast an elaborate selection of fresh gourmet seafood, house-made pizzas, pastas, crisp salads, mouth-watering international hot favourites, and traditional roasts with all the festive trimmings. Adults can complete their meal with a selection of Australian farmhouse cheeses and a Christmas-inspired dessert buffet and candy bar, while the little ones have a special visit from Santa Claus and can enjoy face painting, carols and Christmas crackers. Bookings from 11.30am.
Take in the spectacular Sydney weather and enjoy harbourside dining with casual Italian fare at Stefano Manfredi’s Pizzaperta and enjoy a star-shaped pizza di scarole napoletana with one litre of chilled, homemade red wine sangria for $50.
Enjoy the very best of Australia’s fresh seafood and get festive at Luke Nguyen’s famed Fat Noodle with salt and pepper Crystal Bay prawns and Pacific oysters with wasabi mayo and chilli dressing for $18, followed by baked blue eye cod with Vietnamese herb crunchy rice flakes, seasonal greens and lemon butter sauce for $29.
The Star’s Food Quarter will be open on Christmas Day offering a range of special festive menu options.
Sip and savour specially crafted cocktails with the city skyline backdrop on Christmas Eve at Cherry Bar. Enjoy your favourite Christmas beats with food and drink specials to get you in the Christmas spirit including the Christmas Flip cocktail with rum, vanilla and Christmas spices ($16) and the unmissable Royal Punch with gin, strawberry shrub, champagne and mint ($60 for 4 people). Open 5pm until late.
Great for groups, Rock Lily is the place to start the festive season early with the Searching for a Stolen Christmas cocktail ($14) special throughout December. Always lively, Rock Lily lets you start your night with an aperitif or stop by after dinner at one of The Star’s signature restaurants to continue your evening. Open from 2pm until late. Entry is free.
24/7 Sports Bar
Watch your favourite games across three mega screens and 43 LCD screens while treating yourself to the ‘Reef and Beef’ 250g scotch fillet, garlic tiger prawns, beer battered fries and red wine jus, for just $24. Available 25-28 December. Open all day with food and drink specials.
CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PACKAGES
From private dining rooms at The Star’s signature restaurants, to elegant cocktail bars and panoramic views from Sky Terrace, The Star has a host of options to ensure your celebration is unforgettable. Choose from a variety of venues, packages and offers for parties of 12 or more. For inspiration, enquiries and reservations fill in the enquiry form on The Star Functions and Events page
For more information about what’s on at The Star this Christmas, visit www.star.com.au/christmas. For reservations, please call 1800 700 700.
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About The Star
The Star is Sydney’s only world-class casino and entertainment destination. The Star offers award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 14-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee. The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 250 events since opening in January 2013, including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Starlight Foundation and Thomas Kelly Foundation and international talent such as Ricky Martin, Seal, Cold Play and Alicia Keys. For more information or enquiries, visit www.star.com.au or call 1800 700 700.