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Celebrate Christmas in July at the Lounge at Amaroo!

21 Jun 2022 | The Lounge

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With the dreary winter weather upon us, you can be forgiven for feeling a little gloomy and lacking the desire to go out and do anything. But this is the exact reason why you NEED to celebrate Christmas in July this year and lift your spirits this winter.

The Lounge at Amaroo have a special Christmas in July celebration planned this year, and we would love you to come along!

Why do we celebrate Christmas in July?

Christmas in July is not nearly as big as the December Christmas period, but it’s still a great excuse to celebrate! Christmas in July is becoming more popular in Australia as our population becomes more diverse. Australia has British and European heritage, and as such there is a strong attachment to the tradition of celebrating Christmas in cold weather. 

July is generally the coldest month of winter in Australia and so it makes sense to have a second Christmas celebration to allow Australians to experience the northern hemisphere style Christmas. Cold weather, winter clothes, hearty foods, roast dinners, and warm drinks in front of fireplaces and bonfires, just like Christmas back home. 

Australians have grown up singing Christmas carols about “dashing through the snow”, so why not get onboard with a winter Christmas and enjoy the experience!

A Christmas Feast!

The Lounge at Amaroo are taking Christmas in July celebrations to the next level with one of the most exciting menus on offer!

Our Christmas in July event is for one day only, and you’ll need to make your booking in advance so that you don’t miss out. You can choose from a 2-course or 3-course meal, and with so much on offer, you won’t be disappointed!

Start with a delectable entrée of whipped goat’s cheese with honey, pomegranate, and charred baguette; spicy grilled prawns with mango, fresh herbs and pistachios; or the heavenly sous vide beef, sliced and topped with mushrooms, almonds, and jus.

Your main course comes with four choices, and each selection has been carefully created to really give that festive experience.

If it’s a traditional roast you’re looking for, our rolled turkey breast comes stuffed with sage and onion, and is served with all the trimmings, plus Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Or there’s our herb-crusted rack of lamb which is served with truffle mash potato, greens, and mint and rosemary jus. Also on offer is pan-seared barramundi with cauliflower gratin, greens, and fresh herbs; or for a vegetarian choice we have ricotta gnocchi with pumpkin and burnt sage butter.

Top off your meal with a tantalising dessert! An Aussie Christmas favourite, our pavlova is served with fresh cream, berries, chocolate shavings and berry coulis. But if you’re going for the full winter Christmas experience, you can’t go past our traditional Christmas pudding with brandy anglaise and broken meringue. Our dessert menu also offers seasonal fruit with sorbet and spun sugar.

The Lounge at Amaroo has a dazzling selection of wines and spirits to accompany your meal, and our cocktail bar is open to really make your Christmas in July feast that little more spectacular!

Good friends and food around the fireplace!

Grab some friends and head to the Christmas in July celebration at The Lounge at Amaroo to be held on Sunday 24th July. You can choose the lunch session from 12-3pm, or dinner from 5pm – late. 2-course option is $65 per head, or 3-course options is $75. Bookings are essential and can be made at Visit our website for more information.

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