Covid-19 restrictions imposed over the weekend have meant events across the region were cancelled. However, Highlanders can still safely celebrate the festivities of Christmas in July.
Christmas in July at Mildenhall Guesthouse
- From June to August
Cosy up for some winter warmers in Bundanoon. Soups, roasts and chocolate puddings are on the menu to delight your tastebuds.
Guests are expected to check in, and sign out with QR codes, and tables will be sanitised before, during and after sittings.
Groups will also be eating in separate rooms to accommodate for distancing measures.
Bowral feast at the Links House
- Every Saturday from July 3
Grab your family and friends and head into the festive season in Bowral. Indulge with eight or more guests in a three-course extravaganza, with a glass of mulled wine. Start with a warm parsnip, potato and chestnut soup, feast on turkey, ham and steamed vegetables with a homemade gravy, and finish with a traditional Christmas pudding with a brandy anglaise. Guests can also request vegetarian options.
Guests will be spaced out, and masks must be worn when you are not dining in the restaurant.
Bookings are $85 per head and can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 4861 1977.
Midwinter Christmas at The Loch
- July 11 and 18, 11:30pm, 12:30pm and 1:30pm
Twenty spaces have opened up for a traditional Christmas feast at the Loch. Cosy up to the fire, or bask in the winter sun and marvel at the gardens, as restaurant owner and chef Brigid Kennedy delights your tastebuds.
Reservations must be secured online.
Christmas dinner at the Glass Café
- July 16, 6:30pm
Bob Rogers will be entertaining guests who come to Mittagong for a Christmas feast. Start with a comforting soup and warm sourdough, have the choice of pork or fish, and finish with a decadent sticky date pudding.
The feast is $65 per head, and bookings can be secured by calling 4872 2640.
Christmas in July at the Robertson Hotel
- Every Friday from July 16- July 30, and Saturday from July 17- July 31
Celebrations will still go ahead at the Robertson Hotel. Get festive by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and lucky door prizes. Oh, did we mention the three-course menu? You can dig into a traditional feast of sticky date pudding, seasonal vegetables and Christmas ham.
Guests have the option to come for lunch or dinner. Attendees for lunch must arrive at 12:00pm for 12:30pm, and dinner guests are advised to arrive at 6:00pm for 6:30pm. Lunchtime costs $55 per adult and $35 per child under 12. Dinner is $79 per adult and $35 per child under 12.
Bookings are essential.
Christmas banquet at Three Spuds Bistro
- July 24, 6:30pm
By the time it is later in July, the cooler change would have kicked in, perfect weather for a feast. Be delighted by an alternate selection of entrees, mains and desserts, including pork belly, rosemary chicken, and an Eggnog panna cotta just to name a few.
The dinner is only $30 per person, so call 4885 1306 to make sure you don't miss out!
Crazy Sweater Night at Robertson Public House
- July 31, 6:00pm
End Christmas in July with a bang with your ugly sweater (the website's words, not mine), and your dancing shoes for some grooving in Robertson. Break it down to the beats of DJ Zanin from 7:00pm, and enjoy a wide range of prizes in a raffle including a family pass to Jamberoo Action Park. All funds raised from the night will go towards Illawarra Convoy.
It is advised that people call 4885 1202 to secure a spot for dinner due to current and pending restrictions.
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