Tuesday, 24th December 2019

The night before Christmas set against the sparkling backdrop of the city. Melba Restaurant is a magical place to celebrate a relaxing Christmas Eve. From a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings to an extended selection of live cooking stations served with a glass of sparkling wine.
The Melba experience is a blend of exquisite ingredients, bountiful seafood and a myriad of international cuisines prepared by smiling chefs at interactive cooking stations. Desserts are decadent. Choose from a tantalising array of miniature treats, ice creams and a fountain of luscious warm chocolate.


From the coast of Australia
Crayfish Mornay with Milawa cheddar and Timboon cream au gratin
Coffin bay oysters
Spencer Gulf King prawns
Port Phillip Bay Southern Sands octopus
South Australian oysters
Mount Martha black mussels
Victorian sand crab
Mornington Peninsula local calamari served with lemon, brandy cocktail sauce, mignonette dressing and fresh coriander, chili and lime dressing

From the paddock of Victorian High Country
Festive roast turkey breast
Beechworth honey glazed leg of ham with cloves and pineapple
Premium South Gippsland grass fed beef wellington
Rotisserie succulent shoulder of lamb from Creswick served with roasted root vegetables, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts and demi glace

From the chargrill
Tasmanian salmon fillet, Chardonnay Beurre Blanc
South Gippsland, O’Connor beef kebabs, pimento and Spanish onion

From the Larder Kitchen
Italian style Charcuterie cured Sopressa salami, prosciutto, cornichons, caper berries, mustards and horseradish
Mount Zero marinated olives and Shaw River buffalo mozzarella
Semi dried tomato, marinated mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes and roasted fennel
Smoked salmon with horseradish, lemon and capers
Salad – beetroot, heirloom carrots, mushrooms, artichoke, avocado and asparagus
Seasonal crisp salad served with vinaigrette, Caesar, balsamic and French dressing

From the farm and garden of Victoria
Hawkes farm King Edward potatoes and Green Acres farm leek portage
Cochrane farm celery and forest pine mushroom risotto
Salted baked beetroots, ricotta cheese gratin
Pak choy with ginger and spring onion
Grilled courgette skewers

From our Indian Tandoor
Tandoori chicken Tikka
Sheekh lamb kebab
Tandoori sword fish with traditional spices
Tandoori paneer with tomato, capsicums, mushroom and onions
Butter chicken
Lamb Rogan Josh
Aubergine masala
Naan bread made to order with lamb mince, spinach and cheese, plain or garlic

From the Japanese sushi kitchen
Bermagui yellow fin tuna sashimi
Port Lincoln yellow tail king fish nigiri with flying fish roe and hass avocado
Tasmanian salmon tataki
Blow torch unagi eel sushi
Asparagus, shitake mushroom, cucumber and tofu sushi
White miso soup with wakame seaweed

From our Asian hot wok kitchen
Salt and pepper squid with nam jim dressing
Siu mai pork
Prawn dumpling
Five spiced duck pancake
Lemon grass spiced pork stir-fry with shitake mushroom and bamboo shoots
Tofu and bok choy
Singapore Laksa: rice vermicelli in spicy coconut gravy
Wonton dumplings soup

From the pasta kitchen
Yarra valley tagliatelle with heirloom tomatoes, marinated goat cheese from Meredith Dairy
Spaghetti with clams, tomatoes, Calabrese peppers, garlic and olive oil
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
Linguine pasta from Healesville, Western Plains Pork Kaiserfleisch and Timboon organic cream with Grana Padano

From the Pastry kitchen
Warm Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Traditional Christmas minced tarts
Gingerbread cookies
Golden choux – choux pastry, croustillant, praline, caramel
Tropical Christmas trifle – mango, coconut, passionfruit
Summer peach and Earl Grey petit gateaux (Yule log)
Pistachio and cherry petit gateaux-pistachio praline feuilletine, cinnamon mousse, cherry compote
Flourless chocolate cake
Honey yogurt panna cotta with Beechworth Honey gelée
Strawberry tart

From the chocolate fountain flowing with dark and milk chocolate served with
Fresh summer berries
Chocolate trimmings
Mango ice cream
Chocolate chip ice cream


Early dinner 5pm concluding at 7.30pm
Adults $169, Children $99* OR
Adults $189, Children $99 with a guaranteed window.

Dinner 8.30pm - 11pm
Adults $169, Children $99* OR
Adults $189, Children $99 with a guaranteed window.


Call 1800 641 107 or e-mail
Prices quoted are early bird prices and are subject to change without notice. We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Full payment required upon booking for all special events listed. We do not hold reservations without full pre-payment.
All payments are strictly non-transferable & non-refundable. Increasing reservations is subject to availability.

Children are aged 4 - 12 years of age. Children under 3 years or under dine with our compliments.
Menus subject to change.

After receiving payment, a formal letter of confirmation will be emailed to you within three business days.
Valet car parking is priced at $69 per car. The nearest public car parks to the hotel are located in the Southgate Shopping Centre and Eureka Car Park. We recommend viewing their details online and for their carpark rates.