Christmas at The Langham, Melbourne

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October 2018...Nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like The Langham, Melbourne. Melba Restaurant’s talented brigade of chefs will delight diners by preparing a mix of festive favourites alongside contemporary dishes that include cuisines from around the globe. From Christmas Eve dinner right through until Boxing Day, Melba Restaurant has added a festive twist to breakfast, lunch and dinner over three days.

The Langham, Melbourne understands that for some, the festive season can be a stressful time of year and finding a dining venue can become tense. Whether it’s an early breakfast, a relaxed long lunch, an afternoon tea, an early or late dinner, The Langham, Melbourne has something on offer for even the most discerning diner and hard to please family member.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Guests can kick off celebrations with a candy cane cocktail or a glass of sparkling before enjoying a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings. The Christmas Eve buffet offerings includes blue swimmer crab, scallop fettuccine, ginger and crab stir fry, Tandoori pork belly and twice cooked lamb shoulder, and an essential Christmas turkey breast with cranberry sauce. The dessert cabinet will be brimming with mince pies, plum pudding, a gingerbread and cranberry pavlova and a fountain with overflowing Lindt chocolate.

Children will be given a special take home gift of cookies, milk and a letter for Santa while all guests are welcome to marvel at the hotel’s two-storey Christmas tree.

Early Christmas Eve dinner will be from 5pm until 7:30pm.

Adults dine for $165.00 while children dine for $99.00. Guaranteed window tables are available for $185 per adult.

Second seating commences from 8:30pm until 11pm. Adults dine for $165.00 while children dine for $99.00. Guaranteed window tables are available for $185 per adult.

Christmas Day Breakfast

Families, friends and couples can get a head start on Christmas festivities with a relaxed breakfast to start the day. The extensive breakfast options include smoked salmon, bacon rashers, hash browns, grilled sausages, Panettone, Christmas stollen and salmon and chive scrambled eggs. Plus, diners can indulge in fluffy pancakes, cinnamon Danish, Bircher muesli, stewed and citrus fruits and chilled seasonal lemons served with either a freshly squeezed juice or blended smoothie.

Breakfast is served from 6:30am until 10:30am. Adults can dine for $135.00 and children dine for $85.00

Christmas Day Lunches at The Langham, Melbourne

Christmas Day lunch at The Langham, Melbourne is available in no less than three venues. Melba Restaurant, Clarendon Ballroom and Alto, the hotel’s rooftop venue, each host their own distinct take on Christmas Day lunch.

Christmas Day Lunch at Melba Restaurant

Christmas Day lunch at Melba Restaurant is $409.00 per adult and $209.00 per child including all of the festive trimmings imaginable from Australian rock lobster with Marie Rose sauce, South Australian Pacific oysters with spicy Bloody Mary sauce to honey-glazed leg of ham and Tasmanian crayfish. The dessert buffet will be laden with mince pies, plum pudding, hazelnut and white chocolate Yule log and a dark chocolate and chestnut mousse. Free-flowing premium wine from South Australia’s Penfolds and Yarra Valley’s Coldstream Hills and beers all included.

In addition to the hearty lunch, there will also be roving entertainers, Christmas carollers and adorable presents from the man in red for children up to 9 years.

Lunch is served from 12:30pm until 4pm and guaranteed windows are available at $449.00 per adult and $249.00 per child.

Christmas Day Lunch at Clarendon Ballroom

The Langham, Melbourne’s Clarendon Ballroom will be adorned with enchanting decorations to create the perfect setting to celebrate Christmas. Guests will be spoilt for choice with over 20 dishes from which to choose. From fresh King crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, Queensland king prawns, prosciutto with rockmelon to lobster bisque with brandy, crisp skin salmon with green beans, prime rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, veal scallopini with mushroom and tomato and turkey breast with cranberry sauce and sage stuffing, diners will surely have a Christmas lunch to remember.

There will also be a "Kids Only" room complete with Playstations, games and a slushie machine for the young and the young at heart.

Lunch will be served from 12pm until 3:30pm.

Adults dine for $359.00 and children can dine for $209.00 for a minimum table of four paying guests.

Christmas Day Dinner at Melba Restaurant

Guests are encouraged to craft their own menu at our live cooking stations with over 40 delectable dishes from the traditional festive favourites to diverse flavours from different cuisines including Italian, Indian, Japanese and Western.

Guests will also be able to enjoy wine from Coldstream Hills and Penfolds and a premium selection of sparkling wine and beers.

And what about dessert? There will be mince pies, plum pudding, a Christmas spiced crème brulee plus Melba’s famous melted chocolate fountain featuring strawberry-flavoured molten chocolate.

Dinner is served from 6pm until 11pm. Adults dine for $309.00 and children can dine for $185.00. Guaranteed windows are available at $349.00 per adult and $225.00 per child.

Christmas Day Afternoon Tea at Aria Bar & Lounge

Guests seeking an alternative to breakfast, lunch and dinner may opt to visit Aria Bar and Lounge and enjoy a Christmas-themed chocolate bar and afternoon tea.

Think Christmas stuffing quiche, Yule logs, Christmas pudding as well as time-honoured favourites such as ribbon sandwiches and fluffy, freshly baked scones with chantilly cream served with free flowing espresso coffee, hot chocolate and loose-leaf Wedgwood teas.

$149.00 per adult including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and $99.00 per child.

There will be two servings from 12noon until 2pm and 3pm concluding at 5pm.

Guests are also encouraged to take full advantage of the holiday season and extend the celebrations into Boxing Day at Melba restaurant.

The Langham, Melbourne has thought of every detail to ensure this year’s Christmas celebration is one to remember.

Bookings may be made by emailing Lauren Tuinder at lauren.tuinder@langhamhotels.com or by calling 8696 8346. More information is available at melbarestaurant.com.au.

Our top tip? Book early to avoid disappointment. Traditionally, The Langham, Melbourne’s Christmas Day events regularly sell out by Melbourne Cup Day.

The Langham, Melbourne also offers a Perfectly Melbourne package to guests who would like to stay in-house and enjoy Melbourne’s summer season at the heart of the city. The Perfectly Melbourne package is available from $355.00 which includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two adults and two children at Melba Restaurant, complimentary parking plus two children’s backpacks.

This offer is valid, subject to availability, until Thursday 31 January 2019 and may be booked by visiting langhamhotels.com/melbourne.

The Langham, Melbourne looks forward to taking the stress out of the holidays and adding in plenty of joy to the holiday season.