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The Top 5 Places to Book Christmas Lunch for the Entire Family

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Christmas is a time to unwind, give thanks, celebrate and, most importantly, be with family. What better way to do all of this at once than by sitting down to a lavish Christmas meal surrounded by your loved ones?

Here is a round-up of the top 7 places to book a Christmas lunch (either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day) where you can be sure that there will be something on the menu and an adventure in store for everyone (yes – even your fastidious mother-in-law!).

Devon Valley Hotel Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas eve dinner at Devon Valley Hotel

Sit down to a tranquil Christmas Eve buffet dinner at Devon Valley Hotel and pay just R345 per person (contact the hotel directly for pricing for children under the age of 12). The fee includes a decadent three-course festive feast and the opportunity to sample plenty of the Winelands’ best-loved wine. Note that the buffet will be served and not available in the traditional self-serve style due to COVID safety regulations.

Date: 24 December 2020

Time: from 18:00

Price: R345 per person

Bookings: 021 865 2012 or reservations@devonvalleyhotel.com

Christmas Eve Lunch at Gåte at Quoin Rock

Gate at quoin rock christmas eve lunch

This family-friendly event even promises live entertainment for the adults and face painting, jumping castles, glitter tattoos, and an animator for the kids. Treat yourself to some Christmassy soul food in the form of a 5-course lunch at Quoin Rock’s Gåte restaurant on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Adults pay R1200 each, which includes beverages, and kids pay R240 each. All guests will also receive a glass of Quoin Rock MCC and a generous gift from the estate upon arrival.

Date: 24 December 2020

Time: from 12:00

Price: R1200 per adult, R240 per child

Bookings: 021 888 4750 or gate@quoinrock.co.za

Spier Festive Picnic Baskets

Spier christmas picnic

Get sun-kissed and breathe in the fresh mountain air while enjoying a festive family picnic on the expansive lawns at Spier Wine Estate. You can book this picnic experience for lunchtime on Christmas Eve. The baskets will be overflowing with mouth-watering food, such as maple- and brandy-glazed gammon, baked camembert accompanied by toasted walnuts, pickled cranberries and date and apple puree, roast beef, potato salad, chicken roulade, a freshly-baked Vadas Smokehouse baguette with charred aubergine dip, hummus and butter, and a Vadas mince pie and a chocolate brownie trifle for dessert.

Date: 24 or 25 December 2020

Time: from 12:00

Price: R495 per adult, R195 per child (under 12)

Bookings: https://www.spier.co.za/events/festive-picnic-baskets

Hazendal Christmas lunch

Hazendal Christmas Family Feast

Tuck into an al-fresco, fun-filled Christmas lunch at Hazendal Wine Estate where you will be served a 3-course meal, a complimentary glass of bubbly, and lots of live entertainment. The star of the menu is undoubtedly the main: slow-cooked lamb and red wine jus, and honey- and soy-glazed pork belly roast with roast potatoes, pumpkin and cinnamon tart, grilled broccoli and green beans, and goat cheese and rocket to share. It is the perfect opportunity for mom, dad, grandma and grandpa to kick back and relax as there will be a variety of Christmas-themed crafts available for the children at Wonderdal.

Date: 25 December 2020

Time: 11:00

Price: R750 per adult, R550 per child (under 12)

Bookings: 021 903 5034 or bookings@hazendal.co.za

Hazendal Christmas Picnic

Hazendal Christmas Picnic

Sit in the warmth of the sunshine and celebrate the occasion with your loved ones in comfort and style with a Hazendal Babushka Christmas Picnic. Savour a welcome drink and a Christmas mince pie before opening your basket and filling up on Babushka artisan breads with butter and hummus. You will also enjoy snoek pate, glazed ham with mustard sauce, a cold meat and cheese selection, as well roast chicken and Russian Olivier potato salad. The kids get a special basket all of their own!

Date: 25 December 2020

Time: from 11:00

Price: R550 per adult, R200 per child (under 12)

Bookings: 021 903 5034 or bookings@hazendal.co.za

Here’s to a merry Christmas filled with love and laughter. You deserve it!

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