Start off the holiday season by pampering yourself on a lovely Christmas day lunch. Sydney’s finest restaurant Scarlett is welcoming you for a treat.
Christmas day marks the beginning of the holiday season, and Sydney celebrates it in a big way, just like the special fireworks for New Year’s Eve. The city offers so many different possibilities that it makes it hard to choose the one that would be perfect for you.
We are here to help you with the browsing, by offering you a delightful Christmas day lunch. Sydney’s elegant restaurant Scarlett in the Harbour Rocks Hotel has prepared a package for you to enjoy this day with style.
Make a reservation today for a Christmas day lunch you will never forget.
A crucial part of Christmas is the giving and receiving of gifts. It would be a lovely opportunity to exchange them while having lunch in the Scarlett, where everything will be festive and luxurious. Sydney features pop-up designer markets where you can find unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. You can take a stroll down Strand Arcade and find luxury gift boxes filled with Australian-made gifts on the Loft Market.
Moreover, just before Christmas, to get ready for the deluxe lunch at Harbour Rocks Hotel, on Sydney’s Fish Market the 36 Hour Seafood Marathon begins. Every year, the market opens at 5 am on 23rd of December and stays open right through to 5 pm on Christmas Eve.
However, if you prefer the homey atmosphere and just want to show up for lunch with a gift, you could look through the new Sydney Opera House Online Shop.
With so much to do before or after the Christmas lunch, Sydney is a marvelous city to be in for the holidays.
Every day, from 7.30 pm to 12 am, starting on Wednesday, the 6th of December to Monday, the 25th of December, 2017, at St Mary’s Cathedral, you will have a chance to enjoy the Lights of Christmas, an outstanding light and sound show. Australia’s capital is famous for the spectacular light-show events taking place every year during the festivities.
If you want to relax in a 6-course dinner with fine Australian wines, while the fireworks begin from the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, take a look at our offer for New Year’s Eve dinner.
We are located at the historic Rocks district of Sydney, and our hotel, a red brick colonial building, which was once a hospital, is now renovated and designed as a very modern, boutique hotel, with Scarlett Restaurant on the ground floor. The cobblestoned streets and alleys are covered with the history and culture of Australia, while sandstone buildings are the hallmarks of the neighborhood.
Coming here, especially on Christmas, will fill your mind with positive thoughts about old traditions, melting into a new, optimistic future.
You could even go stargazing or just admire the look of the Harbour from the top of the Observatory Hill. It is one of the most important heritage and scientific sites in all of Australia.
We are set amidst one of the liveliest areas in Sydney, where everything is within walking distance, and you can find almost anything, from Christmas gifts from the markets to the delicious food served for you at our Christmas lunch. Sydney will leave you in love with the jolly spirit season.
Where to have Christmas lunch in Sydney? In the Scarlett Restaurant. Why? Our reviews will paint the picture.
To the question where to have Christmas lunch in Sydney, the answer is the Scarlett Restaurant in Harbour Rocks Hotel. The atmosphere of the place is perfect; it is the excellent mix between the old and the new, history and future, luxury and authenticity. You will feel like you stepped into a fresh scene with much of its traditional scenic value intact. Moreover, our guests love our hotel and our food.
“If you are looking for excellent food off the beaten track, be sure to check out Scarlett (Harbour Rocks Hotel, 34 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW). This little gem of a restaurant offered their new menu last night and what we ordered was truly delicious. Chef Joey de la Victoria recently left London’s Maze Restaurant and moved to Sydney – he has delivered a diverse and interesting menu.
I enjoyed the Poached Salmon ($35) – a lightly poached thick piece of salmon that was beautifully decorated with thin cucumber slices and served with clams and soubise, a delightful onion sauce. It really was fantastic. My husband selected Chicken Assiette ($36) which was chicken three ways – chicken lollipop, tender chicken breast and a dark and white meat combination – served with a French pea sauce. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal too. You may not have the Sydney Harbour view, but you do have excellent food - we definitely preferred the food to the view! Thanks to Matt for great service.” Margied 489 from Ocala, Florida, on Trip Advisor
Harbour Rocks Hotel is the place where you would want to stay to rejoice in the holidays.
You could always stay the night and continue your celebrations in the Harbour Rocks. We can offer you rooms with different highlights, but they all come with modern amenities and warm, heritage colors and shades.
It is truly designed for relaxing the mind, the body and the spirit, and just perfect for you to recharge and continue with full energy reveling in the holidays. We are a charming and authentic hotel. Sydney’s first hospital turned into a classy accommodation.
“I stayed at the hotel over Easter. I would thoroughly recommend the hotel to anyone who wishes to stay in a smaller boutique style hotel. The location is superb right on the Rocks - lots of restaurants within a few minutes walk and Circular Quay and all that has is also just a short walk away.
The hotel has a great team on the staff, everyone is extremely helpful and being a smaller hotel it is not long before you get to know the staff who are serving in the bar or working reception, you all did a great job over Easter - thank you! I must also commend the service I received from the hotel before my stay; I was assisted with airport transfers and also restaurant bookings for Good Friday.
I was extremely happy with my stay, and I will certainly be back again when next I visit Sydney :-)” NZBaz from Auckland Central, New Zealand, on Trip Advisor
Attend the finest Christmas party Sydney has to offer.
The city is filled with options and people over Christmas, and trying to find the one party that will suit your needs should be an easy and enjoyable process. You can get an e-gift voucher or an e-event ticket, and we will make sure the communication goes smoothly, just like the Christmas party. Sydney is famous for its hospitability.
The lunch consists of three fabulous courses and a 3.5-hours’ beverage package. You will receive an e-mail to confirm the purchase. After the initial first email, you will receive two or three more, so that we can coordinate with you about the confirmation and status. It is the standard procedure, and these are the details of how it works:
• Upon receiving each gift voucher/event ticket, it is essential to print each voucher.
• Each voucher/ticket has a unique voucher/ticket Number.
• Each voucher/ticket will arrive as a separate email with a single voucher attached.
• Once you print each voucher/ticket, please ensure all voucher/ticker numbers are unique.
• Present each voucher/ticket to the hotel upon arriving.
• This voucher is valid for 12 months after the issue date.
The gift voucher is presented upon request of service as an exchange for the services stated. It is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The price of purchase is $160.00 inc. GST.
The contemporary menu of Executive Chef Matteo Bisori
Executive Chef Matteo Bisori has prepared the perfect three-course lunch for you to indulge in with your friends and family. You will get the chance to taste some of the finest dishes in Sydney, as our guests and customers often say. We make delicates Prawn & Lobster Raviolo with dried leek, wakame, and kombu broth, amazing Vegetable Tian sprinkled with herb essence and shaved truffle.
The sides offered with the dishes are a particular specialty of our chefs, including green beans with confit shallot or battered beer fries with truffle and cheddar; we leave it up to you. Moreover, the deserts are small pieces of heaven, including Fruit Macédoine, chocolate assiette, Coconut and cinnamon pannacotta or Hazelnut and pistachio Mille Feuille; they are all superb.
“Scarlett Restaurant is situated downstairs in The Accor McGallery "Boutique Style" HarbourRocks Hotel, so we wondered where the stairs were taking us. It is quite a small intimate restaurant, but full of character and the food is superb.We were so taken aback that such an unassumingly located restaurant had the services of some very talented chefs.
The attention to the presentation and wonderful food flavors was exceptional.The lamb shanks in the pastry were so good we went back a second night for more.Every single member of our party of 9 was raving about this place.The bread rolls were warmed, the crispy fish in fennel was divine, the salmon cooked to perfection, ALL the desserts sublime. The staff is magnificent in their attention to service, good humor and knowledge of the food and wine on the menu.” Janes jewels from Perth, Australia, on Trip Advisor
Looking at the drinking menu and the wonders it holds, from classy wines to exotic cocktails
You will experience a warm atmosphere and excitement for our Christmas day lunch. Sydney’s cobbled stone streets are just outside the window, with happiness all around. Moreover, this special offer comes with a 3.5-hours’ beverage package. The drinking menu includes cocktails, like the signature drink, the Scarlett’s Dirty Mojito. You could also try Eric’s Old Fashioned or Mum’s Martini and many more.
We offer beers and ciders, sparkling and sweet drinks, from Ad Hoc “The Riddler” Chardonnay Pinot Noir to Cockfighter’s Ghost Reserve Liqueur Shiraz. The huge assortment of wines, both red and white, features famous Australian wines like Apostrophe “Stone’s Throw” Riesling Gewürztraminer Blanc or the USA imported Fat Bastard Chardonnay. The flavors are as exotic as the names.
“ My partner and I dined at Scarlett restaurant in The Rocks on a Tuesday night and were indulged in a second-to-none dining experience. Set in a rambling cobbled laneway, the restaurant features walls of sandstone and simple, elegant decor to not distract from this “old Sydney town” ambiance. Beautiful wine expertly suggested as a perfect accompaniment to our seafood entree and main selections.
The miso-crusted salmon was delicately presented and flavorsome. The Octopus dish was perfect, and our shared banana creme caramel was anything but ordinary. Highly recommend for an elegant couples dining experience!” Kazgane from Maleny, Australia, on Trip Advisor
The beautiful atmosphere of the Scarlett Restaurant that will make your Christmas magical.
Scarlett Restaurant is classy, intimate and remade to fit the modern restaurant scene in Sydney. It has an enchanting history that makes the place charming. During colonial times in Australia, it was the first convict hospital.
That rustic feeling still lingers in the air when you walk in. We kept the original red bricks and heritage colors to preserve the authenticity of the place. The cozy atmosphere is pleasurable for couples and groups because the familiarity we bring to you is close to perfect.
We chose leather in soft, warm shades to blend in with the atmosphere, so your eyes, stomach and soul can rest while we deliver the Christmas lunch on your table. Just think of the sensation when you see a carefully decorated, delicious dish in front of you, surrounded by the smiles on the faces of the people you love. Christmas can be magical, and we are here to make sure you will remember it in that picture-perfect frame.
“Scarlett Restaurant is one of those places that delivers nicely on the atmospherics creating an easy intimacy so complementary to breaking bread with another.There's nothing precious or pretentious going on here - just a smaller footprint (read: fewer tables/guests), soaring ceilings (read: a sense of openness), two-tiered layout (read: interesting design) a non-invasive service style .... and terrific, thoughtfully presented food.
We did not have a dish that was anything but excellent, including an eye-catching "smoking" Prawn & Lobster 'Raviolo' in a kombu broth. Moreover, as other contributors have pointed out - the Truffle & Cheddar Fries are unique. Mind you; the meal did not lose anything in the Mille Feuille (hazelnut, pistachio, lemon, velouté) finish.” Steve M from Sydney, Australia, on Trip Advisor
This Christmas lunch can be the ideal gift for the special people in your life.
The Harbour Rocks Hotel is improved with all the noteworthy features in a new and fashionable design. There is a sense of both charisma and elegance in the big open spaces that are all around, and the significance of the area is filled with history and the accomplishments of the Australian architectural scene.
Here you can find shops, museums, art galleries and pubs, and it is still one of the more popular choices for visitors to Sydney that wish to understand the spirit of the city accurately.
This immersive experience can begin with the Christmas lunch special, which makes it an unforgettable gift that will stay with you forever. You will try traditional Australian cuisine, but prepared with a fresh twist and decorated with care, so your dish will be not only delicious, but Instagram-worthy.
Presents are a Christmas tradition; you could make this your gift and bring smiles and joy to the faces you love.
A lunch Christmas party that awakes the feeling of the Christmas spirit while you enjoy with your family
The thrilling of a Christmas party can make the holidays one of the fondest memories you can return to every now and again. As the famous Edna Ferber would say, "Christmas is not a season. It is a feeling." This is what we want to accomplish for you, to create a feeling with a festive atmosphere, delicate gastronomy and a friendly and professional staff that will take care that your needs and wishes are fulfilled during the lunch.
Sydney is the city to be in to feel the jolly, merry Christmas spirit everywhere around you. From the local, open markets for shopping, to the lights show on St. Mary’s Cathedral, the variety of this flourishing city will take your breath away and bring you positivity and optimism during the festivities. There will be brightly decorated windows and storefronts, music and laughs everywhere, along with a cheerfulness that warms the heart.
A red-fur-coated Santa Claus riding a sleigh and carols such as Jingle Bells appear in the middle of summer, because this is Australia and it is a magical place. Our objective at the Harbour Rocks Hotel is to make it even more flawless, with the Christmas day lunch. Sydney will welcome you with open arms, and we will serve you delightful plates made with fresh, healthy ingredients that will melt in your mouth.