A very Christmas function

Head to the Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders St in November and December for a very, very Christmas function for your group.

The creative chefs at the Rendezvous Hotel have put together a mouth-watering lunch buffet running every Thursday and Friday between November 19 and December 18.

Packaged as the “12 Days of Christmas”, the team has pulled out all stops with soups, hot and cold selections, mezze platters, salads and desserts.

All the favourites are there: roast meats and vegies, puddings, sauces, stuffings, pastries and tarts.

And executive chef Anthony Johnson has added some contemporary surprises that are likely to cause considerable hesitation when filling your plate.

But don’t worry, the lunch runs from midday until 3pm, so take your time and graze the afternoon away.

Being a buffet, you eat what you like.  You could indulge on the starters and mains, or go easy to leave plenty of room for desserts.

“12 Days of Christmas” is ideal for individuals or groups of up to 20 people.

The acclaimed Straits Café can comfortably seat 120 but, even so, it would be wise to book early. What a great option for small businesses wanting to end the year in style without the bother of having to organise something!

The Straits Café is currently ranked 25 out of 2942 Melbourne restaurants on Trip Adviser, with many reviewers praising the personable nature of restaurant managers Mishra and Alam.

Reviews like this recent one are common: “Superb built environment matched by service of the highest standards. So good that I had to compliment Mishra in hospitality as providing amongst the best service that I have experienced anywhere, anytime. Ditto too for the superb food created by chefs Saurabh (sous-chef) and Jose and the whole dining experience created by the Straits Café team. Congratulations on a wonderful venue that for people who like authentic restorations on a grand scale like I do, was superb. And equalled by the high quality staff giving first class service.”

According to the Rendezvous’ Sara Regan, the high ranking is not an accident but, rather, the result of a lot of hard work from Anthony, sous chef Saurabh and their team.

“It’s remarkable how hard the guys have worked on the menus and on old-fashioned customer service,” she said.  “The other chefs in the kitchen are just as committed to pleasing patrons too.”

The pair collaborate on the special occasion buffets and are particularly excited about this year’s “12 Days of Christmas” offering.

The restaurant will be tastefully themed and daily door prizes will add to the festive atmosphere.

The $49 cost includes all food and a glass of wine.  Book your place by ringing 9250 1888 or email reservations.melbourne@rendezvoushotels.com. Straits Café is located at the Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders St.

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