Enjoy Christmas Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo with a special buffet lunch!
Why not join us for a festive buffet lunch in the Meerkat Bistro (closed off to the public) where you will find the best of the season’s Christmas fare including traditional favourites, salads & roasted meats, followed by an enticing dessert buffet.
Santa will make a guest appearance and the photo booth will capture your 2019 Christmas day special moments. A musician will entertain and delight you with some festive tunes. Wander through the Zoo grounds and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the animals on this special day whilst taking advantage of the exciting Zoo Keeper talks and safari ride.
Alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the 3-hour event as well as a range of soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.
Hot Items & Traditional Roast Station
Golden maple & bourbon glazed Christmas ham,
Slow roasted striploin of high-country beef with thyme & horseradish, grain mustard & cider jus
Butter & chestnut roasted turkey breast with baby onions & heirloom carrots, cranberry sauce
Cranberry, apple & sage roasted vegetable loaf, salsa verde
Lemon thyme roast potatoes & young parsnips, pangrattato
Dukkha baked pumpkin with fetta crumble
Steamed green beans toasted almonds, pomegranate & raspberry vinaigrette
Salads & Cold Selection
Asparagus, golden beet & goats cheese summer tart with baby sorrel
Heirloom young tomato salad, torn mozzarella & basil, olives
Forager salad pomegranate toasted seeds flowers
Freshly baked Zoo Bakery artisan breads
Traditional Christmas pudding with a rich brandy custard
Build your own pavlova bar with fresh summer berries, white peach & vanilla curd, double cream & chocolate crunch, pistachio praline
Seasonal fruit platter with stone fruits, cherries & mangoes
Australian cheese selection, lavosh & quince paste
Zoo Bakery mince pies