Is it just me or does everyone in your life suddenly need to catch up with you in the few weeks just before Christmas? Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely – but equally time consuming and expensive!
Cafes and restaurants are gearing up now for their busiest time of year, so if you want to get savvy with your socialising, don’t delay getting those catch-ups scheduled and booked. To help ease some of the financial pressure, a few of our lovely friends are offering MOTS readers special discounts over the festive period, so you can enjoy your cocktails and cheese boards guilt-free!
The jewel in the crown at Grays Point, Jack Gray Cafe is the talk of the town and it’s easy to see why. Cafe by day and wine bar by night, Jack Gray Cafe is the perfect place for a girlie get-together or a family catch up.
With a mix of modern Mediterranean textures and colours, the Instagram-friendly environment provides a beautiful sun-filled backdrop to enjoy a relaxing time with friends. The menu will not disappoint either with salivating ingredients like Ironbark bacon, caramelised leeks and vanilla bean ricotta. With live music and incredible produce straight from the family farm, this is one not to miss.
Book online here.
Cronulla RSL is a hub of Christmas-themed activity this year! Learn how to decorate your very own Christmas wreath at a workshop with The Sisters on Wednesday 30th November – free cocktail included!
Or, take the stress out of Christmas Day and have someone else cook for you whilst you soak up the stunning beach view! Enjoy their three course meal with a three hours drinks package, live entertainment and free meals for kids up to 4.
Purchase tickets here.
Bringing a slice of Capri to the shores of Cronulla, Albi’s Taverna is a Shire favourite for a reason. An authentic Italian restaurant located on Ocean Grove Avenue, Albi’s Taverna exudes modern rustic appeal, with dripping chandeliers, exposed timber and an impressive wall of wine, setting the scene for a lingering lunch or an intimate dinner.
Looking for a gift? Browse through Albi’s Taverna’s online Italian market showcasing gift boxes, authentic Italian pantry items, pasta, sauces and much more. Alternatively give the gift of great food with an Albi’s Taverna voucher.
Book a table here. Vouchers and any market items can be purchased directly via the website.
MOTS OFFER: Book a table at Albi’s Taverna and receive a complimentary limoncello for you and your guests. Just add the code MOTS22 to the comment section of the bookings form. (Valid until 30th January 2023.)
Just in time for Christmas, La Cucina Gymea has launched a bottomless lunch, perfect for catch ups and get-togethers. Available Friday to Sunday, the lunch features a delicious Italian banquet accompanied by one and a half hours of bottomless wines, beers and cocktails all for $75 per person. The menu includes all the La Cucina favourites including three cheese and truffle arancini, rigatoni with slow braised lamb, and linguine with prawns and basil pesto.
Book via website, selecting the bottomless lunch option.
MOTS offer: Book a table of four or more for a pre-Christmas bottomless lunch and receive a complimentary shared dessert course. Use the code MOTS4 in the notes section when booking.
The best thing about the lead up to Christmas is catching up with family and friends and Tradies Caringbah is the perfect place to bring everyone together! Catch up in style with Nor East’s delicious seafood platter and signature drinks or enjoy a relaxed feast from their full a la carte menu, available for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. There’s no need to find a babysitter for the kids either – they’ll love the fully supervised indoor play space with games, activities and play equipment!
To make a booking, call 9524 9135.
Renowned as having one of the Sutherland Shire’s best beer gardens, Bangor Tavern’s convenient location, friendly staff and loyalty to maintaining a local approach are what makes it every local’s favourite pub. Think lush greens, romantic festoons, kids outdoor play area and live sport on an enormous outdoor screen. And with the recent addition of the kids play area, The Tav is the perfect place to unwind during the Christmas break with all the family.
To make a booking, call 9543 1866.
Surrounded by up-cycled communal benches, palms and pagoda umbrellas, this tropical oasis known as Cook at Kurnell is a funky and unique venue located on the seaside of Botany Bay. With its stripped back nautical design, infused with a twist of Mediterranean/Miami summer feels and seaside vista, Cook at Kurnell aesthetically offers their customers a holiday-esque experience, coupled with a creative and tasty food menu and a diverse array of tropical cocktails. Check out their socials for summer updates including live music and activities for the kids.
MOTS offer: 10% discount Monday-Friday for all MOTS members.