QT Hotels famous Christmas boxes are back for another year of decadent dining

For the past few years, the fine folk behind QT Hotels have been posting up a bit of a Christmas day for families and friends who want to eat and drink very, very well.

A taste of absolute decadence is packed into the group’s QT At Home boxes, gifting merry-makers a one-stop-shop of deliciousness so they can erase the anxiety of Christmas shopping and focus on what matters.

Each of the QT hotels across Australia and New Zealand offer their own version of the QT At Home Christmas box. And given the hotel group boasts some incredible award-winning restaurants across its collection, including Sydney’s legendary Gowings and Perth’s Santini Bar & Grill, the high standards are understandable.

QT Sydney’s Christmas box, for example, has this year been curated by Executive Chef James Kidman with an incredible range of top-shelf produce including Balmain bugs with thermidor mayo and fresh lime, honey glazed Australian ham with orange, tiramisu with fresh berries and strawberry syrup, and a whopping 1 KG wagyu beef rib eye with grain mustard and veal jus.

You’ll need to order a QT At Home box by this Thursday, 21st December, and pick it up from your respective QT Hotel either on the 23rd or 24th December. Then it’s simply a matter of plating it all up and chowing down, with each box designed for four to six people.

The QT Sydney box includes the following. The others are curated to a similar high standard so click here to see what’s included in yours.

Note that you can pay extra and add a cellar selection of wines, or a bottle of exclusive QT Hotels x Four Pillars gin.

Toasting + Snacking

Local Sourdough + Pepe Saya Butter + Pink Salt
Mixed Artisan Salumi + 24 Month Prosciutto
Marinated Mixed Olives 250g
Grilled peppers with garlic and thyme
Zucchini, lemon, goat’s curd, almonds, rosemary
Cos and radicchio salad, fresh peach, pomegranate, ricotta salata

On Ice

Steamed Tiger Prawns + Cognac Horseradish Marie Rose + Lemon
Oysters + Mignonette + Lemon
Whole smoked trout + Herbed Cream + Bread & Butter Pickles
Balmain bugs, thermidor mayonnaise, fresh lime

From Santa’s Oven

Roasted Free Range Chicken + Duck Fat + Rosemary + Gravy
Orange + Clove + Honey Glazed Australian Ham + Seeded Mustard
1 kilo Wagyu beef Rib eye, grain mustard, veal jus

The Trimmings

Duck Fat Potatoes + Rosemary + Pink Salt
Roasted Butternut Pumpkin + Labneh + Pomegranate + Mint
Asparagus, anchovy caper and lemon butter

I’m in a Food Coma… What’s For Dessert

Decadent Christmas Pudding + Brandy Custard + Sour Cherries
Summer tiramisu, savioradi biscuits, vanilla mascarpone, fresh strawberries and raspberries, strawberry syrup
Spiced Fruit Mince Pies 6 pack
New Season Cherries 250g
And for the kids …… Candy Canes & Chocolates

Twas the Night After Christmas

Box of Classic Salted Parlour Lane Popcorn for the Family movie on the lounge
Box of Maltesers

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.