Christmas with Cordis Auckland: Four delicious ways to celebrate the festive season

Let Cordis Auckland take care of you in the build-up to Christmas, on the day, and beyond.

We all love Christmas - it's a magical time of year to celebrate with family and friends. But for many, Christmas also means spending hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot oven and the thought can be both stress-inducing and overwhelming.
Why put yourself through that when you can relax instead, and enjoy a delicious festive feast prepared for you by top-quality chefs.
If you'd like a break from the kitchen this Christmas (and the clean-up afterwards), Cordis Auckland has a number of dining options available for families and groups.
Here are four ways Cordis Auckland is taking the stress out of Christmas for you this festive season:

Pre-Christmas catch-ups with friends

We all like to catch up with old friends in the build-up to Christmas, but we always seem to leave it to the last minute to organise!
It's not too late to arrange a pre-Christmas get-together at Cordis' Eight Restaurant.
Eight has eight interactive kitchens which offer fresh sashimi, authentic curries, succulent seafood, dim sum, New York grill and delicious desserts, so you can keep everyone happy, no matter their tastes.
But it's also putting on Christmas favourites in the build-up to the big day, including succulent ham and turkey, crispy potatoes roasted in duck fat, a seriously melt-in-your-mouth Christmas pudding, delicious mince pies and cakes – even Christmas hats and crackers.
Eight is offering a special pre-Christmas lunch deal up until 23 December, with lunch from $65 and children under 12 years at half price.

Festive high tea

During the Christmas season and up until 31 December you can enjoy a truly decadent High Tea by Cordis with festive tea time treats. On Christmas Day indulge in a matching cocktail and the most exquisite Christmas sweets and savouries.
  • High Tea by Cordis starts at $59 per adult and starts at $38 for children 12 years old and under.
  • On Christmas Day high tea is $99 per adult and $68 for children 12 years old and under – includes a non-alcoholic drink.

Celebrating the big days

Have Cordis host you and your loved ones for Christmas lunch or dinner this year.
You can enjoy a gourmet feast with all the festive trimmings on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at Cordis. Santa will pay a special visit on Christmas Day, bringing gifts and lollies for the kids to enjoy. Cordis is also offering special festive dining experiences to farewell 2019, on December 30 and New Year's Eve.
  • On Christmas Eve lunch is $99 per person and dinner, $179 per person (champagne is included)
  • On Christmas Day lunch is $289pp, dinner is $239pp (there is a beverage package included in the price where you have unlimited sparkling wine, wine, beer and soft drinks during the seating)
  • On December 30 enjoy lunch for $79pp, dinner for $129pp
  • On New Years' Eve dinner starts from $159pp (1st seating is $159, 2nd seating is $179 - champagne is included)
Oh, and if you're stumped on Christmas gift ideas, Cordis Auckland also has you covered here! A Cordis gift card is the perfect gift for anyone who loves quality dining experiences and/or luxury stays.

Eat and stay

For the serious foodie, why stop at one festive feast? Stay over at the Cordis and indulge in a seriously mouth-watering foodie holiday.
The Locally Yours 'For the Foodies' package includes a night's stay, dinner and breakfast for two at Eight Restaurant, valet parking and even a bottle of Methode Traditionelle to channel that celebratory feeling.
Every booking also receives a complimentary go play card with discounted activities around New Zealand, and our special foodie recommended itinerary so you can discover the best local dining spots in Auckland!