Celebrate At The Star This Australia Day Long Weekend

Published On 2 January 2015

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Sydney’s premium entertainment destination, The Star will help Sydneysiders celebrate everything there is to love about being Australian this Australia Day long weekend with a range of dining and entertainment offerings.

Get a dose of Australiana with live performances from Shannon Noll and Mahalia Barnes, take in the view of Sydney Harbour from Sky Terrace, or choose from a range of special dining offers at some of The Star’s signature restaurants and casual eateries.



Rock Lily

Rock Lily is celebrating Australia Day with $14 Rum Rebel and $14 The First Fleet cocktails, $10 slushie cocktails, $8 Convict Juice and $8 schooners of James Squire 150 Lashes pale ale and Tooheys New. During the Australia Day long weekend, Rock Lily will also play host to a range of FREE live music acts including:

Mahalia Barnes

Musician Mahalia Barnes and daughter of rock royalty Jimmy Barnes will perform her own songs and a range of Aussie classics. Six-piece soul and R&B band Suite Az will also perform a repertoire of your favourite hits. When: Sunday, 25 January from 8pm (‘Check Your Head’ event)

Shannon Noll

The quintessentially Australian singer who rose to fame as runner-up of the first series of Australian Idol will perform at Rock Lily this Australia Day. Shannon will perform some of his popular hits such as ‘What About Me’ and ‘Shine’ just to name a few. When: Australia Day, Monday 26 January from 5pm with support acts.

Australia Day long weekend opening hours: 2pm til late


Sky Terrace

Enjoy an Australia Day BBQ atop The Star’s rooftop bar, Sky Terrace. Take in the views of Sydney Harbour and enjoy the sounds of DJ KLEVAKUTZ and DJ ALAN T whilst sipping your favourite drink. Sky Terrace will be offering $6 Aussie beers and $15 Pavan and Midori jugs.

Australia Day BBQ menu

Sizzling Pork & Fennel Sausage in Baguette with Sauerkraut, Grilled Onions and Provolone Cheese

BBQ Steak Sandwich with Bush Tomato Relish

Home-made Beef Pies with Mushy Peas and Gravy

Mövenpick Ice-Cream Cart: Chocolate, Carmelita, Espresso, Straciatella, Raspberry Sorbet and Mango Sorbet

Australia Day opening hours: 12noon till late


24/7 Sports Bar

24/7 Sports Bar will broadcast all of the action of the Australian Open across its mega screens. On Australia Day, enjoy $15 Bundy spiced rum cocktails, $8 schooners of James Squire 150 Lashes pale ale and Crumbed Lamb Cutlets with ‘Bad Boy Chips’ and Rosemary Jus for $17.

Australia Day opening hours: Open 24/7 this Australia Day




Enjoy Japanese dining with a twist at Sokyo. Choose from Sokyo’s à la carte menu or enjoy one of their Australia Day long weekend dinner specials (23 - 26 Jan): Robata: Grilled Wagyu T-bone, 650g served with Sokyo dipping sauces - $95  Green tea lamington with white chocolate and coconut sorbet - $17 Bookings via Guest Services 1800 700 700.

*Australia Day weekend specials available for dinner only. Menu subject to change.

Australia Day long weekend opening hours:

Breakfast: Daily 7am - 10:30am

Lunch: Fri - Sat, 12pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Fri - Sat, 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sun - Mon, 5:30pm-9:30pm


From 12 - 26 January 2015, Balla presents ‘The Big Aussie Barbecue’, prepared over Balla’s famous wood grill. These Australia Day inspired specials will feature some of Australia’s best seafood dishes such as South Australia calamari, giant tiger prawns and Morton Bay bugs, alongside Aussie favourites such as barbecued lamb and dry-aged beef rib eye.

The Big Aussie BBQ menu

Wild tiger prawns with chilli mayonnaise - $40

South Australia calamari with tomato and almond sauce - $45

Morton Bay bugs with garlic butter - $44

Dry-aged grass-fed beef rib eye with anchovy butter - $52

Lamb cutlets with roast garlic dressing - $38

Premium kangaroo loin fillet with black peppercorn sauce - $36

Bookings via Guest Services 1800 700 700.

*menu subject to change

Opening hours 12 - 26 January:

Lunch: Tue - Fri, 12pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Mon-Sat, 5:30pm - 9:30pm


Fat Noodle

Visit Fat Noodle and choose from their regular menu or feast on their Australia Day long weekend special available for dinner on 23 Jan and lunch and dinner for the rest of the long weekend - Vietnamese beer battered half lobster served with Asian mushroom sauce, Jasmin rice and English broccoli. Enjoy with a glass of sparkling wine for $39.

*menu subject to change

Australia Day long weekend opening hours

Fri & Sat 11.30am - 5am; Sun & Mon 11.30am - 2am

Food Quarter

Food Quarter is offering a range of Australian inspired menu items especially for Australia Day (26 January):

Lamb roast served with roast vegetables - $18.50

Chilli bug spaghetti - $18

Seafood pizza - $13.50

Lamb pie - $7

Lamington - $4.50

*menu subject to change

Australia Day opening hours

7am - midnight

Garden Buffet

Visit Garden Buffet this Australia Day long weekend (24 - 26 January 2015) and enjoy fresh seafood, delicious pastas, salads and more as well as an Australian themed menu with live stations featuring Aussie classics.

Lunch price

Sat-Sun - $39.90 (Adult) / $17.90 (Child) Mon (Australia Day) - $41.90 (Adult) / $19.90 (Child)

Dinner price

Sat-Sun - $46.90 (Adult) / $17.90 (Child) Mon (Australia Day) - $47.90 (Adult) / $19.90 (Child)

*menu subject to change

Australia Day long weekend opening hours

Garden Buffet is open this Australia Day long weekend for breakfast from 7am-10:30am, lunch from 11:30am-3:30pm and dinner from 5pm-9:30pm (until 10pm on Sat).


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For further information or images, please contact:
Chloe Sollom – PR Executive at The Star chloe.sollom@echoent.com.au

About The Star
The Star is Sydney’s only world-class casino and entertainment destination. The Star offers awardwinning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 16-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee. The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 250 events since opening in January 2013, including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Starlight Foundation and Thomas Kelly Foundation and international talent such as Ricky Martin, Seal, Cold Play and Alicia Keys.

For more information or enquiries, visit THE STAR or call 1800 700 70.