Lazy lunches at the Southern Sun Cullinan

2013-09-13 11:02

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f your working week is anything like mine,  by the time Sunday comes around, it is very much a case of maximising relaxation with the entire family.

The best way to achieve this is by having as little to do as possible.

As the weather warms up, the options are changing from snuggled-up days in front of the heater to getting out and about - which made trying out the relaunched buffet at the Southern Sun The Cullinan a good start to the spring season.

This dedicated and attentive team is aiming to bringing back lazy Sunday lunches and that's exactly how our day panned out.

We arrived early so we could take things slow - one does tend to over-indulge when faced with such a tempting feast, inspired by the hotel's Executive Chef, Lindsay Venn.

The buffet opens at 12:30 and with the last patron in at 14:30.

The feast ranges from soups, pâté, salads and mezze platters.

You can expect the traditional leg of lamb, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and lemon and herb spiced roast chicken as part of the main offering.  Some other hot dishes on offer are barbecued beef ribs, bobotie, Penang fish curry with cardamon-flavoured basmati rice and butternut and spinach cannelloni. 

But my favourite was the tempura prawns and the seared yellow tail. Small taster portions would be my honest advice - and if you do find something you particularly enjoy, treat yourself to a second lashing.

As I mentioned before, over-indulgence seems in order when faced with so many yummy options. The desserts included panacotta, crème brûlée, milk tart, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, lemon meringue, tiramisu martinis and seasonal fruit platters.  For those who prefer to forgo the sweet factor, there's a fine array of cheeses and seasonal preserves.

While growing up, I can recall going gaga whenever we headed out to a fancy, fun-filled Sunday lunch and I certainly recognised the same delight in the eyes of my kids. Your kids will be delighted by favourite lunchtime treats like macaroni cheese and roast chicken pie.  But the best part of the experience is the action station for decorating mini cupcakes, pancakes and waffles with ice-cream, cream, caramel or chocolate sauce, jelly tots, jelly babies and smarties.

Yes, it is a bit of a sugar rush, but it's Sunday and all the rules can wait until Monday I say. Enjoy!

If you plan on going:
The Southern Sun Cullinan Sunday buffet takes place weekly from 12:30-14:30.  Price per head is R185 and half price for children under 12. There is complimentary underground parking available for diners. For bookings call Southern Sun The Cullinan on (021) 415 4000 or visit
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