Milliken Family
David Millliken Michel
Sydney, Australia
Annual
Christmas Lunch

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David, Sue and Robert  Milliken lunching at J P Bastiana Restaurant and Wine Cellar in Market Street Sydney on Thursday 19 December 2002 to celebrate Christmas. Photo courtesy of Robert Macfarlane.
David, Sue, Alex and Robert lunching at J P Bastiana Restaurant and Wine Cellar in Market Street Sydney in December 2003 to celebrate Christmas.
David, Sue, Judith (visiting from Northern Ireland) Alex and Robert lunching at J P Bastiana Restaurant and Wine Cellar in Market Street Sydney in December 2004 to celebrate Christmas.
Robert, David and Sue lunching at J P Bastiana Restaurant and Wine Cellar in Market Street Sydney in December 2005 to celebrate Christmas.
Robert, Alex, Sue and David following lunch at J P Bastiana Restaurant and Wine Cellar in Market Street Sydney on 15 December 2006 to celebrate Christmas.
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David, Robert and Sue  celebrating Christmas lunch at JP Bastiani Restaurant in Market Street Sydney on 20 December 2007
David, Sue and Robert celebrating Christmas lunch at JP Bastiani Restaurant in Market Street Sydney on 19 December 2008
Robert, Sue and David celebrating Christmas lunch at JP Bastiani Restaurant in Market Street Sydney on 23 December 2009
Robert, David and Sue celebrating Christmas lunch at JP Bastiani Restaurant in Market Street Sydney on 14 December 2010
David, Robert and Sue celebrating Christmas lunch on Thursday 8 December 2011 at a new venue, Icons  Brasserie, attached to Marriott's Hotel, 30 Pitt Street Sydney, up from Circuar Quay. An excellent lunch.
First Cousins Sue, Robert & David Milliken, all from Sydney, together with First Cousin Alex Cooper, nee Breckenridge, from the Central Coast, celebrate Christmas lunch each year and catch up on events durng the past twelve months.

The cousins are grandchildren of James & Helena (nee Hill) Milliken, pioneer farmers at Darawank NSW in the Cape Hawke Region, Northern NSW.

For nine years, Christmas lunch was celbrated at JP Bastiani in Market Street Sydney, however, due to a change in luncheon arrangements at Bastiani, a new venue was sought and Icons Brasserie at the Mariott Hotel in Pitt Street Sydney was found to be an excellent venue for food, pricing and service.

After two years at Icons, it was decided in 2013 to seek a new venue and lunch was held at Sheraton on the Park, Elizabeth Street Sydney, on 12 December 2013.

In December 2015 Sheraton was considered too expensive for the fare offerred. In 2016 a new luncheon venue will be considered.

In 2016, Buffet luncheons in the city were hard to come by but Cafe Opera at the Intercontinental Hotel in Macquarie Street, Corner of Bridge & Phillip Streets offered a buffet luncheon for $55. The selection of food, price, service and especially the decor was considered quite reasonable and a return next year is assured. Total cost was $70 per head considerably cheaper than the $120 at the Sheraton in 2015.
This page was last updated: 15 December, 2016
David, Sue and Robert celebrating Christmas lunch on Friday 14 December 2012 at  Icons  Brasserie, attached to Marriott's Hotel, 30 Pitt Street Sydney, up from Circuar Quay. Lunch thi year was not considered up to par and a new venue would be sought for next year. The main problem was overcrowding, poor service and the food was not good value.
Robert, Sue, Alex and David celebrating Christmas lunch on Thursday 12 December 2013 at the Feast restaurant in Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth Street Sydney. This new venue was considered to be excellent with top quality food, service and a very pleasant environment. 
The Feast restaurant at Sheraton on the Park 161 Elizabeth Street Sydney that has an excellent buffet lunch to the value of $85. The sumptious food is presented in three large isles comprising seafood, salad with cold meats and hot food with delicious deserts. Dining is carefully orientated throughout a spacious area with several semi-private dining areas. Service is excellent.
2014 - 2015
Robert, Sue & David celebrating a belated 2014 Christmas lunch on Monday
19 January 2015 at Sheraton on the Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney. The lunch was scheduled for December 2014 but cancelled owing to the Lindt Cafe siege in Martin Place, Sydney. Alex had planned on lunching but was unable to attend.
Alex, Sue, Robert and David celebrating their annual Christmas lunch on Thursday 3 December 2015 at Sheraton on the Park,Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Luncheons Summary
01. 2002 Bastiani
02. 2003 Bastiani
03. 2004 Bastiani
04. 2005 Bastiani
05. 2006 Bastiani
06. 2007 Bastiani
07. 2008 Bastiani
08. 2009 Bastiani
09. 2010 Bastiani
10. 2011 Icons at Marriott
11. 2012 Icons at Marriott
12. 2013 Feast a Sheraton
13. 2014 Cancelled due to Lindt Cafe Siege
14. 2015 Feast at Sheraton - January (2014 rescheduled)
15. 2015 Feast at Sheraton
16. 2016 Cafe Opera @ Intercontinental Hotel
J Bastiana restaurant is situated on Level 6,
68 Market Street, Sydney
Icons Brassiere restaurant at Hotel Marriott is situated on Level 2,
30 Pitt Street, Sydney
Robert, Alex, David & Sue celebrating their annual Christmas lunch on Thursday
15 Decemebr 2016 at Cafe Opera, Intercontinental Hotel, corner Macquarie, Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
Intercontinental Hotel from Macquarie Street Sydney
Ground floor lounge area leading from entrance at corner of Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney
Dining area of Cafe Opera on the first floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney
Buffet area of Cafe Opera on the first floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney