Gold Lunch & Drinks

The Gold Lunch Cruise is an exciting dining option hosted by Captain Cook Cruises in partnership with Australia's finest food and wine producers. Every cruise includes a superior beverage selection and a six course seasonal menu, tailored for each departure, all set to the spectacular background of Sydney Harbour. The 2019 series re-envisions some classic favourites while introducing new taste sensations. More Info ...

 

Gold Lunch Series 2019

  • 6 course menu
  • Superior beverage selection
  • Tailored to each departure
  • 2019 Series Info

RIB-N-ALE Gold Lunch

  • SEP: Sunday 1st - Father's Day
  • Mouth watering BBQ basted ribs & ale 
  • Superior wines
  • Rib-N-Ale Info
  • Menu

AQUA TONIC Gold Lunch

OCEAN FIZZ Gold Lunch

PINK GIN Gold Lunch

HARBOUR SPICE Gold Lunch  

CUT ABOVE Gold Lunch

VINO BOATO Gold Lunch

CHRISTMASTIDE Gold Lunch  

PADDOCK & CLAW Gold Lunch

Gold Lunch Series 

RIB-N-ALE Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises, Andrews Meat & Lion Nathan

  • Sunday 01 September 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring mouthwatering BBQ basted ribs & ale
  • Superior selection of wine and beer
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • RIB-N-ALE Gold Lunch Cruise info

AQUA TONIC Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises, Huon Aquaculture & Tyrrell's Wines 

  • Sunday 27 October 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring Huon Salmon & Ocean Trout
  • 5 wines selected from Tyrrell's Pinot Brut, Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz & Tawny range
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • AQUA TONIC Gold Lunch Cruise info

Past Gold Lunch Cruises

OCEAN FIZZ Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises, M&G Seafood & Tyrrell's Wines

  • Sunday 24 February 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring premium selection of seafood
  • 5 wines featuring Tyrrell's Pinot Brut, plus wines from Tyrrell's Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz & Tawny range
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • OCEAN FIZZ Gold Lunch Cruise info
  • Menu

PINK GIN Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises, Uncle Tony's & Gateway Liquor

  • Sunday 10 March 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring premium selection of garden harvest dishes - choice of beef or vegetarian main course
  • Superior selection of premium wines and gin aperitif
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • PINK GIN Gold Lunch Cruise info

HARBOUR SPICE Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises

  • Sunday 07 April 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring the Chef's selection of asian cuisine
  • Superior selection of Australian wines and Asian beers
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • HARBOUR SPICE Gold Lunch Cruise info

CUT ABOVE Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises & Andrews Meat

  • Friday 03 May 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring NSW's finest Tajima Wagyu beef
  • Superior selection of Australian wines 
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • CUT ABOVE Gold Lunch Cruise info

VINO BOATO Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises & Samuel Smith & Sons

  • Sunday 23 June 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring rustic Italian cuisine
  • Superior selection of Italian wines
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • VINO BOATO Gold Lunch Cruise info

CHRISTMASTIDE Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises & M&J Poultry

  • Sunday 14 July 2019
  • Christmas in July
  • 6 course set menu featuring northern hemisphere wintry treats
  • Superior selection of wines
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • CHRISTMASTIDE Gold Lunch Cruise info

PADDOCK & CLAW Gold Lunch Cruise - Proudly hosted by Captain Cook Cruises, Haverick Meats & M&G Seafood

  • Sunday 11 August 2019
  • 6 course set menu featuring premium selection of beef & shellfish
  • Superior selection of wines
  • Cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000
  • PADDOCK & CLAW Gold Lunch Cruise info

About our Gold Lunch Series Partners

Tyrrell's Wines
Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell's Wines is one of Australia's pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley NSW to their Heathcote vineyards in Victoria. 

Andrews Meat
A food service leader in the meat industry specialising in portion control and value Add. With a longstanding commitment to exceptional customer service and quality product they have established a portfolio of over 15 owned and exlusive brands such as Tajima Wagyu Beef and export to over 25 countries around the world. 

Huon Aquaculture
The largest family owned and operated vertically integrated salmon producer in Australia was founded in Tasmania in 1986. Huon's marine farms are located in the cool, pristine waters of Tasmania producing high quality salmon and ocean trout. Huon is also the first seafood producer to join the RSPCA's Approved Farming Scheme. 

M&G Seafood
A leading seafood wholesaler on the eastern seaboard of Australia and the preferred agent for some of the most reputable seafood brands. Considered a supplier of choice.

Uncle Tony’s
Uncle Tony’s have been farmers, wholesalers and retailers for over 60 years. Suppliers of freshest and best fruit and vegetables available … anything fresher is still growing!

Gateway Liquor
A fully Australian owned company with an impressive product list and an expert team with extensive experience in the wholesale & retail liquor industry.

M&J Poultry
Established in 1982, M&J maintains the highest level of standards in the industry, with the ability produce and distribute poultry products consistently and in large volumes without  losing quality.

Haverick Meats
Launched in 1963 in Paddington NSW, Haverick Meats has grown into one of Australia’s most well-established, innovative butcheries, supplying some of the most highly acclaimed venues in the country, all with the care and consideration of a business run by the Andrews family.

Lion Nathan
Formed by the amalgamation of some of Australia and New Zealand’s most celebrated food and beverage companies, Lion has has a proud history extending back to 1840, marketing premium beverage brands, being one of Australasia’s largest food & beverage companies.

*About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier fleet including the spectacular Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2, both with million dollar views and expansive cocktail decks. Our world class vessels are chosen for many international VIP dignitaries including the official arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day. Air-conditioned restaurant decks, private dining rooms, expansive decks and 360 degree open Star Deck are just a few of the features. Special attention has been made to ensure fantastic views from every seat with below table height windows. Sydney 2000 operates on dining cruises most days however we do always reserve the right to amend vessels at any time.

Children Under 18 Years
Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.

Dress: We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter.

IMPORTANT

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Special Diet? We regret special diets cannot be catered for on the Gold Lunch Series cruises. Please refer to our Top Deck Lunch

Inclusions

  • Cruise on flagship MV Sydney 2000 
  • 6-course menu tailored for each departure 
  • Superior beverage selection
  • Million dollar views
  • 3.5hr cruise from 12noon
  • Next departures 01 Sep & 27 Oct  ...
  • See Cruise Info for all dates

Need to know

  • Event Special $129 per person
    - Limited availability
    - Normally $219 
    Terms & conditions
  • Menu
    - Menus are seasonally tailored for each departure and feature a superior beverage selection
  • Special Diets
    - We regret special diets are unavailable on this cruise
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online
  • Map

Timetable

Date Departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1 12noon. Disembark 3.30pm
Sunday 01 Sep 2019 (Father's Day), 27 Oct 2019 

IMPORTANT: Due to urgent renovations to King St Wharf 1 between 01 July to mid August 2019, all dining cruises will operate from KIng St Wharf 3.

  • For all departures during July to September 2019 please check this page for any updates.

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Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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YOUR SAY LUNCH & GOLD DINNER - On behalf of my wife and myself I wish to express our thanks to your staff for their welcoming and friendly service, the meals and the wines I can only describe as being perfect. Thank you for providing two memorable occasions cruising on Sydney Harbour. Michael, NSW

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98 % approval from 43 responses

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3 hours ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent. Olga who took care of all our needs was fantastic. A credit to your company. The staff made us feel welcomed.. the food was also first class.. just a great experience for our anniversary.
Product: This was an anniversary present and you guys made it special

Review for Gold Lunch Series

1 day ago
5/5

Venue, staff and service 2nd to none. Absolutely enjoyed the entire day. The pianist really set a wonderful atmosphere. This has been the best so far.

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4 days ago
5/5

Service: Online purchasing was very efficient and a later email advised of a change to departure point. Unfortunately it was not followed up and the website was not updated when the departure point reverted back to its original position. As the office was not open it was up to the crew of the vessel to assure us we were in the right place. Others on board were equally confused.
Product: Beautifully and spaciously set out. The food was well presented and delicious, the wine generously poured. Staff were friendly and attentive. Plenty of room to move around inside and out. A very nice atmosphere.

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6 days ago
5/5

Excellent service & great food

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6 days ago
5/5

Service: 5 star service from thr time we boarded the boat
Product: Look out for the gold cruise special price

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6 days ago
5/5

Service: I have been on Captain Cook Cruises numerous times. Always receive wonderful service by staff & food always superb.
Product: Fantastic food, wine, music & service.

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6 days ago
5/5

Service: THE BOAT TRIP WAS GREAT STAFF WERE VERY GOOD FOOD AND DRINKS WERE TOPS
Product: FOD AND DRINKS WERE GREAT STAFF WERE VERY HAPPY AND GREAT HELP

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6 days ago
5/5

Service: Great food, great atmosphere, great overall experience and looking forward to repeating the experience
Product: Great food, great atmosphere, great overall experience and looking forward to repeating the experience

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1 month ago
1/5

Service: They could start by actually conducting the cruise that I purchased. Im not interested in booking an alternative one. I want my money refunded thanks. Hopeless!
Product: See the above. Aaaaaaaaaa

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Unfortunately, the wharf our cruise departs from is under renovation – so therefore we were unable to operate this cruise. This is completely outside of our control and is a government decision. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. We are pleased to note that a member from our reservations team contacted you prior to your cruise to communicate this and to offer a cruise alternative or a full refund.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Lunch Series

2 months ago
5/5

Service: From the moment we came on board we experienced 5 star service. The welcoming staff whisked us up to the gold deck, we were offered a Prosecco and shown to our reserved table. Everything about the presentation was generous and top notch. A staff member seemed to be assigned to just a few tables and was attentive and swift to refill glasses and clear dishes. Senior staff were alert and monitoring the quality of the service. It is the best Australian service I have experienced for some time - Congratulations!
Product: Purchased at the last minute as an impulse the Gold lunch "Vino Boato" was delightful. The level of service was exceptional and we loved all the attention. Samuel Smith & Son had gone all-out to provide a premium wine experience and Aaron Marshall from Samuel Smith & Son had prepared brilliant notes on the wine selection and was on hand to provide insight and background on the wine list. The meal was well paced and each dish was thoughtfully matched up with wine. Fantastic!

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2 months ago
5/5

Service: I had to change dates for the cruise I had booked, was no problem to have tickets reissued. On the day of the cruise we received professional friendly service from start to finish.
Product: Lovely afternoon cruising around the harbour with wonderful food and great wine

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2 months ago
5/5

The entire day was fantastic. The food and wine was really good. We will be back to do another one soon.

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2 months ago
5/5

Great food & service

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2 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing food and drinks
Product: Absolutely loved it! I would recommend it to anyone celebrating a special occasion

Review for Gold Lunch Series

3 months ago
5/5

Service: 1st class. Food, wine, service and atmosphere absolutely 1st class. Would thoroughly recommend this company.
Product: 1st class. No complaints whatsoever. Could not fault anything. Food, wine, service and setting absolutely wonderful. Fully recommended.

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: Pleasantly greeted at the Wharf and also on -board staff. Service was efficient and pleasant. The meal and wines were excellent and even though it was pouring rain it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience
Product: As we responded to a "half-price" offer. It was definately worth the money.

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3 months ago
5/5

Fantastic food, wonderful service and great views of course!

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: very well done food was excellent
we also had a presention but tne p/a system was not working
starf we also excellent
Product: good value will be doing more gold lunch series

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: Impecable service from boarding, ushered through to our table, greeted by our steward and served food and drinks seemlessly throughout the cruise.
Product: Great value for your money

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: Fanatic relaxing afternoon, great food , great staff 10:10
Product: Fantastic food and service . Relaxing afternoon

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: The service on the day was prompt and polite. When my glass was empty, the waitress was there to fill it. The food was delicious. Fine Dining at its best. Nothing was too much trouble. I have been recommending the gold class cruises to our friends.
Product: We expected to be treated very well and we were treated for what we paid. We spoke with other people on the cruise who all agreed it was a superb lunch.

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4 months ago
5/5

It was really nice to have gold lunch experience! Captain Cook Cruises doin great! Will recommend to my friends!

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5 months ago
4/5

Service: Yes they are very good.
Product: they are outnumbered.Please put more staff...

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5 months ago
5/5

This was a gift from my daughter who bought it if my husband as an 80th birthday gift - we both really enjoyed the experience

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5 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent, food was incredible - would certainly recommend!
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6 months ago
4/5

great

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6 months ago
5/5

Service: service was great food was excellent as it always is very welcoming
Product: food and service was expellant

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6 months ago
5/5

Service: This was our second Gold Cruise and the food is fantastic, the wine is lovely and the service is impeccable. We will be back again...
Product: Excellent value and all inclusive lunch...

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9 months ago
5/5

Service: They did everything well - the welcome, the food and the service. An excellent wine service as well!
Product: Excellent value for money

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9 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic. Great staff, great service, fantastic food!
Product: Food was amazing and I enjoyed the wine provided.

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9 months ago
5/5

Our Gold Lunch Aqua Tonic was wonderful. Beautiful fresh food with lovely Tyrell's wine. First class service by excellent friendly staff.

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9 months ago
5/5

Everything was fabulous, couldn’t fault a thing. Thank you!

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9 months ago
5/5

Amazing

Review for Gold Lunch Series

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The service from the staff was fantastic
Product: easy to book, great service, food & wine excellent

Review for Gold Lunch Series

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The food, wine and service are all excellent.
Product: Good price for the food and service we received

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9 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was great and personal. Our waiter was very attentive and food was excellent!
Product: Quality of food and wine was well worth the experience.

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11 months ago
5/5

Great views, great food and great service! A very pleasure cruise!

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11 months ago
5/5

Service: It was very relaxing and the service was perfect. Lovely staff that counldn't do enough for us...I have already booked 3 of us for Aqua Tonic...can't wait
Product: The meat was mouth watering

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11 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent experience at the Gold lunch with Tyrell’s wines. Great food, great service
Product: We had a great time . The food was particularly delicious and the serving staff were great.

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11 months ago
5/5

A wonderful way to spend a beautiful day on Sydney harbour.
The meal & wine were excellent.
Tony saw that one of our group had not touched their main beef dish and he arranged for it to be replaced by salmon, which was greatly appreciated.
Juliane our waiter was wonderful and supplied great service & her chats with our group were great
I rate this one of the best days out that I have had in a long time
10/10 for the day
Mike Foster

Review for Gold Lunch Series

11 months ago
5/5

Service: I would recommend both the lunch and dinner cruises Excellent food & wine made all the better for the amazing staff on board.
Product: Booked online, quick easy process

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