Best Christmas Day Lunches In Melbourne in 2021

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Whatever your usual festive traditions are - whether your family does a roast, a BBQ or platters of fresh seafood for lunch on Christmas day—it's completely unavoidable that the person responsible for getting it all onto the table doesn't tend to have the most relaxing of Christmas mornings. So this year, why not sit back and let somebody else worry about filling your little elves' tummies? 

Here are our top picks for Melbourne venues putting on a great 'do for families this Christmas Day 2021. Oh, and a heads up, due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, bookings are pretty essential. Get in quick! 

1. Brighton Savoy

Christmas Day lunch at the Brighton Savoy
Festive food and decs are the order of the day at the Brighton Savoy!

With multiple seating options available—all boasting spectacular views of the gorgeous Port Phillip Bay, you can bet your bottom dollar that Christmas lunch at the Brighton Savoy will be fit to bursting with festive cheer. The menu boasts all of the traditional fayre you'll fancy—seafood, turkey and plum pudding to name just a few of the suspects! 

Where: 150 Esplanade, Brighton
When:12.30pm - 4.00pm on the 25th December 2021
Cost: Adult $199.00, Child 12 and under $99.00, Child 4 and under $48
More information here.

2. Melbourne Meat Market

Christmas Day lunch at the Melbourne Meat Market
A casual, sharing-style lunch is on offer at Meat Market this year.

Relish in all things meaty this Christmas at a three-course sharing style lunch with all the trimmings, serving traditional Australian Christmas favourites like turkey, ham and seafood. Start off the feast by sipping on a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival—before sitting back, relaxing and leaving the cleaning up to someone else this year. There's also a vegan menu on offer (which must be selected at the time of booking!), boasting a vegan antipasto plate, a vegan cheesecake and more! 

Where: Meat Market South Wharf, 53 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf. 
When: Two-hour sittings from 12 pm - 3 pm, December 25, 2021
Cost: Adults: $129, Children: $49
More information here.

3. The Duke of Wellington, Flinders St

Christmas Day lunch at the Duke of Wellington
Bursting with Christmas classics, the Duke of Wellington is a great family option for Christmas day lunch.


Bring all of your loved ones together over a three-course lunch full of your favourite Christmas classics at The Duke of Wellington this year. We're talking leg ham or turkey for main, plus roasted veg on the side and Christmas pud for dessert! There are two sittings, 11 am and 2 pm to accommodate social distancing measures. The cost is $95 per adult for 3 courses, and $35 per child (12 and under for two courses). Cheers to that!

Where: Level 2, 142 Flinders Street, Melbourne
When: Seatings available at 11 am and 2 pm, December 25, 2021
Cost: Adults: $120, Child under 12: $40
More information here.

4. Pomelo Online - Restaurant quality Christmas at home

Pomelo Online
Get an entire, restaurant quality Christmas feast delivered to your home!

Relax at home on Christmas Day, undulging in the ultimate festive fare, with none of the hard work. Pomelo Online is a luxury delivery service offering restaurant quality, pre-prepared meals. With two specially curated, limited edition Christmas menus on offer, a stress-free fine dining experience full of family favourites is ready to be delivered. The Traditional Christmas Pack features a festive feast of ready to roast boneless leg ham and whole chicken roulade stuffed with pistachio and cranberry, and the Seafood Christmas Package includes a stuffed roasted salmon fillet and spencer gulf king prawns. Both packs also have an array of delicious mains, sides and dessert and come in two sizes for 4-10 people. Each Christmas pack includes home delivery, instructions and Christmas colour-in kits to keep kids entertained.

Cost: Starting at $199 for up to six people
Find out more and order your Christmas package at Pomelo Online.

5. Melbourne River Cruises

Christmas Day lunch on a Melbourne River Cruise
Ahoy there! We reckon a river cruise makes a fun, unique choice for a Christmas Day lunch!


Take the stress out of Christmas and spoil your family with a relaxing 3-hour lunch (from 12 pm to 3 pm) cruising along the scenic Yarra River. The lunch boasts all of your festive favourites from a hot buffet (roast turkey, roast ham, roast veg etc...) plus a cold buffet of salads and cold meats as well as a dessert bar. Drool!

Where: Southbank Promenade
When: 12 pm - 3 pm, December 25, 2021 
Cost: Adult: $195.00, Child 14 - 17: $80, Child 2 - 13: $60 
More information here.

6. The Windsor Hotel

Christmas Day lunch at The Windsor Hotel
Acclaimed Melbourne restaurant SUNDA_is taking over Christmas at The WIndsor this year; promising Southeast Asian flavours and native Aussie ingredients.


Known for serving up one of the best Christmas feasts in Melbourne, The Windsor Hotel is serving up a delectable degustation dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to help you celebrate with your loved ones. This Christmas, The Windsor is returning to themes of comfort, familiarity and celebration—we're talking plenty of fruits de mer, as well as traditional favourites like turkey, roast wagyu beef with winter truffles, Christmas ham with brussels sprouts and roasted potato with herbs.

Both the Christmas Eve degustation dinner and the Christmas Day lunch are 6-course affairs alongside free-flowing wine and beverages. While it's a gorgeous spot for a festive lunch; it isn't the most kid-friendly on our list—so definitely one for treating older kids and teenagers who love their grub, as opposed to your little ones! 

Where: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000
When: Christmas Eve 7 pm, Christmas Day 12 pm
Cost: Set price of $399 for adults and children
More information here.

7. Conservatory at Crown

Conservatory at Crown Christmas lunch 2021
A decadent experience in an opulent setting awaits this Christmas at the beautiful Conservatory at Crown! 

Embrace the magic of Christmas Day with loved ones at Conservatory and enjoy breakfast or a seafood lunch or dinner. Lunch and dinner sittings include a glass of champagne per adult and magnificent live entertainment, and there are plenty of packages available depending on the time you wish to dine.

Where: Level 1 Crown Towers, Whiteman St, Southbank VIC
When: Saturday 25th December 2021
Cost: Lunch: $430 per adult and $215 per child
More information here.

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