Christmas Lunch in Melbourne 2023

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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 with a delicious Christmas day lunch in Melbourne? 

Here are our top picks for Christmas day lunch in Melbourne for 2023, with these top venues putting on a great do for families this season. Oh, and a heads up, bookings are pretty essential - get in quick! 

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2023

1. Lane Restaurant, Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Best Christmas Day Lunches in Melbourne
Offering one of the best Christmas Day lunches in Melbourne, Lane Restaurant promises an abundance of festive fun.

Round up your family and friends for a festive celebration at Novotel Melbourne on Collins' Lane Restaurant this Christmas Day!

Treat yourselves to a sumptuous Christmas feast featuring a mouthwatering carvery station, a seafood buffet, and heavenly desserts. Quench your thirst with soft drinks, juice, and savour the holiday spirit with a selection of premium wines and beers. It's the perfect way to indulge in the joy of the season with your loved ones, and a firm contender for the best Christmas Day lunch in Melbourne.

Where:   Lane Restaurant, 270 Collins St, Melbourne
When:    25 December 2023, 
Cost:      $279 per adult, $149 per child 13 - 17 years, $99 per child 5 - 12 years, children under 5 FREE

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2. Catering Project

Catering Project Christmas Feast
sensational, stress-free Christmas feast at home by Catering Project.

For a sensational, stress-free Christmas lunch at home, then this is for you, get the Catering Project to deliver The Ultimate Christmas Feast. With enough to satisfy a table of up to 20 people, the limited-edition banquet is jam-packed with all the delicious delights of the season so you can indulge in restaurant-quality dining without leaving your Christmas tree!

The epic festive lunch includes all the Christmas classics you crave - leg ham, turkey with stuffing, steak, chicken and Atlantic salmon. There is also a fresh seafood platter replete with lobster, crab, oysters, prawns and Balmain bugs, plus a range of delicious salads and condiments, finished off with a fruity pavlova. 

Where:   Delivered to your door across Melbourne
When:    Available for delivery up until 3 pm daily
Cost:      The Ultimate Christmas Feast is $1,495.00 + GST.
               See the full range of Catering Project Christmas Feasts & Platters.

3. The Duke of Wellington

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 share-style lunch full of your favourite Christmas classics at The Duke of Wellington Christmas Day lunch in Melbourne for 2023.

There are two sittings available for lunch this year, 11 am and 2 pm, meaning you can find a time that suits your family. Cheers to that! 

Where:  Level 2, 142 Flinders Street, Melbourne
When:   Seatings available at 11 am and 2 pm, 25 December 2023
Cost:     Adults: $145 | Children under 12: $45

4. Melbourne River Cruises

Best Christmas Day Lunches in Melbourne
Ahoy there! We reckon a river cruise makes a fun, unique choice for a Christmas Day lunch in Melbourne!

Take the stress out of Christmas and spoil your family with a relaxing three-hour lunch (from 12 pm to 3 pm) cruising along the scenic Yarra River with Melbourne River Cruises.

Their Christmas day lunch in Melbourne boasts all of your festive favourites from a hot buffet (roast turkey, roast ham, roast vegetables, and the like) plus a cold buffet of salads and cold meats as well as a dessert bar. Drool!

Where:  Southbank Promenade
When:  12 pm - 3 pm, 25 December 2023
Cost:    Adults: $285, kids 14-17: $155, children two to 13: $135

5. The Windsor Hotel

The Windsor Christmas Lunch
The Windsor Christmas Lunch

Known for serving up one of the best Christmas feasts in Melbourne, The Windsor Hotel is serving up a delectable dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to help you celebrate with your loved ones.

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
When:   Christmas Eve at 7 pm, Christmas Day at 11 am in the Grand Ballroom, 1 pm at One Eleven
Cost:     Christmas Eve:  Set price of $388 for adults with free-flowing beverages, and $168 for children 3 - 12 years
              Christmas Day: Set price of $468 for adults with free-flowing beverages, and $198 for children 3 - 12 years

6. Little Collins St Kitchen, The Sheraton Hotel

Little Collins St Kitchen
Little Collins St Kitchen is a great option for a Christmas Day lunch in Melbourne.

Join The Sheraton Hotel on Christmas Day for an eight-course long lunch at Little Collins St Kitchen Restaurant & Bar.

The menu is mouth-watering and complete with all the festive trimmings. You'll also enjoy drinks packages, live entertainment with your closest family and friends, bonbons, Santa gifts for the kids, and a whole lot more. 

Where:  27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
When:   25 December 2023, 12 pm - 3 pm 
Cost:    $315 per adult, $225 per teenager, $150 per child

7. Novotel Geelong Tempo Kitchen & Bar

Novotel Geelong Tempo Kitchen & Bar
Novotel Geelong Tempo Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy a delicious tailored Christmas buffet for lunch or dinner at Novotel Geelong Tempo Kitchen & Bar.

The menu is extensive, and we mean really extensive. A seafood display, oyster station, antipasto bar, cold mezze, carvery, hot buffet, cheese and bakery selection, plus a kids' corner all await; and if you've still got room—there's an array of festive sweets as well! 

Where:  10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
When:   25 December 2023, 12 pm - 4 pm for lunch, 5. 30 pm - 9.30 pm for dinner
Cost:     Lunch: $289 per person
              Dinner: $289 per adult, $149 per child, kids under five eat FREE.

8. BangPop South Wharf

Bangpop Thai Christmas
Enjoy a Christmas Day with a less traditional twist at BangPop South Wharf this Christmas!

For some seriously fresh and fun festive food with a twist, BangPop is the place to be!

Guests can expect a diverse array of curries, salads, and hawker-style dishes accompanied by some flavourful and inventive cocktails!  The atmosphere promises to be one of festivity and cheer—and you don't need to worry about the dishes. Winner winner, Christmas dinner!

Where:   35 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
When:    25 December 2023, 11 am - 3 pm
Cost:      A minimum spend of $85 per person is required at the time of booking.

9. Grandview Hotel Fairfield

Grandview Hotel Fairfield
Grandview Hotel is the perfect destination for a Christmas Day lunch in Melbourne.

Enjoy an open buffet with the people you love the most this Christmas Day at the Grandview Hotel in Fairfield!

The menu is yet to be released, but we have it on good authority that it will be fresh, festive and utterly delicious.

Where:  429 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield 
When:   25 December 2023, from 12 pm
Cost:     $112 per adult, $35 per child 12 and under

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