Top Christmas Lunches In Sydney

  • All Ages

By: ellaslist team

Whether your family does a roast, a BBQ or platters of fresh seafood on magical Christmas day, it's unanimous that the person (*cough*mum*cough*) responsible for getting it all onto the table with love doesn't have the most relaxing of Christmas mornings. Why not sit back and let somebody else worry about filling your little elves' tummies this year? 

Here are some of our top picks (in no particular order) for Sydney venues putting on a great do for families this Christmas Day 2018. 

1. Q Station, Manly

Have your turkey with the ghosts of Christmas! Just kidding, this historical Sydney site is the perfect backdrop for a memorable Christmas dinner. Choose to dine at the Boilerhouse Restaurant & Bar for a six course degustation, or in the P27 Governor Bourke Ballroom for a family seafood buffet. While you fill your bellies you can gaze across stunning views of Sydney Harbour, and there is plenty of space for the kids to play as they wait for Santa to arrive. Find out more here. 

2. Captain Cook Cruises

Why stay on land when you can float around the harbour on Christmas Day! Captain Cook Cruises want your family to take in the sights from their open observation deck and enjoy the feast on one of three restaurant decks. They'll put on a festive buffet lunch featuring a traditional Christmas selection and seafood and throw in a drinks package so you can have a truly cruisey Christmas this year. Find out more here.

3. Christmas Seafood Buffet Lunch at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

Celebrate this Christmas with a lavish seafood buffet lunch including a traditional carvery and all your festive favourites. No Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa Claus, who will be dropping in to hand out presents to all children attending; and there will be live music through the lunch. There will also be live entertainment, kid's activities and an awesome 3-hour drinks package. Or you could make like the Europeans and celebrate on Christmas Eve with a three course meal including Turkey breast with fig and pistachio stuffing. Oh, and children under 6 years are FREE for both options! More information here. 

4. Christmas at The Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

Spend your Christmas with spectacular views and a sea salt breeze. They're putting on a brunch or a 3-course lunch in the restaurant, a 3-course lunch at their cafe, and a terrace buffet lunch in their upstairs room. All menus have an extensive list of options from traditional Christmas options, vegetarian dishes, seafood, and plenty of meat. More information here. 

5. Christmas Day at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

For those who are looking to try something new this Christmas; hang up your apron and grab a glass and join in for a festive Christmas lunch by the bay. Their Executive Chef and Events team are finalizing a heavenly Christmas lunch for you to indulge in this Christmas and will definitely include a premium 4 hour beverage package with Champagne on arrival. The ellaslist team had their Christmas party here and the seafood was to die for. More information here. 

6. Christmas Day Lunch at Queens Park Shed

Take the day off, let the kid's run free and enjoy Christmas Day with us at Queens Park Shed. Surrounded by beautiful Queens Park, and with a kids playground right next to our restaurant, it's the easiest Christmas Day lunch you'll find. Guests will enjoy multiple grazing stations including charcuterie, seafood, bbq and Christmas meats, along with dessert to finish off the meal. And yes, wouldn't be complete without a visit from Santa. More information here. 

7. Christmas Day at Centennial Homestead

At Centennial Homestead, the doors open on Christmas Day, inviting you to experience lunch in the heart of the park, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, without all the hassle of cleaning up. There are lunch seatings all throughout the day, with delicious grazing and interactive food stations available including canapes, a live BBQ, paella station, kid’s grazing station and of course a visit from Santa! Find out more here.

For a suburb by suburb guide of Christmas lunches (and things to do on Christmas Day) click here!

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