Top Christmas Lunches In Sydney

  • All Ages

By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

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 for Sydney venues putting on a great do for families this Christmas day. 

1. Blackbird Cafe

We just love the family-friendly Blackbird Cafe in Darling Harbour, and thankfully, they're open as usual this Christmas! Enjoy an extensive menu including wood-fired pizzas, burgers, salads and pastas, and enjoy the many kiddie-offerings including fabulous face-painting. 

2. Casa Ristorante Italiano

It's business as usual at the delicious Casa Ristorante at the iconic waterfront King Street Wharf. Have an Italian-style Christmas with a huge pizza and pasta menu, in this ever-kid-friendly venue. 

3. Marley Spoon's Christmas Box

If you want all those warm and fuzzy home comforts on Christmas Day but don't want all the huge ordeal of cooking from scratch, then this Marley Sppon Christmas Box is the perfect solution! Everything you need to get this year's Christmas feast on the table in just two and a half hours, for only $249. The box will feed 4-6 adults and will be delivered on December 23rd. So skip the supermarket queues, the traffic jams, searching for recipes and planning your Christmas feast - get back your time to relax and enjoy Christmas with Marley Spoon. Order your box here from November 13th.

4. Christmas 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. Oh, and children under 6 years are FREE! More information here. 

5. Christmas at The Bather's 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. 

6. 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. The ellaslist team had their Christmas party here in 2016, and the seafood was to die for. More information here. 

7. 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 and Christmas meats, along with dessert to finish off the meal. More information here. 

8. 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. Kids are welcome, as always!





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