1 November 2014
With many of Sydney’s best restaurants opening their kitchens on December 25, enjoy a Sydney dining experience on Christmas Day in some of Australia’s finest restaurants which serve innovative cuisine alongside stunning views.
Check out our top ten picks for your Christmas lunch in Sydney:
Delight your tastebuds this Christmas with a visit to the Glass Brasserie at Hilton Sydney, with a menu designed by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Lunch is available for $170 per adult, and children can dine for $40 for two courses and $50 for three courses.
Relish spectacular panoramic views from the heights of Sydney Tower Eye and enjoy an indulgent Christmas-themed menu at 360 Bar and Dining. Lunch is available between 12pm and 2.30pm, with meals priced at $160 for adults and $50 for children aged between 3 and 12 years.
Enjoy Biota Dining’s critically acclaimed meals and spend Christmas Day in the charming setting of Bowral, just two hours south of Sydney. Tables are available between 12pm and 3pm with a three-course meal and beverage package on offer for $190 per person.
Take in a bird’s eye view of Sydney while enjoying a five-course feast at Altitude at Shangri-La Sydney this Christmas. Perched on the 36th floor, Altitude provides breathtaking views of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney’s stunning harbour. Christmas lunch is available for $295 per adult and $150 per child.
Celebrate Christmas in the stunning surrounds of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden with a three-course lunch at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant. Two seatings are available for the open-air dining experience, from 11.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 4pm. Adults can dine in the gardens for $150 each, with beverage packages available at an extra cost, while children aged 3 to 12 can enjoy a meal for $50 each.
Admire the Centennial Parklands while enjoying a lunch banquet offering a selection of seafood and traditional dishes at Centennial Parklands Dining. The banquet is available between 11.30am and 3.30pm, and is priced at $145 per adult, $65 per child aged between 4 and 12 and $30 per child under 3 years old.
For a Christmas lunch experience with an oriental twist, head to Ho.Mei for a five-course modern Chinese set menu. For $55 per person, feast on a delicious selection of Asian-inspired entrees, mains and desserts. Two lunch sittings are available from 11.30am – 2pm and 2.15pm – 4.30pm.
Enjoy a contemporary Italian meal on Christmas Day in Mosman. With views overlooking Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay, the four-course degustation menu will be a delight for all the senses. Meals are priced at $235 per person and a children’s menu is available for children aged under 12 at $75.
Enjoy a Christmas lunch by the sea at The Bathers’ Pavilion. With three dining areas open on the day, there is a wide range of food options available. The Restaurant is open from 12pm to 2.30pm serving a four-course meal for adults at $275 per person and two courses for children under 10 at $95. The Cafe, open between 11.30am – 2pm and 2.30pm – 5pm, will serve three courses for $195 per adult and two courses for $85 per child under 10. The Room and Terrace is open from 12pm until 3pm for a buffet lunch priced at $210 per adult and children under 10 years for $85.
If Christmas dinner is more your style, visit the Bistro Fax Restaurant and Bar and enjoy a menu offering traditional roast dishes and other Christmas favourites. Set within a heritage-listed building, Bistro Fax offers a range of flavoursome contemporary Australian meals to choose from and a glass of French sparkling on arrival. Dinner is available between 5.30pm and 10.30pm, with meals priced at $95 per adult and $55 per children aged 4 to 12.