Your Guide To The 10 Best Christmas Day Dining in Melbourne

Christmas Day Dining in Melbourne

Melbourne’s Best Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2023!

Are you tired of the Christmas day chaos, juggling a dozen dishes and a mountain of cleanup? Think about a Christmas where you can forget about roasting, baking, and frying and instead indulge in a feast prepared by Melbourne’s culinary wizards. Intrigued? 

Well, that’s why we’ve crafted a list of the best restaurants open on Christmas Day 2023, ensuring your holiday is not just hassle-free but filled with joy, laughter, and zero kitchen stress. 

Well, we’ve got your back! Say goodbye to kitchen stress and hello to hassle-free festivities. 

That’s right, let the professionals take the reins this Christmas while you focus on the joy of giving gifts and cherishing moments with your loved ones.

Discover Melbourne’s top restaurants serving up festive delights for lunch and dinner. Let the feasting begin, and the fuss fade away! 

Top Christmas Day Dining in Melbourne

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

Tired of the same old Christmas chaos? How about we trade the kitchen for a boat, the pots for paddles, and make this holiday season one to remember? Picture this: a stress-free, laughter-filled, 3-hour Christmas lunch cruise along the scenic Yarra River – the ultimate gift for your family, courtesy of Melbourne River Cruises!

Parents hands up if you’re done with the Christmas kitchen saga! This year, let’s ditch the apron and set sail on a culinary adventure that your little ones will talk about for ages. Melbourne River Cruises has your back with an all-inclusive feast featuring roast turkey, smoked salmon, and a dessert selection that’s basically a sugar-filled treasure chest.

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From hot buffet delights to refreshing beverages, we’ve got your Christmas covered. All aboard for a day of riverside scenery, delightful bites, and memories that’ll make this Christmas truly special.

Before you know it, December 25th will be upon us. So, why stress when you can cruise? Book your spots and let the Yarra River be the backdrop to your family’s ho-ho-holiday magic!

Journey to Thailand Styled Christmas Day

Who’s Up for a Christmas Feast that’s More ‘Spice’ than ‘Nice’? Look no further than BangPop – the hub of hawker-style Thai goodness, where Christmas magic meets vibrant flavours!

Parents, feeling adventurous this Christmas? Ditch the traditional and dive into a Thai feast that’s bound to be the talk of the town. BangPop is your passport to a culinary journey where hawker-style dishes, refined salads, and exclusive Christmas specials take centre stage.

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No set menus here, folks! Explore the extraordinary with every bite and sip on holiday-themed cocktails crafted by the masters at BangPop. Leave the dishes to someone else, enjoy a heartwarming meal with your loved ones, and make this Christmas a spicy celebration!

Located at the South Wharf Promenade, BangPop invites you to break the tradition and savour the flavours that will make your Christmas truly exceptional. Trust us; your taste buds will thank you later!

Taxi Kitchen Christmas Lunch

Parents, are you tired of the same old Christmas menu? Well, let’s shake things up! 

Get ready for a culinary journey like no other at Taxi Kitchen, where every bite is a masterpiece crafted by Executive Chef Tony Twitchett and his culinary dream team!

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Taxi Kitchen is not just offering a meal; it’s serving up a culinary adventure featuring Sher Wagyu, miso salmon, Southern rock lobster, and more. And guess what? A complimentary glass of Paul Louis Sparkling Rose on arrival – because Christmas calls for a sparkling start!

No need to worry about the dishes; just focus on creating memories that’ll last a lifetime. With spectacular city views, a festive ambience, and a menu that reads like a gastronomic fairytale, Taxi Kitchen is the place to be this Christmas. Don’t miss out on this unique dining experience; book your spot now for a feast that your taste buds won’t forget! 

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Alluvial Restaurant

Hey, parents, tired of the usual Christmas routine? Who’s Ready to Swap Santa Cookies for a Decadent Buffet Extravaganza? Break the ice with InterContinental Melbourne, The Rialto’s Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Alluvial Restaurant. 

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Picture this: champagne on arrival, fresh seafood, succulent roast turkey, honey-glazed ham, and a plum pudding that’ll make your taste buds dance the holiday jig.

No more cookie crumbs; it’s time for a lavish spread that includes everything your Christmas feast dreams are made of. Gather your loved ones for a festive celebration that promises more than just a meal—it’s an experience! Book your spot now, and treat your family to a Christmas they’ll talk about until next year! 

Christmas Lunch at Lollo

Hey, parents, are you feeling adventurous this Christmas? Why not try a Michelin-Star Adventure for this Christmas? Elevate your festive feast at Lollo, where a four-course extravaganza awaits, and dessert isn’t just a course—it’s a whole station inspired by the season of joy!

Picture this: creme fraiche ice cream with caviar, soy butter-braised baby abalone, Hokkaido scallops with curry sauce, and Great Ocean Road duck breast that’s set to make your taste buds dance. 

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And what’s a festive toast without a glass of NV Andre Clouet ‘Grande Reserve’ Brut from Bouzy, France?

Make this Christmas one for the books. Book your spot now at W Melbourne, and treat your family to a Michelin-worthy holiday celebration that’ll have everyone saying, “Can we do this every year?

Christmas at Warabi

Have you ever tried sushi under the mistletoe? Parents, this Christmas, trade in your roast turkey for a Japanese twist! At Warabi, they’re turning Melbourne’s holiday scene into an 8-course Warabi Omakase extravaganza that’s pure culinary magic.

Picture this: quail and foie gras with gobo and umeshu, ocean trout with Sugita, yuzu, umeboshi, and lamb with yuzu miso. But wait, there’s more! Your festive feast finale? A Japanese Christmas cake to take home for round two!

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Make this Christmas an unforgettable blend of sushi, sake, and sheer delight. Book your spot now at Wasabi Melbourne, and let your taste buds embark on a Japanese journey this holiday season!

Christmas Special at Langlands Restaurant & Bar 

Parents, listen up! Do you fancy a feast with a side of shenanigans? This Christmas, kick tradition to the curb and embrace the unexpected at Hyatt Centric Melbourne’s Langlands Restaurant & Bar. 

Picture this: Unlimited starters boasting Tasmanian oysters, tiger prawns, and premium cold cuts—because why choose when you can have it all? 

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And the main course? A feast of Southern Ranges Beef, Western Plains Pork, NZ Snapper, and the cherry on top—Pavlova! Because there’s always room for dessert, especially during the festive season.

But wait, there’s more! Wash it all down with free-flowing bubbles, cocktails, and a range of beverages that’ll have you saying, “Cheers to breaking the ice!”

Make your Christmas a gastronomic adventure—book your spot now and give your taste buds a festive rollercoaster they won’t forget! 

Botswana Butchery’s Christmas Day Lunch

Parents on the lookout for a Christmas feast with flair, listen up! Are you ready to ditch the turkey for a tango of tastes? Botswana Butchery is about to flip the festive script with a Christmas lunch that’s a taste bud tango!

Imagine this: Four courses of culinary wizardry by head chef Andrew Zdravkovski. Kick things off with tuna cones and zucchini tarts—because Christmas should start with a flavour fiesta! Move on to venison tartare, scallop ceviche, and grilled quail that’ll have you questioning traditional Christmas spreads.

Now, for the main event! Picture a Westholme wagyu sirloin, harissa roasted cauliflower, and roasted snapper fillet with mussel escabeche. And the dessert? A mango passion pavlova that’s sure to be the grand finale your taste buds deserve!

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Feeling adventurous? Opt for special pre-order delights like the 1.4kg Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder or the 1kg Westholme T-bone MB6-7. Kids get their own lip-smacking delights, including a triple chocolate brownie!

Seize the moment and book your spot now—because this Christmas, Botswana Butchery is turning tradition on its head! 

Christmas at Arbory Afloat

Are you up for a tropical twist on the North Pole Tradition? Arbory Afloat is pulling a Christmas cracker of a surprise, transforming into a Tulum-inspired agave bar, blending holiday joy with Mexican vibes!

Picture this: A seafood fiesta banquet that’s making waves. From table reservations to banquet bookings, you can even lounge on daybeds and cabanas, popping Christmas crackers under the Melbourne sunshine, all while grooving to the beats of lively DJs. A Christmas full of sunshine and Viva Mexico bliss awaits!

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Book your spot now for a Christmas that flips tradition on its head—from $70 per person for a standard banquet to $457 for a daybed package, or go all out with the cabana package starting at $1095. This isn’t your grandma’s Christmas—it’s a fiesta in the making! 

Christmas Day lunch at Prince Dining Room

Hey, are you ready for a Christmas Feast Fit for a King (or Queen)? Get ready to jingle your taste buds at Prince Dining Room, where Christmas isn’t just a meal—it’s a culinary extravaganza fit for royalty!

Santa’s sleigh may not have room for you, but Prince Dining Room’s gourmet Christmas Day lunch certainly does. Dive into the feast, starting with fresh seafood delights like oysters, tuna tartlet, and kingfish tartare. As you unwrap more flavours, warm pumpkin bread, prawns, burrata, and the legendary turkey pie await the table to share.

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The main course is a showstopper featuring Cape Grim sirloin with mushroom mustard, wood oven baby potatoes, and a green goddess salad. And because every royal feast deserves a sweet ending, indulge in a classic Christmas pavlova with torched meringue, fresh mango, passionfruit, and a crown of citrus curd.

But wait, there’s more! The Prince is not just about good food; it’s a rare gem among Melbourne restaurants open on Christmas day, offering the perfect excuse for a post-lunch paddle at the nearby beach. Christmas wishes do come true at Prince Dining Room! 

Ditch the Apron and embrace the Feast at Christmas 2023!

Alright, holiday heroes, it’s time to trade your apron for a crown because we’ve just unwrapped the ultimate gift—Melbourne’s top-notch Christmas feasts! 

Now that we’ve spilled the cocoa beans on the most decadent, delightful, and downright delicious dining experiences, why bother with the pots and pans? This Christmas, let the chefs do the carolling and treat your palates to a festive symphony of flavours.

No more wrestling with turkey basters or untangling twinkling lights—just pure indulgence at Melbourne’s finest establishments. Join the feast at Prince Dining Room or a seafood soiree at Arbory Afloat. It’s not just a meal; it’s an adventure your little ones will be raving about well into the new year.

So, parents, pack away the kitchen stress and join us in making Christmas 2023 the year of the unforgettable feast. Because let’s be honest, it’s not just a meal; it’s a Christmas memory in the making. 

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