The Best Places to Have Christmas Lunch in Canberra with Kids

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Are you looking for the best places to have a Christmas lunch in Canberra, ACT? Perhaps you just googled Christmas lunch Canberra 2021, 

Restaurants throughout Canberra are eliminating the need to cook and clean on Christmas Day, offering families an extensive list of dining options to choose from. Ranging from extensive buffets to multiple course menus, parents and children can look forward to a variety of popular, traditional Christmas dishes. This includes roast turkey, pudding, pavlova, oysters, prawns, and plenty more, all available at our fingertips. What’s not to love?

Looking for some new Christmas lunch ideas for the 2021 festive season? This article will offer a list of the restaurants open on Christmas Day for lunch.

Marble And Grain 2021

Enjoy a five course meal with a glass of sparkling on arrival. $160 per person and chose from a 12pm or 1pm seating. This is another adults only option for Canberreans.

Phone: (02) 6246 9555

Address: 25 Mort St, Canberra ACT 2612

Website: Click here

Rydges Capital Hill 2021

This year, Rydges Capital Hill is set to host a Christmas Day  lunch featuring many of the festive classics that many families look forward to. The menu includes oysters, prawns, ham, roast turkey, roast beef, and dessert to finish, plus a visit from Santa. 

Phone: (02) 6295 3144

Address: 17 Canberra Ave, Forrest ACT 2603

Website: Click here

Cornerstone Brasserie 2021

Families can enjoy the 3-course Christmas lunch at the Cornerstone Brasserie, with sittings available at both 12 pm and 1 pm. Prices are TBC.

Phone: (02) 6251 2255

Address: Cnr Catchpole St & Bowman St, Macquarie ACT 2614

Website: Click here

Star Buffet 2021

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The Star Buffet in the Burn’s Club boasts a diverse selection for families seeking many options for their Christmas Day lunch. The line-up includes seafood, roast duck, international cuisines, and plenty more. 

Phone: (02) 6296 3045

Address: 8 Kett St, Kambah ACT 2902

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The Yacht Club 2021

The Canberra Yacht Club is a very accessible option to families interested in dining out for Christmas lunch, with 5 venues across Canberra. Head to the Yacht Club’s website for potential announcements regarding Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (02) 6273 1784

Address: Lotus Bay, Mariner Pl, Yarralumla ACT 2600

Website: Click here

Hotel Kurrajong 2021

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The Hotel Kurrajong is also gearing up to host a Christmas Day lunch in 2021, with an extensive buffet on offer from 12 pm to 3 pm. The menu will include all the classics, including ham, roast pork, roast turkey, seafood, and of course, dessert, with a 3-hour beverage package included. Prices start from $219 for adults,

Phone: (02) 6234 4444

Address: 8 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

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The Burbury Terrace

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To be confirmed for 2021: This year, the Burbury Hotel will serve a Christmas Day buffet lunch for adults only to sink their teeth into, running from 12 pm to 3 pm in the National Ballroom. The menu will consist of fresh seafood, roast turkey, ham, cold meats, salad, pudding, pavlova, and heaps more. Visitors could also look forward to a 3-hour beverage package as well as live music to accompany the meal. Keep an eye on the link below for details.

Phone: (02) 6163 1894

Address: 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT 2600

Website: Click here

The Boat House

To be confirmed for 2021: The Boat House will serve a 6-course meal for Christmas Day lunch this year, with a variety of flavours to suit everyone’s tastebuds. The feast starts at 12:30 pm, with prices starting from $190 for adults and $90 for kids. Head over to the Boat House website for potential announcements or updates regarding a Christmas lunch at the venue.

Phone: (02) 6273 5500

Address: Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600

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Ainslie Football Club

To be confirmed for 2021: Forget the stress of cooking at home and spend more time with family & friends this Christmas Day.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a delectable 3-course set menu as well as a complimentary drink on arrival.
A children’s menu for those under 12 will also be available.
Member: $85 | Non-Member: $95 | Kids: $25

Phone: (02) 6248 8422

Address: 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602

Website: Click here

Natural Nine

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To be confirmed for 2021: Located within Casino Canberra, Natural Nine is the perfect option for those looking for something different to taste on Christmas Day. In the past, the restaurant has offered a festive menu on Christmas Day, as well as the weeks leading up, with options such as salmon, prawns, oysters, and heaps more. Prices for the 8-course feast had previously been $68 per person.

Phone: (02) 6257 7074

Address: 21 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2608

Website: Click here

Banana Leaf

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To be confirmed for 2021: Another favoured option for those in the mood for some international cuisines, Banana Leaf will serve up a 5-course Sri Lankan feast for Christmas Day lunch this year. Spanning from 11:30 pm to 2:30 pm, prices started from $110 for adults, while kids under 12 years could eat for $48. For potential updates regarding Christmas lunch at Banana Leaf, head to the restaurant’s website.

Phone: (02) 6101 2713

Address: 17 Kennedy St, Kingston ACT 2604

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65 Northbourne Restaurant

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To be confirmed for 2021: The 65 Northbourne Restaurant plans to host a delicious Christmas Day lunch this year. With Australian seafood on the menu, you can’t go wrong.  Prices start at $95.

Phone: (02) 6262 6522

Address: 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Website: Click here

Lake George Winery

Not confirmed for 2021

Located only 1 hour from Canberra and situated in New South Wales, the Lake George Winery is the perfect Christmas lunch option for those eager to escape the city. Families can enjoy the seafood buffet, carving station, dessert buffet, and more, with prices starting from $120 for adults, $80 for teenagers, and $40 for children between 2 and 12 years. Visit the Lake George Winery website for potential announcements and updates regarding their Christmas lunch.

Phone: (02) 4848 0182

Address: Federal Hwy, Lake George NSW 2581

Website: Click here

Bicicletta

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Not confirmed for 2021

In the past, Bicicletta offered families a Christmas Day lunch with a variety of Italian cuisines to enjoy. Prices started from $75 for adults and $40 for children. Head to the restaurant’s website for possible announcements regarding Christmas lunch at the venue.

Phone: (02) 6262 8683

Address: 1/15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Website: Click here

The Atrium

To be confirmed for 2021: Surround yourself with family and friends and eat, drink and be merry with their oustanding 3 course buffet lunch and 2 hour beverage package at the Atrium Restaurant.

The menu will consist of fresh seafood, salad, antipasti, dessert, and plenty more, with adult prices starting from $149 and teenager/ children prices starting from $80 and $40 respectively.

Phone: (02) 6247 6888

Address: 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT 2602

Website: Click here

Hotel Realm

To be confirmed for 2021: Experience the joy of Christmas Day at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

Celebrate in style and indulge in an extravagant adults only feast (this one ain’t for the kiddies, unfortunately!). Get together with family and friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere. 

Phone: (02) 6163 1800

Address: 18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

Website: Click here

Muse not hosting lunch in 2021

Muse is NOT hosting a Christmas day dining experience in 2021.

Muse hosts a Christmas Day breakfast and lunch for families to enjoy, packed with a diverse array of flavours. Kicking off from 7am and running until 2 pm, guests are welcomed with a glass of bubbly upon entry. 

Phone: (02) 6178 0024

Address: 69 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603

Website: Click here

Crowne Plaza – not hosting lunch in 2021

Crowne Plaza is NOT hosting a Christmas day dining experience in 2021.

Christmas is a time for celebration with family and friends. Leave the lunch preparations to Crowne so you can relax and enjoy your Christmas day lunch.

You’ll feast on a smorgasbord of traditional and modern festive favourites including chilled seafood, gourmet salads, hot and cold starters, roast turkey and roast ham from the carvery station, a selection of hot dishes and sides, plus tempting cakes and desserts to finish. A three hour Classic Beverage Package is included, along with tea and coffee to finish your lunch.

Phone: (02) 6274 5500

Address: 1 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2601

Website: Click here

Head to the park

If you simply can’t decide where to spend your Christmas Day, why not consider a peaceful picnic? Canberra is home to a variety of parklands that are worthy of a visit, including Glebe Park, the Kambah Adventure Playground, the Pod Playground, and more. The kids are sure to be entertained with the playgrounds and large open spaces available, while parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy the day outside.

The Best Places to Hhave Christmas Lunch in Canberra with Kids

Canberra houses a countless array of places to have Christmas Day lunch, with a diverse array of flavours to suit every member of the family. Whether you’re hungry for the traditional dishes that come hand in hand with Christmas, including roast turkey, seafood, and oysters, or something completely different, the city has it all. Either sit back and enjoy a multiple course meal or gorge in extensive all you can eat buffets.

This year, leave the cooking and cleaning to someone else and focus on simply enjoying the festive day. If you’re thinking of dining out this Christmas, consider booking one of these restaurants above.

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