Where to Have Christmas Lunch in Canberra with Kids 2023

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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 2023. 

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 2023 festive season? This article will offer a list of the restaurants open on Christmas Day for lunch.

Star Buffet

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Delicious roast chicken served at the Star Buffet

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

Website: Star Buffet

The Yacht Club

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: The Yacht Club

Braddon Merchant

Join in this Christmas Day for a festive experience filled with good food, good wine and great company. The Braddon Merchant Christmas Day Lunch includes: a drink on arrival, starters on the table, share-style festive menu (entrees, mains, sides, desserts), bonbons and a kids set menu for those under 12 years old.

Phone: (02) 6220 0401

Address: 1 Elouera Street, Braddon ACT 2612

Website: Braddon Merchant

Canberra Southern Cross Clubs

Canberra Southern Cross Clubs will be hosting Christmas Lunch for members, guests and visitors. Christmas Lunch with fresh Aussie seafood, traditional roast meats and Christmas pudding will be on the menu. Prices start at $125

Phone: 02 6273 1784

Address: Mariner Place Yarralumla ACT 2600

Website: Click here

The Boat House

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 $230 for adults and $105 for kids.

Phone: (02) 6273 5500

Address: Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600

Website: The Boat House

Ainslie Football Club

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. The menu includes some Christmas favourites including roasts and yummy desserts.
Member: $95 | Non-Member: $110 | Kids: $25

Phone: (02) 6248 8422

Address: 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602

Website: Ainslie Football Club

Banana Leaf

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Christmas day lunch at Banana Leaf

Another favoured option for those in the mood for some international cuisines, Banana Leaf will serve up a 4-course Sri Lankan feast for Christmas Day lunch this year. Prices started from $120 for adults, while kids under 12 years could eat for $45.

Phone: (02) 6101 2713

Address: 17 Kennedy St, Kingston ACT 2604

Website: Banana Leaf

The Atrium

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 $80.

Phone: (02) 6247 6888

Address: 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT 2602

Website: The Atrium

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 Have Christmas Lunch in Canberra with Kids 2023

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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