Though cooking and cleaning may be an unglamorous aspect of Christmas Day lunch, Melbourne may have the solution. Spanning across the city are plenty of places to have Christmas lunch, ranging from all you can eat smorgasbords to multi-course meals. Whether you’re craving, seafood, roasted meats, sweet desserts, or anything in-between, Melbourne holds plenty of restaurants open on Christmas Day to satisfy every member of the family.

Eager to uncover some exciting Christmas lunch ideas? This article will provide a list of places to have Christmas Day lunch in Melbourne.

Sea Life Melbourne

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Sea Life Melbourne’s Christmas Day lunch includes a delicious feast alongside all-day entry into the aquarium. Families can look forward to a menu comprised of smoked salmon, duck breast, roast turkey, roast potatoes, mixed vegetables, pavlova, and heaps more, plus a menu specifically for kids under 12 years of age. Head to the aquarium’s website for potential announcements and updates regarding a 2019 Christmas lunch.

Phone: 1800 026 576

Address: King St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Le Bon Ton

Christmas lunch at Le Bon Ton in 2017 brought plenty of traditional classics for families to sink their teeth into. The menu featured oysters, turkey breast, smoked ham, sweet potatoes, macaroni cheese, and a pumpkin pie to finish. For a potential announcement or update for Christmas lunch 2019 at Le Bon Ton, see the restaurant’s website.

Phone: (03) 9416 4341

Address: 51 Gipps St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Hophaus German Bar And Grill

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Dining at the Hophaus German Bar And Grill in 2017 for Christmas lunch delivered families with plenty of delicious cuisines to enjoy. The menu included the popular pork knuckle, as well as roasted turkey with stuffing. Potential announcements for a 2019 Christmas Day lunch may be found on the venue’s website later this year.

Phone: (03) 9682 5900

Address: MR5/3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006

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Arbory Bar And Eatery

Christmas Day lunch at the Arbory Bar And Eastery kicked off from 11:30 am in 2018. The experience offered visitors 3 shared courses alongside a 2-hour beverage package – including wine, beer, cider, and soft drink. Prices started from $145, with a children’s menu also available upon request.

Phone: (03) 9614 0023

Address: 1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Aria Lounge

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The Aria Lounge of the Langham Hotel delivered families a sweeter Christmas Day lunch, with a spectacular high tea dining experience. The menu was available from 12 pm and 3 pm and included sandwiches, scones, roast turkey, quiche, pudding, tarts, and much more. Otherwise, the Melba Restaurant was open for Christmas Day breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with an extensive menu to suit every member of the family.

Phone: 1800 641 107

Address: 1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne VIC 3006

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Diesel Bar And Eatery

In 2017, the Diesel Bar And Eatery served a 3-course meal for Melbourne families to enjoy on Christmas Day. With grilled swordfish, zucchini flowers, and Christmas pudding on offer, there was a little something for everyone to enjoy. For potential announcements or updates for the restaurant’s 2019 Christmas lunch, see the website.

Phone: (03) 9663 8078

Address: 202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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St Ali

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Located in South Melbourne, St Ali was open from 7 am to 6 pm Christmas Day, making it the perfect breakfast, lunch, and dinner option for Melbourne families. The menu included plenty of flavours, with a little something for everyone to enjoy. Head over to the St Ali website for potential updates or announcements for their Christmas Day trading hours in 2019.

Phone: (03) 9686 2990

Address: 12-18 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne VIC 3205

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Allegro

For those on the hunt for a Christmas Day buffet lunch, the Allegro restaurant may be a suitable option. The 2018 menu included plenty of delicious options, including lobster, roast turkey, truffle, cheese as well as sweet desserts. Prices for the feast started from $330.

Phone: (03) 9635 2222

Address: The Westin Melbourne, Level 1/205 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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No. 35

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The No 35 Restaurant of the Sofitel Melbourne has offered an impressive dining experience throughout Christmas Day in the past. Kicking off the festivities is a breakfast buffet from 6:30 am for $45 per person. Otherwise, the Christmas Day lunch runs from 12:30 pm to 3 pm, serving a buffet with seafood, meats, and dessert, plus a visit from Santa.

Phone: (03) 9653 0000

Address: 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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O’Connell’s

In 2018, Christmas lunch at O’Connell’s included a 3-course meal for adults and 2 courses for the kids. Prices for adults and children started from $155 and $45 per person, respectively. The menu featured plenty of classic options, including roast turkey, lamb rump, sweet potato, pavlova, pudding, and so much more.

Phone: (03) 9810 0086

Address: 407 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

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Melbourne Zoo

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The Melbourne Zoo was a popular dining option for Christmas lunch in 2018, offering families a 4-course lunch to enjoy. Spanning over 3 hours, guests enjoyed many traditional dishes, with an abundance of seafood, as well as a visit from Santa. Prices for the experience started from $225 for adults and $95 for kids under 12 years of age.

Phone: 1300 966 784

Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052

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The Duke Of Wellington

Thress courses for adults and two courses for children were available at the Duke Of Wellington in 2018 for Christmas Day lunch. The menu featured all the favourites, including salmon, tarts, roast turkey, fish, pudding, pavlova, and more. Prices for the event were $95 for 3 courses and $35 for 2-courses.

Phone: (03) 9810 0066

Address: 146 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Matilda 159 Domain

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The Matilda 159 Domain was open for Christmas Day lunch in 2018 from 12 pm to 3 pm. Head over to the restaurant’s website for potential announcements or updates for Christmas lunch in 2019.

Phone: (03) 9089 6668

Address: 159 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

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The Cliveden Bar And Dining

In 2017, the Cliveden Bar served up a generous Christmas Day lunch for families to enjoy. Though the lobster was a standout option on the menu, visitors could also try the turkey, antipasto, charcuterie, ham, and a chocolate fountain to finish off the meal. Prices for the experience started from $275 per person.

Phone: (03) 9412 3013

Address: 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

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Alluvial Restaurant

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Located within the Intercontinental Melbourne, the Alluvial offered their Christmas Day buffet lunch from 1 pm to 4 pm in 2018. Visitors could look forward to an extensive seafood buffet, with prices starting from $275 for adults and $150 for kids. Otherwise, the Christmas dinner option was on offer from 6 pm, with roasted turkey to accompany the seafood smorgasbord.

Phone: (03) 8627 1400

Address: 495 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Ryne

Christmas lunch at Ryne Restaurant in 2018 delivered guests with a 6-course meal, including scallops, macarons, beef wellington, roast chicken, and pavlova. Adults and children under 12 years of age could enjoy the experience for $150 and $50 respectively. For potential announcements or updates for Christmas Day lunch at Ryne in 2019, see the website.

Phone: (03) 9482 3002

Address: 203 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3065

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Pure South Dining

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Pure South Dining at Southbank served up a 4-course Christmas lunch in 2018, with a menu comprised of lobster, kingfish, oysters, beef eye fillet, salmon, pork belly, cheese plates, pavlova, and heaps more. Adult, teenager, and children prices for the event were $249, $95, and $75 respectively, while kids under 2 years could eat for free. Head over to the restaurant’s website for potential updates for a 2019 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (03) 9699 4600

Address: 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006

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Eureka 89

For families on the hunt for a Christmas Day lunch with spectacular views, Eureka 89’s 2018 dining experience was a popular choice. The 4-course meal included scallops, mussels, duck, and pavlova. Prices for the experience were $260 for adults, $160 for teenagers, and $80 for children under 12 years of age.

Phone: (03) 9693 8889

Address: Level 89, Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006

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The Windsor

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Families enjoyed a mouthwatering 5-course meal at the Hotel Windsor in 2018, with vegetarian options also available. Visitors had the choice of dining in either the ballroom or the One Eleven Restaurant, with Christmas lunch prices starting from $359. For potential updates on Christmas Day lunch at the Hotel Windsor in 2019, see the restaurant’s website.

Phone: (03) 9633 6000

Address: 111 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Sheraton Melbourne

The Sheraton Melbourne hosted a vast Christmas Day buffet for families in 2018, available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Kicking off from 5:30 pm and 8 pm, the menu included seafood, dessert, and plenty more. Prices for the event started from $295 per adult and $147.50 for kids.

Phone: (03) 9290 1000

Address: 27 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Grosvenor Hotel

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In 2017, St. Kilda’s Grosvenor Hotel served a delicious Christmas lunch, with a menu featuring fresh prawns, salad, roast turkey, and a Christmas pudding to finish off the meal. Prices for the lunch started from $110 per person. For potential announcements or updates for a 2019 Christmas lunch, head over to the restaurant’s website.

Phone: (03) 9531 1542

Address: 10 Brighton Rd, St Kilda East VIC 3183

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Henry Sugar

Henry Sugar’s 2018 Christmas Eve Dinner offered families a variety of tasty dishes to sink their teeth into. Serving a 5-course menu, visitors could enjoy rainbow trout, turkey, pudding, creme brûlée, and more. Head over to the Henry Sugar website for potential announcements or updates for a 2019 Christmas dinner.

Phone: (03) 9448 8196

Address: 296-298 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054

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Saxe

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In 2018, Saxe offered a 5-course Christmas lunch for families to enjoy. The menu featured a wide array of flavours, including pasta, potato and fennel crumble, and plenty more, with prices starting from $195 per person. For potential updates or announcements for a 2019 Christmas lunch at Saxe, visit the restaurant’s website.

Phone: (03) 9089 6699

Address: 211 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Melbourne River Cruises

Families enjoyed a delicious Christmas Day lunch while floating along the Yarra River in 2018 with Melbourne River Cruises. Running from 12 pm to 3 pm, prices for the experience were $189 for adults, $119 for teenagers, and $99 for kids under 13 years of age. Head to the website for announcements or updates for a 2019 Christmas lunch with Melbourne River Cruises.

Phone: (03) 8610 2600

Address: Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006

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Meat Market

Located in South Wharf, the Meat Market was a popular Christmas lunch option of 2018. The event sold out, offering visitors a 3-course meal comprised of turkey, seafood, and other classic options, with adult and child prices starting from $120 and $55 per person, respectively. Head to the restaurant’s website for potential announcement’s or updates for a 2019 Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (03) 9008 8953

Address: 53 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006

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In Summary

Melbourne families are gifted with an abundance of Christmas lunch ideas, with countless restaurants open on Christmas Day to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a seafood buffet, a 5-course meal, or all the turkey you can eat, there’s an option available to suit every member of the family. If you’re thinking of heading out for a Christmas Day lunch as opposed to cooking and cleaning, consider visiting one of these venues.