The Best Places to have Christmas Lunch in Sydney with Kids | UPDATED 2023

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Are you looking for the best kid friendly Christmas lunch in Sydney, NSW?

Though cooking and cleaning are often perceived as an enviable element of Christmas Day, more and more restaurants throughout Sydney are changing the game. Families are now gifted with an abundance of Christmas Day lunch options to choose from, ranging from traditional dishes to fresh alternatives. There’s a little something for every member of the family to enjoy!

Eager to head out for Christmas lunch this year? This article will offer a list of places to have Christmas Day lunch in Sydney.

Gowing’s Bar And Grill 2023

Gowing’s Bar And Grill of the QT Hotel hosts a Christmas lunch with a variety of classic options for adults and kids to choose from. The menu features fresh seafood, pork belly, turkey, as well as eggnog and a Christmas pudding. Tickets start from $260 per adult. View the Gowing’s Bar and Grill website here.

Phone: (02) 8262 0062

Address: 1/49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

Dee Why RSL 2023

There will be plenty of Christmas lunch favourites for families to dig into. The menu will be in the form of a 3-course meal, including honey glazed ham, a Christmas pudding, and plenty more, alongside live music. Enjoy a scrumptious Christmas buffet starting at $135 per adult. Check out the Dee Why RSL website for more details.

Phone: (02) 9454 4000

Address: 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099

Captain Cook Cruises 2023

This Christmas, families can enjoy spectacular views of Sydney from the water onboard a Captain Cook Cruise. The Skydeck Lunch option includes a 5-course meal, with seating on the upper deck. Prices for this package start from $199 per person, otherwise, Club Deck and Show Deck options are also available. See the Captain Cook Cruises website for more.

Phone: (02) 9206 1111

Address: 6 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000

Botanic Gardens Restaurant 2023

Families can enjoy a Christmas Day lunch within the vibrant grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant. You’ll receive a delicious shared lunch with a drink on arrival. There’ll also be plenty of vegetarian options on the day for the plant eaters amongst us. Prices are $240 per adult. Check out the Botanic Gardens Restaurant.

Phone: 1300 558 980

Address: Mrs. Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

Sofitel Sydney 2023

This festive season, a sophisticated celebration awaits amid the luxurious settings of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Reconnect with family, friends, and colleagues over their decadent selection of your favourite French delicacies. Prices start at $200 per adult, and $49 per child. Visit the Sofitel Sydney website for more detail.

Phone: (02) 8388 8888

Address: 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

Q Dining 2023

Q Dining offers a luxurious Christmas Day lunch alongside extraordinary views of the harbour. Families can enjoy a 3-course meal, while parents have the option of free-flowing beer, wine and sparkling with prices starting from $349 per person.

Phone: (02) 9256 4000

Address: 61 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

Website: Click here

Glass Brasserie 2023

Located within the Hilton, the Glass Brasserie will offer a set menu for Christmas Day lunch. Families can enjoy Christmas pudding, bonbons, and more, alongside vegan alternatives. Prices are $259 per adult. Head to the Glass Brasserie website for more information.

Phone: (02) 9265 6068

Address: Level 2/488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

The Sailmaker 2023

‘Tis the season at Hyatt Regency Sydney and they’re giving you a reason to celebrate. Start with abundant chilled, fresh seafood, a charcuterie platter and a selection of cheese. For main, live stations will be serving up a selection of festive ham, turkey and more accompanied by stuffing, roasted vegetables and all the trimmings. Finish off with the Christmas sweet favourites like mince pies, stolen and fresh fruit pavlova, Christmas cookies and more. $289 per adult and $144 per child (4 – 12 years). Adult package includes 2-hour wine package. Check out The Sailmaker website to find out more.

Phone: (02) 8099 1234

Address: Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Infinity @ Sydney Towers 2023

For those looking to combine amazing views of Sydney with a delicious Christmas meal, the Infinity may be the answer. The restaurant offers a 3-course meal on either Christmas Eve for dinner, or for lunch on Christmas Day. You can choose a standard booking or upgrade to a 5 or 6 course menu with a guaranteed window table – get in quick to make sure you don’t miss out on the best views around accompanied by a delicious set menu. Bon appetit! Prices start at $270 per adult. For more details check out the Infinity website.

Phone: (02) 8223 3883

Address: F4 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

Centennial Homestead 2023

Enjoy canapes and a selection of grazing stations including seafood, BBQ, Paella, Charcuterie and dessert. There’ll also be a visit from Santa for the kids! Prices are $185 per adult. Check out the Centennial Homestead website.

Phone: (02) 9380 9350

Address: 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021

Shangri La 2023

Cast your eyes out over the twinkling lights of Sydney Harbour, whilst delighting in the laughter of those you love. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after all. Priced at $279 per adult for a five course set menu and pairing wines and champagne, and $179 per child. Visit the Shangri La website for more information.

Phone: (02) 9250 6000

Address: 176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000

Swissotel Sydney 2023

Enjoy Christmas at Ten Stories. Presenting a unique food and beverage menu that is crafted using sustainable and locally sourced produce, our signature dishes and cocktails are infused with the honey sourced from our newest residents – the honeybees from our rooftop beehives.

The menu includes traditional dishes including honey-glazed ham, sliced turkey, smoked salmon, King prawns, sushi salads and desserts, so you can focus on what’s most important this season – family and friends. Visit the Swissotel Sydney website to find out more.

Phone: (02) 9238 8888

Address: 68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

Manta 2023

Manta is another ideal destination for those looking to couple Christmas lunch and a specular view, with beautiful sights over the water. The four-course menu is mostly comprised of seafood, with a vast array of flavours to suit every family member. Seating starts at 12. Prices cost $350 per adult. Head to the Manta website to find out more.

Phone: (02) 9332 3822

Address: 6/6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

The Gantry 2023

This Christmas Day, Pier One Sydney Harbour will be celebrating the festive season with the return of their annual Christmas celebration dining experience at the hatted Gantry Restaurant.

Enjoy a premium seafood platter, a 4-course tasting menu, petit fours and matching wines

This Christmas Day, The Gantry will feature several dining experiences for guests to choose from with limited-edition menus. Highlight menu items include fresh seafood platters, pork rillette, roast free-range turkey with bread stuffing, mash potato, crispy Brussel sprouts and cranberry jus. Sweet treats include a Mango and passionfruit parfait with elderflower and vanilla, and a dark chocolate, cherry and coconut and amaretto. Prices are $499 per person. Visit The Gantry website for more information.

Phone: (02) 8298 9910

Address: 11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW 2000

Pilu 2023

One of the most spectacular restaurants in Sydney, set in a charming beach cottage on Freshwater, Pilu is bringing a ‘surf and turf’ twist on classic Australian seafood Christmas lunch. The 4 course meal starts at $330 per adult.

Phone: (02) 9938 3331

Address: Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096

Website: Click here

Fratelli Fresh 2023

christmas day lunch

For an affordable and truly delicious Christmas lunch in Sydney you can’t go past Fratelli Fresh. The chefs are serving up a 4-course share-style lunch at each of their restaurants.

  • Limoncello on arrival
  • Antipasti board
  • Prawn bucket
  • Maple syrup and honey glazed leg ham, slow-cooked lamb shoulder
  • Plenty of sides and dessert
  • 2-hour drinks package available including Aperol spritz, espresso martini, Prosecco, house wine and craft beers

Phone: (02) 9259 5692

Address: 11 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000

Website: Click here

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We hope you enjoy this round up of all our favourite lunches. If YOUR favourite places to have Christmas lunch isn’t on our list, let us know! We will see if we can add it for you!

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