The Best Places to have Christmas Lunch in Sydney with Kids | UPDATED 2021

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Are you looking for the best kid friendly Christmas lunches 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 uncover some fresh Christmas lunch ideas? Here are the best places to have Christmas Day lunch in Sydney.

Gowing’s Bar And Grill 2021

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. Head to the QT Hotel website for announcements and updates for Christmas lunch at the Gowing’s Bar And Grill in 2021

Phone: (02) 8262 0062

Address: 1/49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Dee Why RSL 2021

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. Prices start from $59 per person. Check the website below for updates for the 2021 season as they come to light.

Phone: (02) 9454 4000

Address: 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099

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Captain Cook Cruises 2021

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 $159 per person, otherwise, Club Deck and Show Deck options are also available.

Phone: (02) 9206 1111

Address: 6 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000

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Botanic Gardens Restaurant 2021

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.

Phone: 1300 558 980

Address: Mrs. Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel 2021

christmas day lunch Sydney

If you’re partial to panoramic harbour views, mouth-watering seafood feasts, refreshing cocktails and some good old fashioned seaside spirit, book your family into the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, at their beachside playground this year and discover Christmas Day done the Watsons way.

Phone: (02) 9337 5444

Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030

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Sofitel Sydney

The Wentworth Ballroom is closed due to COVID restrictions.  Please refer to their website for updates on opening dates and details.

Phone: (02) 8388 8888

Address: 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

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Sir Stamford

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A Christmas Eve dinner is set to take place from 6 pm on the 24th of December at the Sir Stamford. The 3-course dinner features pork belly, duck breast, tiger prawns, salmon, risotto, pavlova, pudding, and plenty more. Prices start from $199 for adults and $115 for kids, while children under the age of 5 can eat for free. Enjoy a delicious bountiful Christmas day served seafood lunch buffet filled with Christmas delights, soak up the wonderful ambience and enjoy Stamford’s merry hospitality.

Phone: (02) 9252 4600

Address: 93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Epping Club

Celebrate Christmas at your Club and feast in stress-free style with the family. Gourmet seafood and a decadent dessert feast is all on offer. Members are $115, non members $125 and kids over the age of two are $49. Seating begins at 11am. Book tickets here. 

Phone: (02) 9876 4357

Address: 45-47 Rawson St, Epping NSW 2121

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Q Dining

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 champagne, with prices starting from $299 per person. Head to the Circular Quay Restaurant website for potential announcements and updates for Christmas lunch 2021

Phone: (02) 9256 4000

Address: 61 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Glass Brasserie

Located within the Hilton, the Glass Brasserie will offer a set menu for Christmas Day brunch, lunch and dinner in 2021. Families can  enjoy Christmas pudding, bonbons, and more, alongside vegan alternatives.

Phone: (02) 9265 6068

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

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The Sailmaker

‘Tis the season at Hyatt Regency Sydney and they’re giving you a reason to celebrate. This Christmas Day enjoy a sumptuous spread at Sailmaker Restaurant, with Darling Harbour views, a live carvery, cooking stations, salads, desserts and a special visit from Santa. There is no better place to be than Hyatt Regency Sydney. Pricing includes Sailmaker Christmas Table with two hour beer and wine package.

Phone: (02) 8099 1234

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

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Infinity @ Sydney Towers

360 Dining is temporarily closed

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 a 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!

Phone: (02) 8223 3883

Address: F4 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Eager to shake things up this Christmas? Christmas Day lunch will offer plenty of unique, fresh dishes for families to taste. The selection includes Salmon tartare, cig kofte spices, rice cracker, seaweed salt
Tarak, seared scallops, babaghanoush flavours, pickled daikon, King prawns, raki cream, fresh herbs, chilli
Chargrilled octopus hands, white bean piyaz, tahini.

Phone: (02) 9188 1581

Address: 5/23, Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000

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Centennial Homestead

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!

Phone: (02) 9380 9350

Address: 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021

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Shangri La

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 AUD 350 per adult for a four course set menu, and AUD 200 per child. 15% Public Holiday surcharge. Additional AUD 125 for pairing wines and a glass of champagne.
Window Table Minimum Spend AUD 400 per person.

Phone: (02) 9250 6000

Address: 176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Swissotel Sydney

Swissôtel Sydney makes Christmas easy for you. Order from the Takeaway Menu for your table at home or book at Crossroads Bar for Lunch.

The menu includes traditional dishes including honey-glazed ham, sliced turkey, smoked salmon, King prawns, salads and desserts, so you can focus on what’s most important this season – family and friends.

Phone: (02) 9238 8888

Address: 68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Manta is another ideal destination for those looking to couple Christmas lunch and a specular view, with beautiful sights over the water. The menu is mostly comprised of seafood, with a vast array of flavours to suit every family member. Seatings take place between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Phone: (02) 9332 3822

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

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Bistro Moncur

Christmas Day lunch at the Bistro Moncur in 2018 offered a 3-course meal for families to enjoy. The restaurant served plenty of French styled cuisines, including chicken liver, turkey with truffled pork farce, caviar scrambled eggs, and more. Prices ranged between $250 and $350 per person. Check the website below to stay up to date with what they’re offering in 2021.

Phone: (02) 9327 9713

Address: 116A Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

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Pier One

Enjoy a six-course tasting menu showcasing local, seasonal ingredients, including a premium seafood platter, a glass of Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque champagne on arrival and matching wines per course. Price is $395 with seatings from 12pm. Keep an eye on the link below for updates on the 2021 offerings.

Phone: (02) 8298 9999

Address: 11 Hickson Road Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000

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The Gantry

Located on the edge of the Sydney Harbour, the Gantry offered a luxurious dining experience for families in 2021. The experience will  comprised of a 6-course meal, with prices from $349 per person. For potential announcements and updates for a 2021 Gantry Christmas lunch, head to the restaurant’s website.

Phone: (02) 8298 9910

Address: 11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW 2000

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The Vicar

Wakefield’s at The Vicar offers guest plenty of classic Christmas Day lunch dishes to enjoy. In 2018, the restaurant served roast turkey, leg ham, oysters, prawns, and plenty more delicious options. Prices started from $150 per person – head to the website for potential announcements for the 2021 Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (02) 9651 1811

Address: 271 New Line Rd, Dural NSW 2158

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Fratelli Fresh

christmas day lunch

Fratelli Fresh will host their Christmas lunch with plenty of traditional menu items to choose from. Families can sink their teeth into king prawns, antipasti, roasted lamb, and Italian struffoli. Prices TBC.

Phone: (02) 9259 5692

Address: 11 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Cafe Opera

In previous years you could celebrate the spirit of Christmas with festive-infused lunch or dinner inside Cafe Opera’s buzzy ambience. Halo festive dishes include the rum and pineapple Christmas ham with grilled pineapple; a traditional roast turkey with caramelised stuffing; 12-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder, and Australian seafood classics, including prawns, mussels and fresh oysters. 

The Christmas Day deluxe seafood buffet is open for two seatings (12-2 and 2.30-4.30). It’s $290 per adult, $175 per 13-17 years and $90 per 5-12 years (includes softdrink and juice). There is a standard beverage package included with lunch but you can upgrade to premium for $29 each.  Check the website for 2021 updates.

Phone: (02) 9240 1396

Address: Level 1, InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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