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Get someone else to do the washing up this Christmas Day and dine in style 

Christmas lunch at 360 Bar and Dining

For the ultimate Christmas lunch with a view book a seat at 360 Bar and Dining on December 25th for a midday meal that looks set to involve a delicious combination of fresh seafood, salads, roast meats like pork belly, turkey, salmon, and a dessert of pudding, peach melba or lamingtons. Not impressed yet? How about a side of spectacular revolving views of Sydney city to go with your Yuletide favourites? Sydney.

Christmas dinner at Balla

Skip the prepping, cooking and cleaning this Christmas by letting this breezy modern Italian restaurant play host. Balla is serving a fun-for-the-whole-family feast that has been designed to share. Expect four courses of antipasti, fresh seafood and homemade ravioli, as well as the more traditional roast turkey and panettone, and kids eat for half price. Pyrmont.

Christmas lunch at Biota Dining

Put some adventure back into your Christmas Day and head south to the sunny climes of the Southern Highlands for a Christmas feast at Biota Dining. For $190 you will get three-courses as well as a grazing produce table, highlighting the best Australian seafood, traditional cold cuts and local produce. Bowral.

Christmas Day at Golden Century

This year, change up your merry spread with a trip to the most renowned late-night Cantonese restaurant in town. This is a day of excess, regardless of your chosen cuisine, so go all out and order a whole roast duck. Sydney.

Christmas lunch at Gowings Bar and Grill 

This European-style brasserie inside a boutique inner city hotel will be serving up a Christmas menu of seafood platters, truffled cheese fondue pastry balls; your choice of roasted duck, turkey or pasta for the main course; sides to share; limoncello and individual steamed Christmas puddings for dessert. Sydney.

Christmas Day at Lowenbrau

For some people Christmas means small family members and knitted jumpers, or possibly beaches, mangos and seafood on a hot, Antipodean holiday. And for another totally different set of revellers it means tankards of beer, pork knuckle and high spirits. The Lowenbrau is catering to the latter, offering a Bavarian-style Christmas in sunny Sydney. The Rocks.

Christmas at Ormeggio at The Spit

Let someone else put in the hard yards on Christmas Day and book a table at Ormeggio for a four-course degustation presented with a backdrop of incredible views over Middle Harbour. It'll set you back $235pp, and children under 12 are $75. Mosman.

Christmas at LuMi

Head Chef Federico Zanellato is in charge of putting together a five-course Christmas degustation that takes its cues from both modern Italian and Japanese cuisines. It's priced as $195pp and you can also toast the beauty of Sydney Harbour on a bright Christmas Day with a glass of prosecco. Pyrmont.

Christmas at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Who needs tinsel and baubles when you have stunning harbour views as your Christmas backdrop. For $275pp, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is offering a fresh seafood platter to start, whiskey and honey glazed Kurabuta organic ham with cinnamon roasted peaches; barbecued split Yamba prawns and a mango and passionfruit pavlova. Watsons Bay.


Next time, Gadget!

You're going to have to move a lot quicker next year if you want to book in for the ludicrously popular Quay Christmas lunch with unbeatable harbour views. The Rocks.



If the idea of a roast turkey is the last thing you feel like on a steamy Christmas Day, next year make sure you get in early to secure a booking for a seafood lunch at the Boathouse on Blackwattle BayThe Rocks.


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