The Top 5 Melbourne Restaurants for the Festive Season with Adam Liaw

By Bianca O'Neill
27th Nov 2015


The festive season can be the best of times (think eating, presents and Christmas parties) and the worst of times (think the food baby, bad presents and.. well, Christmas parties.) So it’s unsurprising that we’re often left wondering where on earth we’re going to go for some festive vibes and fine food. 

Over here at The Urban List, we thought we’d turn to an expert for some A+ suggestions: Winner of MasterChef Australia Season Two, Adam Liaw. He should know a thing or two, right?

So we partnered with Adam and online restaurant reservations website Dimmi to bring you the top picks for a festive night out – just click on the link of your choice to book it immediately, and get on with more of what Christmas is all about: Fighting with your family. I mean, festive cheer...

As if that wasn’t enough of a draw card, just by booking one of Dimmi’s restaurants, you can go in the draw to win the ultimate office Christmas party catered by Adam Liaw

1. Circa, The Prince

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Adam chose one of our favourite Melbourne destinations as the perfect spot for small group bookings: “For fine-dining for a small crowd the private room at Circa, The Prince can accommodate up to 18 people for a slick early Christmas party.”

Dimmi: Circa, The Prince

2. Supernormal


“Alternatively if you want your Christmas carols to be more interactive maybe try a private karaoke room at Supernormal. The food will be good, but the quality of the tunes will be up to you.”

Dimmi: Supernormal

3. Rockpool Bar & Grill


Another great one for good vibes and great food this festive season is Rockpool – because how can you possibly turn down an amazing steak with a view when the weather warms up and you’re in the mood to celebrate? There are also some pretty swish private dining rooms with two set menu options, for those who want to get fancy.

Dimmi: Rockpool Bar & Grill

4. Taxi Kitchen


For those looking for something less fussy and more affordable this festive season, look no further than the wide open dining rooms at Taxi Kitchen. With expansive views across the river, and a communal table set up, it’s the perfect place for more casual festivities.

Dimmi: Taxi Kitchen

5. Smith & Daughters


If you’re looking for a hip alternative to the usual festive work party, Smith & Daughters is just the place. You won’t even notice that the receptionist booked it because it’s vegan... We promise. With latin-inspired fare and lush cocktails, this venue is perfect for the cool crowd.

Dimmi: Smith & Daughters

To go in the draw to win the ultimate office Christmas party simply book a restaurant on or via the iPhone app between Friday 20th November and Wednesday 9th December, enter the promo code ADAM when booking, and you will go into the draw to win!

Image credit: Dimmi

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