When the silly season hits, it only makes sense to eat your way through it. To help you out, we’ve rounded up all the bistros, pubs and restaurants plating up next level feeds so you can kick back and live your best food coma life. It is, afterall, the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are all the best lunches happening in Sydney on Christmas Day.
Head over to Bistro Moncur for a swanky three-course lunch this Christmas day. You’ll be guaranteed outstanding French dishes like caviar scrambled eggs, Barossa chicken liver pate and to get in the real swing of things, turkey with a truffled pork farce. You can also upgrade your Christmas lunch if you’re keen for the matching wines package.
Cost: $250 - $350 per person
Selected NSW locations
If you’re into a classic Italian Christmas, the folks over at Fratelli Fresh have got you covered. Plating up fresh king prawns, roast lamb shoulder and an antipasti menu packed with bruschetta, mozzarella, salumi and marinated olives—we think you’ll be well and truly sorted for your Christmas feast here.
Cost: $75 per person
Wakefield’s At The Vicar
This is the classic Christmas turkey roast you’ve been searching for. At Wakefield’s, you’ll be in for a glass of champagne on arrival and a massive share-style spread with Sydney rock oysters and poached king prawns. As for the main affair, rolled turkey and rotisserie leg ham drenched in maple will be your standouts.
Cost: $150 per person
This Christmas lunch is the epitome of elegance. With a four-course lunch (definitely enough to leave anyone stuffed) you’ll be throwing back bubbly all afternoon. There’s a bunch of packages to choose from so head here for all the details.
Cost: $325 - $410 per person
The Shangri-La is bringing us a buffet preaching all things fresh from the ocean, complete with mussels, prawns and swimmer crab. You’ll also score a porchetta and turkey carving station because well, it’s Christmas lunch and you're here for all the good stuff.
Cost: $260 per person
If you’re hitting up Anason this silly season, you’ll be getting one of the best Turkish feasts known to humankind. On the menu is a roasted turkey stuffed with aromatic rice and Ottoman doughnuts served up with pistachio ice-cream.
Cost: $95 per person
Come Christmas Day, The Harbour Room at the InterContinental will transform into a caffeinated mecca. Expect an espresso martini station and all the sweet trimmings you could need for a Christmas lunch.
Cost: $99 per person
With another all-you-can-eat buffet in the mix, Pier One is bringing us all sorts of happiness these holidays. Hit up their Balmain bugs, blue swimmer crab and oysters for your Christmas feast. More importantly, the crew here is churning out a three-hour wine and beer package so you can really kick back and soak up the festive season.
Cost: $295 per person
Dee Why RSL
Dee Why RSL is gifting big thing this Christmas Day. For lunch, you’ll find three-courses filled with honey-glazed roast leg ham and boozy pudding. Alongside the eats and in true Christmas spirit, the live music vibe will be cranking all afternoon.
Cost: $142 - $160 per person
Coogee Bay Hotel
Technically not a Christmas Day lunch but the Coogee Bay Hotel Christmas Eve buffet is a feast to end all other feasts. You’ll be beachside (so that’s already a win) and soaking up a two-hour beverage package to celebrate the festive season. On the table will be smoked trout, roast turkey, scotch fillet and all the mince pies and pavlovas you can physically put away.
Cost: $119 per person (17 and under at $60 per person)
With its mix of urban and traditional influences, Turkish cuisine doesn't come more authentic than at Balmain's Efendy Restaurant. For a solid Christmas feast, these guys have put together one hell of a menu. Think sour cherry meatballs, stuffed mussels, zucchini fritters and on the dessert side of things, a seriously melt-in-your-mouth Turkish milk pudding with rosewater and ice.
Cost: $95 per person and $140 per person with matching wines
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Image credit: Bistro Moncur.