Christmas day is for feasting and celebrating with those closest to you and some of Melbourne's best eateries are putting on the perfect Christmas day lunch so you don't have to do the hard work in the kitchen.
Where to feast on Christmas day
Dutchess is the place to be on Christmas Day if you're after a Christmas celebration with a view. If you're lucky, you'll get to enjoy panoramic views of the city as you enjoy a four-course lunch or dinner session with friends and family.
Two lunch seatings at 12pm and 2.15pm, and two dinner seatings at 6pm and 8.15pm. $145pp adults/ $23pp kids.
Do Christmas day right in the dining hall of Melbourne's oldest licensed pub, The Duke. The pub looks out to historic views of the Forum Theatre, and your Christmas feast will be served family-style with roast turkey and steamed Christmas pudding at the end of your three delicious courses.
Two lunch seatings at 11.45am and 2.15pm. $99pp.
Visit the recently renovated dining hall at The Crafty Squire this Christmas day with your family and friends. Over three courses served traditionally, guests will be able to enjoy a family-style Christmas feast with no fuss.
Call 9810 0064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings. $90pp or $135pp with a beverage package.
The Exchange team will sort out your Christmas day festivities with four courses of delicious food. Expect a spread of delicious shared entrées, classic honey-baked ham and herb roasted turkey, mini Christmas pudding for dessert and other mouth-watering delights. Plus, all kids get a free present!
Lunch seatings from 11.30am and 2pm. $110pp adults/ $12pp kids.
Middle Park Hotel is getting into the Christmas spirit this December with a delicious four-course feast which includes stuffed turkey breast, Cone Bay barramundi fillet, charcuterie share platter and a Christmas pudding with brandy custard.
Lunch seatings from 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, and 1pm. $120pp adults/ $20pp kids.
Celebrate Christmas in style at The Vincent in Albert Park. The historic building will be offering a three-course sharing feast to celebrate the silly season go the traditional route with roast pork with apple cider jus, or go the seafood option top your meal with some baked fish or grilled king prawns. Save room for the eggnog panna cotta dessert.
Lunch seatings from 11am and 1.45 pm. $72pp adults/$21pp kids (2 courses).
Golden Gate Hotel is hosting the ultimate Christmas feast with three delicious courses served family style in the iconic South Melbourne pub's contemporary dining room. Expect a traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey and braised ham.
Two lunch seatings available. $85pp adults/ $20pp kids.
Skip the regular turkey and ham this Christmas and gather your friends and family for a Christmas lunch with a modern twist. The menu features four courses that will be shared around the table with dishes including organic Saskia Beer turkey, quail ‘sausage roll’ and crayfish thermidor. Vegetarians options include truffled artichoke veloute, fried zucchini flowers with buffalo milk ricotta and basil and slow cooked eggplant on a wood-fired vegetable salad.
Two seatings from 11.30am and 2pm. $129pp.