This Circular Quay restaurant (which has some of the best views of the harbour in Sydney) is decking its halls with festive flair. Their four-course Christmas lunch, designed by head chef Steven Hartert, will be a luxe take on the Christmas classics. Think a chilled seafood platter; house-cured salmon; turkey breast with pine nut stuffing; honey-and-clove-glazed leg ham; and steamed fig pudding served with salted caramel ice-cream. A full 4-course vegetarian menu is also available. Santa will also make an appearance, bearing gifts for all! Nab a seat for $349 per adult, and $129 per child under 13.
Christmas has the potential to be a joyous occasion, but the combined pressure of extended family, opressive heat and group catering can really take the shine off your day, which is why you might want to consider just booking a table at one of these top Sydney establishments. They will make you and your kin a yuletide feast, pop the Champagne for you, and the very best bit: there's no washing up required on your part. Too easy.
Don't forget, folks: restaurant staff at these places are working through Christmas Day, so be kind and sling them a tip.