Christmas Lunch or Dinner is a time to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. Everyone has their own Christmas Day rituals - whether it is a cooked lunch at home, a BBQ at the local park, visiting the in-laws, catching up with friends or volunteering to help others.
However some years people find themselves home alone for Christmas or perhaps just want a day off from cooking, so why not go out for your lunch here in Canberra and join in on the festive spirit.
These Restaurant's are open Christmas Day providing a day to remember - without the washing up!
BOATHOUSE ON THE LAKE will be hosting a 7 course degustation menu for $190 per adults (food only) and $90 per child (food only). This leafy restaurant is located just metres from Lake Burley Griffin and won Best Wedding Venue of the Year at the Restaurant and Caterers Awards. For a special Christmas Day to remember, see here for details.
THE VIKINGS CLUB in Erindale and Lanyon will have Christmas fare in abundance on Christmas Day. Clubs around Canberra are fun and affordable venues to spend Christmas Day, especially if you are paying for a whole family. Most have play areas for the kids to play in afterwards to wear off some energy. See here for details about the Vikings Club. For other Club venues, check their websites closer to Christmas.
THE HYATT HOTEL CANBERRA has a number of choices to keep you in the festive spirit and full on Christmas Day. There are breakfast, lunch and dinner options to enjoy in your beautiful grounds and restaurants. See here for more info.
POD FOOD in Pialligo will be hosting their annual Christmas lunch which will be the ultimate 6 course degustation lunch. Get in early to book a table at this popular event. For more info see here.
Source: Pod Food website.
CHIFLEY'S BAR AND GRILL will be having a Christmas Buffet Lunch including carvery station, all the trimmings and ocean fresh seafood. $185 adults, $80 child (aged 13-17), $50 child (6-12 ) and kids 5 and under eat free. For more info call the restaurant, details here.
HOTEL REALM in Barton has a Seafood buffet, cold meats, carving station, salads, dessert buffet and a kids buffet. With live music and a visit from Santa, this lunch will be a fun day out for the whole family. See here for more info.
RYDGES CAPITAL HILL CANBERRA in Forrest will be providing a wide selection of fresh seafood, traditional favourites and mouth watering desserts from the gourmet buffet..and of course, Santa! See here for more info.
BENCHMARK WINE BAR in Northbourne Avenue will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch with champagne on arrival and a 5 course degustation lunch for $125 a head. See here for details.
PAVILION ON NORTHBOURNE will be hosting a 3 course Buffet Lunch this Christmas Day. See the advertisement below and here for more info.
CROWNE PLAZA CANBERRA will be holding a festive Christmas Day Lunch between 12pm - 3pm with seafood, delicious classic turkey at the carvery station and mouth watering desserts including a special Christmas Pudding.
This is just a taste of what is available on Christmas Day in Canberra. Closer to the big day check the local free magazines, your local club, pub, café or restaurant to see if they have a Christmas Lunch on offer.
So whether you are on your own, a couple, a family or a whole group of friends together on Christmas Day, you are sure you have a fun and festive day at any of these venues. With beautiful food cooked for you, just turn up and enjoy without the pile of washing up afterwards. Sounds good to me!