Did you want to book somewhere for Christmas Day lunch last year and miss out? Do you have to book for a large group and worry that you won't find a place that fits everyone? Then why not book in early and take the hassle out of Christmas!
As I type this in July, it is hard to imagine what will be happening at Christmas - however, I was looking for Christmas in July events around the city and was surprised to find Christmas Day lunch events instead! Now that is organised! It did get me thinking, however, that for many people it would be a comfort to have Christmas Day lunch locked in so that everyone knows where they are going and when. Another advantage is that if you pay for it now, you don't need to find the money at the most expensive time of year. These venues below have their bookings open early - why don't you take a scroll through and see if any of them sound good? Then you can tick off one Christmas job off the list - well in advance!
A decadent adults only Christmas Day, with live music, at Burbury Terrace. Image: Hotel Realm website
1/ The Burbury Terrace is a rooftop restaurant on the top level of the Burbury Hotel in the Hotel Realm precinct. This year they will be hosting a Christmas Day Buffet Lunch (for adults only) at a cost of $185 per person. Enjoy live music and a seafood buffet, cold meats, carving station, salads, dessert buffet and a beverage package for 3 hours, between 12pm - 3pm. Sit back and relax and enjoy good service and views over the area. See here for details.
2/ Hotel Realm, across the road from the Burbury Hotel above, will also be hosting a Christmas Day lunch, with theirs in the newly-renovated National Ballroom. Get together with family and friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere of live music, children's entertainment and an appearance from Santa. Children aged up to 10 years will get a present from the big man in red! The cost is $185 per adult, $90 per child aged between 11- 17 years and $50 per child aged between 5 - 10 years. See here for details.
Santa, children's entertainment and family fun at Hotel Realm. Image: Hotel Realm website
3/ The Boat House restaurant is a fine dining restaurant located just metres from Lake Burley Griffin. It is situated in Grevillea Park in Barton and is a popular venue for weddings and special occasions. On Christmas Day they will once again be holding their popular Christmas Day lunch for groups of friends, families, couples and anyone who is looking or something special this Christmas Day. Chef John Leverink and his team will present a 6 course degustation menu for $200 per adult and $90 per child (food only, not including drinks). See here for details.
Water views & fine dining at The Boat House. Image: The Boat House Facebook
4/ Marble and Grain is a restaurant underneath the Avenue Hotel in Braddon, just a few minutes walk from the city centre. This steakhouse and bar will be having a Christmas Day lunch with a 5 course menu with a glass of sparkling on arrival. The cost is $145 per person. See here for details.
5/ The Atrium restaurant is located inside the Pavilion Hotel in Dickson and they will be hosting a 3 course Buffet Christmas Day Lunch, with a 2 hour drinks package. Enjoy antipasti, seafood, salads, a hot buffet, dessert buffet, cheese selections and more. There is a 12pm sitting and a 1pm sitting, with the lunch costing $149 for adults, $80 for teenagers aged 13 - 17 year, $40 for children aged 6 - 12 and $20 for children aged 2 - 5 years old. See here for details.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something more DIY, then another idea is to buy some delicious south coast prawns from your local markets and head to The Cotter Recreation Area, Weston Park or your own backyard for an outdoor get-together with loved ones. There are a wide range of choices when deciding on what to do on Christmas Day.
Where will you spending Christmas Day, 2018?
DIY Christmas Day - buy some prawns and take your esky to The Cotter for river swimming, walks, playground and family games of cricket