As the same question keeps coming up over and over again about where to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne, I’m creating this post for travellers and Victorians alike who wish to eat in our fantastic city on this day.
(L = Lunch and D = Dinner)
Colonial Tram Car Restaurant – L & D
All of the premium and casual restaurants at Crown Casino – L& D
The Langham Hotel, Southbank – L & D
Stamford Plaza – L & D
Marriott Hotel – L & D
Sofitel – L & D
Grand Hyatt – L & D
Parky Hyatt – L & D
Hilton South Wharf – L & D
Hilton on the Park – L & D
Brighton Savoy – L & D
Melbourne Zoo – L
The Wharf Hotel - L
Campari House – L
Elephant and Wheelbarrow – L
La Camera – L
Mr Mason - L
Hellenic Republic – L
Terra Rossa – L
PM24 - L
Gazi Restaurant – L
The Point Restaurant at Albert Park - L
The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne – L
Hotel Lindrum – L
Royce Hotel - L
Eden on the Park – L
Bayview on the Park – L
The InterContinental, Melbourne – D
Crown Plaza – D
ALTERNATIVES TO RESTAURANTS
St Kilda Beach, Williamstown Beach, Sandringham Beach, Yarra River, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens, Exhibition Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Royal Botanical Gardens are all open on Christmas Day (as are most local parks and gardens)
On the 23rd or 24th of December head to a supermarket (Safeway, Coles, IGA and Aldi are all located in Melbourne, Google them for your closet location), Queen Victoria Market www.qvm.com.au or South Melbourne Market www.southmelbournemarket.com.au and stock up on seafood, BBQ chickens, meat to BBQ, salads, bread, dessert and drinks and then take yourself off for a fun day out.
Some of these places have BBQs, some don’t and many of these places won’t allow you to consume alcohol so check (by Googling) before you go.
Don’t forgot your hat, sunscreen, picnic blanket, chairs and matches/lighter if you are going to BBQ!
COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE:
The places listed above are in Melbourne only, or very close to. This doesn’t mean that the rest of Victoria is closed for Christmas Day. You will personally need to research the location you are staying in. Start with Google and Urban Spoon. Also ask the place where you are staying or your local pub.
Many places have not yet confirmed their Christmas Day opening hours yet, so I’ll update the post in a couple of weeks.
If you are after a non-traditional meal, also look at China Town in Melbourne, Victoria Street Richmond or simply ring your local Thai, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Japanese restaurant and see if they are open.
If you have a 2103 confirmed suggestion, feel free to post also.
Happy planning :)