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List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

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List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

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)

RESTAURANTS

Colonial Tram Car Restaurant – L & D

http://www.tramrestaurant.com.au/

All of the premium and casual restaurants at Crown Casino – L& D

http://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/restaurants

The Langham Hotel, Southbank – L & D

…langhamhotels.com.au/restaurants/Christmas-…

Stamford Plaza – L & D

stamford.com.au/sga/restaurant--bar/christma…

Marriott Hotel – L & D

marriott.com.au/hotel-restaurants/melmc-melb…

Sofitel – L & D

sofitel-melbourne.com/en/special-offer.html

Grand Hyatt – L & D

…hyattrestaurants.com/experience-the-ultimat…

Parky Hyatt – L & D

…hyatt.com/content/…Festive_Dining.html

Hilton South Wharf – L & D

hiltonmelbourne.com.au/festiveseason-southwh…

Hilton on the Park – L & D

hiltonmelbourne.com.au/festiveseason-onthepa…

Brighton Savoy – L & D

brightonsavoy.com.au/xmas-and-new-years-eve.…

Melbourne Zoo – L

zoo.org.au/melbourne/…christmas-parties

Melbourne River Cruises – L

https:/…

The Wharf Hotel - L

wharfhotel.com.au/#/news-events/4543016582

Campari House – L

http://www.camparihouse.com.au/

Elephant and Wheelbarrow – L

bourkest.elephantandwheelbarrow.com.au/

La Camera – L

http://lacamerasouthgate.com/special-events/

Mr Mason - L

www.mrmason.com.au/#/news-events/4556612826

Hellenic Republic – L

http://hellenicrepublic.com.au/events/

Terra Rossa – L

terrarossarb.com.au/#/news-events/4575039340

PM24 - L

http://pm24.com.au/events/

Gazi Restaurant – L

gazirestaurant.com.au/events/christmas-day-l…

The Point Restaurant at Albert Park - L

thepointalbertpark.com.au/annualevents/xmas.…

The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne – L

thehotelwindsor.com.au/diningandbar-en.html

Hotel Lindrum – L

hotellindrum.com.au/promotions-deals/…

Royce Hotel - L

http://www.roycehotels.com.au/offers

Eden on the Park – L

www.bayviewhotels.com/eden/index.aspx…

Bayview on the Park – L

bayviewhotels.com/bayviewonthepark/…

The InterContinental, Melbourne – D

…intercontinental.com/dining/festive-season/

Crown Plaza – D

cpmelbourne.com.au/hotel-accommodation/…

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 :)

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1. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Great list Ktsnowowl

If I could add, my favorite place to be and buy seafood on Xmas eve is the Footscray Market. Easy to get to. Right opposite Footscray train station.

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2. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Yes, nice one Kts.

Very handy reference source, and the locals can add to this as they go long.

Good post.

Mount Isa, Australia
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3. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Thanks.

Yes, please add local suggestions - something like Footscray Market that is easy to get to and on multiple train lines is a great tip.

Am happy for the frequent posters to cut and paste it into any posts that ask for suggestions

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4. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

And assembled objectively I see.

I'm guessing you deliberately waited until the third entry to list the Langham haha.

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Great list - thanks kts.

Mount Isa, Australia
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6. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Hehe! Trust you to notice KVE.

Something had to go at the top of the hotel list, so it may as well have been it.

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7. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

This is amazing thank you so much everyone. I'll go through all the options! You've been a great help! And yes, seafood is definitely feeling more appealing the more I think of the heat. I'm used to wearing big jumpers hats and scarves so this year will be very different for me! But really looking forward to spending it in Melbourne and seeing the city! :-)

Mount Isa, Australia
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8. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

Glad I could help.

After Christmas let us know how you get on so we can find out how it was

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9. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

<<If you have a 2103 confirmed suggestion, feel free to post also.>>

Not quite yet...will let you know... :-)

PS very useful list....

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10. Re: List of places to eat on Christmas Day in Melbourne

PJ O'Brien's Irish Pub on Southbank also does Christmas lunch. $45.00 per person includes a 2 course set menu with a glass of wine or pot of Guinness ($15 Kid's Meal with a soft drink). Like most places on Christmas Day booking is required.

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