Can you believe it, the Christmas season is upon us once again. After the year that has been, it is no secret Christmas is going to look a little different. If the thought of preparing a feast for the extended family fills you with dread, then get in early and let someone else do all the hard work! Luckily, there are a number North Shore restaurants that are opening their doors on Christmas Day (Friday 25 December 2020), but you will need to get in early. With restrictions still in place, book ahead to make this Christmas a memorable one.
Looking for the best North Shore restaurants open for Christmas Day lunch 2020? You have come to the right place! We bring you a fabulous round up, right here in your local neighbourhood. Book early to secure that table, keeping in mind the Covid restrictions still in place. After the year we have had, we all deserve a special Christmas feast!
Use the quicklinks below to find North Shore restaurants open for Christmas Day lunch.
- Brasserie l’Entrecôte
- Chiosco By Ormeggio
- Dee Why RSL
- Epping Club, Epping
- Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay
- Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman
- Pilu at Freshwater
- Q Station Manly
- The Ranch, North Ryde
- Via Alta, Willoughby
And if we’ve missed any, get in touch to let us know!
Lower North Shore Restaurants
Via Alta, Willoughby
Take the stress out of Christmas Day, and book a table for Christmas lunch at the lively neighbourhood trattoria, Via Alta. The team have designed a menu that offers classic, well executed, clean, and simple Italian flavours, with a focus on the Northern regions of Italy. They handpick their suppliers and do extensive research to source the best produce that Australia and Italy has to offer.
Christmas Lunch Package: Four-course Italian set menu. Adults $125 | Kids $45
- Address: 197 High Street, Willoughby
- Phone: (02) 9958 1110
- Website: Via Alta
Kirribilli Club, Watergrill Bistro, Lavender Bay
The Kirribilli Club is a spectacular restaurant to enjoy lunch this Christmas Day. Nestled in the stunning Lavender Bay opposite Clark Park & Wendy’s Secret Garden it is easy to feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem at the Kirribilli Club. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal with premium drinks, and all kids get a gift from Santa!
Christmas Lunch Package: Three-course alternate drop set menu and a premium drinks package. Kids menu includes main course & dessert, juice & soft drinks & a gift from Santa. Adults $190 | Kids (under 12) $65.
- Address: 11 Harbour View Crescent, Lavender Bay
- Phone: (02) 9955 2245
- Website: Kirribilli Club
Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman
Fine dining with a view! Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch at the Two Hatted Ormeggio, which overlooks Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. Awarded two Chef’s Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide 2019, and has been a hatted restaurant since opening in 2009. Ormeggio is currently rated #10 in NSW Delicious 100 list with the title of Best Italian Restaurant, and #44 in Gourmet Traveller’s Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants.
Christmas Lunch Package: Four-course menu. $285 per adult, kids three-course menu $99 per child (under 12 years). You can also indulge in a luxury option for $365 per person. This includes an Aperol Spritz and three oysters on arrival, four-course menu, plus a cheese course.
- Address: D’Albora Marinas, The Spit, Mosman
- Phone: (02) 9969 4088
- Website: Ormeggio At The Spit
Chiosco by Ormeggio, Mosman
Chiosco By Ormeggio is a real Italian trattoria by the sea, with stunning views. No matter what the weather is doing, you’ll be comfortable inside Chiosco – with heating, misting spray, fans, shade, and waterproof blinds.
Christmas Day Package: Four-course sharing feast. Adults $199 | Kids (under 12) $79 (3 courses).
- Address: The Jetty, d’Albora Marina, The Spit, Mosman
- Phone: (02) 9046 7333
- Website: Chiosco by Ormeggio
Upper North Shore Restaurants
Brasserie l’Entrecôte takes a nod from the original “Le Relais de l’Entrecôte” the famous one dish steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Porte Maillot, Paris
Northern Beaches Restaurants
Q Station Manly
Explore Q Station’s beautiful National Park on Sydney Harbour with your family and friends before enjoying a feast in either the majestic ballroom or harbourside restaurant.
Choose from two Christmas Lunch Packages:
P27 Governor Bourke Ballroom: Family Seafood Buffet (includes house beer, wine & soft drinks).
The P27 Governor Bourke Ballroom is the former Third Class Dining Room that has been lovingly restored to its former glory. With a wrap-around balcony and stunning views across the National Park towards Sydney Harbour, this place is ideal for a relaxing Christmas lunch with plenty of space for the kids to play. The seafood lunch is guaranteed to keep everyone happy, PLUS there might just be a surprise from Mr Santa Claus himself!
Cost: Adults $200 | Teens (13-18) $160 | Children (5-12) $90 | $35 infant (1-4). Details.
Boilerhouse Restaurant & Bar:
Six-Course Degustation Menu (includes house beer, wine & soft drinks).
Choose to dine at the Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar for a six course degustation. The Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar is located right next to Quarantine Beach, overlooking Sydney Harbour. The restaurant serves Australian cuisine using all fresh, local ingredients. Executive Chef Griff Pamment has designed the Christmas menu to include a range of flavours as well as dietary requirements.
Cost: Adults $220 | Teens (13-18) $180 | Children (9-12 years) $155. Details.
- Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
- Phone: (02) 9466 1500
Pilu at Freshwater
A path from Freshwater Beach leads through the garden to the heritage listed beach house of Pilu Restaurant. Enjoy modern, contemporary Italian dishes inspired by the region of Sardinia, with warm, friendly & attentive service.
Christmas Day Package: Four-course lunch plus assaggino and petit fours. Adults $290 | Kids (under 12) $90
- Address: Moore Rd, Freshwater
- Phone: 9938 3331
- Visit: Pilu at Freshwater
Dee Why RSL
Spend Christmas Lunch 2020 with family and friends at Dee Why RSL.
A Very Bistro Christmas: Three-course meal with live music by Dave Mac. Adults $60 (members) or $70.60 (non-members) | Kids (under 12) $30 (members) or $35.50 (non-members).
- Address: 932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
- Phone: 9454 4000.
- Website: Dee Why RSL