North Shore restaurants open for Christmas Day lunch

Enjoy a delicious meal on Christmas Day overlooking Balmoral Beach
Enjoy a delicious meal on Christmas Day overlooking Balmoral Beach

If the thought of preparing a Christmas feast for your extended family fills you with dread, why not let someone else do all the hard work this Christmas? Luckily, there are lots of local restaurants that are opening their doors on Christmas Day (Saturday 25 December 2021) for a scrumptious Christmas lunch. But make sure you reserve your table soon, as they always book out!

Are you looking for a great spot to spend Christmas day lunch on and near the North Shore? Use the quicklinks below and book!

Christmas day lunch Lower North Shore

Ormeggio at The Spit

Ormeggio overlooks Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. It was awarded two Chef’s Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide 2018, and has been a hatted restaurant since opening in 2009. Alessandro and Victor and team have completely reinvented themselves for this 11th year of operation. There has been a major interior design change to a casual yet refined, neutral and natural colour scheme, with pops of colour and texture. Expect high quality sustainable seafood, great cocktails, some very fun desserts and those same knockout water views.

For Christmas lunch, they’re offering a luxury four-course sharing lunch menu. $350 per adult, kids meal $150 per child (under 12 years).

  • Address: D’Albora Marinas, The Spit, Mosman
  • Phone: (02) 9969 4088
  • Visit 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.

Set sharing feast for $250 per adult and $99 for children under 12.

  • Address: The Jetty, d’Albora Marina, The Spit, Mosman
  • Phone: (02) 9046 7333
  • Visit Chiosco by Ormeggio

Public Dining Room

Public Dining Room is one of Sydney’s most magical beachside restaurants. Located at the southern end of Balmoral Beach, Public Dining Room offers sweeping views from its boardwalk to Manly and North Head. The restaurant boasts an enviable position on the banks of Mosman’s historic Balmoral Baths. More than a century has passed, and the area’s gentle charm still captivates visitors from near and far. Yachts dot the harbour and bushland hugs the sea. This is where sophistication and iconic beachside culture meet.

They have seatings for Christmas Lunch at 3pm and 3.15pm. Their full a la carte menu will be available with a 15% public holiday surcharge applicable to the final bill.

  • Address: 2a The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
  • Phone: (02) 9968 4880
  • Visit Public Dining Room

Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral

Enjoy Christmas lunch by stunning inner harbour Balmoral beach. Bathers’ Pavilion have several options:

  • Bistro Brunch: $95 per adult, $50 per child (8am to 10am).
  • Brunch in the Restaurant: $150 per adult, $75 per child (8.30am to 10.30am)
  • Bistro Lunch: 3 courses $220 per adult, $110 per child (under 10) (11.30am to 2pm or 2.30pm to 5pm)
  • Christmas Lunch in the Restaurant: 3 courses $320 per adult, $110 per child (under 10) (11.30am to 2.15pm, 11.45am to 2.30pm, 2.30pm to 5.15pm & 2.45pm to 5.30pm)
  • Upstairs at Bathers’ Family Sharing Menu: $250 per adult, $110 per child (under 10) (11.30am to 3pm & 2.30pm to 5pm) 

Ripples Chowder Bay

Surrounded by beautiful views of nearby Clifton Gardens, Ripples Chowder Bay is the perfect spot to enjoy a lunch with loved ones.

The three-course set menu will be on offer for $225 per adult, $95 per child (12 years and under).

  • Address: Building 7, Deck C, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman
  • Phone: (02) 9960 3000
  • Visit Ripples Chowder Bay

Kirribilli Club

Kirribilli Club

Kirribilli Club

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.

For Christmas Lunch, they offer an all-inclusive package which includes a 3-course set menu and a premium drinks package. $195 adults, $65 per child (under 12) and includes main course, juice & soft drink, desert and gift from Santa.

  • Address: 11 Harbour View Crescent, Lavender Bay
  • Phone: (02) 9955 2245
  • Visit Kirribilli Club


Christmas day lunch Upper North Shore

Brasserie l’Entrecote, Pymble

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. The concept is simple, an amazing quality Sirloin Steak, accompanied by the delicious secret sauce, crispy homemade french fries, a simple salad & a glass of wine.

For Christmas Lunch, enjoy a three-course meal, $100 per person.

San Martin, Akuna Bay

Celebrate Christmas in the intimate San Martin Dining for the perfect Christmas Day celebrations, along with a visit from Santa. Indulge in a sumptuous Christmas buffet expertly prepared by their Executive Chef and her culinary team.

The Christmas Buffet is $150 per adult and $40 per child (under 12).

  • Address: 350 General San Martin Drive, Terrey Hills
  • Phone: 1800 325 2672
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Epping Club

Celebrate Christmas Day at your Club in the Grand Ballroom or Rawsons Restaurant at The Epping Club, located in Epping Sydney, with an indulgent lunch and the staff’s renowned five-star service!

Enjoy a gourmet buffet feast including seafood and a decadent dessert selection fit for everyone’s favourite day of the year (If COVID restrictions are still in place a three course meal will be substituted for the gourmet buffet). Members $115, non-members $125 and children $49 (under 2 years FREE).

  • Address: 45 – 47 Rawson St, Epping
  • Phone: (02) 9876 4357
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The Ranch, North Ryde

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious seafood buffet with a special visit from Santa. Christmas is stressful enough without the hassle of entertaining; so dust off your Santa hat and let The Ranch bring you the best present of all – no cooking or cleaning. Plus, there’s a playground there too!

Adults $115, Children $60 (12 and under) and Seniors $60, Children under 3 free.

  • Address: Cnr Epping & Herring Rd, North Ryde
  • Phone: (02) 9887 2411
  • Visit The Ranch

Christmas day lunch Northern Beaches

Pilu at Freshwater

Giovanni’s philosophy lies at the heart of the restaurant; “Food, and the hospitality associated with sharing it, is integral to the Sardinian way of Life.” It has also become integral to the way of life of the many Sydneysiders who visit Pilu at Freshwater, keen to enjoy Giovanni’s Sardinian, and regional Italian cooking.

Celebrate Christmas Day at Pilu at Freshwater with a delicious 4-course lunch, $290 per adult, $90 per child (under 12 years of age).

  • Address: On the beach, Moore Road, Freshwater
  • Phone: (02) 9938 3331
  • Visit Pilu at Freshwater

Christmas day lunch in the Sydney CBD

O Bar & Dining

Giovanni’s philosophy lies at the heart of the restaurant; “Food, and the hospitality associated with sharing it, is integral to the Sardinian way of Life.” It has also become integral to the way of life of the many Sydneysiders who visit Pilu at Freshwater, keen to enjoy Giovanni’s Sardinian, and regional Italian cooking.

Gather with family and friends and celebrate the taste of fine food while the world’s best panoramas roll by. Enjoy a 5-course lunch or dinner for $225 per adult, or a 3-course lunch or dinner for $100 per child (12 and under).

  • Address: Level 47 Australia Square, 264 George Street Sydney
  • Phone: (02) 9247 9777
  • Visit O Bar & Dining

Botanic House, Royal Botanic Gardens

Botanic House offers a deluxe dining experience by Luke Nguyen right in the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Celebrate Christmas Day in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney over lunch or dinner with friends & family. Bookings from 11:00am – 4:30pm (2 hour dining time): Adults $170 | Kids $60 (children 12 and under). Includes drink on arrival and an 11 course shared feast. Children 13-17 will receive the adult menu with soft drinks inclusion.

  • Address: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquarie Road, Sydney
  • Phone: 1300 558 980
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Feast at Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Christmas day lunch North Shore

Enjoy a spectacular feast of fresh seafood, antipasti and salad, Christmas staples including traditional roasted turkey, glazed ham and an enormous selection of desserts. Their Christmas Day feast will feature a sushi & sashimi bar and live cooking stations. Pricing includes a 3-hour beverage package of hotel selected red, white and sparkling wine, house beers, soft drinks and juices. All children will receive a signature gift pack and, of course, Santa will be making an appearance (lunch sitting only). Price also includes live entertainment. 

$350 per adult, $190 per teen (13-17 years), $162.50 per child (5-12 years)

  • Address: Level 1, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
  • Phone: (02) 9286 6000
  • Visit Feast at Sheraton

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Staying home Christmas Day instead? The cooks at FoodSt have you covered with festive home cooked food delivered to your door. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time chilling with their extensive Christmas Lunch menu and enjoy a feast of stuffed turkey breast, smoked trout, marinated prawns and orange cake, to name a few… Check out the Christmas menu here.

            Want more Christmas inspiration? Visit our dedicated Christmas section!



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