It’s the most wonderful time of the year to indulge! What better way to do that this Christmas Day than with a lavish lunch, lovingly prepared by someone else. Just think, no arguments about who is going to bring what, no battling the crowds at the supermarket, no accidents in the kitchen, no serving, and best of all, no washing up. We’ve compiled the best places around town putting on Christmas lunch. So grab your family, your friends, and your mistletoe sweetheart and celebrate the Silly Season in style.
Our Christmas Dish List
WATSONS BAY BOUTIQUE HOTEL
If a Christmas feast is what you want, then a Christmas feast you shall get! Executive Chef John Pye at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has hand-selected his favourite Christmas fare for a abundant spread. Enjoy a fresh seafood platter to start. This will be followed by a succulent four course meal with whiskey and honey glazed Kurabuta organic ham with cinnamon roasted peaches, BBQ split Yamba prawns with garlic, chilli and lemon, and a mango and passionfruit pavlova. Followed by cheese to finish. A carefully selected array of matching Cape Mentelle wines will accompany each course.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
1 Military Road, Watsons Bay
Cost: Adults $299pp, Children (6-17 years) $125pp, no charge for children under 5
To book: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9337 5444
Pei Modern is bringing a sumptuous buffet selection of savoury treats and sweets to your Christmas lunch. Think freshly-shucked Clyde River rock oysters, Yamba prawns, wood-roasted suckling pig, roast turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding and pavlova. Celebrated Chef Mark Best and talented new Head Chef Joachim Borenius are sourcing fresh seasonal produce for their festive dishes.
Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Cost: $150pp, $45 per child under 5
To book: Contact email@example.com or call (02) 9250 3160
FLYING FISH RESTAURANT
Christmas at the award-winning Flying Fish Restaurant is one to remember! Bask in the panoramic views of Sydney Harbour while you enjoy a delectable three course meal prepared by Head Chef, Ian Royle. He will create an incredible fine dining experience featuring the freshest seafood menu and a selection of over 550 wines.
Flying Fish Restaurant
Jones Bay Wharf, Lower Deck, 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Cost: Adult $220pp, Child $70pp
Bookings: Visit flyingfish.com.au or call (02) 9518 6677
If you’d rather head out of town this Silly Season then head to good ol’wine country, Hunter Valley. Circa 1876 is set in the expansive acreage of the tranquil guesthouse Peppers Convent in the Hunter Valley. Foodies and wine aficionados will love the mouthwatering five course menu designed by Executive Chef Trent Barrett. The produce will be sourced from the onsite, organic kitchen garden. Highlights include the wild mushroom risotto with parmesan wafer, basil oil and truffle foam, and the mini pavlova with fresh fruit chantilly cream and custard.
64 Halls Road, Pokolbin
Cost: Adult $165pp, Child $75pp
To book: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 4998 4998
Top image provided by Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Note: The Tilbury was previously listed- the information was incorrect and has been taken down.