Where To Wine & Dine In Sydney This Festive Season

Drink, Eat, Guide, Restaurants, Sydney / 30 November 2020

Dig into the best festive dining experiences Sydney has to offer this Christmas.

The silly season has arrived, Sydney. Whether you’re catching up with friends, family or just looking for a fun way to celebrate the festive season, discover the best spots to wine and dine this Christmas season in Sydney.

Raise a glass to the festive season with a garden-inspired dining experience at Chiswick Woollahra

No matter the occasion, there’s always a reason to celebrate at Chiswick Woollahra this festive season. Whether you’re looking for a post-work tipple, lavish family lunch, or decadent set menu, Chiswick Woollahra has a range of delicious dining experiences to try this Christmas season.

Looking for a light bite or celebratory drink this festive season? Chiswick Woollahra’s Christmas Snack Menu delivers seasonal garden flavours with a range of snacks and even a bespoke Christmas cocktail. From Sydney rock oysters to Nasturtium leaves with housemade ricotta and sunflower, this is the perfect way to toast to the festive season.

If you’re celebrating with a group, try Chiswick Woollahra’s Christmas collective menu ($110 pp for groups of 8 or more). Savour the flavours of Head Chef Francois Poulard’s special set menu with a glass of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label NV on arrival. Indulge in seasonal classics such as Kingfish Crudo, whole roasted chicken, Chiswick’s slow-roasted lamb shoulder, vibrant salads and so much more.

Chiswick Woollahra’s Christmas Snack and Collective menus are available now. To find out more and book your spot, click here.

Experience Salt Meats Cheese’s Festive Plant-Based Dining Experience (December 22nd)

Who said Christmas dining is all about roast dinners and pork crackling? This silly season, the team from Salt Meats Cheese is launching a mouth-watering menu of plant-based festive dishes. The catch? You’ll have to act quick as this dining experience is running for one-night-only this December.

On Tuesday, December 22nd, head to Salt Meats Cheese to experience a 5-course festive plant-based feast. Get ready for traditional Christmas fare with a very vegan twist. They’ll be a succulent zucca (pumpkin) roast, porcini and tomato star-shaped pizza (for the gram, of course), and a drool-worthy panforte dressed in fruit and nuts, to name a few.

Dig into this Italian vegan version of an extravagant festive feast for just $49 per person. This includes your 5-course vegan feast, as well as vegan beer and wine. In the mood to celebrate? There’s even a bottomless option available for an additional $15 per person.

Secure your spot at Salt Meats Cheese’s Very Vegan Christmas Dinner (kicking off from 5 pm on Tuesday, December 22nd) by clicking here. Dining at-home this festive season? Salt Meats Cheese is also offering a range of delicious vegan catering options, too.

Get your friends together and celebrate at the east’s favourite beer garden at The Golden Sheaf

With the festive season well and truly upon us, now is the perfect time to rally your crew and catch up for a festive celebration. If you’re looking for the perfect pub to toast to the end of 2020, The Golden Sheaf is the place to book this silly season.

Treat yourself to a festive dining experience at The Golden Sheaf, perfect for the whole family (pups included). Book your table at The Golden Sheaf’s lush beer garden, dig into a Christmas feast and wash it all down with delicious drinks on the taps and in the bottles.

The Golden Sheaf is serving two delicious dining packages this Christmas. Their first Sheafmas Package ($60 pp for a minimum of 8 people, available Monday to Friday only) delivers a three-course feast with a choose-your-own main option (including seared salmon, 250gm grain-fed Sirloin, and more).

Their second Sheafmas package ($80 pp for a minimum of 8 people, available Monday to Friday only) comes with all the above plus a Summer Spritz on arrival and an Espresso Martini to complete your Sheaf experience.

The Golden Sheaf’s duo of delicious ‘Sheafmas’ dining packages is suitable for all gatherings and available now. Find out more and book your spot here.

Indulge in a lavish long festive lunch at Bistro Rex

Looking for the perfect spot to celebrate this Christmas season? Look no further than Potts Point’s sophisticated Parisian restaurant, Bistro Rex. Whether you’re catching up with loved ones, hosting an office get-together, or simply celebrating this festive season, Bistro Rex has a range of dining experiences to suit every group.

Throughout December, Bistro Rex will be extending their opening hours. They’ll be offering more lunch services from Tuesday to Sunday (12 pm to 3 pm) as well as dinner every night of the week from 5:30 pm. While they’ll be closed on Christmas Day (and open for dinner only on December 26th), the team will be back to usual trading for the rest of the season.

Looking to gather with up to 30 guests this festive season? Book into Bistro Rex’s stylish semi-private dining space, The Salon for a dining experience to remember. The bistro’s Banquet Menu packages can be tailored to all tastes and dietary requests. Plus, you can add-on a delicious drinks package of French sparkling, rosé, white and red wine, tap beer, and soft drink to complete your experience.

For those catching up with up to 10 guests, simply book online to secure your spot in their main dining room.

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Head to the seaside and celebrate this Christmas season at North Bondi Fish

There’s nothing like an Australian Christmas. The sun, sand, and surf are what make our festive season one-of-a-kind. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect spot to celebrate a quintessentially Australian summer, look no further than North Bondi Fish.

This festive season, North Bondi Fish has curated two special set menus, perfect for a Christmas celebration with your mates, your family, or your co-workers. For $79 pp, indulge in a delicious 4-course set menu (designed for a minimum of 4 guests). This includes your choice of snapper tartare, fish tagine, and burnt strawberry pavlova.

Go all-out and try North Bondi Fish’s 5-course menu ($99 pp), including your choice of Sydney Rock oysters, fish taco, and chocolate parfait. Plus, why not add-on a Spicy Margy on arrival for $10!

North Bondi Fish’s special festival set menus are available to dine on from December 2nd. Find out more and secure your spot here.

Book DELIV’ART, a unique art, performance, and foodie experience this festive season

Organising a last-minute office Christmas party or a fun festive catch-up? We’ve found just the unique event idea to add to your list. Sydney-based creative agency ARCADE has just launched a new pop-up event concept, DELIV’ART, to bring a unique and immersive dining experience to your home, workplace, or venue of choice.

Their first show, The Enchanted Forest, is an immersive dinner show that unites art, theatre, live performance, and food. Perfect for the festive season, get ready to be transported to a fantastic land of story and exploration during this 2.5-hour experience.

This farm-to-table 3-course dinner will be prepared by your own personal chef, along with drinks, tableware, art installations, lights as styling all included (as well as the performance itself).

The best bit? You’ll be able to design your own experience to ensure your festive dining experience is tailored and unique to the needs of your guests and space. To find out more and to book your unique festive dining experience, click here.

Celebrate with a lavish Christmas Day lunch at Crossroads Bar by Swissôtel Sydney

Let someone else do the cooking this Christmas. For a festive long lunch to remember, you can’t go past the Christmas Day Lunch hosted at Crossroads Bar by Swissôtel Sydney. Nestled in the heart of the CBD, this welcoming all-day dining spot is the perfect place to reconnect with your loved ones and toast to Christmas Day.

For those wanting to dine-in, Crossroads Bar will be delivering a curated menu of classic Christmas dishes. Indulge in festive favourites including King prawns, smoked salmon, roast vegetables, honey-glazed ham, turkey, and even a medley of Christmas-themed desserts. Get in quick and secure your spot, with reservations available from 12:30 pm to 2 pm on December 25th ($90 per adult and $60 per child, with a drink on arrival included).

Plus, you can also order this lavish lunch to take away and enjoy at home. For $160 (serves two guests), enjoy a selection of classic dishes including Sydney rock oysters, hot smoked salmon, honey-glazed ham, Christmas pudding, and more. Takeaway pickup will be available at Crossroads Bar between 11 am and 1 pm on December 25th. Takeaway orders must be booked by Monday 21st December 2020.

Ready to celebrate Christmas Day at Crossroads Bar by Swissôtel Sydney? To find out more about their festive lunch menu and to book your spot, click here. 

Sponsored Love. This post is proudly brought to you in partnership with Chiswick Woollahra, The Golden Sheaf, North Bondi Fish, Salt Meats Cheese, Bistro Rex, DELIV’ART and Swissôtel Sydney. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible.