Open Christmas Day Restaurants Melbourne
Open Christmas Day Restaurants Melbourne. Review by popular location, cuisine, features, map & book direct with the venue of your choice.
Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Melbourne has some of the best Open Christmas Day dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best Open Christmas Day Restaurants in Melbourne.
A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro
To quote one of our bloggers HenryNSW “Wonder where the local French go for a taste of home? Wonder no more”. A La Bouffe is where you will experience true French hospitality. When the French back home get together with friends and family to prepare a meal, when all the chopping, mixing and baking is done, the cook calls out “a la bouffe” let’s eat, and everyone sits down to enjoy their home cooked meal. That is what you will experience at A La Bouffe – an informal, friendly and delicious experience. No pretensions, just good friendly service and delicious food. When French visitors are feeling home sick for some Cream Brulée or Clafoutis (traditional sour cherry pudding) this is where they visit. Jacky Frenot and Gabrielle Dewan, owners of A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro invite you to come to our little corner of France in the middle of Prahran and South Yarra shopping precinct and indulge your senses with our extensive range of popular traditional French dishes and contemporary style dishes as specials. Try our Seafood Millefeuille, puff pastry with mussels, scallops and prawns in seafood bisque. Or our Pavé a La Bearnaise, grass fed Goulburn Valley beef thick eye fillet, Pommes Sarladaises, green salad and Béarnaise sauce . Just two samples from our menu. There is an extensive wine list featuring French and Australian wines, aperitifs and beers. We are across the road from the Como Palace Cinema and we are open to late. So after the film, finish off a perfect evening with a glass of wine or champagne, or a coffee and one of A La Bouffe’s signature desserts. As MoMo & Coco describe A La Bouffe: “beautiful heartfelt food delivered by unpretentious staff in an utterly elegant setting….Overall, A La Bouffe is a fine showcase of rather authentic, accessible French luxury….”
Pure South Dining
Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in central Melbourne with iconic views down on the river with a stunning CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania. We visit the pristine Tasmanian ‘pure south’ regularly to continue to improve the dining that we offer you. The solid relationships that we have built with farmers and fishermen over 13 years ensure the quality of the produce that we deliver to the table for our guests. King Island Beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops, seafood and quality dairy products are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands. Our much loved restaurant has been re-launched in 2017 over two levels: Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through floor to ceiling glass walls that open. Your choices include bar seats and generous private or semi-private dining areas for special occasions. Functions and Private Dining We offer you a restaurant dining experience for groups at Pure South Dining; not a ‘function’. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 13 years and we have spaces designed to accommodate large tables comfortably in private or semi-private areas with stunning views. We have flexible menus and pricing to offer and we are keen to ensure that your whole dining experience suits your occasion. Our reservations team will create the right menu and drink list with you. We can accommodate groups nicely for 12, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more. We also offer exclusive use of one whole level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole restaurant for 400+ Chef David Hall and his team will offer our best seasonal produce from Farmers, Fishermen and Artisan Producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island. We are in the Southgate building over two levels. Our more casual all-day eatery and bar opens on to the Boardwalk at River Level, and our more sophisticated Dining Room is Upstairs at Mid-level with lift and escalator access. The dining room hangs over the boardwalk with views down on the river and across to the Melbourne city. The space is newly renovated and simply stunning.
Located in Port Melbourne on Station pier iconic Waterfront restaurant at level 1 Spice Lounge is surrounded by exquisite water views. Spice lounge uses over 30 native and global spices to create signature mouthwatering dishes . With a handpicked selection of Melbourne's finest Chef's in our kitchen, 49 Spices knows how to please each & every tastebud with our amazing selection of dishes. Our chefs have the secret that make you want to guess that secret spice & will have you coming back time & time again. A spectacular venue for lunch, dinner, functions and events. We have many function menu options to select from. Call us to discuss your unique needs so we can ensure your event is memorable.
Riverside Kitchen & Events
Nestled in the heart of Essendon Golf Course, only minutes away from the CBD, Riverside Kitchen & Events provides an ideal location for your next Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Event. Restaurant Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, lunch or dinner from our Italian style menu while viewing the scenic golf course through our panoramic windows. Or sit outside on the decking or in the courtyard. Functions Our approach to events is simple; bring together our clients with food, drink, and guests to achieve an event to be remembered. From engagements to christenings, our service extends beyond catering. Our event team will meet with you to discuss your individual requirements and ensure that your guests enjoy a memorable occasion. Let us work with you on the design of your food and beverage menus in our multi-purpose, secluded venue. We have two inside event spaces or you can utilise our decking or courtyard. We can tailor and design a space and concept for your event. Weddings Riverside is the perfect wedding venue. Our contemporary setting, hosting a range of photo opportunities is surrounded by picturesque greens, set on the Maribyrnong River. Riverside is a modern and stylish venue which caters for up to 140 seated or 200 guests cocktail style. Our unique setting with the advice of our wedding coordinators is sure to make your day a unique and memorable experience. Nestled in the heart of the Essendon Golf Course, floor to ceiling windows give a great view of the local grassland and river. Corporate Events Riverside is the perfect venue for Corporate Golf Days, meetings and conferences. With a dedicated conference room, Riverside offers a range of corporate hospitality options to ensure the success of your event.
La Camera Southgate
La Camera Italian Restaurant Southgate offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food served by friendly, efficient staff. Whether you’re after a quick bite before work, a venue to host a business lunch, great food in a central location for a family meal, or a pre theatre meal, La Camera has you covered. Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid level, La Camera boasts two balconies with stunning views over The Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station. The interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs depicting the history of the family that has owned and operated the restaurant since it opened in 2000. La Camera Italian Restaurant Southgate offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman-style pizzas, authentic Gnocchi oxtail from Trastevere-Rome and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town. The emphasis is on quality ingredients, and fresh seasonal produce. La Camera Southgate is a touch of Italy right on Melbourne’s door step. Relax, unwind and escape, make La Camera your room…where, as is the case with all Italians … “FOOD IS LIFE”. GROUP BOOKINGS & FUNCTIONS La Camera caters for corporate and private functions, and can provide tailored set-price menus to suit your requirements. La Camera Specials: We Host You Post! Opera Night
QPO Restaurant & Events
Ideally located just up from the Kew Junction, and only 15 minutes from the CBD. This restaurant offers friendly service and great modern meals including breakfast daily until 5pm. QPO is noted for its function facilities, offering 2 great rooms for that special celebration, corporate launch or training session. If you prefer al fresco dining, it is available outside the main entrance of QPO.
Blue Tongue Wine Bar
Blue Tongue Wine Bar is the newest addition to the Elwood dining and bar landscape. The Menu is meat-driven thanks to a custom-built charcoal grill. Steaks, from eye fillet to chateaubriand, are the star of the show, and there's a short selection of house-made pasta – think ravioli filled with snapper and prawns in tomato and chilli oil. The smart-casual space that leans towards the dinner-date crowd earlier in the week and a party crowd at weekends.
The Point is an award winning restaurant located on the waters of Albert Park Lake which boasts stunning panoramic views of the lake and Melbourne city skyline. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a spacious balcony to enjoy the view you are treated to a water front dining experience like no other. The Point showcases Modern Australian cuisine by Executive Chef Andrew Harmer. Awarded an Age Good Food Guide hat again for 2015, and our latest achievement winner of The Age Good Food guide 2015 Wine List of the Year. With degustation and a la carte menus carefully crafted with contemporary Australian flare, the high quality of food is matched with unrivalled service. There’s nothing more indulgent than a meal consisting of confit king salmon, saffron hollandaise and wild garlic, following with Western Plains suckling pig, piccalilli, apple vinegar, sage potato finishing it off with blackcurrant mosaic, coconut & almond cream with Blackberry sorbet. Accompanied by an encyclopaedic collection of some of the world’s most classic and famed wines, we have more than 1,700 different examples boasting one of Australia’s most extensive wine lists. The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD; with ample parking directly outside of the venue and lift access, our unrivalled dining experience awaits you. Bookings are highly recommended.
Campari House is a city venue like no other. The once famous Campari Bistro has been brilliantly rejuvenated, creating a fantastic four level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne’s diverse restaurant and bar culture. Seamlessly merging vintage and contemporary, Campari House has the feel of an instant classic. Stylish without being sleek, the venue is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. Campari House Specials: Monday to Thursday Espresso Fridays Soul Saturdays Slider, Cider Sundays Lounge Room Sour HourHen's Packages CelebrationsHappy HourRooftop Trivia
29th apartment is a re-creation of an apartment originally inhabited by the infamous Katishe: a salacious struggling artist who worked the streets of St Kilda by night to support her passion and hopes of one day being discovered for her talents as a painter. A little after the time Jack Kerouac and Sid Vicious rented rundown rooms at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel, Katishe created her own slice of NYC at 29th apartment. When this gorgeous eccentric walked the dangerous streets at night and brought the rough and tumble men and women back to her place, none of her clients expected the maze of abstract oil paintings that stacked the walls. Fixated with the underground art and cultural movement that Andy Warhol had championed (and perhaps used to being up all night with her trade), most of Katishe’s paintings tell stories from the streets of NYC, the city that never sleeps. Since her mysterious disappearance in the early 80s, 29th apartment has only existed as a memory until 2009 when the current owners of the bar found her self-portrait, ‘Katishe’ as well as remnants of her personal life that are thought to have been part of her night time craft. Paying homage to this hard-working woman, the new owners re-imagined 29 Fitzroy Street as a bar and casual art gallery. With a fish tank that houses a now water-discoloured dildo in the cute bedroom, a decal of a back alleyway that leads to the toilets and a bookcase full of Katishe’s literary inspiration, 29th apartment brings the underbelly of St Kilda and New York together in a blend that can only be understood by taking a look into the heart of Katishe. 29th apartment welcomes you to ring its buzzer and enter into the comfy lounge room for a night of NYC inspired artwork, music, food and beverages.
Sanctuary Lakes Hotel
The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel will raise your expectations of what a suburban hotel should be. Within a safe, family friendly atmosphere you will find a diverse choice of dining and entertainment opportunities that is unequalled. From the relaxed family dining day and night, to the chilled out vibe of our Cruz Restaurant/Cafe, the sophistication of our piano bar, one of our versatile function rooms and community spaces or the ultimate in sports bars open till late, Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers the solution to whatever takes your fancy. The Hotel is accessible to everyone in the community with a vast area for on-site parking and easy public transport access. Functions/Community Facilities The Sanctuary Lakes Hotel offers 3 function rooms, all with food & bar service, and a ‘state of the art’ audio visual facility in our largest room. The stylish spaces are perfectly suited to entertainment, corporate or sporting functions and our venue manager will arrange all details for your event. As part of our commitment to the community, we would be happy to discuss providing facilities for local sporting clubs, community groups, or NFP local organisations.
Meat Market South Wharf
Meat Market South Wharf is a Restaurant / Bar and function and event venue in Melbourne's newest dining precinct, South Wharf. Inspired by the Australian BBQ, where the grill takes centre stage and the act of cooking is part of the social occasion, sit at the central open kitchen and interact with our chefs or dine alfresco on the terrace and enjoy the views of the Yarra River, Melbourne City, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino and the Docklands. Our farm friendly philosophy is a reflection of our social and environmental responsibility and our aim to provide you, our customer, with the best quality products. Our menu is an eclectic mix of meat dishes from small snack or sharing items right up to steak sharing platters. There is something for everyone ... including vegetarians. Our rustic and heritage listed space is bright and open and with surrounding terraces every table is blessed with a fantastic view. Our private dining room is perfect for groups up to 14 and we can cater for intimate functions of 10 right up to canapes for 300 people. Traveling to and from Meat Market is easy with public transport close by including a water taxi point right at our door step and discounted parking at DFO.
George's Greek Tavern
Recently, George and his father Nick took over the management of the iconic, Melbourne Greek Restaurant – George’s Greek Tavern. This is a big and sentimental move for Nick who is cherishing working amongst family doing what he loves and excels at. Nicks restaurant career started in Europe and his talent has seen him very quickly hired to work in many of Europe’s finest restaurants. There, he picked up masterful cooking techniques working amongst some of Europe's best master chefs. Whilst the concept and cuisine at the restaurant still remain very much traditional Greek, you will notice many major improvements that the new management have undertaken. The interior at George’s Greek Tavern is totally revamped. Modern, but still very much Greek in character – neutral colours with splashes of blue; cathedral glass ceilings; fresh dips, fish and salads on display and that characteristic, char-grill lamb on the charcoal spit. The warmth, the personable approach to hosting, and the true intent of giving every patron a truly Greek dining experience is more akin to visiting a Greek family at home where the cooking skills are masterful. This is what you must do when you decide to book George’s Greek Tavern in Malvern. Leave behind all your past restaurant dining experiences. Be prepared to be hosted in a home, family-like environment but, with the essential professionalism omni-present. Functions and Events George's can cater for up to 130 seated guests for your function and around 150 for a cocktail function. Talk to them about hosting your Cocktail-Style Wedding or an Intimate Sit-Down Wedding Function, they are perfectly set up for Engagements and Birthday Functions.
Located in the heart of Toorak village Restaurant Quaff is the perfect place to get together and enjoy sumptuous food with friends over a casual lunch through to that special occasion dinner. Quaff’s upper level consisting of two well appointed private rooms The Crystal Room with its gorgeous chandeliers is perfectly designed for private functions with an exclusive bar, dining area and courtyard with water feature. The crystal room can suit a variety of events from special birthday celebration to wedding with its 120 guests capacity for a cocktail party and up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner. The White Room is designed with private lunches or dinners in mind. The spacious room with glamorous mirrors can cater for groups from 10 through to 40 guests and with integrated audio visual available it is an ideal room for special presentations.
The Baths Middle Brighton
The Baths Middle Brighton is a historic landmark housing a Café & Bar, Restaurant, Gym and the eponymous seabaths – one of the only remaining caged open water seabaths in Australia! Located on Brighton Beach front, The Baths Middle Brighton specialises in individually tailored functions, offering many different experiences within one venue. The Baths Restaurant overlooks Melbourne’s only remaining sea baths, offering fine cuisine and unbeatable service amidst magnificent panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay. This relaxed, beachside venue is a superb location for any occasion. The Baths Restaurant can be booked for ‘exclusive’ use for up to 120 people seated and 200 cocktail style. Alternatively you may choose to utilise the facilities of our private dining room which offers an intimate space on a smaller scale. Personalised menus allow your guests to choose on the day. The Baths Restaurant is perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, birthdays, anniversaries, conferences, product launches, corporate entertaining. For smaller less formal events, The Baths Cafe & Bar specialises in hosting exclusive functions with up to 60 people seated and 120 cocktail style. The cafe has an easily accessible bar as well as an outside decking area which extends over the water allowing you to enjoy the amazing sunsets. Let the water, the sunset and Melbourne’s best view of the city provide the ultimate backdrop for your event.