Planning a Christmas party for the office, group dining catch-up with mates or a special family outing? These are the best restaurants in Melbourne to visit during the silly season.

Your guide to Christmas Day dining in Melbourne

From fancy fine dining to casual eats, these spots are open on 25 December.

The best restaurants for group dining in Melbourne

Catch up with friends during the festive season at these group-friendly local venues.

The ultimate guide to bottomless dining in Melbourne

Eat and drink your heart out with unlimited brunches, lunches and cocktails.

Where to find the best happy hour deals in Melbourne

Featuring cheap cocktails, food discounts, bottomless fun and more.

The best dining pop-ups in Melbourne

Find secret bars, basement hideaways and exclusive dining experiences for your Christmas catch up.

Melbourne's most iconic restaurants

Book in an unforgettable night out at some of Melbourne's best restaurants this Christmas.

The best family-friendly restaurants in Melbourne

Christmas markets and Santa photos are hungry work. Grab a bite at one of these kid-approved spots.

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for festive dining, Christmas parties and more.

The best restaurants, cafes and bars in Hardware Lane

Out Christmas shopping? Stop for Israeli street food, Korean desserts and secret Italian bars.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Schedule in a festive season rooftop sesh at QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Transit and more.

The best yum cha restaurants in Melbourne

Enjoy festive dining with friends with all-you-can-eat dumplings, seafood share plates and more.

The best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne

Order the city's best Japanese ramen, katsu sando, and sashimi for your festive dining this year.

Where to find the best Korean BBQ in Melbourne

Feast on the best flame-grilled pork belly and bulgogi with friends and family this festive season.

Melbourne's best new restaurants you might have missed

These brand new hidden gems are the best way to rediscover Melbourne this festive season.

Last updated on Thu 10 Nov 2022

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Masani

An iconic Italian restaurant with remarkable food and an exemplary wine list.

The Carlton Wine Room

Simple European food and an extensive wine list.

Melbourne restaurants your parents will love

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Westlake Restaurant

Licensed and BYO restaurant serving authentic Cantonese cuisine and yum cha.