Before you know it, the big day will be here. These are the best Melbourne restaurants open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day.

Where to book for Christmas lunch

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch at BearBrass

Get festive with a Christmas Day lunch by the river at Southbank.

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

Celebrate Christmas in comfort this year on a three-hour lunch cruise.

25 Dec

Christmas Day Lunch at Taxi Kitchen

Enjoy a festive five-course menu filled with the magic of the season.

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The General Assembly

Bar and restaurant with live acoustic music, street art and a simple, delicious menu.

Transport Public Bar

Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.

Botanical Hotel

The Botanical Hotel is known for its welcoming atmosphere, fine food and wine store.

Naughtons Hotel

Historic pub providing warm hospitality, quality drinks and farm-to-table dining.