What better way to escape the stress of the holidays than by going out to eat and giving your hob a rest?

Whether you’re looking for respite from a busy shopping day or want to book your Christmas Day meal, you’re in luck, with loads of great eateries open.

We take a look at some of the best options that some of our favourite restaurants are offering this Christmas.



You can grab a caffeine injection from Primary Coffee Roasters in the city centre or swing by The Mayfair Cafe, known for its location in a truly stunning art-deco building, offering modern Australian cuisine.


Want to end this year with a bang with a fest to remember? Head to Long Chim with extra special festive season packages that’ll make 2021 memorable for GREAT reasons!


With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better place to round up the crew and get festive with a stein, or two! Head to The Bavarian, round up the crew, and raise a stein to Christmas time!


City Extra has been operating 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, for the last three decades. The menu is diverse in its offering, whether you’re looking for a cooked breakfast, a quick snack, or a massive steak.


Neptunes is open late, and the Brighton Le Sands eatery has an a la carte menu to die for. It’s an iconic dining experience that offers the best of Australian produce.




Ho Ho Ho. Get Festive with BearBrass which will be open on Christmas Day from 12pm for a Christmas feast. Enjoy a relaxed Christmas Lunch by the river overlooking the city.


Float your way through Christmas day on a party pontoon. Arbory Bar & Eatery in the CBD is a great shout if you want to eat out on Christmas Day. With the Yarra River as your backdrop, you can enjoy a three-course banquet with wine, beer, and cider included in the price.


For Christmas lunch with a touch of elegance, step into the Conservatory at Crown’s opulent dining room. With its marble floors, lavish décor and stunning views of the Yarra River, you’ll think all your Christmases have come at once.


How about Christmas lunch at Melbourne’s oldest pub? The Duke of Wellington‘s menu is a stunning selection of traditional favourites with an exotic twist.


If you’d prefer to celebrate Christmas in the evening, Allegro at the Westin would be a surprise and delight. Treat yourself and your family to a feast like no other – Mud Crab, Coral Trout, Wagu Sirloin, Turkey and more. Take a sip at Sepik Vanilla Bean Pavlova and Wine Poached Davidsons Plums served with brandy lemon ginger curd.


if you want something different this year, why not embrace the traditional Chinese fare available at Panda Hotpot?



With a backdrop of the Story Bridge and city skyline, Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s ultimate riverfront destination for midweek Christmas parties, Christmas Eve, or just for summer celebrations with family and friends.


City charm meets old-fashioned service at Walter’s Steakhouse in Brisbane’s CBD. You can opt for a traditional Christmas meal of oysters, turkey, and the accoutrement or choose a steak instead.


You’ll find a delicious pre-Christmas feast at Nota, and their special menu is also available on the days running up to New Year’s Eve.




Mission Beach Resort is a firm favourite with the locals. The standard menu offers a variety of options, and they also have a Christmas buffet if you’re looking to sit back and enjoy.


Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen & Bar is a great choice if you love Greek fare and want delicious but affordable food.


For great food, great service, and a sleek dining room, there’s Coco’s Kitchen & Bar. They specialise in fresh, local seafood.



Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu of festive favourites, seafood and tasting plates at Marion’s Christmas lunch feast. Complete with a drinks package, festive trimmings and a visit from Santa.


Avenues Cafe & Bar is conveniently located near the Avenues Shopping Centre. You can stop in for a quick brew, cocktail or enjoy some top picks from the seasonal menu.


If you’re after a historic setting, Ayers House has four for you to choose from as you enjoy a set Christmas lunch menu. For something different, why not enjoy Argentinian fare at La Boca?




If it’s good vibes you’re after, the Wild Fig on Scarborough’s Esplanade is a perfect choice. Set on the beach, they have a vast offering to choose from.


If you’re looking for something traditional, along with some classics, The Stirling Arms may be more your speed. They have plenty of beers and wines to choose from and a sunny courtyard to enjoy.




Christmas is coming to Rupert & Darwin with extending opening hours and a special menu. Yogi’s Way offers a delicious selection of Nepalese food, and Madame Za can provide you with a private dining experience.




Offering stunning Australian cuisine, Tasman offers fresh food in a casual setting. With a waterfront view, you’re sure to enjoy yourself.


Customs House Hotel is in the heart of the Maritime district, and if you’re looking for stunning seafood, this is your spot.




As ever, Macca’s is a reliable standby. This year, McDonald’s has partnered with Mariah Carey for the 12 days of Christmas special. You’ll find the Mariah Menu on the app through Christmas Eve. When you spend $1, you can get a free item, ranging from cookies to Big Macs! And, of course, Mariah Carey’s own favourite – the classic cheeseburger.


Whatever your flavour, you’re sure to find it in your local area. We wish you a yummy, merry and bright festive season!