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With just a week to go, if you haven’t already made plans for your Christmas lunch or dinner then it’s about time to get cracking.
Last year, we recommended four of Sydney’s finest dining options for Christmas lunch, and we were so delighted to hear such great feedback from our choices we decided to offer some slightly different alternatives for this year.
So, if your mum’s turkey is off the menu, and you’d rather not spend the day in front of the TV eating a microwave dinner for one, get your best threads on and try one of our 2016 Christmas Day lunch and dinner recommendations.
Organized by Vagabond Cruises, this three-hour cruise around the harbor offers plenty in the way of Christmas cheer. There’s a buffet with all the usual suspects, plenty of drinks on offer, and some festive music. There’s even a prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater, but if you win, we’ll be very disappointed; you should be out for dinner in nothing but your finest tailored suit.
You can choose a lunch or dinner cruise, but unless you or a member of your group is bringing kids, then we’d suggest the dinner option as it’s likely to be a bit quieter for the adults.
We’ve all been up there at some point, but not everyone has actually visited the restaurant and what better way to spend the evening than with a bird’s eye night view of the city. The buffet itself is the standard Christmas fare with all the trimmings and also boasts over 50 dishes and a good choice of drinks to boot.
As with the cruise, you can choose lunch, but like we said, there’s nothing like a night view of the city.
If a five-star dining experience is more to your liking, then head to Pier One where the chefs are famed for putting on an incredible spread each Christmas Day. There’s fresh seafood aplenty at this waterfront location, and for the traditionalists, there’s turkey, maple ham, and roast pork. You get 2.5 hours to eat your fill and enjoy a few drinks before tucking into some dessert.
This is a lunch only affair, so you’ll have to make it there by midday to get your Christmas feast on.
Head over to Centennial Park to enjoy some good old fashioned homely holiday cheer. Their ever popular Christmas offerings include turkey and ham and of course a seafood station with lots of fresh options. The dessert station even has Christmas pudding, mince pies, and brandy sauce.
With views of the rolling greens of the park, this is the perfect option if you want to get away from the bustle of the city, but don’t want to go too far.
Now there’s not much time left, and there are limited spaces available for each of the above, so get your skates on and start making some calls. Remember all of the recommendations offer both meal only and meal and drinks packages, and while there’s no dress code for each, we still think you can bring your sartorial A-game; it’s Christmas Day after all!
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