Nothing says Christmas like a feast of glazed ham, roast turkey, and Christmas pudding. But if endless hours spent in the kitchen don’t appeal to you, here’s your chance to turn to the professionals. In Sydney a number of excellent restaurants offer festive menus to help you celebrate Christmas Day in style. From fine dining to more casual affairs, we’ve collated some of the best Christmas menus for you.
Eager to enjoy your Christmas feast with a sprawling view of Whale Beach? Matteo Zamboni, Executive Chef of Jonah’s, is preparing a four-course lunch with glazed ham and turkey aplenty. A traditional panettone completes the meal.
Price: Four-course menu AU$330, including a glass of champagne to start
Celebrate Christmas in a casual German style at Munich Brauhaus. Take your pick from four different – and reasonably priced – set menus featuring festive dishes like Christmas roast chicken and plum pudding.
Price: Set menus, AU$49-64
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With an incredibly comprehensive selection of Christmas fare available, Glass Brasserie is hosting not only Christmas Day lunch, but also breakfast and dinner. Christmas lunch includes all the expected staples, plus bonbons and a take home Christmas pudding.
Price: Four-course menu AU$195; vegan menu AU$130
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, head to the Cortile at InterContinental to get acquainted with a festive high tea buffet this Christmas Day. The best part? It includes free flow sparkling wine – yes, please.
Price: AU$95, including free flow sparkling wine
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Gowings Bar & Grill
Like the sound of glazed ham with pineapple sauce or Christmas pudding ice cream profiteroles? Then Gowings Bar & Grill is where you need to be this Christmas.
Price: Three-course menu AU$175; Banquet menu AU$275, including a glass of champagne
Steer clear of a traditional Christmas menu and settle down with a Turkish feast at Anason. From slow-cooked octopus to roasted turkey and Ottoman donuts, it’s ideal for those seeking something a little bit different this festive season.
If French is your preference, take your festivities to Bistro Moncur’s Christmas Day lunch. The collaboration between Head Chef Mark Williamson and Damien Pignolet showcases the likes of a roast crown of turkey with the signature Christmas pudding and mini mince tarts as the perfect finish.
Price: Three-course menu $250
An Italian Christmas spread at Fratelli Fresh with a shared antipasti board and roast lamb shoulder will no doubt get you in the Christmas spirit. Traditional Italian struffoli are the perfect finale.