With the festive season in full swing and Christmas Day fast approaching, we have never been more excited about coming together and celebrating with our family and friends. To help you to take the time to stop, relax, and enjoy Christmas day here is our ‘top picks’ for 2020 Christmas Day dining and private dining.
* Reservations are essentials and capacities are subject to change due to restriction levels
Pilu at Freshwater
Moore Road, Freshwater
Pilu at Freshwater is renowned for its authentic, contemporary regional Italian cuisine, its accomplished service, and its stellar wine list. With a variety of spaces set to accommodate your group Pilu is stunning example of a space that has become integral to the way of life of the many Sydneysiders.
4-course lunch $290 per adult, children’s menu $90 per child
Private Dining options: Pilu Pavillion up to 30 guests | Balcony Room up to 10 guests | Garden Room up to 16 guests
O Bar & Dining
Level 47 Australia Square, 264 George Street
Stunning views meet their match in flawless food and service.
5 course Lunch or Dinner $225 per adult, 3 course children’s Lunch or Dinner $100 per child (12 & under)
Private Dining option: Salon Prive up to 20 guests
The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road
The Botanic Restaurant and Gardens Cafe is a remarkable venue hidden in the center of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Immersed in a tropical rainforest, it boasts an intimate dining setting and wide verandas, allowing visitors to delight in the splendour of the gardens.
Chef, restaurateur, TV presenter & former Master Chef judge Luke Nguyen brings over twenty years’ experience to his role as ambassador chef of Botanic House.
Shared menu $160 per adult, children’s menu $55 per child
Private Dining options: Exclusive up to 100 guests | Farm Cove Eatery up to 50 seated
Atelier by Sofitel
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Drive
A French-inspired grill offering the freshest locally-sourced produce from across Sydney and Australia. In French, an Atelier is “an artist’s workshop or studio”. A place where creativity is king, where inspiration flows, ideas are born and fresh ingredients are transformed.
4 course Dinner $119 per adult, children’s menu $79 per child
Private Dining option: up to 50 seated
Black Bar & Grill
Harbourside, The Star Level G/ 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Chef Dany Karam and his team have conjured an exquisite menu with dishes that’ll tantalise all your tastebuds. Along with an array of dry-aged meats, succulent seafood and classic Chocolate sphere, there’s an encyclopaedic wine list with unique, old and rare bottles waiting to be discovered.
3 course menu $190 per adult, 3 course children’s menu $55 per child
Private Dining Room up to 24 guests seated | Semi Private Dining Room up to 14 guests seated
The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Putting taste ahead of technique with minimal waste and maximum flavour. Delicately prepared with a tempered hand with a level of service that’s simply second to none, Flying Fish will take your love of seafood to new heights.
3 course menu $195 per adult, 2 course children’s menu $30 per child
Private Dining options: Private Dining room up to 40 guests seated | Semi Private Dining Room up to 9 guests seated
The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
The finest locally sourced produce are used to create an imaginative menu of sashimi, tempura and melt-in-the-mouth meats cooked over the robata grill. With its own fusion of uber-cool ambience and eclectic energy, Sokyo is an experience unlike any other.
Sharing menu $150 per adult, children’s bento box menu $55 per child
Private Dining room up to 50 guests seated | Semi-Private Dining Room up to 20 guests seated
Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
Otto is a modern Italian cuisine that reinvents the flavours of Italy in stylish new forms. The ristorante is dressed stylishly in white to take best advantage of its coveted waterfront location.
4 course menu $395 per adult, children’s menu $120 per child
Private Dining: The Terrazzo up to 14 guests seated | The Mezzanino up to 18 guests seated | The Rosso up to 17 guests seated | The Wool Lift up to 10 guests seated | Piccolo Terrazzo up to 14 guests seated inside and 28 guests seated outside | Grande Terrazzo up to 70 guests seated outside and 14 guests seated inside
8 – 13 South Steyne
Manly Wine is an all-day cafe, restaurant and wine bar with a relaxed beach vibe. What better place to enjoy Christmas Day than beachside with your family and loved ones.
3 course shared lunch menu $120 per adult, children’s lunch menu $50 per child.
Private Dining: Beach Bar up to 30 guests seated indoors and 70 guests outdoor | Waterside Suites up to 80 guests seated | Terrace Suites up to 30 guests seated indoors and 80 guests outside | Southside up to 30 guests seated indoor and 45 guests seated outside | Semi Private Lounge Area up to 25 guests seated indoor and 30 guests seated outside
Level 2, Hilton 488 George Street, Sydney | P: 9265 6068
Combining unique culinary creations, exquisite décor and superior service, glass brasserie provides a truly definitive dining experience in the heart of Sydney.
Enjoy a 3-course brunch, sharing style $125 per person from 9.30 am – 12 pm
4-course tasting lunch menu $195 per adult, 3-course Children’s choice menu $55 per child
Private Dining: Wine Bar up to 34 guests seated | Chef’s Table up to 8 guests seated | Semi-Private Jimmy Chu Table up to 14 guests seated
The Park Hyatt Sydney, The Dining Room
Park Hyatt, 7 Hickson Road, Sydney
A picturesque dining destination that is reminiscent of an elegant harbourside home. No matter where you are seated, you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and harbour. Here you will discover premium Australian produce, local wines and craft beers, and that renowned Park Hyatt service.
Lunch: 4-course set menu lunch with a glass of Champagne $320 per adult and 4 course Children’s set menu $160 per child
Dinner: 4 course set menu dinner with a glass of Champagne $220 per adult and 4 course Children’s set menu $110 per child
Private Dining: The Study up to 10 guests seated | Semi-private dining up to 10 guests seated
65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
Nestled in Sydney’s picturesque Woollahra, Chiswick Restaurant with its charming interior, glass-panelled French doors wtih views and working kitchen garden. Menus designed by owner Matt Moran and head chef Tom Haynes. With many ingredients grown outside the window in the garden, the menu is focused to the seasons, the selection is elegant simplicity and perfect for sharing.
Christmas snacking menu $9 – $20 per snack item
Christmas Collective menu $110 per adult for groups of 4 or more
Many of our families are thinking about doing Christmas Day dining differently this year and dining out seems to be on the top of their list. If you need help to booking your Christmas Day dining experience for your family, speak to our Lifestyle Team.
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