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Looking for somewhere to celebrate Christmas this year?

The festive season is creeping up on us once more, and for those of us who might not be able to visit family abroad, or who prefer to head out and let someone else deal with the fuss of preparing Christmas lunch, we’ve compiled a list of all the venues across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley, and Port Stephens that are open for Christmas Lunch and Dinner!


Apollo International
Enjoy a 6-course Christmas lunch with all of the traditional Christmas favourites, bottled house wines, Australian beer, soft drink, and juice included. 
Tickets: $164pp (adult)
To book: call (02) 4943 6733

Join the Criniti team on the 24th, 25th or 26th of December and party like an Italian with their banquet share-style menu with complimentary Chandon sparkling for everyone on the table. The team have put together a special 4-course sharing menu, combining your Criniti’s favourites and dishes inspired by a modern Australian Christmas spread.
Tickets: $89pp (adult)
More Info: click here

Honeysuckle Hotel
Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to the Honeysuckle Hotel team this Christmas. You’ll be promised a delicious set menu lunch if you promise to bring the Christmas cheer.
Tickets: $185pp (adult)
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Noah’s on the Beach
Enjoy a delicious festive lunch with spectacular views of Newcastle Beach at NOAH’s this Christmas Day!
Tickets: $179pp (adult)
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Novotel Newcastle Beach
Gather the family and enjoy Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and no hassle at Novotel. Enjoy a relaxed day in the Christmas themed Morrow function room with views looking towards Newcastle Harbour.
Tickets: $180pp (adult)
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Wallsend Diggers & Mezz Bar
Join the Wallsend Diggers team for Christmas Day Lunch in The Servery with live entertainment by Rox Piano Man.
Tickets: From $40pp (adult)
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Ironhorse Inn
The team at Ironhorse Inn has you sorted this Christmas Day for a delicious set menu lunch.
Tickets: $105pp (adult)
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Jewells Tavern
This Lake Macquarie favourite is helping you celebrate Christmas with a no-fuss Christmas Day lunch! Dust of those Santa hats and let the team bring you the best present of all – no cooking or cleaning!
Tickets: $105pp (adult)
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Mattara Hotel
Head on over to the Mattara Hotel in Charlestown and leave the cooking to them this Christmas Day. Dust off those Santa hats and enjoy a delicious set menu lunch.
Tickets: $115pp (adult)
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Sails Eatery at Belmont 16’s
Spend your Christmas lunch with stunning views, a delicious two-course meal, and best of all, you can leave the cleaning up to the 16’s staff!
Tickets: $59pp (adult)
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Circa 1876
Enjoy an exquisite Christmas 5 Course Degustation in the historical multi-award-winning CIRCA 1876 Restaurant. Indulge in a sumptuous Christmas feast using the freshest local ingredients complete with the traditional Christmas decorations, and bonbons.
Tickets: $249pp (adult)
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Voco Kirkton Park
Revel in the Hunter Valley this Christmas with a festive four-course degustation at Voco Kirkton Park. Complete with all the classic Christmas favourites, this will be one Christmas dining experience to remember.
Tickets: $99pp (adult)
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Escape to Atmos this Christmas and enjoy a Greek Christmas banquet. Combining some of the best items on the Atmos menu with some Christmas classics. Think fresh seafood, lamb shoulder, delicious Greek salad, and more, plus enjoy a three-hour beverage package.
Tickets: $180pp (adult)
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Shoal Bay Country Club
Enjoy a Christmas Seafood banquet with the team at Shoal Bay Country Club. Start with the delicious fresh seafood platter, before moving onto mains, sides, dessert, all whilst enjoying a three-hour beverage package.
Tickets: $165pp (adult)
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The Anchorage
Lap up the luxury at The Anchorage’s Christmas Luxe Lunch in The Pier; their spectacular seaside dining room. Be treated to a superb four-course plated Christmas menu and enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival.
Tickets: $179pp (adult)
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