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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
Take the stress out of preparing lunch so you can sit back, relax and enjoy time with your loved ones this Christmas Day. Enjoy a 6-course Christmas lunch with all of the traditional favourites in the relaxed setting of Apollo International.
Tickets: $175pp (adult)

Party like an Italian at Criniti’s on Christmas Day, with their banquet share-style menu with complimentary sparkling for everyone on the table. The team have put together a special banquet-style sharing menu, combining your Criniti’s favourites and dishes inspired by a modern Australian Christmas spread.
Tickets: $99pp

Honeysuckle Hotel
Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to the Honeysuckle Hotel team this Christmas. You can expect a delicious buffet lunch, so dust off your Santa hat and join in on the Christmas cheer!
Tickets: $175pp (adult)

Noahs on the Beach
Enjoy sparkling wine upon arrival, a delicious festive four-course lunch, along with spectacular views of Newcastle Beach at Noahs this Christmas Day!

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

Peibri Place
Make your holiday season extra special with Peibri Place's first Christmas Lunch. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Wickham Harbour, and an exceptional buffet menu prepared by Arthouse Catering. Seafood plates and a cocktail menu are available at an additional cost.
Tickets: $125pp (adult) | $55 (children 0-12 years) | $80 cold seafood plate for 2 

Roundhouse Restaurant at Crystalbrook Kingsley 
If all you want from Santa this year is a luxurious seafood lunch, a festive roast with all the trimmings, and someone to keep your glass topped up (and to do the dishes), then Roundhouse is here to grant your Christmas wish. 
Tickets: $249pp (adult) | $169pp (teens) | $99pp (children 0-12 years)

QT Christmas at Home
Curated by Jana’s Executive Chef, Shayne Mansfield, from QT Newcastle, bring QT home for Christmas. Delight your nearest and dearest with a QT-curated feast.


Ironhorse Inn
Ironhorse Inn has you sorted this Christmas Day for a delicious set menu lunch. Let the team give you the best present of all - no cooking or cleaning!
Tickets: $115pp (adult)

Jewells Tavern
This Lake Macquarie favourite is helping you celebrate Christmas with a no-fuss Christmas Day lunch. Dust off those Santa hats and enjoy some Christmas festivities at your local.
Tickets: $115pp (adult)

Mattara Hotel
Head on over to the Mattara Hotel in Charlestown to enjoy a delicious set menu lunch and leave the cooking to them this Christmas Day.
Tickets: $125pp (adult)

Sails Eatery at Belmont 16’s
Take your pick between a classic two-course Christmas Day lunch or a decadent feast at Sails Eatery this Christmas day. Spend your Christmas lunch with stunning views and leave the cleaning up to the 16’s staff!
Tickets: $67pp (adult)


Chateau Elan
Make Christmas Day unforgettable this year with a festive buffet lunch at Château Élan. Enjoy a delicious feast that will tantalize your taste buds, whilst the staff will take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones!
Tickets: $189pp (adult) | $75pp (children 5-12 years) | free (children under 5)

Circa 1876
Enjoy an exquisite Christmas lunch in the historical multi-award-winning Circa 1876 Restaurant. Indulge in a scrumptious Christmas feast using the freshest local ingredients complete with traditional Christmas decorations, and bonbons.

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley
This year, Rydges is going all out – expect a huge feast of all your Christmas favourites, a three-hour beverage package, live music, and even a visit from Santa.
Tickets: $289pp (adult) | $149pp (child)

Voco Kirkton Park
Join the team at Voco Kirkton Park for a very Hunter Valley Christmas lunch. Indulge in a seafood platter delivered to your table upon arrival, all the trimmings of a sumptuous festive banquet, and a three-hour beverage package.
Tickets: $199pp (adult)


Escape to Atmos this Christmas and enjoy a Greek Christmas feast and a three-hour beverage package while overlooking the stunning shores of Shoal Bay. The team have combined some of the best items on the Atmos menu with some Christmas classics to bring you a menu you won’t experience any other time, you’ll feel like you’re celebrating Christmas on the Greek islands!
Tickets: $190pp (adult)

Shoal Bay Country Club
Enjoy Christmas Day the Bay way - sunshine, water views, good company and no worries in the world. Most importantly, spending Christmas at Shoal Bay Country Club means the team will do the cooking and cleaning, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Tickets: $190pp (adult)

The Anchorage
Delight in a sumptuous spread of festive flavours, where holiday traditions meet coastal elegance at the Anchorage this Christmas Day.  Enjoy a buffet or four-course plated menu and savour the joy of Christmas at this waterfront haven.
Tickets: $209pp (adult)

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