Restaurants Open Christmas Day
Book ahead now
If you can’t face cooking a big meal this year, or you're simply not keen on the hustle and bustle that is associated with Christmas Day, then why not relax and dine out instead. We’re spreading the Christmas cheer and have put together a handy selection to help make your decision.
For a unique dining experience, book a table at Barolo this Christmas Day. With lunch from 12noon - 3pm and dinner from 6.30pm - 10pm, you can feast on a delicious Italian inspired menu including Turkey and prosciutto roll with cranberry jelly. Priced at $130 per person. Bookings essential.
Dine by Peter Gordan
Celebrate Christmas 2010 at Peter Gordan’s Dine and you know you’ll be eating one of the best meals in Auckland. A glorious six course menu is on offer from 12noon-2.30pm. But hurry, tables book up fast!
The Hilton's outstanding restaurant White is open forbreakfast, lunch and dinner this Christmas Day so you can dine in style overlooking Auckland’s beautiful harbour. The restaurant will be open for breakfast from 6.30-10.30am, Lunch is available from 12.30-3pm and dinner will be served from 6pm-9.30pm. Bookings are essential.
Waiheke’s Mudbrick Vineyard is open for both lunch and dinner on Christmas Day 2010. Guests will be seated for lunch at 12.30, with dinner being served at 6.30pm. We recommend phoning ahead to avoid disappointment.
Wellington’s Christmas Day lunch buffet at The Waipuna Lodge in Mt Wellington is so popular it booked up super fast last year, so make sure you don't miss out again this year and call for a booking now. There may even be a visit from Santa to entertain the kids.
Gather your loved ones and treat them to a buffet meal at Sky City’s Fortuna restaurant this Christmas Day. Included in the buffet is Christmas turkey, champagne ham, steamed Christmas pudding and the kiwi classic pavlova. Bookings are essential for both Christmas lunch and dinner.
The brasserie at Kermadec will be offering a tempting seafood based menu this Christmas Day. With gorgeous views, it's the perfect place to wine and dine in the summer sun. Bookings recommended as soon as possible.
Dine within the stunning St Heliers overlooking the bay at the lovely Annabelles. Their Christmas Day 2010 lunch menu runs from 11am-4pm and the menu will shortly be available on their website. Bookings essential.
SBF Brasserie at The Langham
The Langham’s SBF Brasserie has plenty of choices for you and your extended family this Christmas, with a Buffet Breakfast from 6.30-11am, lunch from 12noon-3.30pm and Dinner from 5.30-11.30pm or 8.30-10.30pm. Book now.
If you have a large family a buffet meal is often the best way forward and provides an easy option to satisfy everyone's tastes and needs. The popular Valentines chains are all around Auckland and have plenty of options to choose from. Please phone ahead to book a table so that you are guaranteed to enjoy your Christmas meal.
Editorial by Katherine Robinson