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Restaurants Open Christmas Day

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November 2009

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.

Barolo Restaurant
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 

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

Church Bay Rd Waiheke Island Auckland

Mudbrick Winery and Restaurant is a beautiful restaurant on Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes from the central city in Auckland. Relax and enjoy a lunch, dinner or wine tasting in our beautiful vineyard by the sea.

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Valentines Henderson

111-115 Lincoln Rd Henderson Auckland

Every year, nearly one million Kiwis enjoy the great food and service at Valentines. New Zealand’s Favourite Buffet Restaurant offers an amazing all you can eat buffet with over 100 mouth-watering dishes to choose from. With all your favourites plus a wide selection of diverse ethnic food from...

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Valentines Licensed Buffet Restaurants

290 Dominion Rd Mt Eden Auckland

Situated 15 minutes from Auckland City Valentines Mt Eden consist of all your favourite Valentines selections in this large New Generation restaurant. We cater for any occasion whether it is relaxed dining, special occasions, birthdays, weddings, work functions etc. With seating for 250 guests and...

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Hilton Hotel, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay St Auckland Central Auckland

*FINALIST 2010 METRO MAGAZINE AUCKLAND'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS* Surrounded by water and overlooking the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, we are in one of Auckland’s most stunning locations. Offering fine dining in a luxurious atmosphere, White Restaurant at the Hilton is a dining...

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83 Symonds St Auckland Central Auckland

Formally known as SBF Brasserie. This is no ordinary buffet. Fine dining from breakfast to dinner. At Eight, browse the cuisine on offer and select a cut of the finest meat available, cooked to your taste at the grill or explore the exotic flavours from the asian and indian cuisine...

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Annabelles Restaurant

409-411 Tamaki Dve St Heliers Auckland

Annabelles Restaurant on Tamaki Drive sits right on the waterfront of Waitemata Harbour. We have great meals including beef and lamb but pride ourselves on our seafood range from Bluff Oysters to fresh crayfish. You can see lots of delicious sea creatures all on your plate. We seat over 70 people...

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Fortuna Buffet Restaurant

SKYCITY, Cnr Victoria & Federal Sts Auckland City Auckland

Buffet restaurant in the heart of Sky City.

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Dine by Peter Gordon

SKYCITY, 90 Federal Street, AKCity Auckland


Dine by Peter Gordon is a fine dining award-winning restaurant offering a unique blend of Asian, Pacific and traditional European cuisine.

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58 Waipuna Road Mt Wellington

For fantastic food for your Auckland conference, family lunch, corporate event or Christmas party, Wellington's Restaurant & Bar offers relaxed dining for up to 150 people. In addition to our Auckland hotel accommodation options, and overlooking Auckland's picturesque Panmure Basin...

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