Nothing erodes the festive spirit quicker than slaving over the stove for days on end – save the stress (and your relationships with loved ones) and outsource your 2023 Christmas lunch to the pros. Here’s where in Perth is open on Christmas Day for lunch this year:
Samuels on Mill
Grab the gang and take the hassle out of Christmas lunch with a four course feast from Chef Chad Miskiewicz in the stylish surrounds of Samuels on Mill. Manchego cheese croquettes, sous vide cod, spiced roasted aubergine, turkey with prosciutto… Paired with free flowing beverage packages, this is a stunning way to celebrate with loved ones. Book here!
Welcome the tail end of the year with Christmas lunch at one of Perth’s most luxe restaurants. Indulge in five set courses of meticulously prepared West Australian produce curated by Executive Chef Kim Brennan and sweeping views of the Swan River and CBD. Luxe! Head to the State Buildings website to check out the menu and book your table.
While lunch spots have already been snapped up at Petition, at the time of writing there are still a few Christmas dinner spots up for grabs! The lively kitchen will be serving up a three course share-style meal of modern Australian classics. Book your table here.
Already rocking a pretty special Christmas in July feast, the Guildford Hotel are firing up the smokers on December 25 for a classic Christmas Day cook up with two sessions to choose from (12pm and 4pm). Enjoy a shared platter of their best festive smoked meats, sides and desserts, washed down with two hours of free-flowing house wines, bubbles and beers.
Nestled in the heart of Kings Park, Fraser’s is a classic choice when it comes to your Crimbo dining. Also open for breakfast and dinner, their premium lunch buffet includes an oyster station and cold bar, Christmas turkey, carvery and more. Book your spot here.
The Raffles Hotel
For this year’s festive season, Raffles are serving up an indulgent three course feast packed with plenty of favourites! Take your pick from tempting dishes like lamb roast with date and orange stuffing, pan seared market fish or creamy chicken bake, plus sides and desserts including lemon roasted potatoes and tiramisu. Check out the full menu (including vegan options!) and book your table here.
Taste the timeless flavours of an Italian Christmas at Santini this year! The decadent spread includes mouth-watering favourites like wood-roasted turkey, butter poached lobster and Goldband snapper plus treats like classic Christmas pud with marsala custard and Amarena cherries. Book here!
Venturing south for the festive season? Ditch the home baked ham this Christmas and delve into the flavours of the Middle East at brand new eatery Inara. Opening back in November, they’ll be serving a set menu of Levantine dishes including house-made pita with za’atar smoked olive oil, wood-roasted Abrolhos scallops, whipped Persian feta with sweet candied peach and much more!
Spend your Christmas Day overlooking the Swan River at Sweetwater Rooftop while they serve up a succulent seafood banquet, with two sessions to choose from – 12pm or 1.30pm. Along with the banquet you’ll also enjoy two hours of free-flowing wines, bubbles and beer.
Perched on the banks of Elizabeth Quay, Hearth’s Christmas lunch offering may have already booked out but they’ve still got spots left for their rather bougie dinner – think Shark Bay scallops with finger lime, dry aged Wagin duck, Margaret River wagyu short rib and more! Check out the full menu and book here.
Take your Christmas lunch to a whole new level (pardon the pun) by dining amongst the clouds at Perth’s only revolving restaurant! C Restaurant will be serving up a three course lunch with truly unbeatable views! Book your table here.
Keep things central in the CBD this Christmas with a family-style meal at The Globe. Along with an array of delicious menu items to choose from over three courses, you’ll also enjoy two hours of free-flowing house wines, beer and soft drinks, with two sittings to choose from: 12pm or 3pm.
Getting a booking at Crown for Christmas Day is no mean feat – but if you’re lucky, by the time you read this, Crown’s Italian eatery Modo Mio will still have spots available for their four festive courses of fun! Book here.
The Bassendean Hotel
The Basso is a classic pub, and rather fittingly they’re putting on a banger classic Christmas feast! We’re talkin’ honey glazed ham, roast turkey, maple glazed pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, cranberry sauce… We’re hungry just thinking about it. Check out the menu and book your lunch here!
Scarborough Beach Bar
Name a better duo than an Aussie Christmas and a dip at the beach? Make your Christmas dip all the more sweet by following it up with lunch at Scarborough Beach Bar, who are serving up a menu that rather perfectly combines refreshing summer faves with traditional Christmas delights – think chilli mango prawn salad, a classic roast turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pud or a summer pav! Book your spot here.
The National Hotel
In the heart of Freo, the historic National Hotel is putting on a bang-up Christmas offering, with a four-course festive lunch plus three hour bevvy package to make sure your Chrissy Day is as easy as pie – complete with seafood platter to start, carved Christmas meat platter to share with heaps of sides, and a dessert platter with all your faves. Spots are filling up quick – book here.
Songbird Bar (Ritz-Carlton)
If you’re looking for a truly special Christmas Day lunch, Songbird Bar in the luxurious surrounds of the Ritz-Carlton is serving up a quintessentially Australian dining experience of fresh seafood with spectacular views of Elizabeth Quay. You’ll enjoy the likes of Western Australian rock lobster, king prawns, mussels, scallops, octopus and Akoya oysters, best washed down with a drinks package that includes a cocktail on arrival. Find out more and book ahead here.
Victoria Park Hotel
One of Perth’s best family-friendly pubs, bring the whole family down to the Vic Park Hotel for a huge Christmas Day feed including three courses of festive grazing plates and two hours of drinks. Then sit back and relax/digest while the kids blow off some steam on the playground.
The Galway Hooker
And if you want to blend good old fashioned tradition with a day at the beach, the Galway Hooker can’t be beat! Dive into a selection of traditional faves, with the sparkling waters of Scarborough Beach just moments away. Book here!
Gioia on the River
Sit back, relax and let the folks at Gioia take the reins this Christmas! They’ll have an array of Italian favourites on offer for feasting while you soak up the riverfront vibes with friends and family. Book your table here!
Hyatt Regency Perth
Head to the Hyatt this Christmas! The hotel’s ballroom buffet is always a sell-out, with an epic selection that includes decadent mountains of seafood, charcuterie, carvery, salads, sweets and more. Make sure to book here!
Rock around the Christmas tree with The Pen on December 25 and leave the hard stuff to them as they serve up a shared seafood-inspired entrée, seasonal Christmas Roast and festive sweets to finish. All bookings come with a two-hour beverage package, with two sittings available (12pm and 3pm).
Keep things local and bring the gang down to the Bentley Hotel for a classic Christmas feats, featuring a 3-course lunch and two hour beverage package. We’re talking classic prawn cocktails for entree and Christmas Roast with ham, turkey and all the trimmings for mains across two sittings: 12pm and 3pm.
Keep things casual with Christmas at Cobblers down in Falcon, where you and fam will indulge in a chef selection shared entrée, traditional roast and a sweet finisher, all with two hours of drinks of course!
Cover image credit: Santini