Melbourne pubs and restaurants that are open for visits this Christmas

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Forget Christmas at your place – who needs the cleaning up?!

This Christmas in Melbourne, it’s all about pubs and taking those you love on a gastronomic journey around the city at a range of the city’s finest that are open for all sorts this festive season.

We’ve gathered some of the details for you…

Garden State Hotel

Garden State Hotel Melbourne

101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Tippy-Tay is putting an Italian spin on all the Christmas classics with a delicious Italian Christmas Feast. Enjoy your lunch in the perfect Italian setting at Garden State’s Tippy-Tay that includes a four course banquet menu, inclusive of 3-hour beverage package. Adults priced at $185pp, bambinos $75pp, from 12pm-3pm. Book here

Middle Park Hotel

Middle Park Hotel

102 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park

Enjoy a relaxing festive lunch near the bay at Middle Park Hotel with the family because you can. You’ll enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival and a mouth-watering three-course lunch in the refined surrounds of the Middle Park Hotel. Adults priced at $140pp and kids are $45pp and there are two seatings available; 11:00am & 2.30pm. Book here

The Local Port Melbourne

The Local Port Melbourne

22-24 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Enjoy all the Christmas classics at this Port Melbourne favourite, right in the heart of the city’s elite inner south. You’ll enjoy three courses with all of the favourite Christmas classics. Adults priced at $115pp and kids under 12 are $35pp. Book here

The Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington Melbourne pub

146 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Think a share-style festive feast in the heart of the city at The Duke of Wellington. They’re offering a decadent 3-course sharing menu priced at $140pp for adults and $40pp for kids (12 & under for a 2-course menu). Two-hour sittings are available at 11am & 2pm. Book here

The Crafty Squire

The Crafty Squire

127 Russell St, Melbourne

Complete with a lively festive lunch at this popular bar and microbrewery you’ll be spoilt for choice with a 3-course share style feast, filled with all the festive favourites. Priced at $125pp for adults including a drink on arrival and $40pp for kids (12 & under). Two-hour sittings are available at 11am & 2pm. Book here

The Auburn Hotel

The Auburn Hotel

85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

Straight in with a three course Christmas feast set menu, with vegan menu also available. Guests priced at $145pp for adults and $45pp for kids under 12 with four booking times available, the first at 11:30am and the final booking time is 1pm. Book here

The Hawthorn Hotel

The Hawthorn Hotel

481 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Celebrate family, friends and everything in between at this Hawthorn favourite. They’re putting on a delicious 3-course lunch, which includes a drink on arrival. Guests priced at $120pp for adults and $40pp for kids. Two sittings available: 11am – 1:30pm and 2:30pm – 5pm and vegan options available. Book here

Prince Alfred Hotel

Prince Alfred Hotel

619 Church Street, Richmond

There will be festive cheer aplenty at the iconic Prince Alfred Hotel with a three course family sharing style menu and glass of bubbles on arrival (plus kid’s dessert). Guests are priced at $100pp for adults and $50pp for kids. Two sittings available – 11am and 3pm. Book here

Station Hotel Footscray

Station Hotel Footscray

59 Napier Street, Footscray

Have yourself a very merry Christmas at Station Hotel Footscray and get a three course sharing menu of Christmas classics. Guests are priced at $150pp for adults and $45pp for kids. There are two sittings available – 11am and 2:30pm and both run for 2.5 hours. Book here


Maha food table

Choose from a decadent lunch at Maha Restaurant that has been specially crafted by its chefs which captures the essence of all your favourite Christmas flavours alongside Maha’s unique style. For $250 per head start with Meze of almond tarator, house-made za’atar and fennel seed lavosh, king prawns and grilled octopus with harissa, Tunisian Brik cigar and poached zucchini flowers with a scallop mousse. Book here

W Hotel Melbourne

Lollo Christmas Day Lunch

W dining room bar

Celebrate the holiday season at Lollo, with a curated six-course menu by Chef Adam D’Sylva, and a free-flowing Cocktail Station, filled with unique cocktails, spritz, seltzers, beer and wine. Indulge in dishes like Buffalo ricotta gnudi with spiced spinach sauce and pine nut, and festive classics like Turkey roulade with pancetta, grape and cranberry jus. Book here