Where to dine on Christmas and New Year’s in Melbourne

CHRISTMAS DAY – FRIDAY, 25 DECEMBER
Arbory Afloat × Four Pillar Christmas Gin Feast

Teaming up with all-time favourite Four Pillars Gin, Arbory Afloat is bringing guests a Christmas on the Yarra River like no other. With sittings from 11:30am to 9pm on Christmas Day, Arbory Afloat is dishing up the ultimate four-course Beach House feast with matched Four Pillars cocktails and flowing beer, cider, wine and even Champagne.

The popular Daybeds and Cabanas are also available to book, with packages available for 4–10 guests. 
Timings: From 11:30am for lunch and dinner. 3-hour sitting times apply. 
Price: $250 per adult, $105 for teens (13–17 years) and $45 for kids (12 and under)
Bookings: Via https://arboryafloat.com.au/

Arbory Bar & Eatery Gin Feast
Arbory is bringing the ultimate Christmas Gin Feast to Melbourne with a three-course banquet to celebrate the festive season. There will be Four Pillars cocktails, flowing beer, cider, wine and champagne available for lunch and dinner.
Timings: From 11:30am for lunch and dinner. 3-hour sitting times apply. 
Price: $196 per adult, $105 for teens (13–17 years) and $45 for kids (12 and under)
Bookings: Via https://arbory.com.au/
 
The Westin Melbourne
The Westin Melbourne is serving up a decadent à la carte lunch and dinner in its Allegro Restaurant with all the trimmings. Feast on a delicious selection of dishes designed to share with your loved ones, including kingfish ceviche with summer flowers, baked Murray cod in a salt crust and, of course, a traditional Christmas pudding with cognac crème anglaise just to name a few.
Timings: Lunch is available from 12:30pm to 3pm and dinner from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Price: $199 per adult and $89 per child (4–12 years)
Bookings: Via lobby.melbourne@westin.com or call 03 9635 2222

Chin Chin Melbourne Christmas Lunch
For the first time ever, CBD favourite Chin Chin is hosting an extra special Chin-mas Feed Me lunch feast to delight all the senses.
 
Unbuckle your belt and devour a delicious set menu, including dishes such as kingfish sashimi, coconut and fennel-glazed ham, roasted Hervey Bay scallops, green curry of king prawn, heirloom tomato salad and not one, but three sweet treats to finish with – a jelly mess, Christmas pudding and chocolate and coconut rumballs.
Timings: Lunch sittings at 11am and 2pm
Price: $175 per person
Bookings: Via https://www.chinchin.melbourne/whats-on/christmas-day/

A Kisumé Christmas
An unmissable experience for the festive season, Kisumé is opening the doors for the first time on Christmas Day to celebrate with an exclusive lunch seating. Enjoy an exceptional five-course chef’s menu from the masters at Kisumé with fresh seasonal dishes, including Stockyard Kiwami Wagyu Scotch Fillet; Duck with plum, beetroot, charred negi and buckwheat; and the Deluxe Feature Box with an assortment of sashimi and sushi and more. 
Timings: Lunch from 12pm
Price: $245 per person
Bookings: Via https://kisume.com.au/whats-on/christmas-day/

NEW YEAR’S EVE AND NEW YEAR’S DAY

Arbory Afloat Beach House Party
Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 on Melbourne’s largest floating bar & restaurant Arbory Afloat with its New Year’s Eve Beach House Party. Kicking off at 8pm, celebrate with unlimited drinks, tunes by Melbourne’s best DJs and entertainment until 12:30pm. The all-inclusive party package includes canapés and endless beer, cider, wine, Champagne and spirits. 

The popular Daybeds and Cabanas are also available to book, with packages available for 4–10 guests featuring a personal waitress and special packages available for groups.
Timings: 8:00pm to 12:30am
Price: $250 per person for the main deck and $300 for the upper pool deck. Daybed and Cabana bookings are separate.
Bookings: Via https://arboryafloat.com.au/event/new-years-eve-party-2021/
 
Arbory Bar & Eatery New Year’s Eve Party
Raise a glass to 2021 with dinner, flowing drinks, feel-good tunes and live entertainment at Arbory Bar & Eatery. With two sittings starting from 5pm–6pm and from 8:30pm–9:30pm, the all-inclusive package includes canapés, flowing beer, cider, wine, Champagne and house spirits.
Timings: First sitting starts from 5pm–6pm, second sitting starts at 8:30pm–9:30pm. 2½-hour sitting times apply. Second sitting strictly 18+.
Price: $195 per adult, $105 for teens (13–17 years) and $45 for kids (12 and under)
Bookings: Via https://arbory.com.au/event/new-years-eve-2020/

Johnny’s Green Room
Celebrate the New Year with unmatched views of Melbourne’s CBD on Carlton’s favourite rooftop bar, Johnny’s Green Room. With two dinner sittings, guests can enjoy a delicious four-course menu with an Aperol spritz on arrival to say cheers to 2021. There’ll be DJ’s all night and live entertainment too.
Timings: Two sittings starting from 5pm–6pm (2½-hour sitting time) and from 8pm–9:30pm (sitting until close)
Price: $130 per person
Bookings: Via https://johnnysgreenroom.com/

New Year’s Eve at Agostino
Ring in the New Year at Carlton’s Agostino with a four-course Italian feast and glass of Champagne on arrival. Say farewell to 2020 in the best of company with two sittings and delicious bites all night long.
Timings: First sitting bookings prior to 6:30pm are strictly 2½ hours. Second sitting bookings after 6:30pm are welcome until after midnight.
Price: $110 per person
Bookings: Via http://www.agostinowine.com/

New Year’s Eve at Bomba 
Bomba is throwing the ultimate fiesta to say adios to 2020 with a Spanish feast and matched drinks to show off the best that Victoria and Spain have to offer and live music for the late sitting too. Enjoy a four-course celebratory menu with a selection of cocktails, beer and wine too. Bookings are available for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Timings: From 5pm
Price: $190 per person including food and drinks for 2½ hours. $110 for food only.
Bookings: Via https://bombabar.com.au/
 
Chin Chin New Year’s Eve Street Feast on AC/DC Lane
Get ready to get down at Chin Chin on New Year’s Eve in AC/DC Lane. Count on the Chin Chin crew to deliver a flavour-packed feast with refreshing cocktails to match. Let them feed you so you can focus on having fun with the signature banquets to celebrate the New Year in true Melbourne fashion with an outdoor street party.
Timings: From 4:30pm
Price: $88 or $120 per person banquet menu (food only)
Bookings: Via https://www.chinchin.melbourne/whats-on/nye-at-chin-chin-2/
 
New Year’s Day Yum Cha at Chin Chin
Partying into the New Year? Chin Chin is bringing its Weekend Yum Cha back to Melbourne for one day only – New Year’s Day! Spend the first day of 2021 devouring Chin Chin’s delicious Yum Cha feast complete with dumplings and disco tunes on rotation from 11am to 4pm. Whether it’s a cure for a sore head or to kick-start the year in style, you can’t go wrong at Chin Chin. 
Timings: From 11am–4pm
Price: $69.50 per person 
Bookings: Via https://www.chinchin.melbourne/whats-on/yum-cha-at-chin-chin/

New Year’s Eve at Kisumé
Celebrate the end of the year in decadence at Kisumé with a heavenly five-course chef’s menu dinner to delight in the restaurant or for an extra special event around The Chef’s Table for an exceptional dining experience like no other to ring in the New Year. The team will also be serving Dom Perignon 2009 by the glass for $75 to make the occasion extra special. 
Timings: Dinner from 5pm. The Chef’s Table sittings at 6pm and 9pm.
Price: $165 per person for five-course dinner menu. The Chef’s Table 6pm sitting is $275 per person (food only) and 9pm sitting is $380 per person (food and drinks).
Bookings: Via https://kisume.com.au/book-now/

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Stokehouse
Stokehouse is hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience with a luxurious and relaxed evening to celebrate the New Year. Guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks, canapés and caviar, fresh oysters and more followed by a four-course set-menu dinner, accompanied by live entertainment throughout the night.
Timings: 7:30pm
Price: $350 per person including food, pre-dinner drinks and canapés
Bookings: Email nye2020@stokehouse.com.au

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