A Complete Guide to Christmas Day Dining in Adelaide 2022

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Want to know which restaurants open Christmas Day in Adelaide? Then you’re in the right place. We’ve hunted around and put together a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day to suit all palates and all budgets.

Celebrating Christmas in Adelaide starts in mid November, with a range of Christmas events and of course gorgeous Christmas markets. Then, at the end of the month, we often enjoy a great Christmas meal with our family and friends. So, whether you’re looking for Christmas breakfast or a casual bite, or want someone to do the heavy lifting and host Christmas lunch in Adelaide, we’ve found a variety of options to meet your culinary needs.

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Dressing up for the occasion? Find a gorgeous Christmas Day dress and Christmas shirt to wear out to your meal.

Restaurants open Christmas Eve for dinner

Do you traditionally celebrate on Christmas Eve? Perhaps you just want to start celebrating early. Whatever your reason, these restaurants open Christmas Eve in Adelaide with festive feasts to tantalise your taste buds.

Avenues Café and Bar | Stepney

TBC for 2022: Get an early start on Christmas celebrations with Avenues’ Christmas Eve celebrations. Rather than a set menu, Avenues is offering à la carte dining where you can choose from something as simple as tapas through to pub food and restaurant-style meals. Dinner is on from 6-8pm, and if you get there early you can take advantage of their Christmas Eve happy hour from 5pm.

For more information or to reserve a table visit the Avenues website or phone (08) 8362 3500.

Stamford Plaza | Adelaide | 2022

Feast on a Christmas Eve dinner with all the festive trimmings in the opulent Crystal Room, overlooking North Terrace. Adults will receive a glass of sparkling on arrival.

Adults – $159 | Teens (13 – 19 years old) $99 |Children (5 – 12 years old) $69 | Under 5 years old free

For more information visit the website or phone (08) 8461 1111.

Restaurants open for Christmas breakfast

If you can’t be bothered cooking and cleaning with a big day ahead, or perhaps would rather start the day with a big meal instead of Christmas lunch, then you’ll be looking for Christmas breakfast options. These restaurants open Christmas Day for breakfast in Adelaide.

Stamford Grand Hotel | Glenelg Beach | 2022

Start Christmas Day the right with a Christmas buffet breakfast overlooking Glenelg Beach. Select from an array Christmas inspired breakfast food as The Promenade’s famous breakfast buffet. There are two sittings: 6:30am-8am or 9am-11am.

Sitting 1: Adults – $45 | Teens (13-17 years) – $29 | Children (6-12 years) – $19 | 5 and under – $9

Sitting 2: Adults – $75 | Teens (13-17 years) – $39 | Children (6-12 years) – $25 | 5 and under – $10

Visit the Stamford Grand website to find out more.

Best Christmas Day lunch Adelaide has on offer

When it comes to Christmas lunch Adelaide is spoilt for choice. From pubs to historic buildings and everything in between, there are plenty of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Adelaide. There are set menus, buffets, and amazing feasts, and a lot of restaurants offer children’s menus and vegan or vegetarian alternatives. Here are some of our favourite Adelaide restaurants open Christmas Day.

Adelaide Zoo | Adelaide

TBC for 2022: Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds and sights of the Adelaide Zoo residents. It’s a three-course lunch and it includes seafood, roasts and delicious desserts. It starts at 12pm and adults will get a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Adults – $145 | Children (under 12) – $50

Find out more here.

Aldgate Pump Hotel | Aldgate

TBC for 2022: Enjoy a festive 3-course meal at the Aldgate Pump Hotel, with a lovely twist on Christmas favourites. The menu includes:

  • Shared Entrées of Prawns, Natural Oysters, Shaved Ham and Smoked Duck Breast, or Pickles, Cornichons, Duck Liver Pate, Beetroot dip and Camembert, or Prawn Empanadas, Grilled Pork Skewers and Potato and Salmon Croquettes
  • Mains of slow cooked porterhouse, turkey and prosciutto roulade or Atlantic salmon with delicious sides
  • Shared Desserts of Mini Lemon Meringue pie, Christmas pudding and Brandy custard and more!

Tickets – $100 pp

To book or for more information visit the website or phone (08) 8339 2015.

Ayers House | CBD | 2022

Enjoy Christmas lunch in the beautiful surrounds of historic Ayers House. You can choose from four exquisite settings: The Conservatory, The Ballroom and The Library, or Henry’s Table. The 4-course meal includes a 3.5-hour premium drinks package. Children under 12 can choose from the main menu or a special children’s menu. The lunch features:

  • House-made bread with Paris Creek organic butter and stracciatella cheese to start
  • Individual seafood tasting plate with blue swimmer crab, classic prawn cocktail, smoked salmon mousse and panko crumbed and fried whiting
  • Mains of traditional roast turkey, grilled Port Lincoln kingfish fillet and char-grilled beef fillet
  • An individual dessert tasting plate with Christmas pudding and brandy anglaise, passionfruit and coconut sorbet, and 72% Ecuadorian choc mousse
  • Premium drinks with Petaluma Croser NV sparkling and a variety of South Australian white and red wines, bottled beers, soft drink and juice
  • Alternative children’s menu featuring house-made crumbed chicken strips with chips and salad greens, and chocolate and vanilla ice-cream with a chocolate freddo and chocolate biscuits

Adults – $220 | Children (up to 12 years) – $70

To make your booking go to Ayers House website or phone (08) 8224 0666.

Esplanade Hotel | Brighton | 2022

Enjoy a 3-course lunch at the Esplanade Hotel either at 11am or 1.30pm Christmas Day. The menu includes an array of seafood, hot and cold meats as well as delicious desserts. There is also a separate kids menu for the little ones.

Adults – $110 | Children (4 – 12 years old) $35 mini set menu or $20 for nuggets & ice cream

Find out more here.

InterContinental | Adelaide

TBC for 2022: Enjoy Christmas at InterContinental Adelaide with dining events at 3 venues Riverside Restaurant, Shiki, and the Ballroom.

At the Riverside Restaurant and the Ballroom enjoy an extensive menu of Christmas favourites and a three-hour beverage package with Christmas Lunch. The food ranges from seafood, cold and hot meat, salads, accompaniments and desserts. Doors open to the ballroom at 12pm and 12.30pm for Riverside.

Spend Christmas Day at Shiki with either the Classic or Premium teppanyaki-style menus. Delight in the vibrant sounds of live violin, and indulge in our chef’s selection menus and beverages. The menus include an array of seafood, meats and desserts. The lunch begins at 1pm.

Ballroom: Adults – $289.98 | Children (6 – 17 years) – $103.36 | Children (under 5) – $30.66

Riverside Restaurant: Adults – $289.98 | Children (6 – 17 years) – $103.36 | Children (under 5) – $30.66

Shiki (classic menu): Adults – $310.53 | Children (6 – 17 years) – $103.36 | Children (under 5) – $30.66

Shiki (premium menu): Aduts – $599 | Children (6 – 17 years) – $103.36 | Children (under 5) – $30.66

Find out more on the InterContinental website

La Boca | CBD | 2022

For something a little different this Christmas, why not indulge in a traditional Argentinian Christmas lunch. You can tuck into a wonderful array of delicious dishes served on platters to your table. Vegetarian platters are available on request. The main menu includes:

  • Seafood plater (including fresh oysters, prawns and smoked salmon)
  • Beef, Lamb, Pork and Chicken Asado
  • House-made grilled sausages and black puddings
  • Selection of San Jose Continental Meats, cheeses and small goods
  • Home-made Empanadas
  • Range of vegetables and salads
  • Traditional corn and pumpkin cake
  • Argentinean desserts

Adults – $119 | Teens (13-17 years) – $99 | Children (5 – 12 years) – $69 | Children under 5 years free

Visit the website for more information and to book, or phone (08) 8461 0394.

Lakes Resort Hotel | West Lakes | 2022

You’re spoilt for choice at Lakes Resort Hotel with celebrations in Restaurant Crusoe at midday, and in the Lakefront Banquet Room and Function Centre with sittings at 11.30am and 12.30pm. The 3-course menus include a 3-hour drinks package, including unlimited soft drink or juice. For children under 12 there’s a kids menu, a visit from Santa, and free face painting for the kids at the Restaurant Crusoe feast. The main menu in both venues includes:

  • Individual entrée grazing plate
  • Individual main course grazing plate
  • Desserts for the table in Restaurant Crusoe, and individual dessert grazing plate in the banquet room
  • Coffee, tea and chocolates
  • 3-hour premium beverage package at Restaurant Crusoe, and 3-hour all inclusive drinks package in the banquet room

Restaurant Crusoe: Adults – $160 | Teens (12-17 years) – $94 | Children (3-11 years) – $38 | Children (under 3 years) – Free

Banquet room: Adults – $145 | Teens (12-17 years) – $72 | Children (3-11 years) – $34 | Children (under 3 years) – Free

For more information or to make a booking visit the website or phone (08) 8356 4444.

Largs Pier Hotel |Largs Bay

TBC for 2022: Spend a fabulous day with family and friends at Largs Pier Hotel’s Christmas feast. There’s a 4-course set menu with delightful dishes including Half SA Crayfish, Roast Lamb Rack, Chargrilled SA King Prawns, Venison Carpaccio, Roast Turkey & Blue Cheese Soufflé

Adults – $130 | Children (under 14 years) – $50

Bookings are essential. Phone (08) 8449 5666 or visit the website for more information.

Marion Hotel | Mitchell Park | 2022

Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu of festive favourites, seafood and tasting plates at the Marion’s Christmas lunch feast. Complete with a drinks package, festive trimmings and a visit from Santa, it’s the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends. A vegan menu is also available on request and there’s a special kids menu for the younger children. The main menu includes:

  • Entrée tasting plate with SA king prawns, Mushroom pate, Prosciutto, salami, marinated vegetables, cheddar, Grissini, lavosh, Dip and Warm Bread Rolls & Butter
  • Mains of Atlantic salmon, roast turkey, beef fillet served with fondant chat potato, broccolini, green beans and roast pumpkin
  • A dessert tasting plate with white christmas; caramel popcorn, pretzels and pistachio bread; chocolate brownie; sugar cookies; and pavlova
  • Drinks package including tap beer and cider, Willow Point wines, soft drinks and juice

Adults – $150 |Teens (12-17 years) – $70 | Children (3-11 years) – $40

To book visit the website or phone (08) 8276 8888.

Rob Roy Hotel | CBD

TBC for 2022: For a feast of traditional festive favourites you can’t go past the Rob Roy. The hotel’s 4-course menu includes a welcome drink, and there’s a special children’s menu for the younger ones. Dishes include:

  • Prawns with iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes and brandied cocktail sauce accompanied by Christmas ham with pickles, cheese and crostini
  • An assortment of slow roasted turkey, pork and beef, or a slow-roasted vegetarian stack
  • Rocket and pear salad or Greek salad and seasonal vegetables
  • Pavlova with seasonal fruits, toasted marshmallows, whipped cream, crumbs and cherries
  • Tea and coffee with petit fours
  • Children’s menu featuring a crudités plate, chicken schnitzel with chips and salad, and Christmas snacks and dessert

Adults – $110 | Children (under 12 years) – $25

There are 2 sessions: 11.30am – 2.15pm or 2.30pm – 5.15pm

For bookings and further information go to the Rob Roy Hotel website or phone (08) 8223 5391.

Seacliff Beach Hotel | Seacliff | 2022

Enjoy a 3-course lunch at the Seacliff Beach Hotel either at 11.30am or 1.30pm on Christmas Day. The menu includes an array of seafood, hot and cold meats, vegetables/salads as well as delicious desserts. There is also a separate kids menu for the little ones.

Adults – $110 | Children (4-12 years) – $35 | Children (nuggets and ice cream) – $20 | Under 3 – free

Find out more here.

Settlers Tavern | Ingle Farm

TBC for 2022: The Settlers offers a very affordable Christmas lunch with its all-you-can eat Christmas buffet. Platters are served straight to your table and topped up regularly throughout the sitting. You can expect:

  • An array of antipasto
  • Delicious seafood
  • Meat platters
  • Delectable desserts

Adults – $90 | Children (5-12 years) – $40 | Children (0-4 years) – Free

For more information or to book, visit the Settlers Tavern website or phone (08) 8263 1077.

Stamford Grand Hotel | Glenelg Beach | 2022

Feast on Christmas Day buffet lunch at Stamford Grand, featuring the freshest South Australian seafood buffet lunch, featuring the freshest South Australian seafood, traditional Christmas dishes, and delicious desserts. Also included is a three-hour premium beverage package! There may even be an appearance from Father Christmas! The lunch starts at 12.30pm.

Adults – $189 | Teens (13-17 years) – $149 | Children (6-12 years) – $99 | 5 and under – $25

Visit the Stamford Grand website to find out more.

The Gully Public House and Garden | Tea Tree Gully

TBC for 2022: This has got to be one of the most budget-friendly offerings for Christmas lunch Adelaide has to offer. It’s all about sharing with a buffet-style lunch served straight to your table and topped up regularly. The 4-course lunch features:

  • Antipasto
  • An array of seafood
  • Meat platters
  • Wide selection of desserts
  • A visit from Santa

Adults – $97 | Children (5-12 years) – $37 | Children (0-4 years) – Free

Book via the website or call (08) 8264 2288 for more information.

The Kensi | Kensington

TBC for 2022: The Kensington Hotel offers up a family-friendly Christmas lunch with something for every palate and every age. Yes, the Kensi has separate menus for children and toddlers. Vegetarian options are available on request as well. The 3-course adults menu features:

  • Entree: Coffin Bay Oysters, Confit Pork Belly or Duck & Wild Mushroom Arancini
  • Main: Barramundi, 205g Eye Fillet or Roast Turkey Breast
  • Dessert: Vanilla Chai Creme Brulee, Pecan brownie or Christmas Pudding

$120 per adult | kids 5 – 12 – $45 per child | kids under 5 – $20 per child

Make your booking via the Kensi website or phone (08) 8332 1300.

Woodville Hotel |Woodville South

TBC for 2022: The Woodville is another great choice for a budget-friendly Christmas lunch. Held in the hotel’s beer garden, the 3-course menu includes a wonderful selection of dishes to choose from. There’s also a kids menu and a visit from Santa.

Adults – $95 | Children – $24

To book or for further details visit the website or call 908) 8347 1133.

Christmas dinner Adelaide

Prefer to celebrate Christmas in the evening? These Adelaide restaurants open on Christmas night for dinner.

Riverside Restaurant | CBD

TBC for 2022: End Christmas Day with a luxury dining experience at Riverside Restaurant! There will be live music, a visit from Santa, an extensive menu of Christmas favourites, and a three-hour beverage package. Enjoy live oyster shucking and carving stations, fresh seafood, a selection of meats from the wood fire grill, and an assortment of salads, sides and decadent desserts.

Adults – $259.15 | Children (6-17 years) – $103.36 | 5 and under – $30.66

For more information or bookings visit the Intercontinental website or phone (08) 8238 2400.

Stamford Grand Hotel | Glenelg Beach | 2022

Finish off Christmas Day in the cool while watching the sunset over the Glenelg foreshore. Dig in to the Christmas buffet featuring the freshest chilled South Australian seafood, traditional Christmas dishes, and delightful desserts, plus a three-hour premium beverage package. It’s the perfect way to end Christmas Day, including a visit from Santa. Dinner starts at 6pm

Adults – $189 | Teens (13-17 years) – $149 | Children (6-12 years) – $99 | 5 and under – $25

Visit the Stamford Grand website to find out more.

La Boca | CBD | 2022

Not hosting Christmas Dinner

For more information or to make a booking visit the website or phone (08) 8461 0394.

Restaurants open as normal on Christmas Day

Not everyone celebrates Christmas, and not everyone wants the big Christmas feast at a premium price. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed, these Adelaide restaurants open Christmas Day for normal trade.

Restaurants open on Christmas Day

Whatever your dining desires, there are plenty of Adelaide restaurants open on Christmas Day and across the festive season. We hope our article helps you find the perfect location for your Christmas celebrations.

Find out where you can get a Christmas Day lunch in the middle of the year because some Australians celebrate Christmas in July across the country. But if you are planning a Christmas party in Adelaide and need a venue, or want to sing some Christmas carols this December, we’ve got you covered for that too!

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