Left things last minute and looking to dine out this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Look no further as we’ve compiled what’s open in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Ps. We recommend booking today before it’s too late!

CHRISTMAS EVE (Sunday, 24 December)


Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Farm Yarra Valley

The Farm presents this extra special Farm Feast menu, a premium three course, sharing style Christmas themed lunch. Including a glass of Rob Dolan White Label wine or a glass of The Public Brewery beer with the meal and tea or coffee with dessert. Lunch will be served at 1.00pm on Sunday 24th December. $110 per head or $45 for under 12's (kids meal includes main, dessert and soft drink) Bookings essential.

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Cost: $110 per head or $45 for under 12's

Address: 21-23 Delaneys Rd, Warrandyte South VIC 3134

Phone: 03 9879 9064

Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Website: www.thefarmyarravalley.com.au


Christmas Eve at Oscars on the Yarra

The magic, the anticipation, the sounds of sleigh bells in the air. Oscars are celebrating early at Oscar's on the Yarra and we invite you and your family to join us on Christmas Eve for our traditional Christmas buffet with all the trimmings.

Free glass of sparkling, beer or fruit punch on arrival and carol singing will be expected!

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Cost: Adults $70 | Children $45

Address: 3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC 3799

Phone: (03) 5966 9166

Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Website: http://www.oscarsontheyarra.com.au/


Christmas Eve Lunch at The Independent

The kitchen crew at The Independent Gembrook have created a menu to celebrate the eve of Christmas.

Two dining options will be available:

  • 'Six Steps' menu consisting of six savoury sharing courses, with one dessert for $58 per adult.
  • 'Mauro's table' menu consisting of five small plates to start, one fish course, one meat course and one dessert for $76 per adult

Children can enjoy a kid's main course, scoops of homemade ice cream plus one drink, at $25 per child.

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required per person with any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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Cost: Adults from $58 | Children $25

Address: The Independent Gembrook, 79 Main Street, Gembrook, VIC 3783

Phone: (03) 5968 1110

Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Website: https://www.theindependentgembrook.com.au/reservations


Christmas Eve at Yering Meadows Golf Club

This year Yering Meadows Golf Club have a fantastic event planned for Christmas Eve Lunch Seafood Buffet Carvery on Sunday 24th December 2017. Bookings are essential and require a 10% deposit with the balance to be paid by 20th December 2017. Secure a table today!\

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Cost: $95.00 per Adult, $47.50 for kids 6-12 years, kids under 5 years free of charge

Address: 178-180 Victoria Rd, Yering VIC 3770

Phone: 03 9738 9000

Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Website: https://www.yeringmeadows.com.au

CHRISTMAS DAY (Monday, 25 December)


Holmesglen at Eildon Christmas Day Lunch

Celebrate Christmas Day at Holmesglen at Eildon as they showcase some of the best seasonal produce from the region has to offer with a traditional Christmas lunch. This will be a truly magical event with even a visit from Santa!

Cost: $100 per head or $30 for under 12's

Address: 92 Moore Road, Eildon, 3713

Phone: 03 5774 2631

Hours: From 12:00 pm

Website: http://www.holmesglenateildon.com.au/


Christmas Lunch at Yarra Valley Lodge

Get organised for Christmas Day 2017 and celebrate Christmas Lunch with Yarra Valley Lodge. Their Christmas Day lunches are highly sought after so book in early to avoid disappointment! The buffet will be full of Christmas delights that you and your family will love. So sit back, relax and let Yarra Valley lodge do all the work for you.

All inclusive price includes full Christmas buffet with a delicious selection of hams, pork, and turkey, plus the freshest seafood, salads and vegetables. Plus the ever tempting desserts!

A range of the best Yarra Valley wines, local beers and ciders will also compliment this delicious lunch.

Cost: Adult $179 | Youth (12-17) $135 | Children (under 12) $95

Address: 12 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park VIC 3116

Phone: 03 9760 3316

Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Website: http://www.yarravalleylodge.com


Christmas at Chateau Yering

Celebrate Christmas in grand style at the historic Chateau Yering Hotel. The staff at Chateau Yering Hotel are getting into the Christmas Spirit and a decorating the hotel with a little Christmas Magic, for guests to enjoy.

Enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch (plus amuse and pre-dessert) in the award-winning Eleonore’s Restaurant.

Bookings Essential.

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Cost: Adults $239 | Children $90

Address: 42 Melba Hwy, Yering VIC 3770

Phone: 03 9237 3333

Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Website: https://chateauyering.com.au


Christmas Lunch at Marybrooke Manor

Join Marybrooke Manor for a traditional Christmas buffet in the olde world charm of Marybrooke Manor. This two-course buffet features all the traditional favourites and a beautiful seafood buffet and a delightful dessert buffet including pudding, cheesecake, pavlova, fresh fruit plus lots more!

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Cost: $110 - $120

Address: 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke VIC 3789

Phone: 03 9755 2755

Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Website: http://marybrooke.com.au


Balgownie Estate Christmas Lunch

This year Balgownie Estate are inviting you to join them for a indulgent 5 course Christmas inspired degustation with a list of some of the Yarra Valley’s finest beverages.

Christmas Lunch Includes:

  • 5 Course Degustation
  • Three-hour beverage package for the adults
  • Soft drinks and juice for the kids

Booking is not confirmed until payment is received.

Cost: Adults $165 | Teenagers $125 | Children 7-12 $65 | Children 6 and under - $20

Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Phone: 03 9730 0700

Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Website: http://www.balgownieestate.com.au


DiVino Ristorante Christmas Feast!

DiVino Ristorante at Mandala Wines is proudly opening its doors for another magnificent Christmas Day Feast!

Service will be across two slots; the first at 12 pm, and the other at 2 pm. Guests will be warmly welcomed into the deluxe glasshouse restaurant and gardens to dine among the rolling hills and Mandala vineyards, and to enjoy the special day in style.

The feast menu is the full-works - starting off with Chef Luca's classic Oysters, a delicious Antipasti board and then onto the main combo-roast of Lamb, Suckling Pig and Barramundi! Finishing with an assortment of Italian Pasticcini and Panettone, there's room for some homemade Limoncello too!

Guests can pick and choose from the exclusive selection of Mandala Wines, with varieties to suit all tastes. Bubbles, anyone?

Confirm your booking soon to make some special memories this Christmas in the Yarra Valley.

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Cost: Adults $150 | Children $50

Address: 1568 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek VIC 3775

Phone: (03) 5965 2016

Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Website: http://divino-ristorante.com


Sanctuary House Restaurant Christmas Day

Sumptuous two course buffet lunch with all the trimmings. Live entertainment, from the irrepressible Joey D. Glass of bubbly on arrival. Don't miss this great Sanctuary House Christmas tradition. Healesville Sanctuary is open on Christmas Day, so what better way of walking off the Christmas pudding than an after lunch trip to the sanctuary!

Cost: Adults $95 | Kids under 12 years old $40

Address: 326 Badger Creek Rd, Badger Creek VIC 3777

Phone: (03) 5962 5148

Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Website: http://www.sanctuaryhouse.com.au


Christmas Day at Skyhigh Mt Dandenong

Get the family and friends together, get into the Christmas spirit and book early so you don’t miss out on this famous Christmas buffet.

Featuring all the Christmas favourites including roast turkey, roast tender pork loin with crackling and apple sauce and traditional Christmas pudding, plus a tempting selection of seafood including fresh oysters and prawns.

What’s more all of the options include beer, wine, soft drinks and standard spirits. Children under five years old eat free.

The upstairs function room features spectacular views right across Melbourne.

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Cost: Refer to website

Address: 26 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong, VIC 3767

Phone: 03 9751 0443

Hours: All Day

Website: https://www.skyhighmtdandenong.com.au


Christmas Lunch at Mist at Olinda

Located in the heart of the stunning National Rhododendron Gardens Mist at Olinda is the perfect venue to celebrate Christmas Day with your family and friends.

Enjoy a cold drink on the deck overlooking the spectacular gardens and enjoy a stroll through the secret paths that lead you to tranquil delights. Price includes beer, wine, soft drinks and standard spirits.

Bookings Essential - terms and conditions apply.

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Cost: $140 Adult, $65 Child (under 12)

Address: National Rhododendron Garden, Olinda VIC 3788

Phone: (03) 9751 0937

Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Website: http://www.mistatolinda.com.au/

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