Christmas Lunch

crabb 15 October 2007 17

Does anyone know which restaurants/hotels are doing lunch on Christmas Day? Already looked at Hyatt, Rydges, Boat House ($185pp with no mention of wine, eek!), but am having trouble finding others. We need a break from cooking this year.


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Snowflake Snowflake 2:36 pm 12 Nov 10

Not sure how they will go getting staff this year as Christmas day is not a public holiday, would prob get paid just saturday rates

DenMother DenMother 3:03 pm 09 Oct 08

Arrgh sorry i thought that list had Canberra as well but it doesn’t please ignore and go back to searching lol

DenMother DenMother 3:00 pm 09 Oct 08
Ralph Ralph 2:03 pm 17 Oct 07

The one at the Rydges by the lake they have all the piss you can drink….crownies.

Kramer Kramer 1:42 pm 17 Oct 07

I went to xmas lunch at the Hyatt last year it was about $100 a head, and included house wine, champange and light beer (I grumbled a bit about this last one). The food and service was excellent, and I thought it was really good value for money.

crabb crabb 10:53 am 17 Oct 07

Thanks for your help, guys. I found another couple of places open beyond the hotels, clubs, and those mentioned above – First Floor and Anise. Also Hill Station at Hume – anyone care to comment on the food there? Haven’t been there for years

Cameron Cameron 4:59 pm 15 Oct 07

In the hand… tsk tsk… I hope they declared it on their tax return 😉

AG Canberra AG Canberra 4:54 pm 15 Oct 07

more than 10 years ago we paid staff in a club 40bucks per hour in the hand and the boss got 60. Handy little earner and those staff then got first chance at having NYE off.

Any of the big clubs do lunch, most of the hotels and some other restaurants do it. But yes – labour costs are high so prices are high.

jennybel75 jennybel75 3:26 pm 15 Oct 07

Benchmark in the Jolimont building are advertising their Xmas lunch, I think it’s $95pp.

Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore 3:25 pm 15 Oct 07

When I was a chef – OI negotiated pay for x-mas day – usually beginning on a base 12 hr day for $37.5 minimum. Restaraunteurs pay out the nose for staff on X-mas day – so they charge appropriately – and still make quite a margin.

Thumper Thumper 2:10 pm 15 Oct 07

West Belco have an Xmas lunch…

But I wouldn’t go.

Sammy Sammy 1:56 pm 15 Oct 07

I would be expecting to pay a large premium to avoid cooking on Christmas Day, and paying someone else to do it for me.

Imagine trying to get staff to work Christmas Day. Yikes.

damnintellectuals damnintellectuals 1:52 pm 15 Oct 07

Brassey Hotel in Barton.

eggman eggman 1:45 pm 15 Oct 07

RE: Canberra Connect would be where I would start

Do they do food now? 🙂

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:03 pm 15 Oct 07

Something else to disagree with Ralph about – did Rydges last year and it was abyssmal!

But if you enjoy shelling out $90 for the privilege of queuing with plate in hand for 70 minutes, go right ahead…

Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore Danman_straight6_EB_Falcodore 12:59 pm 15 Oct 07

Canberra Connect would be where I would start

Ralph Ralph 12:32 pm 15 Oct 07

The one at Rydges next to the lake is ok. The downstairs option is good value for money, but you do have to put up with hordes of screeching kids.

Also try Olims, Ainslie FC, Southern Cross Club.

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