Christmas is a time for relaxing and catching up with friends and family. The beauty of Victoria Harbour is that it’s home to a collection of delicious eateries and bars – ranging in cuisine, price and style. So, look no further and check out our top five recommended restaurants for a festive meal or drinks with your friends.
- Watermark Restaurant & Bar
If you’re looking for something a little fancy, but with plenty of variety, Watermark’s the spot. From prime Scotch steaks to salads and mussels, there’s something to suit everyone. Watermark serves entrées, mains and desserts, in a comfortable setting right on the water – with floor to ceiling windows that the light beams through. Located in the heart of the Docklands, this restaurant is the perfect place to watch the sun set this Christmas complete with good food, good wine, and good company.
For reservations, contact the restaurant directly via their website or call 03 9620 1888.
For a chilled lunchtime hang this Christmas, choose Vietnamese. A Melburnian favourite, BANOI doesn’t disappoint, combining authentic Vietnamese fare with a homely but modern style. Try something different and order a sharing selection of BANOI tacos filled with soft shell crab or crispy pork belly, and opt for one of their fresh and fruity juices on the side.
Just turn up on the day, or visit their website for more information.
- Squires Loft
Champions of steak, Squires Loft are the experts in perfectly cooked meats. With 12 different steaks and eight sauce combinations to try, there’s plenty on offer if you and your friends are meat-lovers!
The top quality grass-fed beef is sourced from Victoria’s Western District and Gippsland’s pastures, so you know exactly where your food is coming from. But for the vegetarians out there, Squires Loft also offers delicious meat-free alternatives such as baked mushrooms and feta. And if you’re feeling festive, there’s a huge selection of indulgent desserts, from chocolate fudge cake to waffles and a cheese platter.
To book a table for your festive celebration online, click here or drop them an email.
For a fun and informal Crimbo meal that’s light on the purse strings, take your mates to A25 (Non Solo Pizza) – voted best pizza under $30 in Melbourne by The Age Epicure. Laid back and chic, A25 is a great spot for catching up with old friends, and the food is not only delicious – it’s good for you too. The pizzas are made with Southern Italian soft wheat flour and vital wheatgerm, helping your tummy to feel lighter and ready for Christmas indulgence. The restaurant also offers 100% gluten free options, as well as salads and pastas. But, with funky pizza names like ‘Bunga Bunga’ and ‘Sexy Truffle’, we’d recommend going for their staple.
‘Happy Days’ run all day on Mondays with $13 pizza and Tuesdays with $13 pasta – so if you’ve spent too much on Christmas presents, head down to grab an A25deal.
Book online, or give them a ring on 03 9620 1110 to secure your place, Italian-style, this Christmas.
Enjoy your festive break, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in Victoria Harbour soon! Don’t forget to take a look at our latest news and events to find out what else is happening in the precinct over the Christmas season.