If you’re getting tired just thinking about preparing dinner on Christmas Day, then we’ve got the perfect alternative for you.
There are a handful of venues in the city that are keeping their doors open on the 25th and they’re currently accepting reservations from groups looking to enjoy the expertly-crafted holiday menus and bespoke seasonal cocktails available.
Give yourself the gift of relaxation this year and head to one of these nine Vancouver restaurants serving dinner on Christmas Day.
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The holiday tasting menu at The Hawksworth will be available from Dec 23rd to the 30th, meaning this delicious spread will indeed be offered on Christmas Day. The festive feast will feature poached prawns, pan roasted scallops, beef neck cavatelli, and Fraser Valley pheasant breast or sablefish as a main. The meal will be finished with a delicious chocolate tart and there is an option for a wine pairing as well. Reservations can be made emailing [email protected] or by phone.
Price: $98 per person, $156 with wine pairing
Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
2. ORU Cuisine
ORU’s Christmas Day dinner buffet service will be offered from 5 to 10 pm with the option to enjoy the champagne cart at an additional charge. This with be the last Christmas dinner served at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s restaurant before it closes its doors for good at the beginning of January.
Price: $108 per person, $12 per person for champagne cart
Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
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The YEW’s three-course Christmas Day Dinner this year features watercress soup, roasted sea scallops, or warm potato soup to start, followed by roasted turkey, pan seared sablefish, or veal tenderloin, and to finish guests can choose from a mont blanc tart or a snow storm dessert. Diners can enjoy all of these dishes while sipping on the some of YEW’s delicious seasonal cocktails. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Price: $105 per person
Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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The Dockside is offering two seatings for its Christmas Day buffet dinner this year. Head to the Granville Island spot at either 5 or 7:30 pm to get your fill of the festive offerings which include a selection of salads, ‘the hot market’, ‘the butcher’, ‘the wharf’, and a variety of desserts. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or by phone.
Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Celebrate the season at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar by enjoying a special Christmas Day dinner from 4 to 11 pm which features a dinner menu boasting holiday highlights like slow-roasted turkey, roasted scallops, and desserts such as cheesecake, and Bûche de Noël. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Price: $88 per person
Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Forage is offering three prix fixe menu seatings for Christmas Day dinner at 4, 6 and 8 pm. This meal will feature grilled kale salad with caramelized apples, a charcuterie board with cured meats and salmon, a roasted Fraser Valley turkey with all the trimmings, and for dessert a sticky toffee pudding with ginger eggnog ice cream. Forage’s hot spiced mulled wine will also be available during Christmas dinner. Reservations can be made by phone.
Price: $60 per person
Address: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Market at the Shangri-La Hotel is offering a five-course dinner menu which includes a glass of Prosecco, live entertainment, and a visit from the guy in red. With a variety of sweet and savoury seasonal options available, you’ll be sure to leave Market happy if you choose to dine here on the 25th. Reservations can be made by phone.
Price: $98 per person
Address: 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
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Hart House Restaurant is offering a festive three-course menu for Christmas Day dinner with two seatings. The early seatings are at 4, 4:30, 5, and 5:30 pm and the later seatings are at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 pm. Hart House has a festive menu featuring roasted cauliflower and leek soup, sous vide beef tenderloin, olive oil poached arctic char, and an eggnog panna cotta tart to name a few. Reservations can be made by phone.
Price: $75 per person
Address: 6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Copper Chimney is offering a unique Christmas Day Feast for patrons this year. From 5 to 10 pm on December 25 you are invited to head here to enjoy a three-course menu which includes a full turkey dinner and dessert. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Price: $55 per person
Address: 567 Hornby Street, Vancouver