You still need to eat and drink while you’re on holidays. Here is a mix of our favourite places, old and new, divided by area, that are staying open for most of the break. We’ve included what days they are closed (and days they’re open but their hours have changed); otherwise they are open as usual.

CBD

Barrio Cellar:
Open except December 22 to January 4

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room:
Open except December 25

Frankie’s Pizza:
Open except December 24, 25, 26, 28, 30 and January 1

Spice Temple:
Open except December 25 and 26

Ippudo:
Open except December 25 and January 1

Metro St James:
Open except December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

Atelier de Velo:
Open except December 24 to January 4

Cross Eatery:
Open except December 24 to January 3

NORTH

4 Pines Brewing Company:
Open except December 25
Closing at 7pm December 31

Ivanhoe Hotel:
Open except December 25

Hemmingway’s:
Open except December 25
Closing at 5pm December 31

Italian Street Kitchen:
Open except 25 December and January 1

Papi Chulo:
Open except December 25

The Botanist:
Open except December 25

Mrs Jones and the Baker:
Open except December 25, 26 and January 1

Gusto on the Beach:
Open except December 25

Cool Mac Cafe:
Open except December 25 and 26

Chiosco by Ormeggio
Open except December 25 and 31

EASTERN SUBURBS/INNER EAST

Coogee Pavilion:
Open except December 25
Open with changed hours December 26 and January 1, 7.30am-3am

Neighbourhood Bar:
Open except December 25 and 31

Ms. G's
Open except December 24-25 and January 1
Open with changed hours December 26, from 5pm

The Paddington
Open except December 25
Open with changed hours December 26 and January 1, 12pm-3am

Rosie Campbell’s:
Closed December 24, 25 and 31

Dead Ringer:
Open except December 25–28, 31 and January 1
Open with changed hours December 29 and 30, 5pm–12pm

The Beresford
Open except December 25
Open with changed hours December 26 and January 1, 12pm-1am

The Winery:
Open except December 25

Chiswick:
Open except December 25

Billy Kwong:
Open except December 25–29 and January 1

Kepos & Co.:
Open except December 24, 25, 28, 31 and January 1

Paradise Road Diner:
Open except December 25

Reuben Hills:
Open except December 25, 26

Devon Cafe:
Open except December 25, 26 and January 1

The Bogey Hole Cafe:
Open except December 24–28

SOUTH

The Old Library Restaurant and Bar:
Open except December 25 and December 31

The Hive Bar:
Open except December 25 and 26

Frank and Blanco:
Open except December 24 to January 2

Sarita’s:
Open except December 25

Eat Burgers:
Open except December 24–26

Pilgrims:
Open except December 25, 26 and January 1

Mothership By Single O:
Open except December 23 to January 10

Ham Cafe:
Open except December 25 and January 1

WEST/INNER WEST

The Lord Gladstone:
Open except December 25

The Corner Bar:
Open except December 25, 26, 31

The Henson:
Open except December 25

The Erko:
Open except December 25
Open with changed hours: December 26 12pm–12am
December 31 11am–1pm
January 1 12pm–12am

Bloodwood:
Open except December 19 to January 8

Great Aunty Three:
Open except December 25, 26 and January 1

Black Star Pastry:
Open except December 25, 26 and January 1
Open with changed hours December 24–31, late open and early close

Fleetwood Macchiato
Open except December 25-26 and January 1-2
Trading 8am-2pm all other days

Revolver:
Open except December 20 to January 7

Gather on the Green:
Open except December 25 to January 3