While most of us will be enjoying well-deserved breaks over the summer, plenty of hospitality legends choose to stay open for us. This is a list of some restaurants, cafes and bars, divided by area, that are largely open over the Christmas period. We’ve provided the dates they close, and any other significant changes in opening hours.

CBD

China Doll

Open except Christmas Day.

Felix

Open except Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Jan 2.

Devon Barangaroo

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Hubert

Open except Christmas Day to Dec 27, and New Year’s Eve to Jan 2.

Mr. Wong

Open except Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Long Chim

Open except Christmas Day to Dec 27, and New Year’s Eve to Jan 2.

Bulletin Place

Open except Christmas Day to Jan 27, and New Year’s Eve to Jan 2.

Sake Restaurant and Bar the Rocks and Double Bay

Open except Christmas Day.

Lobo Plantation

Open except Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve to Jan 2.

Skittle Lane

Open except Christmas Eve to Jan 3. (Closes at midday Jan 4 to 6.)

NORTH

The Newport

Open except Christmas Day.

Oaks Hotel

Open except Christmas Day.

Fika Swedish Kitchen

Open except December Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The Boathouse Palm Beach, Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. (Closes at midday on New Year’s Eve).

The Beach Shed

Open except Christmas Day.

The Italian

Open except Christmas Day to Jan 27, and New Year’s Eve to Jan 2.

4 Pines BrewPub

Open except Christmas Day.

Mrs Jones the Baker

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

SOUTH

Blackwood Pantry

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Queen Margherita of Savoy

Open except Christmas Day to Jan 27, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Pilgrims Cronulla

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Sarita’s

Open except Christmas Day.

Eat Burgers

Open except Christmas Day.

EAST/INNER EAST

The Paddington

Open except Christmas Day.

Coogee Pavilion

Open except Christmas Day.

Devon Café

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Café Oratnek

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta

Open except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Dead Ringer

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

10 William St

Open except Christmas Day to Jan 27, and New Year’s Eve to Jan 2.

bills Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Bondi

Open except Christmas Day.

Artificer Specialty Coffee Bar & Roastery

Open except Christmas Day and Jan 27. (Closed Mondays, except on Boxing Day.) (Hours shortened to 8am–1pm on weekends, 7am–1pm weekdays.)

French Touch Bistro

Open except December Christmas Day to Jan 27 and New Year’s Day.

The Dolphin Hotel Dining Room & Wine Room

Open except Christmas Day.

Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

Open except Christmas Day to Jan 27, New Year’s Day and Jan 2. Closed for dinner on December 24 and 31.

Henry Lee’s

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Jan 2.

YOUENI

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Bar Brose

Open except Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Jan 2.

WEST/INNER WEST

Brickfields

Open except Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to Jan 5.

Illi Hill

Open except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Continental Deli

Open every day (Opens at midday on Christmas Day.)

Brewtown Newtown

Open except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

In the Annex

Open except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

Kensington Street Social

25-27 Dec: Only open for hotel guests for breakfast only, 8am-10:30am. Closed to public. 1-2 Jan: Only open for hotel guests for breakfast only, 8am-10:30am. Closed to public.

Public House Petersham

Open except December 25.

The Baron

Open except Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Youeni Foodstore Castle Hill

Open every day. (Christmas Eve open from 7.30am–3pm.)