You’ve cleaned up the mess (how does wrapping paper always get everywhere?) and now it’s time to decide what to do with another day off.

You could see a movie (but that’s probably what everyone else is thinking), or maybe shopping the sales could be a good option; beware that both are very stress-inducing.

We think the correct play here is to seek out one of the spots on this guide (definitely call ahead to see if they have any room), and settle in for a nice, long, leisurely lunch or dinner. Let someone else handle the cooking today – you can always have those Christmas leftovers tomorrow.

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Queen Chow Manly Wharf

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5.30pm–11pm.

22-23 Manly Wharf East Esplanade, Manly

Bert's

Open from 12pm–10.30pm.

The Newport 2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Totti's

Open from 11.30am–10pm.

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

The Royal Hotel

Open from 11.30am–10pm.

237 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Cuckoo Callay Surry Hills

Open from 7am–4pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

413 Crown Street, Surry Hills

The Collaroy Hotel

Open from 7.30am–11am.

1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy

Mr Wong

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5.30pm–11pm.

3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

The Newport

Open from 9am–12am.

2 Kalinya Street, Newport

The Winery

Open from 12pm–12am. 10 per cent surcharge.

285a Crown Street, Surry Hills

Coogee Pavilion

Open from 11.30am–10pm.

169 Dolphin Street, Coogee

Brickfields

Open from 7am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Babylon

Open from 10am–12am.

Level 7, Westfield Pitt Street Mall 188 Pitt Street (Enter via Castlereagh Street lift), Sydney

Bills Bondi

Open from 7am–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

79 Hall Street, Bondi

Duck & Rice

Open from 12pm–12am.

Level 7 rooftop, Westfield Pitt Street Mall 188 Pitt Street, Sydney

Bungalow 8

Open from 12pm–3am.

3 Lime Street, Sydney

Bills Surry Hills

Open from 8am–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

355 Crown Street, Surry Hills
547 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Open from 12pm–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

The Jetty, The Spit Marina, Spit Road, Mosman

Ormeggio at the Spit

Open from 11.45am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

D'Albora Marinas The Spit Spit Road, Mosman

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Open from 7am–9pm.

143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Organic Bread Bar Darlinghurst

Open from 7am–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

354 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Open from 12pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

210 Australia Street, Newtown

The Fenwick

Open for lunch only. 15 per cent surcharge.

2-8 Weston Street, Balmain East

John Montagu

Open from 8am–12pm for takeaway coffees only. 15 per cent surcharge.

144 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo

Endeavour Tap Rooms

Open from 11am–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

39-53 Argyle Street, The Rocks

Corretto

Open from 7am–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

24 The Strand, Dee Why

The Pacific Club Bondi Beach

Open from 7am–11pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Ground Floor 182 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Bills Darlinghurst

Open from 7.30m–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Bungalow 8

Open from 12pm–3am.

3 Lime Street, Sydney

The Winery

Open from 12pm–12am. 10 per cent surcharge.

285a Crown Street, Surry Hills

Queen Chow Manly Wharf

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5.30pm–11pm.

22-23 Manly Wharf East Esplanade, Manly

The Collaroy Hotel

Open from 7.30am–11am.

1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy

The Newport

Open from 9am–12am.

2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Bert's

Open from 12pm–10.30pm.

The Newport 2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Totti's

Open from 11.30am–10pm.

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

The Royal Hotel

Open from 11.30am–10pm.

237 Glenmore Road, Paddington

Mr Wong

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5.30pm–11pm.

3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

Coogee Pavilion

Open from 11.30am–10pm.

169 Dolphin Street, Coogee

Brickfields

Open from 7am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Bills Bondi

Open from 7am–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

79 Hall Street, Bondi

Bills Surry Hills

Open from 8am–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

355 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Open from 12pm–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

The Jetty, The Spit Marina, Spit Road, Mosman

Ormeggio at the Spit

Open from 11.45am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

D'Albora Marinas The Spit Spit Road, Mosman

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Open from 7am–9pm.

143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Organic Bread Bar Darlinghurst

Open from 7am–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

354 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Open from 12pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

210 Australia Street, Newtown

The Fenwick

Open for lunch only. 15 per cent surcharge.

2-8 Weston Street, Balmain East

John Montagu

Open from 8am–12pm for takeaway coffees only. 15 per cent surcharge.

144 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo

Endeavour Tap Rooms

Open from 11am–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

39-53 Argyle Street, The Rocks

Corretto

Open from 7am–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

24 The Strand, Dee Why

The Pacific Club Bondi Beach

Open from 7am–11pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Ground Floor 182 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Bills Darlinghurst

Open from 7.30m–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst