The presents are under the tree ready to go. The ham is taking up all of the space in the fridge. Michael Buble’s Christmas album is locked and loaded. Do you really want to worry about coffee after all of that?

We’re in the southern hemisphere – that means no snow or woolly jumpers. But it also means that we get to make whatever we want of Christmas. Maybe that means brunch then a swim, maybe it’s a glass (or two) of wine at a bar in the city. Maybe Christmas isn’t even your thing, and you just need to know where to go when most of your favourite spots are closed.

Christmas day falls on a Saturday this year, which means we get an extra public holiday on the 27th. Bearing that in mind, here are the venues staying open over the two days.

Note: we’ve been as diligent as possible with the information on this page, which was confirmed in writing from each venue in the week prior to Christmas. But the Omicron situation is changing almost daily. We strongly advise you call ahead to make sure that the place you plan to visit is open on the day.

Restaurants

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Bar

Open for lunch bookings only.

210 Australia Street, Newtown
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Ormeggio at the Spit

Restaurant

Open for lunch from 11am.

D'Albora Marinas The Spit Spit Road, Mosman

Simulation Senpai

Restaurant

Open for lunch from 11.30am–2.30pm, and dinner from 5–8.30pm.

The Exchange 1 Little Pier Street, Sydney

Willie The Boatman

Bar

Open from midday–6pm.

202 75 Mary Street, St Peters

The Pacific Club Bondi Beach

Restaurant

Open midday–5pm for a set menu.

Ground Floor 182 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Ho Jiak

Restaurant

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

92 Hay Street, Haymarket
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Ho Jiak Town Hall

Restaurant

Open for lunch from 11.30am–2.30pm; and dinner from 5pm–10.45pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

125 York Street, Sydney
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Cafes

Mayflower

Cafe

Open as usual 7am–3.30pm.

2/203A Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Kosta's Takeaway

Cafe

Open from 7am until 11am for coffee and snacks only.

412 West Botany Street, Rockdale