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Are you located in Melbourne, Victoria, planning a Christmas lunch idea? When you are planning for an occasion like this, you probably want everything just perfect. One of the best ways to make sure that it all turns out the way you dreamed it to select the place or restaurant yourself personally. This way, you can choose the ultimate location, the best entertainment and the most delicious food and craft your ideal Christmas lunch.

For the NYE Party animals who want to have a big New Year’s Eve Melbourne style, there will be many events to appeal to everyone. All sorts of events, including those with D.J.’s, bands, or maybe even Karaoke, and in terms of themes, there will be costume, glitter, masquerade, black tie, casual, beach parties all over Melbourne, and even on the water with cruises. And with so many restaurants there will be something for everyone. 

New Year’s Eve in Melbourne is set to be very different from the years prior. There won’t be the massive fireworks displays & crowds that we’re used to. Nonetheless, the city is still putting on a party that will show off the best of our incredible city – particularly its food.

Ultimate New Years Eve Dinner Ideas Melbourne, Victoria

New Years Eve Ball At The Brighton Savoy Melbourne 

New Years Eve Ball & Dinner Dance Melbourne – Dance the night away

The best way to celebrate the 2023 New Year is by spending it in Melbourne with a dinner dance in the Hotel Ballroom at the Brighton Savoy. Celebrate a night of style and sophistication at the Brighton Savoy’s annual New Year’s Eve Ball.

Celebrate the New Year with a night of dinner and dancing with music by one of Melbourne’s Premier 6 piece band BUSTAGROOVE, playing music from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s right up to today.

You will enjoy a fun-filled all-inclusive evening:

  • Three-course dinner with tea, coffee and after-dinner mints
  • De Bortoli Willowglen Sem. Sauvignon Blanc & Shiraz Cabernet
  • Debortoli Willowglen Sparkling Brut
  • Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light beers
  • Soft drinks

All-inclusive price of:

  • $ 179.00 p.p Join a shared table of 8 – 10 guests
  • $ 189.00 p.p Group Price B (Bookings of 6 -10 guests)
  • $ 169.00 p.p Group Price A (Bookings of 11 guests or greater)

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Mediterranean tasting plate with vegetable frittata, fetta cheese, smoked salmon, olives, sliced Turkish bread and assorted savoury items.


Eye fillet of beef (200g) paprika mash, roast vegetable dice and a red wine jus or Herbed Fillet of Atlantic Salmon served with leaf spinach, roast potatoes and grilled lemon garnish.


Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. Eton Mess with Honeycomb & Berries, Passionfruit Icecream

Vegetarian, Gluten-free options are available.

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Dinner At Melba Restaurant Melbourne 

Melba Restaurant New Year Dinner Idea Melbourne

Melba Restaurant at The Langham, Melbourne, is similarly spectacular, engaging, and constantly evolving. Come sample the excitement, theatre and creative genius of Melba Restaurant. Dynamically designed with interactive open kitchens and cooking stations, Melba’s menu continually changes.

For a lavish and decadent New Year’s Eve dinner that’s hard to beat, Melba Restaurant at The Langham is the spot. The luxury hotel’s buffet restaurant will be gearing up for two abundant sittings with special feature dishes created just for the night. The early sitting from 5 pm to 8 pm will leave you with plenty of time to do as you please for the rest of the night. Whilst the 9 pm sitting will let you toast to the New Year with views over the city skyline with a flute of Perrier-Jouët Champagne in hand.

Visit Melba Restaurant

Call 1800 641 107


Dinner At Young & Jackson Melbourne

 Young And Jackson New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne

New Year’s Eve Dining

See the New Year in style at a Melbourne Hotel icon. This venue always turns it on for an incredible New Year party. And with New Years restaurant and party options upstairs and downstairs, there will be something for everyone. From sit down NYE dining to dancing and partying NYE away. This will be one of the great places in Melbourne to see in the New Year.

Great central venue close to fireworks. Indoor event with a rooftop. It sells out, so be ready for this one!

Young and Jackson is Melbourne’s most iconic hotel, located opposite Flinders Street Station’s landmark steps. Our pub keeps a watchful eye on Melbourne’s CBD’s busiest part and looks over Federation Square on to the M.C.G. and beyond.

A heritage-listed building, having been established in 1861, Young and Jackson have been beautifully restored and refurbished over the years to bring together a blend of boutique bar and a traditional pub. Home to the infamous Chloe, she is a Melbourne icon, the mascot for the HMAS Melbourne, an extremely fine artwork; she is an ingénue, a nymph, a celebrity. She is Chloe, the famous nude portrait that has graced the Young and Jackson Hotel walls since 1909.

At our core, we’re dedicated to Melbourne and all who visit. We’ve embedded ourselves in the community and built strong relationships with suppliers and locals alike. We’re everything to expect from your traditional pub, with a modern take. We’re a meeting place, a destination, a local watering hole, a place for celebration and romance. We’re a place for good people to share good food.

Visit Young & Jackson 

Call 03 9650 3884


New Year’s Eve Dinner At Ludlow Bar Melbourne 

Ludlow Bar New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne

Waterfront New Year’s Eve Dining

The Ludlow Bar and Dining Room are situated on the south side of Melbourne’s Yarra River. Just near Southbank and has excellent views of the New Year’s Eve Melbourne fireworks. With restaurant dining for new year’s eve overlooking the Yarra River and themed NYE cocktail parties.

This venue can cater for families and has earlier dinner sittings.

Fun venue with options. Dining or party or both. Terrific location on the Yarra at Southbank. Great food and awesome cocktails!

From a stunning dining room to large event spaces, Ludlow is designed to host a diverse range of functions from corporate events, birthdays, engagements and New Year’s Eve dinner. Ludlow epitomises Melbourne’s riverside drinking and dining culture, featuring a large dining room, cocktail lounge, and public bar all topped off with the Yarra’s stunning views. With such a versatile design, Ludlow has established itself as one of the leading function venues in Southbank, offering 14 flexible spaces suitable for small & large groups.

Our experienced functions team can assist with all aspects of your event planning, from booking entertainment to designing custom menus. The food and beverage offerings are delivered with exceptional quality and service, creating that final touch you know is essential for a great event.

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Call 03 9699 1676


Dinner At Terminus Melbourne 

Terminus Melbourne New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne

New Years Eve Beer Garden Party

Terminus is thrown a great party every New Year’s. Enjoy Canapes and Drinks Packages with Speciality brews exclusive to Terminus. Join in on the year’s theme and party the night away! In past New Years, there has even been a door prize up for grabs.

I love the Terminus Hotel. Such a cool venue with great themed events.

At the heart of the Craft Bar and Beer Garden is 16 rotating craft beer taps that match our sharing dishes and pub classics perfectly. Think crispy calamari, fresh salads and steamed bao, plus Melbourne-renowned burgers and parma.

Our Beer Garden is the perfect year-round space. Partly covered and full of greenery, you’ll never want to leave.

Also newly refurbished, our Corner Bar offers the perfect place to catch up with friends or watch the footy. It boasts comfy leather stools and high bars.

Perfect for an after-work drink or an afternoon aperitif and some sharing food. Our On-street Dining tables sit adjacent to Queens Parade, where you can enjoy a meal, snack, beer, wine or cocktail and watch the world drive by. Perfect for a summer get together or a casual catch up with friends and family.

Visit Terminus Melbourne 

Call (03) 9481 3182


Try Platform 28 Melbourne 

Platform 28 New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne

NYE at Platform 28

Come and party New Year’s Eve Melbourne style at Platform 28’s award-winning terrace balcony and indoor lounge. Platform 28’s New Year’s Party typically includes All Inclusive Food and Beverage packages and Entertainment. Platform 28 practices responsible service of alcohol.

Great location with terrace balcony and indoor lounge. Usually, an all-inclusive event with great acts.

Platform 28 is a charming restaurant bar offering Modern Australian cuisine in the heart of vibrant Docklands. Formerly a good railway shed, this venue stays true to the history of the site and brings a rustic historical charm that’s bound to win the locals’ heart.

Housed within the heritage Goods Shed North in Docklands, this prominent destination offers a brilliant mix of new and old. Delightful food, a relaxed atmosphere and an impressive selection of beers, wine and cocktails make this one of the best new one-of-a-kind meeting spots! Scaling across two levels, 3 bars, an impressive lounge, and outdoor arenas, the venue’s modernity and sheer size provide neighbouring offices, residents, and footy patrons ample space for casual dining. 

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Call 03 9670 9933


Dinner At StoryVille Melbourne 

Storyville New Year's Eve Idea Melbourne

Enjoy New Year’s Eve 2021 with 2 floors of music and entertainment surrounded by the stories and fables of your childhood. An intriguing location with magnificent decor. Expect an all-inclusive drinks package as you party into 2022 with a magnificent line up of entertainment to welcome in the New Year.

Fantastic fantasy-themed bar in the heart of Melbourne.

Are you looking for the perfect venue for your party? StoryVille is the answer. A unique themed cocktail bar and nightclub, catering for parties of 15-230 with a variety of beverage & food packages to suit. From corporate functions to more intimate groups, we make any celebration memorable!

StoryVille’s cocktails are influenced by celebrated pieces of classic literature and some of our favourite children’s books. From ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ Inspired by Alice in Wonderland to The ‘Goblet of Flames’ inspired by Harry Potter’s tales, our signature cocktails will ignite your imagination and taste buds. So pull up a mushroom as we welcome you to our fantasy land where spirits are shaken and cocktails are stirred for your pleasure.

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Call 03) 9993 9034


The BoatBuilders Yard Melbourne 

The Boatbuilders Yard New Year's Dinner Idea Melbourne

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the south bank of the Yarra with an incredible view of the fireworks and all-night entertainment. The Boatbuilders Yard usually offers an all-inclusive package for a magical New Year’s Eve Melbourne experience. Tickets typically include entry, substantial canapes and drinks package.

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Call 03 9686 5088


Try The Emerald Peacock Melbourne

The Emerald Peacock New Year's Eve Dinner Ideas MelbourneSay hello to 2022 with a spectacular rooftop NYE party at the Emerald Peacock. Be treated to an all-inclusive package featuring canapes, sparkling wines, craft beer and house spirits. Be entertained throughout the night and over 2 levels by a line up of D.J.s spinning the best house, commercial, old-school funk & R.N.B. Finish off 2021 with some great memories of the Emerald Peacock.

Fantastic Rooftop Party in the Melbourne CBD. Great Value All-Inclusive Package.

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Call 03 9654 8680


Dinner At Bourke Street Imperial Melbourne 

Bourke Imperial Street New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne

Enjoy New Year’s Eve 2021 on one of Melbourne’s Largest Rooftops. Be treated to exclusive views over the Melbourne Skyline, including Parliament House and gorgeous park views. The all-inclusive package tickets give you access to drinks including beers plus wine, sparking, basic spirits and gorgeous food, including roaming canapes. To top it all off, The Imperial will get you Partying into 2022 with LIVE entertainment featuring D.J.s all night long.

Great venue at the top of Bourke St. Unique Views of the Melbourne rooftop fireworks.

Looking for the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat & cheeky foam in the sun? We’ve got you covered.

We have all you need on Imperial Rooftop; Parliament views, sun-soaked seating, delicious share bites &, of course, cold froths!

Located in the heart of the CBD & a stone throw away from the Princess Theatre, there is no better place to stop by pre/post-performance or for a knock off or 2 after a hard day of work!

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Call (03) 9810 0062


Dinner At Atta Restaurant Melbourne

Atta Restaurant New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne

Enjoy an exclusive dinner featuring modern Indian cuisine this New Year’s Eve at Atta Restaurant. Journey down to Albert Park for a delectable Tasting Menu with optional paired wines. So treat yourself to a great start to 2022 with this memorable dining experience.

Superb restaurant in Albert Park just outside the Melbourne CBD. Delicious Modern Indian Cuisine.

Atta transforms the place to meet your special needs to create a beautiful, intimate and eclectic venue space for your special celebration!

We cater for a wide range of events and celebrations 6 nights a week: from weddings, anniversaries and engagements to birthdays, corporate dinners and launches.

Our venue is designed to accommodate 3-course lunches and dinners for up to 60 people, a contemporary cocktail party for 90 people, or a combination of both: start the night with charming canapés and pre-dinner drinks, then delve into a delicious main course and decadent dessert in our dining area.

At Atta, we are committed to providing you with exceptional service, incredible food and delicious drinks to make your event an unforgettable evening.

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Call 03 9696 3388


Try Bomba Melbourne

Bomba Melbourne New Year Dinner Idea Melbourne

Say sayonara to 2020 at Bomba’s NYE Spanish fiesta. Party-goers can enjoy the four-course celebratory menu that blends the best of Spain with Victoria’s fresh, seasonal produce. Party-goers can indulge one last time before the year is out with a selection of cocktails and free-flowing beer and wine to match. Seatings are from 5 pm with the choice of dining inside or outside. You know it’s going to be a good year when it starts with Bomba’s heavenly Manchego croquettes. 

New Year, New Bomba. We are delighted to welcome you in 2021 by returning to some sort of normality. We are pleased to welcome back our tapas menu for groups under 6 guests and anyone walking into the tapas bar on the ground floor. Andrew and Jesse have been working tirelessly to offer up some fantastic new tapas and paellas and some classics returning to the fold. For groups of 6 or more, a customisable Set Menu is available for $65/head which is best of sure to please every one of your party. As usual, bookings always recommended.

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Call 03 5292 1078 


Dinner At Matilda 159 Melbourne 

Matilda 159 New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne

Another foodie favourite to join the street festivities, Matilda is serving up a special four-course menu just for the occasion featuring house favourites and tangy summer cocktails that can be enjoyed alfresco. For a more formal affair, Chef Scott Pickett and his team have curated two tasting menus to choose from. The first sitting offers a four-course feast with a complimentary glass of Champagne, while the second serves up five-courses. 

Located at 159 domain road, South Yarra, Matilda has two private dining spaces, the Harrison Room and Oscar’s Room, both below our main dining level.

The rooms can be used independently or combined to create one large and versatile space.

For a more exclusive event, the entire downstairs level can be booked out, including Oscar’s Bar and our outdoor courtyard. Our spaces can accommodate seated lunches and dinners of up to 72 guests and stand-up cocktail functions of up to 100 guests – ideal for corporate events, group dining, birthday parties, engagements, weddings and more.

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Call 03 9089 6668


New Year’s Eve Dinner At P.J.O.’ Brien’s – The Irish Pub

P.j.o'brien's Irish Pub New Years Eve Idea Melbourne

New Year’s Eve Dining

P.J. O’Brien’s always has a fun themed New Year’s Eve party. This venue is located in Southbank, and you can see in New Year’s Eve Melbourne in the fabulous Southbank precinct right on the Yarra, where you will be able to see the Melbourne Fireworks. Normally has LIVE music and a D.J. on deck with doors open early.

Great location with a fun-filled venue. NYE entry will normally include roving canapes and a drink upon arrival. This venue normally has a low cover charge.

P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant offers a glimpse of Ireland in Southbank, Melbourne. You are offering lunch & dinner, Guinness and Whiskies from all over the world. If you are a local or just passing through, there is truly something to suit every tastebud.

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Call 03 9686 5011


Dinner At Provincial Hotel Melbourne

Provincial Melbourne New Year's Dinner Idea Melbourne

Join the Provincial fun and see out 2021 with music over 2 levels this New Year’s Eve. Be treated to a free glass of sparkling at midnight whilst you party into 2022. Enjoy music from some talented D.J.s as the spin your favourite tunes across 3 rooms. Arrive early for a portion of food and drink specials.

Provincial Hotel is an iconic pub and rooftop bar in Fitzroy set in the bustling hub of Fitzroy.

With a laid-back vibe, the Provincial Hotel is the perfect spot to have a drink with friends, grab a bite from the Dirty Birdie pop-up menu or host your next party.

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Call (03) 9810 0042


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Campari House Melbourne 

Campari House Blends Melbourne New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne

The Best Melbourne Rooftop Bar on Hardware Lane

Venture up the stairs of Campari House Melbourne to the Rooftop Bar, located on Hardware Lane in Melbourne CBD. This rooftop bar is nestled amongst the skyline and is the perfect retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Party across 4 levels this New Years Eve at Campari House. Start your night in the restaurant before heading up through the venue finishing at the Rooftop Bar where you’ll party under the stars with Entertainment from a LIVE DJ. This centrally located venue in Melbourne also has Private Booths options with table service available in the Cocktail Lounge on Level 2. For something truly unique, try the exclusive premium drinks package.

Three party levels and a rooftop! A great venue with an awesome feel for NYE. Grab your friends and get in early on this one.

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Call 03 9600 1591


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Melbourne Public 

Melbourne Public New Year's Eve Dinner Idea

Melbourne New Year’s Eve

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Melbourne Public and enjoy all-inclusive premium food and beverage packages. Great location on the south side of Yarra set just back from the Yarra River, and an easy wander down to the river at midnight for a front-row view of the Melbourne fireworks. Dining is available too. You are featuring LIVE bands and D.J.’s playing all your favourite pop hits. So this NYE chooses from Dinner and Beverages or Canape and Beverages package options.

South Wharf NYE location with good views of the fireworks. Great venue! Enjoy fantastic food and drinks packages to celebrate 2021!

Set in and around the lovingly restored heritage cargo sheds on the Yarra’s edge, Melbourne Public (affectionately known to regulars as ‘M.P.’) can be found on the banks of Melbourne’s newest drinking and dining secret – South Wharf.

With iconic interiors inspired by 1920s industrial flair of polished brass, exposed beams and heritage features, Melbourne Public celebrates the best of Melbourne’s past and present in the true Australian style.

A warm sense of hospitality at its core, M.P. consistently delivers great food, premium drinks and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Call 9268 7600


Try The Smith Melbourne

The Smith New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne

It’s always happening on New Year’s Eve at the Smith. Celebrate the start of 2022 by enjoying a multi-hour drinks and canapes package. You can expect to be entertained throughout the evening by LIVE music.

The great venue just a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s iconic Chapel St.

With a menu dedicated to celebrating fresh seasonal ingredients accompanied by a carefully chosen wine list and classic cocktails with a twist, our desire is first and foremost to provide the best possible dining experience.

We have gone digital! Scan the Q.R. code on our menu with your camera to see photos of each dish, with the option to pay and order with your phone.

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Call (03) 8563 0044


Try Dinner At Penthouse 15 Melbourne 

Penthouse 15 New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne

Penthouse NYE Party

Celebrate the new year surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of Melbourne’s multi-million dollar fireworks show perched sky-high on level 15. Party in the New Year with Live Entertainment & D.J.’S and Melbourne’s Spectacular Fireworks with City Views, Outdoor Balcony and Terrace.

Up above the crowds. And overlook Melbourne NYE from the b

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Contact vip@rocksteady.com.au


What’s on in Melbourne over New Year’s Eve

Will there be fireworks?

No. At least not in the CBD. The City of Melbourne has confirmed it will forgo fireworks this year in an attempt to manage crowd sizes, usually in the hundreds of thousands, and reduce the risk of community virus transmission.

“Fireworks are fun to watch, but we just couldn’t risk drawing up to 400,000 into the city this year,” lord mayor Sally Capp said. “We’ve come up with a way to ring in the New Year safely, so you don’t have to spend the night on the couch with a takeaway.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy, from Japanese hot dogs and beers at [Japanese bar] Hihou to suckling pig bo scam at Supernormal.”

What’s on instead?

The City of Melbourne is hosting a two-day outdoor dining festival to make up for the fireworks’ loss. The CBD will be divided into 11 precincts, with traffic blocked and diners spilling out onto roads and laneways for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Ms Capp said this would allow people to come to the city, celebrate with friends and family and support local businesses without massive, uncontrollable crowds vying for the best view of the fireworks.

Can I have a New Year’s Eve house party?

Yes. Victorians can have up to 30 visitors to their home per day. This limit applies to the entire day, though. This means you can’t have your parents over for lunch on New Year’s Eve and then have 30 friends over for drinks later that night.

What else can I do over New Year’s?

Several cultural institutions are open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, such as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum. You’ll need to book online as visitor numbers are capped.

The District Docklands is hosting a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party with street performers, D.J.s and fire dancers. Check out the free event from 5 pm to 10pm in Docklands. No bookings required.

Revellers can head up Eureka Tower from 7 pm to 9.45pm and enjoy a drink while admiring the city. There is an adults-only session from 10.15 pm to 12.30 am. Tickets cost from $28 for children and $59 for adults.

A cheaper option is to check out Mother Nature’s fireworks by sky-gazing on Mount Dandenong. You can have a picnic on the lawn at SkyHigh to enjoy the sky and music (just be sure to arrive before 11.45 pm). Adults and older children can also sit down for a banquet meal at SkyHigh from $135.

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