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How to do Christmas lunch now family must come to you

If you were entirely depending on someone else doing the heavy lifting in the kitchen this Christmas, and are now lumped with lunch for your immediately family or visitors coming to the area,  our local businesses have you covered.

Please note these are not sponsored listings, it’s a community service, and you are welcome to ask to be added to the list via editor@manlyobserver.com.au

Cooked Lunch/Dinner Options

  • Carly May Catering, Balgowlah. A wide range of Christmas catering packages available including mains and sides. The team is getting ready as we speak! https://www.carlymay.com.au or call Carly on 0432 876 064 to discuss your requirements. (Carly used to run Little Manly Kiosk and her food has never disappointed!).
Carly May of Carly May catering is busy prepping meals for locals whose plans may change drastically this Christmas.

And there will be a number of places doing business as take away on Christmas Day, check out your food apps, your local’s socials (better to contact direct than use an app), or visit https://hub.backyourlocal.com.au/manly

Keen to glaze a ham or cook a roast but not keen on going to Woolies?

  • Meat & Cleaver delivering Christmas meats and other products around the northern beaches with free contactless delivery up until Christmas Eve meatandcleaver.com.au
  • Shiralee Organic Meats, Brookvale. Offering contact-free delivery across Sydney for all Christmas. Call 9939 0116


  • Sydney Fresh Seafood (inside Harris Farm) Open every day until Christmas Eve 5am – 7pm. Order online to click and collect. Or order through the Harris Farm website. There were limited spots available for delivery on Christmas eve when we made contact, be quick!
  • Manly Fish Market: 1/25 South Steyne, Manly. Order over the phone by calling 9976 3777. Open Xmas Eve 7am – 4pm. They have prawns, oysters and lobsters.
  • Balgowlah Seafood (located in Stockland Balgowlah). Order cut off has finished but worth finding out what’s left. Open Christmas Eve 6am – 8pm or in-store.

Good tidings to you all and a huge thanks to Manly Observer reader Mindy Meehan who checked all of these listings for us!