Originally Posted by Mrs OBumble
The Raddison's website says they do three sittings on Christmas day, and explicity says residents and non-residents alike. No prices quoted though ... expect to pay heaps, they do list prices for Christmas Eve and Steven's Day with lunch at E25.
Never done it myself, so don't know what other options there are, or what they're like.
Never been to the Harbour, was at the Raddison a number of years back, we went to join guests and paid ourselves. Wouldn't be mad on doing it again, a bit 'factory line' Christmas Lunch/Dinner, and they seemed to be understaffed/missing things. If you pay a heap for a special event, you are less forgiving about missing cutlery, crackers etc. That being said, there are only a couple of options in the City, I think in fact, the Harbour wasn't available when I was looking.
My experience was a few years ago, so it may have changed. I also have a vague memory of a charity dinner that is put on for Christmas day, and out the country a bit. It sounded lovely but I had no transport that day. Don't know if it is annual.