Have you worked up an appetite Christmas shopping?

4 December, 2020

Our guide to Chatswood’s best places to grab a post-shopping dinner

Let’s face it, Christmas shopping can be a bit of a mission.

There’s all that work of making the list, checking it twice, hunting the goods and finding the best price. Not to mention finding a parking spot, navigating public transport and forgetting if the shop you want is in Chatswood Chase, Westfield or street level in Victoria Avenue.

So once you’ve finished for the evening, you’ll definitely have worked up an appetite. Thankfully, when it comes to places to get dinner well into the evening, Chatswood stands head and shoulders above most of Sydney’s other major shopping precincts.

District Dining is your go-to 

Most of the major retailers will be offering extended hours in the lead up to Christmas. This means when it’s 8pm on the Tuesday before Christmas and you’ve wrapped up your shopping for the night and just need dinner, District Dining has you sorted. Whether you just want to grab a casual bite for one or to meet up with some friends or family, there’s plenty of options.

General Chao is Chatswood’s favourite modern Australian-Asian destination for good reason, and is open Wednesday – Saturday until 9:30pm.

For dumplings, noodles and more, Lilong by Taste of Shanghai will dish up everything you need until 10pm every day. China Chilli is also open until 10pm each night with delicious Sichuan food unlike anywhere else in Sydney.

Pasta lovers can also get all the carbs you need to refuel after doing all the work for Santa and his elves at Stretch Italian.

While walk-ins might be possible, do remember that venues are still operating with some restrictions, so booking ahead is a good idea! (Even if that’s just phoning to check there’s space while walking up from Westfield).

Just want to get home? No problem

Of course, if you’re laden down with a million bags and worn out, sometimes you just want to get home. Happily, most of the restaurants at District Dining are well equipped for takeaway too. You can even phone ahead when you’re finalising your purchases so you can just swing by to grab and go. 

Some of our favourites for takeaway include: