25 Restaurants Open For Christmas Day Lunch In Brisbane | 2015

25 Restaurants Open For Christmas Day Lunch In Brisbane | 2015

Stress less this Christmas. We’ve got your lunch all sorted and you don’t have to do a thing.

By Sarah Taviani | 30th October 2015

Thank you for checking out our list of Christmas Lunch Venues in Brisbane. Here's our new and improved 2017 edit of Brisbane's Best Christmas Lunch Venues!

You’ve been shopping for what feels like eight years, you’re exhausted and who the heck wants to cook a CHRISTMAS FEAST in this heat? And, even more horrifying, who wants to CLEAN UP? Not you. You want to do the smart thing and dine out for your Christmas lunch. And with so many great restaurants open on Christmas Day in Brisbane, the hardest thing for you to do is choose.

1. Sofitel Brisbane Central: Thyme2 Restaurant

Thyme2’s Christmas Day luncheon will delight seafood lovers with a sensational selection of fresh local seafood and an abundance of traditional Christmas dishes. Take in live entertainment from duo Silk during your lunch, and keep the drinks coming with an included beverage package. The young ones will want to stay on the nice list while they look forward to a visit from Santa!

Where: Thyme2 Restaurant, Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street, Brisbane
Cost: $269 per adult, $129 per child
Book: Call (07) 3835 3535 or email h5992-fb09@sofitel.com

2. Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Arrive to the sounds of Stamford Plaza’s lobby carolers before moving to your chosen venue to enjoy a Christmas Day buffet lunch. With an impressive selection of Christmas favourites and a visit from Santa, this is an event not to be missed. Choose between The Brasserie, The River Room, the Ballroom and the River Ballroom for your decadent backdrop.

Where: Stamford Plaza Brisbane
39 Edward Street, Brisbane
Cost: $259 per adult, $119 per teen, $65 per child
Book: Call (07) 3100 5749 or email restaurantreservations@spb.stamford.com.au

3. Brisbane Marriott Hotel: Motion Bar & Grill or Grand Ballroom

Choose from a six-course lunch in Motion Bar & Grill or a decadent buffet in the Grand Ballroom. Each venue includes a three-hour deluxe beverage package, roving entertainment, a special visit from Santa and a magic show for the kids.

Where: Brisbane Marriott Hotel
515 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Motion Bar & Grill: $219 per adult, $120 per teen, $90 per child
Grand Ballroom: $249 per adult, $135 per teen, $100 per child
Book: Call (07) 3303 8054

4. Treasury Casino & Hotel: Treasury Heritage Hotel

Featuring a divine salad bar and an assortment of the freshest seafood served on ice, you’ll be truly impressed by the Christmas Day Grand Lunch in the Treasury Heritage Hotel. Each guest receives a beverage package and can sit back and relax as they’re serenaded by Christmas carollers. The kids will even get a special visit from Santa Claus!

Where: Treasury Heritage Hotel, Treasury Casino & Hotel
Top of the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
Cost: $249 per adult, $185 per teen, $120 per child (kids under five eat free!)
Book: Call 1800 506 889

5. Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar

Go the traditional Aussie avenue or opt for fabulous French dishes in this special three-course Christmas lunch menu. As you dine with your loved ones, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Mt Coot-tha, Christmas bonbons and live entertainment. You can’t go wrong with a meal at the newly revamped Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar.

Where: Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar
1/60 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon
Cost: $178 or $228 per adult (optional three-hour French wine package), $89 per child (up to 12 years)
Book: Call (07) 3161 1858 or email us at bookings@lutece.com.au for more details.

6. Quay West: Christmas in the Clouds

Quay West’s Christmas in the Clouds is a truly amazing experience for anyone seeking a memorable Christmas meal in a unique, private location. Sit down to a five-course lunch and a three-hour premium beverage selection as you dine in the luxury of your own private balcony suite, with the Brisbane Botanic Gardens providing a stunning backdrop to your celebrations. This is an event perfectly suited for a close-knit extended family, with a minimum of eight guests and a maximum of 10 for this occasion. Quay West also has a buffet dining experience on the day.

Where: Quay West Suites Brisbane
132 Alice Street, Brisbane
Cost: $219 per person
Book: Call (07) 3853 6000

7. Treasury Casino & Hotel: the lab bar + restaurant

See what’s brewing at the lab bar + restaurant this Christmas! With a five-course degustation menu including confit pork belly and eggnog ice-cream, a beverage package, Christmas carollers and a visit from Santa Claus, you’ll really luck out with this fabulous Christmas Day lunch.

Where: the lab bar + restaurant, Treasury Casino & Hotel
Top of the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
Cost: $189 per adult, $150 per teen, $120 per child (kids under five eat free!)
Book: Call 1800 506 889

8. Gambaro Hotel

Experience the magic of Christmas Day Lunch at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. Enjoy the pleasures of full table wait service as you treat the family to a set menu of fresh seafood, roast turkey, baked ham, pudding and Gambaro’s warm hospitality. With Christmas carollers and a visit from Satna, even the kids will be impressed!

Where: Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Gambaro Hotel Brisbane
33 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace
Cost: $189 per adult, $109 per teen, $59.50 per child under 13 years, $29.50 per child under five years (kids under two eat free!)
Book: Call (07) 3369 9500 or book online

9. Riverview Hotel

Tackle a full buffet lunch served in the grandeur of the Riverview Hotel’s Hamilton Ballroom. The kids will look forward to a visit from Santa as you fill your plates from the carving station, hot and cold selections, fresh seafood and salad. With a dessert selection to die for and a three-hour beverage package, you’ll be coming back for more at the Riverview Hotel.

Where: Hamilton Ballroom, Riverview Hotel
Corner of Kingsford Smith Drive and Hunt Street, Hamilton
Cost: $189 per adult, $110 per child under 18, $60 per child under 13 (kids under five eat free!)
Book: Book online

10. Mercure Brisbane: Mercure Restaurant Lunch

This Christmas, the Mercure Restaurant is offering an all-inclusive festive lunch perfect for smaller adults-only groups. You’ll be greeted with a Christmas cocktail on arrival, followed by a  fresh seafood buffet, live cooking station and extensive array of sweet treats. Soak in the fantastic view of the Brisbane River and live entertainment as you soak up the three-hour beverage package of premium wines, local beers and soft drinks.

Where: Mercure Restaurant, Mercure Brisbane
85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Cost: $189 per adult
Book: Book online

11. Quay West: Buffet Luncheon

Gather your family, friends and loved ones to enjoy a feast of succulent fresh seafood, indulge in a traditional Christmas carvery selection and finish off with a mouth-watering dessert buffet. Quay West’s Buffet Luncheon has everything from Moreton Bay bugs and honey mustard glazed ham to traditional Christmas puddings and decadent salted caramel and apple slice.

Where: McMahons Restaurant, Quay West Suites Brisbane
132 Alice Street, Brisbane
Cost: $179 per adult, $129 per teen, $79 per child (kids under four eat free!)
Book: Call (07) 3853 6000

12. Pullman Brisbane King George Square: Presidential Ballroom

This superb seafood buffet boasts hot and cold selections, delicious salads, a carvery, traditional Christmas treats and decadent festive desserts. With live entertainment and a 3.5-hour beverage package, you can’t go wrong.

Where: Presidential Ballroom, Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Corner of Ann and Roma Streets, Brisbane
Cost: $175 per adult, $135 per teen, $65 per child
Book: Call (07) 3222 1146

13. Mercure Brisbane: Grand Chelsea Ballroom Lunch

Enjoy a full seafood buffet, including all of your favourite traditional Christmas dishes, with family and friends at the Mercure Brisbane. Set in tables of 10, the whole family will be entertained with a three-hour beverage package, live music and a visit from Santa himself.

Where: Grand Chelsea Ballroom, Mercure Brisbane
85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
Cost: $169 per adult, $69 per teen, $49 per child under 13
Book: Book online

14. Mantra South Bank: Stone Restaurant and Bar

Take the stress out of your day with a complimentary glass of champagne, beer or soft drink to go with your 3.5-hour Christmas lunch.

Where: Stone Restaurant and Bar, Mantra South Bank
161 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Cost: $145 per adult, $60 per child under 13 years, $25 per child under six years
Book: Call (07) 3305 2513 or email nadia.mabey@mantra.com.au

15. The Regatta Hotel

Sit down to a Christmas feast created by Boatshed Executive Chef Dan Fleming, matched with a premium beverage package. With fresh prawns, oysters and champagne served in the courtyard from 11.30am, make sure you leave room for the four courses in the Boatshed. There are three divine options to choose from for each course, which means the hardest part of your Christmas lunch will be choosing what to eat!

Where: The Boatshed, The Regatta Hotel
543 Coronation Drive, Toowong
Cost: $140 per adult, $70 per teen, $50 per child
Book: Call (07) 3871 9595

16. Pines Bar + Restaurant

Enjoy an afternoon on the terrace overlooking the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, or shelter in air-conditioned comfort. You’ll have an individual buffet served to your table at Pines Bar + Restaurant with an enviable five courses to tantalise your tastebuds.

Where: Pines Bar + Restaurant
Shop 1/89 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough
Cost: $138 per adult, $55 per child under 13 years, $25 per child under five years
Book: Call (07) 3880 1900

17. Pullman Brisbane King George Square: Bistro Allure

Celebrate in style this Christmas day and let Bistro Allure take care of the hard work (and the dishes). Enjoy a three-hour beverage package and gourmet three-course lunch created by Executive Chef Gary Howieson.

Where: Bistro Allure, Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Corner of Ann and Roma Streets, Brisbane
Cost: $135 per adult, $110 per teen, $65 per child
Book: Call (07) 3222 1146

18. The Euro

You’ll be fuller than a Christmas stocking with this five-course set menu from The Euro! There’s even a special children’s menu to accommodate for any little ones who might be joining you.

Where: The Euro
181 Mary Street, Brisbane
Cost: $135 per adult, $55 per child
Book: Call (07) 3229 3686 or email booking form  to events@urbanerestaurant.com

19. Vintaged Bar + Grill

Enjoy a three-course Christmas lunch menu featuring a seafood stand, five mains to choose from and a dessert buffet that will keep you feeling merry and bright right up until that sugar coma hits. You won’t have to lift one finger, only raise your glass this Christmas season!

Where: Vintaged Bar + Grill
Level 6, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost: $135 per person (kids under five eat free!)
Book: Call (07) 3232 3231 or email brisbane.events@hilton.com

20. The Golden Ox

Celebrate Christmas Day by the bay with Santa’s Feast at The Golden Ox. Receive a mezze plate to share before you dig in to your choice of hot, cold or seafood platters and salads. Just try and resist the Moreton Bay bugs, freshly shucked pacific oysters, and salt and pepper calamari. Top it all off with traditional plum pudding or the classic Christmas Pavlova.

Where: The Golden Ox
330 Oxley Avenue, Margate
Cost: $124.80 per adult, $66.80 per child under 14 years, $33.80 per child under six years
Book: Call (07) 3283 1833

21. Baguette

Head to the heart of Ascot to enjoy a four-course lunch prepared by the 2015 Chef Hat Winner of the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide. Despite being Brisbane’s oldest French restaurant, Baguette maintains those quintessential Queensland qualities: unpretentious, light, airy and fresh. Everything you need on Christmas.

Where: Baguette
150 Racecourse Road, Ascot
Cost: $95 per person
Book: Call (07) 3268 6168

22. Oxford 152

Let Oxford 152 spoil you on Christmas with a mouth-watering Christmas buffet lunch and a very special visit from Santa Claus himself!

Where: Oxford 152
152 Oxfor Street, Bulimba
Cost: $89 per adult, $35 per child under 12 years (kids under four eat free!)
Book: Book online

23. Albion Hotel

Celebrate Christmas Day the right way with a delectable set menu luncheon for everyone in the family to enjoy. Plus, the kids will receive a gift to keep them entertained while you kick back and relax.

Where: Albion Hotel
300 Sandgate Road, Albion
Cost: $89 per adult, $29 per child under 13 years (kids under four eat free!)
Book: Book online

24. Jamie’s Italian

Enjoy a truly festive feast the Jamie’s Italian way. If you’ve seen what Jamie Oliver can do with Woolworths meals, you need to experience his fresh recipes for yourself. You’ll begin this feast of festive flavours with antipasti for the table, choose from five delicious mains, and then make an agonising choice about which decadent dessert to try. We’re torn between the epic cherry brownie and the white chocolate and raspberry semifreddo so we recommend you steal a bite from someone else’s plate to sample them both.

Where: Jamie’s Italian
237 Edward Street, Brisbane
Cost: $58 per person
Book: Book online

25. C'est Bon

European Christmas is the dream! The closest you'll get in Brisbane is C'est Bon in Woolloongabba. Indulge in a festive French feast featuring mains such as twice-cooked turkey galantine with chestnut mousse and creamy potato gratin, and delicious desserts including mango and vanilla parfait under soft meringue.
Where: C'est Bon
609 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba
Cost: $130 per person
Book: Email celine@cestbon.com.au

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Article by Sarah Taviani

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