Sleigh The Day At The Best Restaurants To Book On Christmas Day In Brisbane
Season’s eatingsBy Lauren Payne | 10th November 2023
With Christmas only a few weeks away (yep, you read that right), we’re busier than Santa’s elves as we lock down our big day plans. But hey, why not just leave it to the pros?
This Christmas Day, enjoy the festive spirit without the hassle and book a spot at one of the many Brisbane restaurants serving up a delicious spread for you and yours. With a seat around these dining tables, you can expect more than a backyard barbecue – think seafood buffets, seven-course banquets, and merry desserts to leave you feeling extra sweet. It really is the most beautiful time of the year!
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The Crown Hotel
Indulge in the festivities this Christmas Day at The Crown Hotel’s Christmas Day Luncheon. With an indulgent buffet lunch on offer, featuring delicious seafood, succulent roasts, savory sides, and delish desserts, you can choose from two sittings – 11am or 2pm – with the option to add on a beverage package, pouring up beers, bubbles, and wines. Grab the gang and spend Christmas Day amongst amazing food and the people who matter most – trust us, it’s the perfect way to take the load off while still enjoying all the festive fun!
The Port Office Hotel
The Port Office Hotel is dishing out a delish’ array of seafood and festive favourites this Christmas Day, specially curated by their talented chefs. An all-inclusive lunch spread featuring slow-roasted sirloin, baked ham and roasted chicken is on the cards, alongside a decadent prawn and oyster station guaranteed to knock your silly socks off. The little ones will receive a surprise visit from Santa himself with gifts in tow, while the grown ups can indulge in a three-hour long additional drinks package – aka the perfect recipe for Christmas magic!
The Boundary Hotel
Fancy a fabulous and festive family feast? Bid farewell to the stress of hosting the family and book yourself in for Christmas lunch at The Boundary for a three-hour all inclusive spread. With fresh seafood, an array of roast mains, and cheerful cheese platters all on the menu for the big day, everyone will have their Christmas cravings curbed. This iconic West End watering hole is sure to provide you and your loved ones with a Christmas Day to remember, so get in quick and secure your spot!
Rydges South Bank
Let the chefs at Rydges play Santa this year by treating you to a Christmas lunch buffet full of fabulous food, exceptional service, and exciting family entertainment! Offering all the festive fun without the fuss, this feast features a lavish spread of culinary delights – from bountiful seafood to globally-inspired hot dishes, and divine desserts. Wash it all down with a three-hour beverage package, while you spend the afternoon relaxing with your nearest and dearest.
What’s better than a present on Christmas Day? A festive feast, of course! Bacchus is bringing our buffet dreams to life, with an indulgent spread making for a truly unforgettable dinner. Dig into succulent seafood like wild caught Mooloolaba prawns, Coffin Bay oysters, Queensland blue swimmer crab, and Moreton Bay bugs, alongside shrimp cocktails, miso marinated New Zealand mussels, and a curated selection of sushi. The carvery will be dishing up all your traditional faves like slow-baked turkey and yorkshire pudding, before you finish on a sweet note with Christmas desserts. Oh, what fun!
Six Acres Restaurant
Feeling like a seafood spread this Christmas? Then head down to Six Acres Restaurant at Rydges Fortitude Valley to indulge in their Christmas Day buffet lunch! Serving up prawns, bugs, oysters, baked fish, a selection of meats for the land lovers, and all the delightful festive trimmings you could desire, everyone will leave this buffet feeling full and satisfied. Even the kids will have a great time enjoying their tasty treats and a gift from Santa himself! Not a seafood fan? No worries because Rydges Fortitude Valley is also hosting a more traditional-style Christmas buffet lunch perfect for large groups and families. You can even start the magic early with a stay at Rydges to wake up on Christmas Day in total bliss!
QT Gold Coast
Looking for a lavish way to spend your Christmas Day? Then head down the highway for a Christmas Day lunch at QT Gold Coast. With three venues offering their own unique take on festive feasting, you will be spoilt for choice. A QT favourite is the grand ballroom with a decadent seafood spread, a selection of traditional slow-cooked meats, and three-hours of free-flowing bubbly beverages. With a Christmas cocktail on arrival, live music, face painting for the little ones, gingerbread house decorating, and a visit from Santa who we hear will have a few gifts in his sleigh, the QT Ballroom will certainly be the place to be this Christmas. After-all, tis’ the season to spoil yourself.
Start the Christmas festivities a little early with a visit to Voco Brisbane City’s Zuma Restaurant, where a memorable Christmas Eve dinner awaits. Tantalise your taste buds with a two- or three-course culinary journey, expertly crafted to capture the holiday spirit. Featuring paired wines and gorgeous views overlooking the Brisbane River and South Bank, this elegant experience will welcome you with a glass of Janz Tasmania Cuvee on arrival, before treating you to an evening of merry moments and delectable bites.
Voco Brisbane City
Holiday opulence comes to life at this decadent Christmas buffet lunch that’s sure to have you rolling out the door! You and yours will be indulging in a lavish spread of traditional trimmings and locally sourced seafood, prepared by Voco’s talented culinary team and designed to delight. Revel in the flavours of the season – whether you’re digging into the roast carvery or delicious dessert bar – and the kids will even get a gift. As for the adults, a three-hour beverage package is sure to get a smile on your face!
This Christmas, skip the stress and revel in the joy at The Inchcolm for an unforgettable and fully inclusive buffet lunch with all the traditional trimmings. Indulge in a delightful cold seafood buffet, charcuterie station, hot and cold buffet options filled with your festive favourites, and delectable dessert bar. Wash down your feast with a three-hour beverage package including local wines, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks. To make it even more special, every child under 12 will receive a heart-warming gift on arrival. Want to embrace the festive spirit a little earlier? The Inchcolm is also offering a nightly Christmas feast from 1-23 December, with a three-course dinner and a bottle of wine, complete with all the Christmas trimmings!
Spend a merry day lounging under a three-metre high chandelier with Libertine – Brisbane’s go-to for decadent French-Vietnamese cuisine inside the heritage-listed Barracks building. Serving up two delicious feasts on Christmas Day, you’re guaranteed a treat for the senses here. The 11am seating will play host to a seven-course banquet featuring Libertine’s signature Moreton Bay bug toast, wagyu beef tartare, soy-glazed pork tomahawk, and more, while the 1.30pm nine-course banquet ups the ante with the addition of raw scallops and a prawn cocktail on betel leaf. As for dessert, the brown sugar pavlova is the sweetest way to wrap up a truly sensational and festive feast!
Who said the fun has to stop when Santa leaves town? Lina Rooftop is hosting the ultimate poolside escape this Boxing Day, complete with daybeds, sunlounges, and poolside booths perfect for lounging under the glorious Brissy sun. With a complimentary rosé spritz, Lina Slushy, or house beer in hand, dig into the extensive pool bites menu as you groove to the resident DJs from noon until late. With plenty on offer to turn up the heat, you’ll be staying cool with the help of a Whispering Angel Popsicle or a Patron Sorbet, enjoyed alongside Lina’s sky-high pool.
Enjoy a festive feast with a French twist at Bisou Bisou this Christmas Day! Pull up a seat and be treated to an afternoon of pure indulgence, complete with decadent dishes and refreshing sips served in an elegant atmosphere. The finely crafted four-course banquet will delight Francophiles and foodies alike, with an extensive bar list on hand to ensure you’re feeling absolutely jolly all day long. Bookings are available from 12pm, so play Santa for your nearest and dearest by gathering them at Fortitude Valley’s favourite French eatery for a merry meal they’ll cherish!