Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2021 | Family Friendly Venues

Christmas Lunch Brisbane
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Christmas lunch Brisbane 2021 is almost here so it’s definitely time to plan how your family is going to celebrate. Thankfully, Brisbane Christmas Day lunch doesn’t have to mean slaving away in the kitchen!

Here are the best places to enjoy while letting someone else cook Christmas lunch Brisbane style for you and your family. Whether you are looking for a Christmas buffet lunch in Brisbane or al la carte, we have a list of delicious options! Apart from the bonus of not having to cook, a lot of these venues provide family-friendly entertainment to reduce your mental load at this busy time of year!

What restaurants are open for Christmas lunch Brisbane 2021?

We are in the process of confirming with venues what their plans are for Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2021. Keep checking back in on this page for delicious options as we will be regularly updating locations each week.

If you would like to add your Brisbane Christmas Day lunch venue to our list, please email Molly –

All venues with ‘Confirmed for 2021’ listed below are ready to welcome your family for Christmas lunch in Brisbane this year.

Christmas lunch 2021 Brisbane

Christmas Lunch Brisbane

Fair warning – you’re going to want to get in QUICK and book these FAST if you haven’t already. Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch venues are renowned for being fabulous and serving beautifully fresh produce. You don’t want to be left out in the cold (or in the hot kitchen doing it yourself!)

Enjoy Christmas lunch Brisbane 2021 at Brisbane’s best hotels

The first Christmas Day lunch venues on our list are located right in the heart of the city and South Bank, so you can take advantage of the spectacular Christmas in Brisbane celebrations going on around you!

Novotel | South Brisbane – 2021

Confirmed for 2021: Enjoy this special time of the year with family & loved ones without any of the hassle at the Christmas Day Lunch at Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, complete with a surprise visit from Santa and presents for all kids aged 17 & under. There’s lots of food to choose from and a 3-hour drink package is included as well. There’s also the choice of a Christmas Dinner.

Adults – $230

Find out more on their website. 

Regatta Hotel | Toowong – 2021

Confirmed for 2021: Tis’ the season for festive feasting! Celebrate Christmas Day at one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels with two spectacular dining options.

Christmas Lunch Brisbane Regatta Hotel

Christmas Day Seafood Buffet – 12pm to 3pm – THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!!

The Regatta Hotel is hosting an endless Seafood Buffet in the comfort of our beautiful Level 1 Function Spaces!
This buffet includes endless seafood and all of your traditional Christmas favourites, so there will definitely be something delicious for every palate. There is also an impressive dessert station of Chef’s selection of cakes and sweets, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The full menu will be available soon!
As for the beverages, a 3hr beverage package including sparkling wine, wine, beer and cider can be enjoyed with this incredible buffet.

Tickets – Adults $160 | Child (12-17 yrs) $60 | Child (4-11 yrs) $35 | Child (under 3) free

Check out their event page for more info

Christmas Day Extravaganza in The Boatshed – 12pm to 3pm – THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!!

The Boatshed’s annual luncheon in the QHA Award Winning Restaurant is known to sell out well in advance, and this year our festive celebration will be one to remember! A beautiful Christmas choir will be welcoming you, followed by a delectable 4 course menu that offers a twist on the traditional Christmas flavours!

With a free-flowing 3hr beverage package including Champagne, a generous selection of wines, beer & cider, this event offers something for every palate!

$230 per adult. To make a reservation head to the Regatta Hotel website.

Mary Mae’s | New Farm – 2021

Christmas Lunch Brisbane Mary Maes

Confirmed for 2021: Take the stress out of Christmas this year and celebrate by the river at Mary Mae’s with a 4 course shared feast and glass of sparkling on arrival. With no prepping or washing up required, sit back and relax with your family and friends whilst they take care of the rest. Food ranges from traditional Christmas roasts, an array of desserts and pavlova!

  • First Sitting – 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Second Sitting – 2:30pm – 4:30pm 

Adults – $120 | Children –  $50 (5-12 years) | *Children under 5 are welcome to attend at no additional cost, however, we do not cater for them.

Check out their event page for bookings and more info. 

Vintaged Bar And Grill at The Hilton | Brisbane – 2021

Confirmed for 2021: Enjoy Christmas Day at Vintage Bar and Grill with a 3-course meal (or two for children) including grass-fed beef, seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables. The package also includes a glass of sparkling on arrival. There is also the option to have a Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day breakfast or dinner if that suits you better. The lunch runs between 12pm-3pm.

Adults – $235 | Children – $55 (3-14 years)

Find out more on their website. 

Spicers Balfour Hotel | New Farm – 2021

Christmas Lunch Brisbane Spicers Balfour

Confirmed for 2021: Spicers Balfour Hotel’s award-winning restaurant The Balfour Kitchen, invites you to experience a truly Australian Christmas lunch at their trendy New Farm restaurant.

The lunch includes a three-course menu, flowing with festive flavours, created by the talented culinary team. The food includes Christmas roasts, seafood, desserts and more. Drinks can be brought at the bar. 

Adults – $195 | Children (under 12) – $75

Find out more on their website.

Three Blue Ducks | Brisbane – 2021

Head to Three Blue Ducks Brisbane for the ultimate Christmas Day lunch feast. Forget the stress of overcooking a turkey or perfecting a post-lunch pav… This Christmas Day enjoy a three-course menu at The Ducks in Brissy. Relax while the chefs prep a feast of king prawns, oysters, maple-glazed ham, BBQ rainbow trout and roasted porchetta, and our bar staff keep your glasses full.

Adults – $250 | Teens (13-17 years) – $175 | Children (3 -12 years) – $115

Book Online

Treasury Hotel and Casino Brisbane – 2021

Christmas Lunch Brisbane Treasury

Feast this Christmas at Treasury Brisbane with the Christmas Buffet Lunch. The culinary team have curated a spectacular festive lunch menu featuring the freshest locally sourced seafood, quintessential Australian BBQ meats, international cuisines, salads, a dessert extravaganza and all your traditional Christmas favourites. Families will love roaming entertainment and a visit from Santa plus a gift for kids 12 and under.

Enjoy a 3-hour traditional family-style festive lunch, served to your table with a beverage package including premium wine selections, a range of beer and cider and non-alcoholic beverages. There are 2 seating to choose from at 12pm-3pm or 1pm-4pm

Adult $289 | Young adult (13 – 17 years old) – $249 | Child (2 – 12 years old) – $142.50 | Free of charge infant (Under 2)

Brisbane Golf Club – 2021

Join Brisbane Golf Club on Christmas Day – the perfect location for a long Christmas Buffet Lunch for the whole family to enjoy. They’ve got all your Christmas favourites catered for like local seafood, roasted turkey and glazed ham with all of the trimmings, as well as an array of delicious desserts. The lunch has a 12pm start. 

Adult $140 | Young adult (13 – 17 years) – $70 | Child (3 – 12 years) – $50 | Free of charge infant (Under 3)

Drinks are not included in the package.

Prepaid bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Geoff, Peter or Lauren at Reception – (07) 3848 1008

GoldFinch | Brisbane – 2021

Goldfinch Restaurant promises a wholesome 3.5-hour Christmas lunch where you’ll dine on a seafood buffet and roasts with all the trimmings not to be missed. There will also be a  visit from Santa and a live soloist to keep you entertained while eating. That’s not all, you’ll get to celebrate the festivities with beers and bubbles.  

Adult $239 | Teens (13-17 years) $129 | Child (5-12 years) $69

Find out more here. 

The Sebel | Brisbane – 2021

Confirmed for 2021: Enjoy at Christmas Feast with your loved ones this Christmas at The Sebel Brisbane. The lunch (or dinner if you like) includes 4 courses of Christmas delights including lots of Queensland produce. Choose from either the Croft House at 11.30am-1.30pm or 2pm-4pm or the Events Suite from 12pm-2pm.

Adult $179 | Teens (12-17 years) $99 | Children (5-11 years) $69 | Under 4 Free

To book Call +61 7 3224 3500 or Email

Kookaburra Queen Showboat Cruise | Brisbane River – 2021

Kookaburra Queen Showboat Cruises will not be open for Christmas this year – closing from 19 December 2021 to 3 January 2022. However, you can celebrate Christmas early with all Dinner and Lunch cruises from 1 November being Christmas-themed with a Christmas menu. 

Find out more here. 

Christmas lunch at Brisbane’s best pubs

Ferny Grove Tavern | Ferny Grove – 2021

Confirmed for 2021: You’ll be feeling as round and full of festive cheer as Santa himself after enjoying a delicious full-service hot and cold buffet at the Ferny Grove Tavern this Christmas. All you have to do is dust off your Santa Hats and sit back and relax! Add $30 per person if you’d like to include a standard beverage package with your meal or $50 for a premium package. Christmas lunch will be spread over two sittings at 11am and 1:30pm. Book your table now!

Adults – $125 | Seniors – $99 | Kids 13-17 – Years $99 | Kids 3-12 Years – $59 | Kids 0-2 Years – $0

Oxford 152 | Bulimba – 2021

Confirmed for 2021: Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to Oxford 152 this Christmas. They promise you a delicious Christmas lunch including seafood and a dessert bar. It is sure to please everyone! Add $30 per person if you’d like to include a standard beverage package with your meal or $50 for a premium package. 

Adults – $135 | Seniors – $99 | Kids 13-17 – Years $99 | Kids 3-12 Years – $59 | Kids 0-2 Years – $0

Gambaro Hotel | Petrie Terrace – 2021

Make your Christmas day extra-memorable with an exquisite lunch at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. Enjoy a 4-course sit-down lunch & 3-hour beverage package with a special appearance from Santa who will have gifts for all kids!

Adults $185 | Kids 12-17yrs $115  | Kids 6-11yrs $75  | Kids 0-5yrs free

For reservations Ph: 3369 9500 or email

Find out more here. 

Venues not hosting Christmas lunch Brisbane events in 2021

Stamford Plaza | Brisbane

Update for 2021: Samford Plaza Brisbane will not be offering Christmas lunch in Brisbane for 2021 as they are supporting the Queensland Government with COVID-19 as a quarantine facility until early 2022.

Sofitel Brisbane Central| Brisbane

Update for 2021: Sofitel Brisbane Central will not be offering Christmas lunch Brisbane for 2021 due to being closed between September 2021 to February 2022.

Four Points by Sheraton | Brisbane

Update for 2021: Four Points by Sheraton will not be offering Christmas lunch in Brisbane for 2021 as it is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Rydges | South Bank

Update for 2021: Rydges is not going ahead with Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2021 as Bacchus Restaurant & Bar will be closed until further notice.

Brisbane Marriott | Brisbane

Update for 2021: Brisbane Marriott will not host a Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2020 as they are supporting the Queensland Government with COVID-19 management until further notice.

The Summit Restaurant | Mt Coot-tha

Update for 2021: The Summit Restaurant has closed and will reopen in mid 2022. Therefore, they will not be offering Christmas Lunch Brisbane this year.

Christmas lunch Brisbane 2021

Got any hot tips for us? What about places in the suburbs? Let us know your plans in the comments!

Previous Christmas Lunch Events

Ovolo Incholm | Spring Hill

The roaring 1920’s, revolutionary 30’s and crazy 40’s, welcome to Christmas Day Lunch at the Inchcolm Hotel by Ovolo. Revel in the artistic and curious, indulge in modern Australian dishes with a homely twist, and creative flair. The ticket price includes:

  • 3-course family feasting menu
  • Chilled local seafood station, Appellation oysters, Mooloolaba Prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs, Local Fromage station
  • 3-hour premium beverage package with Christmas themed cocktail on arrival
  • Live entertainment – Theming and of course, Christmas Bon Bons!

$209 per person. To book your place head to Christmas Lunch at The Inchcolm event page.

Royal on the Park | Brisbane

The Walnut Restaurant will be offering a delicious Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2-course or 3-course menu this festive season including your choice of either a delicious pistachio and cranberry turkey breast roulade, porterhouse steak, market fish or eggplant steak for vegetarian/halal guests.

  • 2-Courses – $59.50
  • 3-Courses – $70

If a Christmas lunch in the great outdoors is more your style you can also organise a Christmas picnic bag with turkey wraps, a selection of sandwiches, garden salad, seasonal fruit, dessert and orange juice. The $50 Christmas picnic bag serves two people. Available 18 Dec 2020 – 4 Jan 2021 between 8am-5pm with 12 hours notice.

Bookings for Christmas lunch at the Walnut Restaurant or to organise a Christmas picnic bag is required. Call (07) 3221 3411 or head to the Royal on the Park website.

River Quay Fish | South Bank

River Quay Fish have confirmed they are going ahead in 2020 and are busy preparing a sumptuous 4 course Seafood Feast for you! Let them do the work this Christmas, while your family sits overlooking the stunning Brisbane River! Two sittings will be available at 11am and 1:30pm. Email Alex through to request a menu and they’ll get you booked in today.

While at South Bank we highly recommend you enjoy some of the fun listed in our article South Bank Christmas for families.

What else is on for Christmas Brisbane 2021?

Check out our list of Christmas Markets Brisbane here.

If you love Christmas Carols, we have a comprehensive list of Brisbane Christmas Carols events here.

11 responses to “Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2021 | Family Friendly Venues”

  1. Joanne says:

    Looking for suggestions around Ormiston but happy to travel. No buffet because of covid preferred.

  2. Di says:

    Any venues likely to be open around the Northside on Xmas Day?

  3. Hanim says:

    hi there
    any updates for the ones missing information?

    • Janine says:

      Not yet – but we have calls in to all of them and are waiting. We promise as soon as we know we will update.

  4. Louise says:

    Last year we attended the Kenmore Tavern for Christmas. It was great.
    Do like the sound of Christine’s experience though. Music is always an added bonus.

  5. Samantha says:

    Looking for any recommendations on the Bayside (Manly, Raby Bay etc)?

  6. Christine Andrews says:

    Hi Paul,
    I also noticed there isn’t a lot being advertised. Hopefully now that restrictions are easing they can start planning for this now. Last year we went for lunch at a hotel restaurant with live music, three courses and unlimited drinks. I was super apprehensive about Christmas on our own and it turned out to be really nice. Hoping to find another nice lunch again this year.

  7. Karen Roper says:

    Following as we are in the same situation

  8. Paul Manning says:

    We have no family in Brizzy so looking for ideas for Christmas lunch, last year was too depressing on our own – Anyone any suggestions not a lot being advertised, its all 2019 data.

  9. Bec says:

    Has anyone got any recommendations for Christmas dinner? I’ve searched a few places but would like to know people’s thoughts.

    Thanks 🙂

  10. Geoff says:

    Last year we attended the Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at The Brisbane Golf Club. For just $150 per person it represented outstanding value for money.

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