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2020: Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch | Family Friendly Venues

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Brisbane Christmas Day lunch doesn’t have to mean slaving away in the kitchen!

Here are the best places to go to get someone else to 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!

Where are the restaurants open Christmas Day Brisbane 2020?

So glad you asked… without further adieu our list of places for Christmas lunch 2020.

Christmas lunch 2020 Brisbane

brisbane christmas day lunch

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 on in the cold (or in the hot kitchen doing it yourself!)

Christmas Day lunch Brisbane 2020 – city or suburbs?

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

We’ve also listed Christmas lunch Brisbane northside ideas as well as some Christmas lunch Brisbane southside venues.

Royal on the Park – Brisbane

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There’ll be a hearty buffet stuffed with Christmas classics like glazed ham and turkey! Add to that seafood, salads, desserts and drinks you’ll be more than able to celebrate a fantastic Brisbane Christmas Lunch in the ballroom (complete with a visit from Santa!). Follow this link to book the Ballroom Family Package.  

Sofitel – Brisbane

The Sofitel will host you on Christmas Day in style! (The feature image from this post will be your Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch view!)

You can try a beautiful breakfast as early as 6.30 am or get into a traditional lunch (including a honey glazed ham!). There’s a Christmas Eve dinner as well! If you’re feeling particularly fancy for your Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch, you can try to get into the Ballroom Le Grand. Fresh seafood and a dessert buffet? It really IS a Christmas miracle! Follow this link for their website.

Rydges – South Bank 

Christmas Lunch Brisbane

A delectable array of delicious dining options await you before you hit the dessert table.  Ho ho ho, indeed! Musical entertainment included. This is a Brisbane Christmas Lunch option that’s sure to delight everyone you’re bringing along. A beautifully festive and fun day awaits you! You can stroll through the beautiful parklands afterwards to walk off some of that Christmas cheer. 

Find out more here.

River Quay Fish – South Bank 

Moreton Bay Buys ahoy! Wonderful, lip-smackingly fresh seafood serve alongside crisp, fresh salads and bottles of sparkling. Nothing says “Christmas Lunch in Brisbane” like some delectable seafood served with fantastic views of the sparkling Brisbane river and great company. South Bank is just so beautiful at this time of year – make the most of it! Cheers! You can keep updated of their Christmas spread by visiting their website right here. 

Four Points in Sheraton

In 2018, Four Points hosted a Christmas Day lunch featuring plenty of favourites for families. The lineup included seafood, salad, roasted meats, desserts, and more, alongside music, decorations, and even an appearance from Santa. For parents, tickets included a glass of wine or beer, with prices starting from $110 for adults and $50 for kids. We can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned for 2019!

Phone: (07) 3164 4000

Address: 99 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Website: click here

Stamford Plaza Brisbane Christmas lunch

Christmas lunch Brisbane

Can you hear the carols floating up from the lobby? One of the best Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch experiences you’ll find is right at the Stamford Plaza. It’s a fantastic blend of the old and the new that makes this truly a special choice for the biggest family day of the year. 

Traditional roasts, a variety of hot and cold dishes and (of course) fresh seafood. OMG so good! You are going to need a long stroll after this one! Everything you need to know can be found right here.

You can celebrate Christmas early (between Thursday 28th November and Monday 23rd December) during the festive buffet lunches and dinners. There’s also an option for a Christmas Eve dinner as well as the spectacular Christmas Day lunch and dinner. Brisbane, you beauty! 

Festive Buffet Lunch (pre-Christmas)

Mon-Thurs: Adults $62 pp – Children up to 12 $35pp – Kids under 5 free

Fri-Sun: Adults $72 pp – Children up to 12 $30 pp – Kids under 5 free

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

Seafood buffet Christmas Eve Dinner

Thursday 24 December from 6:30pm – 10:00pn

Adults $199 pp – Teens $109 – Child $60 – Kids under 5 free

  • Succulent seafood
  • Traditional Christmad roasts
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet selection
  • Our superb mouth-watering Christmas dessert selections
  • 3.5 hour premium beverage package for adults
  • Juice and soft drinks for teenagers and children is also included

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

Arrive to the sounds of Lobby carollers before moving into your chosen venue where you will enjoy a lavish Christmas Day buffet lunch. 

Wednesday 25 December 2020

from 12 noon in The Brasserie and The Grand Ballroom
from 12:30 pm in The River Room and River Ballroom

Adults $289 per person | Teens $149 (13-17yrs) per person 
Children $79 (5 -12yrs) per person | Under 5 years free

Enjoy an impressive selection of Christmas favourites including: 

  • soup
  • hot and cold dishes
  • traditional roasts
  • the freshest seafood bounty
  • a wonderful dessert selection
  • 3 hour premium beverage package for adults, soft drinks and juice for teenagers and children

PLUS, Santa and Mrs Claus will have gifts for all children up to 12 years.

Christmas Day Buffet Dinner

Enjoy an evening Brisbane Christmas celebration and The Brasserie’s magical Brisbane river backdrop.

Wednesday 25 December 2020

The Brasserie on the River from 6.30pm – 10pm

Adults $249 per person | Teens $129 (13 -17yrs) per person 
Children $79 (5 -12yrs) per person | Under 5 years free

Christmas Day Dinner buffet includes:

  • freshest seafood bounty
  • traditional roasts
  • a wonderful dessert selection including Christmas pudding, stollen, a superb cheese selection and more
  • 3.5 hour premium beverage package for adults, soft drinks and juice for teenagers and children
  • Entertainment by duo

Bookings are essential! Find out more here. 

Treasury Hotel and Casino Brisbane

Chasing a classic four course Australian lunch? If that’s the case, then the Treasury Casino is the place for you. To ensure that festive cheer, there is a three-hour drinks package available for purchase to complement your lunch.

At time of writing, early bird discounts were in place but be quick as they won’t last!

First seating for lunch is between 12 and 3, with second seating from 1-4. You can enter via the Queen’s Park entrance. You’ll be given a large choices of buffet selections (including seafood) and a beverage package set amongst a Christmas theme with carollers. Santa Claus will also have a gift for kids aged 12 and under. 

Find out more here.


Christmas lunch Brisbane Novotel

Bring your friends and family together over a festive buffet at the Novotel. The package includes a Christmas themed lunch, bon bons, three hours of beverages and a visit from Santa. Ho ho ho! There’ll be a buffet lunch AND dinner so pick whatever takes your fancy! Seafood, carvery, hot and cold dishes, delectable cheeses and desserts AND a drinks package. See you there! 

Find out more about Christmas Day lunches at the Novotel here.

Christmas lunch at the Brisbane Marriott

This is a Christmas Day lunch Brisbane style that offers fresh seafood and a carving station along with plenty of other seasonal favourites, the Marriot is guaranteed to provide some Christmas joy for your family. Perfectly situation in the centre of the action, there’ll be plenty of time after (or before) lunch to get those steps in and make the most of the perfect Christmas day out in Brisbane. 

Book a room at the Marriott here.

Il Centro – Eagle Street Pier

The whole family can enjoy Christmas Day lunch at Il Centro on Eagle Street Pier, with delicious Italian cuisine! The menu features oysters, terrina di tacchino, quaglia, panettone, and heaps more. Prices start from $140 for adults and $60 for children, with sitting times from 11 am and 2 pm.

Phone: (07) 3221 6090

Address: Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Website: click here

The Euro

A classic Christmas with a hint of European? Yes please. At The Euro you have the option of a five course meal or ordering from the menu. Plenty of savoury and sweet options that are sure to make you drool. This is a Brisbane Christmas day lunch that’s sure to impress! 

Find out more here.

Summit Restaurant and Bar – Mt Coot-tha

Enjoy Christmas with a view at Mt Coot-tha’s restaurant, offering a set lunch or buffet lunch with the option of adding a beverage package! Your eyes will be delighted by the view and your stomach will be overly pleased with the food. Why not head off on a family hike afterwards? Hike JC Slaughter Falls.

Find out more about bookings here.

WATT Restaurant and Bar – New Farm

Christmas lunch Brisbane

You’ll be saying WATT when you tuck into a festive feast whilst overlooking the Brisbane River. Here you will enjoy a four course meal and even a visit from Santa. They offer a four course feast and a cocktail on arrival over two different settings (11.30 – 1.30 and 2.30 to 4.30). You won’t have to prep or wash up – you can just sit back and let the fabulous WATT staff take care of the rest! 

Find out more here.

Regatta Hotel – Toowoong

Settle in among the beautiful Queenslander alongside the Brisbane river and dine on a four course luncheon or host a private function space that has a seafood buffet. With three hour beverage packages available and all the amazing food on offer, you will be rolling home. Talk about a fabulous Brisbane Christmas Day lunch! 

Find out more here.

Kookaburra Queens, Showboat Cruise

Take your family along and enjoy beautiful views of Brisbane while you dine on a Christmas feast that has seasonal favourites and seafood. With live entertainment, Christmas decorations and a range of free beverages it will be a Christmas day to remember. It’s a fabulous restaurant with a view that we just love! There’s breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options available! All aboard! You can choose from breakfast, brunch, lunch OR dinner! (Or maybe a combination of all four if you want to be in a total food coma!) 

Find out more here.

Christmas lunch Brisbane 2020

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

2 responses to “2020: Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch | Family Friendly Venues”

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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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