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2020: Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch | Family Friendly Venues

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Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2020 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 2020?

We are in the process of confirming with venues what their plans are for Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2020. Keep checking back in on this page for delicious options as we will be regularly updating locations each week. All venues with ‘Confirmed for 2020’ listed below are ready to welcome your family for Christmas lunch in Brisbane this year.

Christmas lunch 2020 Brisbane

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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!)

Enjoy Christmas lunch Brisbane 2020 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!

Stamford Plaza | Brisbane

Christmas Buffet Lunch & Dinner Stamford Plaza

Confirmed for 2020: Arrive to the sounds of Lobby carollers before moving into your chosen venue where you will enjoy a lavish Christmas Day buffet lunch without compare. Choose from Christmas Lunch from 12 noon in The Grand Ballroom and River Room or from 12.30pm in The Brasserie on the River

Enjoy an impressive selection of Christmas favourites including:

  • A wonderful variety of hot and cold dishes
  • The freshest seafood bounty
  • Traditional roasts
  • A wonderful dessert selection
  • 3-hour premium beverage package for adults
  • Santa will have gifts for all children up to 12 years

Adults – $329 per person | $309 per person when booked before 31 October.
Teens – $169 per person (13 – 17 years)
Children – $99 per person (5-12 years)

Good to know: Christmas comes early to The Brasserie on the River at Stamford Plaza each year with their ever-popular pre-Christmas festive buffet held from Thursday 26 November to Sunday 20 December on the off chance you wish to celebrate Christmas a little earlier this year. After the year it’s been, you may even want to have multiple Christmas lunches just to make the most of the season. The Stamford Plaza will also be offering Festive High Tea Celebrations over this period with your choice of a Chocolate High Tea Buffet or Festive Lobby High Tea. Yum!

Reservations are required for all events. Head to the Stamford Plaza website for more details or call Restaurant Reservations on (07) 3100 5749.

Royal on the Park | Brisbane

Confirmed for 2020: Royal on the Park has confirmed they will be hosting an event. We will share details shortly.

Sofitel | Brisbane

Confirmed for 2020: Sofitel has confirmed they will be hosting an event with details to be announced shortly.

Treasury Hotel and Casino Brisbane

To be updated for 2020 – We are awaiting updated details from 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 choice 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. 

Novotel | Brisbane

Update for 2020: Novotel Brisbane will not be offering Christmas lunch in Brisbane for 2020.

Four Points by Sheraton | Brisbane

Update for 2020: Four Points by Sheraton will not be offering Christmas lunch in Brisbane for 2020 as they are supporting the Queensland Government with COVID-19 as a quarantine facility until the end of January 2021.

Rydges | South Bank

Update for 2020: Rydges is not going ahead with Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2020 as Bacchus Restaurant & Bar will be closed until further notice.

Brisbane Marriott | Brisbane

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

Mercure | Brisbane

Update for 2020: Mercure Brisbane will not be offering Christmas lunch in Brisbane for 2020.

Celebrate Christmas lunch Brisbane 2020 at Brisbane’s best restaurants

River Quay Fish – South Bank

Confirmed for 2020: River Quay Fish have confirmed they are going ahead in 2020 and are busy preparing a delicious menu! We’ll share the details as soon as we have them.

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

Regatta Hotel | Toowong

Confirmed for 2020: Tis’ the season for festive feasting! Celebrate Christmas Day at one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels with two spectacular dining options.

Christmas Day Seafood Buffet – 12pm to 3pm

Regatta Hotel Christmas Day Seafood Buffet

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from last years’ luncheon, the Regatta are once again hosting an endless Seafood Buffet in the comfort of their Level 1 Function Spaces. Enjoy seconds (and thirds!) of a large variety of fresh seafood until you find yourself in a jolly food coma! This bountiful buffet also includes all of your Christmas favourites, so there will definitely be something delicious for every palate. With an impressive dessert station of Chef’s selection of cakes and sweets, you’ll be spoiled for choice. As for the beverages, a 3hr beverage package including sparkling wine, wine, beer and cider can be enjoyed with this incredible buffet.

Adults – $160 per person 
Teens -$60 (12-17 years) 
Children – $35 (1-11 years)
Under 3 years eat free 

Christmas Day Extravaganza in The Boatshed – 12pm to 3pm

The Regatta Hotel’s annual luncheon in the QHA Award Winning The Boatshed Restaurant is known to sell out well in advance, and this year their festive celebration will be one to remember! A beautiful Christmas Choir will welcome 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 person. To make a reservation head to the Regatta Hotel website.

Mary Mae’s previously WATT Restaurant and Bar | New Farm

To be updated for 2020

The Summit Restaurant | Mt Coot-tha

Update for 2020: The Summit Restaurant has closed.

The Euro

Update for 2020: The Euro is no longer open for business.

Il Centro | Eagle Street Pier

Update for 2020: II Centro Restaurant & Bar is currently closed.

Kookaburra Queen Showboat Cruise | Brisbane River

Kookaburra Queen Christmas

Confirmed for 2020: Celebrate the most wonderful time of year with family & friends aboard the Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Christmas Lunch Cruise full of Christmas festivities sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! With a 2.5 hour cruise aboard one of the beautiful Kookaburra Queen Paddlewheelers, you will feast on a sensational festive themed buffet with seafood plus the Ultimate Beverage Package. 

Theming and entertainment are also taken care of as the boats are adorned with festive trimmings & decorations and live entertainment playing a mix of Christmas classics & contemporary favourites. With lucky door prizes and Christmas themed activities for the kids, there will be plenty of Christmas fun for everyone!

Adults – $169 per person 
Teens -$109 (13-17 years) 
Children – $99 (4-12 years)
Under 3 years eat free 

Be sure to get in quick as this is a sell-out cruise every year and this will be a Christmas memory that y’ule treasure forever! 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!

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

  1. Louise says:

    Following!!
    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.

  2. Samantha says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Karen Roper says:

    Following as we are in the same situation

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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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