Christmas Day Lunch Gold Coast | Our Top Picks!

Christmas Day Lunch Gold Coast
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Give yourself a break this Christmas and dine out for Christmas Day lunch on the Gold Coast.

You’d be surprised how many restaurants are open on Christmas Day on the Gold Coast, offering stylish, festive, affordable, and family-friendly Christmas lunch in 2020.

All venues with ‘Confirmed for 2021’ listed below are ready to welcome your family for Christmas lunch on the Gold Coast this year.

If you would like to add your Gold Coast Christmas dining opportunities to our list, please email Natalie –

Our Top Picks for Christmas Lunch Gold Coast!

Try these family-friendly venues for your celebration!

Novotel | Surfers Paradise

Confirmed for 2020: Indulge in a magical Christmas Day lunch in the Novotel’s Grand Ballroom. Enter a Christmas Wonderland where you can enjoy succulent seafood, a carvery, a variety of hot and cold dishes, and Christmas sweet treats for the whole family. Plus there may even be a quick visit from the man in red! Included in the ticket price is a 3-hour premium drinks package, live entertainment, and a gift for all children under the age of 12.

Adult tickets are from $185 each and children are from $95pp. Book your tickets here.

QT Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise

QT Gold Coast

Confirmed for 2020: There are three dining options for a Gold Coast Christmas Lunch at the QT. Bookings are open NOW so get in quick! 

Christmas Day lunch at Yamagen

Experience a masterclass in culinary delights with Yamagen’s indulgent 7-course degustation menu fit for Santa himself. The menu features a range of Japanese seafood dishes with a Christmas twist. Artfully paired with your choice of beverage. The hardest choice you’ll have to make on Christmas Day is choosing between champagne or whisky. Doors open at 12pm for 1pm start. $280 per adult or $180 for those under 18 years.

Christmas lunch at Bazaar

Wanting an intimate lunch with the family opening presents and cheering to the festivities whilst saving yourself for a big Chrissy feast? Head to Bazaar for your decadent Christmas Day lunch. Feast on a straight-from-the-ocean seafood extravaganza and a vibrant selection of salads picked fresh from their rooftop garden.

Christmas lunch wouldn’t be complete without a glass of something naughty, so there’ll be a free-flowing three-hour beverage package to take advantage of. This will also include a welcome Christmas cocktail on arrival.

  • $275 per adult including a three-hour beverage package
  • $169 per teen (13-17 years)
  • $75 per child (5-12 years)
  • Children 4 and under dine free

Christmas lunch at Bazaar will run from 12pm to 3pm.

Christmas Day lunch in the QT ballroom – Christmas Indulgence

Your Christmas indulgence awaits with a wondrous display of Christmas fare for the whole family at QT this Chrissy day. Explore the seemingly endless interactive food stations featuring all your festive favourites. From the freshest trawler caught seafood to the vibrant array of Christmas desserts, this will be a feast to remember.

The merrymaking is complete with live entertainment and a visit from the person who makes it all happen, Santa Claus. The kids can enjoy a face painter and for the whole family, a gingerbread making kit will be available on each table to build and be judged by the Executive Chef! Doors open at 11:30am for a 12pm start.

  • $245 per adult including a three-hour beverage package
  • $155 per teen (13-17 years)
  • $75 per child (5-12 years)
  • Children 4 and under dine free

Find out more about Festive Feasts at QT Gold Coast here.

The Island | Surfers Paradise

Confirmed for 2020: Set in the fabulous Glasshouse at the Island, one of the Gold Coast’s newest and most vibrant events destination, this traditional Christmas buffet lunch will feature the freshest hot and cold seafood, succulent roast meats, seasonal roast vegetables, wholesome summer salads and decadent desserts. Drinks can be purchased to accompany your meal throughout the day from the Glasshouse Terrace Bar. This Christmas Day Buffet Lunch is perfect for all ages, including the kids! 

  • Adults: $159
  • Children: 13 – 17 years – $99 | 4 – 12 years – $69 | 0 – 3 years – Free

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at The Island will run from 10:45am – 1:45pm.

Palazzo Versace | Broadwater

Palazzo Versace Christmas Lunch

Confirmed for 2020: Celebrate Christmas Day at the spectacular Palazzo Versace Gold Coast. Introducing a collection of festive curations specially crafted by the culinary team for you and your loved ones this Christmas.


An elegant five-course degustation that’s a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Immerse yourself in a luxurious Christmas lunch featuring champagne upon arrival, live performances, roaming entertainment, and matching wines. Children must be over 13 years of age to attend.
  • Time: From 12:30pm
  • Ticket price: $395 per person
  • Children 13 – 17 years: $239 per child

La Medusa Ballroom

Gather loved ones to celebrate the season with a gourmet buffet featuring indulgent seafood, a selection of antipasti, roasted delights, tantalising desserts, and festive favourites paired with free-flowing beverages. Kids will love a special visit by Santa, live performances, and roaming entertainment spreading an abundance of joy and cheer.
  • Time: From 12:30pm
  • Ticket price: $329 per person
  • Children: 13 – 17 years: $189 per child | 4 – 12 years: $99 per child | 3 years and under free of charge

Il Barocco Restaurant

Palazzo Versace Christmas Lunch Food

Indulge in a plethora of Christmas inspired flavours and textures with a three-course eclectic menu and free-flowing beverages. Luscious trimmings, live performances, roaming entertainment and festive curations will certainly make this joyous celebration a truly unforgettable one.
  • Time: From 12:30pm
  • Ticket price: $259 per person
  • Children: 13 – 17 years: $169 per child | 4 – 12 years: $99 per child | 3 years and under free of charge

Find more information here. 

Sheraton Grand Mirage | Main Beach

Confirmed for 2020: Enjoy a truly magical family-friendly experience at Terraces Restaurant where you will be treated to a sumptuous seafood dining experience complete with all of your favourite festive trimmings. Stay amused with roving entertainment and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival for the adults, plus the kids can enjoy a visit from Santa and even receive a special gift.
  • Adults and Teens – $279 per person
  • Children (5-12) – $140 per person

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat | Canungra

Confirmed for 2020: Enjoy a traditional Christmas buffet lunch served at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. After stuffing yourself silly at lunch you can take the kids for a stroll around the stunning World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.

  • Adults (inc drinks) – $160 
  • Teen (13-17 years) – $99
  • Child (4-12 years) – $60
  • Infant (0-3 years) – Free

Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC | Currumbin

Confirmed for 2020: Looking for a chilled setting for a family-friendly Christmas lunch on the Gold Coast? Drink in superb ocean views while you dine beach-side at the Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC. Stuff yourself silly on fresh local seafood, hot and cold meats, salads, dessert, and a three-hour drinks package. They also offer a Christmas Day Buffet Breakfast! Woo!

The seafood buffet lunch is held between 12pm and 3pm. 

  • Members – $189 per person
  • Non Members – $209 per person
  • Children (2-12 years) – $69 per person
  • Teens (13-17 years) – $129 per person

Little Truffle | Mermaid Beach

Confirmed for 2020: Dine in foodie heaven at Little Truffle, where they are offering a Christmas lunch to remember! For entree choose from a seared veal backstrap or prawn and lobster cocktail before indulging in either a  7+ wagyu tenderloin or a confit duck leg for the main course. We’ll leave it up to you to explore the delicious dessert menu included in the $155 per person Christmas lunch package. It goes without saying that you won’t be leaving hungry.

Robina Pavillion | Robina

 Robina Pavilion is the place to be with kids this Christmas! Let the kids loose in the Christmas wonderland while you sit back and indulge in their generous traditional-with-a-twist buffet.

  • Jolly Feast $199 p.p
    Buffet Lunch + Beverage Package of house wine, bubbles, craft beers and soft drink.
  • Festive Feast $139 p.p
    Buffet Lunch + glass of bubbles, beer or soft drink on arrival.
  • Juniors
    12-18 ($79) | 5-12 ($45) | Under 5 (Free)

The Star | Broadbeach

Confirmed for 2020: If you are hunting for an overflowing buffet or an Italian feast, then The Star is what you are looking for. With a variety of meal and drink options in the Garden Kitchen & Bar, Cucina Vivo,  or the Imperial at The Star you will be spoiled for choice. 

There are a number of packages to choose from! Here are our top picks for family-friendly fare. 

Christmas Day at Imperial at The Star

Enjoy an Asian twist for your festive celebration with a banquet lunch plus 2.5 hour beverage package. Focusing on highlighting traditional flavours, ingredients and cooking styles from different regions of China, internationally trained Executive Chef of Asian Cuisine – Chef Song Yao Su has developed a special festive menu just for your family!

  • 12pm to 2:30pm
  • Adult (13 and above): $164.64
  • Children: (5 – 12 years) $77.18 |  (3 – 4 years) $41.16 |  (0 – 2 years) Free

Seafood, hot and cold meats, pizza, pasta, salads, soups and more! They also offer a three hour drinks package and a visit from Santa. You can choose a lunch seating (12-3) or a dinner one (6-9). Prices differentiate between lunch and dinner (check the link at the bottom of this entry for more info) and bookings are essential. It’s held on the Casino Level. 

Christmas in the Garden

A four-course lunch and 3-hour beverage package! Bookings are essential for this delectable feast that uses only the very best in fresh seasonal produce. 

  • 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Adult (13 and above): $169.79
  • Children: (5 – 12 years) $77.18 |  (3 – 4 years) $41.16 |  (0 – 2 years) Free

Christmas in Cucina Vino

Inspired by the cliff-top restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, Cucina Vivo features an outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful pool.  Savour a 4-course lunch menu that draws on all the best flavours Italian culture has to offer plus a 3-hour beverage package! 

  • 12pm – 3pm
  • Adult (13 and above): $190.37
  • Children: (5 – 12 years) $77.18 |  (3 – 4 years) $41.16 |  (0 – 2 years) Free

Christmas Day in the Event Centre

Let The Star make your Christmas one to remember by celebrating with your friends and family in a beautifully themed ballroom. Indulge in a delicious buffet with all the trimmings, including gifts for the children and a special appearance from Santa. This special Christmas lunch event will take place from 11am-3pm and is held in the Event Centre on the Casino Level. Don’t forget to enjoy the roving entertainers!

Find out more here.

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort | Sanctuary Cove

Christmas lunch traditions don’t get much better than this. Experience five-star cuisine in a luxury ballroom setting with seafood share plates and three-courses matched with a three-hour Premium Beverage Package. MacArthur’s Ballroom’s Christmas lunch includes an entrée of chicken, pistachio and quail terrine, before moving to an alternate main of turkey with sage stuffing or chargrilled beef fillet. Finish your decadent lunch off with a festive dessert stand featuring Christmas pudding, fruit mince pies, and more. An alternate vegetarian menu is available for guests.

  • $269 per adult including three-hour Premium Beverage Package
  • $145 per teenager (12-17 years) including soft drink and juice
  • $95 per child (5-11 years) including soft drink and juice
  • Children under 4 years free of charge

Find out more here.

Miss Moneypenny’s | Broadbeach

A Christmas feast featuring all of the classics! Fresh seafood share boards, carved roasts, maple glazed Bangalow ham and by popular demand Miss Moneypenny’s Pavlova with summer fruits! Choose from 2 sittings: 11am – 1pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Miss Moneypenny’s is known as the place to be on the Gold Coast so what better destination for the most important lunch of the year! Call (07) 5655 0785 to book.

  • Adults – $159pp
  • Kids (12 years and under) – $89pp 

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast Cruise

Sea World Christmas Cruise | Surfers Paradise

Confirmed for 2020: If you would rather get out and immersed into what the Gold Coast is all about, perhaps a Christmas day cruise on the water is what you are looking for. Sea World Christmas Cruises offer a buffet spread with a variety of drinks available, sure does sound nice to us! There’s also a present available for the kids so the little ones can experience the wonder of Christmas. Gorgeous! 

  • Early Lunch – 10:30am til 12:30pm (XMAS Lunch served at 11am) 
  • Late Lunch – 1pm til 3:00pm (XMAS Lunch served at 1pm) 

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast events not going ahead in 2020

Sofitel | Broadbeach 

Update for 2020: Room81 and Bistro On3 at the Sofitel are temporarily closed until further notice. 

Four Winds | Surfers Paradise

Update for 2020: Four Winds 360° is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. They are unsure when restrictions permitting the operation of a buffet will be eased, therefore they are closed indefinitely. Find out more here.

Mercure Gold Coast Resort | Carrara

Update for 2020: Mercure Gold Coast Resort at Carrara will not be going ahead with a formal Christmas Lunch event in 2020. However, there may be an option for in-house guests. Contact the resort directly for more details.

Marriott Hotel & Spa | Surfers Paradise 

Update for 2020: The Marriott is currently undergoing renovations and may be open in time for Christmas, Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast style! 

Tempted to dine out for Christmas Day lunch this year? Which venue gets your top pick? Let us know in the comments! 

Looking for more Christmas family fun on the Gold Coast in 2020?

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There’s so much Christmas fun planned for the GC again this year. Get all the event details here.

5 responses to “Christmas Day Lunch Gold Coast | Our Top Picks!”

  1. Joseph Podesta says:

    we are trying to find a Christmas lunch for under $100 pp
    do ou have anything please

  2. Alicia says:

    The Mercure at Carrara told me they aren’t doing lunch this year.

  3. Doreen Mary McCarthy says:

    how many per table allowed and will they open especially the star its space is enourmous

  4. Jessica Jordan says:

    Hey guys, wow thanks for the recommendation! Would it be possible to link to our Christmas landing page?

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