Christmas Day Lunch Gold Coast 2022 | Our Top Picks!

Christmas 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 202w.

All venues with ‘Confirmed for 2022’ listed below are ready to welcome your family for Christmas lunch on the Gold Coast this year. 

We are currently in the process of updating this article, so keep checking back for more lunch options!

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Our Top Picks for Christmas Lunch Gold Coast!

Try these family-friendly venues for your celebration!

Novotel | Surfers Paradise

TBC for 2022: Indulge for your Christmas Lunch Gold Coast at Novotel where you can enjoy succulent seafood, a carvery, a variety of hot and cold dishes and Christmas sweet treats for the whole family. There may even be a quick visit from the man in red! Included in your ticket price is a 3-hour premium drinks package, live entertainment and a gift for all children under the age of 12.

Adults – $225 | Children (12-17 yrs) – $145 | Children (4-11 yrs) – $120

 Book your tickets here.

QT Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise 

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast QT

TBC for 2022:  There are three dining options for a Gold Coast Christmas Lunch at the QT. There is also the option for a Christmas breakfast or dinner. 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. $295 per adult.

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? You will get to overindulge on roasted meats, fresh seafood and decadent desserts and of course, a Christmas lunch wouldn’t be complete without a glass of something naughty, so there’ll be a free-flowing three-hour beverage package. This will also include a welcome Christmas cocktail on arrival.

  • $275 per adult including a three-hour beverage package
  • $84 per teen (13-17 years)
  • $25 per child (5-12 years)
  • Children 4 and under dine free

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

Christmas Day In-Room Dining – Christmas on your Balcony

Enjoy a Christmas feast on your balcony with 1/2 kilo of fresh prawns, continental cold cuts and dips served with toasted Turkish bread. Plus your choice of Christmas roast ham or beef including all the trimmings and condiments. Then finish with a share canape dessert platter. Available from 12:00pm – 9:00pm

$165 per platter (serves 2).

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

The Island | Surfers Paradise 

TBC for 2022: 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 Gold Coast Buffet Lunch is perfect for all ages, including the kids! 

  • Adults: $169
  • Children: 13 – 17 years – $109 | 4 – 12 years – $79 | 0 – 3 years – Free

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

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat | Canungra

TBC for 2022: Have pre-lunch drinks with the O’Reilly family and a traditional Christmas Buffet Lunch served by O’Reilly’s staff. After stuffing yourself silly at lunch you can take the kids for a stroll around the stunning World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. The package includes all drinks and a special visit from Santa. This is currently included in their Christmas Holiday package.

From $149 per person.

Find out more on their website.

Paradise Resort | Surfers Paradise 

TBC for 2022: Let the team at Paradise Resort take care of your family this Christmas in Penguins Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious Christmas Feast fit for any family including local seafood, roasted turkey, champagne ham an array of delicious desserts and all of the trimmings. There is also the option of a buffet dinner.

Santa will have gifts for every child and your family will have free access to the Water Park all day. Could it get any better? Quick tickets will sell fast!

  • 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Adults: $169
  • Children: (13-17 years) $99 | (4 – 12 years) $69 

Book here!

Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC | Currumbin

TBC for 2022: 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

Book Tickets here!!

The Star | Broadbeach 

Christmas Lunch at The Star

TBC for 2022: 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 Uncle Su 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 in the Garden

Garden Kitchen & Bar invites guests to experience an eclectic mix of contemporary furnishings, cascading greenery and is a place where food lovers, friends and family can come together to celebrate the festive season. A four-course lunch and 3-hour beverage package is included! Bookings are essential for this delectable feast that uses only the very best in fresh seasonal produce. 

  • 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Adult (18 and above): $175
  • Children: (5 – 17 years) $115 |  (0– 4 years) free 

Christmas in Cucina Vino

Cucina Vino is the perfect location for your Christmas celebration. Inspired by the cliff-top restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, Cucina Vivo features an outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful pool. This Christmas, the chefs at Cucina Vivo have created an inspired menu that draws on all the best flavours Italian culture has to offer. Savour a 4-course lunch menu plus a 3-hour beverage package! 

  • 12pm – 3pm
  • Adult (18 and above): $190
  • Children: (5 –17 years) $125 |  (0 – 4 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 all-you-can-eat buffet with all the trimmings, a 4-hour drink package and 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!

  • Adult: (standard package) $272 | (spirits upgrade) $287
  • Children: (13 –17 years) $190 |  (5 – 12 years)  $72 | (3 – 4 years) $30 | (0 – 2 years) Free

Christmas Day at Uncle Su

Share a beautiful meal with family and friends at Uncle Su this Christmas. Focusing on highlighting traditional flavours, ingredients and cooking styles from different regions of China, this is the perfect banquet lunch for your Christmas. 

  • 12pm – 2.30pm
  • Adult (15 and above): $148
  • Children: (5 –14 years) $50 |  (0 – 4 years)  Free

Find out more here.

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort | Sanctuary Cove

TBC for 2022: Indulge in Christmas Day dining inside InterContinental’s signature restaurant with a 4-course menu and champagne to pair. The menu includes all your favourite festive traditions including seafood, roasts and an array of desserts. It’s sure to please everyone!

  • 12pm – 3pm
  • $259 per person (includes beverage package) 

Find out more here.

Southport Sharks 

TBC for 2022: Celebrate Christmas at Southport Sharks this year with a sumptuous Seafood Buffet Lunch featuring fresh oysters and prawns alongside all your other traditional Christmas favourites. There is also the option to have a buffet breakfast too.

  • 11.30am – 3pm
  • Adults: $130 | (seniors) $115
  • Children: (8 – 12 years) $65 | (4 – 7 years) $40

Book here!

Miss Moneypenny’s | Broadbeach

TBC for 2022: Enjoy the ultimate Christmas feast with all of the Christmas classics and festive trimmings…
Fresh seafood share platters, smoked Bangalow ham and by popular demand Miss Moneypenny’s specialty desserts. 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! 

  • Adults – $169pp
  • Kids (12 years and under) – $89pp 

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast Cruise

Sea World Christmas Cruise | Surfers Paradise

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast Seaworld Cruises

TBC for 2022: 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. Departing from Sea World, the cruises will take you past magnificent homes, the glittering waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, and Marina Mirage and the Palazzo Versace – Australia’s only “six-star” resort hotel.  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! A dinner cruise is also available 

  • Early Lunch – 10:30am til 12:30pm (XMAS Lunch served at 11am) 
  • Late Lunch – 1pm til 3:00pm (XMAS Lunch served at 1pm) 
  • Adults (14 and over): $199
  • Children: (3 – 13 years) $99 | (0 – 2 years) Free

Marriott Hotel & Spa | Surfers Paradise 

TBC for 2022: There are three dining options for a Gold Coast Christmas Lunch at the Marriott Hotel and Spa. Bookings are open NOW so get in quick! 

Christmas Day Festive Feast at Chapter & Verse

Experience Christmas at Chapter & Verse with seasonal local offerings with the Seafood Tower including a range of fresh and local seafood with condiments and sides, plus a glass of Moet Champagne on arrival.

Tickets are $219 per person.

For further details call 07 5592 9800

Christmas Day Lunch Seafood Buffet at Citrique

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa will once again host the ultimate seafood indulgence for Christmas Day. Included is a festive seafood buffet lunch with lobsters, live cooking stations, a 3-hour premium beverage package including Moet Champagne, live entertainment, face painting and a visit from Santa. 

  • 12pm – 3pm
  • Adults: $365
  • Children: (5 – 12 years) $150 | (3 – 4 years) $50

Christmas Lunch in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom

Celebrate Christmas Day with a festive seafood buffet lunch including lobsters, live cooking stations, a 3-hour premium beverage package with Moet Champagne, live entertainment, face painting and a visit from Santa.

  • 12pm – 3pm
  • Adults: $299
  • Children: (5 – 12 years) $150 | (3 – 4 years) $50

Little Truffle | Mermaid Beach

TBC for 2022: Dine in foodie heaven at Little Truffle, where they are offering a Christmas lunch to remember! For entree choose from roast quail or prawn and lobster cocktail before indulging in either a lamb rack, ocean trout or beef prime ribs as the main course. We’ll leave it up to you to explore the delicious dessert menu included in the $175 per person Christmas lunch package. It goes without saying that you won’t be leaving hungry.

Palazzo Versace | Broadwater

Palazzo Versace Christmas Lunch

TBC for 2022: 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: $354 per person
  • Children 13 – 17 years: $244 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: $334 per person
  • Children: 13 – 17 years: $174 per child | 4 – 12 years: $104 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 four-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: $264 per person
  • Children: 13 – 17 years: $175 per child | 4 – 12 years: $104 per child | 3 years and under free of charge

Find more information here. 

Sheraton Grand Mirage | Main Beach

TBC for 2022: Enjoy a truly magical family-friendly experience at Terraces Restaurant where you will be treated to a sumptuous seafood buffet lunch 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 – $299 per person
  • Children (5-12) – $140 per person

Robina Pavillion | Robina

TBC for 2022: 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 Christmas and seafood feast. This lunch will run from 1.30pm-5.00pm however the buffet package is only for 2 hours.

  • Adults: $155
  • Teens (13 – 17 years) $89 | Children (4 – 12 years) $69 | Under 4 Free

Christmas Lunch Gold Coast events not going ahead 

Sofitel | Broadbeach 

TBC for 2022: Room81 and Bistro On3 at the Sofitel are temporarily closed until further notice. 

Four Winds | Surfers Paradise

TBC for 2022: 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.

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! 

Previous Christmas Lunch Events

Mercure Gold Coast Resort | Carrara

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.

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7 responses to “Christmas Day Lunch Gold Coast 2022 | Our Top Picks!”

  1. Mark says:

    Where staying in Coolangatta 4 Xmas is there anywhere there 4 Xmas day lunch.

  2. Nicole Davies says:

    Does anyone know about how we can sign up to help on Christmas Day to help an organisation that serves Christmas Lunch to the homeless and those in need?
    Please can you post any information to advise me? 😊 No better place to be on Christmas Day than there with these beautiful people!

  3. Joseph Podesta says:

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

  4. Alicia says:

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

  5. Doreen Mary McCarthy says:

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

  6. 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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