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Where To Book Your Last-Minute Christmas Day Lunch

By Erin Curtain - 10 Dec 2017

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It’s happening again. You’re spending Christmas day at your mother’s house. It’s boiling because your dad refuses to get AC, but your granny won’t eat anything short of a full roast dinner. Your nephews have already knocked over the Christmas tree twice, and your aunt insists on feeding them her way-too-boozy rum cake. When everyone finally leaves you are guilted into cleaning a world record number of dishes as your mum goes on about her bad back.

What if we told you it doesn’t have to be this way? That you could spend your Christmas in the balmy breeze or comforts of controlled air temperature, with your choice of food and absolutley no washing up? We're talking about booking a table and going out this Christmas. Rally the fam and outsource the Xmas feast to one of these restaurants on Christmas Day. Here's where to book Christmas Day lunch in Brisbane.

Treasury Hotel and Casino

CBD

Want the best of all worlds (and cuisines) this Christmas? Treasury Hotel is throwing one heck of a Christmas lunch with every possible family fave being dished up. The buffet will include a traditional roast turkey, as well as mountains of seafood, Indian icons such as rogan josh and korma, Asian delicacies including Peking duck and soft-shell crab, and all the traditional Christmas sweets and puddings for dessert. If you are after a seriously good spread, Treasury is the way to go! 

For all the info, including booking details, click here

Popolo

Southbank

Celebrate your Brisbane Christmas the Italian way at Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar. Book in for their Christmas day lunch and expect multiple dishes of delicious, Italian food made from the finest Australian produce. First, you'll be welcomed with an Aperol Spritz on arrival, then guests will be invited to dig in to Sicilian-style cured Tasmanian salmon, rigatoni with tiger prawns, Popolo's signature Gippsland porchetta and whole load more.  

Have a look at the full menu and book your tickets here.

The Euro

CBD

Are you after some seriously good food this Christmas Day? Award-winning restaurant, The Euro will be sporting way more than just your classic roast. Serving up locally sourced, European-inspired dishes, The Euro prides itself on being simple, fresh, and incredibly tasty. Their Christmas Day Lunch will consist of five courses, starting with seafood, continuing with Tasmanian lamb, and wrapping up with panna cotta and white chocolate for dessert. Drool!

Click here for the full menu and booking details. 

WATT Restaurant And Bar

New Farm

Spend Chrissy lunch overlooking the Brisbane River while tucking into a festive feast at WATT. On arrival they'll greet you with a drink, then chase it up with four courses of sheer culinary bliss. This gives you the perfect opportunity to relax in the breeze this Christmas instead of inwardly screaming because you burnt the turkey. On top of this, the man in red himself will be sliding down the chimney to pay the kids a visit (only the good ones of course!).

Book your sitting and get all the details here

Asana

CBD

Capri will have their restaurant Asana open for lunch this Christmas day. Asana’s menu is paleo-inspired, meaning mostly gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free—did someone say gulit-free feasting? Their health consciousness does not, however, hinder how tasty, fresh and unique their dishes are. Book for either a two or three course meal this Christmas Day and indulge in a truly delicious buffet of fresh seafood that won’t have you feeling like a stuffed turkey after.

Click here to book your tickets to Christmas at Asana. 

Stamford Plaza

CBD

Stamford Plaza will be home once again to their annual Christmas Day feast—and you are invited! Book in for either lunch or dinner and tuck in to an insane amount of fresh seafood, classic roasts, festive desserts, and everything else you could possibly want on Christmas day, including a scenic backdrop of the Brisbane River. Now that's a bit special, isn't it?

More details and booking info here

C’est Bon

Woolloongabba

The C’est Bon Christmas menu will have you saying ooh la-la, before you dive face first into the divine French spread they're putting on. Serving up seven courses of classic French cuisine, you cannot possibly find a more authentically French Christmas unless you were in Paris itself. If you are looking for French fine dining, C’est Bon is for you. Joyeux Noel!

All info including full menu and booking details here

Thyme2

CBD

Sofitel Hotel’s legendary restaurant, Thyme2 is amping up this December 25 with their famous Christmas luncheon. This is another one for the seafood lovers, but there will also be turkey and ham galore for those after a more traditional feast. If you’re hungry for a little more than just great eats, Sofitel is also hosting a Christmas Day lunch in Ballroom Le Grand, featuring more mouth-watering food, including a chocolate fountain, and festive yuletide entertainment.

For more details on all the Sofitel's festivities, click through.

Deer Duck Bistro

Auchenflower

Roll into Deer Duck Bistro and receive a complimentary glass of champagne as you settle in for your Christmas feast. Serving up a five-course degustation, Deer Duck is sure to provide the perfect Christmas spot in their luxe, intimate restaurant setting. Enjoy Mooloolaba prawns, smoked trout, duck ragout ravioli, slow roasted pork, and cherry bomb meringue topped with chocolate snow to cap it all off. Talk about a luxe Christmas!

Info and booking details here 
Committed to Christmas at home? Brush up on these survial tips for Christmas day with the family. 

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