11 Brisbane Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

By Erin Curtain
26th Sep 2018


Christmas Day is looming, and with Brisbane’s delightfully blaring heat we don’t blame you if you want to skip the home cooked roast this year. If we know anything, it’s that Brisbanites love Christmas and good food, so there are plenty of dining institutions rolling out Christmas Day feasts this year.

These are the best places to book your Christmas Day lunch in Brisbane.

Six Acres Restaurant

Settle in for a decadent buffet at Six Acres this Christmas. Book a table between 12pm and 3pm for an all you can eat feast of seafood, baked and roasted meats, mountains of classic sides, and a dessert buffet to top it all off. Plus, you will even get a special visit from Santa mid-meal bringing gifts to all the kiddies.

Price: from $109 pp
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River Quay Fish

Bringing back their iconic Christmas lunch is River Quay Fish, offering you a jolly time with sweeping river views. On the menu is a three-course meal plus dessert, with your choice of mains ranging from the classic Christmas turkey to a vegan asparagus and saffron risotto. 

Price: $129 pp
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Ovolo Inchcolm

Over at Ovolo, they are serving up a hassle-free Christmas for all. Whether you are gluten-free, vegetarian, or will eat any Christmas food put in front of you, there will be a three-course family feast waiting for you at the Inchcolm. The package also includes three hours of free-flowing drinks, Christmas crackers, and presents for all.

Price: from $189 pp
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Brisbane Marriott

For one of Brisbane’s most traditional Christmas dining experiences, head to Christmas lunch at The Marriott. They will be serving up a buffet featuring only the most classic Aussie Christmas eats, including a carving station and copious amounts of fresh seafood. Santa will be out and about delivering presents to the kids while the adults can indulge in the three-hour drinks package.

Price: $265 pp
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Emporium Hotel

Sip on some champagne while you dig into Emporium’s Christmas themed buffet at The Terrace. Santa will, of course, make an appearance bringing goodies for youngsters as you gorge yourself on a Christmas feast.

Price: from $195 pp
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Sofitel Brisbane Central

If you want your Christmas lunch to be next level classy, book a table at Sofitel’s Christmas day luncheon in Ballroom Le Grand. The event will feature a vast array of culinary masterpieces drawing inspiration from a traditional Christmas feast. The dessert spread will include chocolate truffles, Christmas pudding (obvs) and a chocolate fountain overflowing with molten chocolatey goodness.

Price: from $138 pp
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Oxford 152

Another buffet worth loosening your belt for is at Oxford 152 this Christmas. Along with the three-hour drinks package, you can create your perfect Christmas meal, choosing from their salad bar, seafood selection, carvery meats, and hot dishes featuring braised beef in red wine and penne carbonara with chicken and mushroom. Top it all off with a dessert board that features the Aussie Christmas classic, pavlova.

Price: $125pp
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Treasury Brisbane

Looking for a Christmas lunch you can vouch for? The Treasury always rolls out a show-stopping lunch on Christmas day that is sure to impress any in-laws coming to town. The seafood selection including lobster, crab, oysters, and more will surround a stunning ice carving, and the Aussie barbeque will have lamb cutlets, grilled chicken, corn on the cob and more local faves fresh from the grill.

Price: from $130 pp
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Spicers Balfour Hotel

Always the epitome of class, Spicers Balfour is the perfect Christmas lunch spot if you want a sit-down family meal. The starters, including smoked salmon, seafood terrine, and charcuterie plates, will be served to share, while the main courses will be plated. End the lunch with Eton mess with berries for dessert.

Price: $199pp
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The Westin

To wrap up your Christmas lunch choices we have a seafood extravaganza. The Westin will be serving up a buffet with all the trimmings this year, focusing on fresh local produce and all that hails from the sea. Sample the Christmas treats in their dedicated dessert room while you enjoy the three-hour beverage package, live jazz, and a visit from Santa.

Price: $299pp
For more information, click here.

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Image credit: Hayley Williamson Photography for Urban List

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