Not keen on cooking this Christmas Day? We hear you, so we’ve tracked down the best Brisbane restaurants open on Christmas Day in Brisbane for your feasting pleasure. These kind folks are ignoring their families so we can eat like kings this Christmas Day (and they’ll do the washing up!) and for that we are eternally grateful, and wish them bulk rum balls.
These are the best restaurants open on Christmas Day in Brisbane 2014.
Popolo | South Bank
Brisbane Italian favourite Popolo is plating up an epic eight-course lunch this Christmas Day. The Chef’s Selection Christmas Day Lunch share plate menu includes Popolo’s famous sucking pig, and is sure to be a memorable, and button-popping, meal. Contact Popolo to book.
Il Centro | Brisbane CBD
Brisbane riverside dining icon, Il Centro is open for lunch this Christmas Day, so you can enjoy a modern Italian Christmas feast with friends and family in style. Call Il Centro to book.
Sake Restaurant & Bar | Brisbane CBD
If a roast and potatoes doesn’t appeal, you might want to check out what Sake are serving up this Christmas Day. Sake is open for lunch this Christmas Day, with banquets and their contemporary Japanese a la carte menu on offer. If you’d prefer an intimate Christmas affair, Sake has beautiful private dining areas that can seat up to 24 people. Contact Sake to book.
Sofitel | Brisbane CBD
The luxurious Sofitel is open for Christmas Day this year, with breakfast, lunch and dinner on offer at their in-house restaurant, Thyme2, as well as lunch in the stunning Ballroom le Grand. The champagne will be flowing, Santa will be in attendance, and live entertainment will be adding to the festive mood. Contact Sofitel for all the details.
Bavarian Bier Cafe | Brisbane CBD
We can’t think of anything better than ringing in Christmas with a Bavarian feast (and the river views don’t hurt, either!). Bavarian Bier Café are open on Christmas Day from 11am to 6pm for lunch, and have both a la carte and set menus available for Christmas Day. There are four set menu options on offer throughout December— expect turkey, roast pork, and, of course, schnitzels!
La Rotisserie | Newstead & Toowong
If you'd rather stay home, but cooking's out of the question, the gang at La Rotisserie can help you out this Christmas morn'. They're open this Christmas Day from 8am to 1pm for pick up meals, so you can feed the hoardes with a tempting spread of slow-cooked meats, salads, and fried chicken. We think Santa would approve.
Lennon’s Restaurant & Bar at NEXT Hotel | Brisbane CBD
Cool new CBD restaurant and bar next is open this Christmas Day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! You can’t ask for more than that! Lennon’s will be hosting a special Christmas lunch, with a stunning four-course set menu for adults, three-course set menu for kids, and kids up to three eat for free!
Spicers Hidden Vale
A rollicking journey out of the city to the stunning Spicers Hidden Vale is our idea of heaven this Christmas Day, and their in-house restaurant, Homage has a two-course ($65pp), and three-course ($80pp) Christmas Day lunches on offer, created using their own local produce, and hams, and roast meats.
The Euro | Brisbane CBD
Gorgeous CBD restaurant, The Euro, is open on Christmas Day this year, with a fabulous 5 course Christmas lunch feast on offer, and two lunch sittings available. The first Christmas Day sitting is from 11:30am, and the second from 2:30pm. This Christmas luncheon is $155 per person. Contact The Euro to book.
Libertine | Petrie Terrace
French Vietnamese restaurant Libertine is open for lunch this Christmas Day in Brisbane, with a very festive eight-course set menu on offer. Only $79 per head, this x-mas lunch is sure to leave you feeling merry. Call Libertine to book.
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