If you’ve just about had it with the arduous task that is preparing Christmas lunch—or you just can’t cook to save your life, no judgement here—there’s nothing better than sitting down to an already (expertly) prepared Christmas lunch that’s, let’s be real, probably going to taste about ten million times better than yours. And there’s no washing up. Sounds pretty bloody great, right? Of course it does!
Here are the 10 Best Brisbane restaurants open for lunch on Christmas Day in Brisbane.
Eagle Street Pier
Get a full belly of award winning Japanese cuisine while soaking up the sights of the Brisbane River from the Sake Restaurant & Bar at Eagle Street Pier. Gather with the company of friends and family at the traditional sunken tatami tables, or book out a private dining room and enjoy your Japanese Christmas feast.
For something a little bit special with a hint of European influence, meet up with the fam at The Euro for a delicious bistro dining experience this Christmas Day in Brisbane. Indulge in a five-course degustation menu, or order from the a la carte menu. The organic Dutch cream potato gnocchi sounds freaking amazing, and who could pass up trying The Euro's infamous chocolate and beetroot brownie, served with raspberry ganache and dirty chai ice cream! Drool...
Get the gang organised and book now for a festive Christmas Day lunch at lab restaurant + bar at Treasury Casino! Prepare yourself for a gorgeous four-course modern Australian lunch served with the added bonus of a three-hour beverage package—Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a little festive 'cheer'.Food, wine, and fun? Sounds perfect.
Asana By Pete Evans
Want to have a hearty Christmas Day lunch, but not keen on packing on the dreaded kgs this Christmas? Asana is the Christmas miracle you've been wishing for. Once again hosting their crazy-popular paleo Christmas lunch, your family can enjoy a seafood buffet perfected by non other than Pete Evans himself and his talented head chef John Harris. Get in quick to reserve your spot!
Be greeted by carollers in the lobby, then find yourself seated before a huge Christmas buffet lunch at the Stamford Plaza Brisbane. Sounds pretty good, right? Book in now to enjoy traditional roasts and endless amounts of seafood, plus an impressive selection of decadent desserts. You’ll be guaranteed over three hours of beverages as part of the package, ensuring your Christmas Day lunch in Brisbane is very merry indeed!
Try something a little different from your usual ham and prawns this Christmas, and indulge in a traditional French feast at C’est Bon. Each dish will be served with artistic flair and the flavours are amazing! Book ahead—you don’t want to miss out. Magnifique!
Take in the flavours of France this Christmas Day lunch in Brisbane, with an indulgent buffet dining experience at Thyme2, Sofitel. Sit back with a full belly and a glass of champers in hand, and enjoy live entertainment courtesy of Nicole Skye Duo. The kids should keep an eye out for an appearance from the big man himself, because even Santa doesn’t want to miss this Christmas feast!
Bavarian Bier Café
Eagle Street Pier
Make your way to Eagle Street Pier this Christmas for a frothy Bavarian beer and delicious lunch at Bavarian Bier Cafe. The much-loved a la carte menu will be available, so choose from any of their signature dishes, hotdogs or mouth-watering burgers. Best Christmas ever!
Cha Cha Char
Enjoy the company of friends, family, and of course amazing food with a long lunch at Cha Cha Char. Kings of steak, these guys are serving up a delicious Christmas Day banquet. The special a lar carte service will be available for two sessions, so get in quick and avoid cooking those prawns on the barbie at home.
This Christmas leave the dishes to Gambaro Hotel, who will host you and your family for a three-course feast featuring award-winning food, wine and stunner table service. Enjoy entertainment from some merry Christmas carollers and a visit from Santa. All in all it sounds like a pretty great time, so be quick to reserve your seat!
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