6 Sunshine Coast Restaurants Open On Christmas Day So You Don’t Have To Cook

By Claire Plush
11th Nov 2019

Christmas Lunch Sunshine Coast

Catering for the clan on Christmas Day can really take the fun out of festive season. So why not hang up your novelty apron and leave it to the experts?

We’re delivering the most appetising options for Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast; and with the big day fast approaching you’d best be finalising plans, pronto.

These are the best places to book your Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast.

Noosa Beach House

Noosa Heads

If we didn’t already have our Xmas plans locked in, we’d totally be eyeing off Christmas lunch at one of the best restaurants in Noosa—Noosa Beach House. This year, you can book a table, sit back, sip on champagne and watch on as four incredible courses appear in front of you…then disappear, straight into your pie hole. At $245 per person, it’s not cheap… But you know what they say—you get what you pay for. And with an epic selection of dishes deliciously crafter from fresh local produce, it’s pretty much guaranteed this is one meal you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. 
Where: 14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Cost: $245 adults 
For more information or to book, click here

Cafe Le Monde

Noosa Heads

So, you’ve got the whole family visiting and you’re looking for somewhere to dine that’s not too pricey in Noosa? Your best bet for a casual day out, one that’s still going to leave you a bit of cash to shout mum that cocktail she’s eyeing off, is Cafe Le Monde. These guys are offering a delicious three-course set menu (that features a local seafood platter, plus Bundaberg Rum and macadamia honey smoked ham) with a glass of sparkling or Stone & Wood beer, for a bargain $110 per person. Which is kind of unheard of, but very convenient, if you’re looking to book a spot for Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast. Got littlies? The two-course set menu for kids at $49 is a no-brainer. 
Where: 52 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Cost: $110 adults, $49 kids
For more information or to book, click here

Noosa Boathouse


How many times have you had Christmas lunch on a floating restaurant? (NB: Lilos in the pool with cup holders after a few Xmas morning beverages do not classify as floating restaurants.) Let Noosa Boathouse bring the ‘fancy’ to your festivities this year with a waterfront location and a four-course Christmas lunch, complete with a two-hour premium drinks packages including prosecco, red and white wine, beer and soft drinks or juice. With a sample menu featuring the likes of charcuterie to start, followed by Mooloolaba prawns, Moroccan-flavoured local fish and a special housemade Christmas pudding, we’re getting full just thinking about it.
Where: 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Cost: $209 adults, $149 teens, $79 under 12s 
For more information or to book, click here.

The Dock


One of our favourite spots to wine and dine in Mooloolaba is throwing open its doors this Christmas Day and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Offering three delectable courses, you’ll be stuffing your face silly with a chilled seafood platter, individual roast turkey stuffed with sage and chestnuts, plus pudding or a trio of sorbet with fresh berries. With sittings available at 11.20am and 12.30pm, and tables filling up fast, you better jump in quick if you want to secure a riverside posi at The Dock this year.  
Where: The Dock, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Cost: $150 adults (includes three-hour drinks package), $70 kids
For more information or to book, click here.

The Savvy Squire


One of the best bars in Mooloolaba, The Savvy Squire is dishing up the brews and chews this Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast. Graze on fresh seafood or a charcuterie board, nibble on caramelised buffalo haloumi and then devour crispy Atlantic salmon with saffron potato, champagne and chive cream and smoked salmon caviar. 
Where: The Savvy Squire, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Cost: $149 adults, $80 kids
For more information or to book, click here.

Flaxton Gardens


If a buffet is more your style, Flaxton Gardens are putting on a giant feast for your Christmas Day lunch on the Sunshine Coast. Catering for more dietary requirements, including options for vegans, you’ll find your festive roast meats (turkey, beef and Tasmanian salmon) plus a delicious range of sides and salads. To kick off the fun, you’ll be gifted a pre-celebration drink and canapes, and end the day with barista-made coffee and chocolate-dipped strawberries. 
Where: Flaxton Gardens, 313-327 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton
Cost: $150 adults (three-hour beverage option available for an extra $45), $75 under 15s
For more information or to book, click here.

Image Credit: Kaitlin Maree for Urban List

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