Best Christmas Lunch Brisbane 2023

With the best Christmas lunch Brisbane 2023 offers, you can enjoy a stress free day and forget about being stuck in the kitchen all day.  Sit back, relax, and let someone else take care of you this year.

No matter where you live or your budget, there are some fabulous Brisbane Christmas lunch venues.  As well as fantastic food, most provide the option of a drink package, entertainment and even the big man himself makes an appearance with some pressies for the kids.

But not sure where to go for Christmas lunch in Brisbane 2023?  That’s ok – we’ve got you covered!  We’ve done all the research and compiled the best Brisbane restaurants open for Christmas lunch all in this easy guide.

This Christmas day lunch 2023 Brisbane guide covers a great range of venues across various budgets and locations.  We’ve included the best Christmas day lunch Brisbane City venues, as well as venues on the north side and south side too.

If you see a Brisbane hotel Christmas lunch you like, all I can say is don’t delay!  These lunches sell out fast, so book early to avoid any disappointment.

Let’s get into it and check out the best Brisbane Christmas lunch 2023 options!

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Best Christmas Day Lunch Brisbane City 2023

In no particular order, we list some of the best places for Christmas lunch Brisbane City offers this year.

Sofitel Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023



Those seafood loving families willing to splurge will appreciate the Christmas seafood buffet Brisbane Sofitel is putting on.

This year the Sofitel Brisbane Christmas day lunch 2023 consists of a luxurious lunch and dinner laden with all the Christmas favourites the entire family love.  Food will be served buffet style featuring Christmas-themed stations with copious amounts of fresh seafood, salads, cold meats, hot dishes, beautifully prepared desserts and more.

This Christmas buffet Brisbane Sofitel offers includes a 2.5 hours drinks package per person.

Lunch is served from 12 pm to 2 pm, while there are two settings for dinner – 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

And the little ones will be pleased to know that regardless of whether you’re booked for lunch or dinner, Santa has promised to drop by bringing gifts.

Price for lunch or dinner: $310 adults | $100 kids (8-12) | $80 kids (4-7) | Free under 4  

Address: 249 Turbot Street Brisbane

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Pullman Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

The Pullman Brisbane Christmas lunch 2023 will be hosted in their Hamptons-inspired Goldfinch Restaurant and Street Cafe.  Pullman claims it will be an extravaganza, the best Xmas lunch Brisbane has for families, where they’ll enjoy lashings of seafood and all the typical Christmas trimmings.  

The seafood buffet includes oysters, king prawns and mussels.  For the non-seafood eaters, you’ll enjoy hot and cold meats, a range of freshly prepared salads and roast vegetables.

Ensure you leave room for dessert because there’s plenty on offer, including traditional plum pudding, pavlova, minced pies, fresh fruit, and cheese and crackers.

The Pullman buffet also includes a 2.5-hour beverage package that includes unlimited wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks.

Lunch is served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm.

While you’re all enjoying your Christmas buffet, you’ll be entertained by your favourite Christmas tunes and Santa will be visiting the kids too.

Price: $249 adults | $149 teens (13-17) | $119 kids (4-12) | Free under 4  

Address: Corner Ann and Roma Streets, Brisbane

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Hilton Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

The Hilton Brisbane Christmas lunch 2023 is being hosted this year in their Vintaged Restaurant, where they’ll serve the finest seasonal produce by chef Dario Fiorino.

The Christmas lunch Hilton Brisbane package is served over 3 hours from noon, with a three-course meal for adults and two for the kids.  Dining starts with a seafood tower, followed by your choice of main and an amazing dessert buffet.

You’ll be served a glass of sparkling on arrival (included with your meal package), and you can also upgrade with a drink package if you wish.  The kids will also receive a gift and an activity to keep them entertained.

The Hilton Christmas dinner Brisbane 2023 package is the same as lunch and is served from 6 pm, but is at a different price point so see the prices below.

And if you’re after a Christmas day breakfast, Brisbane families will be pleased to know the Hilton is covering the start of the day too.  They’re also offering a Christmas Eve dinner.

Price for lunch: $325 adults | $105 kids (5-12)  
Price for dinner: $295 adults | $95 kids (5-12) 

Address: Level 6, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

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Treasury Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023 (Sold out)


The Treasury Brisbane Christmas lunch 2023 is probably one of the more interesting affairs in this guide!  With the new casino well underway, the Treasury is giving guests a chance to walk down memory lane and try a range of dishes from restaurants of the past and present.

This is one extensive Brisbane Casino Christmas lunch including a buffet of hot and cold meats, seafood, a wide range of freshly made salads and loads more!  Seafood lovers will be in heaven with prawns, bugs, oysters, mussels and more on offer.  

If you have any room for dessert – there will be plenty to choose from.  Traditional Christmas sweets will be available, including mince tarts, rum balls, plum pudding, gingerbread, and more.

The Treasury Casino Brisbane Christmas lunch has two sittings to choose with the first starting at noon and the second starting at 12.30 pm.  Each sitting lasts for three hours, over which time guests can enjoy the drink package, including beer, wine, sparkling and other non-alcoholic drinks.  On arrival, you’ll receive a glass of Moet Chandon Brut.

You’ll be entertained by Christmas carollers and of course, a visit from the big man himself, who promises to bring gifts for each child under 12.

Price: $310 adults | $259 kids (13-17) | $159 kids (2-12) | Free under 2s

Address: 130 William Street, Brisbane

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Missed out on booking a table for Christmas lunch in Brisbane? The Treasury Brisbane also offers a Christmas Day Takeaway Hamper. Brimming with Christmas classics and delicious desserts, you can take the stress out of your Christmas Day lunch. Orders must be placed by 15th December with pick up on Christmas Eve between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.  

Price: $580 for a traditional hamper for four people | $145 per additional serving | $100 seafood upgrade for four | $25 seafood upgrade for one

Novotel Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023


The Novotel Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023 is being held in the Spice Central Kitchen and Bar – considered one of the very best restaurants in Brisbane.  Every year this is a sold out event, so get in quick if this piques your interest.

This Christmas lunch is perfect for seafood lovers with prawns, oysters and bugs.  Other items on the menu include maple glazed ham, roasted turkey and plenty of salads and roasted vegetables.

And if you can squeeze in dessert, you’ll be pleased you did with pavlova, Christmas pudding, fresh fruit and more.   There’s even a chocolate fountain for dipping in all those yummy treats!

You can relax over lunch, knowing you have 3 hours to chill.  Lunch starts at noon and includes a 3-hour drink package with wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

If you’re looking for a Christmas Day dinner Brisbane 2023 option, Novotel offers the same as the lunch package but at a slightly lower price – so well worth considering for those wanting to save a bit of cash over Christmas.  If you’re an Accor Plus member, you’ll get 10 % off.

Lastly, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a surprise visit from Santa, who will bring a gift for the kids.

Member price for lunch: $243 adults | $81 kids (6-12) | $18 kids (0-5) | $135 vegan menu price per adult

Non member price for lunch: $270 adults | $90 kids (6-12) | $20 kids (0-5) | $150 vegan price per adult

Member price for dinner: $207 adults | $45 kids (6-12) | $9 kids (0-5) | $135 vegan menu price per adult

Non member price for dinner: $230 adults | $50 kids (6-12) | $10 kids (0-5) | $150 vegan price per adult

Address: 38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane

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Tattersalls Club Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023


If you’re after elegance and sophistication, you can’t go past the Tattersalls Club. Designed and built in the 1920s, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time and are about to embark on a traditional culinary journey.

This year the Tattersalls Club Brisbane Christmas lunch is a delicious menu. The gourmet feast will feature traditional Christmas favourites and is accompanied by a three-hour beverage package including beer, wine and house spirits.

You can enjoy your Christmas meal in a few of the dining rooms at the Club, subject to availability. These include the Members’ Dining Room, Members’ Bar or The Conservatory.

And of course, the kids haven’t been forgotten, with Santa arriving throughout lunch to deliver gifts to all the littlies along with posing for photos.

Lunch starts at noon and finishes at 3 pm.

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Address: 215 Queen Street, Brisbane

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Gambaro Seafood Restaurant Brisbane Christmas Day Lunch 2023

The 2023 winner of the best seafood restaurant in South East Queensland, Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, has pulled together a four-course menu to feast on Christmas Day.

This Christmas seafood buffet Brisbane offers includes antipasto starters, a seafood entree, a festive-inspired main and a traditional Pavlova dessert – you know you’re in for a treat as Gambaro focuses on sustainable, locally sourced produce.

Lunch is from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm and includes sparkling champagne on arrival and a three-hour beverage package with a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks.

But it’s not only about the food at Gambaro, as delicious as it is! The entertainment is also pretty special; Christmas Carolers provide a beautiful soundtrack to your meal and Santa stops by for a visit with gifts for all the children.

Price: $245 adults | $125 kids (12-17) | $75 kids (6-11) | 0 – 5 free

Address: 33 Caxton Street, Brisbane

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Sebel Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

For a contemporary setting in the heart of Brisbane CBD, the Sebel Brisbane is serving up a deluxe Christmas Seafood Buffet for your family celebration. This Christmas lunch Brisbane CBD offers has two sittings to choose from (10.30 am or 2 pm), and each runs for two hours.

You’ll start on the Garden Terrace for pre-lunch drinks and a dose of sunshine before heading inside to sit at your private table and commence feasting on the delectable buffet.

The buffet includes a cold seafood station, salad bar, hot buffet selection, carvery and of course, to finish it all off – the dessert station. To accompany your lunch, there is a two-hour beverage package with a selection of beer, wine, soft drink and juice.

During lunch, there will be a special visit from the North Pole and gifts for kids aged 12 years and under. 

Price: $249 adults | $149 kids (8-12) | $99 kids (4-8) | Free under 4

Address: 95 Charlotte Street, Brisbane

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River Quay Fish Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

If being outdoors, near the water, with river views – sounds like a pretty good place for a Christmas Lunch, then it’s worth checking out River Quay Fish Brisbane.

Set on the Brisbane River, River Quay Fish has crafted a premium seafood 4-course set menu for the whole family to enjoy on Christmas Day.

With various dishes, including bacon wrapped scallops, double crunch prawns, coconut barramundi and grilled salmon – seafood lovers will be rejoicing. 

There are two sittings (11 am and 2.30 pm), and included in the meal is a 2.5-hour drinks package, with a cocktail on arrival and your choice of beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee throughout lunch.

Price: $200 adults | Half price for kids

Address: River Quay, Shop 5 Sidon Street South Brisbane

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Best Christmas Lunch Brisbane Northside 2023

Below we list some of the best places for Christmas lunch Brisbane Northside 2023 is offering.

MD Tavern Christmas Lunch North Brisbane 2023 TBC

When your kids are a little on the active side, and you’re after a laid back Christmas Lunch, the MD Tavern is a great option for your family.

The venue is independently owned and operated by a family group; they have friendly service, good old fashioned hospitality and great value – as evidenced in their festive Christmas Day buffet.

This Christmas lunch North Brisbane 2023 offers comes with seafood like prawns, oysters, and mussels. Cold selections include sushi, antipasto, and cheeses. Hot selections are roast pork/turkey/chicken/beef and maple glazed ham. Salads such as caesar, pasta, potato and garden are on offer as well as veggies. And if you can fit anything else in after this feast, there is a huge range of desserts like pavlova, pudding, cakes and more!

And for kids who’ll only eat plain old deep fried food, they’ve got them covered with a range of crumbed fish and calamari, chicken nuggets and hot chips.

Price: TBC for 2023

Address: 252 Dohles Rocks Road, Murrumba Downs

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Sunny’s Margate Beach Christmas Day Lunch Brisbane Northside 2023

For those who like to Brunch, Sunny’s Margate Beach is putting on a Brunch Buffet feast the whole family will enjoy!

Starting at 10.30 am, the two-hour buffet brunch will have you fed and out of there by 12.30 pm so you can enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day or instead take a nap – which you might need after the spread they are putting on.

The buffet includes fresh seafood plus a wide range of your festive favourites. 

And to wash it all down, there is a two-hour beverage package with wine, beer and soft drinks. 

Price: $219 adults | $159 kids (13-17) | $49 kids (3-12) | Free kids under 2 – plus booking fee

Address: 1 McCulloch Avenue, Margate

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Kedron Wavell Christmas Lunch Northside Brisbane 2023

This year the Kedron Wavell is putting on a lavish buffet filled to the brim with seafood and your usual Christmas favourites, so all family members will find something to enjoy.

 The Christmas day seafood buffet runs from 11.30 am and there will be entertainment on the day, along with Santa making a visit with gifts for all the kids under 12 years old.

Price: $175 adults | $60 kids (7-12) | $40 kids (4-6) | Free kids 0 – 3

Address: 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside 

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Hamilton Hotel Christmas Day Lunch North Brisbane 2023

The Hamilton Hotel has been around since 1865, but don’t worry; it has been renovated with a fresh look. Known for using fresh ingredients from local Brisbane suppliers, Christmas day sees the Hamilton Hotel setting up a heaving buffet with two sittings, the first at 11 am and the second at 1.30 pm.

The buffet has loads of seafood, including prawns, oysters, Moreton bay bugs, salmon and snapper. The carvery has some Chrissy faves, including baked cherry bbq turkey breast and honey pineapple leg ham. There are loads of salads and sides, and if you can fit it in – the Dessert Bar is next level with Christmas pudding, mince pies, pavlova, slices and cakes, fruit platters and cheese platters.

And for the kids who just want simple fare, they can dine on chicken tenders or fish and chips. 

In addition to food, there is either a standard drink package for $35 or a premium drink package for $55.

Price: $150 adults | $105 kids (13-17) | $65 kids (4-12) | Free kids 0 – 3

Address: 442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton 

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North Lakes Hotel Christmas Lunch North Brisbane 2023

Located beside picturesque Lake Eden, North Lakes Hotel is steps away from acres of tranquil water with walking tracks, which may be needed after indulging in their Christmas Day buffet lunch.

The lunch starts at 11.30 am, finishes at 3 pm, and will satiate your hunger with roast meats, veggies, seafood, salads and desserts.

Included in the price is a three-hour beverage package and Christmas entertainment. So if you’re looking to save the fuss of cooking and cleaning on Christmas Day, spend the day at North Lakes Hotel.

Price: $145 adults | $95 kids (14-17) | $45 kids (4-13) | Free kids under 4

Address: 22 Lakefield Drive, North Lakes 

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Best Christmas Lunch Brisbane Southside 2023

Below we list some of the best places for Christmas lunch Brisbane southside 2023 is offering.

The Glen Hotel Southside Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023 (Sold out)


The Glen Hotel wants you to; Eat, Drink and be Merry this Christmas Day, and what better way to do this than lunching with them!

They are putting on a decadent hot and cold buffet lunch, serving up dishes such as; freshly shucked oysters, smoked ham leg with sticky pineapple dark rum glaze, beef brisket with wholegrain mustard, roasted vegetables and so much more – the list is endless!

And what we love about the veggies and salads is they’re not just your standard tossed-together limp sides. Instead, they have things like rocket and pear salad with candied walnuts and balsamic and wood roasted carrots with honey butter, dukka labna and herbs  – this is to list a couple, there are more mouthwatering options available.

And of course, dessert, for those with a sweet tooth, there’s pavlova, pudding, mince pies, and house made chocolate brownie And for those after a savoury dessert, you’re not forgotten – with Australian and international cheeses.

To wash down this feast, a 3.5 hour beverage package is included with tap beer, wine, sparkling, juice soft drinks, tea and coffee on offer.

Lastly, the Glen Hotel hasn’t forgotten to include a visit from the jolly man, with an appearance and gifts for the young children.

Price: $200 adults | $155 kids (13-17) | $86 kids (5-12) | Free kids 4 and under

Address: 24 Gaskell Street, Eight Mile Plains 

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Carindale Hotel Southside Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

The Carindale Hotel is a family friendly pub renowned for its inclusive nature, ‘where everyone belongs’, and on Christmas Day, they invite you to come and celebrate the day with them for some festive feasting.

On offer is a decadent buffet with an array of options to feed even the fussiest eaters. From the traditional roasted turkey and ham to seafood options and the usual veggies, salads and bread.

But where the buffet gets turned up a notch is when it comes to dessert… so save some space as there are delicious cakes, apple pies, puddings, mince pies, pavlovas, fruit, tiramisu, citrus tarts, death by chocolate – we told you, it’s sweet tooth heaven!

The beverages on offer are Christmas-themed spritz cocktails and mocktails, wines, tap beers, a range of domestic bottled beers, tea, coffee, soft drinks and juices.

Price: $180 adults | $80 kids (13-17) | $40 kids (5-12) | Free kids under 5

Address: 14/1151 Creek Road, Carindale

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Springwood Hotel Southside Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

The kid-friendly Springwood Hotel has an all-you-can-eat buffet available on Christmas Day from 11.30 am.

On offer is seafood – oysters, prawns, mussels, salmon. Carvery and grill – roast turkey, beef, pork belly, plus loads of salads and veggies. 

The dessert bar is filled to the brim with pudding, cakes, slices, mousse, salad, trifle, pavlova and profiteroles. 

Your kids won’t only love the desserts… there is a huge indoor air-conditioned playground for them to run off some of the sugar. But we’re sure they’ll hear Santa’s arrival as he comes bearing gifts for all the kids.

If you would like to add a beverage package to lunch, the standard drink package is $35 and the premium drink package is $55.

Price: $120 adults | $105 kids (13-17) | $65 kids (4-12) | Free kids 3 and under

Address: Corner Springwood and Rochedale Roads, Springwood

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Spring Lake Hotel Southside Brisbane Christmas Lunch 2023

If you want to be amongst nature on Christmas Day, the Spring Lake Hotel is surrounded by natural bushland and overlooks the lake. However, the tranquillity may be interrupted by all of the festive celebrating. 

On Christmas Day, the Spring Lake Hotel is serving up a Christmas buffet lunch and an optional 3-course beverage package.

Choose from a huge selection including; cured meats from the charcuterie table, chilled tiger prawns, fresh oysters, roast turkey with apricot stuffing, honey glazed ham and roast pork.  Dessert is pavlova, Christmas pudding, lamingtons, brownie, cheesecake and so much more. Kids are provided with nuggets, dagwood dog and battered fish followed by jelly cups and a chocolate fountain.

Beverages include a range of sparkling, wine, beer, soft drinks and juice.

If you’re after a little bit of serenity amongst the chaos of Christmas Day, book lunch at the Spring Lake Hotel now before the event sells out.

Price: $160 adults | $65 kids (13-17) | $50 (5-12) | Free kids under 5

Address: 1 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes

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Brisbane Golf Club Christmas Lunch 2023

Have you ever thought about dining on a championship 18-hole golf course? Well, the Brisbane Golf Club is putting on a Christmas Lunch feast in their exclusive heritage listed Tennyson Room.

This elegant room is surrounded by lush greens and views of the fairways – but it’s not only the location that is special; lunch is being prepared by Executive Chef Josh Williams and his culinary team, with loads of droolworthy selections.

If you’re a seafood lover, you’re in for a treat with plenty of local seafood on offer including Queensland tiger prawns and whole poached salmon. If you prefer meat, there’s a wide variety on offer, roast turkey breast with sage stuffing and cranberry sauce and mustard-glazed smoked ham.

Desserts cover most tastes, including mini pavlova and homemade tiramisu and a range of cheeses. So come and join this tasteful establishment and dine in style on Christmas Day.

Price: $200 adults | $105 kids (13-19) | $85 kids (3-12) | Free kids under 3


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Hopefully you’ve found this guide on Brisbane Christmas day lunch venues helpful.  We have plenty of other Brisbane guides to inspire you and the kids to get out and about over the Christmas holidays, including the best day trips from Brisbane and the best weekends away from Brisbane.

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