Brisbane restaurants open on Christmas Day. | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to Dine on Christmas Day 2018

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Christmas lunch Brisbane

Christmas. To some it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but to others? It’s a whole lot of mess, disorganised families and chaos. It can be a headache – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

We believe you should get your Christmas meal and eat it too, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to enjoy Christmas day lunch or dinner – no clean up required.

Regatta Hotel | Toowong

For a Christmas Day lunch that’s set to sleigh, there’s only one place you need to be. Brisbane’s beloved riverside Queenslander, the Regatta, is the gift that keeps on giving – with two memorable packages on offer for you and your fam. Dine on a four course luncheon in The Boatshed, or make your way to a private function space with a dedicated seafood buffet. Both options come with a three hour beverage package, and inclusions such as roast turkey, Balmain bugs and steamy Christmas pudding. Find out all the tasty details and book here.

Black Fire | CBD

Nestled in Capri by Fraser, Black Fire will ber serving up Christmas lunch from 11.30am on Christmas Day. A  four-course banquet highlighting local meat and produce as well as Spanish delicacies sourced internationally is on offer, so you’ll be able to savour tapas, charcuterie, slow-roasted suckling meats and happily embrace awkward smalltalk while descending into a food coma. A banquet would be nothing without a selection of handmade dessert canapes, so they will be provided too (yay!). For $70 per person, you can grab a ticket and relax knowing everything (foodwise) is taken care of. Kids meals are available for under 12s, and bookings can be made here. Feliz Navidad!

Treasury | CBD

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas, and the Treasury’s offer is a definite reminder of that joyous feeling. The annual Christmas Day Buffet will wow as always, with a menu including the likes of fresh seafood, quintessential Australian BBQ meats, international cuisines, salad bar, a dessert extravaganza and all your traditional Christmas favourites. Ho-ho-hold your applause, and book here.

Marriott | CBD

Show us what you got, Marriott. Your Christmas will be a cracker whether your decide to dine here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each meal of the day will sport a dedicated buffet, meaning you can wake up to eggs Benedict and hash browns, settle into the afternoon with fresh seafood and a carving station, or ease into the night with classic roasts and gourmet salads, amidst a Santa sack’s worth of other seasonal favourites. Find out more, and book in here.

Hilton Brisbane | CBD

Searching for a Chrissie lunch that’s up to the hilt in foodie goodness? Look no further than Hilton Brisbane. Their Festive Flavours will have you rolling outta there like a rogue bauble, and with full-on breakfast, lunch and dinner feasts from Vintaged Bar and Grill, you’ll be set for the day. Start your morning with a selection of fruit mince pies, pastries, glazed Christmas ham, and other brekkie faves for $75pp. Can’t be stuffed basting your own turkey? Hilton Brisbane has you covered with a classic Christmas lunch of roast turkey, assorted local seafood, decadent desserts and more for $175pp and $65 for kids under 14. Book at!

Deer Duck Bistro | Milton

Don’t spend Christmas Day saying “oh deer,” when the stress of home cooking gets all too much! You and the fam can be taken care of at Milton’s Deer Duck Bistro for a Christmas lunch set to sleigh. Five courses for $155 (with matched wines available for $85) will leave you stuffed silly and ready to enjoy the Christmas cheer all evening long. Start your lunch with a shared chef’s plate before moving on to a savoury tart of truffled ricotta and riberry, slow-cooked pork jowl, and melt-in-the-mouth sous vide lamb. Wrap things up with a mouth-watering dessert of Bavarian cream, Greek shortbread, macerated cherry, toasted meringue and yuzu foam. It will be a merry time for all, with no clean-up required! To book, call  3870 8482 or email

So eat, drink and be merry – it’s the most wonderful time of the year after all!