How to order your way to a complete Brisbane Christmas lunch

How to plan a cheat’s Christmas lunch

Eatin’ food cooked by someone else ain’t cheatin’.

The gift that keeps giving on Christmas Day is food (we’re already dreaming about the leftovers, T.B. very H. with you). The gift that does not is having to buy, prep, and cook it all yourself…

Luckily, someone else can, and someone else does! Slap on some elf ears and call us Santos L. Halper, because we’ve created the ultimate list of every pre-cooked dish you need for a fully loaded cheat’s Christmas lunch.

Dalton Catering | FORTITUDE VALLEY

Stuffed and rolled turkey ready to roast and serve with cranberry sauce? A whole boneless free-range ham, pre-scored, clove-studded, ready to glaze, bake and serve with mango relish? A complete Christmas banquet for six? Dalton Catering pretty much has you covered for the main event, no matter what dining style you’re after! See the full range of Christmas items (including a bougie caviar box) and order ASAP for pick-up or delivery here.

Pie Town | West End

They seem to bake up seasonal pies for almost every event on our calendar, so you better believe Pie Town’s Christmas creations sound mouthwatering! Order the likes of turkey, cranberry and brie, gingerbread, or cherry tiramisu pies to form the centrepiece of your Christmas table, and you can guarantee everyone will want a piece of that! See the full menu and order here by December 22.

One Fish Two Fish | Kangaroo Point

Keep it simple, Santa—that’s our mantra when it comes to Christmas feeding, and the fresh prawns, oysters and barbecue boxes that you can pick up from One Fish Two Fish will do just that! Drop them down on the table with some of the included sauces and salads and you’re good to go. Order here by December 21 for pick-up from Kangaroo Point or Bowen Hills on Christmas Eve.

Jocelyn’s Provisions | James Street

Let this lady do what she does best: delicious breads, snacks, and sides! We’re eyeing off the gorgeous bread wreaths, no-fuss veggie tarts, and mini lamb and rosemary pies, because what’s Christmas lunch without a carb coma? Check out what’s on offer (there are, obviously, a lot of classic sweet treats too!) and order by December 16 here.

The Stores | West End

The Stores is your one-stop shop for ham, turkey, porchetta, oysters, prawns, bugs, antipasto and cheese boxes and gourmet salads this Christmas, so you don’t have to lift a finger! Even better? You can browse and order everything online here (Christmas Eve orders close December 16)!

King Street Bakery | Bowen Hills

All good sweet tooths know that King Street Bakery is the real deal, and their Christmas offering is no exception! Think jazzed-up buche de Noels (flavours include black sesame, vanilla, chocolate and hazelnut or strawberry, lime and coconut), classic Christmas bikkies, and festive pavlovas for feeding the fam. Check out what’s on offer and order here.


Merry Christmas, ya hungry animals.