Restaurants Open Christmas Day Gold Coast 2018 | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to dine on Christmas Day on the Gold Coast

Restaurants Open Christmas Day Gold Coast

Who doesn’t love it when someone else does the cooking?

After surviving too many trips to the shop for gifts, we’ll save you a trip to the grocery store by providing you with the best venues to dine at for your Christmas lunch or dinner (those not already sold out!). Priority can shift to spending quality time with your loved ones – and there’s no washing up required!

Where To Book Christmas Day On The Gold Coast

Seaduction | Surfers Paradise

Indulge in a Christmas Day luncheon to remember with a sumptuous buffet with all your Christmas favourites – and complimentary eggnog on arrival! Tantalise your taste buds with baked prawns with chef’s selection of sauces, freshly shucked oysters and Waldorf salad. Mains will have you salivating with roasted chicken, steamed fish with Thai salad, and double smoked ham with caramelised onions. For a more intimate affair, stuff yourself silly and celebrate in a private dining room with a three-hour beverage package. Bookings are available between 12pm-2pm. Call (07) 5635 5710 or email to secure your spot!

Citrique | Surfers Paradise

Delectable offerings are on offer at Citrique for Christmas Day dining. Their buffet will feature fresh lobster and suckling pig, just to name the heavy hitters. Live entertainment will provide good vibes, and packages can be purchased with or without alcohol depending on the Christmas Day you desire! If you opt for the inclusion of bevs, Laurent Perrier NV French Champagne will keep your glass full, as well as a range of premium wines, artisan beers, and ciders. We’ve also heard whispers of a spiced sangria and Christmas eggnog! Reserve your seat at this indulgent table by calling (07) 5592 9772 or emailing

Restaurants Open Christmas Day Gold Coast

Bistro on3 | Broadbeach

Treat your loved ones (and yourself) to an extravagant seafood buffet dinner while enjoying live entertainment. Indulge in an array of delicacies plucked from the sea including freshly shucked oysters, king prawns, spanner crab and smoked Tasmanian salmon. Their decadent dessert station will feature pavlova, profiteroles, fruit mince tarts, yule logs, gingerbread treats and much more, so be sure to leave room! Grab your tickets here.

Harvest Buffet | Broadbeach

Want to experience the Gold Coast’s ultimate buffet? Celebrate Christmas Day at Harvest Buffet. Their team of chefs have been sleigh-ving away to ensure it’s a Christmas you, your loved ones (and your stomach) won’t forget. Prepare your tastebuds for a feast with all the trimmings, because you’ll be spoilt for choice at this all-you-can-eat extravaganza! With the freshest seafood, hot and cold meats, pizza, pasta, salads, soups, desserts, plus a three-hour drinks package AND visits from Santa, you won’t want to miss this! The lunch session runs from 12pm-3pm and the dinner session will run from 6pm-9pm. Get your tickets here!

Restaurants Open Christmas Day Gold Coast

Imperial at The Star | Broadbeach

In classic Queensland style,  the Imperial is serving up a Christmas feast with an Asian twist. With a focus on highlighting the traditional flavours, ingredients and cooking styles of China, Executive Chef Song Yao Su has developed a special festive menu that will have tongues wagging. Mains include stir-fried steak fillet with garlic; king prawns with Thai chilli sauce; sweet and spicy chicken; eggplant with kung pao sauce; and fried rice with minced beef and lettuce. For dessert, indulge in egg custard tart with seasonal fruits. Couldn’t swing that Christmas getaway this year? Gift yourself a trip to China for the afternoon and grab your tickets here!

The Fireplace | Sanctuary Cove

Treat yo’self to a delicious four-course menu alongside (several) festive flutes of G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne. Tuck into include barbeque spiced quail, turkey ballotine with walnuts, golden raisin, thyme and fig stuffing, and chocolate parfait with toffee cream, smoked almond, and caramelised banana. The experience will be made all the more sweeter with the inclusion of their flowing premium beverage package. Bookings are essential, so reserve your spot now by calling (07) 5501 9832 or emailing

Book Now: Christmas Day Lunch On The Gold Coast

Now you’re all up to date on venues which still have availability, you have no excuse not to book right this second!

Find More Inspiration For Christmas Day

Still searching for ideas for Christmas Day? View our guide to Christmas Day lunch in Brisbane, or check out our guide to the best Christmas gift ideas for foodies.


Words by Charlotte Tully
- The gourmand who can’t say no to an all-you-can-eat buffet…