Cleaning and cooking can consume a large amount of time on Christmas Day, leaving less time to catch up with friends and family. Fortunately, thanks to the variety of Christmas lunch venues open, families have the option of dining out on the holiday.

Ranging from fresh seafood to succulent roasted meats, the Gold Coast is home to a wide array of places to have Christmas Day lunch. Whether you’re on the hunt for an all you can eat buffet or a 4-course meal, there’s something to suit everyone.

Eager to head out for Christmas lunch this year? This article will offer a list of places to have Christmas Day lunch on the Gold Coast.

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Little Truffle

In the past, Mermaid Beach’s Little Truffle has offered a unique blend of options for families to enjoy Christmas Day lunch. The menu consisted of options such as chestnut and truffle soup, king salmon, pork hock, and plenty more, with prices starting from $155 per person. Head over to the restaurant’s website for more information on 2021 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (07) 5526 5033

Address: 2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

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Southport Sharks

The Southport Sharks was open for Christmas lunch for the first time in 2018, serving up a delicious Christmas Day buffet lunch. The menu consisted of seafood such as oysters and prawns as well as a visit from Santa himself. Prices started from $130 for adults, $65 for teenagers and $40 for kids aged 5 to 9 years.

Phone: (07) 5532 1155

Address: Olsen Ave &, Musgrave Ave, Southport QLD 4215

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QT Ballroom

This year, Christmas Day lunch is being served in the QT Ballroom for adults and children to enjoy from 12 pm. The menu is set to consist of popular dishes such as turkey, roast beef, lamb, and seafood, alongside live entertainment and a visit from Santa. Adult, teenager, and children prices for the experience starts from $245, $155, and $75 per person, while children under 4 years can eat for free.

Phone: (07) 5584 1200

Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Gold Coast QLD 4217

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Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace on Main Beach offers plenty of festive dining options to suit every member of the family, including buffets, set menus, and degustation feasts. Located within the grand ballroom, the offering included roasted meats, seafood, salad, dessert, and plenty more, with prices starting from $249. For bookings and more information on 2021 Christmas lunch at Palazzo Versace, visit the website.

Phone: (07) 5509 8000

Address: 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

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Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Celebrate Christmas Day festivities with a three-course dinner and seafood share plates inside MacArthur’s Ballroom. Ballroom menu includes an entrée of chicken, pistachio and quail terrine, before moving to an alternate main of turkey with sage stuffing or chargrilled beef fillet. Finish your decadent dinner off with a festive dessert stand featuring Christmas pudding, fruit mince pies and more. An alternate vegetarian menu is available for guests. Prices for the experience started from $159 per person.

Phone: (07) 5530 1234

Address: Sanctuary Cove, Manor Cir, Hope Island QLD 4212

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Cucina Vivo

For those in the mood for something different, Cucina Vivo has offered guests plenty of Italian inspired cuisines to enjoy for Christmas lunch. The events run from 12 pm to 3 pm, with prices starting from $190 for adults, $77 for kids between 5 and 12 years, and $45 for kids between 3 and 4 years, while children under 2 eat for free. Head to the website for potential announcements or updates for a Christmas lunch 2021 at Cucina Vivo.

Phone: (07) 5592 8757

Address: The Star Gold Coast, Lobby Level, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach QLD 4218

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Currumbin Beach Viking SLSC

You can enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch on the beach at the Currumbin Beach Viking SLSC. The Christmas Day buffet lunch includes plenty of favourites to suit everyone, including seafood, salad, dessert, and plenty more, with prices starting from $189 for adult members, $129 for teenagers, and $69 for kids. For updates or announcements for a 2021 Currumbin Beach Viking SLSC Christmas Day lunch, head to the venue’s website.

Phone: (07) 5534 2932

Address: 741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin QLD 4223

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Mirage Grand Ballroom

The Christmas Day buffet lunch at the Sheraton’s Grand Mirage Resort had plenty of traditional dishes for families to enjoy. The menu consisted of roast pork, crackling, roast vegetates, as well as live entertainment and a visit from Santa. Visit the website for potential announcements or updates for a 2021 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (07) 5577 0000

Address: 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

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Lot Two

Lot Two is serving up a mouthwatering 2021 Christmas Day lunch for families to sink their teeth into. The menu included salmon, prawns, oysters, turkey, ham, pork, roasted vegetables, trifle, pavlova, and plum pudding, all accompanied by beautiful, waterfront views. Head over to the restaurant’s website for potential updates for a 2021 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (07) 5587 9000

Address: 68 Gollan Dr, Tweed Heads West NSW 2485

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Sea World Cruises

Embark on a Sea World Cruise on Christmas Day for extraordinary views of the Gold Coast along with a delicious lunch or dinner. The cruise guides visitors past noteworthy locations, while they can sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Prices for the cruises start from $159 per adult.

Phone: (07) 5539 9299

Address: 58 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Garden Kitchen And Bar

Located within the Star Casino, the Garden Kitchen And Bar is offering a Christmas menu for families to taste and enjoy. Running from 12 pm to 3 pm, prices started from $169 for adults, $75 for children between 5 and 12 years, and $40 for children between 3 and 4 years, while kids under 2 ate for free. Head to the website for potential announcements or updates for a 2021 Christmas lunch at the Garden Kitchen And Bar.

Phone: (07) 5592 8787

Address: 1, Casino Level The Star Gold Coast, Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218

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Event Centre

Yet another Christmas Day lunch option located within the Star Casino; the Event Centre encapsulates a variety of traditional Christmas flavours. Enjoy a festive all-you-can-eat lunch and a 4-hour beverage package, plus exciting entertainment and a special appearance from Santa. 

Phone: (07) 5592 8757

Address: 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218

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Bazaar Marketplace

Also situated within the QT Hotel, the Bazaar is offering a variety of classic Christmas dishes to families. This year, 2021, the menu is set to consist of roasted meats, fresh seafood, salads, and more, with adult, teenager, and children prices starting from $275, $169, and $75, respectively. Head to the hotel’s website for updates on their 2021 Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (07) 5584 1238

Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Bistro On3

The Critique restaurant in Surfers Paradise is closed for renovations and is due to open on the 20th December. In past years, the Sofitel’s Bistro On3 has also served up Christmas lunch for families, with a variety of delicious menu items to look forward to. To accompany the meal is also a 3-hour beverage package, live entertainment, and a visit from Santa. Head over to the restaurant’s website for potential announcements or updates for 2021 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (07) 5570 0391

Address: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

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The Island Gold Coast

Families looking for a Christmas Day buffet lunch can stop by the Island, having offered fresh seafood, roasted meats and vegetables, salad, dessert, and more in past years. Prices for the experience started from $159 per person. Head to the hotel’s website for possible announcements or updates for a 2021 Christmas Day lunch at the Island.

Phone: (07) 5538 8000

Address: 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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The Novotel

The Novotel offers families a Christmas lunch with a variety of traditional dishes to choose from. The menu consists of fresh seafood, meats, dessert, and more, with prices starting from $185 per person. For potential announcements or updates for a 2021 Christmas Day lunch at the hotel, head over to the website.

Phone: (07) 5579 3499

Address: 3105 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Four Winds

Four Winds Revolving Restaurant is currently closed: For families in the mood for Christmas lunch with a view, the Four Winds Restaurant has served delicious food accompanied by panoramic views on the jolly day. In the past, the menu has included prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs, smoked salmon, crab, roast turkey, ham, mousse, and more. Head to the restaurant’s website for potential announcements or updates for a 2021 Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (07) 5592 9906

Address: 26/2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Critique

The Critique restaurant in Surfers Paradise is closed for renovations and is due to open on the 20th December.  In the past, they have hosted a delicious Christmas Day lunch for both adults and children to enjoy. With lobster, roasted meats, and so much more on offer, there was a little something for everyone. The adult, teenager, and children prices started from $335, $205, $155 (5 to 12 years), and $55 (3 to 4 years), respectively.

Phone: (07) 5592 9800

Address: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Room 81

Broadbeach’s Sofitel Hotel is closed from September 2020 until February 2021.

They served their 2018 Christmas lunch within a festive setting, alongside live entertainment and a visit from Santa. The menu consisted of favourites for kids to enjoy, including seafood, a carvery buffet, and more. Prices for the experience were $255 for adults, $175 for teenagers, $100 for kids between 6 and 11 years, and $55 for kids 5 years and under. Otherwise, Room 81 was serving 4-course meals only for adults.

Phone: (07) 5592 2250

Address: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD 4218

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Mercure Gold Coast Resort

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The Mercure Resort was a popular Christmas Day lunch options for families, offering a buffet lunch specifically designed for children. The venue served plenty of traditional flavours alongside live entertainment and more. Prices started from $139 per person – visit the website for potential announcements for a 2021 Christmas Lunch.

Phone: (07) 5555 7700

Address: 64 Palm Meadows Dr, Carrara QLD 4211

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Hyde Paradiso

You are welcome at Hyde Paradiso for breakfast on Christmas Day 2021. They will be serving their normal A La Carte Breakfast Menu which can be found online or in the venue. Choose from the below times for your 1.5 hour sitting: – 6:30am – 8:00am – 9:30am -11am (Strict 1 hour sitting as the venue will be closed at midday).

Phone: (07) 5635 5700

Address: 8 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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The Best Places to Have Christmas Lunch on the Gold Coast with Kids

The Gold Coast is home to an endless stream of restaurants open on Christmas Day, allowing families to sit back, relax, and enjoy each other’s presence as opposed to cooking and cleaning for the entire day. Plus, with the variety available, there’s something to suit everyone.

Ranging from traditional seafood and roasted meats to international cuisines, everyone is sure to be satisfied. If you’re on the hunt for some fresh Christmas lunch venues this year, consider stopping by one of these restaurants.

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