The Best Places to have Christmas Lunch on the Gold Coast with Kids | UPDATED 2021

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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 2021

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 $175 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 2021

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 $45 for adults, $20 for 8-12 and $15 for kids aged 4 to 7 years.

Phone: (07) 5532 1155

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

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Cucina Vivo 2021 | SOLD OUT

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, $125 for kids between 5 and 12 years, and children under 4 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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Sea World Cruises 2021

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 are $199 for adults, $99 for kids and under 2s are free.

Phone: (07) 5539 9299

Address: 58 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Garden Kitchen And Bar 2021 | SOLD OUT

To be confirmed for 2021: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 2021 | SOLD OUT

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 2021

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 $125, $84, and $25, 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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Mirage Grand Ballroom 2021

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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Palazzo Versace 2021

To be confirmed for 2021: 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 TBC. 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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The Island Gold Coast 2021

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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Currumbin Beach Viking SLSC

To be confirmed for 2021: 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 TBC. 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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QT Ballroom

To be confirmed for 2021: 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 [Prices TBC].

Phone: (07) 5584 1200

Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Gold Coast QLD 4217

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Four Winds

To be confirmed for 2021: 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

To be confirmed for 2021: 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 | TEMPORARILY CLOSED

To be confirmed for 2021: They served their 2020 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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To be confirmed for 2021: 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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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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