The Best Places to have Christmas Lunch on the Gold Coast with Kids | UPDATED 2022

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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 – TBC for 2022

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 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (07) 5526 5033

Address: 2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

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Southport Sharks – TBC for 2022

The Southport Sharks was open for Christmas lunch for the first time, 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 – TBC for 2022

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 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 – TBC for 2022

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 202- TBC for 2022

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 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 – TBC for 2022

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 – TBC for 2022

Also situated within the QT Hotel, the Bazaar is offering a variety of classic Christmas dishes to families. This year, 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 Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (07) 5584 1238

Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Mirage Grand Ballroom – TBC for 2022

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 Christmas lunch.

Phone: (07) 5577 0000

Address: 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

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Palazzo Versace – TBC for 2022

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 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 – TBC for 2022

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 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 – TBC for 2022

The Currumbin SLSC are hosting a Christmas Day Buffet Breakfast & Seafood Buffet Lunch. The Buffet Breakfast runs from 7:30am-10am and includes a selection of your hot Breakfast favourites, cereals, fresh fruit & Pastries. The seafood buffet lunch includes a selection of the freshest & finest seafood, hot & cold meats, salads, sides, desserts & a 3 hours drinks package.

Phone: (07) 5534 2932

Address: 741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin QLD 4223

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QT Gold Coast – TBC for 2022

There are three dining options for a Gold Coast Christmas Lunch at the QT. There is also the option for a Christmas breakfast or dinner.

Experience a masterclass in culinary delights with Yamagen’s indulgent 7-course degustation menu fit for Santa himself. The menu features a range of Japanese seafood dishes with a Christmas twist.

Wanting an intimate lunch with the family opening presents and cheering to the festivities whilst saving yourself for a big Chrissy feast? You will get to overindulge on roasted meats, fresh seafood and decadent desserts and of course, a Christmas lunch wouldn’t be complete without a glass of something naughty, so there’ll be a free-flowing three-hour beverage package.

Finally, enjoy a Christmas feast on your balcony if stay at QT.

Phone: (07) 5584 1200

Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Gold Coast QLD 4217

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Four Winds – TBC for 2022

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 Christmas Day lunch.

Phone: (07) 5592 9906

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

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Critique – TBC for 2022

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa will once again host the ultimate seafood indulgence for Christmas Day. Included is a festive seafood buffet lunch with lobsters, live cooking stations, a 3-hour premium beverage package including Moet Champagne, live entertainment, face painting and a visit from Santa. Lunch runs from 12pm – 3pm and will cost adults $365, children (5 – 12 years) $150 and children (3 – 4 years) $50.

Phone: (07) 5592 9800

Address: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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Room 81 – TBC for 2022

They served their 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 – TBC for 2022

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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 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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