If you’d rather leave the hard work to someone else and relax with Christmas Day Restaurant dining in Brisbane, here are your choices.

Christmas Day Restaurant dining in the CBD

Thomson’s Reserve, The New Inchcolm Hotel, Spring Hill

Expect a decadent three course menu for Christmas Day served in the intimate surrounds and art deco style of Thomson’s Reserve Restaurant. Head Chef Anthony Hales has prepared a menu with a gourmet twist on the traditional Christmas fare. Guests will enjoy a shared platter entree of fresh prawns and oysters on arrival. Main course features rolled porchetta, a delicious pork belly stuffed with pancetta, onion and spices and served with sautéed kale and mustard, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Finishing with dessert of apple ribbons with raisin and cinnamon, dressed in Pedro caramel, gelato and pistachio crumb.  It comes with a three-hour beverage package including premium local Australian wines, selected by Restaurant Manager Charles O’Reilly.

Cost: is $189.00 per person including three course menu and three hour beverage package. Children’s menu available on request.

Bookings: 3226 8888 or events@inchcolm.com.au

Sake Restaurant & Bar

Forget a Christmas Day restaurant event and enjoy the innovative Japanese food on Sake’s a la carte menu for lunch or dinner on Christmas Day at Eagle Street Pier.  Here’s a closer look at Sake.

Bookings: Sake Restaurant

Bavarian Bier Café

The Bavarian Bier Café is open for a la carte on Christmas Day and has feasting menus for larger groups – see the top image. There is also a limited-edition Christmas sharing platter that includes a rack of coffee-rubbed pork ribs with BBQ sauce, whole roast chicken, hotlink sausages, pepper Kielbasa, mac and cheese balls, mash and gravy balls (that’s right, one-bite mouth-poppers of mashed potato and gravy), bier jus and salad. It’s $36.

Bookings: Bavarian Bier Cafe

Mercure Brisbane’s MRepublic Restaurant

Guests are invited to relax, dine and take in views of the Brisbane River at MRepublic Restaurant at Mercure Brisbane this Christmas. The day has been planned especially just for the young at heart, including a Christmas buffet lunch with live music and a cocktail on arrival. This is an opportunity for guests to treat themselves and their loved ones to a buffet of seafood, traditional favourites, desserts.

Cost: Three hour premium beverage package, priced from $199* per adult.

Bookings: (07) 3237 2447, email h1750-sb3@accor.com or visit www.mercurebrisbane.com.au

Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Guests are invited to celebrate Christmas in style this year with Pullman Brisbane. On the day, guests will enjoy a feast in the luxurious surrounds of Pullman Brisbane’s Presidential Ballroom with a seafood buffet, drinks and entertainment to help everyone relax and enjoy Christmas Day with family and friends. There’s something for everybody, and even a special guest appearance from Santa.

Time: from 11 am

Cost: $195 per adult for the Presidential Ballroom Seafood Buffet and special pricing is available for teens and children.

Bookings: 07 3222 1199 or visit www.pullmanbrisbanekgs.com.au.



Enjoy a paleo friendly seafood buffet in Asana restaurant that also includes a three-hour beverage package.  This restaurant is on the ground level of Capri by Fraser in Albert Street.

Time: 12:30pm

Cost: Adults $169. Teen $60, Child $35.

Booking: Online

Treasury, CBD

For the Treasury Hotel’s grand Christmas Day Buffet the culinary team have curated an indulgent festive menu featuring the freshest locally-sourced seafood, international cuisines, hot and cold dishes, sweet treats and all your Christmas favourites.

Time: First seating – 12.00pm – 3.00pm, Second seating – 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Price: Adults $265pp, Young Adults (13-17 years) $195pp, Children (5-12 years) $135pp, Children four years and under are free

Bookings: online



Embrace the stylish French aesthetics and charming spirit of Art de Noël as Sofitel Brisbane Central transforms into a festive wonderland in harmony with the ‘A Christmas Melody’ theme. THYME² Restaurant lunch includes a sensational selection of fresh local seafood and an abundance of traditional Christmas dishes, including turkey, ham and gourmet roasted vegetables and more. Live entertainment will keep the young amused and special guest of the day, Santa Claus, will be visiting children with a special gift!

Time: 12pm to 3pm

Cost: Adults $268, children $129

Bookings: Sofitel

Stamford Plaza

Enjoy an evening Brisbane Christmas celebration and The Brasserie’s magical Brisbane river backdrop. The Christmas buffet offers fresh seafood, traditional roasts and accompaniments and a dessert selection that includes Christmas pudding, stollen, a superb cheese selection and more.

Time: The Brasserie on the River from 6.30pm – 10pm

Cost: Adults $229, Teens $129 (13 -17yrs), Children $79 (5 -12yrs) Includes: 3.5 hour premium beverage package for adults, soft drinks and juice for teenagers and children. Entertainment by duo.

Bookings: 07 3100 5749 or restaurantreservations@spb.stamford.com.au


Novotel is offering Christmas breakfast or lunch.  Breakfast includes a full buffet with baked ham, fruit mince pies, stolen and eggnog.

Time: FROM 6:30-11:30AM

Cost: ADULTS: $60pp*, 6-17 YEARS: $25pp*, 0-5 YEARS: FREE OF CHARGE

Bookings: E: H1749-FB10@accor.com | P: 07 3309 3363

Lunch is a buffet in the ballroom with bon bons, a three-hour beverage package and a visit from Santa with gifts for the children. The seating times are staggered.

Time: from 12 noon

Cost: ADULTS $185pp*, 14-17 YEARS $80pp*, 7-13 YEARS $40pp*, 0-6 YEARS FREE OF CHARGE

Bookings: Kirsten Spresser E: H1750-SB3@accor.com | P: 07 3237 2447

Christmas Day Restaurant dining at Southbank


Bacchus Restaurant, Rydges South Bank

Make Christmas Day dinner one to remember at Bacchus with a fresh seafood buffet. Christmas Day dinner includes a selection of favourites including fresh seafood, a carvery, modern and classic hot buffet options, charcuterie station, hand rolled sushi, delicious salads and a range of favourite and festive desserts, created by the Bacchus Restaurant Pastry Chef.

Time: from 5:30pm.

Price: Adults – $125pp, Teenagers – $99pp, Children (5-12years) – $69pp. A three-hour beverage package of wines including Domaine Chandon Brut Watson Family Bacchus Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and the Kaesler Bacchus Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre is available for an additional $75pp.

Bookings: Contact Georgia on 07 3364 0837 or email georgia@bacchussouthbank.com.au

Rydges South Bank

Set in the stunning surrounds of Bacchus Restaurant and the Podium Ballroom of Rydges South Bank, with combination of fabulous food and great family entertainment, the famous Rydges Christmas Day Buffet Lunch offers the perfect family Christmas Day restaurant dining and there’s no cleaning up afterwards!

Rydges Christmas Day feast features an impressive selection of favourites – fresh seafood in custom-created ice pool station, a succulent carvery and modern and classic hot buffet options. There will be a charcuterie station, hand rolled sushi by the resident Sushi Chef, an interactive salad station and a stunning range of favourite and festive desserts created by the Bacchus Pastry Chef plus a three-hour drinks package. Entertainment will include live music from guitar duo Moment’s Notice and Fairy Duo for the children. Expect a surprise visit from Santa and his helpers complete with a present for each child.

Time: From 12noon to 3pm

Price: Adults $209 | Teens $109 | Children $79

Bookings: functions_rydgessouthbank@evt.com or phone 07 3364 0852