Here’s the best Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022 from breakfast to dinner, with vegan, vegetarian, and Christmas High Tea . Use this guide to find your perfect Christmas breakfast or Christmas lunch, from fabulous feasts to family friendly and budget-friendly options. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives so all the family can sit at the table to enjoy 2022 Brisbane Christmas dining together, are highlighed.  Because some of us need to catch up for a Christmas celebration how about a festive feast before the day? If you’d rather eat at home, there are also some fabulous take away options.

For a taste of an authentic Brisbane Christmas, walk through Brisbane Arcade off the Queen Street Mall, which is the city’s oldest and grandest shopping arcade.  It’s been spectacularly decorated for the season with plenty of sparkles, 4000 metres of lights, candy canes and garlands, a myriad of trees, 44 wreaths and a reindeer named Rosie. There’s a Christmas marketplace in the arcade on December 2 and 3.

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Best Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022

There is no doubt that planning, shopping, preparing and serving Christmas food at home involves a lot of hard work, usually by a select few. If you want to skip the fuss and go straight to the eating, use this guide to help find the right venue for your friends and family.  There are options for all budgets, tricky dietary requirements and family-friendly events.

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Christmas High Tea at Belle Epoque

Christmas High Tea

Who says Christmas dining in Brisbane in 2022 has to be lunch or dinner? Why not a high tea before things start to get really crazy?  Here are three Christmas High Tea options.

Raise your Pinkie High Tea

Enjoy an elegant high tea at heritage-listed Wolston Farmhouse tea rooms. There’s champagne on arrival, a Christmas high tea and a choice of three teas or plunger coffee. A 19th century gen, Wolston dates back to 1852 and is Brisbane’s oldest surviving farmhouse. You’ll find it at Grindle Road, Wacol.

When: December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 and 18.  Morning session 10am, Afternoon session 12 noon.

Cost: $50.15 for members, $59 for adults, $39.50 for children.

Bookings: Wolston House

W Brisbane

W Brisbane has a Festive High Tea offering throughout December featuring a seasonal spin on sweet and savoury goodies, complete with a DIY Gingerbread House! It’s the perfect excuse to get glammed up and kick off the festive season in the hotel’s eclectic Living Room Bar, guests will indulge in savoury starters like Queensland wagyu pie with Spanish onion and port wine jus and Smoked trout in shortcrust pastry with heirloom cherry tomatoes and dill mayo, all curated by Head Pastry Chef Teo using the best locally sourced produce. Dig into a delicious menu of sweet delights like Black Forest Christmas baubles, Gingerbread Mousse with almond joconde sandwich, and Pistachio Wreath with lemon olive oil sponge and basil gel,  and a festive classic scone with vanilla nutmeg and rosemary, served with jam and cream.

Sip the afternoon away on a selection of TBAR tea and barista-made coffee, champagne or cocktails like the First White Christmas made with Absolut vanilla vodka, Frangelico, Macadamia nut orgeat and aromatic bubble. DJs will take to the decks on Saturday afternoons from pm till late to bring the festive vibes to life.

There will also be a Holiday High Tea on Christmas Day featuring the festive high tea delicacies alongside an endless 2hr festive cocktails package (featuring the SPRITZMAS – Chandon Garden Spritz, Grapefruit Gin, Cranberry Syrup, Lime Reduction, Rosemary), and live DJ music from 11 am – 5 pm.

A separate menu will be available for children aged 3 to 12 years.

When: Until 24 December

Cost:    From $65 per person

Bookings: Open Table

Belle Epoque

Indulge in all your Christmas favourites across three delightful tiers with Belle Epoque’s special Christmas High Tea. Try Smoked Turkey and Cranberry Chutney on Charcoal Brioche, Gingerbread Crème Brulee, Snowman Macarons and Mini Fruit Mince Pies and pair your savouries and sweets with a range of craft teas or elevate the experience with a glass of Champagne. You can also make your Christmas table look picture perfect with take-home treats from Belle Epoque like Reindeer Yule Logs ($12), a delicately crafted Gingerbread House ($45) or Chocolate Advent Calendars ($25). There are also Christmas Cookies ($35) that you don’t have to save for Santa! One is never enough of Belle Epoque’s signature Fruit Mince Pies.

When: From November 21

Where: Belle Epoque, Emporium South Bank, Grey Street, South Bank. Read the Ed+bK review on Belle Epoque

Cost: $70 per person

Bookings: Belle Epoque

Dandelion & Driftwood Merry Christmas High Tea

If you love classic Michael Bublè and High Tea, you’ll love the Dandelion & Driftwood Christmas High Tea!  D&D will offer a Christmas version of their highly acclaimed High Tea and invite guests to dress up in their favourite festive fashion and ‘strut your stuff’ with a delicious High Tea at Dandelion & Driftwood.

When: From November 21

Where: Dandelion & Driftwood, 20 Doncaster Street, Hendra.

Cost: $70 per person

Bookings: Dandelion & Driftwood Read Eat drink and be Kerry’s review on Dandelion & Driftwood

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Pre Christmas dining in Brisbane 2022

Sometimes it can be complicated to get the family together close to Christmas. However, there are places where you can enjoy a Christmas feast with friends and family before the big day.

Lennons Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a delicious festive buffet in the lead-up to Christmas at Lennons Restaurant & Bar. You’ll dine on a range of salads, roast turkey and glazed ham, a selection of hot items, and a choice of Christmas pudding, cherry trifle or fresh fruit salad for dessert.

When: 11.30 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday, from November 28 to December 23.

Where: Lennons Bar & Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 72 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Cost: $49 per person

Bookings: Lennons Restaurant & Bar

NOTA Festive Feast

NOTA has pre-Christmas feasts at two price levels. The menu includes oysters, caviar tart, charcuterie, beef carpaccio, burrata, spanner crab pasta and toasted pandoro, with extra treats for the more expensive menu.

When: December 20 – 31.

Where: Nota, 224 Given Terrace, Paddington.

Cost: $80 or $105 per person

Bookings: NOTA  Read Eat drink+ be Kerry’s review on NOTA.

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Christmas Eve – Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022

In some countries, Christmas Eve is the traditional time to gather together.  Here are some great Christmas Eve dining options in Brisbane.

Voco Brisbane CBD

Voco Brisbane offers two or three-course options for Christmas Eve Dinner.  The menu includes Horseradish beef carpaccio, Seared scallop, Pancetta, Caramelised cauliflower puree, baked Goat’s cheese, Ratatouille.  There’s traditional glazed ham and Christmas turkey with pistachio stuffing, Macadamia & herb crusted lamb rack, Spiced pumpkin puree, Butternut squash, Tasmanian salmon
For dessert, you can enjoy Christmas pudding with Brandy cream fraiche and maple ice cream, Pavlova or Chocolate tart.

Where: voco Brisbane City Centre, 85 -87 North Quay, Brisbane.

Cost: 2 courses $80 per person, Three courses $99 per person.

Reservations:  Voco Brisbane City Centre.

Vintaged Bar and Grill

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Vintaged Restaurant, starting with a glass of sparkling on arrival and a seasonal produce menu from Executive Chef Dario Fiorino. Expect sustainable seafood, locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables, and Australian beef. The two-course children’s menu includes a gift and activity for each child.

When: 6 pm – 9 pm

Where: Hilton Hotel, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.

Cost: $175 per person, children 5 – 12 years $65

Reservations:  Vintaged Bar and Grill

The Courthouse

Christmas Eve has been a beautiful tradition at The Courthouse for decades. This year it starts at 5:30 pm with drinks and canapés in the garden. There will be beautiful Christmas Carollers and Santa may even pay a visit! The three-course dinner includes a four-hour drink package.

When:  5.30 pm

Where:  The Courthouse, 1 Paxton Street, Cleveland

Cost: $188 per person, children up to 17 years $125, children up to 12 years with a children’s menu $65.

Reservations: The Courthouse

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Providoor

Delivering right up to Christmas Eve, Providoor is a service that brings food from Brisbane’s best restaurants to your doorstep.  The food arrives ready for you to finish off by heating, assembling and plating. They have a range of Christmas spreads including a Christmas Family Hamper Box from Nota, Turducken Family Christmas Feast from Clarence, a seafood feast from Siffredi’s, and a seven-dish signature banquet from Three Blue Ducks.

Nota’s Christmas Family Hamper for four people includes a Brillat-Savarin Cheese with Condiments and Crackers, a quarter Christmas Ham, four Confit Duck Leg with Lentils, Carrot Pureé and Jus, and a box of Artys Marshmallows.

You can also go for a non-traditional Asian-style banquet from Donna Chang or Emily Yeoh.

TIP:  These options are likely to sell out so get in quick!

Where: Delivered to your home and designed to be eaten within 24 hours.

Cost: Prices start at $160 for two and vary according to the package and restaurant.

Orders:  Providoor – Christmas Day orders close at 4 pm on December 23.

Treasury Brisbane Christmas Hamper

This fabulous idea from Treasury Brisbane is for those who want to dine at home on Christmas Day but don’t want to cook. two delectable hampers to choose from. Feast on Christmas classics like baked ham, roast turkey, beef striploin, desserts, and more. Craving an array of Southeast Asian flavours? Our Taste of Asia festive hamper includes delectable dishes like crispy pork belly, whole Peking duck with pancakes, and sweet and sour prawns, and that’s just the start!  You can also make this Christmas extra special with our optional seafood upgrade. T All the prepared food will be served in ready to heat/serve containers. A chill box will keep the food fresh to travel within the local area. Re-heating instructions will be provided.

When: Pick up Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24, between 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Where: Pick up from Treasury Hotel, 130 William Street, Brisbane City.

Cost: From $115 per person, for a minimum of four. The optional seafood upgrade of fresh, locally sourced prawns is available for $25 per person.

Orders: Treasury Brisbane before Friday, December 16

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Christmas Day Breakfast 2022

A breakfast celebration is a great option on Christmas Day.  It gets everyone together before the day gets messy, and it’s kinder on the budget.  Here are some great Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022 breakfast options.

Brisbane Marriott

When the big day arrives, the team at Brisbane Marriott have created a Christmas Day offering with a themed buffet breakfast complete with iced eggnog and other festive treats to suit every palate. There are two sittings.

When: 7am to 8.30 am and 9am to 11 am

Where: Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Cost: $85 Adult, $45 Child

Reservations: Brisbane Marriott 7 am – 8:30 am, Brisbane Marriott 9 am – 11 am

Vintaged Bar and Grill

Start Christmas Day at Vintaged Restaurant with your Christmas favourites, including seasonal fruit, cereals, yoghurts, fruit mince pies and fresh pastries.  There will be Christmas ham and sliced turkey breast from the hot buffet.

When: 7 am  – 10 am

Where: Hilton Hotel, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.

Cost: $75 per person, children 5 – 12 years $35

Reservations:  Vintaged Bar and Grill

Voco Brisbane City Centre

Voco Brisbane City Centre has a hot and cold breakfast menu on Christmas Day for 100 guests only, so get in quick! The menu includes cereals, yoghurts and fruit, with Christmas specials of glazed ham, Panettone, gingerbread pancakes, cinnamon butter and mince pies. The hot buffet includes all your favourite breakfast foods.

*Gluten-free options *Vegan options

Where: voco Brisbane City Centre, 85 -87 North Quay, Brisbane.

Cost: $49 per person,

Reservations:  Voco Brisbane City Centre

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Brisbane Christmas Dining 2022 priced over $170 pp Christmas Lunch

Here is a selection of Christmas lunch options priced from $170 per person. Enjoy your Christmas dining in Brisbane 2022

The Inchcolm by Ovolo

The Inchcolm has a very special three course shared lunch menu with all the festive trimmings. On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome Martini in homage to a bygone era served with comté gougères, a golden choux pastry enveloped with alpine gruyere cheese flecked with smoked Olsson salt and paprika. Next is a serving of softly whipped cod roe blinis with sour cream for that true touch of glamour.

Be seated to an entreé of freshly cured kingfish dressed with pickled carrots, dill oil and bottarga and a serving of turkey ‘tonnato’ over rocket, grissini,capers and shaved parmesanFor the main star of the show, an entire roasted lamb rump is served with sides of fregola and roasted carrots. For the pescatarians and fish lovers, the second main course showcases seared Ora King salmon with a fricassee of shellfish accompanied by a Champagne and chive emulsion. For dessert, let your sweet tooth devour a truly luxe European offering of vanilla and date bruleé served with pillowy honey madeleines, or the ginger and passionfruit trifle, paired with almond biscotti. Complementary petit fours are the perfect accompaniment to a Christmas cocktail.

When: Reservations from 12pm to 4pm

Where: Ovolo Inchcolm, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane

Cost: $299 per person / Children under 12 years $269 per child

Bookings: Ovolo Inchcolm 

Tillerman

Remove the hassle this Christmas and replace it with views, an incredible shared banquet and absolutely no work required at Tillerman. There is a six or eight-course banquet.

When: 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Tillerman, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Cost: Six courses $175 per person, eight-course $235 per person.

Bookings: Tillerman

Lennons Restaurant & Bar

Spend a Christmas lunch at Lennons Restaurant & Bar, feasting on a delicious buffet with live music and a visit from Santa.  Drinks package available.

*Family friendly

When: 12 pm to 3 pm

Where: Lennons Restaurant and Bar, Hyatt Regency Brisbane, 72 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Cost: Adult Food & Beverage Package $249pp, Adult Food Package $179pp, Kids Package (6 – 12 years) $69pp, Little Ones Package (2 – 5 years) $25pp

Bookings: Lennons Restaurant and Bar

Moda Restaurant

Moda has a Christmas Day lunch with a seafood platter, a choice of mains, sides and dessert.  There’s also a glass of N.V. Cava Mas Pere Brut Penedes Cataluna on arrival.  A children’s menu is available for ages two to 12 years, and dietary requirements will be catered for.

When: from 11.30 am

Where: Moda, The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace Brisbane

Cost: $199 per person.

Bookings: Moda

Signature, Emporium Hotel

Celebrate the season with a gift best shared, food and wine with five courses and an array of fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce presented with a Signature twist. From Moreton Bay Bug with zucchini, jus gras and Brook Trout caviar in herb oil to 2GR Wagyu Tri Tip with turnip, spring onion, roasted coral cauliflower and asparagus, finishing with summer’s best Mango and White Chocolate Parfait. In line with each course, adults can indulge in a wine pairing featuring 90+ point wines from leading producers such as Bollinger, William Fèvre and Penfolds. A local and international beer pairing can be substituted for those with a palate more suited for hops. Adding to the festive cheer, enjoy the luxury of a visit from the one and only Santa Claus.

*family friendly

When: 12.30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: Emporium Hotel, 267 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Cost: $280 Adult, $190 Under 18, $140 Under 12, and Free Under 2

Reservations: Emporium Hotel

Brisbane Marriott

If iconic 5-star hotel offerings are your thing, you can’t go past the Christmas Day lunch or dinner, where Executive Chef Peter Iwancyzk will be showcasing a seven-course degustation menu featuring local produce celebrating the taste of Christmas, complete with a beverage package with suggested wine pairings to complement each course. There’s live entertainment and a gift for each child, plus a visit from Santa himself.

Tastes include spiced butternut tart with chorizo and smoked ricotta topped with pomegranate, cherry wood smoked chicken, Queensland mango and coconut salad, ocean king prawns, traditional Christmas turkey and pork medallion and mini Christmas pudding topped with brandied crème and macadamia and cherry and dark chocolate ice cream. The Kid’s menu is five courses and a present from Santa, including the famous Marriott bear!

*Family friendly

When: 12noon to 2.30 pm

Where: Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Cost: $299 Adult, $149 Child

Reservations: Brisbane Marriott 

C’est Bon

It’s a shared Christmas menu at C’est Bon, starting with a Queensland crab éclair, French onion, Molasses brioche cultured butter and Whipped trout rillette. Mains are Schultz Christmas pork or Mum’s heritage chicken with all the trimmings. For dessert, Queensland mango Ile flottante with spiced anglaise or Cherry Ripe Choux. A glass of French bubbles is included.

Where: C’est Bon, 609/611 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Cost: $175 pp

Reservations: C’est Bon

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Celebrate with your loved ones in the light & leafy surroundings of Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, one of the top-rated restaurants in Brisbane on Tripadvisor. It’s a shared menu with a surprise visit from Santa with gifts for the kids, and a three-hour beverage package.

*Vegan menu available

When: 12 noon until 3 pm,

Where: 38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane.

Cost: Adult $250,  Child (6-12) $80 * Vegan menu $140 per person

Reservations: Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Darling & Co

Expect a lavish Christmas Day Seafood Lunch Buffet at Darling & Co with a divine selection of fresh seafood as well as a range of all-time delicious Christmas favourites and mouth-watering desserts. Cold seafood includes Mooloolaba prawns, South Australian oysters, scallop ceviché and cured Atlantic salmon accompanied with seafood sauces. There’s a carving station with ham, beef, snapper, chicken, potatoes and gourmet salad. Dessert is a seasonal fruit and assorted petit dessert platter to share for the table. A drink on arrival is included.

When: 12 noon to 2.30 pm

Where: Darling & Co, 157 Given Terrace, Paddington.

Cost: $159 per person, Child 11 – 15 years $79, Child 6 – 10 years $49

Reservations:  Darling & Co

Regatta Hotel

The Regatta Hotel’s infamous seafood buffet is back with a three-hour beverage package on Level 1.

When: 12 noon to 3 pm

Where: The Regatta Hotel, 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong

Cost: $185 per person, Child 12 – 17 years $70, Child 4 – 11 years $45

Reservations:  Regatta Hotel

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

Create special memories with a Christmas Day Lunch at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. The four-course, festive-inspired set menu has been designed to please everyone in the family. It starts with shared freshly baked bread rolls, Antipasto sopressa, prosciutto, marinated vegetables, olives, parmesan, and grissini. The individual entrees include Prawns & Moreton Bay Bugs gem lettuce, grilled nectarine & cocktail sauce. The main meal is individual Roasted porchetta, apple & raisin stuffing with shared sides of roast pumpkin, carrots, roast potatoes & mixed leaf salad.  Dessert is pavlova with seasonal fruits. Prices include sparkling champagne on arrival, a three-hour beverage package, a special appearance from Santa with gifts for the children, and Christmas Carolers.

*family-friendly

When: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm

Where: Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, 33 Caxton Street Brisbane.

Cost: $220 per person, Child 12 – 17 years $115, Child 6 – 11 years $75

Reservations:  Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

voco Brisbane City Centre

voco Brisbane offers a glass of sparkling n arrival with fresh seafood, salads, charcuterie, soup, a hot selection and carvery.  Desserts include Australian cheese, a lolly buffet, Christmas pudding with brandy anglaise, Portuguese tarts, mini chocolate churros, mini boutique lamingtons, green tea frangipane, boysenberry friend, chocolate almond brownie, fruit mince pies, tiramisu, stollen, plus and ice cream station.

Where: voco Brisbane City Centre, 85 -87 North Quay, Brisbane.

Cost: $190 per person

Reservations:  voco Brisbane City Centre

Balfour Kitchen & Bar

It’s an Australian-style Christmas Lunch at stylish Balfour Kitchen & Bar in the boutique luxury Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm. Lunch starts with Lemon myrtle damper, cultured butter, and Murray river pink salt. Next is Charred king prawns, poblano and garlic butter, Tang sui chicken wings and Spanner crab cocktail, chilli, mango, macadamia, cucumber, micro mint. The main course is Chicken galantine, speck and sweet corn stuffing, dripping gravy, ten spice barramundi, grapefruit, pickles, herbs, condiments, Heirloom tomato, mozzarella, chive oil, Thai basil, croutons, Crispy duck fat truffle potatoes, Buttered beans with toasted almonds and fried garlic and Coconut and kombu rice.  You’ll finish with Pandan and coconut pavlova, passionfruit chantilly, cherries, berries, mint and Rum balls.

When: 12.30  noon

Where: 37 Balfour St, New Farm, Brisbane

Cost: $225  per person, children under 13 years $75.

Reservations:  Spicers Balfour

Treasury Brisbane

Start this three-hour festive buffet lunch with a glass of Moët Chandon Brut served to the table on arrival. Executive Chef Steven Jones has curated a menu inspired by Treasury Brisbane’s Restaurants of the past –  Blackjacks, Marco Polo, Café 21, Pastano’s and restaurants of now – The Lab, Mei Wei, Fat Noodle, Kitchen at Treasury and Will & Flow. Also on offer will be traditional festive offerings and the ever-popular array of seafood. Visit from Santa Claus with a gift for the children aged 12 & under is included along with complimentary parking, Christmas theming and carolers.

*Family friendly

When: 12 noon – 3 pm First Sitting, 1 pm to 4 pm Second Sitting.

Where: 159 William Street, Brisbane

Cost: $299  per person, children 2 – 12 years $152, 13 – 17 years $259

Reservations:  Treasury Brisbane

Sofitel

When: 12 noon – 3 pm

Where: 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane

Cost: $310  per person, children 8 – 12 years $100, 4 – 17 years $80

Reservations:  Sofitel Brisbane Central

Vintaged Bar and Grill

Celebrate Christmas at Vintaged Restaurant, starting with a glass of sparkling on arrival, a seafood tower, a choice of main and a dessert buffet from a seasonal produce menu from Executive Chef Dario Fiorino. The two-course children’s menu includes a gift and activity for each child.

*Family friendly

When: 12 noon – 3 pm

Where: 73 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane

Cost: $299 per person, children 5 – 12 years $99

Reservations:  Vintaged Bar and Grill

Olive & Angelo

Celebrate Christmas with friends and family over a decadent 5-course Italian spread at Olive & Angelo, curated by Head Chef Pietro Segalini.

*gluten-free options *dairy free options *vegan options

When: Early and late seating available – 2.5-hour duration

Where: Olive & Angelo, 12 Edward St, BRISBANE

Cost: Adults $225 per person, Children (5-11) $175 per person, Under four free

Reservations: Olive & Angelo

Plates Restaurant

Located inside View Hotel on Kingsford Smith Drive, Christmas lunch includes a seafood buffet, carvery and desserts plus three-hour drinks package. There’s live entertainment and a Christmas gift for children.

*Family friendly

Where: Plates Restaurant, View Brisbane, Cnr Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt Street.

Cost: Adults $225 per person, $160 per teen 13-17 years, $90 per child 5-12 years, children under 3 dine free.

Reservations: View Brisbane

Three Blue Ducks

At Three Blue Ducks, the Christmas menu has been created with the best ethically sourced produce from Queensland and the Northern Rivers of NSW. The menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and a separate vegan menu is available. It comes with a three-hour beverage package.

*Vegan options

Where: Three Blue Ducks, W Brisbane, 81 North Quay, Brisbane

Cost: Adults $295 pp, Teens (13 – 17 years) $175pp Kids 4 – 12 years $90

Reservations: Three Blue Ducks

Walter’s Steakhouse

Start with a seafood platter with oysters, bugs, king prawns, scallops, crabs and finger lines with Walter’s special cocktail sauce.  The mains are Walter’s dry-aged porterhouse and a ballotine of roasted turkey breast. Sides include candied yams, creamed spinach, and salad. Finally, there’s a traditional Christmas pudding for dessert.

When: 11.30 am- 4 pm

Where: Walter’s Steakhouse, Alice Street, Brisbane CBD

Cost: $240 per person

Reservations: Walters Steakhouse

Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar

Travel to Italy for your shared Christmas feast with lunch by the Brisbane River at Popolo with a three-hour drinks package.

When: 11.30 to 2.30 pm

Where: Popolo, River Quay, South Bank

Cost: $275 per person (includes premium drink package)

Reservations: Popolo

Goldfinch

Celebrate with a Christmas lunch extravaganza where you’ll dine on a seafood buffet and roasts on a live carving station with all the trimmings at Goldfinch inside Pullman Brisbane. Plus, you’ll enjoy a visit from Santa and live entertainment while eating. Includes a two-hour beverage package.

When: Two sittings, 11 am until 1 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm

Where: Cnr of Ann & Roma Streets, inside Pullman Brisbane King George Square.

Cost: Adult $289 | Teen (13-17) $149 | Child (5-12) $89

Reservations: Goldfinch Brisbane

Gusto da Gianni

Italian bistro, Gusto da Gianni on the Brisbane River at Portside, Hamilton, has an Italian-themed menu filled with seafood. The starters include beef tartare and salmon roe with egg taglioline with Moreton Bay Bugs for the entree. The main choice is barramundi with clam risotto, lamb cutlets with ratatouille or traditional roast turkey. Dessert is a semifreddo All’Amaretto, Chocolate Namelaka, Coffee Crumble.

Where: Portside Wharf, Hamilton.

Cost: $195 per person

Reservations: Gusto da Gianni

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Brisbane Christmas Dining 2022 under $170 pp for Christmas Day lunch

Enjoy your family gathering at these restaurants where Brisbane Christmas Dining 2022 is available for under $170 per person.

El Camino Caninta

Trade Santa hats for sombreros and traditional Christmas dishes for a turbocharged Tex-Mex feast at El Camino Cantina at South Bank in Brisbane this Christmas Day.Toast the festivities Tex-Mex style with El Camino Cantina’s famous Margaritas, served frozen and on the rocks. Every Christmas Day table will receive complimentary tortilla chips and salsas, as well as colourful sombreros for celebratory selfies. An a la carte menu of Tex-Mex classic dishes is available, including chicken wings in 13 flavours, four variations of nachos loaded with toppings, chargrilled fajitas served on a sizzling hotplate with all the Tex-Mex trimmings, and 10 choices of tacos. But the pieza de resistencia is the generous Tex-Mex Fiesta, which includes a two-hour drinks package of signature margaritas, beers, wines, and soft drinks.

When: From 12 noon with last bookings at 2.45 pm

Where: Available at El Camino Cantina Queensland locations: Bowen Hills, South Bank, Chermside, Sunshine Plaza on the Sunshine Coast, and Robina and Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

Cost: $89 per person

Bookings: El Camino Cantina

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Celebrate Christman with a Vegan menu in the light & leafy surroundings of Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, one of the top-rated restaurants in Brisbane on Tripadvisor, with a three-hour beverage package.

*Vegan menu

When: 12 noon until 3 pm,

Where: 38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane.

Cost:  $140 per person

Reservations: Novotel Brisbane South Bank

One Fish Two Fish

Enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes at One Fish Two Fish with a seven-course meal that includes oysters, Mooloolaba prawns, Balmain Bugs and reef fish. There is also an option for non-seafood lovers and vegan dishes.  The children’s menu includes a choice of meals.

When: 12 noon to 3 pm

Where: One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point

Cost: $149 per person, Children $39pp 2 to 5 years, $49 pp 5 to 12 years.

Reservations: One Fish Two Fish

Darling & Co

Expect a selection of fresh Queensland seafood, cold seafood, Mooloolaba prawns, South Australian oysters, scallop ceviché & cured Atlantic salmon accompanied with seafood sauces, a carving station and all-time delicious Christmas favourites and mouth-watering desserts at the Darling & Co lunch buffet in the heart of Paddington.

When: 11:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Where: 167 Given Terrace, Paddington.

Cost: Adults $159pp | 11-15years $79pp | 6-10years $49pp | Kids under 5 eat free. Vegan Option $79pp

Reservations: Darling & Co

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

One for seafood lovers! Gambaro offers a four-course lunch with a three-hour beverage package.  There will be a guest appearance, Christmas carollers and presents from Santa.

*Family friendly

When: 11.30 am – 3.30 pm

Where: Gambaro, Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace

Cost: $220 per person, Children 12-17yrs $115 per child, 6-11yrs $75 per child, 0-5yrs free

Reservations: Gambaro

Mary Mae’s

Right next to the Brisbane River at the Powerhouse, New Farm, Mary Mae’s has a true Christmas feast planned. It starts with a glass of sparkling on arrival and continues with a four-course shared feast.

When: 11.30am–1.30 pm and 2.30 pm–4.30 pm

Where: Mary Mae’s, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

Cost: $130 per person, Children 5 – 12 years $50

Reservations: Mary Mae’s

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Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022

Christmas Day dinner dining

Save your Christmas celebrations until the end of the day and celebrate with a fabulous feast with friends and family at these restaurants.

Brisbane Marriott

If iconic 5-star hotel offerings are just your thing, you can’t go past the Christmas Day lunch or dinner, where Executive Chef Peter Iwancyzk will be showcasing a seven-course degustation menu featuring local produce celebrating the taste of Christmas complete with a beverage package with suggested wine pairings to complement each course. There’s live entertainment and a gift for each child, plus a visit from Santa himself.

Tastes include spiced butternut tart with chorizo and smoked ricotta topped with pomegranate, cherry wood smoked chicken, Queensland mango and coconut salad, ocean king prawns, traditional Christmas turkey and pork medallion and mini Christmas pudding topped with brandied crème and macadamia and cherry and dark chocolate ice cream. The kid’s menu is five courses and a present from Santa, including the famous Marriott bear!

*Family friendly

When: 6 pm to 10 pm

Where: Brisbane Marriott, 515 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Cost: $249 Adult, $129 Child

Bookings: Brisbane Marriott

Goldfinch

Celebrate with a Christmas lunch extravaganza where you’ll dine on a seafood buffet and roasts on a live carving station with all the trimmings at Goldfinch inside Pullman Brisbane. Plus, you’ll enjoy a visit from Santa and live entertainment while eating. Includes a two-hour beverage package.

When: 7 pm until 9 pm

Where: Cnr of Ann & Roma Streets, inside Pullman Brisbane King George Square.

Cost: Adult $289 | Teen (13-17) $149 | Child (5-12) $89

Reservations: Goldfinch Brisbane

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Celebrate with your loved ones in the light & leafy surroundings of Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, one of the top-rated restaurants in Brisbane on Tripadvisor. It’s a dinner buffet a three-hour beverage package.

When: 6 pm until 9 pm,

Where: 38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane.

Cost: Adult $210,  Child (6-12) $50, children (2 – 5) $10

Reservations: Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Christmas Day Lunch 2022 out of the city

When you want to get out of the city for a Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022 treat, here are some restaurants where you’ll be delighted by the food.

The Tamarind, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Enjoy Christmas Lunch at The Tamarind in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at Spicers Tamarind Retreat with an Asian-inspired banquet lunch.

Surrounded by lush rainforest and stunning gardens, The Tamarind is the perfect place to spend your Christmas Day.

When: 12 noon to 2.30 pm

Where: The Tamarind, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny,

Cost: $179 per adult, $85 per child under 12 years

Reservations: Spicers Retreats

Homage Restaurant, Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester

Spend Christmas the way it should be, relaxing with family enjoying delicious food and exquisite wine with renowned Spicers service. Dining at the award-winning Homage Restaurant, enjoy a Christmas banquet with all the trimmings that celebrates locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients.

When: 12noon to 2.30 pm

Where: Homage Restaurant, Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester

Cost: $185 per adult (food only – complete beverage list available), $65 per child

Reservations: Spicers Retreats

The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville

Spend Christmas as it should be, relaxing with family enjoying delicious food and exquisite wine with attentive service. Celebrate with three-course long lunch at Spicers Clovelly Estate‘s award-winning restaurant, The Long Apron. The Long Apron is a highly awarded modern French restaurant in Montville that takes diners on a gastronomic journey, epitomising culinary creativity and sharing a love of food and wine.

When: 12noon to 2.30 pm

Where: The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate, 38-68 Balmoral Rd, Montville

Cost: Four Course Long Lunch $200 per adult (food only – full beverage list available), $75 per child under 13yo for 2 Course Lunch including soft drinks

Reservations: Spicers Retreats

 

Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022

Christmas in the kitchen

Even when someone else is doing the hard work for your Christmas Dining in Brisbane 2022, you can still have some Christmas fun at home.  Here are some of my favourite Christmas recipes to make and enjoy before and after your big day out!